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December 23, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Truck driver dies in Blewett Pass crash; victim in Sunday fatality identified

The Associated Press ELLENSBURG — The Washington State Patrol says the driver of a semi-truck killed in a crash Monday morning on Highway 97 at Blewett Pass was driving too fast for conditions. Troopers say the truck ran off the highway and hit a tree. The crash killed 53-year-old Daniel D. Higgenbottom of Gig Harbor. The State Patrol has…

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April 16, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Death toll in Snohomish County slide hits 39

The Oso-area mudslide has claimed the lives of 39 victims, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. In a news release this morning, agency officials said they have positively identified 36 of the 39 people killed in the March 22 slide. Seven people remain missing. RELATED STORIES State land chief breaks vow, takes timber industry money More

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April 15, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Death toll hits 37 in Oso mudslide

The Oso mudslide has claimed the lives of 37 victims, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said this morning. The medical examiner’s office said in a news release that 36 victims have been positively identified. Seven people remain missing. Gov. Jay Inslee issued a directive Monday that flags at all state facilities in Washington be lowered to half-staff…

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March 27, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Dirty, exhausted crews search a landscape ‘put in a blender’

Snohomish County Fire District 22 Chief Travis Hots addresses a news conference in Arlington on Thursday. Hots explains the grim work of looking for bodies in the mud and rubble. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) Of all the descriptions offered of the debris field confronting rescuers at the site of the Oso-area…

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December 27, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Arrests down, fatalities up, over Christmas holiday

The number of drunk drivers arrested over the Christmas holiday weekend was down, according to the Washington State Patrol, but the number of fatalities was up. The State Patrol arrested 161 drivers suspected of being impaired by drugs or alcohol over the holiday weekend.  That’s down from 194 arrests during the same period last year.  It…

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