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  • Local program that helps feed members of ‘Greatest Generation’ fears federal funding cuts

    EVERETT, Wash. — Did you know roughly one in six senior citizens in our country struggles with hunger? That’s according to Meals on Wheels America. One local Meals on Wheels program says they’re worried their funding could take a “big hit” if President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts are approved by Congress. Senior Services of Snohomish County says just last year, they provided 151,000 meals to senior citizens who are often homebound or isolated, and they’re concerned their federal funding […]


    Whatcom County sheriff warns about scam phone calls targeting residents

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office warned Friday that more than a dozen people have reported receiving fraudulent phone calls from scammers claiming to be with the sheriff’s office who tell residents that their failure to appear for jury duty will cost them $500 “to avoid problems or arrest.” “The caller is stating that they are law enforcement (sometimes using the names Jason Cook or Ryan Thompson) and that the person they have called failed to appear for […]

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    Say goodbye to the sun for most of Friday

    SEATTLE — If you’re up early enough, you’ll see that steady light rain taper off into more scattered showers Friday. “We’ll see a few bands of light rain move through Western Washington,” Q13 News Meteorologist Tim Joyce said Thursday night. “In between, we’ll see some peeks of sun — mostly we’ll have cloudy skies above. Temperatures will be a tad chilly for this time of year. Mostly in the low 50s, about 5 degrees cooler than normal.” The good news […]

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    Mumps outbreak reported among students at UW, with 20 cases since last month

    SEATTLE — The University of Washington sent a notice out that there has been an outbreak of 20 cases of mumps, mostly among students, since a first case was diagnosed on Feb. 17. The school said most of the cases “have been concentrated among students in sororities and fraternities.” “However, we anticipate the number of cases among UW students will increase more broadly as the outbreak continues in King County and across Washington state,” the school’s notice said. The notice […]

  • Woman hit in leg during shooting near Jimmy Mac’s in Renton; suspect found

    RENTON, Wash. — A woman was hit in the leg during a shooting Wednesday night outside the Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse at 225 SW 7th St., Renton police said. A 22-year-old woman, her 3-year-old daughter and a companion were backing out of a parking lot after eating when a female suspect walked up to the car and fired six shots, police said. The woman was shot in the leg. She was transported to the hospital with a non life-threatening injury. Her […]

  • Oso still grieves 3 years after landslide killed 43 (VIDEO)

    OSO, Wash. — The Oso community held remembrances Wednesday on the 3-year anniversary of the landslide that killed 43 people. Several residents say they still hurt from the tragedy that took their friends or family members on March 22, 2014. Q13 News reporter Jamie Tompkins filed this video report:

  • 6 law enforcement officers placed on leave after man in Snohomish is tasered, dies in custody

    EVERETT, Wash. — Six law enforcement officers have been placed on paid administrative leave as a result of a police call where a 29-year-old Snohomish man died after being tasered and taken into police custody, the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) said Wednesday. Those placed on leave included two Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies, a sergeant and a master patrol deputy; and two officers with the Monroe Police Department. Edmonds police Sgt. Josh McClure said SMART is investigating the […]

  • OK, you know it’s spring when pollen counts start going up — sneeze away!

    SEATTLE — Spring showers and sun breaks will give us isolated thunderstorms and higher pollen counts. “Cedar, Juniper and Alder trees are jumping right now, so sneeze away,” said Q13 News Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley. Wednesday has passing showers with isolated storms. It will be breezy to windy with gusts around 30 mph Wednesday afternoon, Kelley said. Wednesday evening and Thursday will be dry. Thursday night brings rain again at those showers will last through Friday. Saturday looks mostly dry. […]

  • Tacoma City Council approves water rate increase, with first hike taking effect April 1

    TACOMA, Wash. — The Tacoma City Council on Tuesday night approved a water rate increase that will take effect on April 1 and then again on Jan. 1. “The system average increase is 4%, which is about $1.50 per month increase each year for residential customers inside the city of Tacoma and $1.80 per month each year for residential customers outside the city limits,” Tacoma Public Utilities spokesman Chris Gleason said. TPU said the water rate increase is “driven mainly […]

  • Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy injured in collision near Lynnwood

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. — A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy was injured Monday night after his patrol car was struck by another vehicle while he was responding to a call, the sheriff’s office said. “The deputy was transported to a local hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release. The collision was reported at about 9:50 p.m. at the intersection of 164th Street SW and 35th Avenue W.  The driver of the […]