Caitlin Tompkins

Lake Stevens girl wants to make sure her peers are well fed

Anneliese Ballou, 9, was named the first student ambassador by the Hungry Hearts Foundation.

 

Gang activity on upswing in Everett

City leaders and neighborhood activists search for answers to violence.

 

292 pedestrians in county were struck last year, and 8 died

A campaign to keep pedestrians safe will focus on historically hazardous locations.

 

In Snohomish, Emerson Elementary School third-grade teacher Kim Moritz looks at and compliments a Valentine’s Day card made by Destiny Hawes, 8, while other students, including Evan Jackson, 9, (front) and Austin Drake, 8, (left) work to finish their own cards to place in buddy bags and give to people living in a local nursing home. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Nearby third-graders send a valentine to a nursing home

Emerson Elementary students filled “Buddy Bags” with gifts for seniors they frequently visit.

In Snohomish, Emerson Elementary School third-grade teacher Kim Moritz looks at and compliments a Valentine’s Day card made by Destiny Hawes, 8, while other students, including Evan Jackson, 9, (front) and Austin Drake, 8, (left) work to finish their own cards to place in buddy bags and give to people living in a local nursing home. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
The Rev. Mark Kohls delivers his sermon Jan. 21 at North Creek Country Church in Bothell. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Standing the tests of time

A tight-knit congregation fills the pews of North Creek Country Church.

The Rev. Mark Kohls delivers his sermon Jan. 21 at North Creek Country Church in Bothell. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Saturday search planned for Jacob Hilkin, missing 10 days

Last seen outside the Tulalip casino, “He has never disappeared like this before,” says his mother.

Man arrested for rape now accused of murder-for-hire plot

Convicted sex offender Jerry Wood reportedly tried to have the woman killed.

Jason Michael Knox White. (Courtesy Lake Stevens Police Department)

Body found in Lake Stevens identified as missing man, 32

He was found in the woods by a search crew of family, friends and volunteers from the community.

Jason Michael Knox White. (Courtesy Lake Stevens Police Department)

Snohomish brings out its bullfrog, hoping for sign of spring

Snohomish Slew was paraded downtown and handed out kisses on a blustery winter day.

Man says he started deadly Everett fire as a ‘cry for help’

A homeless man with mental health issues confessed to the fatal Everett fire of Dec. 21.

He says he was abducted by his girlfriend and her husband

Another man allegedly helped the couple beat him, rob him of his clothes and leave him in the woods.

4 from Snohomish County still missing since mid-December

There was a stretch earlier this month when a person was reported missing almost every day for a week.

Everett mayor orders a coordinated response to gang violence

Her plan involves the justice system, community organizations, schools and residents.

He thought he was buying a cellphone but got robbed instead

The lesson: If you’re buying from someone online, don’t do the exchange in a dark parking lot.

2 dozen crimes, 3 counties — and one Mountlake Terrace man

Matthew Luxon once said that he struggles to keep track of all the criminal charges against him.

This home-renting identity thief was in a league of her own

There are lessons to be learned from the case of Alexia Devlin, who targeted more than 100 people.

A sister is still haunted by her twin’s unsolved death

Summer Smith’s remains were found on property south of Lake Stevens three years ago.

Car connected to fatal Lynnwood shooting found in Everett

Police are still searching for two men and a woman they consider to be armed and dangerous.

Pickup driver held after near-ramming, crash near Monroe

He was allegedly speeding away from a domestic violence incident when he hit another vehicle.

Woman rescued from fire dies; Everett police investigating

The victim, 76, had suffered smoke inhalation. Police declined to specify the nature of their probe.