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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…

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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,…

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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

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, celebrities flee wildfire: Huey Lewis and…

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August 19, 2013 at 6:59 AM

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

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? Vote in our poll. Little Leaguers…

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August 12, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Loot from 59 burglaries found in Puyallup-area storage locker

If they haven’t already, the victims of 59 burglaries between Snohomish County to Tigard, Ore., will soon be hearing from police. Last week, Sammamish and Bellevue police, after identifying a suspected burglar from a victim’s video-surveillance system, discovered a storage locker in the Puyallup area that held 66 bags, bins, safes and suitcases filled with property…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue, Sammamish

March 22, 2013 at 5:22 PM

6 young musicians selected for prestigious national orchestra

Six young musicians from Washington state have been chosen for the first National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, a group that Carnegie Hall assembled to represent the best teenage musicians in the country. The orchestra has a total of 120 members from 42 states, all aged 16-19.  They will attend a two-week summer…

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Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, Education, General news | Topics: Bainbridge Island, Carnegie Hall, monroe

January 4, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Worker killed while working on cellular tower in Mount Vernon

A technician for a Sammamish consulting and construction company fell to his death from a cellular tower in Mount Vernon Friday morning, according to Mount Vernon police. Medics tried to save the 32-year-old man after he fell just before noon at Mount Vernon Fire Station 2, 1901 N. LaVenture Road.  He was taken to Skagit Valley…

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October 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Ex-student, 16, arrested in Skyline High School threat

The 16-year-old former student arrested in connection with the online death threat that prompted the closure last month of Skyline High School may also be responsible for a similar threat against a high school in Lynnwood, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The teen was arrested this morning at his home in Edmonds, Sheriff’s Office and Sammamish police officials announced during…

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September 21, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Dead end in investigation of Skyline High School threat

Investigators with the King County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI reached a dead end when trying to trace the IP address of a person who posted an online threat that closed Skyline High School in Sammamish on Thursday. The school was closed after someone posted a threat about bringing a gun to school, firing it and…

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Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: "Be Nice", closed, Sammamish

September 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Former Sammamish man convicted in Illinois of killing wife, 3 children

The Associated Press JOLIET, Ill. –  Jurors convicted a former Sammamish man of murder Thursday in the 2007 deaths of his wife and three school-aged children during a road trip to a water park. Christopher Vaughn, a 37-year-old computer specialist, traveled to northwestern Canada a month before the slayings, and had compiled survival guides…

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