Caitlin Tompkins

Darrington comes together in wake of vandals’ destruction

A month after a nearly $1 million vandalism spree at two Darrington schools, volunteers in the tight-knit mountain town Thursday helped teachers set… Continue reading

2 shootings in south Everett appear unrelated

Everett police were investigating two apparently unrelated shootings in south Everett on Wednesday afternoon. The shootings happened less than two miles from each… Continue reading

16-year-old boy dies a week after fist fight in Marysville

A 16-year-old boy died Monday, about a week after he was in a fist fight with another teen in Marysville. He and another… Continue reading

Cops chase, nab 2 after van dives down Marysville embankment

A couple in a red Dodge Caravan allegedly led police on a chase twice in one week, while blasting through red lights and… Continue reading

Woman was ringleader of identity-theft ring, police say

He flew to India for his grandfather’s funeral in November. Back home someone was racking up thousands of dollars in debt using credit… Continue reading

Dozens of car break-ins reported at Mountain Loop trailheads

He urges hikers to bring everything in their packs, even car registration papers. A fresh spate of vehicle break-ins have been reported at… Continue reading

Troopers find fewer distracted drivers after law takes effect

More drivers seem to be setting aside their cellphones in and around Snohomish County. One month after a state distracted driving law took… Continue reading

We had 90% of an eclipse here, and it was 100% fun

Groups gathered in parks and parking lots, donning dark-tinted glasses or holding up homemade viewers, to… Continue reading

Everett teen wants to help people be politically informed

Zack Demars, 18, grew up in Everett and graduated from Cascade High School in June. He plans to attend the University of Oregon… Continue reading

Everett church’s new pastor: ‘This is what I am supposed to do’

Neighbors had a hunch the 5-year-old would one day become a pastor. Darrell Goodwin would stand in the pews and preach along with… Continue reading

Volunteers mark 50 years of county search and rescue

He knows the wilderness is not picky. Anyone could slip on snow. Dave Schwarzmiller veered from the trail leading down Mount Pilchuck. Wind… Continue reading

Police seek more info after 2 arrested in Everett shoot-out

A pair of young men arrested in connection with a shoot-out in Everett on Wednesday tried to convince police they were innocent targets… Continue reading

Volunteers fall in to spruce up Eagle Falls near Index

They watched graffiti pass by as they paddled along the river. The boulders that line the South Fork Skykomish River had become a… Continue reading

Snohomish making plans to restore 107-year-old Carnegie building

The city of Snohomish is making plans to revive its oldest building. The 107-year-old Carnegie library has been closed for months because of… Continue reading

Big Snohomish store’s trucks keep neighbors awake at night

The sounds of delivery trucks and slamming roll doors shake her house. Shawn Gay, 43, leaves the television on while she sleeps. One… Continue reading

Video of assault of boy posted online; teen arrested

A teen was arrested Saturday after a video surfaced online of him allegedly assaulting a boy and stealing his scooter. The boy… Continue reading

Nonprofit animal rescue group NOAH hit by fuel thief

They hadn’t realized anything was wrong. Last month, a volunteer hopped in a van parked at the NOAH Center in Stanwood. The center’s… Continue reading

Thermal Thursday: Hazardous wildfire smoke, high near 100

The heat and wildfire smoke have rolled into Snohomish County. After 45 days without rain, communities are under advisories about heat, fire danger… Continue reading

1 year after shootings: ‘Say their names, keep their memories’

Their names were written with purple sidewalk chalk. A girl drew a lighthouse shining its beacon on them. More than a hundred people… Continue reading

Everett’s Nubian Jam is one family’s 25-year tradition

The Hisgrove family shares a 25-year tradition. Squeek Hisgrove, 57, made her way to Forest Park at 6 a.m. Saturday. She scouted out… Continue reading