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August 29, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Fire engulfs Mercer Island home

Billowing smoke could be seen from miles away as a fire consumed a Mercer Island home Friday night. Occupants of the home in the 5600 block of Mercer Island Way were able to safely escape the fire that erupted about 7 p.m., according to the Mercer Island Fire Department. By the time firetrucks from Mercer Island,…


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March 14, 2014 at 6:12 AM

Aunt goes to Hawaii, electronics, booze leave with partying teens

The Associated Press Police in the Seattle suburb of Mercer Island say six local teens accused of taking $21,000 worth of goods and cash from a home after an alcohol-fueled house party have been arrested. Police say the homeowner’s nephew was house-sitting while his aunt was in Hawaii. The teen invited friends over last month and a…


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February 24, 2014 at 11:08 PM

City Council rejects Mercer Island development proposal

The Mercer Island City Council on Monday night rejected a proposal that would have leveled the Coval House to build 18 single-family homes on the 5-acre estate. The City Council made the decision after more than 90 minutes focusing on the topic and expressed concern about various aspects of the proposal, including environmental impacts and…


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November 9, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Porsche hits 140 mph, then Mercer Island building

A Porsche Panamera crashed into a Mercer Island building late Friday and burst into flames after a high-speed chase by the State Patrol. The car reached speeds of 140 mph, according to the Mercer Island Fire Department, before it exited Interstate 90 and slammed into a building in the 3000 block of Island Crest Way just before 11:30…


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October 21, 2013 at 7:17 PM

State sending surveys to Mercer Islanders asking them to log I-90 trips

The state will soon send 10,000 surveys to residents and businesspeople on Mercer Island, to find out when, how often, and in what direction they drive on Interstate-90 during the week of Nov. 17-23. The forms include fill-in-the-blank questions about peak commute habits, and another about service workers, such as nannies, home-care aides, and landscapers. The…


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March 23, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Seattle-area roadwork brings closures, detours

Seattle-area motorists will encounter some road and highway closures this weekend so plan accordingly. The University Bridge will be closed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Sunday. Drivers can detour to either the Montlake or Interstate 5 bridges. Click here to view a detour map. The University Bridge may reopen earlier Sunday if work is finished ahead of schedule, according…


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March 6, 2013 at 1:00 AM

$500,000 in jewels stolen from car on Mercer Island

Police say $500,000 in jewels were stolen from a courier’s vehicle Tuesday afternoon when the courier went to lunch on Mercer Island. Mercer Island police Detective Peter Erickson said that the New York-based courier was in the area showing diamond wedding rings to stores and wholesalers. He suspects the courier was followed by thieves, and when the man…


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January 30, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Alcatraz northwest? Mercer Islanders say I-90 tolls would isolate them

Tolling on Interstate 90 is perhaps three years away, but about 800 residents of Mercer Island were already alarmed enough to attend a forum Tuesday night about the state’s proposal to charge I-90 motorists for the sake of finishing the new Highway 520 bridge. “We don’t have any choice but to pay a toll to get off our…


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