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A Kent man is facing assault charges after he allegedly stabbed a fellow patient in the behavioral health wing of Overlake Medical Center on June 15

Assault charges for mental health patient in alleged Overlake stabbing | Man allegedly stabbed another patient repeatedly with plexiglass, broke nurse’s nose

A 24-year-old Kent man undergoing mental health treatment at Overlake Medical Center last week is facing assault charges after he allegedly stabbed a fellow patient repeatedly in the head and broke a nurse's nose when she tried to intervene.

A Kent man is facing assault charges after he allegedly stabbed a fellow patient in the behavioral health wing of Overlake Medical Center on June 15

Brazens opening new restaurant in Lincoln Square Expansion

Bellevue 520 Bar & Grill owners Joseph and Randi Brazen have tapped into the Lincoln Square Expansion, with plans to open a new restaurant inside the new development under construction.

This design rendering shows how a 58-unit affordable housing complex will fit in behind  St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

Council adds St. Luke’s to comprehensive plan update

The Bellevue City Council on Monday approved the addition St. Luke's Lutheran Church's Bellevue Way Northeast property to its 2015 comprehensive plan update, calling for the site to be rezoned to allow for multifamily housing.

This design rendering shows how a 58-unit affordable housing complex will fit in behind  St. Luke's Lutheran Church.
The University of Washington and Tsinghua University — a Chinese research university — announced Thursday a partnership to create the Global Innovation Exchange in Bellevue's Spring District.

Global Innovation Exchange coming to Spring District | UW, Chinese university partner for research, problem-solving

The University of Washington has partnered with a Chinese research university to create a graduate institute in Bellevue's Spring District — with $40 million in foundational backing from Microsoft — that will host international students and faculty set on finding global solutions to some of the world's biggest problems.

The University of Washington and Tsinghua University — a Chinese research university — announced Thursday a partnership to create the Global Innovation Exchange in Bellevue's Spring District.
A Republic Services garbage truck driver had to dump about 8

Garbage truck forced to dump flaming load in Somerset

A Republic Services garbage truck was forced to dump 8,000 pounds of recycling along the 4300 block of 136th Place Southeast on Wednesday, after the driver noticed flaming pieces of paper flying out of the rear load container.

A Republic Services garbage truck driver had to dump about 8

County project to prevent sewer line damage

King County is working to stop erosion along a portion of Coal Creek that is creating the potential for sewage to be discharged into the water that runs into Lake Washington.

Police: Suicidal woman stabs man during domestic dispute

A 30-year-old Bellevue man was sent to Harborview Medical Center when a woman he was in a domestic dispute with allegedly stabbed him in the back Wednesday night.

Two plumbers were sent to Harborview Medical Center Thursday morning with significant burns after they struck a gas line

Gas line explosion in Bellevue sends two to Harborview | Plumbers were working at commercial building

Two plumbers working on a commercial building on the 14300 block of Southeast Eastgate Way were rushed to Harborview Medical Center with severe burns after they accidentally struck a gas line that exploded and caught the structure on fire.

Two plumbers were sent to Harborview Medical Center Thursday morning with significant burns after they struck a gas line

City committing $2 million to KidsQuest

The Bellevue City Council is ready to approve $2 million in funding for KidsQuest, as the children's museum continues a capital campaign for its new site downtown.

Police had to escort a wandering beaver from the Chick-fil-A parking lot back to its habitat seven blocks away on Tuesday.

Beaver receives police escort | Wandering rodent found in Chick-fil-A lot

A stray beaver needed an escort from the Chick-fil-A parking lot Tuesday night, after police report the 45-pound aquatic rodent wandered seven blocks from its habitat.

Police had to escort a wandering beaver from the Chick-fil-A parking lot back to its habitat seven blocks away on Tuesday.

Health board charges naturopathic physician with unprofessional conduct | Doctor allegedly aided in sale of illegal hormone injections

The Washington Department of Health's Board of Naturopathy has charged a naturopathic physician in Bellevue with unprofessional conduct, three years after Steven P. MacPherson allegedly prescribed patients illegal hormone injections marketed and sold as part of a weight loss program.

Sound Transit taking comments on ST3 | Board to shore up projects in August

Sound Transit may still be waiting for authority from the Legislature to seek $15 billion in voter-approved funding for its third set of long-range capital projects, but planning for the future of public transportation remains on schedule.

Police say a suspect shot at by an officer Friday night was carrying a pellet gun with the barrel drilled out to look like a real firearm.

UPDATE: Report says officer shot at man pointing gun at police | Firearm a pellet gun; Lieutenant involved in 2007 fatal shooting

A Bellevue Police lieutenant is on administrative leave after firing at a suspect who allegedly pulled a modified pellet gun on officers responding to a domestic disturbance in the Lake Hills neighborhood on Friday night.

Police say a suspect shot at by an officer Friday night was carrying a pellet gun with the barrel drilled out to look like a real firearm.
A man convicted of causing a hash oil explosion at the Hampton Greens Apartment complex on Nov. 5

Man receives 9-year sentence for Hampton Greens hash oil explosion

A man whose amateur hash oil operation caused a massive explosion and fire that tore through the Hampton Greens Apartments two years ago, leaving several injured – one later dying — was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday.

A man convicted of causing a hash oil explosion at the Hampton Greens Apartment complex on Nov. 5
Following a lengthy investigation by the Eastside Narcotics Task Force

Task force makes heroin bust in Renton Highlands

Following a lengthy investigation by the Eastside Narcotics Task Force, two people were arrested at an apartment in the Renton Highlands, where five ounces of heroin and an ounce of methamphetamine valued together at $15,000 were recovered.

Following a lengthy investigation by the Eastside Narcotics Task Force

Church one step away from affordable housing approval | St. Luke’s proposes complex over parking lot

St. Luke's Lutheran Church's plan to construct an affordable housing complex on its Bellevue Way property has the go-ahead from the planning commission, its last hurdle being the city council.

Carlos Vasquez-Castillo

Police looking for armed felon | Vasquez-Castillo allegedly fled from officers during domestic disturbance

Bellevue Police are warning the public to be on the lookout for a possibly armed felon who eluded officers following a domestic disturbance response on May 31.

Carlos Vasquez-Castillo
The Bellevue City Council on Monday

Council clears Crossroads Village development | Agreement adds park enhancements

The Bellevue City Council cleared a land use change and development agreement on Monday to allow for the construction of Intracorp Seattle’s 350,000-square-foot Crossroads Village complex at the former Haggen grocery site.

The Bellevue City Council on Monday
A number of Bellevue firefighters underwent wildfire training near Carnation this week. A hot

Firefighters prepare for bad summer

Fire officials are warning residents in the Puget Sound region about increased fire danger expected this summer due to uncommonly high temperatures and less-than-average precipitation. That danger is expected to increase severely when illegal fireworks start flying for the Fourth of July.

A number of Bellevue firefighters underwent wildfire training near Carnation this week. A hot

Prosecutor charges Bellevue preschool assistant with sex offense | Renton man allegedly pulled down 5-year-old’s pants, checked for wiping

The King County Prosecutor's Office on Thursday charged a Puesta del Sol preschool teacher's assistant with communication with a minor for immoral purposes, following several incidences in which he allegedly insisted upon checking a 5-year-old girl's backside when she finished using the restroom.