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January 3, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Man struck by Metro bus in Sodo this morning

A man was struck and injured by a Metro bus in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood this morning. Medics were called to Fourth Avenue South and South Holgate Street at 6:13 a.m. on a report of an accident, according to the Seattle Fire Department’s online log. King County Metro spokesman Jeff Switzer said a Route 355 bus was heading…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: accident investigation, King County Metro, Seattle Police Department

December 17, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Man shot in legs in Des Moines this morning

A 25-year-old man suspected of shooting a man in Des Moines this morning is being questioned by police. The shooting happened shortly before 11 a.m in the 21900 block of 29th Avenue South, according to police. The victim, a 22-year-old man, told police another man asked him for money. When the victim said he didn’t have any cash he…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, Des Moines Police Department, King County Metro

December 16, 2013 at 1:20 PM

New charge against man accused of robbing Metro passengers

A 19-year-old Seattle man accused of robbing passengers at gunpoint aboard a King County Metro bus on Nov. 25 pleaded not guilty this morning to two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of attempted first-degree robbery. During the arraignment for Trevonnte Brown, King County prosecutors added a new charge of second-degree robbery against the defendant…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: attempt robbery, King County Metro, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

November 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Metro Transit union contract would defer raises to help Metro

A proposed union contract for 4,200 transit workers would defer next year’s raise, to help King County Metro survive funding problems over the next several months. If members approve, cost-of-living increases would be 0, 2 percent, and 2 percent over the next three years, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced at a morning news conference, along with local union…

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0 Comments | More in | Topics: Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587, contract, Dow Constantine

November 8, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Inquest ordered in case of man slain after he shot Metro driver

King County Executive Dow Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of a man killed by Seattle police in August after he shot and wounded a Metro bus driver. Martin Anwar Duckworth, 31, described as a street criminal with a history of drug offenses and mental-health problems, attacked the driver, DeLoy Dupuis, on Aug. 12. Police…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: bus driver, bus shooting, Dan Satterberg

October 23, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Updated: Metro bus driver goes wrong way on I-5 express lanes

UPDATE: 6:38 p.m. | A King County Metro bus driver drove the wrong way onto the Interstate 5 express lanes with an articulated bus full of passengers Wednesday afternoon. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. The Route 41 driver hesitated on the on-ramp near the Northgate Transit Center for a few seconds after passing a clearly marked “Do Not…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: i-5, King County Metro, wrong way

October 23, 2013 at 7:41 AM

All Highway 99 lanes reopen in South Seattle after rollover crash

UPDATE 8:36 a.m | All lanes of Highway 99 at South Lander Street reopened by about 8:30 this morning after a rollover crash shut down the roadway two hours earlier. A Seattle Fire Department spokesman said two people were injured in the  crash and one was hospitalized. ORIGINAL POST Coming from the south? Expect major traffic slowdowns getting…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: crash, highway 99, King County Metro

August 13, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Wounded bus driver was ‘dodging bullets again and again’

One day after he survived a gunman’s bullets, Metro bus driver DeLoy Dupuis says he’s thankful to be alive. Speaking outside his Edgewood home this afternoon, Dupuis, 64, called the shooting “quite an ordeal.” He suffered wounds to his cheek and arm when felon Martin Anwar Duckworth, 31, opened fire around 8:48 a.m. Monday on Dupuis’ Route 27 bus. Depuis…

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July 31, 2013 at 4:03 PM

ORCA milestone: 10K passholders in small-business program

Commute Seattle said Wednesday that it has sold 10,000 transit passes under the ORCA Passport program, to small businesses employing from five to 99 people. Passport allows companies to buy fare cards as an employee benefit at below-retail prices. But the companies must buy a pass for every full-time worker, thus creating new transit users, and…

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0 Comments | More in Government, Traffic & Transit | Topics: King County Metro, ORCA Passport

July 18, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Metro bus ad on Palestinian Authority sparks new debate

Six King County Metro Transit buses have begun carrying advertisements accusing the Palestinian Authority of “calling for a Jew-free state.” And, like a 2010 ad that alleged Israeli war crimes, the hot-button ad is drawing criticism. The new ad, contracted for four weeks by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, says: “The Palestinian Authority Is Calling For A Jew-Free…

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0 Comments | Topics: bus ad, King County Metro

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