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May 7, 2014 at 6:27 AM

Fire hits Mountlake Terrace church

Update at 11:53 a.m.: Investigators have determined the fire at Mount Zion Lutheran Church was caused by smoking materials discarded into a plastic container. The fire did an estimated $300,000 damage. Original post: A Mountlake Terrace church was heavily damaged in an early morning blaze that left one firefighter with minor injuries, according to fire officials. Fire…


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August 6, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Fire damages Mount Vernon church

The Associated Press MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon fire chief says the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are helping investigate a church fire. The fire early Sunday burned about 25 percent of the Trinity Lutheran Church and caused smoke and water damage throughout the building Fire Chief Roy Hari told the  More

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March 8, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Wedding date, ring: Des Moines woman charged with stalking

Madaline Ann Desmet thought she’d met the man of her dreams through her church Sunday school program. The Des Moines woman, who’s a real estate agent, allegedly confessed her “undying love” to the man a few months after meeting him and was rebuffed. But Desmet persisted, with packages, love letters and emails. In December, Desmet, 64, even…


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