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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. […]

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    UW students on edge after series of break-ins, sexual assaults

    SEATTLE — The Seattle Police Department on Friday released sketches of a man — or men — suspected  in a series of break-ins and sexual assaults near the University of Washington campus. Police have increased patrols around campus as detectives investigate a series of strange break-ins at rooming houses north of campus. In three cases, police said, women have reported waking up to find a man sexually assaulting them, and other residents have seen or heard a man walking through their homes between […]

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    Through blackberry bushes, chain link fence, wooden fence, doggy door … then thief breaks into home

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — In an attempt to remain concealed, a thief cut through blackberry bushes and a chain link fence and then broke through a wooden fence in order to break into a home. Jonathan Furman returned home from work to find that someone had broken into his home stealing thousands of dollars in valuables. After breaking through the fence, the thief then stuck his hand through a doggy door and unlocked a sliding glass door to get inside. The […]

  • Monroe neighborhood hit by several car prowls in one night

    MONROE, Wash. — Several cars are broken into in a single night in a Monroe neighborhood. The vehicles were parked in driveways and on the street along 160th Street Southeast.  Neighbors believe the thieves struck sometime overnight or early Wednesday morning. Richard Shaver had four of his vehicles broken into and two windows smashed, “very unsafe … kinda scary,” Shaver said. He was heading out to work around 5 a.m. when he discovered the mess left behind and realized the […]

  • Crime plagues popular park in Olympia; city to build fence around area

    OLYMPIA — The Artesian Commons Park is a popular destination because of its well water that some consider to be the best around. It’s an open park that brings in big crowds but it also attracts criminals.  Police are flooded with concerns over vandalism, drugs and violence. On February 25, a fight broke out between two groups and ended with two people being Maced.  Police haven’t made any arrests but are still investigating. At one point, the city thought about closing […]

  • Julie Moe, of Lynnwood, had several packages stolen right at her front door.

    Thieves steal Lynnwood woman’s packages, including special gift from her 3-year-old son

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. — A Lynnwood woman wants justice, after someone stole several packages from her front door, including a special gift from her 3-year-old son. Lynnwood resident Julie Moe says three packages were stolen on February 8th.  It included a gift for her son and a gift card.  She immediately contacted the Post Office who launched an investigation. Investigators found that the gift card was used just two days after the theft at a Target in Woodinville.  Security footage from […]

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    Man allegedly tries to lure 15-year-old girl on her way to school in Edmonds

    EDMONDS, Wash.  — Police are searching for a man who allegedly tried to lure a 15-year-old girl into his car Thursday as she walked to Edmonds-Woodway High School. The incident happened just before 7 a.m. along 220th Street Southwest near Highway 99. The girl told authorities a man in a dark- or gray-colored 4-door sedan with tinted windows pulled up and told her to get in the car.  The teen refused and ran off and alerted authorities once she got […]

  • Parkland man accused of killing neighbor after loud noise wakes him

    PARKLAND, Wash. — A 21-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday in the stabbing death of his 50-year-old neighbor. Investigators have said it all started as a fight over noise at their apartment complex. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said officers were called to the University Park Apartments in the 400 block of Wheeler Street South in Parkland around 11:30 p.m. Monday. Officers found the body of the 50-year-old man in a stairwell.  Investigators said he had been stabbed multiple times. […]