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KING-5 Investigative reporter with focus on criminal justice, traveler, foodie, soccer fan. Email me lbyron@king5.com

WA a leader in race to replace aging natural gas pipes

king5.com — It's been ten years since an explosion rocked the quiet suburban Spiritridge neighborhood in Bellevue. A decade may be a long time, but it's not long enough for people who witnessed the explosion to forget what they saw that day. The smell of natural gas drew people out of their homes on the morning of Sept.

Toddler rescued, but search for family continues

king5.com — ARLINGTON, Wash. -- "I'm from Pennsylvania -Scranton, Pennsylvania. I'm here because I love my family and I'm after them." Thirty-four-year-old Kevin Ryce has flown 3,000 miles to Washington on a personal rescue mission. He's gearing up at the Arlington Walmart for what could be the most difficult day of his life Wednesday.

Homeless vets say program promising help was 'a nightmare'

king5.com — Kathie King is still adjusting to her whirlwind move from New Mexico to Oak Harbor -- a move that began last summer after she saw an ad on Craigslist. King said the ad intrigued her because it was titled, "Homes for Heroes, Homes for Veterans."

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Officer disciplined for drinking, driving police truck

king5.com — Bellevue Police Officer Dion Robertson has been punished for driving a police bomb squad truck to a brew pub, drinking two beers, then driving the department vehicle to another officer's home, where he drank more. Robertson was seen drinking the beer at the Issaquah Brew House on November 10 where he was attending an appreciation dinner for the Bellevue SWAT team.

Seattle full of speeders and tailgaters, police say

king5.com — Poll: What's the most annoying habit of Seattle area drivers? There's a common perception that Seattle drivers are polite to a fault, and pokey as a rule. But the police officers who patrol the city's roads say otherwise. Seattle's streets are less crowded than three years ago, but the rate of collisions is rising.

On-board camera shows Boise bus crashing into building

king5.com — BOISE -- Valley Regional Transit released the video from the camera inside a bus that crashed into the Idaho Power building last month. The driver has been charged with negligent driving. Investigators say there's evidence the driver, a 59-year-old man from Boise, was driving drowsy and appeared to have his eyes closed just prior to the crash.

Calif. firm selected to lead search for Seattle's next top cop

king5.com — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is turning to a familiar California company to conduct a nationwide search for the city's next police chief --Bob Murray & Associates. The firm has conducted over 150 searches for police chiefs in cities with populations ranging from 2,000 to 3 million, according to Jeff Reading, communications director for Mayor Murray.

$225,000 payout to man mauled by Lakewood K-9

king5.com — Chad Boyles of Pierce County has agreed to a settlement of $225,000 for injuries inflicted when he was attacked by a Lakewood police dog in 2011. Boylessued the City of Lakewood in federal court requesting $3 million in damages; the case was expected to go to trial this summer.

King Co. Sheriff fires deputy who threatened to arrest reporter

king5.com — A King County Sheriff's deputy involved in confrontation with a Seattle journalist last year has been fired. Deputy "K.C." Patrick Saulet was fired for dishonesty and abuse of authority, according to a termination letter dated January 30. Saulet was one of several law enforcement officers who threatened to arrestDominic Holden during a July 30 confrontation.
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Nov 20, 2014

RT @bennyg312: The kennel club is in the finest form I've seen in years. #ZagUp #UnitedWeZag @kcboard

Nov 20, 2014

RT @SocialInSeattle: Woodland Park Zoo closing elephant exhibit: Woodland Park Zoo will phase out its elephant exhibit, saying its ... bit.ly/1qwbhJ5

Nov 20, 2014

RT @breakingseanews: The BBC Revives Luther for New Two-Part Miniseries: The actor is set to reprise his role as detective John Luther,… dlvr.it/7ZWW5C

Nov 20, 2014

RT @GonzagaBulldogs: Looking back ten years ago today, the Zags tipped off in the McCarthey Athletic Center for the first time! goza.gs/1yU9EDP

Nov 20, 2014

RT @GonzagaBulldogs: Halftime in The Kennel, #13 @ZagMBB leads Saint Joseph’s 48-10! @GBell_5 leads the Zags with 18 points. #UnitedWeZag pic.twitter.com/sceYlm0rCS

Nov 20, 2014

RT @DoloDower: The zags are not playing around right now sheesh lol they look unstoppable from from all angles

Nov 20, 2014

RT @KHQDaveCotton: Karnowski is now making mid-range jumpers? Holy moly this #Zags team could make some serious noise. #GoZags #Spokane

Nov 20, 2014

RT @ZagMBB: .@GBell_5 is unconscious from deep. Now 5-6 from three and has 18 points. Zags up 46-10 on St. Joe's. #UnitedWeZag

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