Newcastle man tumbles off Issaquah overpass while eluding police

August 7, 2014

NEW — 1 p.m. Aug. 7, 2014

By Greg Farrar A Washington State Patrol trooper looks over a yellow Ducati 749 motorcycle that flew off the eastbound I-90 overpass exit ramp to Highlands Drive, and landed down an embankment off the right shoulder of eastbound Interstate 90.

By Greg Farrar
A Washington State Patrol trooper looks over a yellow Ducati 749 motorcycle that flew off the eastbound I-90 overpass exit ramp to Highlands Drive, and landed down an embankment off the right shoulder of eastbound Interstate 90.

A motorcyclist who suffered severe injuries Aug. 6, after vaulting over the Interstate 90 Issaquah Highlands exit overpass into the east fork of Issaquah Creek below has been identified as 22-year-old Jeffrey Kimmel, of Newcastle. Read more

Newcastle Elementary School principal to speak at chamber lunch

August 7, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 7, 2014

Newcastle Elementary School parents and students can meet the school’s new principal, Richard Mellish, at the Aug. 13 Newcastle Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Mellish comes to Newcastle from the Mercer Island School District, where he served as principal of West Mercer Elementary School.

He replaces outgoing Principal Marla Newton, who left at the end of the school year to take a job as a principal at a Federal Way School District elementary school.

The luncheon starts at 11 a.m. Aug. 13 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. The cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP for the luncheon at http://bit.ly/1lb7n0c.