Residents at First Hill 17-story affordable high-rise face another week without elevator service

Residents of the “largest building constructed by any affordable housing provider in Seattle” have been trying to live in the 17-story First Hill high-rise without elevator service. Damage from a fire earlier this month has left residents of The Rise … Continue reading

Police: Evidence links First Hill ax murder suspect to killing of homeless man in 12th Ave alley

Seattle Police say they have evidence that Liam Kryger, the First Hill resident jailed and charged in the bloody ax killing outside Seattle’s Town Hall in February, also used the weapon to slaughter a man sleeping in a 12th Ave … Continue reading

Police say man shot as gunfire reported at huge rooftop party atop First Hill apartment tower

A pre-dawn party with a reported 200 revelers on the rooftop of a luxury First Hill apartment building ended with gunfire and a bloodied victim in serious condition early Sunday morning. Seattle Police were called to the 700 block of … Continue reading

Suspect pleads not guilty in First Hill ax murder of homeless camper

The 25-year-old First Hill resident charged in the killing of a homeless man outside Seattle’s Town Hall has pleaded not guilty. Liam Kryger is charged with first degree murder. King County Prosecutors say Kryger killed 52-year-old Daravuth Van with an ax as he … Continue reading

Standoff with robbery suspects inside First Hill apartment unit shuts down Madison

Five people were taken into custody and police had the area around Madison and Boylston locked down Thursday morning while dealing with a group of robbery suspects believed to be barricaded inside a sixth floor apartment unit. SPD was called … Continue reading

First Hill man arrested in ax murder as Seattle Police secretly searched for suspect preying on homeless — UPDATE: CHARGED

Details from Chief Adrian Diaz of the arrest of a First Hill resident in the brutal ax murder of a homeless man outside 8th Ave’s Town Hall last month reveal Seattle Police were secretly tracking a possible killer preying on … Continue reading

Fire-ravaged building home to Vito’s and 75 low-income apartments demolished on First Hill

The 122-year-old apartment building home to Vito’s and providing subsidized housing in its four stories above Madison has been demolished and trucked away. There is no public plan for what will come next on the former site of The Madison … Continue reading

‘Suspicious death’ investigation after man found down outside First Hill’s Town Hall — UPDATE

Seattle Police are investigating after a man was found dead outside Town Hall on First Hill early Thursday morning. SPD said it was investigating the death as suspicious. Seattle Fire was called to the scene just after 5 AM to … Continue reading

$410M price tag for downtown connector as First Hill Streetcar continues to stand alone

With a new $410 million price tag for a long-planned connection to the line, it looks like the First Hill Streetcar will remain a stub. When service first began in February 2016 on the 10-station route connecting Capitol Hill’s Broadway … Continue reading