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Smoking materials likely cause of Flight 93 memorial fire

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — Discarded smoking material is “strongly” suspected as the cause of a 2014 fire that struck the Flight 93 National Memorial, according to a report released Saturday that cited other factors believed to have contributed to the blaze.

Date: 02/06/2016 | Nation & World

Search for possible survivors of Calif. midair crash suspended

LOS ANGELES — Authorities on Saturday called off the search for survivors of a midair collision that sent at least one plane plunging into the ocean near the Port of Los Angeles and instead turned to hunting bodies and wreckage.

Date: 02/06/2016 | Nation & World

Somali officials: Suicide bomber may have blown hole in jet

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A suicide bomber is suspected to have set off the explosive that blew a hole in a jetliner, sucked the man out of the plane and forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials said Saturday.

Date: 02/06/2016 | Nation & World

Cause of deadly New York crane collapse under investigation

NEW YORK — It make take weeks to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars, city officials said Saturday.

Date: 02/06/2016 | Nation & World

Fire that destroyed $545,700 Lake Stevens house ruled an accident

LAKE STEVENS — A two-alarm house fire in Lake Stevens in December has been ruled an accident.Investigators recently closed the case, Assistant Fire Marshal David Petersen said Friday.The lakeside house at 1931 Vernon Road was worth approximately $545,700.

Date: 02/06/2016 | Local News

U.S. shift away from coal accelerating rapidly

WASHINGTON — In mid-2015, when the Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan, it made a prediction of sorts. Under the new policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector, the EPA said, coal use would decline and the use of natural gas and renewables would...

Date: 02/05/2016 | Nation & World

Gas leak caused fatal Everett espresso-stand explosion, fire

EVERETT — A fatal fire at an espresso stand along Everett Mall Way has been ruled an accident.Courtney Campbell, 25, died after her stand exploded on Jan. 7. She had two children.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Local News

El Nino could ease California drought

FRESNO, Calif. — In the strongest indication yet that the California drought could be easing, officials said strict water conservation orders could be dramatically scaled back or even ended if El Nino storms keep pummeling the state into the spring.The assessment came...

Date: 02/04/2016 | Nation & World

State Patrol trooper hurt in U.S. 2 collision near Everett

EVERETT — A Washington State Patrol trooper was taken to the hospital with minor injuries Wednesday after an early morning collision on the U.S. 2 trestle.

Date: 02/03/2016 | Local News

Man drives vehicle into waiting room of Everett tire store

EVERETT — A man who might have been suffering from a medical problem drove his vehicle into the waiting room at a Les Schwab tire store in Everett on Tuesday afternoon.Two men, a woman and her son were taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett for a medical evaluation.

Date: 02/03/2016 | Local News

Tornadoes in the South; snow in Plains and Upper Midwest

JACKSON, Miss. — Tornadoes touched down in Mississippi and Alabama as thunderstorms swept through the area Tuesday, while a powerful snowstorm buried parts of Colorado and Nebraska in more than a foot of snow before crawling into the Upper Midwest.

Date: 02/03/2016 | Nation & World

Obama signs disaster declaration for December storms in state

SEATTLE — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for damage done by December wind and rain storms, making federal assistance available in 10 Washington counties.

Date: 02/02/2016 | Northwest

Marysville girl missing after falling into ocean in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police identified a girl who has been missing since falling into the Pacific Ocean as Megan Owens, 17, of Marysville.Lt. Steve Mitchell says the girl was one of four youths climbing Monday at Cape Kiwanda in Tillamook County. She fell off...

Date: 02/02/2016 | Northwest

White House rallies public, private efforts to prepare for devastating earthquakes

WASHINGTON — Spurred by renewed fears of the fabled “Big One” shattering the West Coast, the Obama administration Tuesday promoted stronger earthquake-preparedness efforts as part of a first-of-its-kind White House summit.

Date: 02/02/2016 | Northwest

Montana semi driver killed after crash on Lookout Pass

MULLAN, Idaho — A Montana man was killed after a passing semi-trailer struck his parked semi-trailer on the Idaho side of Lookout Pass.

Date: 02/02/2016 | Northwest

Teen pleads guilty in joyride that killed 10-year-old

TACOMA — A 14-year-old boy charged with driving a car that killed a 10-year-old passenger and injured two other boys during a joyride in Washington state has been sentenced.

Date: 02/02/2016 | Northwest

Amtrak engineer recalls opening throttle before fatal crash

WASHINGTON — The last thing Amtrak engineer Brian Bostian remembers before last May’s fatal crash in Philadelphia is pushing the throttle forward to pick up speed and then braking when he felt the train going too fast into a sharp curve, according to a transcript of his interview with federal...

Date: 02/01/2016 | Nation & World

Truck driver charged in Tracy Morgan crash pleads not guilty

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A truck driver accused of crashing into a limo van carrying comedian Tracy Morgan, injuring him and killing one of his comic friends, pleaded not guilty Monday to aggravated manslaughter and other charges.

Date: 02/01/2016 | Nation & World

County Council analyst takes public works position

EVERETT — A veteran analyst from the Snohomish County Council has accepted a job in the county's Public Works Department overseeing programs to manage storm runoff, flooding and water quality.Will Hall will bring 27 years of experience to his new role as director of

Date: 02/01/2016 | Local News

Lawsuit seeks to determine fault in 2013 Skagit River Bridge collapse

MOUNT VERNON — A legal dispute over who is financially responsible for the Skagit River Bridge collapse remains ongoing nearly three years after the incident.

Date: 01/31/2016 | Northwest

Officials: Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead

DALORI, Nigeria — A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria’s homegrown Islamic extremists.

Date: 01/31/2016 | Nation & World

Snohomish County has a split personality over fireworks

Here are things people used to do without a second thought:Drive around in cars that didn’t have seat belts.Ride motorcycles and bikes without wearing helmets.Send an athlete back into the game after a bad blow to the head.Set off fireworks in the yard.

Date: 01/31/2016 | Julie Muhlstein

After fatalities, sheriff taps the brakes on vehicle chases

EVERETT — Sheriff Ty Trenary has announced new pursuit policies for Snohomish County deputies, restricting the circumstances in which they can engage in high-speed chases.The changes go into effect Monday."We absolutely expect our pursuits will be cut...

Date: 01/31/2016 | Local News

Lake Forest man arrested in 5-car wreck on I-5 in Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD — An early morning five-car crash on I-5 resulted in one man arrested for suspected driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, and another person sent to the hospital with minor injuries.

Date: 01/30/2016 | Local News

Skagit County wrong-way crash injures Camano Island woman

BURLINGTON — A four-vehicle accident early Saturday in Skagit County has sent two people to the hospital with injuries, including a 19-year-old Camano Island woman.

Date: 01/30/2016 | Local News

British Columbia avalanche kills five snowmobilers

MCBRIDE, British Columbia — A "very large" avalanche in the western Canadian province of British Columbia left five people riding snowmobiles dead, the provincial coroner's service said.

Date: 01/29/2016 | Northwest

Blocked trail at Riverfront, orange slime worry neighbors

EVERETT — The Lowell Riverfront Trail runs 1.6 miles from Lowell north to what is now the site of the Riverfront housing and commercial development.Walking the trail from south to north, the sounds of chirping birds and croaking frogs eventually give way to that of...

Date: 01/29/2016 | Local News

Bret Michaels’ childhood home destroyed in fire; 7 escape

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — A fire has destroyed a central Pennsylvania home where Poison lead singer Bret Michaels once lived as a child.

Date: 01/29/2016 | Nation & World

Fife man, 49, dies in skiing accident in Canada

SEATTLE — A man who died after a skiing accident in British Columbia’s Kootenay region has been identified as a 49-year-old man from Washington state.Paul John Omegna of Fife, a suburb of Seattle, was skiing with companions at the Red Mountain resort in Rossland, B.C., Sunday afternoon.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Northwest

Man hit by car while crossing Broadway in Everett at night

EVERETT — A man suffered serious injuries Wednesday night when he was hit by a car while crossing Broadway in north Everett. The man, 58, was not in a crosswalk when he attempted to cross Broadway in the 2100 block just after 8 p.m., Everett police officer Aaron Snell said.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Local News

Train, pickup collide in Marysville; no injuries

MARYSVILLE — A train was idled on its tracks for more than an hour Thursday morning after colliding with a pickup truck in north Marysville. There were no injuries, Marysville police reported. Both 136th and 128th streets, west of State Avenue, were blocked by the train.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Local News

Before the storm

Rising rivers pose minor flood risk in Snohomish County

Date: 01/28/2016 | Local News

Amazon truck crashes into Seattle’s ACT Theatre building

SEATTLE — The Washington State Patrol says the driver of an Amazon delivery truck was going too fast for the rainy conditions when he crashed into a downtown Seattle building.Authorities said the driver of the Amazon Fresh truck will be ticketed after the crash Thursday morning.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Northwest

Only the clothes on their backs

Everett family escaped New Year's Eve fire that left 1 dead

Date: 01/28/2016 | Local News

Owner of south Everett apartments ordered to install fire alarms after deadly blaze

EVERETT — The Bluffs apartments, the site of the fatal fire on New Year’s Eve, had no fire alarms, a violation of city codes.The city of Everett has ordered the property owner to install fire alarms on every building where people are now living.

Date: 01/27/2016 | Local News

Investigation into fatal house fire in Everett continues

EVERETT — The Everett Fire Department continues to investigate a fatal fire that happened Monday along Ocean Drive.

Date: 01/26/2016 | Local News

Wildfire plan seen as biggest land policy change in decades

BOISE, Idaho — A year after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell shifted the national approach to fighting wildfires across a wide swath of sagebrush country in the West, her strategy is turning out to be one of the most significant federal land policy changes in some 80 years, public land experts,...

Date: 01/26/2016 | Northwest

4 struck in early morning hit-and-run crash in Seattle

SEATTLE — Four pedestrians were struck early Tuesday morning in a hit-and-run crash in downtown Seattle.KIRO-TV reported some of the victims were thrown into the air at Denny Way and Aurora Avenue when hit by the car around 1:30 a.m.

Date: 01/26/2016 | Northwest

Fatal fire in Everett

Man believes his 76-year-old brother died in blaze

Date: 01/25/2016 | Local News

Man killed in avalanche near Mount Baker ski area identified

Authorities have identified the skier killed in in an avalanche near the Mount Baker Ski Area.The Bellingham Herald reported that he was identified as Mark Panthen, 36, of Bellingham.

Date: 01/25/2016 | Northwest

East Coast commuters dodge mounds of snow to get to work

NEW YORK — East Coast residents clobbered by the weekend blizzard trudged into the workweek Monday amid slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalks after some cities got an entire winter’s snow in two days.

Date: 01/25/2016 | Nation & World

10 die in Western avalanches in 10 days

DENVER — Ten people have died in avalanches across the West in the last 10 days, making this month the deadliest January for slides in nearly 20 years.

Date: 01/25/2016 | Nation & World

Truck plunges off Oregon forest road into river; 1 missing

ESTACADA, Ore. — Authorities say a man remains missing after the pickup truck he was riding in slid off a road in the Mount Hood National Forest and into the Collawash River.

Date: 01/24/2016 | Northwest

Magnitude-7.1 quake jolts Alaska; 4 homes lost

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A magnitude-7.1 quake knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska early Sunday morning, jolting the nerves of residents in this earthquake-prone region. There were no reports of injuries, but four homes were lost to explosions or fire following the quake.

Date: 01/24/2016 | Northwest

Man injured in hit-and-run in south Everett

EVERETT — A man in his 20s was injured Saturday night in a hit-and-run collision south of Everett, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Date: 01/24/2016 | Local News

Stanwood to divert stormwater runoff from Irvine Slough

STANWOOD — City leaders have decided to kick off a 10-year project to better manage stormwater and floodwater so downtown doesn’t get inundated when the Stillaguamish River rises.

Date: 01/24/2016 | Local News

Rock slide closes road through Yakima River Canyon

YAKIMA — A rock slide has closed a road through Yakima River Canyon outside Ellensburg.Transportation officials say the closure on State Route 821 stretches 18 miles from the Roza Dam area to Thrall Road.

Date: 01/23/2016 | Northwest

Blizzard brings much of East Coast to standstill

KENSINGTON, Md. — A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travelers and shutting down the nation's capital and its largest city.

Date: 01/22/2016 | Nation & World

Flight gear adorns crosses for 12 Marines killed in Hawaii

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii — Servicemen draped flight gear on 12 white crosses Friday to commemorate the Marines who died when two helicopters crashed off the coast of Hawaii during a nighttime training mission.

Date: 01/22/2016 | Northwest

Driver, 15, arrested after police chase; no one hurt

EDMONDS — No injuries were reported after a police pursuit that started in Edmonds on Thursday night.

Date: 01/22/2016 | Local News

Hanford employee positive for radioactive contamination

RICHLAND — An employee at the Hanford Fire Station has tested positive for a very low level of internal radioactive contamination after handling breathing equipment used at the nuclear reservation’s Plutonium Finishing Plant.

Date: 01/22/2016 | Northwest

2 sleeping in Vancouver dumpster hurt when bin emptied into truck

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities say two people sleeping in a trash bin in Vancouver were injured when a garbage truck picked up the container and emptied it into a compactor.

Date: 01/22/2016 | Northwest

Twisp River wildfire survivor says he’s improving each day

SEATTLE — A firefighter who was severely injured in last summer’s deadly Twisp River blaze says he’s getting “a little bit better each day.”

Date: 01/21/2016 | Northwest

Teen charged with DUI after being hit by Spokane police officer

SPOKANE — A teenager has been charged with driving under the influence after a Spokane police officer ran a red light and struck the teen’s car.

Date: 01/21/2016 | Northwest

Emergency planners prepare for massive earthquake — the ‘Big One’

PORTLAND, Ore. — As military helicopters ferry search and rescue teams over the Pacific Northwest, below them are scenes of devastation from a giant earthquake that could strike the region at any time.

Date: 01/21/2016 | Northwest

New Mexico sues Volkswagen over emissions scandal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico is suing Volkswagen and other German automakers over an emissions cheating scandal that involves millions of cars worldwide, the first state to do so but almost certainly not the last.

Date: 01/21/2016 | Business Wire

'Send good thoughts'

Camano crash victim faces long recovery

Date: 01/20/2016 | Local News

Kitchen fire damages Lakewood home

LAKEWOOD — A kitchen fire at a home in the Lakewood area Wednesday caused about $93,000 in damage.The fire started accidentally because of unattended cooking, Marysville Fire Marshal Tom Maloney said. It was reported at 10:25 a.m. at a house in the 2900 block of 178th Place NE.

Date: 01/20/2016 | Local News

1 fisherman dead, 2 missing off Oregon Coast

PORTLAND, Ore. — The captain of a boat that capsized more than a mile off the entrance to Coos Bay, Oregon, was able to make it to shore, while one fisherman died and two more were missing, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Date: 01/20/2016 | Northwest

Minor injuries as school bus and car collide in Olympia

OLYMPIA — Olympia Police say six students aboard a school bus were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries following a collision involving the school bus and a car.

Date: 01/20/2016 | Northwest

Taliban kill 20 in attack at northwest Pakistani university

CHARSADDA, Pakistan — Taliban gunmen stormed a university in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people and triggering an hours-long gunbattle with the army and police before the military declared the assault in a town near the city of Peshawar was over.

Date: 01/20/2016 | Nation & World

First buyout closes for land in Oso slide zone

EVERETT — Snohomish County closed on its first buyout of property in the Oso mudslide zone Dec. 30, through a federal grant program.

Date: 01/20/2016 | Local News

More U.S. military drones crashing than ever as new problems emerge

A record number of Air Force drones crashed in major accidents last year, documents show, straining the U.S. military’s fleet of robotic aircraft when it is in more demand than ever for counterterrorism missions in an expanding array of war zones.

Date: 01/19/2016 | Nation & World

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx helps rescue driver from vehicle

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has played super villains and antiheroes on screen. The role of super hero he apparently saved for real life.

Date: 01/19/2016 | Nation & World

$1M bail for man accused of stabbing parents, starting fire

EVERETT — A man accused of stabbing his parents and setting their house on fire last week had been hospitalized two days earlier after he...

Date: 01/19/2016 | Local News

Michigan governor asks Legislature for $28.5 million for Flint

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has asked the Legislature to approve an initial appropriation of $28.5 million “to address Flint emergency needs.”The administration is asking for action on the request by the end of January and expects to ask for more money in the future.

Date: 01/19/2016 | Nation & World

Northern California bus crash kills 2, sends 8 to hospital

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A Greyhound bus rolled onto its side during a rainy Tuesday morning commute in Northern California, killing two women and sending at least eight others to the hospital, authorities said.

Date: 01/19/2016 | Nation & World

Ethan Couch’s lawyer: Teen may be in Mexico against his will

FORT WORTH, Texas — Lawyers in the U.S. for a Texas teenager known for using an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck said Tuesday that the 18-year-old is dropping his deportation fight in Mexico as they investigate whether he willingly fled the country.

Date: 01/19/2016 | Nation & World

1 dead, 1 injured in apartment fire in south Tacoma

TACOMA — Tacoma fire officials say a woman has died and a 5-year-old boy was injured after a fire broke out at an apartment in South Tacoma.The News Tribune reported that the boy was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Date: 01/18/2016 | Northwest

Bacon fat blamed for fire that damaged south county house

EVERETT — A two-alarm fire caused more than $100,000 damage to a home in south Snohomish County Sunday night.A man living in the 13600 block of Beverly Road reported the fire around 9 p.m. Sunday.

Date: 01/18/2016 | Local News

Fire set at Kent school damages classroom; no one injured

KENT — An arson fire at an elementary school in Kent has caused extensive some and fire damage to a classroom.A spokesman with the Kent Regional Fire Authority said no one was injured in the early Monday fire. No one was at the school because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Date: 01/18/2016 | Northwest

2 hospitalized after head-on crash in Everett

EVERETT — Two people were hospitalized Saturday night after a head-on crash on Rucker Avenue, near 43rd Street SE.The crash was reported at 5:20 p.m., Everett police officer Aaron Snell said.

Date: 01/16/2016 | Local News

Bombing was also planned in San Bernardino attack, FBI says

The FBI’s top investigator in the San Bernardino, California, terrorist attacks said Friday that the husband and wife who shot and killed 14 people Dec. 2 also intended to detonate an explosive device inside the room, through the exact timetable of the plot remains unclear.

Date: 01/15/2016 | Nation & World

Obama signs disaster declaration for November storms

SEATTLE — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for damage done by storms throughout the state in November, making federal assistance available in 16 Washington counties.

Date: 01/15/2016 | Northwest

Marine helicopters collide off Oahu, search under way

HALEIWA, Hawaii — Rescuers searched choppy waters on Friday where debris was sighted after two Marine Corps helicopters carrying six crew members each crashed off the Hawaiian island of Oahu during a nighttime training mission, military officials said.

Date: 01/15/2016 | Nation & World

‘Burn in hell’: Man allegedly stabs parents, sets home afire

SNOHOMISH — A man suspected of stabbing his parents and then lighting their home on fire late Thursday left dark posts on social media in the hours before the attack.

Date: 01/15/2016 | Local News

Indonesia ID’s one of the attackers behind deadly Jakarta blasts

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian authorities said Friday they had identified one of the attackers responsible for the deadly explosions in Jakarta a day earlier as a former terrorism convict who was released from prison early.

Date: 01/15/2016 | Nation & World

Levy full fine for CenturyLink's 911 failure

Among the 6,600 missed calls to 911 that occurred in Washington and five other states during a six-hour period in April 2014, were those of an Everett woman who repeatedly called for help as an intruder menaced her...

Date: 01/15/2016 | Editorials

After fatal crash, ‘Ride the Ducks’ tours resume Friday in Seattle

SEATTLE — A Seattle tour company involved in a deadly crash in September will resume passenger tours in its amphibious vehicles.Ride the Ducks of Seattle officials made the announcement Thursday, saying passenger service will be relaunched at 11 a.m. Friday.

Date: 01/14/2016 | Northwest

Pedestrian stuck by car in Mukilteo

MUKILTEO — A 72-year-old man suffered multiple broken bones when he was hit while crossing the street in Mukilteo Wednesday evening.The accident was reported around 5:40 p.m. in the 12000 block of Highway 525, Mukilteo Police Officer Colt Davis said.

Date: 01/14/2016 | Local News

French Alps avalanche kills 3, leaves 3 others injured

PARIS — A deadly avalanche hit a high school group skiing in the French Alps on Wednesday, killing two students and a Ukrainian skier and seriously injuring three others, officials said.

Date: 01/14/2016 | Nation & World

Paris cafe reopens after attacks as wounded city revives

PARIS — With the blood and bullets now swept away, the Carillon cafe reopened its doors Wednesday for the first time since it was among the Paris sites targeted by Islamic extremists in November.

Date: 01/13/2016 | Nation & World

Driver in fatal Bremerton crash sentenced

PORT ORCHARD — A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for a car crash where he struck and killed a pedestrian and critically injured another near Bremerton.

Date: 01/13/2016 | Northwest

Snohomish man who died in crash identified

SNOHOMISH — A man killed in a car accident Jan. 4 near Snohomish has been identified as Gerardo Blanco Vega, 37.

Date: 01/13/2016 | Local News

Company fined more than $1M after explosion at plant in Newport

SPOKANE — The state is fining an aerospace company more than $1.3 million for safety violations after an explosion injured 17 workers at a factory last July.Zodiac Cabin & Structures Support has 15 days to appeal the ruling.

Date: 01/13/2016 | Business Wire

Islamic State blamed for deadly Istanbul suicide blast

ISTANBUL — A suicide bomber affiliated with the Islamic State group detonated a bomb in a historic district of Istanbul popular with tourists Tuesday morning, killing at least 10 people — nine of them German tourists — and wounding 15 others, Turkish officials said.

Date: 01/12/2016 | Nation & World

Marysville City Council postpones action on possible fireworks ban

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville City Council on Monday took up a fireworks ban but decided to postpone a decision so they would have more time for consideration. The council plans to next take up the issue at its Jan. 25 meeting.

Date: 01/12/2016 | Local News

Lynnwood police help widow of pedestrian killed by vehicle

LYNNWOOD — From her bedroom window, Lois Wood always watched her husband cross the street to his bus stop.On Dec. 1, something on television caught her attention. On that day, she turned away.She last saw Michael Wood at the crosswalk. He was on his way to...

Date: 01/12/2016 | Local News

Everett coffee stand's owner-barista dies of fire injuries

EVERETT — A woman injured in a fire at an espresso stand last week has died.The fire broke out Thursday at the Sinners and Saints Coffee Co. along Everett Mall Way. The barista was taken to...

Date: 01/11/2016 | Local News

Everett fire chief denies he was impaired at big blaze

EVERETT — The city of Everett is investigating a claim that longtime Fire Chief Murray Gordon showed up to a fatal three-alarm blaze on New Years Eve impaired and smelling of alcohol — allegations the chief denies.

Date: 01/11/2016 | Local News

Lake Stevens woman who died after crash I.D.’d

ARLINGTON — The Washington State Patrol has released the name of the Lake Stevens woman who died after a car crash along Highway 9 near Arlington at around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Date: 01/10/2016 | Local News

Spillway of swollen Mississippi River opened near New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a major spillway Sunday near New Orleans for the first time in nearly five years, seeking to decrease the vast flow of the swollen Mississippi River as a safeguard to the low-lying city.

Date: 01/10/2016 | Nation & World

Lake Stevens woman, 80, killed in car crash near Arlington

ARLINGTON — A Lake Stevens woman died after a car crash near Arlington on Saturday. The accident shut down 252nd Street for about three hours.

Date: 01/09/2016 | Local News

Burn ban lifted for Snohomish, Pierce counties

SEATTLE — Burn bans for Snohomish and Pierce counties were lifted at noon on Saturday.The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency says there are no bans in effect in its jurisdiction. Officials expect pollution spikes Saturday night but they should not trigger burn bans through Sunday evening.

Date: 01/09/2016 | Local News

1 person dead after Renton house fire

SEATTLE — The Renton Fire Department says one person is dead after a Friday night Renton house fire.The Seattle Times reported firefighters found the home completely engulfed in flames when they arrived around 9:15 p.m.

Date: 01/09/2016 | Northwest

Officials: Propane may be linked to Everett coffee-stand fire

EVERETT — Fire investigators on Friday were continuing the investigation into the cause of fire that injured a barista Thursday at a coffee stand along Everett Mall Way.The woman, who appeared to be in her 20s, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Date: 01/09/2016 | Local News

2 found dead after fires in Shoreline, Tacoma

SHORELINE — Fire officials say two people have been found dead after house fires in Shoreline and Tacoma.

Date: 01/08/2016 | Northwest

Camano Island man injured in 1-car crash

CAMANO ISLAND — A Camano Island man was flown by helicopter to a Seattle hospital Thursday after a one-car crash on Camano Island.The man, 58, was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Date: 01/07/2016 | Local News

New Year’s Eve fire victim identified; cause unknown

EVERETT — An Everett man who died in a fire last week along W. Casino Road succumbed to smoke inhalation, officials said Thursday.

Date: 01/07/2016 | Local News

Big fracking-linked earthquakes hit Oklahoma

FAIRVIEW, Okla. — Four earthquakes capable of causing moderate damage rocked northwestern Oklahoma, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries.The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.7 quake hit just before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday about...

Date: 01/07/2016 | Nation & World

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