Caitlin Tompkins

Ruby Carlson plugs her ears as Dutch Hill Elementary third-grader Moriah Landry screams in joy after discovering her egg unbroken after surviving a 70-foot drop from the top of a ladder truck Thursday in Snohomish. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Students test rules of gravity with annual egg drop

Materials used included jello, noodles, bubble wrap, pillows and more.

Ruby Carlson plugs her ears as Dutch Hill Elementary third-grader Moriah Landry screams in joy after discovering her egg unbroken after surviving a 70-foot drop from the top of a ladder truck Thursday in Snohomish. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A boy was found shot in a breezeway at Walden Apartments in Everett on Wednesday evening. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Boy dies after being found shot at Everett apartment complex

Detectives are working to track down information about the shooting and suspect, or suspects.

A boy was found shot in a breezeway at Walden Apartments in Everett on Wednesday evening. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Threats online delay start of classes at Sultan High School

They did not appear directed at identifiable students or staff, officials said.

The new South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue gets a chief

Fire District 1 and the Lynnwood Fire Department joined to become a regional fire authority.

After being woken up, driver rams patrol cars before escaping

Police had approached the car, which was running and had its lights on, in a Lynnwood parking lot.

A firefighter sprays water on a few hot spots of a fire that burned in brush along the 900 block of the Ludwig Road on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in Snohomish, Wa. (DougRamsay / For The Herald)

3-acre brush fire cuts power to thousands in Snohomish

Firefighters controlled the flames before they reached nearby homes.

A firefighter sprays water on a few hot spots of a fire that burned in brush along the 900 block of the Ludwig Road on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in Snohomish, Wa. (DougRamsay / For The Herald)

With air service coming, first responders plan for a crash

They do drills at Paine Field every three years. With airlines coming soon, this one was different.

Designed for special emergencies, texting 911 widely misused

The majority of texts dispatchers receive are better handled by calling, a SNOPAC official says.

Longboarders from near and far hit the trail in Arlington

The Centennial Sk8 Festival was serious competition for some and just for fun for others.

Maddy Brockert, 22, visits Susan’s Youth Center, which is run by Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. The center was named after her mother, Susan Brockert, who was beaten to death by her boyfriend in 2011. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Why don’t abuse victims just leave? That’s the wrong question

Domestic-violence experts say it’s rarely that easy. So police and social workers are reaching out.

Maddy Brockert, 22, visits Susan’s Youth Center, which is run by Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. The center was named after her mother, Susan Brockert, who was beaten to death by her boyfriend in 2011. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

A new tool in the arsenal to fight crimes against children

Snohomish County child-abuse investigators are using a donated forensic light to find trace DNA.

It’s been 75 years for class of 1942, but who’s counting?

Nine who graduated from Snohomish High School that year reunited with a picnic in the park.

3 Everett shootings in 2 days leave 2 teens injured

The shooting near Providence hospital involved two other teens reportedly visiting Monday’s victim.

Mother arrested inside casino after baby left alone in car

The 1-year-old girl was found unstrapped and crying in an unlocked car with syringes under her seat.

Stanwood home schooler follows passion for fire science

Wade Grant, 18, recently earned his high school diploma through a home-schooling program. He also completed a few classes at Stanwood High School… Continue reading

Marysville woman skips trial in $232,000 Zumiez theft case

Detectives suspect a former payroll employee of a Lynnwood-based clothing store pilfered twice as much money as they originally thought. The updated tally… Continue reading

Heat advisory as wildfire smoke chokes Snohomish County

An unusually dry summer has prompted a statewide emergency as wildfires in Washington scorch thousands of acres and threaten homes. Governor Jay Inslee… Continue reading

Vintage planes abound at Paine Field — if you can find them

Crowds of people squinted into the cloudless sky above Paine Field and waited for the rumble of planes. Joe Kunzler, 35, lives for… Continue reading

Today’s your last chance to catch the Evergreen State Fair

The young brothers with sun-bleached hair watched as a carnival ride spun people around 40 feet above the fairgrounds. “Mommy, can we go… Continue reading

Darrington comes together in wake of vandals’ destruction

A month after a nearly $1 million vandalism spree at two Darrington schools, volunteers in the tight-knit mountain town Thursday helped teachers set… Continue reading