Ellen Dennis

2 men get prison time for stabbing stranger at Everett motel

The pair both pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the stabbing in 2019.

 

Nevaeh Smith (left), niece of murder victim Michael Smith, and Shuston Smith, Michael Smith's sister, embrace at the sentencing of Jesse Engerseth Tuesday afternoon at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse on July 27, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington man gets 12¼ years for murder by car

Jesse Engerseth, 24, crashed into Michael Smith, 32, killing him. Smith was survived by two sons and a pregnant partner.

 

Graffiti can be seen on the back walls of the Pioneer Gehl House in Jennings Memorial Park on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Marysville, Washington. The Marysville Historical Society is not sure how to move forward since the house is made of old-growth wood that's impossible to power wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Historic Marysville pioneer home vandalized with graffiti

Historical society members are at a loss for how to repair the Gehl home in Jennings Memorial Park.

 

Monroe man sentenced to 20 years for ‘monstrous’ manslaughter

Kevin Rodriguez stabbed Evodio Garcia Martinez to death in 2019. A jury found him guilty of manslaughter.

Ric Shallow suffered critical injuries after his sedan hit a patch of black ice and crashed into a tree on the morning of Jan. 7, 2016 on Camano Island.

Island County pays another $9 million for crash at icy curve

Doctors did not expect Ric Shallow to live after a crash on Camano Island. He’s still recovering.

Ric Shallow suffered critical injuries after his sedan hit a patch of black ice and crashed into a tree on the morning of Jan. 7, 2016 on Camano Island.

Charges: Argument over a wheelbarrow led to machete murder

Mark Abrahamson Jr., 31, of Arlington Heights, killed roommate Scotty Sass, 51, according to new charges.

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Using a remote camera mounted on a long pole, technical rescue crews from the Everett and Seattle fire departments look at the monitor as they search inside a tunnel that was dug under the north-bound I-5 off ramp to Pacific Avenue on Thursday, after crews using a backhoe had dug farther back into the tunnel. 20210715

Search ends at 45-foot tunnel dug at I-5 exit in Everett

Firefighters feared someone might be hurt under collapsed dirt near Pacific Avenue. In the end, no one was found.

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Using a remote camera mounted on a long pole, technical rescue crews from the Everett and Seattle fire departments look at the monitor as they search inside a tunnel that was dug under the north-bound I-5 off ramp to Pacific Avenue on Thursday, after crews using a backhoe had dug farther back into the tunnel. 20210715
Brian Read

Eviction lawyer booked into jail weeks after his disbarment

Brian Read, 45, of Freeland, pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular assault while under the influence.

Brian Read
Brian Read

Evictions lawyer used client trust funds to pay mortgage

The state bar found repeated misconduct by Brian Read, who practiced in Everett and represented landlords in rental disputes.

Brian Read

Man with previous DUI arrests suspected of vehicular assault

The man, 51, is suspected of drinking before a crash with a motorcycle on Highway 99 in Lynnwood.

Missing boy’s body found in Skykomish River

The 4-year-old went missing Monday. As of Tuseday, a medical examiner had not announced the boy’s identity.

Todd Smith (Meadow Adams)

For Todd Smith, 18, ‘No one in his world was a stranger’

Friends and family recently gathered in Arlington to celebrate the slain high school senior’s life.

Todd Smith (Meadow Adams)
Bernard Gordon (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Everett pimp sentenced to 21 years for human trafficking

Bernard Gordon, 33, has a long history of sexual violence against women, here and in King County.

Bernard Gordon (Washington State Department of Corrections)
A Marysville Pilchuck football player sports a spear on his helmet as the Tomahawks took on Snohomish in the Wesco 3A Championship Friday evening at Quil Ceda Stadium on November 1, 2019. School district leaders will soon need to drop Marysville Pilchuck High School’s mascot, the Tomahawks. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Native American mascots to be discontinued in Marysville

A new state law, which bans the use of Native American mascots by schools, takes effect July 25.

A Marysville Pilchuck football player sports a spear on his helmet as the Tomahawks took on Snohomish in the Wesco 3A Championship Friday evening at Quil Ceda Stadium on November 1, 2019. School district leaders will soon need to drop Marysville Pilchuck High School’s mascot, the Tomahawks. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Junelle Lewis becomes emotional while performing a dance with her children during the Justice to Jubilee Juneteenth Celebration at Skykomish River Park on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Justice to Jubilee: ‘No one is free till everyone is free’

People gathered Saturday in a Monroe park to celebrate Juneteenth, a new federal holiday that commemorates the end of slavery.

Junelle Lewis becomes emotional while performing a dance with her children during the Justice to Jubilee Juneteenth Celebration at Skykomish River Park on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Harry Lee Jones Jr.

Man gets 31½ years for shooting Everett motel guest 12 times

Harry Lee Jones Jr., 27, beat and then shot a Farwest Motel guest in 2018 while two accomplices looted his room.

Harry Lee Jones Jr.

Arlington-area man arrested in fatal machete attack

The suspect, 31, claimed self-defense. It was an argument over a wheelbarrow, a sheriff’s deputy wrote.

Madison King (Family photo) 20210616

Arlington-area woman, 23, identified in stabbing death

Madison King died of sharp-force injuries. Detectives believe she was killed by her husband.

Madison King (Family photo) 20210616

Arlington man claims he ‘lost control,’ stabbed wife to death

Police said Homero Osuna Gonzalez, 25, stole his wife’s phone and pretended to be her as he fled a murder scene.

Officers surrounded a Motel 6 near Everett Tuesday morning after a reported rape. A man tried to flee but was subdued and arrested. (Ellen Dennis / The Herald) 20210615

Man arrested after standoff at motel over reported rape

Surrounded by a SWAT team near Everett, the man tried to flee but was subdued with pepper balls.

Officers surrounded a Motel 6 near Everett Tuesday morning after a reported rape. A man tried to flee but was subdued and arrested. (Ellen Dennis / The Herald) 20210615