South Park http://www.kplu.org en Seattle's Pinata Man creates happiness one whack at a time http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-pinata-man-creates-happiness-one-whack-time <p>In Seattle&rsquo;s South Park neighborhood, Alex Lopez has carved out a reputation as the go-to-guy for making unique piñatas.</p><p>Case in point: a 26-foot-long, 7-feet-tall, 6-feet-wide pinata in the shape of a bridge. It dumped 450 pounds of candy.</p><p> Sun, 28 Aug 2011 15:30:23 +0000 Florangela Davila 2449 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's Pinata Man creates happiness one whack at a time Woman who survived brutal Seattle attack testifies http://www.kplu.org/post/woman-who-survived-brutal-seattle-attack-testifies <p>A woman who survived a horrific rape and stabbing in her Seattle home two years ago is telling jurors about her partner, who died in the attack.</p><p>The woman took the stand Wednesday afternoon in the trial of Isaiah Kalebu, who is charged in the case. Kalebu has been barred from the trial due to prior outbursts and was not in the courtroom.</p><p>The woman frequently flashed a broad smile as she told the jury of how her relationship with Teresa Butz blossomed. But she broke down when she described how the two planned to have children together.</p> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 20:50:00 +0000 The Associated Press 1820 at http://www.kplu.org South Park murder trial begins http://www.kplu.org/post/south-park-murder-trial-begins <p>The details are heartbreaking. A lesbian couple subject to unspeakable horror after a stranger breaks into their home in the middle of the night. The high profile case happened in 2009 in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle. Now, the man accused of rape and murder, Isaiah Kalebu,&nbsp; is on trial. Tue, 07 Jun 2011 17:26:23 +0000 Paula Wissel 1801 at http://www.kplu.org South Park murder trial begins Kids break piñata, officials break ground to celebrate future bridge http://www.kplu.org/post/kids-break-pi%C3%B1ata-officials-break-ground-celebrate-future-bridge <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-967473.mp3</p><p>A gigantic <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/seattlesketcher/2014961993_south_park_builds_giant_bridge.html">bridge-shaped piñata </a>spewed more than four hundred pounds of candy last night in south Seattle. It was part of the Cinco de Mayo celebration going on in the city&#39;s South Park neighborhood.&nbsp;</p><p>Earlier in the day, officials broke ground on a new $130-million-dollar bridge that&#39;s going to re-connect that community to major highways. Fri, 06 May 2011 16:23:36 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1545 at http://www.kplu.org Kids break piñata, officials break ground to celebrate future bridge South Park celebrates new bridge on Cinco de Mayo http://www.kplu.org/post/south-park-celebrates-new-bridge-cinco-de-mayo <p>The south Seattle community of <a href="http://www.allaboutsouthpark.com/">South Park</a> is celebrating the beginning of construction on its <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/southparkbridge.aspx">new bridge</a> over the Duwamish with a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Instead of a groundbreaking, they&#39;ll break what&#39;s believed to be the largest&nbsp;piñata ever made in the Northwest...a 20 foot long miniature replica of the new bridge. You can see photos of the piñata under construction at the South Park <a href="http://www.facebook.com/southparkseattle">facebook</a> page.</p><p> Wed, 04 May 2011 20:20:06 +0000 Dave Meyer 1533 at http://www.kplu.org South Park celebrates new bridge on Cinco de Mayo