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Police believe mother set apartment fire while child in home

EVERETT — Detectives believe an apartment fire south of Everett Wednesday was intentionally set by a woman who was in one of the units with her 11-year-old daughter.The suspect, 56, allegedly admitted to using matches to set multiple...

Date: 05/19/2016 | Local News


Two years in the making

Burn victim finally has a chance to thank those who saved her life

Date: 05/14/2016 | Local News


Federal investigators explore motives for Idaho church arson

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho — Federal investigators are trying to determine whether the arson fire that destroyed a Catholic church in Idaho was driven by religious or racial bias.

Date: 04/26/2016 | Northwest


House panel on Planned Parenthood videos exceeds its scope

Usually the worst you can say about a Congressional committee is that its hearings provide a soapbox for grandstanding, with more testimony coming from committee members than the witnesses called to testify.But the

Date: 04/10/2016 | Editorials


Lynnwood man convicted of trying to burn to death ex-wife

EVERETT — Brenda Welch survived him.He lit her on fire. He clobbered her in the eye, breaking her nose. He bludgeoned her with a sharp-edged garden tool until she fell to the ground, unconscious and gasping for air. Welch survived David Morgan.

Date: 04/05/2016 | Local News


Fate of Lynnwood man in attack, arson case in jury’s hands

EVERETT — David Morgan repeatedly shook his head Monday as a Snohomish County deputy prosecutor tried to convince jurors that all evidence points to the Lynnwood man’s guilt in the 2014 attack on his ex-wife.

Date: 04/05/2016 | Local News


At Lynnwood man’s trial, ex-wife claims no memory of assault

EVERETT — Her back is covered in red, angry scars. So is her upper chest, left leg and shoulder. She's deaf in her right ear and has no senses of smell or taste. The muscles around her eyes give her problems.Brenda Welch, 46, doesn't have any memory of how she was so...

Date: 03/30/2016 | Local News


New trial starts for man accused of setting ex-wife on fire

EVERETT — A new trial is under way for a Lynnwood man accused of beating his ex-wife and setting her on fire to cover up the attack.Jury selection wrapped up Wednesday with lawyers giving opening statements in the afternoon. The trial is expected to last about three...

Date: 03/23/2016 | Local News


Wife gets 15 years in plea deal for husband’s death in Port Orchard

PORT ORCHARD — A woman will spend up to 15 years for fatally stabbing her husband and starting an apartment fire in what authorities believe was a suicide attempt.

Date: 03/20/2016 | Northwest


Charges stand against Lynnwood man accused of trying to kill ex-wife

EVERETT — A Snohomish County Superior Court judge Thursday declined to dismiss charges against a Lynnwood man accused of trying to kill his ex-wife in a fiery 2014 attack.Declaring a mistrial was...

Date: 03/10/2016 | Local News


Mistrial declared in attempted murder case

EVERETT — A Snohomish County Superior Court judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case of a Lynnwood man accused of trying to kill his ex-wife and setting his house on fire to cover up the attack.

Date: 02/29/2016 | Local News


Trial begins for Lynnwood man accused of burning ex-wife

EVERETT — David Morgan became visibly upset Wednesday as his attorney told jurors that the Lynnwood man saw his ex-wife on fire and he tried to get her out of the house.

Date: 02/24/2016 | Local News


Man accused of attacking parents charged with murder, arson

EVERETT — A man accused of stabbing his parents and setting their Machias house on fire Jan. 14 told a deputy he believed they were possessed by demons and had attacked him, according to court papers.

Date: 02/06/2016 | Local News


Man charged with murder, arson in attack on parents

EVERETT — A man accused of stabbing his parents and setting the family home on fire was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and arson.

Date: 01/20/2016 | Local News


$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


Man tied to 20 arsons in Auburn

AUBURN — Police have arrested a suspect who they believe set fire to 20 structures over the past few months in Auburn.

Date: 01/15/2016 | Northwest


Reward offered for tips about who's setting fire to Navy housing

Officials are offering a reward of $10,000 for tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist setting fires to Navy homes in Oak Harbor."We take any threat to our families and loved ones very seriously," said Capt. Michael Nortier, Whidbey Island...

Date: 01/11/2016 | Local News


Police investigating string of arsons in military housing near Whidbey NAS

SEATTLE — Police are investigating at least three fires set at military housing units north of Seattle.KING-TV reported that authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction for the arsons near Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Date: 01/06/2016 | Northwest


Israel charges 2 Jewish extremists in deadly arson

JERUSALEM — Israel on Sunday charged two Jewish extremists in an arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents last July — culminating a drawn-out investigation into a case that has helped fuel months of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Date: 01/04/2016 | Nation & World


Nighttime arson investigated at Marysville Pilchuck High

MARYSVILLE — Authorities are investigating an arson at Marysville Pilchuck High School late Wednesday.Flames were reported just before midnight on the campus. The fire started in a trash bin and spread into a portable building, Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said. No one was hurt.

Date: 12/31/2015 | Local News


Maltby-area fires were arsons; fire officials seek tips

MALTBY — Two fires at a construction site near Maltby early Wednesday morning have been ruled arsons.The Snohomish County Fire Marshal's Office is asking for tips from the public. There is a...

Date: 12/10/2015 | Local News


Glacier Peak arson probe continues after 9 months

SNOHOMISH — Nine months later, the arsonists haven’t been caught.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Local News


Police arrest man in 4 West Seattle arsons

SEATTLE — Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with a series of fires set in West Seattle.Seattle Police said Friday they arrested the man Thursday night at a bar in West Seattle after searching his home and finding evidence linking him to four fires.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Northwest


Marysville to buy old Welco Lumber site on Ebey Slough

MARYSVILLE — The city of Marysville has entered into a contract to buy the old Welco Lumber mill site adjacent to I-5 on the Ebey Slough waterfront.A joint appraisal put the value of the property at $2.78 million, although the city is evaluating and testing the soil on...

Date: 10/27/2015 | Local News


Straight into the flames

When neighbor’s home was on fire, Kaiden, 17, didn’t hesitate

Date: 10/08/2015 | Local News


Planned Parenthood to open temporary clinic in Pullman after arson

PULLMAN — Planned Parenthood officials will open a temporary health center while they rebuild their clinic damaged by arson earlier this month.KXLY TV reported that Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho will open in a temporary facility in Pullman on Oct. 12.

Date: 09/29/2015 | Northwest


Lake Stevens woman, whom teen rescued from fire, charged with arson

LAKE STEVENS — A teenager crawled into his neighbor's burning mobile home and pulled her to safety despite her protests.The woman told the boy to leave her alone but the 16-year-old knocked a gas can out of her hands and dragged the distraught woman outside. Other...

Date: 09/26/2015 | Local News


Owner sentenced to 2 years for torching family restaurant in south Everett

EVERETT — A former Lynnwood man has been sentenced to two years in prison for torching his family’s failing restaurant in 2012.Daniel Villegas-Loeza couldn’t hold back the tears last week as he tried to explain why he started the fire at Taqueria La Mexicana on Highway 99.

Date: 09/21/2015 | Local News


Everett man gets 17 months for arson in dispute with neighbor

EVERETT — James White smiled as a Snohomish County Superior Court judge warned him to stay away from his neighbors.Judge Janice Ellis was telling White, 44, that the fire he started could have...

Date: 09/14/2015 | Local News


Man arrested for walking along I-5 and starting fires

RIDGEFIELD — A 57-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon for reportedly walking along I-5 near Ridgefield and starting grass fires.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Northwest


Bellingham woman sentenced to year, 1 day in prison in arson case

BELLINGHAM — A Bellingham woman is going to prison and undergoing a mental health evaluation as part of her sentence in an arson case.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Northwest


More than 50 alley fires in Pasco may be connected

PASCO — Investigators say one suspect may be responsible for more than 50 suspicious fires that have broken out this summer in alleys around Pasco.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Northwest


Sword-wielding Snohomish man charged with arson

SNOHOMISH — When James White’s neighbors didn’t answer their door he allegedly tried to set the couple’s trailer on fire, prosecutors say in new court papers.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Local News


Ex-union boss gets 19 years for arson, violence at worksites

PHILADELPHIA — A former Philadelphia union boss was sentenced Monday to more than 19 years in prison for overseeing violence, vandalism and intimidation at nonunion work sites, including a Quaker meetinghouse.

Date: 07/20/2015 | Business Wire


Pasco officials battle arson fires

PASCO — Officials in Pasco are investigating more than a dozen blazes that were intentionally set around the city in recent weeks.The Tri-City Herald reported that the latest fires broke out early Monday.

Date: 07/14/2015 | Northwest


Man pleads guilty to arson at marijuana business

SPOKANE — A man has pleaded guilty to setting fire to a marijuana business in Spokane Valley last fall in what investigators are calling an insurance scam attempt.

Date: 07/14/2015 | Northwest


Investigation continues into I-5 brush fires

EVERETT — A string of brush fires along I-5 on June 30 remains under investigation.The cause of the fires, more than eight of them, has not been determined, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office reported Friday.

Date: 07/10/2015 | Sirens


July Fourth mayhem spikes

Calls to 911 dispatchers hit record Saturday

Date: 07/07/2015 | Local News


Black church fire wasn't arson

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. — As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina.The State Law Enforcement Division said investigators found no...

Date: 07/03/2015 | Nation & World


Church fires not usually caused by arson

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As investigators probe church fires including the blaze that destroyed a rural black church targeted by the Ku Klux Klan 20 years ago, the question is spreading through social media: #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches?

Date: 07/02/2015 | Nation & World


If you have any clues about I-5 arson, investigators want to know

MARYSVILLE — Investigators into Tuesday’s series of arsons along I-5 are looking for tips.The fires, set in stretches of dry grass in the early afternoon, snarled traffic and kept firefighters scrambling from Everett north past the Snohomish County line.

Date: 07/01/2015 | Local News


Arson caused rash of fires

String of blazes stretched from Everett to Skagit County (gallery)

Date: 06/30/2015 | Local News


Arsonists attack ‘bread-and-fish’ church in Israel

JERUSALEM — Vandals set fire Thursday to a church marking the site where worshipers believe Jesus performed his bread-and-fish miracle, in an attack that police are investigating as a possible hate crime.

Date: 06/18/2015 | Nation & World




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