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Photo courtesy of Fire District 7: The body of an 18-year-old woman believed to have been swept over Wallace Falls was found on Thursday, July 27.
Photo courtesy of Fire District 7: The body of an 18-year-old woman believed to have been swept over Wallace Falls was found on Thursday, July 27.
Friday, July 28, 2017 9:24 AM
The body of an 18-year-old woman believed to have fallen into the Wallace River on Wednesday was found at the base of the lower Wallace Falls on Thursday.
  • Social worker making progress
    Since Monroe’s embedded social worker Elisa Delgado started her rounds on April 1, 52 clients have been identified within the city and contacts were made on 76 occasions.
  • Poor welcome
    The city of Monroe’s welcome sign at the roundabout that intersects West Main Street and Tester Road was tagged on Sunday, Aug. 13.
  • Trial set for U.S. 2 high-speed  pursuit suspect

    The trial starts next month for a Monroe man who said he had wanted police to kill him following a high-speed chase down U.S. Highway 2 in mid-July.

     
  • Monroe man sentenced in child abuse case involving wooden paddle

    A Monroe man who was arrested on suspicion of beating children with a wooden paddle in April admitted to spanking two victims Tuesday in Snohomish County Superior Court, according to the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

     
  • Four Sultan councilmembers are each facing an opponent in this year’s general election. The eight candidates represent a range of experience levels, and personal interests.
  • Monroe council to address creating affordable housing
    Within the next year Monroe residents will have opportunities to weigh in on the city’s approach to creating more affordable housing in the community.
  • Monroe dance studio owner accepts plea agreement in child molestation case
    A Monroe dance instructor charged with inappropriately touching an underage student at his dance studio back in November 2015 has taken a plea deal that could mean he will avoid jail time.
  • Examiner’s Office rules Maltby man’s death accidental
    Alex Dold, 29, suffered from schizophrenia and was having a mental health crisis when his mother called 911 on March 21. That night Dold had been physical with his mother, Kathy Duncan, and so she called 911 a few hours after the dispute had settled.
  • Voters pass Fire District 7 levy lid lift

    Primary election voters passed a measure to restore the levy lid by about 60 percent for the recently merged Fire District 7.
    The approval will bounce the cap back to $1.50. A homeowner living in the Monroe area, formerly Fire District 3, will pay $20 more in taxes in 2018 based on a $400,000 home. Those living in what was formerly Fire District 7 will pay $56.

  • Low, Kelly poised to continue to general election

    More than 18,000 residents voted for their District 5 Snohomish County Council candidate this primary election.
    Incumbent Sam Low and Kristin Kelly of Snohomish will likely be on the 2017 general election ballot in November. 

  • Gold Bar man shoots, kills attacking dog
    A man shot and killed a dog that attacked him after he tried to intervene in an argument between two women on Saturday.
  • Monroe council considers changes to address parking

    The Monroe City Council is readdressing concerns about parking in front of mailbox clusters. The issue has come up occasionally for more than a decade.

     
  • WSDOT changing construction timing to ease congestion

    Commuters on U.S. Highway 2 have spent hours sitting in traffic this summer due to summer construction.
    Within the past few weeks, drivers have experienced up to two-hour wait times between Gold Bar and Skykomish. However, the backups are expected to drop significantly.

  • Updated: Missing woman's body found in Wallace Falls
    The body of an 18-year-old woman believed to have fallen into the Wallace River on Wednesday was found at the base of the lower Wallace Falls on Thursday.
  • Case of Monroe dance instructor accused of inappropriate touching going to trial

    The trial for a Monroe dance instructor arrested last year for allegedly inappropriately touching a student is set for Monday, Aug. 7.
    Kristopher Backman, 33, was originally charged with second-degree child molestation almost exactly one year ago, following a seven-month investigation. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment days later.

  • Monroe councilmember challenging Thomas for mayoral seat

    Monroe Councilmember Jim Kamp is aiming to unseat Mayor Geoffrey Thomas in this year’s general election.
    Both candidates are long-time residents focused on promoting the importance of growth, economic development and responsible budgeting, and each has their reasons for running this year.

  • Two vie to unseat county councilman
    Two Democrats hope to supplant Republican incumbent Sam Low from the Snohomish County Council District 5 seat this year.
  • Police: Monroe man took wife, law enforcement on high-speed pursuit
    Monroe resident Rene Fabian Carmona Ruiz told law enforcement he had wanted to be killed by police following his arrest Sunday after a high-speed chase down U.S. Highway 2.
  • Skykomish candidates running unopposed
    Skykomish incumbents seeking to retain their town council and mayoral seats are running uncontested this year.
  • Body of missing Texas woman recovered from Skykomish River
    The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the body recovered from the Skykomish River last week as that of Shauna R. Geffon, the 25-year-old Texas woman who disappeared in the water east of Index on June 27.
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