Death Section

UPDATE: Victim in fatal August truck rollover was not driving at the time

UPDATE: Victim in fatal August truck rollover was not driving at the time

As many of our Readers may recall, in late August we reported about a tragic truck rollover on the southbound/S. 188th Street exit of SR 509 that resulted in a fatality. The Washington State Patrol at... [Read more]

Man arrested in connection to death of 2-year old boy in SeaTac Sunday

Man arrested in connection to death of 2-year old boy in SeaTac Sunday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Police arrested a 24-year old man Wednesday night (Dec. 6) in connection to the death of a 2-year old boy in SeaTac last Sunday. Police say that on Sunday, Dec. 3,... [Read more]

Man hit, killed by car on 1st Ave South Wednesday night

Man hit, killed by car on 1st Ave South Wednesday night

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting that at around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday night (Nov. 22) in the 17800 block of 1st Ave South (map below), a pedestrian... [Read more]

UPDATE: Arrest made in Friday’s fatal shooting of Burien man in White Center

UPDATE: Arrest made in Friday’s fatal shooting of Burien man in White Center

From our sister site The White Center Blog: King County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a 27-year old Burien man that took place near SW 96th Street and 15th... [Read more]

Burien CARES seeking others who have had bad experiences with pet groomer

Burien CARES seeking others who have had bad experiences with pet groomer

As we recently reported, a Burien pet grooming facility is alleged to have been responsible for the strangulation and subsequent death of a dog named ‘Yoshi.’ Now, Burien CARES Animal Control... [Read more]

Puppy dies after alleged strangulation at Burien animal grooming facility

Puppy dies after alleged strangulation at Burien animal grooming facility

By Jack Mayne A family has reported to Burien CARES that their silky terrier puppy had to be euthanized on Oct. 14, after being groomed at Pretty Paws at 123 SW 158th Street in Burien. Burien resident... [Read more]

Former Highline Schools Superintendent Dr. Kent Matheson has passed away

Former Highline Schools Superintendent Dr. Kent Matheson has passed away

Dr. Kent D. “Matt” Matheson, former Highline Public Schools Superintendent, passed away recently, the district announced…

Burien man arrested for homicide after fight leads to another man’s death

Burien man arrested for homicide after fight leads to another man’s death

A Burien man was arrested and booked into jail after a physical fight on Sunday, Sept. 24 lead to another man’s death. The King County Sheriff’s Office says that just before 9:30 p.m. on Sunday,... [Read more]

Man on skateboard killed after being hit by car in Burien Saturday morning

Man on skateboard killed after being hit by car in Burien Saturday morning

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, a man in his 30s riding a skateboard was killed after he rode directly into the path of a car. Police... [Read more]

Classes for Family Caregivers starting soon

Classes for Family Caregivers starting soon

Classes for Family Caregivers starting soon Are you or someone you know a caregiver?  According to statistics, 80% of all caregiving for adults is done by unpaid family and friends!   Informal caregivers,... [Read more]

Rollover crash on SR 509 exit to S. 188th Street kills man

Rollover crash on SR 509 exit to S. 188th Street kills man

On Tuesday afternoon just after 3 p.m., a semi-truck lost control on the S. 188th Street exit of SR 509 (map below), rolled into a ditch and killed the driver passenger. The Washington State Patrol said... [Read more]

Writer shares her thoughts on the passing of Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

Writer shares her thoughts on the passing of Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

By Rachel Lusby As many of you probably now have heard, the world lost an amazing musician recently – Goldy McJohn, original keyboardist and founding member of Steppenwolf, the band that brought us... [Read more]

Two men dead after apparent murder suicide in SeaTac Wednesday morning

Two men dead after apparent murder suicide in SeaTac Wednesday morning

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Deputies responded to a report of two subjects being shot at a house in the 2400 block of S. 142nd Lane in SeaTac (map below) just before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning... [Read more]

Former Burien Mayor & Councilmember Joan McGilton has passed away

Former Burien Mayor & Councilmember Joan McGilton has passed away

Photo of then-Mayor McGilton at the grand opening of Burien Town Square/City Hall/Library in June, 2009 by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com. Sadly, former Burien Mayor and longtime Councilmember Joan McGilton... [Read more]

Public forum for Tommy Le, high schooler killed by police, will be Wed., July 19

Public forum for Tommy Le, high schooler killed by police, will be Wed., July 19

A public forum for Tommy Le, a South Seattle high schooler who was recently shot and killed by police in Burien, will be held on Wednesday, July 19. Tommy, a 20-year-old high school senior, was shot and... [Read more]

Man found dead in ravine Tuesday morning

Man found dead in ravine Tuesday morning

A man was found dead early Tuesday morning (July 11) in a ravine near 17th Place South and Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below). King County Sheriff’s detectives are calling the death a homicide, but... [Read more]

Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim of the June 13 officer involved shooting in Burien as Tommy Le, 20, and revealed that he was armed with a pen, not a knife as originally... [Read more]

Man shot in head, killed outside cafe/bar in White Center early Sunday morning

Man shot in head, killed outside cafe/bar in White Center early Sunday morning

Around 1:43 a.m. Sunday morning (May 7), police responded to a report of a shooting at the Taradise Cafe – located at 9808 16th Ave SW in White Center (map below) – to find a man dead in the street... [Read more]

Man shot, killed near AM/PM Market on Ambaum early Wednesday morning

Man shot, killed near AM/PM Market on Ambaum early Wednesday morning

Photos by Aaron Wells http://www.aaronwellsphotography.com Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning (April 12), a shooting was reported at the AM/PM Mini Market on Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th Street... [Read more]

Former State Senator King Lysen has passed away; memorial will be Mar. 23

Former State Senator King Lysen has passed away; memorial will be Mar. 23

Former State Senator King Lysen – a beloved husband, father and grandfather – passed away on March 15th at his Burien home. Born March 10th, 1942 in Minneapolis, MN, King was the eldest of four children... [Read more]

Local high school senior Donovan Spann killed in accidental shooting Friday night

Local high school senior Donovan Spann killed in accidental shooting Friday night

Donovan Spann, 18 – a senior at Burien’s New Start High School – was tragically killed in an accidental shooting on Friday night, March 10, Highline Public Schools announced Monday. Another... [Read more]

Former Blog Sales Manager Janet Grella has passed away; memorial March 10

Former Blog Sales Manager Janet Grella has passed away; memorial March 10

Janet Garrott Grella: October 2, 1949 – February 23, 2017 Janet and her husband Michael. On a scooter in Italy. We’re incredibly sad to report that Janet Garrott Grella – South King Media’s... [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]

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]