Victim of glider crash identified

ARLINGTON – A pilot who died Thursday after a midair collision with another glider has been identified as William S. Burhen, 48, of Duvall.

Burhen’s glider was found near Wheeler Mountain northeast of Arlington on Friday. He died of injuries from the crash, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

He and another pilot were flying together when they collided. The second pilot, Paul Adriance, 24, of Marysville parachuted from his glider and landed in a tree, then walked for more than seven hours on logging roads to seek help.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Edmonds: Patrol still probing ferry death

Washington State Patrol detectives continue to investigate how an Edmonds woman ended up overboard from a ferry headed to Kingston on Monday.

Paula Kay Keely, 51, was reported missing after ferry workers found her car on the ferry Puyallup. Her body was recovered from Puget Sound on Tuesday morning.

Detectives have searched the car and have spoken to family members, State Patrol spokesman Lance Ramsay said. They would like to hear from anyone who might have seen or heard anything unusual on the ferry that day. To contact the State Patrol, call 360-658-2588.

Lynnwood: Singer feared man’s e-mails

Police say a Lynnwood man arrested on suspicion of stalking Grammy-winning pop star Avril Lavigne was sending the Canadian singer harassing letters and e-mails.

“They were troublesome enough for us to make an arrest,” Lynnwood police Sgt. Sean Doty said.

Lavigne, who performed a free concert at Southcenter mall in Tukwila on Wednesday, feared the man, Doty said.

Police arrested the suspect at work in Bothell on Wednesday. Officers also searched the man’s home, but Doty declined to say what was found.

Everett: College plans discussion on violence

The fourth annual community summit and workshop “Violence Can’t Live Here” is 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Everett Community College’s Parks Student Union Building, 801 Wetmore Ave.

Community leaders, youths, parents and the general public are invited to gather on Saturday for this community summit to learn more about how peaceful solutions can be reached on topics such as diversity, domestic violence and racism, said Therese Quinn, dignity and diversity director with the Interfaith Association.

For more information, contact Frank Bletson at 425-388-7407 or Marian Harris-Jones at 425-339-2612.

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