PODCAST: 17-year old boy shot; pot store moratorium; Jack Mayne & more…
Here's episode #52 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab's Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation: Weekly News Recap for May 20-22, 2016: 17-year old boy shot in Burien; online ‘date’ ends up in shooting & carjacking; Des Moines Police arrest 13-year old; county issues moratorium on new pot stores; Jack Mayne Commentary on pot; Puget Sound Weather Geek forecast; ‘The Final Take’ & more… To share this Podcast, press the Menu button above and elect 'Share'; you can also ...
PHOTOS: Police search for ‘felony suspect’ near Lakewood Park Friday night
Deputies from the King County Sheriff's Office, including Burien Police and K-9, spent several hours Friday night (May 20) searching the Lakewood Park area for what a law enforcement source described only as a "felony suspect." The incident appears to have started at a vacant house located on the southeast corner of 1st Ave SW & SW 108th Street in White Center (map below). The suspect has not been located and the house has been taped off as a crime scene. Photos courtesy Aaron Wells @imagesbyaaron • (206) 550-8371 • [email protected] (click images to see larger versions:
New pot stores on hold to get ‘better understanding’ of effects on residents
By Jack Mayne King County has suspended issuing of permits for retail pot stores in unincorporated areas of the county until officials get a better fix on the effects of such stores on area residents. Several applications for new stores in the unincorporated areas of the North Highline White Center are on hold, says County Council President Joe McDermott, who represents the northern parts of Burien, SeaTac and Tukwila, along with the North Highline and White Center unincorporated areas. McDermott says residents have told him that the impacts of marijuana sales have impacts on their lives. “Individuals in rural communities have expressed concern that ...
Highline Bears will open 2016 season at Steve Cox Memorial Field on Sat., May 28
The Highline Bears will open their 2016 season against the Langley Blaze on Saturday, May 28, 2016, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The Bears will be led by new manager Rich Linnros, along with an array of returning and new players. The Bears entire game schedule has now been released and posted on their website and Facebook page. BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE! Season tickets are $70 for one ticket or $130 for a pair of tickets. The Bears hope to break even more league and stadium attendance records this season. Last season, opening night drew upwards of 800 fans and their average ...
UPDATE: Police Officer shoots knife-wielding man in White Center Monday
UPDATE: This post was updated on May 10 with new information from the King County Sheriff's Office: The King County Sheriff's Office is reporting that an officer-involved shooting took place at SW 100th Street and 15th Ave SW (map below) in White Center Monday afternoon, May 9. Police say that just after 5:15 p.m. they received reports of what a 911 caller described as two males having a “knife fight” in front of a bus stop in the 9900 block of 15th Ave SW in White Center. Multiple King County Sheriff Deputies initially began to respond to the scene. As the first Deputies ...
Pedestrian in wheelchair killed in hit & run accident in White Center
The King County Sheriff's Office is reporting that a 63-year old man who was confined to a wheelchair was killed after he was struck by a car while crossing the street in a lit, marked crosswalk on Sunday, May 1. Police say that the driver of the vehicle, a 51-year old male, initially fled the scene, but later returned and turned himself in to Sheriff’s Deputies investigating the accident. In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 1, 2016, Deputies happened upon a person lying in the street, with a wheelchair next to them, near the intersection of SW 104th ...
Beverly Park Elementary kicks off new soccer field thanks to donations
Beverly Park Elementary School – located at 1201 S. 104th Street – was the site recently of the kick-off of a brand new mini-pitch soccer field, thanks to donations. The Sounders FC joined Adidas, MLS Works, Southern New Hampshire University, and the U.S. Soccer Foundation to unveil the new mini-soccer field at Beverly Park on April 27: The school's new mini-pitch is one of 20 that are being built in under-served communities across North America. Each new mini-pitch offers students a safe place to play while providing a soccer environment that encourages unstructured play and growth of the game. During the dedication ceremony, ...
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Here’s episode #52 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]
Deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Office, including Burien Police and K-9, spent several hours Friday night (May 20) searching the Lakewood Park area for what a law enforcement source described... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Numerous Seattle media outlets have mistakenly reported this shooting as happening in White Center; it actually occurred in Burien: The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating... [Read more]
By Jack Mayne King County has suspended issuing of permits for retail pot stores in unincorporated areas of the county until officials get a better fix on the effects of such stores on area residents. Several... [Read more]
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