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  • Marisa Eve Girawong is killed in Mt. Everest avalanche.

    Mt. Everest avalanche death toll continues to climb

    Seattle, Wash. — Locally based Madison Mountaineering confirmed one person is dead and another unaccounted for after an avalanche crashes into a base camp on Mount Everest. Marisa Eve Girawong, the expeditions doctor was killed when an avalanche struck the base camp after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. The co-owner of Madison Mountaineering, Kurt Hunter says the company was guiding a team of more than a dozen clients, guides and sherpas. “Its awful, the first thing that goes through […]

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    ‘Person of interest’ in Marysville attempted luring case taken into custody

    MARYSVILLE — Police arrested what they called a “person of interest” in a luring case on unrelated charges Thursday. Early Wednesday morning, an 11-year-old girl was on patrol near 54th and 132nd Street, walking students to a nearby elementary school, when she was approached by a man in a white-colored vehicle. She told police he passed by her several times before trying to talk to her.  She got away and alerted school officials. A suspect in the case was arrested […]

  • Transportation report: Washington state roads heading toward crisis (VIDEO)

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    SUV goes through guardrail, plunges 70 feet onto train tracks in Tacoma; driver killed

    TACOMA — An SUV drove through a guardrail near the Tacoma Avenue Bridge Friday afternoon and plunged 70 to 100 feet to the Sound Transit tracks below. The driver was killed, police said. All trains were stopped for a couple of hours, until the vehicle could be cleared. The driver was the only occupant in the Ford Explorer, police said. The incident happened at about 4:40 p.m. Friday, police said. Police earlier said the SUV had gone off the Tacoma […]

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    Sen. Cantwell calls for stricter safety measures for oil trains

    SEATTLE — Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and several other politicians are pushing for new legislation to increase safety for oil trains. The legislation, called The Crude By Rail Safety Act of 2015, would require tankers with thermal protection and thicker shells.  It calls for the older tankers, called DOT 111s, to be pulled out of service immediately because it is prone to puncture easily in derailments. It would also provide $40 million in training programs and grants to communities to update emergency […]

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    Fire sweeps through storage facility in Auburn, 10 units heavily damaged

    AUBURN, Wash. — A two-alarm fire broke out Friday afternoon inside the Public Storage facility in Auburn, nearly destroying 10 units and damaging dozens of others. The fire broke out shortly after 4 p.m. Friday. Wally Lane was working down the street and saw the blaze take off. “We saw the smoke billowing out and we called 911 and reported it.  It just kept getting worse,” Lane said. Fire crews arrived shortly after and attacked the blaze.  Investigators aren’t sure […]

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    In scam, ‘PUD’ caller tells Monroe businesses to send money or see power cut off

    MONROE, Wash. — Several businesses have received phone calls from scammers claiming to be with the county Public Utilities District who say the owners need to pay an overdue bill or face having their power shut off. Chef Adam Hoffman, who owns Adam’s Northwest Bistro and Brewery, got such a call on Saturday, just one hour before opening. The caller claimed he owed more than $900  and if he didn’t pay it within the hour, he would face losing power. […]

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    Black bear and two cubs spotted near popular trail in Lake Stevens

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — Snohomish Parks officials have received a report of a black bear and her two cubs spotted near the Centennial Trail in Lake Stevens. It was reported Monday by someone on the trail. State Department of Fish and Wildlife Capt. Alan Myers says this is the time of year that bears begin to wake up and head down out of the mountains in search of food. “Females and cubs will start foraging and so are males that are […]

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    Neighbors take to social media after finding needles, medical supplies strewn near sidewalk

    SEATTLE — Concerned residents voiced their frustration with drug users and even the Seattle Police Department Tuesday after finding a large dump of hypodermic needles, rubber gloves, drug baggies and trash near Northgate area homes. Reddit User Stephenhammy posted pictures of the dump to a popular Seattle forum Tuesday night. Stephen said he came across the garbage around 10 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Burke Avenue and Northgate Way. He says it is just one example of a  “big problem of people […]

  • A fiber optic cable damaged in Oso mudslide is finally up and running: ‘It feels a little bit like healing’

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — A permanent fiber optic cable connecting the towns of Arlington and Darrington is officially up and running.  The original cable was destroyed during the Oso mudslide nearly a year ago.  A temporary cable has been in place just days after the slide. In a ceremony along State Route 520, the mayors of Arlington and Darrington came together to make the final splice in the permanent cable.  Arlington Mayor Barb Tolbert says it helps brings the communities together. […]