August 12, 2011
NEW — 5:36 p.m. Aug. 12, 2011
For about the price of a tank of gas, Newcastle resident Elice Kim is asking for donations to provide life-changing eye care for the people of Ghana.
With a contribution of about $50, the average cataract surgery can be covered by clinics associated with Unite for Sight, a global organization that offers comprehensive eye care in areas where underprivileged people lack access to adequate medical care.
Kim will volunteer with Unite for Sight from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15 in Accra, Ghana.
August 11, 2011
NEW — 5:45 p.m. Aug. 11, 2011
Newcastle resident Gil Furman entered an Alford plea* in King County Superior Court Aug. 9 to two counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes.
The maximum sentence Furman could face for each count is 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.
One count of third-degree child molestation will be dismissed at Furman’s sentencing before Judge Mariane C. Spearman at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 in King County Superior Court.
August 11, 2011
NEW — 9:39 a.m. Aug. 11, 2011
Registration has begun for this year’s Newcastle Days 5K Run/Walk.
Sign-ups for the event are available at www.active.com, at The Balanced Athlete at the Renton Landing and the FootZone stores in Bellevue and Issaquah. Mail-in registration is available at www.newcastle5k.com.
Registration is $25 for individuals or $20 each for groups of four people or more. All participants will receive a T-shirt, and medals will be awarded to the top three finishers by gender and age group. There will be a Kid’s Dash following the run/walk.
August 10, 2011
After more than 550 boats were contacted by officials during Seafair on Aug. 7 on Lake Washington, one boat in particular was in hot water.
In just four hours, two drivers were arrested in separate incidents for boating under the influence for operating the same boat.
At about1:30 p.m., the Impaired Operator Emphasis on Lake Washington stopped a boat for a no go zone violation. Emphasis patrol officials arrested the operator, Joseph Dalrymple of Renton, on investigation of BUI.
August 9, 2011
NEW — 4:30 p.m. Aug. 9, 2011
Dry conditions and forecasts calling for continued dry weather prompted the King County fire marshal to call for a fire-safety burn ban in unincorporated areas.
The ban started Aug. 8 and runs until Sept. 30.
The latest burn ban is in addition to a state burn ban on forestlands, such as Tiger Mountain, and a summer burning moratorium in the Eastside Fire & Rescue service area, including Issaquah. The state and EFR bans remain in effect until Sept. 30 as well.
The county burn ban applies to all outdoor burning, except for small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or owner-approved fires on private property.