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King County Metro is changing how it handles bus riders who don't pay

King County Metro is changing how it handles bus riders who don't pay. The changes to the fare violation program eliminate sending violators to court or to collections. It also reduces the fine for not paying a fare from $124 to $50. If the fine is paid within 30 days the fee is cut in half, to $25.


King County Closes Redmond Restaurant

REDMOND, WA - The Redmond location of a local chain of restaurants has been closed temporarily by King County for health code violations. The county closed Ooba Tooba Restaurant, 15802 NE 83rd St., on Wednesday evening after inspectors found that the restaurant had "inadequate facilities to control/


Bothell police: Fake charity scammed people outside grocery stores

Bothell police are investigating an alleged bogus charity setup outside grocery stores in the city and in Seattle. Earlier this month, police were told about the allegedly bogus charity collecting money. When police contacted them, officers said they found fraudulent or expired paperwork for their c


Reader’s Lens | Delicate ice crystals in Bothell

Photo taken: Feb. 5, 2019 at Miner’s Corner Park in Bothell. Photographer’s description: “I went to the park to take snow pictures, and I found these amazing ice crystal structures in the fields (I’m calling them ‘snow feathers’). I used my Canon 7D Mark II, with my 100mm macro lens.”


Apple Watch helps save life of Bothell man with heart issues

February is American Heart Month and KIRO 7 is looking at advances in life-saving treatment here in Western Washington. Heart disease is the leading killer in both men and women. But new heart monitoring technology in the Apple Watch helped save a Bothell man's life.


I-5 overpass in Seattle was damaged by Stanford track team’s bus fire

The Columbian Way overpass of Interstate 5 sustained minor damage from the spectacular charter-bus fire Jan. 25 that forced the Stanford University track team to run for the roadside.


Washington Man Arrested For Allegedly Vowing Sheriffs Who Oppose Gun Control Law 'Will Be Shot. By Me.'

Around dinner time on Feb. 1, Jaydin Ledford’s ultra-left leaning commentaries took a twisted turn. He went on the offensive and quickly landed himself on law enforcement’s radar, and ultimately behind bars.


Redmond Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

REDMOND, WA — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mixed precipitation in the afternoon and overnight. Snow (< 1 in.) in the morning.


Police search for suspect after 5 new burglaries in Edmonds

Edmonds police wrapped up a search Thursday for a suspect after five new burglaries or attempted burglaries were reported the night before. Police are calling the suspect the "Chase Lake Burglar," and they say the suspect is targeting homes in the area south of Edmonds-Woodway High School.


King County detectives concerned about bank robberies escalating in violence

KING COUNTY, Wash. - The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to identify bank robbery suspects and a getaway vehicle after a string of robberies from Covington to Shoreline to the Renton area.


Senior King County Metro employee accused of rape, prostitution of teen girl

SEATTLE — A senior King County Metro employee is accused of raping a teenage girl and coercing her to engage in prostitution. Mark L. Norton is Metro’s superintendent of Transit Security and Emergency Management. The King County Sheriff’s Office arrested him Tuesday in Stanwood on Investigation of T


Sammamish City Council responds to racist graffiti in Klahanie neighborhood

SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- Sammamish Police are investigating after "hateful, racist" graffiti was found spray-painted on several homes in the Klahanie neighborhood. Investigators have not said what exactly was spray-painted on the homes, but the Sammamish City Council called it a hate crime.


Get Free Clam Chowder At Anthony's Restaurants In Puget Sound

KIRKLAND, WA - All Anthony's seafood restaurants in the Pacific Northwest will give away free cups of clam chowder on Monday in celebration of "National Clam Chowder Day." To get your free cup, just visit any of the locations below. Your cup of chowder comes free with the purchased of any entree.


Police work to solve string of robberies highlighted in city council report

Efforts by Mountlake Terrace police to solve a string of robberies highlighted the police department’s annual year-end report to the Mountlake Terrace City Council during its Feb. 19 business meeting.


Vehicle theft on the rise in South Seattle

SEATTLE — Seattle Police Officer Matt Saul was just a few blocks from the South Precinct Thursday when he hit his brakes. A Honda station wagon, parked askew in the NewHolly neighborhood. Saul called in the plate and the dispatcher told him – it had been stolen in Tukwila.


Why I support My Edmonds News: Local news, available anytime and anywhere

Why does City of Edmonds Planning Board member and YWCA Corporate Relations Officer Alicia Crank begin her day by reading My Edmonds News?. “I appreciate the hyper-media focus of My Edmonds News, as well as the tireless dedication of its publisher and staff,” the Edmonds resident says. “I believe it


Fallen trees cause extensive damage to bridge on popular Kirkland hiking trail

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- A portion of a popular hiking trail in Kirkland will likely be closed for months because of extensive damage several trees caused to a bridge. The trees along the Big Finn Hill - Denny Creek Trail likely came down during the region's recent string of winter storms, county leaders


‘It’s not fair’: City evicts immigrant shop owner from SeaTac Market

As SeaTac Market sat mostly vacant, relatives of Sahra Abdulle, the Somali owner of the store and restaurant, scrambled to break down empty shelves and to clear out equipment. Volunteers from all over Seattle also scurried about, helping with various tasks, including carrying heavy furniture to truc


Idaho teen says he made $35k in 4 days plowing Seattle

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A northern Idaho teen says he made $35,000 in four days by charging as much as $750 an hour to plow during the early-February snowstorms in Seattle. Eighteen-year-old David Holston owns a landscaping and snow plowing company in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was visiting his mom in


Cost of Washington state’s measles outbreak jumps over $1 million

The cost of southwest Washington’s measles outbreak has jumped over $1 million statewide, according to state epidemiologist Scott Lindquist. According to Dr. Lindquist, contacting and testing sick people — mostly children — and trying to figure out who else they might have exposed, has been a trying