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July 23, 2014

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TV Show Filming in Downtown Everett This Week

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Everett TV shoot 2 An episode of a TV show is filming in downtown Everett this week. You may notice lights set up outside a certain business. The producers aren’t saying a lot at this time but promise to reveal more once shooting is complete. We can tell you it’s not the return of the Food Network or Fox to Everett.


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July 22, 2014

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3 Injured in Crash at 40th and Broadway in Everett Tuesday Night

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An Everett firefighter uses the “Jaws of Life” to remove a door from one of the cars in order to remove the driver.

According to initial reports from officers on the scene, a 3 vehicle crash at 40th and Broadway Tuesday evening sent 3 men to the hospital. It did not appear, from the initial observation, that the injuries were life threatening. The northbound off-ramp from I-5 to Broadway at 41st was shut down for about an 45 minutes while medics treated the injured and officers investigated. The Everett Fire Department did have to use the “Jaws of Life” to remove a door to free one of the drivers. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Here are a few more pictures from the scene…

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Two men being treated after getting out of their car.

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A door of one car was removed to get access to the driver.

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The I-5 ramp to Broadway was closed while the victims were helped.


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July 22, 2014

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Search For Missing Everett Woman Enters 2nd Week

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If you see Ethel O’Neil or her call please call 9-1-1.

The State Patrol issued an Amber Alert today for 89-year-old Ethel O’Neil. O’Neil is listed with the Endangered Missing Person Advisory (EMPA) through the Washington State Patrol.

Community tips indicate O’Neil was last seen in the Lake Stevens / Marysville area on Wednesday afternoon where she asked for a map and directions back to Everett. Additional information indicates she was not in Thurston County (Olympia / Lacey) area over the weekend. Detectives are focusing on the Snohomish County area.


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July 22, 2014

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Annual Paving Projects to Disrupt Traffic Flow in Everett Next Week

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Some major streets in Everett are set for re-paving.

Got this reminder from Marla Carter at Everett Public Works regarding the annual re-paving season coming up in Everett at the end of next week. Your regular commute route may need some adjustment so consider yourself warned…

Street resurfacing is scheduled for several locations in Everett beginning Thursday, July 31, and continuing through September. Crews will grind down and remove old pavement, install new traffic signal detection wires, repaving and restriping of roadways.

Drivers can expect lane closures and traffic delays on the following streets:

· 100th Street SW from Evergreen Way to west of Airport Road

· Evergreen Way from Pecks Drive to 52nd Street SE

· 33rd Street from Broadway to Smith Avenue

· Beverly Lane from 75th Street to Madison and Sunset Lane to 50th Street SW

· Federal Avenue from Charles Avenue to 35th Street

· 35th Street from Federal Avenue to Grand Avenue

· Grand Avenue from 35th Street to 34th Street

· Silver Lake Road from 118th Place SE to south of 112th Street SE

Construction on 100th Street SW, Evergreen Way and 33rd Street will involve both day and night work. No night work is planned for the remaining streets, but schedules could change depending on weather and other factors.

Signs will be posted advising motorists of detours, street closures and parking restrictions. The city’s contractor, CEMEX, is responsible for notifying affected homes and businesses prior to construction.


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July 21, 2014

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Public Invited to Join With Task Force to Solve Street Level Social Issues in Everett

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Public involvement will be key. File Photo: myeverettnews.com

People passed out on city streets, people experiencing homelessness sleeping in doorways, camping in parks, aggressive panhandling. These and other issues for those facing life on the streets are a true problem in Everett. On Thursday, the City of Everett task force chosen by Mayor Ray Stephenson will meet for the first time to form a plan to address the issue. Members of the public are asked to attend the meeting and provide their perspective. Here are the details as provided by the City of Everett…

The Everett Community Streets Initiative, a task force looking at street-level social issues in the city’s commercial cores, will meet for the first time next Thursday, July 24, from 3-6 p.m. in the Weyerhaeuser Room at Everett Station.

 

“Our goal is to foster a vibrant and healthy community by better understanding social issues on our streets,” said Mayor Ray Stephanson. “I’ve asked residents, business owners and service providers to join us in learning more about the challenges we face and identifying actions we can take as a community to address those issues.”

 

The task force will be co-chaired by Sylvia Anderson, chief executive officer at the Everett Gospel Mission, and Chris Adams, an Everett attorney and chair of the City’s planning commission.

 

The group will meet every other Thursday through Nov. 13. The meetings will be open to the public, and community members are invited to attend to learn alongside the task force members. The City has hired facilitator Karen Reed to help guide the process.

 

“We’ll look at a variety of factors that contribute to street issues in Everett, including homelessness, mental health, addiction, public safety, public spaces and commercial streetscapes,” said David Hall, deputy city attorney. “We’re inviting service providers and experts from other communities to share their experiences and successes with us.”

 

Hall will represent the city on the task force, along with Police Chief Dan Templeman and Lanie McMullin, executive director for economic development. Other city staff will serve as resources throughout the process.

 

For more information on the task force or to share feedback, click here.


 

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July 20, 2014

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2 Alarm Fire Rips Through Beverly Village Apartments on 75th Street in Everett, WA

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A dozen units were destroyed and 35 people are being helped by the Red Cross.

Here is the update on the fire from Assistant Everett Fire Marshal Eric Hicks:

At about 2:11 a.m. on July 20, 2014, Everett firefighters were dispatched to 801 75th St. SE. for a report of an apartment fire.

A woman sleeping in the first floor apartment woke to smoke in her apartment. She quickly woke her two children and escaped from the apartment. She then went to the second floor apartment to alert her neighbors and call 911.

Firefighters responding to the fire received reports of people trapped. The fire was upgraded to a second alarm for additional personnel to respond. All residents in the building were able to escape without injury.

The first firefighters to arrive saw fire coming from the first floor apartment bedroom window. The fire spread to the floors above and attic area where firefighters were able stop the fire.

About 35 residents were displaced and received assistance from the Red Cross. Two cats are confirmed deceased. No other reported injuries.

The apartment building sustained severe fire and water damage and will not be reoccupied. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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Firefighters have to leave the roof. MyEverettNews.com Photo. Click to enlarge.

One building was completely destroyed at the Beverly Village apartment complex at 801 75th street in Everett early Sunday morning. At this time there doesn’t appear to have been any injuries. Still waiting on word from Everett Fire with more information. We do know the Red Cross has been called to assist in helping those who have been displaced. In the meantime here are some pictures taken at the scene.

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July 20, 2014

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Free Cat Microchipping in Everett, WA Sunday

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A microchip may be the fastest way to get your cat back if it wanders away.

Sunday July 20th (today) from 10:00am – 4:00pm you can bring your cat to the Everett Animal Shelter for free microchipping. This is an event for cats only so no dogs please. The address of the Everett Animal Shelter is 333 Smith Island Road Everett, WA

If you can’t make it today, the folks at the Everett Animal Shelter say there will be other opportunities for you to have your dog or cat microchipped free of charge during the month of August.


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