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July 3, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Rape charge dismissed against former Microsoft manager

A second-degree rape charge filed a year ago against a former Microsoft senior program manager has been dismissed by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. A notice of dismissal filed today indicates “evidentiary considerations not known at the time of filing” the charge as the reason for the dismissal of the charge against Vineet Kumar Srivastava. Dan Donohoe,…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: charges dismissed, King County Prosecuting Attorney Office, Microsoft

April 7, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Monday Memo: Boy dies in fire … New Microsoft leader wows … Driver in fatal crash was 10

Fatal fire: A 3-year-old boy died in a fire in a Bellevue duplex early this morning. We’ll have more information soon. And there was another fire, this one in White Center, that destroyed a home. There were no injuries reported. Details to come. The new top guy at Microsoft is wowing observers, says our…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: ATV accident, Bellevue, fatal fire

October 18, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Microsoft sells Issaquah Highlands property

Microsoft is selling 63 acres in the partially developed commercial center of Issaquah Highlands. Company spokesman Lou Gellos said today that Microsoft signed paperwork for the sale this morning because, “We no longer had requirements for office developments in Issaquah.” The buyer, Issaquah Highlands Investment Fund LLC, could not immediately be reached for comment. The investment fund’s Bellevue…


Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news | Topics: Issaquah Highlands, Microsoft, property

October 17, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Thursday Memo: Bellevue’s hot … Seahawks tired? … Dog and spit

Bellevue, got to love it. It’s been named one of best places to live in U.S. Thursday night football? Our sports columnist Larry Stone isn’t loving it. One reason: The safety issues for the Seahawks playing on just three days’ rest. (You remember they just played that messy game against the Titans…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: dog, Microsoft, Seahawks

August 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Plane flown by Medina man was upside down before Conn. crash

The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — The airplane that struck two Connecticut homes earlier this month, killing four people, including the Washington state man who was at the controls, was traveling upside-down as it sped nose-first toward the ground, according to a preliminary investigation report released this morning. The report by the National Transportation Safety Board does not reveal…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: airplane crash. National Transportation Safety Board, Microsoft, plane crash

August 6, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Ex-Microsoft manager charged with raping office janitor

A former Microsoft senior program manager was charged last week with second-degree rape for allegedly forcing himself on a janitor inside his office on the company’s Redmond campus. Vineet Kumar Srivastava, 36, was arrested July 26, four days after he allegedly raped a 32-year-old woman, charging papers say. He spent 24 hours in the King County Jail before posting…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: King County Prosecuting Attorney Office, Microsoft, rape

July 10, 2013 at 6:50 AM

Wednesday Memo: A child’s death … Cooler today … Luminaria fire

Father charged with killing 3-year-old: We mentioned yesterday that a man was arrested when he was seen washing blood from his clothes at a convenience-store restroom in southwestern Montana. That man, Jeremy Brent Cramer, 38, from Lacey in Thurston County, is now charged with killing his 3-year-old son. The boy’s body was…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Beacon Hill fire, Microsoft, son killed

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