Caleb Hutton

Marysville

Marysville high school office manager charged with sex abuse of student

Carmen Phillips, 37, sent explicit messages to a teen at Heritage High School, then took him to a park, according to new charges.

 

Bothell

Charges: ‘Reckless’ high-speed crash killed man, hurt infant near Bothell

Kona Stephan Lee Ah Ping Tom, now 36, was going double the speed limit when he slammed into a pickup on North Road in 2021.

 

Traffic moves along Highway 526 in front of Boeing’s Everett Production Facility on Nov. 28, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / Sound Publishing)

Everett transgender mechanic alleges Boeing treated her ‘like a zoo animal’

For years, Boeing allowed toxicity “to fester and grow” at its Everett factory, according to Rachel Rasmussen, an employee from 1989 to 2024.

 

A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy walks down a hill toward 112th Street SW on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett police in standoff with gunman who fired at officers

Officers reported an exchange of gunfire shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday, at a home on Paine Field Way.

A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy walks down a hill toward 112th Street SW on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Dr. J. Matthew Lacy along the wall of unsolved cold cases at the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office on Dec. 4, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish County medical examiner moving to King County job

Dr. J. Matthew Lacy’s impressive resume and “deeply humane leadership qualities” got him the job as the new King County medical examiner.

Dr. J. Matthew Lacy along the wall of unsolved cold cases at the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office on Dec. 4, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A fire at the Brightwater Treatment Plant in Woodinville, Washington on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Fire breaks out in underground pipes at Brightwater Treatment Plant

Workers were fusing plastic piping, sparking a fire that shot down pipes. Dozens of firefighters rushed to the scene.

A fire at the Brightwater Treatment Plant in Woodinville, Washington on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Everett

Accountant guilty of stealing $2.5M from Everett manufacturer

Christin Guillory’s scheme lasted 10 years, with millions of dollars funneled through fake Square and PayPal accounts.

Everett
A school photo of Gary Lee Haynie as a child, left, courtesy of his cousin Hal Thayne. Artist Natalie Murry's drawing based on Haynie's remains, right, courtesy of Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office. Haynie was identified as The Spencer Island John, a man who's body was found north of Everett in January 1979.

‘Relief and closure’ for family of Spencer Island John Doe from 1979

Gary Lee Haynie was identified through forensic genealogy. How he ended up dead in Snohomish River mudflats remains a mystery.

A school photo of Gary Lee Haynie as a child, left, courtesy of his cousin Hal Thayne. Artist Natalie Murry's drawing based on Haynie's remains, right, courtesy of Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office. Haynie was identified as The Spencer Island John, a man who's body was found north of Everett in January 1979.
Jay Cook (left) and Tanya Van Cuylenborg of Vancouver Island were found slain in Washington in 1987.

High court reinstates guilty verdicts in 1987 murders of Canadian couple

The state Supreme Court announced a 9-0 ruling on alleged juror bias Thursday in the double murder case against William Talbott.

Jay Cook (left) and Tanya Van Cuylenborg of Vancouver Island were found slain in Washington in 1987.
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Pulitzer winner’s new book digs into Snohomish County cold case killings

The Everett library will host a talk with Edward Humes on “The Forever Witness,” about a double murder and pioneering DNA evidence.

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42 years later, authorities unmask identity of ‘Stilly Doe’

Advances in DNA technology, paired with forensic genealogy research, helped identify Othaniel Philip Ames, 82, a dairy farmer.

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Michelle Koski (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)

Genealogy helps crack 1990 Snohomish County homicide of Seattle teen

Michelle Koski was 17. Her body was recovered near Maltby. A Seattle neighbor was identified as the suspect Thursday.

Michelle Koski (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)
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A brief timeline of Pacific Northwest boarding schools

The Tulalip Indian School had roots as a Catholic mission founded in 1857. Its history is intertwined with the Tulalip Reservation.

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Detective Jim Scharf, left, of Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office with David Mittelman, CEO of Othram Inc. announces the identification on two cold cases Thursday afternoon in the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington on June 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Forensic genealogy cracks Snohomish County cold cases from 1977, 1981

Alice Williams’ skull was found in woods near Skykomish. Blaine Has Tricks’ remains were crushed in a Tulalip landfill.

Detective Jim Scharf, left, of Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office with David Mittelman, CEO of Othram Inc. announces the identification on two cold cases Thursday afternoon in the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington on June 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
William Talbott II pleads his innocence before a judge sentences him to life with out parole at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Everett, Wash. A Snohomish County judge sentenced William Talbott II to life in prison without parole, for murdering a young Canadian couple in 1987. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

1987 slaying of Canadian couple heads to state Supreme Court

Justices granted a motion Wednesday to review William Talbott’s overturned conviction in a landmark forensic genealogy case.

William Talbott II pleads his innocence before a judge sentences him to life with out parole at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Everett, Wash. A Snohomish County judge sentenced William Talbott II to life in prison without parole, for murdering a young Canadian couple in 1987. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Rick Thurmer's completed his life-long goal of summiting the seven highest summits on seven continents.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Mukilteo climber who summited peaks worldwide dies in Cascades

Dr. Richard Thurmer had gone solo hiking over the weekend on Dragontail Peak. His body was recovered from the snow Thursday.

Rick Thurmer's completed his life-long goal of summiting the seven highest summits on seven continents.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Ronald David Chambers, 1980 "Stanwood Bryant" John Doe. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20220304

1978 murder mystery solved in Snohomish County with DNA, genealogy

He was a John Doe for 41 years. Detectives believe a hitman killed Ron Chambers and left his body east of Stanwood in 1978.

Ronald David Chambers, 1980 "Stanwood Bryant" John Doe. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20220304
William Talbott II pleads his innocence before a judge sentences him to life with out parole at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Everett, Wash. A Snohomish County judge sentenced William Talbott II to life in prison without parole, for murdering a young Canadian couple in 1987. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Cold-case murder conviction reversed due to juror’s bias

William Talbott, the world’s first convicted forensic genealogy defendant, was accused of killing a young Canadian couple in 1987.

William Talbott II pleads his innocence before a judge sentences him to life with out parole at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Everett, Wash. A Snohomish County judge sentenced William Talbott II to life in prison without parole, for murdering a young Canadian couple in 1987. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Jason Dominguez (left). (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

Jury finds former Monroe prison guard guilty of child rape

Jason Dominguez, a former Girl Scouts volunteer, did not testify. A jury needed less than three hours to convict him.

Jason Dominguez (left). (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)
Mark Bond, a retired Snohomish County sheriff's deputy, looks over evidence with deputy prosecutor prosecuting Martina Wong, right, Friday morning during the trial of Jason Dominguez at the Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett on October 1, 2021.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prison guard, Gold Bar PTO president on trial for child rape

Jason Dominguez has been in jail since October 2019. A girl accusing him of rape took the witness stand Friday.

Mark Bond, a retired Snohomish County sheriff's deputy, looks over evidence with deputy prosecutor prosecuting Martina Wong, right, Friday morning during the trial of Jason Dominguez at the Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett on October 1, 2021.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)