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No evidence of warning in school shootings, police say

MARYSVILLE — Claims by a substitute teacher that a student warned her two days before the shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School are unfounded, a detective who worked the case said Wednesday.Marysville police detective Craig Bartl is part of the Snohomish County...

Date: 09/02/2015 | Local News

‘I need my crew with me’

The story of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Marysville officials react to high school shootings report

These statements were issued by officials Tuesday after release of 1,400 pages of investigative documents related to the Oct. 24, 2014, shootings at...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings timeline

A timeline of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014:7:44 a.m. — The shooter worked on a text message on his phone that he would later send out to family...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Victims of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings

Victims of the Oct. 24, 2014, shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School:The sole survivor was Nate Hatch, then 14, who was shot...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Victims’ families want full account of shootings, lawyer says

MARYSVILLE — They're looking for answers about why a classmate shot their children in hopes of preventing others from knowing their grief.Family members of the four teens shot and killed last year at Marysville...

Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News

Objection delays release of records in school shootings

EVERETT — The planned release of police reports about the fatal October shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School was delayed Monday by a last-minute lawsuit brought on behalf of the shooter’s former girlfriend.

Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News

Ebey Slough levee breached

After a century, farmland becomes salmon habitat

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Familiar names on ballot for county charter-review commission

You’ll see a lot of familiar names on the November ballot for positions on the Snohomish County charter-review commission.

Date: 08/26/2015 | South County Politics

Just like old times

Mill’s gone, but Scott Paper Co. receptionists remember it well

Date: 08/26/2015 | Local News

Qwuloolt Estuary Project

Breach goal: Return of the wild salmon

Date: 08/23/2015 | Local News

Dazzling dahlias

See thousands of blooms this weekend in Everett

Date: 08/20/2015 | Home and Garden

Federal program gives tribes access to criminal databases

Federal officials on Wednesday launched a new program that will allow tribes access to national criminal databases and fix a system that allowed a man to buy a gun that was later used by his son to kill four classmates and himself at a Marysville Pilchuck High School.

Date: 08/19/2015 | Local News

Journey provides fresh outlook

Man hikes from Arizona to Lynnwood to shake depression, anxiety

Date: 08/18/2015 | Local News

Trial delayed for Marysville man indicted on gun charges

SEATTLE — Trial has been delayed for a Marysville man indicted on federal gun charges.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Local News

Experts say best plan for oil train fire is evacuation and containment

EVERETT — Each oil tanker car that passes through Snohomish County carries about 33,000 gallons. Multiply that by 100 to 110 cars per train.Often, it's Bakken crude oil, which is easier to refine but far more volatile. The Pacific Northwest now is averaging 2.5 loaded...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Local News

Man accused of leading police on rolling shootout faces more charges

MARYSVILLE — A Granite Falls man accused of opening fire on police in October is facing more legal troubles.Prosecutors last year charged Hans Hansen with two counts of attempted first-degree...

Date: 08/14/2015 | Local News

summer music festivals


Date: 08/14/2015 | Entertainment

Causes of Index, Marysville brush fires still unknown

MARYSVILLE — At least two recent brush fires in Snohomish County remain under investigation. One, on the Index Town Wall, started July 28 and continued to burn Tuesday beyond the reach of ground crews.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Sirens

Coastal opens first Marysville branch

MARYSVILLE — Coastal Community Bank has opened its first location in Marysville and its 12th branch overall.The Everett-based bank plans to hold a ribbon-cutting and community barbecue at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the branch at 319 State Ave., Suite 105, at the corner of...

Date: 08/11/2015 | Business

Gambling bank robber sentenced for Marysville heist

EVERETT — A Texan was tight-lipped Monday despite a Snohomish County judge’s attempts to get him to explain why he decided to become an outlaw.Ben McClean told Superior Court Judge Joseph Wilson that he’s not much of a talker.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News

Marysville mother allegedly kept rifle her son is accused of stealing

MARYSVILLE — A Marysville mom is in hot water after allegedly keeping for herself a military-style rifle her teenage son is accused of stealing in a July burglary.The allegations are outlined in a North Snohomish County Property Crime Unit police report. The report was...

Date: 08/10/2015 | Local News

Man sentenced for Highway 529 robbery

EVERETT — A convicted felon was ordered never to have contact with the good Samaritan whom he robbed at gunpoint two years ago.

Date: 08/10/2015 | Local News

‘Walk of Strength’ marks Marysville Pilchuck shooting milestone

MARYSVILLE — A community event is planned for the one-year milestone of the shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School.

Date: 08/09/2015 | Local News

Where to find live tunes around town

Alexa’s Cafe: 10115 Main St., Bothell; 425-402-1754; Live music Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Entertainment

Briefs: Marysville hires new community development director

Marysville hires new community development directorThe City of Marysville has appointed Dave Koenig as its new community development director. He began work on July 16. In his new role, Koenig will help to responsibly and strategically manage the city's...

Date: 08/07/2015 | Business

2 arrested in Marysville school burglary

MARYSVILLE — Two young men were arrested early Wednesday in connection with a burglary at Totem Middle School.They were trying to steal electronics from the school, and they also painted racial slurs there, Marysville police Cmdr. Jeff Goldman said.

Date: 08/05/2015 | Sirens

Suspect jailed in July 23 Marysville shooting

MARYSVILLE — Police have caught up with a felon suspected in a July 23 shooting in Marysville.Duncan Lee Bercier, 29, was being held Wednesday at the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of assault, robbery...

Date: 08/05/2015 | Sirens

Night I-5 repair begins Monday from Everett to Marysville

EVERETT — Traffic on I-5 is about to become a royal pain in the asphalt.On Monday the state Department of Transportation will begin work on a nearly year-long project to replace the aging bridge...

Date: 08/05/2015 | Local News

Garage brewed

Marysville's 5 Rights Brewery makes beer in couple's garage

Date: 08/04/2015 | Hops & Sips

Life in prison for killer of Seattle police officer who was from Marysville

SEATTLE — The man convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 2009 has been formally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.Christopher Monfort was convicted last month of killing officer Timothy Brenton, of Marysville. The jury rejected his insanity defense.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Local News

Man sought in Marysville shooting

MARYSVILLE — Detectives are asking for the public’s help finding a man suspected in a shooting in Marysville last week.Police believe the violence was prompted by the victim selling “fake dope” to an 18-year-old woman, who then recruited her mother to hatch a retaliation scheme.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Local News

Voters to decide on Marysville fireworks ban

MARYSVILLE — Should the City Council prohibit the use, sales and possession of fireworks within the Marysville city limits?Yes or No?The question will be put to an advisory vote in the November election.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Marysville Tulalip chamber to publish directory

Marysville Tulalip chamber to publish directoryThe Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for its first Chamber Directory for 2015-16. You do not have to be a chamber member to place an ad in this inaugural issue but members...

Date: 07/28/2015 | Bizblog

This is a drill

Police train for the next mass shooting

Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News

Man gets 27 years for raping stepdaughter, 6, and letting others abuse her

EVERETT — A veteran Snohomish County judge refused to show a child rapist any leniency, saying the Marysville man treated his 6-year-old stepdaughter like a "sex toy" when he raped her and offered her up to other pedophiles.Superior Court Judge Linda Krese...

Date: 07/23/2015 | Local News

Former Zumiez employee accused of stealing $140K from company

EVERETT — A former payroll employee for a popular Lynnwood-based specialty clothing retailer is accused of stealing more than $140,000 from the company.Danielle Koehn, 37, was arrested for investigation of 28 counts of identity theft and booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Tuesday.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Local News

Police issue updated description of indecent exposure suspect

MARYSVILLE — Police continue to look for a man accused of exposing himself in Marysville earlier this month.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Sirens

Detectives wrap up Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting investigation

MARYSVILLE — Nearly nine months after the deadly shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School, detectives have completed their investigation, officials said Wednesday.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Local News

Meet Marysville fire chief candidates at open house

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Fire District plans an open house Thursday night with the eight final candidates for the fire chief’s job.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Sirens

Man sought for indecent exposure in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — Police are asking for help identifying a man who exposed himself in Marysville on July 3.

Date: 07/20/2015 | Sirens

Firefighters battle unrelated house fires in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — Firefighters in Marysville had a busy Saturday afternoon.They scrambled at about 2:30 p.m. to take on a house fire north of the city.Flames had crept up the side and into the attic of a house in the 6300 block of 82nd Street NE.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Local News

New, improved website for Marysville goes live Monday

MARYSVILLE — The city of Marysville’s website is getting a makeover starting July 20.The changes are intended to improve functionality and make the website nicer-looking.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Local News

Toys for Tots will serve more

Nonprofit has new office in Marysville, more storage in Everett

Date: 07/17/2015 | Local News

Three sought after ATM stolen from Marysville store

MARYSVILLE — Police in Marysville are looking for three men believed to have stolen an ATM from a Fred Meyer store Monday morning in broad daylight.Witnesses reported the men entered the store at 9925 State Avenue around 9:50 a.m. and unplugged the cash machine.

Date: 07/15/2015 | Local News

A belated Bronze Star

89-year-old World War II vet surprised at picnic

Date: 07/15/2015 | Local News

Work to begin on new 116th bridge over I-5

Work is scheduled to start July 20 on a Tulalip Tribes project to improve the interchange of I-5 and 116th Street NE.

Date: 07/15/2015 | Street Smarts

Another I-5 brush fire snarls traffic in Marysville

Herald staffMARYSVILLE — A brush fire in Marysville caused an eight-mile backup Tuesday afternoon along I-5.Two northbound lanes were blocked at one point as firefighters from Marysville, Arlington, Getchell and Tulalip Bay battled the blaze.

Date: 07/14/2015 | Local News

Court affirms Marysville withheld public records on Cedar Grove

MARYSVILLE — A state appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that found the city of Marysville violated the state Public Records Act.The city was sued by

Date: 07/13/2015 | Local News

New cafeteria for Marysville Pilchuck on track for 2016

MARYSVILLE — It took a few weeks before state Rep. Hans Dunshee called the Marysville School District headquarters.He understood he would have been low on the priority list in the aftermath of the Oct. 24 Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings that took the lives of...

Date: 07/12/2015 | Local News

Investigation continues into I-5 brush fires

EVERETT — A string of brush fires along I-5 on June 30 remains under investigation.The cause of the fires, more than eight of them, has not been determined, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office reported Friday.

Date: 07/10/2015 | Sirens

Music festivals

FestivalsArlington Street Fair: July 10 through 12, Legion Park, Olympic Avenue, downtown Arlington. On Friday, 11:30 a.m., Old Time Fiddlers; 2 p.m., Arlington Idol contest; 4 p.m., Slacker pop rock. On Saturday, 10 a.m.,...

Date: 07/10/2015 | Entertainment

Marysville alum Kelli Erdmann stars in touring ‘Wicked’ show

SEATTLE — Kelli Erdmann was one of Marysville Pilchuck’s valedictorians when she graduated from high school in 2010.By then she was already studying dance at Westlake Dance Center in Seattle and dreaming big.

Date: 07/10/2015 | Entertainment

Finishing Lakewood High School top priority for two board candidates

LAKEWOOD — Two women competing for a seat on the Lakewood School Board see finishing the community's new high school as their top priority and preserving a small-town atmosphere in a fast-growing area as their biggest challenge.The Lakewood School District, located...

Date: 07/09/2015 | Local News

It's summer, let the chip sealing begin

Your local pothole may soon be filled.The summer road work season is under way in unincorporated Snohomish County areas with paving or chip sealing planned for a total of 107 miles of roadway.By the end of October, Snohomish will see the most road miles treated...

Date: 07/06/2015 | Street Smarts

Where to find blueberries

Earlier than usual, blueberries are ready at most local farms

Date: 07/01/2015 | Life

Arson caused rash of fires

String of blazes stretched from Everett to Skagit County (gallery)

Date: 06/30/2015 | Local News

Marysville bicyclist dies of injuries from collision with car

MARYSVILLE — A bicyclist has died after being struck by a car in Marysville on June 17.He was identified Tuesday as Joseph R. Misiuda, 60, of Marysville.

Date: 06/30/2015 | Sirens

The water has a bad taste but it’s safe to drink, officials say

EVERETT — An early and intense algae bloom in Lake Chaplain is to blame for a metallic taste in the drinking water in Everett and surrounding communities.

Date: 06/30/2015 | Local News

Skookum, Whitewall earn Washington Beer Awards

Arlington’s Skookum Brewery brought home a pair of silver medals and Marysville’s Whitewall Brewing brought home a silver as well from the

Date: 06/25/2015 | Hops & Sips

Speeding I-5 driver flees State Patrol on foot

MARYSVILLE — A police pursuit on I-5 turned into a manhunt in Marysville on Thursday afternoon.Police had spotted a southbound driver who was “speeding excessively” on I-5 north of Fourth Street, Washington State Patrol trooper Heather Axtman said.

Date: 06/25/2015 | Local News

A berry good time

Too much fun at the Marysville Strawberry Festival

Date: 06/20/2015 | Local News

Police: Drowsy driver caused crash that killed 2

MARYSVILLE — The driver who caused the Jan. 2 crash that killed two people along Highway 9 near Marysville had fallen asleep at the wheel, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Date: 06/19/2015 | Local News

Microsoft to Harley-Davidson

How former executive came to own Marysville dealership

Date: 06/17/2015 | Business

Pole for the soul

'Dancing for ourselves' at Everett studio

Date: 06/16/2015 | Life

Pole for the soul

'Dancing for ourselves' at Everett studio

Date: 06/16/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Bystanders pull drowning man from Twin Lakes

MARYSVILLE — Bystanders pulled a drowning man from Twin Lakes on Sunday afternoon.Rescue crews were summoned about 4 p.m., Marysville Fire Marshal Tom Maloney said. They took over resuscitation efforts that had been started by people at the park.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Sirens

Salmon project set to proceed on Smith Island near Everett

EVERETT — A massive earth-moving project to transform low-lying farmland along the Snohomish River delta into salmon habitat could break ground in August, after more than a decade of preparation.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Local News

Crews team to extinguish 1-acre brush fire in Getchell area

MARYSVILLE — Units from several fire departments responded to a one-acre brush fire Sunday afternoon in the Getchell area.

Date: 06/14/2015 | Local News

When is it OK to turn right on red from an inside lane?

Terri Snider raised a concern about the intersection of 172nd Street NE and 27th Avenue NE outside...

Date: 06/12/2015 | Street Smarts

Democrats' dinner to feature Lovick, DelBene, Keister, Steves

The 2015 Snohomish County Democratic Dinner and Henry M Jackson Awards at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood Saturday will feature Snohomish County Executive John Lovick, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, TV comedian John Keister and travel writer Rick Steves.

Date: 06/09/2015 | South County Politics

Contaminated Marysville business site now cleaned up

MARYSVILLE — The state Department of Ecology is proposing taking a Marysville business off its list of contaminated sites.The soil on the property of Ed's Transmission Exchange, located at 10226 State Ave., had been contaminated with lead and petroleum products.

Date: 06/08/2015 | Local News

Marysville man caught with massive haul of stolen construction goods

MARYSVILLE — Each year hundreds of millions of dollars worth of equipment and materials are stolen from construction sites around the country.Heavy equipment and copper often top the thieves’ wish lists, but the haul can take many forms.

Date: 06/08/2015 | Local News

Marysville jail tightens procedures after inmate's easy escape

MARYSVILLE — Inmate Rhyan Vasquez simply slipped away.The 19-year-old walked through an unlocked door. He took the stairs, and moments later, he was free from the Marysville city jail.That was Sept. 22. For 44 hours — nearly two days — no one at...

Date: 06/07/2015 | Local News

No longer adrift

Marysville man who appears on 'Deadliest Catch' finds clarity

Date: 06/07/2015 | Life

Marysville Pilchuck chooses to include shooter’s photo in yearbook

MARYSVILLE — They weren’t easy decisions.Staff and students from Marysville Pilchuck High School faced a balancing act as they put together the yearbook in the months after October’s deadly cafeteria shootings.

Date: 06/06/2015 | Local News

Marysville man pleads guilty to child rape and pornography

EVERETT — A Marysville man faces decades behind bars after admitting Thursday he raped his 6-year-old stepdaughter, whom he also advertised online for others to molest.

Date: 06/05/2015 | Local News

Marysville man accused of extortion after sexual encounter

EVERETT — A Marysville man has been arrested for investigation of extortion after allegedly threatening to share a sex video of a woman if she didn’t pay him $1,000 or continue to meet with him.

Date: 06/04/2015 | Local News

Man dies in U.S. 2 crash

SNOHOMISH -- A Marysville man died from injuries suffered in a head-on crash on U.S 2 Tuesday night.The accident was reported at milepost 6 near Snohomish.

Date: 06/03/2015 | Sirens

Felony charge for wife who allegedly shot at husband over housework

MARYSVILLE — A Marysville woman who was arrested last month after she allegedly shot at her husband over housework is now charged with felony assault.Prosecutors allege that Starlene Roth, 54, intentionally tried to harm her husband when she pointed a 9mm Smith &...

Date: 06/03/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Combined chambers event called success

Combined chambers event called successMarysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce was the sponsor of the multi-chamber Swing into Spring networking event on May 14. Co-hosting organizations were Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber, Stanwood Chamber, Economic Alliance...

Date: 06/02/2015 | Bizblog

Bill gives tax breaks to companies in 4 cities in exchange for job creation

OLYMPIA — Marysville and Arlington will soon have a new tool to help attract businesses to an industrial area they share: a tax break.A bill passed by state lawmakers last week allows the cities to exempt companies from paying a portion of property taxes if they create...

Date: 06/01/2015 | Business

Made, not melted

Marysville shop crafts pure chocolate from scratch

Date: 06/01/2015 | Business

Neighborhood brews

Garage is home to Marysville's At Large Brewing

Date: 05/31/2015 | Hops & Sips

Tombstone Project

Volunteers see that no grave will be forgotten

Date: 05/24/2015 | Local News

Marysville among top U.S. cities for population growth

MARYSVILLE — This city is among the fastest-growing in the nation, according to the latest census figures.Meanwhile, Snohomish County surpassed three quarters of a million residents last year, and Washington passed the 7 million mark.Marysville was 45th in...

Date: 05/23/2015 | Local News

Students affected by shooting will have place for support over summer

MARYSVILLE — It'll soon be summer vacation for students at Marysville Pilchuck High School and plans are under way to open a place for them to talk to counselors and attend support groups while they continue to deal with the trauma of the

Date: 05/22/2015 | Local News

Kamiak leads list of local schools honored by theater

MUKILTEO — Kamiak High School’s performing arts department received about a dozen nominations from the 13th annual 5th Avenue Theatre Awards program, which honors musical theater productions in the state’s high schools.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Entertainment

Adventure turns into relief effort

Marysville grad was on Nepal trek when earthquake happened

Date: 05/22/2015 | Local News

Boy, 9, among suspects in 2 a.m. Marysville school burglary

MARYSVILLE — When police rounded up the suspects, one was particularly small.The silent alarm went off around 2:15 a.m. Monday, alerting police to a break-in at Marysville Pilchuck High School.A sergeant saw three flashlights moving toward him. He detained...

Date: 05/19/2015 | Local News

Drought raises wildfire risk in Snohomish County

EVERETT — A hot and dry summer predicted for Western Washington, combined with widespread drought, creates the dangerous potential for wildfires.A record-breaking absence of snowpack also means rivers and streams are running low throughout Snohomish County. Major...

Date: 05/19/2015 | Local News

UW Medicine apology adds new layer of confusion

MARYSVILLE — UW Medicine has apologized privately for misleading the public after the fatal shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School.The letter was sent May 7 to Marysville's fire chief. It was signed by...

Date: 05/12/2015 | Local News

Marysville woman allegedly shot at husband over housework

MARYSVILLE — A Marysville woman was jailed Saturday after she allegedly fired a gun while arguing with her husband of more than 30 years.

Date: 05/11/2015 | Local News

Marysville man dies after truck leaves road near Index

INDEX – A Marysville man died Sunday when his pickup truck went down a steep embankment off Mount Index Road.

Date: 05/11/2015 | Sirens

Cities adopt rules on aggressive panhandling, camping

GRANITE FALLS — Aggressive panhandling and unauthorized camping now are illegal here.The City Council unanimously passed two ordinances Wednesday. One bans camping in public parks, streets, sidewalks, alleys or bridges. The other makes it illegal to intentionally block...

Date: 05/09/2015 | Local News

Healing through music

Marysville fourth-graders to perform with the Seattle Symphony

Date: 05/08/2015 | Local News

Businessman-turned-whistle-blower was a master at forcing change

MARYSVILLE — Few people around here knew the story behind Charles "Chuck" Hamel, who died in a Marysville nursing home bed one morning last month while listening to music through his headphones.At 84 and in failing health, he looked forward to his wife's...

Date: 05/06/2015 | Local News

A number of local events celebrate Seattle Beer Week

The seventh annual Seattle Beer Week starts Thursday and runs through May 17 at locations around the Puget Sound, including a number of spots in Snohomish County.

Date: 05/05/2015 | Hops & Sips

Some Marysville Pilchuck students seen in ‘Team Jaylen’ shirts

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville School District and the Tulalip Tribes are having a conversation about how to react to T-shirts that are cropping up in apparent support of the shooter who killed four classmates in October.

Date: 05/04/2015 | Local News

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