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Everett Sounder service disrupted by mudslide

Northline Sounder service between Everett and Seattle is canceled Friday after a mudslide slammed onto the tracks.   The mudslide blocked the tracks Wednesday just south of the Everett Station. Sound Transit will provide special buses to help commuters. The agency says Sounder trains should be back up and running ...

Deputies arrest package, mail thieves

Deputies arrested two suspected package and mail thieves in Sultan Wednesday morning. At about 7:30 a.m. deputies responded to a report from a neighbor who saw a man and woman taking mail from a mailbox and a package from a porch in the 600 block of Date Avenue. The neighbor ...

Puget Sound area theaters to show ‘The Interview’

At least four Seattle-area movie theaters will show "The Interview" as part of Sony's limited Christmas Day release of the film. Sony initially canceled plans for the release, but changed course Tuesday and said a limited number of theaters would show it. David McRae, the owner of independent Ark Lodge Cinemas in ...

Request seeks sheriff's office records dating back to 1776

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office has stopped trying to fill a public records request from a man who asked for every record going back to 1776 — even though that was 113 years before Washington became a state. The county offered the man an initial installment and charged $1.50 for ...

Police: Granite Falls student killed in fight with classmate

High school student Jarom Thomas, 18, died from injuries he apparently received when he was punched by a classmate outside a party in Lake Stevens, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office investigators said. Michael Galen, 18, was arrested for second-degree manslaughter and booked into the Snohomish County Jail. According to court documents ...

White truck linked to package thefts in Snohomish County

Residents in Marysville and Lake Stevens are upset that a white truck – seen in home surveillance images and by neighbors themselves – seems to be targeting homes with packages and stealing them. "It's just unbelievable. It's the time for giving - not stealing,” said Beckie French, whose surveillance camera ...

Optometrist's license revoked after child molestation charges

An Everett optometrist’s license has been permanently revoked after state health officials say he sexually abused a 10-year-old girl during an exam. Authorities said John P. O’Brien and the girl were alone in an exam room at Eye Doctors LTD in August when he removed her shirt, touched multiple parts ...

Pedestrian hit, killed in Whatcom County

Police in Whatcom County are investigating after a pedestrian who was in the road was hit and killed by an oncoming car. Police say the 86-year-old driver was heading northbound on Semiahmoo Parkway about 10:30 p.m. Sunday when she hit the victim. It is not yet known why the person ...

Crews end search of Blackmans Lake for missing fisherman; Man not found

A 38-year-old fisherman went missing on Saturday, Dec. 6. After seven days of searching, officials ended the search. The fisherman was not located. A dive team and search and rescue helicopter searched Blackmans Lake thoroughly over the weekend. Sunday morning, family of the man -- from Lake Forest Park -- ...

Police release sketch of Bellingham restaurant robber

Bellingham police released a new sketch of the man who robbed four restaurants at gunpoint last month.  His method is the same each time.  The man comes in with a pistol right before closing time.  Surveillance video from last month showed an employee inside the Man Pies restaurant handing over ...

A manager was attacked while closing a store at Alderwood Mall.

Employee attacked at Alderwood Mall

Lynnwood police are looking for two suspects accused of attacking an employee who was closing a store at Alderwood Mall. A KIRO 7 crew saw a patrol car parked outside the mall late Wednesday night. Police said the suspects may have taken keys from the employee. A police dog couldn't ...

Mudslide hits Seattle-Everett rail corridor

A Burlington  Northern Santa Fe Railway spokesman says a Wednesday evening mudslide from a slope adjacent to the main rail line between Seattle and Everett has halted passenger train traffic in the corridor until Monday. Gus Melonas says a Sounder commuter train was in the area when the slide hit ...

Levee work incomplete as Skagit River forecast to flood

People in Mount Vernon are hoping emergency repairs made to a broken levee will hold up during a current bout of storms. The Skagit River is forecast to reach flood stage Wednesday. While they've been racing to make repairs in downtown Mount Vernon, the work is only two-thirds complete. Crews ...

Medics sent an injured worker from Boeing flight line in Everett to a hospital in November. 

Boeing contract worker dies from airbag inflator injuries

A Boeing contract worker has died after serious injuries from an airbag inflator while working at the Everett flight line in November. The Everett Fire Department arrived at Paine Field in response to the incident Nov. 13. One of the contract employees was airlifted to a hospital while another was ...

2 pedestrians hit by vehicle in Everett

Two pedestrians were injured Friday night after they were struck by a vehicle in Everett. The incident happened at 121st Street and Airport Way.    Deputies said two women were reportedly jaywalking when they were struck by a car. They are conscious and alert. Authorities will continue to investigate. 

8 hurt in chain-reaction crash in Whatcom County

A woman and a 1-year-old were taken to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center after a three-car crash north of Bellingham. It happened around 6:15 p.m. Thursday along Central Road. Troopers say a car was illegally stopped on the road, waiting to make a left turn. A second car was waiting behind ...

Bellingham robbery spree could be work of same person

Detectives in Bellingham are trying to figure out if four holdups are the work of the same armed robber.  Surveillance video from last month shows an employee inside the Man Pies store handing over cash from the register.  In the last month, two coffee shops and a pizza place were ...

Residents voicing opposition to proposed pot shop near homes

Neighbors in Everett are furious over a proposed pot shop along Rucker Avenue between their homes and took their concerns to the Everett City Council on Wednesday night. The street is a busy one with businesses up and down it, but it also has residences on the same side as ...

Everett bikini barista stands used for prostitution being demolished

City workers in Everett are demolishing two of three bikini barista coffee stands that were used to promote prostitution. Owner Carmela Panico gave up the stands in a plea deal after pleading guilty in September to promoting prostitution and money laundering. Police said for two years, Panico netted millions by ...

A construction site where a home is being built for a needy family was burglarized in Marysville.

Store donating tools, appliances stolen from Habitat for Humanity site

The home improvement store Lowes is stepping in to help a Habitat for Humanity home after thieves stole thousands of dollars’ worth of tools from the construction site in Marysville last month. The burglars also took a new refrigerator and a dryer from the housing  project site in the 6600 ...

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