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November 12, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Pilot error cited in fatal plane crash that killed ex-Microsoft exec

  The Associated Press EAST HAVEN, Conn. — Federal investigators say pilot error in windy conditions caused a plane to crash in Connecticut last year, killing four people including two children in a home that was struck. The National Transportation Safety Board report last month says former Microsoft executive Bill Henningsgaard of Medina, Washington, caused the…

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October 23, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has upped his pledge in the fight against expanding Ebola crisis to $100 million, and the Seattle billionaire urged other philanthropists to quickly follow suit. “Ebola is not somebody else’s problem. It is ours,” Allen wrote on his website this afternoon. “The entire global community needs to step up now with resources…

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October 21, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Search under way for missing Microsoft program manager

Officials are searching for a missing Seattle man who hasn’t been seen since he left the Microsoft campus last Wednesday, police said. Krishna Venkatesh, 27, a program manager at Microsoft, is believed to have driven from the Redmond campus to Deception Pass, where his car was found Monday, according to the Seattle Police Department. The…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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