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June 27, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Felony warrant issued for sex offender seen in Snohomish County

A felony arrest warrant has been issued for a Level III sex offender from Canada who is wanted for failure to register with detectives and was recently seen in Snohomish County. Kevin Scott Miller, 45, was convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual assault in Canada, where there is a non-extraditable warrant for his arrest,…

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June 26, 2014 at 7:37 PM

2 safe after raft overturns in Stillaguamish River

ARLINGTON — Two rafters are safe after a raft overturned in a fast-moving section of the South Fork Stillaguamish River in the Arlington area. The Daily Herald of Everett reports that one man clung to some fallen tree branches Thursday afternoon until a swift water rescue team could reach him by hovercraft. Arlington Rural Fire District…

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May 17, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Saturday Memo: Police send message to new chief … Wooing tourists post-mudslide … Sounders play tonight

Weather: Nice, with increasing chance for showers later today. Upper 60s. Chance for rain increases Sunday. National Weather Service forecast Traffic: In Seattle, the right lane of the southbound Alaskan Way Viaduct and the South Atlantic Street offramp are closed until 5 p.m. today — a couple of hours before the Sounders…

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May 8, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Travelers to Darrington events may use SR530 mudslide bypass

State Transportation (WSDOT) officials today loosened restrictions on use of a one-lane road that bypasses the Highway 530 mudslide, saying that people headed to community events in the highway corridor may travel the route. “We’re thrilled,” said Martha Rasmussen, an organizer of Darrington Day on May 31.  “Without that road we would have been sunk.” The decision will also help visitors headed to…

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May 5, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Boyfriend arrested in Arlington woman’s shooting death

The boyfriend of an Arlington woman who was fatally shot in early April was arrested this evening in connection with her death, according to the Arlington Police Department. Jessica C. Jones, 25, was found with a gunshot wound to the head in an Arlington residence on April 8 after officers received reports of an assault…

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April 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM

State Patrol: Wash. mudslide area not for tourists

ARLINGTON  (AP) — Three weeks after the deadly Oso mudslide, the Washington State Patrol wants drivers to know the slide area is “not a tourist attraction.” In a statement Friday, Trooper Keith Leary says only rescuers and emergency vehicles are allowed past the closure points along Washington Highway 530 on the west and east ends of…

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April 9, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Police investigate Arlington woman’s death as homicide

ARLINGTON — Police in Arlington are investigating the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old woman as a homicide. City spokeswoman Kristin Banfield says the woman found shot in the head Tuesday afternoon at a home died early Wednesday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The woman’s name has not yet been released.

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April 8, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Woman in critical condition after shooting in Arlington

A woman was shot in Arlington this afternoon, according to the City of Arlington. Officers responding to an assault with weapons call in the 6800 block of 188th Street Northeast found the woman with a gunshot wound shortly before 3 p.m., spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said. The woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

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March 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Darrington commuters brace for lengthy journey

ARLINGTON– Families commuting between Arlington and Darrington for work and school are struggling to come to terms with the roadblock on state Highway 530 created by last Saturday’s mudslide. Jeff Voter, a fence repairman who lives in Darrington, says that his family is beginning to grasp the emotional and financial toll of a long and circuitous detour between…

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March 26, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Driver OK after car slams into Arlington motel

A woman avoided injury Tuesday when her car slammed into the side of the Smokey Point Motor Inn in Arlington. The accident happened just before 3 p.m. at 17329 Smokey Point Drive, when a 22-year-old woman drove into the  building. She declined medical aid. The Arlington Fire Department assisted building officials in installing a temporary upright to support…

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