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BREAKING: Shooting kills woman working at Burien chiropractic office Wed.

BREAKING: Shooting kills woman working at Burien chiropractic office Wed.

BREAKING: A 51-year old woman was killed by a stray bullet in a shooting near SW 152nd Street and 1st Ave South in Burien Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2018. Police say that the 51-year-old female victim... [Read more]

‘Active shooter’ shoots, hits 4 cars on SR 509 in Burien/SeaTac Wed. afternoon

‘Active shooter’ shoots, hits 4 cars on SR 509 in Burien/SeaTac Wed. afternoon

By Scott Schaefer A huge police turnout on and around SR 509 near where south Burien meets the SeaTac City limits was in response to an ‘active shooter’ who shot and hit four vehicles on the... [Read more]

BREAKING: New Non-Profit Group Will Take Over Burien Animal Care & Control

BREAKING: New Non-Profit Group Will Take Over Burien Animal Care & Control

BREAKING: The newly formed Community Animal Resource Education Society (CARES) will be granted a three-year contract to manage Burien Animal Care and Control effective May 1. That was the decision made... [Read more]

BREAKING: Steve Gilbert Resigns As Executive Director Of Discover Burien

BREAKING: Steve Gilbert Resigns As Executive Director Of Discover Burien

In a surprise move, Discover Burien Executive Director Steve Gilbert resigned at Wednesday night’s (Jan 26th) Steering Committee Meeting, to “pursue full-time opportunities,” according... [Read more]

BREAKING: Burien Council Chooses 3 Finalists For Kathy Keene’s Seat

BREAKING: Burien Council Chooses 3 Finalists For Kathy Keene’s Seat

Burien City Council members discuss candidates being considered to replace Kathy Keene on Monday, Nov. 15. Photo by Michael Brunk. Burien City Manager Mike Martin announced late Friday afternoon (Nov.... [Read more]

BREAKING: King County Gives Up Puget Sound Park To Burien

BREAKING: King County Gives Up Puget Sound Park To Burien

by Ralph Nichols King County will cede previously contested Puget Sound Park to Burien when the city annexes much of the North Highline unincorporated area, county Executive Dow Constantine and Mayor... [Read more]

Scott LeVielle Resigns As North Highline Fire Chief

Scott LeVielle Resigns As North Highline Fire Chief

Scott LeVielle by Ralph Nichols North Highline Fire Chief Scott LeVielle announced on Monday (Dec. 21) that he will step aside, clearing the way for adoption of a reduced but balanced 2010 budget for Fire... [Read more]

BREAKING: Fred Jarrett Pitches County’s Plan For Puget Sound Park To Burien Council

BREAKING: Fred Jarrett Pitches County’s Plan For Puget Sound Park To Burien Council

by Ralph Nichols Deputy King County Executive Fred Jarrett spoke to the Burien City Council Monday night (Dec. 7th) about the Puget Sound Park issue, expressing Executive Dow Constantine’s hope that... [Read more]

BREAKING: Bonney-Watson Site Will Pass Away For New Fire Station

BREAKING: Bonney-Watson Site Will Pass Away For New Fire Station

by Ralph Nichols Fire District No. 2 commissioners voted at their Dec. 2 meeting to purchase the Bonney-Watson funeral chapel property at 900 SW 146th St. for a new fire station for the Burien/Normandy... [Read more]

BREAKING: ‘Missing’ Nicholas Francisco Found Alive In Another State, Living Under A New Name

BREAKING: ‘Missing’ Nicholas Francisco Found Alive In Another State, Living Under A New Name

RELATED: VIDEO: Remember Nicholas Francisco? His Life is Now a Lifetime Movie Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Department reported Monday (Nov. 9, 2009) that Nicholas Francisco, a... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police Shoot Christopher Monfort, Cop-Shooting Suspect; Attended HCC, Considered “Lone Domestic Terrorist”

UPDATE: Police Shoot Christopher Monfort, Cop-Shooting Suspect; Attended HCC, Considered “Lone Domestic Terrorist”

UPDATE Sat. 11/7/09: The Seattle Police Department released more information Saturday about Christopher J. Monfort, the suspect shot Friday in Tukwila after being approached about his car, a Datsun B-210... [Read more]

Burien Nissan Hiring, Expected To Re-Open Within Weeks; “Very Good News” For The City

Burien Nissan Hiring, Expected To Re-Open Within Weeks; “Very Good News” For The City

by Ralph Nichols The return of Burien Nissan at 16042 First Avenue South, which closed for business in May, is anticipated in mid-September. “We understand it’s going to be a Nissan agency,... [Read more]

BREAKING NEWS: Burien Nissan Is Now Officially Closed

BREAKING NEWS: Burien Nissan Is Now Officially Closed

Story by Janet Grella
Photos by Michael Brunk

UPDATE 8pm 5/12/09: According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, a company called MD Johnson is advising Burien Nissan’s owner, Rainier Automotive, on the sale of this as well as the Auburn Nissan dealership.

PREVIOUSLY: It’s official – Burien Nissan is now closed.

When we attempted to reach John Antonelli, Sales Manager, he actually hung up on us!

That’s right – rather than talk with us about what’s going on, he hung up the phone. The last time we spoke with Mr. Antonelli (March 30th), he claimed “It’s still business as usual. Should have some good news on financing in a few weeks…”

We then called the dealership’s number and received the following recorded message – listen closely as the woman’s voice cracks on the last sentence (“…and wish you all well.”):

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“Thank you for calling Burien Nissan. At this time our dealership is closed. We have enjoyed being a part of your lives and a part of the Burien community. We appreciate your business over the years and wish you all well.”

According to manta.com, Burien Nissan employed 40 people and had estimated sales of $14.3 million in 2008.

Burien Nissan was part of the Rainier Automotive Group that included Auburn Nissan, along with Eastide Subaru and Eastside Hyandai, both in Kirkland.

At Auburn Nissan the phone rang so long it went to busy (they are closed for business also). At Eastside Subaru we were told that “parts and service are still open and we’re going through a change of ownership and should be open for sales in the next couple of weeks.”

At Eastside Hyandai we got only a voicemail box.

Here’s a photo slideshow of what Burien Nissan looks like now, shot Tuesday afternoon by Photographer Michael Brunk, who says that while he was there, a locksmith was changing the locks on the doors:

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All the associated websites are still functioning, with no mention of any closings, as if it’s “business as usual,” when in reality, it’s not.

Previously, we broke the news that Burien Nissan lost its entire inventory when their “flooring” fell through and the financing company basically repossessed their entire car lot over a 24-hour period around March 13th.

No word yet on what will become of this business, nor of the large lot it sits on.

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BREAKING: Boeing 777 Emergency Landing At Sea-Tac

BREAKING: Boeing 777 Emergency Landing At Sea-Tac

At 3:30pm Wednesday (4/29), a Boeing 777 returned and landed safely at Sea-Tac Airport after reporting an engine fire, then dumping its fuel over Puget Sound.

We raced to the airport in hopes of getting a photo, but, alas, we chose the wrong end of the runway, then were thwarted by Port of Seattle security from getting any closer.

Here’s the release issued by the Port:

Media Advisory Uppdate – 3:30pm

The aircraft emergency has landed safely.

At this time there appears to be no other problem.

The aircraft is taxiing to the gate.

Previously…..

Media Advisory – 3:25pm

Sea-Tac Airport is currently responding to an aircraft emergency at this time.

A Boeing 777 aircraft, identified as Asiana Flight #271 has reported an engine fire.

Currently the aircraft is dumping fuel before returning to the airport.

The aircraft is set to arrive on Sea-Tac’s 16 Center runway.

Rescue crews are in place for response.

We will respond with further information as it becomes available.

BREAKING: Annexation Heading Toward Aug. 18th Vote

BREAKING: Annexation Heading Toward Aug. 18th Vote

The city of Burien announced Tuesday (4/21) that its proposed annexation of the southern part of North Highline will be heading toward a vote of residents this summer, after receiving final approval from the Boundary Review Board last Thursday, April 16th.

The proposed election day for the vote is Tuesday, August 18th, so if you live in the affected area (the yellow “Area X” in the map above), be sure to mark your calendars – this will be your chance to help decide whether Burien annexes your community and becomes your new overlord.

Or not.

A simple majority is all that’s needed for this to pass, and if approved, the annexation will take effect in early 2010.

For more information, or to determine if you live in the proposed annexation area, visit the City of Burien website at www.burienwa.gov/annexation, or call 206-241-4647.