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January 13, 2015 at 4:01 PM

$250,000 bail for man accused of stabbing on Metro bus

A King County District Court judge found probable cause on Tuesday to hold a 48-year-old man on investigation of assault for allegedly stabbing a stranger for sitting too close to him on a Metro bus on Christmas Eve. David V. Butler was arrested at his Capitol Hill apartment on Monday night and is being held in…

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January 12, 2015 at 5:24 PM

Suspect arrested in stabbing on downtown Seattle bus

Seattle police say they have arrested a man suspected of stabbing another man on a downtown Seattle bus on Dec. 24. The stabbing victim, a man in his 40s, survived the attack. But police said his injuries were life-threatening when he was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Police say the victim entered the Route 132 bus and sat down next…

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January 5, 2015 at 5:54 PM

Police want help ID’ing Metro bus stabber

Seattle police investigators released a photo on Monday of a suspect in the of stabbing a passenger on King County Metro Transit bus on Christmas Eve and asked the public for help identifying the man. Police said detectives retrieved the image from a security camera on the bus. The suspect is black, in his 40s or…

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September 26, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Upthegrove: Metro transit could avoid bus cuts next year

By socking away less money into a bus-replacement fund, King County Metro Transit might be able to preserve some 250,000 hours of annual bus service, instead of cutting it next year. So says Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove of Des Moines, who plans to introduce an amendment to that effect Monday morning — when…

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September 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Metro Transit workers reject wage freeze

King County Metro Transit workers have overwhelmingly rejected a contract offer that would have frozen wages for 2014 and 2015, followed by an inflation-indexed raise in 2016. The count by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587 on Wednesday night was 839 yes, 1,595 no, a pass rate of only 34 percent.  A total 2,434 ballots were…

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September 5, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Shooting grazes woman on Metro bus on Aurora Avenue North

A woman on a King County Metro Transit bus was grazed by gunfire Friday night when someone in a car began shooting at the bus. About 9:30 p.m., there was a disturbance at the bus stop at Aurora Avenue North and North 65th Street. When the southbound bus arrived, two men involved got on. Shortly after, someone started firing at…

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September 2, 2014 at 6:30 PM

King County proposes 48 bus-route reductions for early 2015

King County Executive Dow Constantine issued a new proposal Tuesday for an early-2015 round of Metro bus-service cuts, including 16 routes to be eliminated. An earlier list has been tweaked so cuts would be spread more evenly across the county, and not fall disproportionately on poor communities, his staff said in an announcement. And if Seattle…

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August 14, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Coming soon to Metro: $1.50 low-income bus fare

King County Metro Transit has started laying the groundwork for anywhere between 45,000 and 100,000 low-income residents to get a discounted, $1.50 bus fare beginning in March 2015. The mushy estimate of how many might be eligible speaks to the fact this is relatively uncharted territory. Metro says it’s only the second big U.S. transit agency,…

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June 21, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Saturday Memo: Traffic troubles … Hope Solo arrested … Giddyup for Darrington rodeo

National Weather Service forecast Traffic: Trouble. Among the weekend closures: Highway 520, northbound Alaskan Way Viaduct and Battery Street Tunnel (big backups were frustrating drivers early this afternoon), I-90 express lanes (until 2 p.m. today). Did we mention the street blockages and traffic from the Fremont Fair? King County Metro Transit says more than…

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