Caitlin Tompkins

Mother arrested inside casino after baby left alone in car

The 1-year-old girl was found unstrapped and crying in an unlocked car with syringes under her seat.

Stanwood home schooler follows passion for fire science

Wade Grant, 18, recently earned his high school diploma through a home-schooling program. He also completed a few classes at Stanwood High School… Continue reading

Marysville woman skips trial in $232,000 Zumiez theft case

Detectives suspect a former payroll employee of a Lynnwood-based clothing store pilfered twice as much money as they originally thought. The updated tally… Continue reading

Heat advisory as wildfire smoke chokes Snohomish County

An unusually dry summer has prompted a statewide emergency as wildfires in Washington scorch thousands of acres and threaten homes. Governor Jay Inslee… Continue reading

Vintage planes abound at Paine Field — if you can find them

Crowds of people squinted into the cloudless sky above Paine Field and waited for the rumble of planes. Joe Kunzler, 35, lives for… Continue reading

Today’s your last chance to catch the Evergreen State Fair

The young brothers with sun-bleached hair watched as a carnival ride spun people around 40 feet above the fairgrounds. “Mommy, can we go… Continue reading

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