A 42-year-old Snoqualmie man died yesterday morning after he lost control of his motorcycle and collided with oncoming traffic on Highway 202, according to the Washington State Patrol.

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A 42-year-old Snoqualmie man died yesterday morning after he lost control of his motorcycle and collided with oncoming traffic on Highway 202, according to the Washington State Patrol.




Jeffrey Broadwell entered oncoming traffic while driving eastbound about 9 a.m., near the Tokul Fish Hatchery north of Snoqualmie, the State Patrol said.




He later died of his injuries at Harborview Medical Center.




He collided with a Ford pickup truck driven by a 55-year-old Sammamish man, and then his motorcycle hit another car before coming to rest on the highway.




Bellevue




Man guilty of selling stolen parts




A 45-year-old Shoreline man has pleaded guilty to selling copper wire, tubing and stainless-steel pipes stolen from three Bellevue stores.




Thomas Michael Needham pleaded guilty Tuesday to four counts of selling stolen property in the first degree, as well as one count of second-degree theft.




Prosecution documents allege that Needham was the leader of a burglary ring that targeted metal-supply stores. Needham and other men chopped up the stolen supplies and sold them as scrap metal, prosecutors said.




He is to be sentenced Aug. 26. Prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 3 ½ years in prison.



Medina



Rudolph to run




again for council




Medina City Councilman Bob Rudolph has announced he will run for a second term on the council in this fall’s election.




Rudolph, who has lived in Medina for 26 years, is a retired medical oncologist.




Snoqualmie




Man pleads not guilty to sex video




A 39-year-old convicted sex offender has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he videotaped a 17-year-old boy performing sex acts.




Kevin James Achartz, a Level 3 sex offender, was charged in King County Superior Court last week with sexual exploitation of a minor, and he pleaded not guilty Tuesday.




According to prosecutors, Achartz taped the boy in May at Achartz’s home near Snoqualmie.




Achartz has at least 10 felony convictions, including second-degree rape, second-degree robbery, second-degree theft and failure to register as a sex offender.




He is in King County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.