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  • VIDEO: Flood warning in effect for Skagit River, some areas already under water

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    Heavy rain, landslide cause portion of SR20 to collapse

    CONCRETE, Wash. — A portion of State Route 20 collapsed this morning near mile marker 90 in Concrete. WSDOT crews say a landslide blocked the mouth of a culvert that runs underneath SR 20. This caused the water to flow over the top of the road, which eventually led to the collapse. People who live in the area say landslides are a regular occurrence. One resident, Bill Edge says crews are constantly working on collapses due to the heavy rainfall and […]

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    Eastbound I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass reopens, but snow slides shut North Cascade Highway

    SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. — Eastbound I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass reopened at mid-morning Sunday after being closed earlier in the day due to snow and vehicle spinouts  the Washington State Department of Transportation said. Meanwhile, State Route 20 (North Cascades Highway) was temporarily closed at about 11 a.m. Sunday from Milepost 171 at the Silver State Gate to Milepost 134 at Diablo Gate to due to snow slides, WSDOT said. There was no estimate on reopening. More snow is expected, possibly […]

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    ‘Scary’ video shows burglars breaking into Bothell home; seemed to know location of cameras

    BOTHELL, Wash. — Three men broke into a home in Bothell just 30 minutes after the homeowners left for the night.  When the couple returned home, they couldn’t believe what they found. Michele didn’t want to give her last name but said Wednesday she has several security cameras set up around the house inside and out.  They recorded three men walking up to the house, casing the place, and breaking inside. “I felt scared and mad because we were here 30 minutes prior. […]

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    ‘We want him back,’ Marysville family hopes thieves will return stolen ashes

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. — On October 5th, thieves broke into a home and stole a 400 pound safe that contained the ashes of a loved one.  The family is devastated and pleading to have the ashes returned. Deirdre Thomason was out shopping with her daughter when they returned home and noticed a light was on in the garage and immediately realized something wasn’t right. “My eyes went where the safe was and then I was like you know..just devastated,” Deirdre said. Inside […]

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    UW team develops camera technology that can track a person from one camera to the next

    SEATTLE — After the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, investigators sifted through hours of video from nearby surveillance cameras trying to find their suspects. Now, imagine a technology that would cut the hunt down to a matter of hours or even minutes. University of Washington Electrical Engineering professor Jeng-Neng Hwang has developed a technology to make that happen. “We can quickly identify this person has been coming from here, put the backpack here, walking away to where,” Hwang said. “So this […]

  • Veterans museum in Everett in need of new facility, donations

    EVERETT, Wash. — The Veterans Heritage Museum in Everett is in dire need of funding and a new facility. Right now, the museum is set up inside VFW Post 2100 in a 1,000-square-foot space.  It’s just too small for the vast collection of items they have. The museum was originally set up in Seattle but, due to funding constraints, the museum was forced to move to its current location. The items on display include artifacts from the Civil War up […]

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    Tighter restrictions on pornography sold in convenience stores?

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — The Pierce County Council approved a measure that could crack down on how pornography is displayed in convenience stores. Council member Jim McCune is leading the charge to change the regulations.  He wants to see pornography hidden away behind clerks or behind locked cases. McCune says it is too easy for children to see the material and he wants that changed. “It puts it behind the counter or in a locked section somewhere in the store where […]

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    Toxic cleanup: State works to remove contaminated soil left behind from old Everett Smelter

    EVERETT — The old Asarco Smelter in Everett shut down in the early 1900s, but its effects on the environment continue.  Some neighborhoods are filled with soil contaminated by arsenic. The Department of Ecology is leading the effort to try and get to every effected area and remove the soil from lawns. Meg Bommarito is project manager for the Everett smelter clean up and says the levels of arsenic in some areas isn’t an immediate health risk. “People have to ingest the […]