Caitlin Tompkins

This dental office devoted a day to free care for veterans

All Smiles Northwest in Everett was among businesses observing Freedom Day USA.

A potentially transformative council election in Snohomish

As the city adopts a new form of government, many new faces are seeking office.

Learn from California: Does your family have a fire plan?

Local fire departments are hosting open houses to teach you how to stay safe.

During a short life, this shooting victim made a difference

Mariner High freshman David Sandoval, 14, is remembered as a devoted friend, volunteer and jokester.

Former inmate, missing more than year, sought by authorities

Charles Coggins failed to check in with the state after serving time for attempted murder.

Everett’s latest homicide suspect is barely a teenager

The boy, 13, allegedly got a gun from a 12-year-old and killed a 14-year-old over a disagreement.

Boy killed in gang-related shooting was committed volunteer

David Sandoval-Hilarios, 14, worked weekly at Hand in Hand and helped at Horizon Elementary School.

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.