Allison DeAngelis

Reporter’s notebook | Bellevue, it’s time to say goodbye

It’s time to say goodbye, Bellevue. This week was my last at the Bellevue Reporter, despite my editor’s denial (and mine a bit, too, as… Continue reading


Many illegal marijuana growers from last two years not charged with crime in King, Snohomish counties

Every year, police and fire departments across the region undercover illegal marijuana growing operations that cause large fires and contribute to the black market. But,… Continue reading


Bellevue man who allegedly kidnapped, assaulted nephew arrested in Oregon

Bellevue law enforcement got a little assistance from Oregon authorities this week when the latter captured a man accused of kidnapping, assaulting and robbing his… Continue reading


Bellevue College announces presidential search finalists

Bellevue College officials announced Feb. 28 that they have narrowed down the search for the college’s next president to three candidates — one from Texas… Continue reading

Newport Philharmonic debuts original composition on PNW Underground Railroad escapee

More than 150 years ago, a young black slave escaped to freedom through the Pacific Northwest’s version of the Underground Railroad, but was quickly forgotten.… Continue reading

Lovers discuss future together on Valentine’s Day, despite no-contact order | Bellevue Police Blotter Feb. 13-19

Feb. 13 OFF LIKE A SHOT: The victim called 911 stating that the driver of a silver convertible shot what she thought was a BB… Continue reading

Victim in Bellevue drunk driving crash: ‘I probably shouldn’t be sitting here with no real injuries’

The victim in a suspected drunk driving incident in Bellevue Feb. 22 has a message for others— please don’t drink and drive. Kyle Rancourt, 32,… Continue reading

Kemper Development settles Munchbar wrongful death lawsuit

The Kemper Development Company settled a wrongful death lawsuit earlier this week, paying an undisclosed sum to the children of a man who died in… Continue reading

Woman who tried to purchase car with fake license is ‘Audi’ there | Bellevue Police Blotter Feb. 6-12

Feb. 6 PUBLIC LIBRARY PERVERT: A man reportedly showed his penis to a female patron at the Newport Library. Feb. 7 CHURCH VANDAL: An unknown… Continue reading

Bellevue middle schoolers’ project launches into space

Three Bellevue middle schoolers watched their experiment — which could help future colonies of humans on Mars one day — launch into space this weekend.… Continue reading

Illegal marijuana growing operation uncovered during Bellevue house fire

Firefighters battling a house fire in the Woodridge neighborhood Tuesday morning uncovered an illegal marijuana growing operation. Around 6:47 a.m. on Feb. 21, the Bellevue… Continue reading

Bellevue police bust drug house near Ardmore Elementary

A home less than a quarter mile from a Bellevue elementary school that was being rented by a convicted felon suspected of dealing drugs was… Continue reading

King County organizations combat apartment evictions that lead to homelessness

Editor’s note: This is the final part of the Reporter’s five-part series regarding homelessness on the Eastside. Each year, thousands of low-income individuals go to… Continue reading

Bellevue College approves extensive master plan

The Bellevue College Board of Trustees voted Friday to approve a master plan that would more than double the campus’ buildings and cost as much… Continue reading

Motorcyclist dead and passenger critically injured after Bellevue crash

A female motorcycle passenger is battling life-threatening injuries after a single vehicle crash in Bellevue Sunday night that killed the male driver. The Bellevue Police… Continue reading

Restaurant employees take down violent drug user | Bellevue Police Blotter Jan. 31 – Feb. 5

Jan. 31 Erratic drunk driver: Citizens reported a Toyota Prius missing its front right tire driving erratically in the Overlake area. Witnesses also reported a… Continue reading

Supreme Court decides in favor of Bellevue firefighters in skin cancer case

The Washington Supreme Court moved this week in favor of two Bellevue firefighters battling melanoma whose insurance benefits were rescinded by the city and state… Continue reading

Bellevue’s black and Hispanic students still less likely to graduate, go to college

Approximately 10 percent of Bellevue School District seniors have historically failed to graduate, a trend that continues today. But in an increasingly diverse district, these… Continue reading

PHOTOS | Snow days in Bellevue

Thousands of kids filled Bellevue’s parks, their cul-de-sacs and driveways to play in the snow after classes were cancelled Monday and Tuesday. The Bellevue School… Continue reading

Close to 2,000 Bellevue buildings still without power

Approximately 2,000 households are still without power following Sunday’s snowstorm. Homes throughout Bellevue’s many neighborhoods were without power as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to… Continue reading