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2 hrs ago | North Sound

Smart911 helps rescuers find you even if you can't tell them

People who live in the county now can register with Smart911TM, a free online, secure and confidential service where users can provide details about their family, residence and more before an emergency happens.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Arlington, WA

3 hrs ago | Seattle Weekly

Crazy 4 Foot Tall Otter Jumps on Boy's Head, Attacks Grandma, Shuts Down Pilchuk River

Oh, so you thought otters were just cute little furry animals who hold hands and open clams on their tummy all day? THINK AGAIN.

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7 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

$100 million response plan launching after 729 Ebola related deaths

Presidents from the West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak are meeting with world health leaders to come up with ways to stop the spread of the deadly disease.

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Related Topix: World News, Guinea, Machias, WA, Prison, Valley, WA

9 hrs ago | Seattle Times

Friday Memo: Nightclub arsonist sentenced ... Beast Mode is back ... Otter attack

Nightclub arsonist sentenced: The man who set a fire inside a crowded Capitol Hill nightclub on New Year's Eve was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in a federal prison - double the amount of time agreed to by attorneys in the case.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison

10 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

The boy's mother, Tabitha Moser, told KING says she saw the 4-foot otter attack her son Thursday morning at Lake Connor Park.

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Related Topix: Machias, WA

12 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Special films

Sundquist Family Movies in the Park: Snohomish County, Willis Tucker Community Park: Thursdays; open seating on the grass begins at 7 p.m. Bring low-back lawn chairs or blankets, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish.

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Related Topix: Snohomish, WA, Everett, WA, Bothell, WA

16 hrs ago | The Monroe Monitor & Valley News

E. County police rally to fight shoplifting

Sgt. Paul Ryan of the Monroe Police tells the city council last week about a rise in shoplifting at local businesses, and what area police plan to do about it.

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Related Topix: Monroe, WA, Snohomish, WA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

HeraldNet

A sad, necessary warning: A plaque to share Grace Tama s story reminds others to be careful

Her face, so friendly and innocent, looks out from a boulder beneath the sheer 4,000-foot wall, well beyond the snowfield's edge at the Big Four Ice Caves.

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Related Topix: Marysville, WA, Granite Falls, WA, Darrington, WA, University Village (Seattle, WA), Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

HeraldNet

Mukilteo man sentenced to 35 years in stabbing death

A Mukilteo man who once bragged about being a 'stick-up kid' is headed to prison for 35 years for the stabbing death of a young man in Everett.

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Related Topix: Mukilteo, WA, Everett, WA

HeraldNet

Judge has a concernsa about single trial for 2 'cold-case' killings

A judge made clear Wednesday he questions whether prosecutors have enough evidence to properly stage a single trial for a convicted rapist accused of two 1995 "cold-case" killings .

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Everett, WA

HeraldNet

County changes architects on courthouse project

The Snohomish County Council voted Wednesday to switch the main architect on its future $162 million courthouse, after receiving designs that didn't fit within budget.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

KING-TV Seattle

Bill would let police ping your phone in emergency

SNOHOMISH COUNTY The power of pinging a cell phone during a crime or kidnapping is the focus of a bill in the state legislature that hits close to home for Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Tulalip, WA, Everett, WA, Snohomish, WA

HeraldNet

in Our View / Primary election ballots: Save the excuses for not voting

It's there on your desk with the bills. Or on the kitchen counter, sitting by the phone, probably unopened.

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Related Topix: Monroe, WA, Opinion

HeraldNet

County firefighters go east to help fire-stricken Methow Valley

After weeks of working at the Oso mudslide, two Snohomish County firefighters are back in a disaster zone, helping aid crews in the Methow Valley amid a series of ravenous wildfires .

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Related Topix: Fire, Oso, WA, Washington, Okanogan County, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Wed Jul 30, 2014

HeraldNet

Progress on park-and-ride good news for Mukilteo bus riders

A future park-and-ride planned on the west side of Paine Field could fill a major void for southbound commuters.

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Related Topix: Mukilteo, WA, Everett, WA, Lynnwood, WA, Madrona (Seattle, WA)

Renton Reporter

Regency Woods fire started outside, but cause not yet determined

The cause of the four-alarm fire that destroyed or heavily damaged three Regency Woods apartment buildings July 19 was still officially undetermined mid-week.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA

Bothell Reporter

Snohomish County Planning and Development Services office closed today

Snohomish County's Planning and Development Services department is closed today, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, following the death of an employee on the main county campus in downtown Everett earlier this morning.

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Related Topix: Everett, WA

The Monroe Monitor & Valley News

Gold Bar family seeks missing girl

Emily Boals, 17, has been missing for nearly a week and was last seen Tuesday, July 22. Her family is seeking information about her whereabouts.

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Related Topix: Gold Bar, WA, Sultan, WA

HeraldNet

Everett woman, 89, still missing after 2 weeks

Two weeks later, the family of a missing Everett octogenarian continues to worry while waiting for news of her whereabouts.

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Related Topix: Everett, WA, Marysville, WA, Granite Falls, WA, Darrington, WA

HeraldNet

Buy fresh, cook tonight: 3 recipes from food-focused Port Susan Farmers Market

The Port Susan Farmers Market, now in its third season, is part of a community effort to promote agriculture and economic development in northwest Snohomish County.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Agriculture, Science, Vegetables, Arlington, WA

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