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March 20, 2014 at 6:32 AM

Thursday Memo: North Bend suspect freed … Body blunder … Teen killed

Well, someone’s breathing a sigh of relief this morning: How did this happen? DNA clears man arrested in North Bend rape, assault And here’s yet another blunder: Woman preparing to bury daughter discovers it’s not her Then there’s this: Corrections officer accidentally shoots self at Tukwila gun range Tragic: A 17-year-old kid More

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March 19, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Suspect in stabbing and sexual assault at North Bend pizzeria released

Update at 2:54 p.m.:| The suspect in the rape and assault, who was scheduled to make a court appearance this afternoon, was released without charges. According to the King County Prosecutor’s Office, the 41-year-old North Bend man is being released because the initial forensic-test results did not match the suspect. The North Bend-Snoqualmie Police Department will continue its…

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March 12, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Investigation continues into North Bend rape, stabbing

Police still have not made an arrest in the stabbing and rape of restaurant employee late Sunday in North Bend but say they are “making progress.” Officers with the Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department have been interviewing employees of the shopping center where the attack took place, as well as employees of the nearby North Bend Premium Outlets, police said…

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March 12, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Funeral Saturday for dead newborn found near North Bend

The Associated Press A newborn baby found dead Feb. 12 by the side of a road in North Bend will be buried Saturday. The girl is called Baby Kimball after a bridge near where she was found. The King County Sheriff’s Office is still trying to identify the mother or anyone who knows about the baby. Charitable groups,…

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March 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

North Bend restaurant worker bound, sexually assaulted and stabbed

A woman was duct-taped, raped and stabbed as she was closing down a North Bend restaurant on Sunday night, according to police. Police said the woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue, where she was listed in stable condition this morning. The attacker, who police say wore a hoodie and…

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February 13, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Body of a newborn found in North Bend

UPDATE 3:10 p.m. | King County Sheriff’s detectives are hoping that a faded Target brand towel will help them find the person responsible for abandoning a newborn baby in a wooded area near North Bend on Wednesday. Investigators have released little information about the infant, including whether the baby was stillborn or born alive. Investigators released a photo of…

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January 17, 2014 at 4:38 PM

North Bend teen sentenced to 15 months for fatal hit and run

A 19-year-old man, who was texting and speeding when he hit a woman with his pickup near North Bend and then fled, was sentenced in King County Superior Court this afternoon to 15 months in prison. Cody J. Eads pleaded guilty last month to vehicular homicide (disregard for the safety of others) in connection with the death of…

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December 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM

North Bend man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

A 19-year-old man admits he was texting and speeding when he hit a woman with his pickup near North Bend on Jan. 1 and then fled, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Cody J. Eads pleaded guilty on Thursday to vehicular homicide (disregard for the safety of others) in connection with the death of a Lucinda Pieczatkowski,…

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July 26, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Wildfire burning at Mount Si as King County issues burn ban

UPDATE, 8:07 p.m. | Fire spokesmen say nearly 180 homes are now threatened by a wildfire burning near Satus Pass in south-central Washington while east of Seattle, crews worked on a small wildfire just outside of North Bend, according to a report from the Associated Press.

The new fire on Mount Si, a popular hiking destination, was 50 percent contained by 5 p.m. Friday and had burned about two acres. Eastside Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Bud Backer told KOMO-TV  local fire engine companies responded before handing the fire over to the state Department of Natural Resources. A DNR helicopter has dropped water on the blaze and crews were able to create a hose line around it.

Spokesman Mark Grassel says the fire near Goldendale has burned 4,600 acres or about 7 square miles along the top of Satus Pass. No homes have been lost. Most of U.S. Highway 97 between Goldendale and Toppenish remains closed due to the fire

UPDATE, 2:11 p.m.  | A wildfire outside of North Bend on Mount Si is growing and spreading into a wilderness area, according to Eastside Fire and Rescue.

Only a small portion of the fire is accessible from a road, and the fire is moving uphill away from that road.

The state Department of Natural Resources has a helicopter responding from Ellensburg, about 80 miles away.

No evacuations have been ordered.

 ORIGINAL POST | A small wildfire began outside of North Bend on Mount Si on Friday afternoon, the same day that officials issued a burn ban for King County.

The one-acre fire caused concern because it was visible from Interstate 90, according to a spokeswoman for the state Department of Natural Resources.

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May 14, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Intruder killed in North Bend home identified by medical examiner’s office

The intruder stabbed to death early Monday in a fight with a couple in a North Bend home has been identified as Kenneth E. Boonstra, 48, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Boonstra died from a number of stab wounds, the medical examiner’s office says. He lived in North Bend, according to the King…

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