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Sno-Isle Libraries seek input on 10-year growth plan

MARYSVILLE — Sno-Isle Libraries is asking people to weigh in on the draft of a plan that calls for new or expanded libraries in six locations around Snohomish County.Officials have finished the first version of the library district's capital facilities plan, a document...

Date: 05/16/2016 | Local News

Dozens have escaped from Western State Hospital since 2013

LAKEWOOD — When a man accused of torturing a Lake Stevens woman to death broke out of Washington state's largest mental hospital with another patient in early April, officials called it a rare occurrence and cited only two other escapes in the past seven years.But a...

Date: 05/03/2016 | Northwest

7 cases of swine flu confirmed at Western State Hospital

LAKEWOOD — Officials say seven of the 30 patients in a small ward of Western State Hospital have the H1N1 flu virus commonly known as swine flu.

Date: 03/23/2016 | Northwest

Seattle hospital worker charged with syringe swap, offers testing

SEATTLE— Two hospitals in Washington state have urged nearly 1,500 patients to get tested for hepatitis and HIV after a former surgery technician was charged with stealing and swapping a syringe.

Date: 03/16/2016 | Northwest

Police locate 2 children who were missing in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Police say they have located are two missing children last seen in a car in Lakewood when their mother ran into a convenience store.

Date: 03/11/2016 | Northwest

Police searching for 2 children last seen in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Police are searching for two missing children who were last seen in a car in Lakewood when their mother ran into a convenience store.

Date: 03/11/2016 | Northwest

$48.5M contract awarded for new Lakewood High

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood School Board has approved a $48.5 million contract to build a new high school by September 2017.The board last week voted to hire Allied Construction Associates Inc. Allied submitted the lowest...

Date: 03/09/2016 | Local News

Prep wrestling: Marysville Pilchuck Premier

At Marysville Pilchuck H.S.

Date: 01/16/2016 | High Schools

Voters asked to approve, renew Lakewood School District levies

LAKEWOOD — Voters are being asked to renew one levy and approve a second to help pay for programs, maintenance and technology in the Lakewood School District.

Date: 01/02/2016 | Local News

Family’s Lake Ki food drive tradition going on 11 years

LAKEWOOD — Neighbors yelled encouragement as the silver and white Thunder Jet nosed up to their docks and the crew inside snagged items, loaded them into the back of the boat and motored away.“Merry Christmas,” they called out. “Thank you for doing this.”

Date: 12/25/2015 | Local News

Prep boys basketball: Decatur 95, Lakewood 60

At Lakewood H.S.Decatur 16 25 30 24 —95Lakewood 16 15 11 18 —60

Date: 12/05/2015 | High Schools

1 dead in Lakewood house fire

LAKEWOOD — Authorities say one person died in a house fire in Lakewood.KIRO-TV reported West Pierce Fire and Rescue crews responded to the 6000 block of 122nd Street SW just before midnight Saturday.

Date: 11/30/2015 | Northwest

Officials: Lakewood psychiatric hospital on track to improve safety

LAKEWOOD — Officials with Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital say they are on track to satisfying federal regulators who threatened to pull millions of dollars in federal funding over concerns about patient safety.

Date: 11/23/2015 | Northwest

Boy, 14, charged in wreck that killed 10-year-old in Lakewood

TACOMA — A 14-year-old has been charged with driving a car that crashed and killed a 10-year-old passenger while four boys went joyriding in Washington state.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Northwest

10-year-old dies in Lakewood car crash with underage driver

LAKEWOOD — Police say a 10-year-old boy was killed in a vehicle crash involving a 14-year-old driver in Lakewood.Lakewood Police say the teenage boy took his family’s car without permission Monday afternoon with three other boys, ages 14, 11, and 10.

Date: 11/09/2015 | Northwest

JBLM soldier charged in Lakewood shooting

LAKEWOOD — A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier accused of shooting a man in Lakewood has pleaded innocent to multiple charges.

Date: 11/09/2015 | Northwest

Lakewood student arrested after reported school threat

LAKEWOOD — A Lakewood High School student was arrested Wednesday after reportedly making a threat to “shoot up” the campus, officials said.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Local News

School board elections draw few willing to step up

EVERETT — The issues are many, the candidates are few.Forty-four school board races are on Snohomish County's Nov. 3 general election ballots.Just eight are contested and, in Mukilteo, incumbent Ron Johnson couldn't get his name withdrawn in time to get it...

Date: 10/25/2015 | Local News

Lakewood teen pleads not guilty in shooting of 13-year-old

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD — A 17-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty to shooting his 13-year-old friend in the face at Joint Base Lewis McChord.

Date: 10/23/2015 | Northwest

Washington attorney general settles consumer protection case

SEATTLE — The Washington attorney general’s office says it has settled for $63,000 with a company accused of unfair debt collection practices and deceptive advertising aimed at military service members.

Date: 10/23/2015 | Northwest

Lakewood man who killed 3 floral nursery workers gets 95 years

KENT — A 40-year-old Lakewood man convicting of killing three floral nursery workers has been sentenced to 95 years in prison.

Date: 10/09/2015 | Northwest

Officials: Lakewood’s Western State Hospital could lose federal funds

SEATTLE — Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital could lose millions of federal dollars for failing to ensure the safety of a patient who was tied down and sedated when another patient attacked him with a shoe and fist, causing serious injuries.

Date: 09/28/2015 | Northwest

Police: Lakewood flower vendor staged own disappearance

LAKEWOOD — A mother of six is in treatment after police say she staged her disappearance to get away from her family.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Northwest

Lawsuit: Western State Hospital staff ignored man choking

SEATTLE — Robert Kincaid, a patient suffering from schizophrenia, was lying on the floor in a dayroom at Western State Hospital, choking on a piece of orange for almost eight minutes before staff members stopped to help him, according to a federal lawsuit filed by his older brother.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Northwest

Primary voters pamphlet covers county from Lynnwood to Stanwood

The local voters pamphlet for the Aug. 4 primary covers candidates in parts of Snohomish County from Lynnwood to Stanwood.

Date: 07/30/2015 | South County Politics

Lakewood officers found justified in fatal shooting

LAKEWOOD — Two Lakewood police officers were found to have been justified in fatally shooting a man in a lumberyard in April.

Date: 07/24/2015 | Northwest

This is a drill

Police train for the next mass shooting

Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News

Finishing Lakewood High School top priority for two board candidates

LAKEWOOD — Two women competing for a seat on the Lakewood School Board see finishing the community's new high school as their top priority and preserving a small-town atmosphere in a fast-growing area as their biggest challenge.The Lakewood School District, located...

Date: 07/09/2015 | Local News

Hazmat scare at college in Lakewood found to involve pudding

LAKEWOOD — Hazardous material scares aren’t unusual these days but the one that briefly shut down a campus building at a college near Tacoma involved — pudding.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Northwest

Officials: 2 jump to safety in Lakewood apartment fire

LAKEWOOD — Fire officials said two people jumped out of a burning apartment complex in Lakewood to escape the flames.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Northwest

Student keeps Native American spirit alive at Lakewood school’s graduation

LAKEWOOD — When Waverly “Wave” Wilson walked across the stage at Lakes High School graduation ceremonies Wednesday night, it was with her head held high and her Native American pride intact.

Date: 06/05/2015 | Northwest

Lakewood police sued again for now-retired police dog

LAKEWOOD — A 23-year-old Pierce County man is suing the Lakewood Police Department, claiming he was mauled in 2012 by a now-retired police dog.

Date: 05/29/2015 | Northwest

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