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  • From slick to grip: Snohomish County plans to improve problem roads with new treatment

    SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — Some rural roads in Snohomish County will be getting a makeover starting this summer. County leaders said they want to make those roads safer for families. The county recently received more than $1 million in grant money to improve tight curves and windy roads in 14 problem areas. “There’s some people that really go fast,” said resident Jason Bartelheimer. “People don’t realize how slick the roads (are), especially when you hit the sharp corners.” Bartelheimer lives […]

  • Tacoma’s homeless ‘Jungle’ growing under Interstate 705

    TACOMA — “The Jungle” is what Seattle called its giant homeless camp under Interstate 5. Tacoma has a ‘Jungle’, too, and it’s also under a freeway. However, Tacoma’s jungle is growing off of I-705. According to the Tacoma Rescue Mission, more than 100 homeless people live around the particular camp, and the number of people continues to grow each day. We’re told the camp itself has been around since 2006. “As you can see right here, this whole bank I […]

  • Hate crimes on the rise in Seattle metro area

    SEATTLE — You’ve probably heard of some of the hate crimes that have happened throughout the state and even across the country. According to Seattle police, those crimes are now on the rise and a lot of it has to do with the number of reports they’ve been receiving. So far this year, there have been 50 reports of bias crimes in the Seattle metro area. According to police, most of them have come from the downtown area, followed by […]

  • Dozens of high school students stuck in the Cascades by snowslide get a big welcome home

    MILL CREEK, Wash. — Dozens of families waited anxiously Monday for their kids to arrive at Jackson High School, after an avalanche left some of them trapped in the Cascades. “I think it’s easier when you finally know when the end is going to be there,” said Principal Dave Peters. Forty-two students on a field trip were stuck in the Cascades for several days because of an avalanche that blocked Highway 2. We sat down with Eric Sager over the […]

  • Generator inside shed blamed for massive Lynnwood house fire

    Investigators say a generator, stored inside a shed, caused a fire in Lynnwood Sunday morning displacing five people.

  • Popular hiking trail remains closed after 17-year-old girl killed by falling tree

    A memorial for Diana Olidinchuk, whom friends identified as the 17 yr old teen killed at Meadowdale Beach Park by a falling tree. #Q13FOX — Annie Andrews (@AnnieAndrewsTV) March 12, 2017 EDMONDS, Wash. — Snohomish County deputies on Friday night were investigating a tragic accident in which a large tree toppled over, crushing and killing a 17-year-old girl who was hiking with friends in Meadowdale Beach Park in Edmonds. According to Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies, a 17-year-old girl was […]

  • Teenage girl killed when tree falls on her during hike in Edmonds park

    EDMONDS, Wash. — A 17-year-old girl was killed Friday when a tree fell on her while she and friends were hiking in Edmonds’ Meadowdale Beach Park, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. The girl was among a group of hikers who were walking through the woods when a tree fell on her, the sheriff’s office said. It happened about 2 p.m., a spokesman added. Members of the group tried to lift the tree off the girl, but it was too […]

  • Homelessness in Snohomish Co.: ‘You can arrest a few people but you can’t arrest your way out of the problem’

    SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Homelessness continues to be a big problem all over Western Washington, but it’s growing out of control in Snohomish County. And county leaders say the increase in drug activity has a lot to do with it. For Jan Lindstrom, homelessness has now become part of the norm in her neighborhood in Everett. “As long as they stay on drugs, they’re not going to get help, and we’re going to have homelessness,” Lindstrom said. “It takes time,” said […]

  • Is it safe to go in the backcountry? Avalanche experts test mountains for possible concerns

    SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. –A winter weather advisory is in effect until midnight for the North Cascades. The heaviest amount of snow was expected to fall Monday afternoon through the evening in the mountain passes — up to 11 inches, according to meteorologists. With the snowfall also brings the risk of avalanches. So besides the plows making sure the roads were clear along Snoqualmie Pass, Q13 News learned avalanche crews were also testing some of the backcountry areas to make sure […]

  • Up to 3 feet of new snow expected to hit passes: Skiers, boarders rejoice, but travel may be dicey

    STEVENS PASS, Wash. — Mountain pass ski resorts are expecting a crush of more skiers and snowboarders this weekend to take advantage of a heaping helping of fresh powder. But with anywhere from 1 to 3 feet of new snow falling, travel could get dicey. “Lots of snow gets people excited, but traffic is going to be bad going back, I am sure,” said Sam Schille, who took advantage of the fresh snow on Friday afternoon and was thinking about coming […]