Archive | August, 2011

Can You Guess The Summer Olympic Sport Coming to Everett?

August 31, 2011

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Update September 1st: Yes, one of our commenters has correctly revealed the event. In a coincidence, about a half hour later, the daily Everett newspaper spilled the beans and stole the thunder away from the Governor, Comcast Arena and local political leaders by naming the event and providing the dates…
We received this interesting invitation yesterday. The Governor, County Executive and Mayor of Everett all know but aren’t telling. Which Summer Olympic Sport is coming to Everett next year? Feel free to give us your best guess in our Leave a Reply section below or check back Tuesday and we’ll let you know.

 

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Is Everett a Sick Suburb or is the Damage Limited to Unincorporated Snohomish County?

August 31, 2011

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In this morning’s edition of Crosscut.com, Mark Hinshaw reviews how this area fared in the recent housing bust. It’s not a pretty picture…Regions such as Snohomish County that fell hard for developers’ dreams of remote housing projects are paying a severe price in foreclosures and short sales. The cruel market correction confirms the economic value of denser, closer-in residential patterns.
Click here to read the full story.


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Arrest Made in Arson of Everett Floral Shop

August 30, 2011

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A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for setting the fire

Got word a few minutes ago that Everett Police yesterday arrested a 15 year old boy in the fire at Everett Floral on August 6th. Everett Police detectives Mike Atwood and Jim Massingale arrested the boy after talking to witnesses and viewing surveillance video from area businesses. The teen reportedly confessed to burglarizing the business and setting the fire. He was booked into the Denny Youth Center. The fire caused approximately $200,000.00 in damage. The business was insured and the owners have vowed to reopen in October.

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Suspicious Fire in Abandoned House Started Everett Police-Pit Bull Incident

August 30, 2011

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Burned items are still on the front lawn after last night's fire

The call that brought officers to the area of 32nd and Rucker last night began as a fire in an abandoned house at 3212 Rucker. According to Eric Hicks of the Everett Fire Department, they received a call of a fire at about 10 minutes before 11:00pm. Fire crews found a couch on fire in the living room of the house and quickly put it out. Hicks says the cause of the fire is suspicious. An Everett Police Officer and his K-9 began tracking for who may have been involved in that fire which led to that officer and his dog being attacked by a K-9 which was shot by multiple officers from the Everett Police Department.


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Everett Police Shoot and Kill Pit Bull After Taser Fails to Stop Attack on Officers

August 30, 2011

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Everett Police say they were forced to shoot and kill a 100 pound pit bull after it attacked officers and an Everett K-9 last night.
Everett Police Sgt. Ryan Dalberg tells me police were assisting Everett Firefighters with an investigation into a fire in the 3200 block of Rucker last night shortly before 11:00pm. Dalberg gave me the following account…An Everett K-9 officer and his dog were doing a search for suspects in relation to the fire call when they came across a man and woman in an alley near the fire scene. The man was holding the harness of the pit bull. Police say the man was confrontational with officers and they advised him they were going to arrest him for obstructing an officer. They asked the man to give the dog to the woman, which he did. When officers tried to physically take the man into custody there was a physical struggle between the man and officers and the pit bull broke free from the woman and attacked the Everett Police K-9 and the K-9 officer. A taser was fired at the Pit Bull with no effect and the K-9 officer was bit in the thigh. He fired one shot at the pit bull which continued to attack officers chasing one officer up onto the hood of his car. Officers fired at the put bull, hitting it multiple times and killing it. The Everett K-9 officer was taken to an Everett hospital for treatment of his bite wounds and his K-9 was treated at the vet for bites as well. Sgt. Dalberg says both are expected to recover. The man, in his 50s from Arlington was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of felony assault. Everett Police Major Crime Detectives are investigating the incident. Sgt. Dalberg tells me that because shots were fired at an animal, no officers are on paid administrative leave and the investigation can be handled within the Everett Police Department and not require an outside agency such as the SMART team which investigations officer involved shootings resulting in the death of humans. Dalberg wouldn’t say how many officers fired at the pit bull. I’m waiting for an update from Everett Fire regarding the fire at 32nd and Rucker that led to the original call.

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City of Everett Embracing Social Media

August 29, 2011

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Everett is welcoming online and in person.

The City of Everett is reaching out beyond the official City of Everett website and is asking people to Friend it on Facebook and follow it on Twitter. City of Everett public information director Kate Reardon says the city has posted more than 8000 documents on its website and also has posted videos on its official YouTube channel. Reardon is also promoting live Everett City Council meetings and other happenings in the city on Everett TV, seen on Comcast Channel 21 or Frontier Channel 29. For more information on how to stay connected with the city of Everett, contact Kate Reardon, public information director, at 425-257-8687 or Click here to send an email.


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