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Arts, BEDP, Citizen of Year, CARES & more on agenda for Monday council

Arts, BEDP, Citizen of Year, CARES & more on agenda for Monday council

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s (March 6) Burien City Council meeting: The Council will hold a Special Meeting starting at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers for the purpose... [Read more]

Woman found badly beaten in White Center early Thursday morning

Woman found badly beaten in White Center early Thursday morning

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a woman was found badly beaten near the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) building in the... [Read more]

Burien Police arrest graffiti vandals near troubled apartments, find handgun

Burien Police arrest graffiti vandals near troubled apartments, find handgun

On Thursday, Feb. 23 at 3:20 a.m., Burien Police officers were called to investigate several subjects who were likely spray painting graffiti at a business in the 13600 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW, the site... [Read more]

Family offering $10,000 for information about Burien murder of Timothy Hovey

Family offering $10,000 for information about Burien murder of Timothy Hovey

Family members of murder victim Timothy Hovey (pictured above) are offering a $10,000 reward for information that will lead to an arrest and conviction of a suspect in his homicide, which took place in... [Read more]

LETTER: Why is Burien using a convicted felon to do animal enforcement?

LETTER: Why is Burien using a convicted felon to do animal enforcement?

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor: Why is Burien using... [Read more]

Man shot, seriously injured outside Boulevard Park Library Monday afternoon

Man shot, seriously injured outside Boulevard Park Library Monday afternoon

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that on Monday (Feb. 27) at around 4:55 p.m., police responded to a report of a man shot outside the Boulevard Park Library in the 12000 block of Roseberg... [Read more]

Woman killed in hit & run in Burien Friday night identified as April Fait, 73

Woman killed in hit & run in Burien Friday night identified as April Fait, 73

The woman killed by a hit and run driver – who is still at large – outside the Highline Performing Arts Center Friday night, Feb. 24, has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s... [Read more]

BEDP, oil spill, bridge closure & new logo on agenda for tonight’s Study Session

BEDP, oil spill, bridge closure & new logo on agenda for tonight’s Study Session

At tonight’s Study Session (Monday, Feb. 27), the Burien City Council will interview and vote on new members to the BEDP and arts commission, vote to waive competitive bidding requirements for both... [Read more]

Hit & run near Highline Performing Arts Center Friday night kills woman

Hit & run near Highline Performing Arts Center Friday night kills woman

Photo courtesy Darla Green Police closed down S. 152nd east of 1st Ave South for the investigation. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a woman has died after... [Read more]

‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be at City Hall on Monday, March 6

‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be at City Hall on Monday, March 6

A ‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be held at Burien City Hall on Monday, March 6, starting at 6 p.m. The rally – intended to share residents’ concerns about rising crime... [Read more]

Possible gang-related shooting near Burien Transit Center Friday night

Possible gang-related shooting near Burien Transit Center Friday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a possible gang-related shooting took place near the Burien Transit Center Friday night around 6:15 p.m. Police said that nobody was shot or injured,... [Read more]

Police-involved collision blocks streets on SW 148th Street Saturday

Police-involved collision blocks streets on SW 148th Street Saturday

On Saturday, Feb. 11, a deputy-involved collision blocked streets near the Burien Transit Center. Police say that an officer called in an accident at about 11:30 a.m. at SW 148th Street and 4th Ave... [Read more]

Reward offered for passport stolen from truck in Olde Burien Friday night

Reward offered for passport stolen from truck in Olde Burien Friday night

From resident John White: ​David White parked his truck next to the Masonic temple Friday evening (Feb. 10) and walked to the 909 for dinner. He returned to his truck after dinner to find his back window... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I want the City Council to communicate cleanly…’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I want the City Council to communicate cleanly…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council Members, Breaking your word... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding suspect SUV wanted in fatal hit & run

Police seeking public’s help finding suspect SUV wanted in fatal hit & run

Conlan Anderson King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a vehicle involved in a hit and run that killed a pedestrian in Burien this weekend. The suspect vehicle... [Read more]

Fatal hit & run kills pedestrian in Burien Saturday morning; police seeking help

Fatal hit & run kills pedestrian in Burien Saturday morning; police seeking help

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a hit & run killed a pedestrian in the 12600 block of 1st Ave South (map below) near Puget Sound Park around 3:45 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb.... [Read more]

Fundraiser set up for Wilmer Donis, hit by car on Ambaum Jan. 24

Fundraiser set up for Wilmer Donis, hit by car on Ambaum Jan. 24

As we previously reported, just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, a man named Wilmer Donis was struck – and severely injured – by a vehicle in the 13800 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien. Wilmer... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – who represents this area – released the following statement on the President’s “unconstitutional” Executive Actions effectively... [Read more]

VIDEO: Police seeking help finding SUV wanted in connection with homicide

VIDEO: Police seeking help finding SUV wanted in connection with homicide

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating a vehicle they say was used in a homicide at Beaver Lake Park on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Detectives arrested a woman at a house in... [Read more]

Trump travel ban results in huge protest at Sea-Tac Airport Saturday

Trump travel ban results in huge protest at Sea-Tac Airport Saturday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Several travelers were detained at Sea-Tac Airport on Saturday (Jan. 28) as a result of President Trump’s executive order that bans immigrants and refugees from... [Read more]

Police shoot two men during homicide investigation in Des Moines Friday night

Police shoot two men during homicide investigation in Des Moines Friday night

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Two men were shot by King County Sheriff’s Officers during a homicide investigation in Des Moines Friday night, Jan. 27, 2017. Police say that detectives received... [Read more]

Trump sanctuary cities order has no effect on Burien ordinance, city attorney says

Trump sanctuary cities order has no effect on Burien ordinance, city attorney says

By Jack Mayne Nothing in the recently passed Burien ordinance making the city an immigration sanctuary will run afoul of the recent order from President Trump regarding the punishment of sanctuary cities. Simply... [Read more]

Large police turnout in search for wanted suspect in Burien Thursday

Large police turnout in search for wanted suspect in Burien Thursday

The King County Sheriff’s Office told The B-Town Blog that officers are chasing a man wanted on a domestic violence warrant near Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 124th-128th Streets Thursday afternoon, Jan.... [Read more]

Safe firearm storage giveaway event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11

Safe firearm storage giveaway event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11

A Safe Firearm Storage Giveaway Event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Outdoor Emporium in Seattle (1701 4th Ave. South, Seattle 98134): To encourage safe firearm storage,... [Read more]