More than 54,000 free opioid overdose reversal kits coming to Washington

The first of more than 54,000 naloxone kits have begun arriving in Washington, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said. The kits will be available to the public at no cost through the Department of Health’s statewide mail-order naloxone program, managed by the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance. Teva Pharmaceuticals is delivering the opioid overdose reversal kits…

Search and rescue dog K9 Keb dies at age 14

Edmonds’ own K9 Keb, the American Humane Search and Rescue 2022 Hero Dog, has died at the age of 14. Keb’s adventures were chronicled in the award-winning bestseller A Dog’s Devotion: True Adventures of a K9 Search and Rescue Team. Keb and his owner — Edmonds resident Suzanne Elshult — spent over 13 years of…

Port of Edmonds staff members take quick action to save a life

Port of Edmonds staff members were quick to act Friday morning when a transport driver experienced sudden cardiac arrest while backing up a truck at the port’s public boat launch. Port of Edmonds staff members Ian Todd and Luke Brisse pulled the unconscious driver from the truck and performed chest compressions. Along with the assistance…

Water safety reminders as boating season begins

Recreational boating is a popular pastime in Washington. In fact, nearly 225,000 vessels were registered in 2023. Washington State Parks Recreational Boating Safety Program offers the following boating safety tips: Always Wear a Life Jacket. Wearing a life jacket and encouraging others to do the same is the single most important step to staying safe….

Reminder: South County Fire open house in downtown Edmonds May 18

South County Fire is hosting an Emergency Medical Services Week open house from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the downtown Edmonds Fire Station 17, 275  6th Ave. N., Edmonds. Visitors may bring in their own special stuffed animal for a Teddy Bear Clinic during this free event. Learn more about: • Safe sleep…

Department of Health launches 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Campaign website

  The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has launched a new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline website that is specifically designed for people living in Washington state. 988 is the nationwide, three-digit dialing code that connects anyone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis with a trained counselor, according to a news release….

Update: Girl missing from Mukilteo since late April now home with family

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sha’niece Watson, the 11-year-old girl missing from Mukilteo since April 27, has been found and is now with family. The girl was located safe over the weekend, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Courtney O’Keefe said.  

Edmonds Police Blotter: April 30-May 7, 2024

April 30 23600 block of Highway 99: A woman was booked into Snohomish County Jail for third-degree theft. 24100 block of Highway 99: A man stole items from a store and fled on foot. The subject was not located. 22400 block of Highway 99: A man was cited and released for failure to transfer a…

Cooking safety tips from the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office

Food can bring people together as a family, sharing special moments with friends and family. But mistakes in the kitchen can also create great loss, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office says. The leading cause of all residential building fires is cooking, accounting for 44%, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Over a third…

Trevor Mitsui named Officer of Year during annual Edmonds PD awards ceremony

Edmonds Police Officer Trevor Mitsui was named the Chief David N. Stern Memorial Officer of the Year during the Edmonds Police Department’s 23rd annual awards ceremony Wednesday — an event in which both police officers and members of the public are honored for their contributions to community safety. Edmonds Police Chief Michelle Bennett began the…

South County Fire hosts EMS Week open house

South County Fire is hosting an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week open house from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Downtown Edmonds Fire Station 17, 275 Sixth Avenue North in Edmonds. Visitors may bring in your own special stuffed animal for a Teddy Bear Clinic during this free event, according to a news…

Free teen girls’ self-defense workshop at Mountlake Terrace Library May 11

The Mountlake Terrace Library is hosting a free Teen Girls’ Self-Defense workshop at 2 p.m. Saturday,  May 11. Learn the basics of self-defense and assertive boundary-setting at this two-hour beginner class for teens. This program is open to ages 12-19, and intended for those who identify as female or non-binary. The class is instructed by…

Edmonds Police Blotter: April 24-30, 2024

April 23 7800 block of 196th Street Southwest: Police responded to a domestic argument. 100 block of Main Street: A man was booked for court order violation. 500 block of 5th Avenue: A woman was booked into Snohomish County Jail on a theft warrant. 20300 block of Aurora Avenue North: A man was detained by…

Police searching for suspect following hit-and-run in Lake Ballinger area

Edmonds police Saturday night were searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck two vehicles near the Panera restaurant in the Lake Ballinger neighborhood and fled the scene just before 8 p.m. According to Edmonds police spokesperson Cmdr. Josh McClure, a 63-year-old woman in one of the vehicles that was struck was transported to Swedish Edmonds…

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Mayor reviewing Edmonds police chief’s accidental misfire of service weapon

The City of Edmonds is reviewing the accidental discharge of a service weapon by Edmonds Police Chief Michelle Bennett while she was inside her assigned vehicle earlier this year. According to a statement from Edmonds police spokesperson Cmdr. Josh McClure, the incident occurred around 7:45 p.m. March 11 when Bennett was inside the vehicle at…

Be on the lookout: Two girls missing

Nearly a week has passed since Sha’niece Watson, an 11-year old Mukilteo girl, was reported missing and law enforcement is seeking public assistance in locating her. Last seen leaving her home April 27, Watson was wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans, white shoes and a dark-colored backpack.  She has a thin build of about 5-foot-7…

Organic walnuts linked to E. coli infections in Washington, California

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise people to stop eating organic walnut halves and pieces sold in bulk at several stores in Washington because of possible contamination with E. coli bacteria. According to a news release, at…

Emergency overdose prevention medication Narcan to be distributed for free May 4

Opioid-related drug overdoses continue to surge in Snohomish County and rates among adolescents aged 14-18 have increased as well. The Verdant Health Commission, in partnership with Lynnwood Police Department, will offer a free drive-thru Narcan kit pickup event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 -196th…

WSP seeking witnesses to metal debris thrown from overpass Tuesday

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is seeking information related to metal debris being thrown from an overpass onto Interstate 5, striking a vehicle. The incident occurred at 6:57 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, on 164th Street Southwest over northbound Interstate 5. An unknown male pedestrian was observed on the 164th Street Southwest overpass throwing debris onto…