Caitlin Tompkins

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

Tuesday’s National Night Out foments safer neighborhoods

Fliers were posted on apartment doors, business fronts and bulletin boards along Casino Road. Everyone is invited to Tuesday’s National Night Out block… Continue reading

5 vying for 2 positions on Snohomish City Council

People in Snohomish will see substantial turnover in city leadership this year. Five of the City Council’s seven seats are up for grabs,… Continue reading

Add a DUI bust to his record of vehicular homicide, assault

A Tulalip man with a history of driving dangerously — once killing a person and hurting two others — was arrested again on… Continue reading

Camp founder, 102, opened doors nearly 5 decades ago

She looks out for the little guys. Esther McChesney, 102, teamed up with a quiet boy at summer camp. “We did what the… Continue reading

Post bond loss, Sultan school board hopefuls talk frugality

Candidates running for Sultan’s school board share one idea in common. They are focused on making the most of the district’s funding, especially… Continue reading

Marysville crash leads to arrest in 2 Arlington robberies

A 20-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with two June robberies at the same Arlington apartment building. Both happened late at night… Continue reading

Kamiak students spend week at police department’s youth academy

A Kamiak High School senior hopes to land a job with the FBI one day. She wants to be a criminal profiler. Abygahle… Continue reading

Kla Ha Ya Days Festival draws thousands to Snohomish

Penny Istvan, 4, hadn’t eaten many cherries before. The other kids took turns spitting red-stained pits to see whose went farther. The little… Continue reading

Fleeing Mill Creek cop, driver ejected from crashed car dies

A police chase late Saturday ended in death when the fleeing driver crashed, was ejected from his vehicle and apparently run over… Continue reading

Snohomish mayoral hopefuls push economy, safety, scrutiny

For the first time in decades, voters in Snohomish are directly choosing their mayor. Four candidates are vying for the job, two of… Continue reading

After flood, volunteers spent hours sorting, washing clothes

After everyone went home for the night, a valve broke. On June 17, water flowed down the stairs into the lobby of the… Continue reading

Lynnwood police reach out with annual Cops and Kids event

A boy asked a police sergeant if he could sit in a patrol car. His brown hair could barely be seen above the… Continue reading

Pedestrian dies after hit-and-run in Marysville

A 52-year-old man died hours after he was struck by a vehicle Thursday morning in Marysville. Police are asking for help finding the… Continue reading

This year’s Fourth was calmer, but certainly not quieter

Neighbors in Marysville didn’t hesitate to report violations of the city’s new fireworks ban. Complaints about the devices nearly tripled in the city… Continue reading