Shoplifter caught after chase | Police Blotter Part 2
Officers were already in the parking lot of Fred Meyer downtown Aug. 30 arresting a burglary suspect when they heard screams the store had been robbed and the suspects were running. Officers caught up with one of the runners at an apartment complex on Maple Avenue Southwest, just as another suspect approached carrying Fred Meyer merchandise in bags.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Former city councilman dies
Stredicke started in city politics in 1969 as a "term-limits" advocate. He stayed on the City Council for 26 years and is most remembered for his work in acquiring and building Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.
Summer hangs on for one more | Weekend Weather
The National Weather Service is calling for clear skies and warm temperatures today, with highs reaching 80. Clear skies remain overnight with lows dropping into the low 50s. Sunday brings us more sun and even warmer weather with a high near 85 and an overnight low around 55. Skies should stay clear Monday with highs in the mid-80s, but clouds begin to move back in by mid-week.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Renton man robbed of winnings at gunpoint | Police Blotter Part 1
A 33-year-old Renton man was robbed at gunpoint Aug. 28 outside his home of about $400, including his winnings at a casino in downtown Renton. Investigating officers suspected the robbery by four men, including one armed with a pistol, wasn't random because he had just left the casino and may have been followed.
King County Executive Dow Constantine calls for accelerating energy efficiency projects
King County Executive Dow Constantine said his forthcoming biennial budget proposal will confront climate change by speeding up County energy efficiency projects while reducing overall costs. "By investing in projects that pay for themselves over time through lower utility bills, we can meet our climate targets faster and save money at the same time," said Executive Constantine, who will transmit his 2015-2016 budget proposal to the King County Council on Sept.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Sept. 12
Between Sept. 1 and 6, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 235 requests for service, among which were the following: Aid call: 9:20 p.m., .
Tiffany Park community turns out to oppose new development
The City of Renton finds itself in an awkward position, as officials try to offer information to upset Tiffany Park residents about the sale and development of an undeveloped parcel of land in their neighborhood. At a meeting Tuesday night at Tiffany Park Elementary School, a room full of disgruntled residents showed up to listen and offer their comments and questions concerning the Renton School District's sale of 21.6 acres of land to Henly, USA, a group that wants to develop single-family homes on the property.
Lake Cowichan Gazette
Author shares stories of working for U.S. navy in Canada
Workers at the Boeing Canada's factory in Richmond assemble the bomb bay section on a B-29 Superfortress. Between 1944 and 1945 there were 676 sections of fuselage built at the factory.
After a year in a Mexican prison, it's time to release Nestora Salgado
As part of an International Day of Protest for Mexican political prisoners, supporters came out under sunny skies in Seattle on Aug. 21 to demand freedom for Nestora Salgado, their "homegirl" in the words of King County Councilmember Larry Gossett. Salgado, a naturalized U.S. citizen and resident of Renton, was the coordinator of a community police force elected to protect her impoverished indigenous hometown of OlinalA , Guerrero, from violent criminals and corrupt officials.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
The SeaTac Blog
REMINDER: Pip! Pip! Cheerio! Let's all go to St. Luke's English Fete Saturday
All proceeds benefit the operation of St. Luke's and their many community ministries including, ARISE, an interfaith traveling homeless shelter for men, St. Luke's Community Garden whose bounty is shared with Renton's needy and warm-up breakfasts on various weekday mornings. St.Luke's Episcopal Church is located at 99 Wells Ave So in historic downtown Renton, WA 98057 Ph.
Kent City Council committee passes recreational marijuana business ban
A Kent City Council committee agreed with the city's Land Use and Planning Board to ban recreational marijuana businesses. The council's Economic and Community Development Committee voted 2-1 on Monday to agree with the land use board's recommendation in June to not allow marijuana retail, production or processing facilities in Kent.
Council to extend moratorium on medical marijuana instead of banning
Renton City Council appears ready to delay a ban on medical marijuana facilities and instead passed a six-month extension of the current ban on permits and licenses for the businesses. The city's current moratorium was set to expire Sept.
Renton skateboarder dies after hit-run; suspect appears in court
A 16-year-old boy accused of fatally injuring a teenage skateboarder in Renton on Sunday stopped his car after the accident and asked why the victim had been in the street, according to a police report released Tuesday. The suspect appeared in court on Tuesday and a judge found probable cause to conclude that the offense had been committed.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
PSE hosting more Energize Eastside open houses
Puget Sound Energy will host another round of open houses for its Energize Eastside project next week, including one in Bellevue on Thursday, Sept. 11. PSE is about two-thirds of the way through its community outreach goals for the project, and citizen advisory committees have reduced the number of routes being considered to run 230kV lines between Redmond and Renton down from 18 to 11. The lines could also run through neighborhoods in Kirkland.
Renton teen, 17, dies of injuries suffered in hit and run Sunday
The 17-year-old Renton boy injured in a hit-and-run collision on Sunday died Tuesday morning at Harborview Medical Center, according to the Renton Police Department. The teenager, who was skateboarding, was struck by a white Dodge Magnum at about 5:40 p.m. in the 4200 block of Northeast First Street.
City to host community meeting on Tiffany Park plat tonight
The City of Renton is hosting a community meeting on the Tiffany Park Preliminary Plat at 6 p.m. tonight, Tuesday Sept. 9, at the Tiffany Park Elementary School cafeteria.
Highlands community, local businesses celebrate Hispanic heritage
The Renton School District, along with a dozen community partners, celebrated the rich diversity and heritage of families in the Renton Highlands at the annual Community Heritage event in Kiwanis Park, Sept. 4. The event was attended by 400 families and hosted by Centro Rendu of St. Vincent DePaul and served to provide information about school and community organizations that benefit students and families, and to celebrate the Hispanic culture of students and families that attend Highlands and Honey Dew elementary schools.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Boeing feels strong pressure to increase 737 jet output
"There's incredible pressure to go higher," Conner said at a news conference in New York to announce the $11 billion sale of 737 MAX planes to Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair Holdings Plc ( "We still see tremendous demand across the board, way beyond 47 a month," Conner said, referring to Boeing's target to produce 47 737s a month, starting in 2017. Boeing currently produces 42 737s a month at its factory in Renton, Washington, using fuselage sections produced by Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc ( In August, Boeing Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith signaled that Boeing was close to deciding whether to push 737 production to 52 a month.
Sign up now for 9-1-1 Citizen's Academy
Learn about the internal workings of the 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center at the 9-1-1 Citizen's Academy. The one-day class will be held at the Regional Communications Center, 3511 N.E. Second St. in Renton, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Teen critically injured in Renton hit-and-run
A 17-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run crash Sunday evening, Renton police said. The teen was skateboarding along the 4200 block of NE 1st Place in Renton around 5:40 p.m. when the crash occurred, officials said.