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Get to know your neighbor: The modern edition Neighborhoods embrace social media

  • Written by Emily Hamann

With the advent of social networking, the word “community” has taken on a whole new meaning. We have lists of hundreds of Facebook friends who might live hundreds of miles away. We can interact with people living all over the world, but what does that mean for our relationships in our own neighborhoods?

Many neighbors are using social media to localize their social interactions. Neighborhood Facebook groups allow people to share news and information about their streets. Public services, too, such as fire and police departments, are using sites including Twitter and Facebook to interact daily with citizens, and give out up-to-date information.

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Woman injured in Bothell incident dies

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The 48-year-old woman who sustained critical injuries following an incident at the 2100 block of Maltby Rd has died at Harborview Medical Center. The man, also 48 years of age, remains at HMC in intensive care. The two were married, but reported to be estranged at the time of the incident, which was reported Dec. 4 around 1:30 p.m. Both had sustained critical injuries believed to be caused by cuts from a box cutter.

The incident remains under investigation with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.

Sheriff’s Office seeks information about luring incident

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information from the public about a child luring incident that occurred Dec. 8. A 12-year-old female Skyview Jr. High student reported she was walking home around 3 p.m. from her bus stop at the intersection of 196th St. SE and 24th Dr. SE when a man sitting in a parked pickup truck jumped out, grabbed her and yelled, “Boo!” The girl said it appeared that the man then noticed three other students in the area, got back into his vehicle and fled the area. Witnesses to the incident corroborated her account of events.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-40’s, 5’8”-5’11” tall, with gray medium-length hair and a gray beard. He was driving a tan colored standard cab pickup truck.
Anyone with information about this incident should call 911.

Please take some time to talk with your child about student safety and these personal safety reminders:
- Do not walk alone, especially in the dark.
- Use the buddy system and walk in groups of two or more.
- Never get into a vehicle with a stranger — fight, shout, scream, kick, bite, run and tell.
- Never take anything a stranger offers you — do not accept candy, food or money from a stranger.
- Stay away from lonely places — do not go alone into deserted buildings, empty parking lots or places where there are few people around.
- Remain on school grounds during school hours.
- Immediately tell responsible adults about any suspicious activities or people encountered to or from school and give as many details as possible.

Conscientious company run by college kids starts scholarship for high school seniors

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Starting your own business can be hard enough — imagine starting your own business while navigating curfews, homework and college applications.

Just a year ago Jacob Hoogerwerf went into business, while still a senior in high school. Now he is a freshman at UW, and soon he will help set up a scholarship for the next class of high school seniors.

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10 suspects arrested for break-in at Brooks Biddle Automotive in Bothell

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

The 10 teenage suspects who were arrested for breaking into Brooks Biddle Automotive in Bothell “knew what they were doing,” said Sgt. Ken Seuberlich with the Bothell Police Department.
He said the suspects knew where the car keys were kept, moved fast and took out security cameras — they weren’t just there to vandalize, but to steal.

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