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  • Police: Two women hospitalized after fight involving stolen kitchen knife at Lakewood Wal-Mart

    LAKEWOOD, Wash — Two women are being treated for knife wounds following an early morning scuffle at the Lakewood Wal-Mart. According to Lakewood Police, the women are acquaintances with a “mutual dislike” for one another. The altercation unfolded after they spotted each other while shopping around 4 a.m. Saturday. After an initial argument, and a small tussle inside the store, the women were separated and one of them left. That is when, investigators say, the other woman shoplifted a kitchen knife from the store. A short time […]

  • Hood Canal Bridge reopens after mechanical issue forced lengthy shutdown

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Mechanical issues led to an extended closure of the State Route 104 Hood Canal Bridge, for both vehicle and marine traffic, Sunday morning. During an 8 a.m. marine opening, the bridge experienced a malfunction on its western half and was unable to fully close. We are working to manually close the SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge. No ETA of reopening. — WSDOT Tacoma Traffic (@wsdot_tacoma) July 10, 2016 State Department of Transportation crews had to manually close the bridge […]

  • Firefighters contain brush fire near Cle Elum, no structures lost

    CLE ELUM, Wash. — Fire crews have fully contained the Hart Road Fire in central Washington’s Kittitas County. #WaWILDFIRE UPDATE #HartRoadFire contained according to @KCSheriffOffice — waDNR_fire (@waDNR_fire) July 3, 2016 Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Debbie Robinson said there is still a lot of heat and heavy snags in the fire that’s burning just less than a square mile of brush and timber about 5 miles east of Cle Elum. #UPDATE – a @waDNR_fire helicopter drops a bucket of water […]

  • Man airlifted to Harborview after fall from bridge near Deception Falls

    SKYKOMISH, Wash — A 26-year-old man is fighting for his life after falling almost 75 feet from a bridge into Deception Creek. King County Fire District 50 was called to the scene off Highway 2 shortly before 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Witnesses told medics they saw a man peering over the edge of the bridge, when he lost his footing and fell headfirst into the water. The water swept him nearly 100 feet downstream, according to first responders. Bystanders pulled the man to safety and waited for help to arrive. He was taken […]

  • Cool, wet weekend helps firefighters make gains on two wildfires burning in Western Washington

    GOLD BAR, Wash. — Rainfall and calmer winds helped fire crews gain the upper hand on two wildfires burning in Snohomish County over the weekend. The Proctor Creek Fire, burning near Gold Bar, charred 352 acres after high winds fanned the flames on Friday night. Some level 3 evacuations were in place for a short time, but all evacuation levels had eased as of Sunday evening. #WaWILDFIRE – #ProctorCreekFire evacuation level for homes between 437th and 439th fall from Level 2 to […]

  • Overnight winds fan Gold Bar wildfire across 325 acres; Level 2 evacuations in some areas

    GOLD BAR, Wash. — High winds caused the Proctor Creek Fire, burning east of Gold Bar, to quadruple in size overnight, according to fire officials. Snohomish County Fire District 7 determined the fire had burned at least 325 acres by Saturday morning, after aerial views provided more accurate mapping details. The fire’s estimated size was 75 acres on Friday night. Aerial view of the 325 acre fire in #GoldBarFire — Snohomish Co. Fire 7 (@Snocountyfire7) May 14, 2016 Firefighters in Snohomish […]

  • Alaskan Way Viaduct reopens early, in time for Monday morning commute

    SEATTLE — After 10 days, the Alaskan Way Viaduct has reopened several days ahead of schedule and in time for the Monday morning commute. The projected reopening date was originally May 13. The closure began on April 29 when the tunnel boring machine known as Bertha began its 385 foot journey underneath the viaduct. Without traffic, crews were able to precisely monitor the structure and the ground for any movement during drilling work. The project had widespread traffic ramifications around the region. Stay informed: Download […]

  • CR Douglas: SPD reform blasted

    SPD boosts patrols after early morning shootings injure four people

    SEATTLE — The Seattle Police Department is increasing patrols in several neighborhoods and popular nightlife areas after two shootings injured four people on Saturday morning. The first shooting happened at 1 a.m. near 10th Avenue East and East Seneca Street on Capitol Hill. Less than an hour later, gunfire erupted in Pioneer Square, in a parking lot at Occidental Avenue South and South Washington Street. In the second incident, four people were injured. One victim’s injuries were serious. Whether the shootings are connected […]

  • Detectives: Couple who disappeared from Arlington home murdered; search underway for ‘armed and dangerous’ killers

    EVERETT, Wash. — Less than a week after Patrick Shunn and his wife Monique Patenaude disappeared from their Arlington home, Snohomish County authorities are now searching for their killers. Detectives have named 53-year-old John Reed, a neighbor of the couple, and his brother, 49-year-old Tony Reed, as their suspects. Investigators said surveillance footage ties the brothers to the disposal of Shunn and Patenaude’s vehicles. Both vehicles were found on Thursday, crashed in a rural, wooded area. In a press conference Sunday, Snohomish […]

  • Firefighters rescue driver, three Pomeranians from wrecked SUV

    CLEARVIEW, Wash. — Firefighters in Snohomish County pulled a man and his three dogs to safety after an SUV went over an embankment and into the woods. An off-duty Monroe firefighter discovered the vehicle, with a man trapped inside, at 212th Street Southeast and Echo Lake Road shortly before 2 p.m. Friday. When fire crews arrived, they were able to cut the trees away and rescue the man without incident. He was uninjured. As soon as the crew learned the man’s dogs were still […]

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