Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic / June 27, 2011

June 28, 2011

House fire causes quarter-million dollars in damage

June 27, 2011

NEW — 4:05 p.m. June 27, 2011

A fire in the 8800 block of 116th Avenue Southeast the night of June 26 left one house in ashes and another badly burned. Investigators were unable to verify what started the blaze, which began in this garage. By Tim Pfarr

A house fire in the 8800 block of 116th Avenue Southeast severely damaged two homes Sunday night. The fire broke out at 10:11 p.m. in a resident’s garage, spreading to his house’s interior and a neighboring house, said Lt. Eric Keenan, Bellevue Fire Department spokesman.

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Woman crashes car into house

June 24, 2011

UPDATED — 2:30 p.m. June 24, 2011

A 38-year-old Newcastle woman crashed her 1999 Lexus sedan into the back of a house in the 7400 block of 117th Avenue Southeast just before 1:35 p.m. June 23.

The woman turned left into a private driveway and then accelerated, smashing through a fence, racing down an embankment and crashing into the house, King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Urquhart said.

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Police blotter for June 23

June 23, 2011

NEW — 10:20 a.m. June 23, 2011

Bass guitar theft

A man reported that his $2,300 bass guitar was stolen from Seattle Revival Church, 12636 Southeast 89th Place, between noon April 17 and noon May 18.

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City rounds out Concerts in the Park lineup

June 18, 2011

UPDATED — 4:15 p.m. June 27, 2011

The city has rounded out its Concerts in the Park lineup for the summer.

Lake Boren Park will host six concerts on Wednesdays throughout the summer, beginning July 13. Each concert will be an hour and a half, beginning at 7 p.m. *

The Golf Course at Newcastle and KeyBank will sponsor the series.

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Playground ribbon cutting / June 16, 2011

June 17, 2011

Police blotter for June 17

June 17, 2011

NEW – 10:50 a.m. June 17, 2011

Home burglaries

A man reported that his home in the 12500 block of Southeast 75th Place, was broken into between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. June 2. He reported the burglar entered through the back door, which the man said he may have left unlocked. He said the stolen items were a .45-caliber pistol worth $600, $300 worth of ammunition, two video cameras worth $300, two digital cameras together worth $1,100, a class ring worth $800, a desktop computer worth $800, a portable DVD player at an unknown value, a GPS unit worth $2,500, a hair trimmer worth $50, a safe worth $100, three MP3 players together worth $400, a portable radio worth $400, a printer worth $100, a universal remote worth $300, a gun safe worth $50, three Microsoft Xbox consoles together worth $600, a Nintendo Wii console worth $180, three watches together worth $900, a wedding ring worth $19,800, five Wii games together worth $100, 10 Xbox games together worth $300 and five Xbox remotes together worth $250. The stolen property totaled $29,980. Police recovered 16 sets of fingerprints from the home.

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Two more candidates emerge in City Council race

June 14, 2011

NEW — 4 p.m. June 14, 2011

Resident Frank Irigon and former City Councilman Gordon Bisset filed to run for City Council Position 4 in this year’s election. Bisset — who served on the council from 2002-2005 — and Irigon will face off against Parks Commission Chair Andrew Shelton in a primary election in August.

The top two finishers will advance to the general election in November.

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Reagan Dunn enters race for state attorney general

June 14, 2011

NEW — 12:10 p.m. June 14, 2011

Reagan Dunn, Newcastle’s representative on the King County Council and a former federal prosecutor, entered the race Tuesday morning for state attorney general.

In a long-expected campaign announcement, Dunn, a Republican, referenced his experience at the U.S. Department of Justice as a key asset in the race, and rolled out a series of high-profile endorsements.

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Police blotter for June 11

June 11, 2011

NEW — 8 a.m. June 11, 2011

Stolen cell phone at Maywood

A woman reported that her daughter’s iPhone was stolen from Maywood Middle School, 14490 168 Ave. S.E., the morning of May 26. She said her daughter — a Maywood student — left the $400 phone in an unlocked locker in the women’s locker room during her physical education class.

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