Two suspects arrested after home burglary report

March 1, 2012

NEW — 10:55 a.m., March 1, 2012

The Newcastle Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies have located two suspects after a home burglary was reported Feb. 29 on Forest Drive in Bellevue, just outside of Newcastle city limits.

The house was reportedly occupied during the incident, said Police Chief Melinda Irvine in a statement.

Two male suspects fled into the heavily wooded area toward Newcastle-Golf Club Road.

Newcastle officers, King County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives assisted Bellevue along with K-9 units from Kirkland and Federal Way.

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King County leaders propose $200 million property tax levy for juvenile detention center

March 1, 2012

NEW — 10:10 a.m. March 1, 2012

King County leaders proposed a $200 million property tax levy Thursday to fund a replacement for the aging Youth Services Center, a juvenile detention facility in Seattle.

Led by Councilman Bob Ferguson, County Council members proposed to put a measure on the August ballot for a nine-year levy. If the levy is placed on the ballot and passed, homeowners should pay about 7 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, or about $20 per year for a home assessed at $350,000.

Councilwoman Kathy Lambert joined Ferguson and councilmen Larry Gossett and Joe McDermott to introduce the legislation. County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Superior Court judges also support the proposed levy.

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