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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. 

Apartment maintenance employee earns VFW national lifesaving award for fire rescue

Tony Vierra has received the VFW National Lifesaving Award for rescuing a man from a balcony and assisting other residents to safety at an apartment fire in the Lynnwood area last month.

Tony Vierra has received the VFW National Lifesaving Award for rescuing a man from a balcony and assisting other residents to safety at an apartment fire in the Lynnwood area last month.

Vierra is a maintenance employee at The Seasons Apartments in the 3700 block of 164th Street SW where a fire caused more than $400,000 damage on May 2, 2013. He quickly retrieved a ladder and rescued a man from a balcony, alerted other residents to evacuate and assisted a woman escape down a smoke-filled stairwell.

Martin Spani, Commander of VFW Post 1040 in Lynnwood, nominated Vierra for the national award. Spani was joined by the post’s Senior Vice Commander Frank Martinez and Chaplain John Zambrano at a brief ceremony to present the award to Vierra at The Seasons Apartments last week. Firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 1 and Lynnwood Fire Department also attended to recognize Vierra for his lifesaving accomplishment.

"Six Weeks to a Healthier You" presented by Joe Piscatella

The "Six Weeks to a Healthier You" program led by Joe Piscatella begins May 13, 2013. This program can help you improve your eating and cooking habits, manage your stress, lose weight, and exercise smarter.

Register now for the six-week program that had South Snohomish County buzzing in 2012. 

Led by Joe Piscatella, a nationally acclaimed speaker, health expert and best-selling author, the program can help you improve your eating and cooking habits, help you manage your stress, lose weight and exercise smarter.

See for yourself what the nearly 500 participants in 2012 were talking about. Everyone is welcome!

Man escapes house fire after being awakened by smoke alarm

A man safely escaped from a burning house north of Lynnwood after being awakened by a smoke alarm on Wednesday morning, March 6, 2013.

A man safely escaped from a burning house north of Lynnwood after being awakened by a smoke alarm on Wednesday morning, March 6, 2013.

The man climbed out his bedroom window and called 9-1-1 from a cell phone to report the fire in his family’s single-story house in the 2200 block of 136th Pl. SW at 10:23 a.m. “The house was full of heavy black smoke. Without a smoke alarm, this fire could have been deadly,” said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1.

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