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March 29, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Mudslide death toll now 18; missing drops to 30

ARLINGTON — The death toll from last Saturday’s deadly mudslide has risen to 18 while the number of missing and unaccounted for has dropped dramatically to 30. The new numbers were announced a short time ago during the nightly media briefing in Arlington given by Jason Biermann, program manager for the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management. Biermann…

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

March 29, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Oso church to be part of community rebuilding

OSO, Snohomish County — Pastor Gary Ray of the Oso Community Church said no memorial services have been scheduled for congregants of his church. “Everything’s almost on hold,” he said during a news briefing Saturday morning. “People are waiting to see what happens.” Ray said the 100-year-old church intends to play a role in the community’s rebuilding. “The community…

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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…

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

March 29, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Mudslide searchers at risk from chemical contaminants

ARLINGTON — Dick Walker, senior spill responder with the state Department of Ecology’s spill-response program, said two teams of materials specialists are working to find and contain contaminants at the Oso-area mudslide site to protect searchers and the public. Walker said the entire mudslide site is presumed to be contaminated with household chemicals, diesel and propane…

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February 1, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Man arrested in New Year’s Eve arson at Neighbours nightclub

A 30-year-old man was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion that he set a fire on New Year’s Eve at Neighbours nightclub on Capitol Hill, according to Seattle police. Police earlier said that someone poured gasoline and set fire to it on a carpeted stairway inside the gay dance club. The fire was quickly extinguished, and someone…

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November 17, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Burlington man killed in Skagit County crash

A 59-year-old Burlington man was killed Sunday night when his pick-up truck crashed into a tree in Skagit  County, according to the Washington State Patrol. The crash occurred at about 7 p.m.in the 1300 block of Beaver Lake Road, north of the town of Clear Lake. Trooper Mark Francis said the driver was wearing a seatbelt. The driver’s identity was not…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Burlington, car crash, Skagit County

November 17, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Heavy snow closes Chinook and Cayuse passes

  Worried that heavy snows could trigger avalanches, the Washington State Department of Transportation has temporarily closed State Route 410 at Chinook Pass and State Route 123 at Cayuse pass. About 20 inches of snow have fallen on the passes since Friday, and several more feet are expected by tomorrow. WashDOT maintenance crews are keeping an eye on conditions to…

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November 17, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Credit union in Edmonds robbed mid-day

A man in a checkered hoodie robbed an Alaska Credit Union branch in broad daylight today after handing a teller a note in which he demanded cash and claimed to possess a gun, according to Edmonds police. The suspect made off with an undetermined amount of cash from the bank branch, located inside a Safeway store in the 23000 block of Highway 99,…

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November 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Driver in custody for vehicular assault in I-5 roller crash in Federal Way

UPDATED: 9:40 p.m. Corrects earlier information from the Washington State Patrol The driver of a pick-up truck  is in custody for vehicular assault after the truck rolled off the Interstate 5 freeway onto South 288th Street in Federal Way, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Webb. The driver and a passenger were found conscious and alert after the crash, which occurred at about 7:40 p.m….

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