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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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March 25, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Chaplain: Families of missing ‘are in limbo’

ARLINGTON – In his nine years as a volunteer chaplain, Steve Schertzinger has learned well how to tell someone their loved one isn’t coming home. But nothing prepared him for the devastation of the mudslide on Saturday that has left so many families in doubt and desperate for news. “In a death notification, I know what to do,”…

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March 24, 2014 at 6:48 AM

Rescue officials working off a list of 108 unaccounted for

Officials at the massive mudslide on SR 530 said this morning they have reports of 108 missing and unaccounted-for individuals as a result of the disaster. John Pennington, who heads the county’s Department of Emergency Management, quickly added that the reports are vague and insists the number of victims will not be nearly that large. He called 108 a “soft…

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March 23, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Search for victims to continue through the night

During a media briefing Sunday night, Travis Hots, chief of Snohomish County Fire districts 21 and 22, confirmed that the number of dead had reached eight. When pressed for the number of missing, Hots said it was estimated at a dozen, but he said the number is fluid. John Pennington, head of the Snohomish County Department…

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February 19, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Arlington woman charged with killing her long-missing husband

An Arlington woman who was arrested after her ex-husband’s remains were found buried on her property was charged with second-degree murder today. Michele Louise Donohue, 48, caused the death of Byron Wright, in August 2004, charging papers allege. Donohue was arrested Thursday after human remains were found buried under a concrete slab, according to a…

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