Caitlin Tompkins

At any hour, Darrington’s citizen firefighters rush to help

The town is home to one of Snohomish County’s few remaining volunteer departments.

A SWAT team brings Christmas cheer to Casino Road

Officers dressed in tactical gear and reindeer antlers shared presents with 150 children.

Everett police arrest a man in a decade-old murder case

A witness emerged with new information about the 2007 shooting death of Jose Luis Gutierrez-Martinez.

A prolific ID thief moves from Airbnb to a prison cell

Alexia Devlin rented homes, then stole the owners’ personal information — even while out on bail.

Snohomish County has its own history of train derailments

Officials from Snohomish County are bound to play important roles as more becomes known.

Police presence returns to Edmonds School District

Jacob Hubby is set to walk the halls of Meadowdale High School as a school resource officer.

Investigation recommends girl shot by officers face charges

The teen is accused of assaulting her boyfriend and the responding police officers.

To get drug money, Lynnwood man says he cut 911 wires

Those wires happened to be the ones used by 911 dispatchers, but emergency services weren’t affected.

Shelters open, and frosty temps are expected until Thursday

Cold-weather services for the homeless are available many nights every winter.

These little piggies stay home

Norman, who was spotted last week in Everett, is part of a trio kept as pets by the “pig whisperer.”

Snohomish residents get their first view of new government

In the packed meeting, one outgoing councilman urged folks to stay involved.

Baby taken from foster family in 2014 found in Lynnwood

Her father had been granted an unsupervised visit with her California and he never returned.

The city manager is out, and Snohomish’s ‘strong’ mayor is in

John Kartak took the oath for a position he had a hand in creating. “I’m reaching out in every direction,” he said.

Housing Hope lives up to both words in its name

First, a place to live. Then help with parenting, education, transportation and employment.

Man arrested near Lake Ballinger after town car hit-and-run

The driver had fled on foot but was found, covered in leaves, by a police dog.

Police carry supplies for the homeless in patrol car trunks

Departments across Snohomish County are looking for ways to reach out to people in need.

Everett police ask for tips about a Silver Lake assault

A couple was walking home from a late dinner when they were attacked by a group of teenagers.

Coming together as family

Special-needs students and teachers at the Transition Center cooked up a Thanksgiving feast.

The beavers weren’t happy, either, about Mill Creek flooding

A tree fell on their dam, sending a rush of water into a neighborhood near Jackson High School.

Snohomish Public Works Signal Technician/Electrician Jason Hendershot picks up a broken stop signal on the intersection of Seattle Hill Road and 35th Ave NE, after a tree fell, taking out the signal, on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 in Mill Creek, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Windstorm felled trees and cut power to 45,000 customers

Several hundred were still without electricity Tuesday. Winds have subsided, but more rain is expected.

Snohomish Public Works Signal Technician/Electrician Jason Hendershot picks up a broken stop signal on the intersection of Seattle Hill Road and 35th Ave NE, after a tree fell, taking out the signal, on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 in Mill Creek, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)