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December 3, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Small plane crashes at Monroe airfield; pilot uninjured

A pilot was uninjured after a small plane flipped at the end of a Monroe airfield runway Wednesday afternoon. The plane crashed at Firstair Field, a privately owned airfield, according to Monroe Fire District 3. The 66-year-old pilot said he had taken the Glasair GlaStar kit aircraft out for a leisurely flight in and was returning…

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September 26, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Woman hit by Community Transit bus in Monroe dies

The Associated Press MONROE — An 82-year-old woman hit by a Community Transit bus Thursday night in Monroe has died of her injuries. The Daily Herald reports Marion Allred died Friday morning at an Everett hospital. Police say she was not in a crosswalk and it was dark and drizzling when she was struck and knocked under…

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September 26, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Bus hits 84-year-old woman in Monroe

The Associated Press MONROE, Wash.  — A Community Transit bus hit an 84-year-old woman Thursday night in Monroe. Police say the woman was knocked under a parked minivan. Witnesses told KIRO 7 an officer lifted the minivan just enough so they could help pull the woman out. She was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett with life-threatening…

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September 25, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Monroe woman accused of shooting man in the leg

Update at 9:41 a.m. Friday: The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says the woman has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail on investigation of second-degree assault with a weapon. Original post: A Monroe woman was taken into custody Thursday night after she allegedly shot a man in the leg. The 32-year-old woman is accused of shooting the man…

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August 29, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Bird-feeder-raiding bear released back into the wild

The Associated Press MONROE, Wash. — An underweight black bear that used to live off a Redmond family’s bird feeder has been rehabilitated and released back into the wild. KOMO-TV reports the 1-year-old bear weighed around 45 pounds when it was captured in June, about half the expected weight for a bear of that age. During rehab, naturalists…

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May 29, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Monroe High students caught changing grades

MONROE  (AP) — Four Monroe High School students are in trouble after installing a keylogger on a teacher’s computer that gave them access and allowed them to change their grades in a science class they were failing. The Daily Herald reports two of the students were directly involved in the grade-changing. The others were…

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December 17, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Bungling burglars bagged after botched Monroe break-in

Hard to imagine much more going wrong for these burglars.

Four teens were arrested last night after a break-in at an AT&T store in Monroe that had no shortage of witnesses.

Police were dispatched to the store in the 19100 block of Highway 2 just before 10:30 p.m. after one witness reported seeing a suspicious vehicle, described as a dark-colored Ford sedan, parked in front of the closed business. The witness then heard glass falling and then saw the car drive away, Monroe police said.

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December 14, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Scrappy the dog aids escape from fire blamed on Christmas tree

A fire traced to a Christmas tree destroyed a Monroe home this morning, but both residents asleep in the house escaped, thanks to a dog named Scrappy. Nineteen firefighters from Monroe, Sultan and Maltby responded to the fire, which was reported just after 8 a.m. in the 15300 block of 182nd Avenue Southeast, according to Monroe Fire…

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June 26, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Monroe police sergeant accused of sex crimes

MONROE  (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says an investigation by its Missing and Exploited Children’s Task Force led to charges against a 58-year-old man who was a police drug awareness officer for schools in Monroe. The patrol says former Sgt. Carlos Martinez is charged with voyeurism, child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor. He’s…

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