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April 12, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Husband, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide in Shoreline

A husband and wife are dead in what police called an apparent murder-suicide today in Shoreline. Sgt. Kathleen Larson with the King County Sheriff’s Office said she could not immediately say whether the husband or wife was the shooter. Larson said a woman called 911 just before 9 a.m. today to report hearing two shots fired in…


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March 29, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Pausing to remember the mudslide victims

OSO, Snohomish County — Under a grim gray sky, more than 100 volunteers in neon vests huddled at the Oso Fire Department to observe a moment of silence at 10:37 this morning, exactly one week after a deadly mudslide devastated a nearby community. They doffed their baseball caps and bowed their heads as a state trooper and…


0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Darrington, Oso mudslide

March 28, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Darrington comes together following tragedy

DARRINGTON – In one day, Samantha Valencia went from custodian to pizza-maker, to running the community shelter in Darrington. As the news spread of the severity of Saturday’s mudslide, and with the realization that one of her best friends was driving on state Highway 530 when it hit, Valencia did what she could to keep her mind…


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March 27, 2014 at 3:35 PM

This volunteer is bringing music to Darrington

DARRINGTON — Watching the news Tuesday morning, Mikel Cook decided he could no longer sit around doing nothing. He had never heard of Oso before Saturday’s mudslide, and he doesn’t know anyone in the area. But after a quick phone call to his buddy Hunter Jefferys, the two 25-year-olds collected tools, food, a guitar and sleeping bags…


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March 1, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Caution advised after morning crashes on Snoqualmie Pass

After more than 10 collisions this morning, the state Department of Transportation is advising caution on Snoqualmie Pass and has been issuing advisories either requiring or recommending traction tires and chains. Read the latest here. Trooper Chris Webb of the State Patrol said heavy winds and cold temperatures created ice on the road this morning, causing vehicles…


0 Comments | Topics: Snoqualmie Pass, Stevens Pass, Washington State Department of Transportation

February 22, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Oil cleanup, fire investigation continue at La Conner marina

With the smell of diesel strong in the air, dive teams and salvage crews are working quickly at the scene of Shelter Bay Marina in La Conner this morning. After Friday’s fire that sunk seven boats and damaged at least seven more, officials estimate 100 gallons of diesel spilled into the harbor with a possible…


0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Department of Ecology, La Conner, oil cleanup

February 15, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Renton man killed in Pierce County crash

A Renton man died early Saturday after crashing his pickup into a ditch outside Greenwater, Pierce County Authorities say 18-year-old Connor L. Johnson was driving east on Highway 410 when he went off the road, crashing into a ditch near mile marker 48. He died instantly, State Trooper Chris Webb said. Webb said the cause is being…


0 Comments | Topics: crash, Highway 410, Pierce County