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One-car Village Green Drive accident due to speeding on a wet road

Mill Creek Police officer investigating the one-car a traffic accident on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the entrance of Woodfern.

Those of us who drive along Village Green Drive may have been wondering what happened to the metal utility box in front of the Woodfern monument this week.

Chuck Wright, a long time Mill Creek resident, was on hand to take a few photos of a Mill Creek Police officer investigating the one-car a traffic accident on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the entrance of Woodfern.

According to a Mill Creek Police spokesperson, the 21 year-old driver was traveling westbound on Village Green Drive, “way-way too fast on a wet road.”

Search is on for Lynwood assault suspect

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching the area east of Lynwood for an assault suspect driving a car he allegedly shot at after being asked to return it to the owner. The search began at about 11 am on Wednesday morning, November 20, 2013.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching the area east of Lynwood for an assault suspect driving a car he allegedly shot at after being asked to return it to the owner. The search began at about 11 am on Wednesday morning, November 20, 2013.

The vehicle is a light green 2001 Subaru Legacy with Washington license plate #468YJO with shotgun damage on the driver’s side door.  The suspect is a 6’4” male with short black hair, weighing approximately 240 lbs., last seen wearing a green Carhart hooded sweatshirt, dressed in camouflage pants, boots and baseball cap. 

State Trooper sideswiped by distracted driver

A distracted driver hit a glancing blow to Washington State Trooper Dave Hintz's patrol car very early on Tuesday morning, November 5, 2013. Trooper Hintz was treated for neck pain at St. Joseph's Hospital. The distracted driver was not injured.

On Tuesday morning November 5, 2013, at 12:12 am, Trooper Dave Hintz was parked on the right shoulder of I-5 at mile post 251 in Bellingham near the exit to Western Washington University. His headlights/taillights were on as he worked northbound traffic with the radar, checking vehicle speeds.  At the same time he was finishing up on some paperwork on his in car computer, a Chevrolet ¾ ton pick-up, with a box type bed (an auto glass business), was northbound in lane 1 of 2.

Penny Creek Elementary students’ artwork honors our veterans

Mr. Kenneth Harvey’s 4th/5th grade students at Penny Creek Elementary School created a poppy themed multi-media artwork display. Inspiration for their artwork came from the poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a military physician/surgeon on the battlefield during WWI.

Another generation continues the tradition of honoring the service and sacrifice of our military men and women.

In honor of this celebratory day, Mr. Kenneth Harvey’s 4th/5th grade students at Penny Creek Elementary School created a poppy themed multi-media artwork display.

Inspiration for their artwork came from the poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a military physician/surgeon on the battlefield during WWI.

Fire District 1 promotes four paramedics to medical services officers

Snohomish County Fire District 1 recently promoted four paramedics to serve as medical services officers. Captain John Magee, Paul Easter, Chris East, and Captain Gene Smith received the promotions.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 recently promoted four paramedics to serve as medical services officers.

Fire District 1 added the 24-hour medical services officer position to enhance patient care and expand support for first responders working in the field. The four paramedics selected for the new position work rotating shifts to provide around-the-clock response for the more than 200,000 residents served by Fire District 1 in unincorporated south Snohomish County, Brier, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Woodway.

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