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Brian Varela looks back at family and friends of Alyssa Noceda shouting, “See you when you get out,” in Snohomish County Superior Court on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 in Everett, Wa. Varela had just been sentenced to less than 3 years in prison, for third-degree rape and second-degree manslaughter. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Man who raped dying Everett teen gets less than 3 years

Alyssa Noceda was 18. Brian Varela raped her as she overdosed and sent joking texts to friends.


Edmonds man shot by deputy had gun in truck, but not in hand

Nickolas Peters, 24, was driving another man’s pickup, with drugs and a loaded .45-caliber gun inside.


Death sentence vacated in murder of officer Jayme Biendl

Byron Scherf killed the Monroe corrections officer in 2011. He will spend his life behind bars.


A painful, hopeful recovery for Lynnwood woman hit on I-5

A man suspected of two DUIs in a week hit Amanda Perry. “He’s going to kill someone,” she said.

No, a Discover Pass doesn’t permit chopping down big trees

Two men are accused of poaching $12,000 worth of public timber. Their Discover Pass excuse didn’t fly.

Man accused of stealing $70k in gear from MLT audio supplier

The man lost his last job for internal theft. AudioControl gave him a chance; 151 amps went missing.

Everett man missing 2 weeks, possibly on Pacific Crest Trail

Gavin Johnston, 28, called his dad saying he was going on a two-month hike, south from Stevens Pass.

A chance meeting leads to dramatic rescue near Glacier Peak

The Pacific Crest Trail was Katharina Groene’s first hike. She made it 2,500 miles. Then it snowed.

Marysville predator who fled to Panama gets 14 years to life

“I would rather hide a free man, than to be labeled a sex offender,” child molester James Duchow wrote.

Man charged with publicly molesting girl had done it before

Jeffrey Cook, 50, has been charged with molesting a girl at 99 Ranch Market in Edmonds.

Deputy fatally shot man after wild, ‘triple-digits’ chase

Police haven’t said whether the dead man was armed or why he was fleeing the scene of a 911 call.

He tortured and killed two men ‘for the flimsiest of reasons’

Anthony Hernandez-Cano, 18, will spend the rest of his life in prison without the chance of parole.

Who am I? Grave exhumed in 40-year mystery of Lynnwood bones

A skull was found in January 1978. This month, key developments breathed new life into a cold case.

Man with knife tries to rape woman in park near Lynnwood

Officials embarked on a manhunt by ground, sea and air. The woman escaped with minor injuries.

DUI suspect in serious crash had been arrested days earlier

The Marysville man, 27, was out on $10,000 bond. He also had a suspended license.

Hawthorne PTA ex-president charged with forgery, theft

Merridy Senger, 30, is accused of stealing from Everett’s most impoverished elementary school.

Pair accused of 50 burglaries in King, Snohomish counties

The duo is linked to dozens of smash-and-grabs at small businesses up and down I-5.

Hunters asked to look for signs of missing hiker Sam Sayers

A new sign campaign tells deer hunters to look for any trace of missing Seattle hiker.

Police: They lived in their car; he crashed it to injure her

The woman survived. She told police the man, 30, beat her often, including just before the crash.

She was mauled by a pit bull, but she’s ‘not mad at the breed’

Tammy Gurwell of Everett urges people to be wary around strangers’ dogs. She was attacked in August.