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April 9, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Man pleads guilty to Metro bus robberies in West Seattle

A 19-year-old Seattle man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery and attempted robbery for holding up Metro bus passengers at gunpoint in two separate incidents last year. King County prosecuting attorneys say they will ask for a 13-1/2-year prison term, which is at the high end of the standard range, at Trevonnte Brown’s…

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March 17, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Full Metro bus pass you by? Tell us.

Crowded buses so full they sometimes have to pass by would-be riders. That’s been one manifestation of King County Metro Transit ridership growing back to pre-recession levels. Next month, King County voters will decide whether to authorize a $60 car-tab fee and a tenth-of-a-cent sales-tax increase for roads and buses. Proposition 1, on the April 22 ballot, would…

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April 7, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Two men stabbed on Metro bus

Two men were stabbed on a Metro bus on Beacon Hill Sunday night, and one of the victims has life-threatening injuries, Seattle Police are reporting. A suspect is in custody. According to police, the bus was stopped at a bus stop at Beacon Avenue South and South Graham Street around 8:20 p.m. when two men got…

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January 8, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Man goes for coffee after hit by bus; bus driver arrested

UPDATED: 6:14 p.m.: Metro also performed a post-accident blood draw on the driver, and “based on our testing, the alcohol portion, there was no alcohol involved,” transit spokeswoman Rochelle Ogershok said. The analysis for drugs could take a couple of weeks, she said. UPDATED: 1:20 p.m. | A man suffered a head injury when he was…

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October 9, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Morning Memo: 10 local stories to read this Tuesday

1. $400,000 Lynnwood restaurant fire was arson; reward offered There’s a $10,000 reward from the Arson Alarm Foundation for information that convicts the person responsible for starting the Sunday night fire at the LaTaqueria Mexicana restaurant. 2.  Mushroom picker missing since Sunday near Randle The search is continuing Tuesday for a 79-year-old…

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September 6, 2012 at 6:59 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: End of line for free bus rides … New wildfire … Dead hiker ID’d

Weather: Sunny and warm today and tomorrow. Yes! A bit cooler on the weekend, but we’ll take that, too. It’s just that Monday and Tuesday will see even cooler temps, as in the mid-60s. Does that mean fall is here? Dang. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The map and cams. No…

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April 16, 2012 at 6:54 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Metro bus changes … NBA arena … taxes

Weather: The rain started to fall overnight and should be with us all week. Expect on-and-off showers through Friday, with chances of sun early Tuesday. Temps will be cooler today than the weekend, with highs in the low 50s. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Nothing to report about the morning commute. But remember,…

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March 18, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Woman hit by Metro bus in downtown Seattle

A 47-year-old woman was struck by a Metro bus in downtown Seattle Sunday afternoon — the third bus/pedestrian collision in the metro area in recent days. Seattle police said the accident happened about 1:10 p.m., when an unidentified woman walking west on Pine Street at Third Avenue stepped into the path of a northbound bus. She was…

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October 11, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Teen accidentally shoots himself on bus in South Seattle

A Seattle teen was hospitalized Tuesday morning after he apparently shot himself while on a Metro bus in South Seattle, police said A woman called police to say that her 17-year-old son had been shot and asked that they meet him at the corner of Rainier Avenue South and South Orcas Street, according to police spokeswoman…

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