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December 8, 2013 at 12:50 PM
A burn ban is in effect in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties due to stagnant weather conditions and increasing levels of air pollution.
Puget Sound Clean Air Energy said the ban prohibits the use of fireplaces and uncertified woodstoves in all three counties. In addition, the use of pellet stoves and certified woodstoves is prohibited in Snohomish County where the ban is categorized as a Stage 2 ban.
The ban will continue until further notice but does not affect those who depend on a wood-burning device as their only source of heat, according to the agency.
“Calling a burn ban when it’s this cold out is not something we want to do, or that we take lightly,” Craig Kenworthy, the executive director of the agency, wrote in a news statement released Sunday. “People in our region have already been exposed to high levels of fine particle pollution a number of times this year. We’re asking people to use another source of heat for what we hope is a short time.”
The purpose of a ban is to reduce the amount of pollution due to excessive wood smoke. Violators could be subject to a $1,000 fine, the agency said.
July 31, 2013 at 11:33 AM
Recognize the guys in this video? If so, police want to hear from you.
Surveillance video captured the two men after they broke into a Burger King in Snohomish. Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies responded to the restaurant after an employee arrived for work early Monday morning and discovered someone had tried to break into the safe by using some sort of a grinding tool.
Anyone who recognizes the men is asked to call 360-568-0888 during business hours, or 911 after hours.
July 24, 2013 at 1:29 PM
Snohomish police say two men suffered stab wounds last night when they were attacked by two strangers at a school campus.
The attack happened around 11:45 p.m. as the two victims and a third man were throwing a Frisbee at the former Freshman Campus for Snohomish High School, in the 600 block of Glen Avenue. A man and woman, both about 20, approached the men and asked if they had seen their lost dog, police said.
Without warning, the man and woman attacked the group, stabbing two of the men, ages 23 and 22. Police said their wounds were not life-threatening and they were treated at local hospitals. The third member of the group was not hurt.
Poliec searched for the attackers but didn’t locate any suspects.
June 28, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 64-year-old man after a Friday evening shooting in Snohomish that seriously injured a 48-year-old man, officials said.
Four other people were also detained and released in connection to the incident, which may have started as a burglary attempt, said Shari Ireton, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
The shooting occurred in the 300 block of South Carpenter Road at around 5:30 p.m., Ireton said.
Officials responding to the initial report of a possible home burglary found the victim with a gunshot wound in his leg. He told deputies that the suspect was driving a white Dodge truck.
The victim was transported to a nearby hospital.
The suspect, arrested later, was expected to be charged with 1st-degree assault.
June 3, 2013 at 6:36 PM
A 27-year-old man who died in a skydiving accident last Friday has been identified as Glen Leland Hobbs Jr. of Kirkland.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said Hobbs died of an intracranial hemorrhage and several other extremity fractures.
Hobbs had been skydiving with a group of people above Harvey Field with a company called Skydive Snohomish, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Witnesses of the accident said Hobbs deployed his parachute, but still landed too fast. He was declared dead at the scene.
Elaine Harvey, a spokeswoman for Skydive Snohomish, said Hobbs was an experienced skydiver with a history of over 400 jumps. His injuries were sustained while attempting to execute “a highly advanced maneuver,” she said.
Hobbs was previously reported as being from Vancouver, Wash.
March 2, 2013 at 10:51 AM
A 41-year-old inmate who died Thursday in the Snohomish County Jail has been identified as Leon B. Moore of Snohomish, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
When corrections staff went to check on Moore in the jail’s medical facility they found he was not breathing and unresponsive. CPR was performed by paramedics who were called to the scene.
The cause and manner of his death is pending further studies by the examiner’s office and a death investigation is being conducted by sheriff’s detectives, as is standard procedure.
January 22, 2013 at 6:27 PM
Two Snohomish residents have been missing since Jan. 8, and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help to find them.
Neither Jason J. Dolman, 31, nor Riza P. Ysulat, 36, have been at their jobs since Jan. 8.
Dolman and Ysulat, who are dating, left medications and other personal items in their homes. Both their cellphones have been turned off, the sheriff’s office says.
They were driving a red 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage, Washington license plate AJN4025, the sheriff’s office says in a news release.
Anybody who has seen Dolman or Ysulat or the car is asked to call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 425-388-3845.
January 2, 2013 at 9:02 AM
The Associated Press
A Snohomish woman won $147,000 on “Wheel of Fortune.”
Cindy Kling told The Daily Herald she was the second-highest winner on the TV game show, after a $1 million winner four years ago.
The show was recorded in September in Los Angeles, and Kling had to keep her winning a secret until the show aired Friday.
Kling says her son was on the show about 15 years ago. She applied online for 12 years until she was finally accepted as a contestant.
Kling is a part-time Everett Community College teacher and contract instructor for Boeing.
December 5, 2012 at 6:22 PM
Snohomish County sheriff’s detectives are asking for public help to find out more about a woman killed in a hit-and-run Tuesday near Lake Stevens.
The woman was identified as Kathryn Hyde-Donohue, 53, of Lake Stevens by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. The office said she died of blunt force injuries to the head.
Hyde-Donohue was walking in a red jacket and red baseball cap when she was struck on the 4400 block of South Machias Road. Deputies didn’t find her body until about 6 p.m. Tuesday, but detectives believe it may have been there since 5:15 a.m. that morning, according to a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office release.
Detectives are searching for more information about her activities before her death and for anyone who may have seen her walking northbound on the east side of South Machias Road that morning.
Deputies were actually pointed to a vehicle that may have struck Hyde-Donohue before they found her body. While responding to a domestic-violence disturbance on the 12700 block of 18th Street Southeast in Lake Stevens, an interview of residents led them to the vehicle and to the possible location of the victim.
The car has since been taken as evidence for further processing, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Detectives haven’t arrested anyone yet but expect to recommend charges for a suspect after further investigation.
Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to contact the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3845.
September 6, 2012 at 3:25 PM
A car involved in a fatal head-on crash this morning on Highway 2 near Snohomish was reported stolen, according to the State Patrol.
The State Patrol is trying to identify the driver of the stolen car. Trooper Keith Leary says no identification was found on the dead man.
Leary said the car, a 1 995 Honda Accord, had a screwdriver in the ignition. The vehicle had been reported stolen from the Paradise Lake area in Snohomish County.
The dead driver caused the crash by crossing the centerline and hitting a pickup, Leary said. The pickup driver, Robert Bentz, 45, of Snohomish, and his 16-year-old son Rody were injured.
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