A man who was extradited from Montana last year to face charges in connection with the 1996 death of a Kirkland woman pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in King County Superior Court on Friday. Clifford E. Reed, 60, was originally charged with second-degree murder for the slaying of 28-year-old Sandi Johnson, whose skeletal remains were…More
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Kirkland police served two separate warrants today in connection with the slaying of a 28-year-old Kirkland woman in her childhood home last week. Police said the warrants were served to locate additional evidence and several people were detained, although no arrests were made for the homicide. They were served in the 1400 block of 153rd Avenue Northeast in Bellevue…More
Kirkland homicide detectives are investigating the slaying of a 28-year-old Kirkland woman whose body was found Monday by a roommate in their residence in the 9800 block of Northeast 130th Place. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim on Wednesday as Amy Gang and said the cause of death was asphyxia due to strangulation. Police spokesman…More
Six people, including five in a bridal party, were injured Saturday evening in a two-car accident in Kirkland, according to a news release from the Kirkland Police Department. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. in the 13800 block of Juanita Drive, according to police. A southbound vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a northbound vehicle occupied…More
The Associated Press A fire official in the east Seattle suburb of Kirkland said a water main that broke Friday night sent thousands of gallons of water into city streets. KOMO-TV reported the break occurred at about 7 p.m. at Third Avenue and Fifth Street, about two blocks from City Hall. Kirkland Fire Battalion Chief Mike Haschak said…More
A Kirkland woman who was under the influence of alcohol and a prescription drug when her minivan collided head-on with a car occupied by four people, killing an elderly woman, was sentenced this afternoon to nearly 11 years in prison. Kelly Ann Hudson, 43, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving…More
About 2,000 homes in north Kirkland lost power for about half an hour Sunday afternoon. The outage started at about 2 p.m. when a tree limb fell into a power line, said a spokesperson for Puget Sound Energy. Power was restored by 2:39.More
Two men pleaded not guilty this morning to charges stemming from a vicious home invasion in Kirkland last month in which they are accused of breaking into a home, dragging a man from his bed and attacking him with knife. Vincent Sisounong, 21, and Blessing Gainey, 19, pleaded not guilty in King County Superior Court to…More
UPDATE: Gregg Anderson has been found safe, according to his sister, Dianna Schneider.
“They were all air lifted by the Filipino Air Force from Samar to Cebu airport and are now waiting for a flight to Manila,” said Schneider in an e-mail Tuesday. “I am the happiest person in the world right now!”
ORIGINAL POST: The family of a Kirkland man who went to the Philippines last week for his 50th birthday is hoping he evacuated Tacloban by the time Typhoon Hayain decimated the city Friday.
Dianna Schneider of Rochester, Thurston County, had no idea where her missing brother, Gregg Anderson, was until an e-mail he wrote to a co-worker Thursday was finally forwarded to her Monday afternoon. The e-mail said the mortgage banker was changing his travel itinerary and going to the Samar province. Fewer people died there than in the places Schneider had planned to visit — Tacloban and Guiuan, which are just south of Samar.
Officials have estimated that the typhoon killed as many as 10,000 in Tacloban alone. At least 200 people died in the Samar province, according to CNN. More than 800,000 people were evacuated from vulnerable areas before the typhoon hit, but some shelters were not strong enough to withstand the storm, according to The Associated Press.
“I don’t know what town he’s in, but I’m hoping he’s in Catbalogan City,” said Schneider, who is waiting for communication lines to open soon so her brother can contact the family. She’s been closely watching news reports about cell towers being set up and Marines arriving in the area.More
Bellevue police say this morning’s apartment fire that injured seven people and displaced several others is suspicious and being investigated as a possible crime. Police spokeswoman Carla Iafrate said a criminal investigation was launched because there is “apparently something suspicious” about the fire. Iafrate said she didn’t have any other details on what prompted the investigation. The…More