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January 5, 2015 at 12:35 PM

Two dead in crash near Sammamish

UPDATE, 12:42 p.m.| Two people died in a crash near Sammamish on Monday, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said that the crash, which involved two cars, also left one person with non-life-threatening injuries. Details about the crash have not been released by the sheriff’s office. ORIGINAL POST | The King County Sheriff’s Office…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Fall City, fatal crash, King County Sheriff's Office

December 25, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Mail-theft suspect arrested after fleeing police in a kayak

A suspected thief who was spotted riffling through mailboxes around a Lake Sammamish neighborhood Wednesday was arrested after he tried to flee first by foot and then by kayak. One resident witnessed the incident and hopped into his kayak to chase him down while Sammamish police were shouting from the dock, ordering the thief to paddle back to…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: kayak, mail theft, Sammamish

December 9, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Suspect in Sammamish man’s slaying extradited from B.C.

One of two men accused of beating a Boeing manager to death in his Sammamish home in September before fleeing to Canada in the victim’s car has been returned to the U.S., according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Christopher J. Shade, 18, was extradited from Canada last week and booked into the King County Jail. He is scheduled…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: extradition, homicide, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

September 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Men charged with first-degree murder in Sammamish slaying

Update 12:27 p.m. King County prosecutors on Friday charged Kevin David Patterson and Christopher John Shade with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and theft of a motor vehicle in connection with the slaying and robbery of a Sammamish man earlier this week. In interviews with police, Patterson, 20, blamed Shade for the slaying. Shade, 18, blamed Patterson for Richard Bergesen’s…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Canada, King County Prosecutor's Office, King County Sheriff's Office

September 18, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Sammamish homicide victim met suspect through his church

Update 3:45 p.m. Overlake Christian Church has identified a parishioner as the man killed in Sammamish on Wednesday. “All of us at Overlake Christian Church who knew Rich Bergesen personally are grieving today. Rich’s caring and compassionate heart touched many hurting people in our world. From ministering to street kids impacted by HIV/AIDS in South African townships, to community…


Comments | Topics: homicide, King County Sheriff's Office, Sammamish

September 17, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Suspect arrested in homicide at Sammamish home

Update at 10:10 p.m. | Kevin D. Patterson, the suspect in the Sammamish homicide, was arrested in British Columbia Wednesday night, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Officers also located the missing BMW. Update at 7:05 p.m. | The suspect wanted in connection with the homicide in Sammamish on Wednesday morning has been identified as Kevin Patterson, 20,…


Comments | Topics: homicide, King County Sheriff's Office, Sammamish

August 28, 2014 at 4:52 PM

U of Louisville cheerleader from Sammamish died of overdose

The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A coroner says a drug overdose caused the death of a University of Louisville cheerleader in July. Jefferson County Coroner Barbara Weakley-Jones told The Courier-Journal that 22-year-old Danielle Cogswell died of an overdose of heroin, amphetamines and Xanax. University sports information director Kenny Klein said cheerleaders will now be required to undergo the…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: overdose, Sammamish, University of Louisville

January 9, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Music Coach: Wedding her girlfriend OK by Eastside Catholic

SAMMAMISH — A part-time musical coach at Eastside Catholic School says the school has given her a new contract although she announced recently she is engaged to her same-sex partner. The school recently forced out a vice principal who had married his male partner. Stephanie Merrow says she met Thursday with the school’s principal, Polly Skinner,…


Comments | More in Education, General news, Religion | Topics: Eastside Catholic School, Sammamish

August 23, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Friday Memo: Ballmer to retire … Celebs flee fire … Fireboat Alki

Steve Ballmer National Weather Service forecast Ballmer to retire: The announcement comes at a time when Microsoft struggles to enter the mobile market — think Surface tablet — and PC sales are on the wane. The software company’s stock rose this morning on the news. Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980. Oh, no,…


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August 19, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Monday Memo: No guns, please … Special mud … Little Leaguers

National Weather Service forecast No guns allowed: That’s what Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn would like to happen in businesses in the city. Hizzoner and Washington CeaseFire are encouraging businesses not to allow customers to carry firearms inside their establishments. What do you think? Should businesses keep out customers who carry firearms?…


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