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February 4, 2015 at 4:15 PM

British Columbia youth soccer coach accused of soliciting sex from minor

A British Columbia man was arrested at a Skagit County park on Tuesday after he traveled to the U.S. to have sex with someone he believed was a 12-year-old girl, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Kuldip “Kelly” Singh Mahal, 47, responded to a Craigslist posting by an undercover agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bristish Columbia, enticement of a minor, U.S. District Court

February 3, 2015 at 5:25 PM

3 Lake Stevens children abandoned by parents in filthy home

LAKE STEVENS — A man and a woman accused of abandoning their three young children without food in a cold, filthy house have been arrested, police said Tuesday. It wasn’t known how long the children had been alone when police removed them Saturday, but the parents had to be tracked down, Lake Stevens police Cmdr. Dennis…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: child abandonment, felony criminal mistreatment and abandonment of a dependent person., Lake Stevens Police Department

February 3, 2015 at 3:21 PM

Snohomish man wounded with own gun in Sunday break-in

The Snohomish man who suffered a gunshot wound during a reported break-in at his home Sunday night was shot with his own gun, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. The sheriff’s office said the weapon was recovered at the scene and is registered to the victim. The 22 year-old Snohomish man remains in stable condition…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: home invasion, shooting, Snohomish

February 2, 2015 at 3:39 PM

State DOT files $17M suit for Skagit River bridge collapse

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A $17 million lawsuit has been filed by the Washington State Department of Transportation to recovers costs related to the 2013 Skagit River bridge collapse. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Skagit County Superior Court, according to a news release from the agency. It names four parties as responsible: the truck…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: lawsuit, Skagit County Superior Court, Skagit River bridge collapse

February 2, 2015 at 10:55 AM

2 men shot outside Hillman City bar

Seattle police gang detectives are investigating a shooting Sunday night that left two people wounded. Police responded to the 5600 block of Rainier Avenue South shortly before 7:30 p.m. for a report of a fight involving a firearm outside a Hillman City bar. Responding officers found blood and a shell casing, but no victims. Police said two men later…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, Seattle Police Department, shooting

January 30, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Snohomish County schools to use ‘panic button’ smart phone app

The Associated Press EVERETT — School districts in Snohomish County are planning a “panic button” system at more than 80 schools. It’s a smart phone application that — with the push of the button — automatically dials 911 and notifies designated people about an emergency. The Daily Herald reports two schools in Everett started testing the panic button in…

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Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Everett School District, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, panic button

January 29, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Man killed in Everett shooting identified

The man who was fatally shot at an Everett apartment complex last week has been identified as Jeffrey J. Wehl, 57. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said Wehl died from a gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death is homicide. Everett police responded to reports of an assault and a gunshot at the Candlewood Apartments, 1022 W….

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Everett, homicide, shooting

January 29, 2015 at 10:10 AM

Police looking for car in fatal Everett hit-and-run

The Associated Press EVERETT — Police are still looking for the car that fatally injured a pedestrian trying to cross a street Monday night near Everett. The Snohomish County sheriff’s office say the car would have front-end damage and be missing an outside mirror. Witnesses say a man was driving. The Daily Herald reports the victim was identified as 53-year-old…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Everett Police Department, hit and run, vehicular homicide

January 26, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Debris found in search for missing plane in Hood Canal

The Associated Press UPDATE, 9:05 a.m. | Officials have not yet officially identified the pilot lost when a small plane crashed Monday in Hood Canal. The Coast Guard says it has notified the pilot’s family, but it is not releasing his name. The Federal Aviation Administration says the only missing aircraft in the area is an RV7. That’s…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Hood Canal, Kitsap County Sheriff, plane crash

January 16, 2015 at 7:04 AM

Wrong-way driver dies in crash on Hwy. 522, west of I-405

UPDATE, 12:35 p.m. | The wrong-way driver was a 38-year-old woman from Kirkland, according to Dominic Ledesma of the Washington State Patrol. Investigators don’t know why she was driving in the wrong lane and don’t believe she was impaired, Ledesma said. UPDATE, 9:25 a.m. | Highway 522 has reopened and all lanes are clear, according to the…

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| More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Bothell, fatality, Woodinville

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