Lynnwood man killed during fight Friday night

A 42-year-old Lynnwood man was killed during a fight in the 3000 block of 164th St. SW. Friday night. Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the homicide scene after a call came in around 11:30 p.m. The bleeding 42 year-old man died at the scene. Investigators believe the victim had been fighting with another unidentified male,…

First responders in South Snohomish County gear up to meet Ebola threat

In response to the worldwide Ebola threat, Snohomish County health and emergency response officials have put new procedures and specialized equipment in place, provided special training to response crews, and are closely coordinating with hospitals and personnel from neighboring jurisdictions, all to ensure that Ebola never gets a foothold here. “We’ve added some specific questions…

After Oregon shopping trip, little bear to undergo rehab in Lynnwood

Some shoppers at an Oregon drug store got a surprise when they saw a bear cub scurrying down the aisles. There was no sign of its mother. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday the bear has been taken to the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood, for rehabilitation, our news partner, the Seattle Times…

Alderwood/Canyon Park area hit with power outage

About 200 homes in the Alderwood/Canyon Park area are without power due to an outage, according to Snohomish County PUD. The outage struck about 2:45 p.m. and initially affected around 3,000 customers. Crew are continuing to work to restore power. Customers can report an outage by calling 425-783-1001.

Home sales down by more than 15 percent, prices up 4 percent

Home prices in Lynnwood were up 4 percent in September compared to this time last year. Sales were down 15.6 percent with 103 homes sold, according to Redfin, a national real estate brokerage company. The number of homes fell by 4.8 percent. July’s median price for all homes in Lynnwood was $312,750. Homes spent a median 29 days on the market. Figures only reflect…

Police seeking help in locating missing Lynnwood girl

The Washington State Patrol has issued the following alert about Adrianna Barnes, a Lynnwood girl, who has been missing since Oct. 8. If you have any information, contact the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3523.

Reminder Edmonds Community College to host two candidate forums Oct. 16 and 23

Candidates for the Washington State House of Representatives races in the 21st and 32nd legislative districts will appear at a question-and-answer forum 7 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 16. Also, candidates for U.S. House of Representatives races in the 2nd and 7th congressional districts will appear at a question-and-answer forum 7 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 23. Both events…

Lynnwood Work Opportunities center now capturing sunlight thanks to PUD project

Work Opportunities’ Lynnwood Center is now capturing sunlight and using it to generate power, thanks to a grant from Snohomish County PUD‘s Planet Power project. The centerpiece of this $40,000 project involved the installation of 35-280 Watt solar panels (by Artisan Electric Inc) on the roof and south-facing wall near the center’s entrance. The system…

Lynnwood City Council talks trash, contemplates mandatory garbage collection ordinance

If the Lynnwood City Council approves a mandatory garbage collection ordinance, the Community Development Department has no plans to start employing the trash police to make sure residents have garbage cans. During a briefing at Monday’s City Council work session, Community Development Director Paul Krauss said that the department would use the law as a…

Avalon Alderwood Grand Opening

Sponsored by Avalon Alderwood Lynnwood, WA – Avalon Alderwood, a growing community in the heart of Snohomish County, is a centrally located, transit-oriented multi-family development currently in pursuit of a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Home Certification. LEED is a voluntary rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes,…

Possible credit card data breach at Albertsons

Albertsons recently was notified by its third party Internet Technology services provider of an attempted criminal intrusion seeking to obtain payment card information used in some of its stores in Washington and other states. The Company has been informed that different malware was used in this recently discovered incident than was used in the incident previously…

Avalon Alderwood Grand Opening

Sponsored by Avalon Alderwood Lynnwood, WA – Avalon Alderwood, a growing community in the heart of Snohomish County, is a centrally located, transit-oriented multi-family development currently in pursuit of a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Home Certification. LEED is a voluntary rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes,…

Lynnwood man dies in Massachusetts skydiving accident

Two skydivers killed after they crashed into a building during a tandem jump on Cape Cod, Mass., appeared to be having problems as they descended, police said. Our news partner, the Seattle Times, reports that Andrew Munson, of Nantucket, and his instructor, Eldon Burrier, of Lynnwood, died Sunday while skydiving at the Marstons Mills Airport…

Lynnwood home prices up 13 percent, sales down 9 percent

Home prices in Lynnwood were up 13.3 percent percent in August compared to this time last year. Sales were down 8.9 percent with 123 homes sold, according to Redfin, a national real estate brokerage company. July’s median price for all homes in Lynnwood was $340,000. The median home price was $369,000 for single-family homes and $232,384 for condos and townhomes. Almost 27…

Comcast outage reported in South Snohomish County

If you’re a Comcast customer, My Neighborhood News writer Larry Vogel reports that Comcast is experiencing an Internet and VoIP phone service outage. Vogel says his service has been out since about 11 p.m. Monday night. Cable TV is still working, he added. “I called Comcast around 6 a.m. (Tuesday) and they’re working on it and…

911 dispatcher saves a life over phone with step-by-step CPR coaching

On Aug. 8, Paula Sanderson was hit with the worst asthma attack of her life. “I was completely unable to breathw,” she said. “I felt myself losing consciousness. The last thing I remember thinking was how ironic it would be to die from an asthma attack.” That’s when it all went black and she fell…

Libraries to host free WorkSource job-hunting workshops

WorkSource Snohomish County will present free workshops for job seekers this fall at the Lynnwood, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace libraries. The workshops are “Interview Like a Star,” for which participants are expected to come dressed for an interview; “Effective Resumes and Cover Letters,” which will review letter formats, contents and styles; and “Got Interviews?” which will…

Lynnwood home prices, sales up from a year ago

Home prices in Lynnwood were up 7.5 percent percent in July compared to this time last year. Sales were up 7.3 percent with 132 homes sold, according to Redfin, a national real estate brokerage company. July’s median price for all homes in Lynnwood was $333,000. Homes spent a median 17 days on the market. Figures only reflect transactions on the Multiple Listing Service, a local database of…

Lynnwood man identified as hiker killed in fall near Spada Lake

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identifed Richard W. Maehren of Lynnwood as the 53-year-old man who was killed after a fall near Spada Lake on Aug. 31. Maehren sustained a head injury after a fall while hiking in the Mount Pilchuck State Forest and died from his injuries overnight. He was accompanied by two other people, one stayed…