Ellen Dennis

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2 defendants in 2002 Burkheimer murder to serve reduced sentences

Matthew Durham, 37, and Maurice Rivas, 38, have spent the past 18 years in prison for their roles in Rachel Burkheimer’s killing.

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Richard Rotter

Charges: Alleged Everett cop killer swore he wouldn’t return to prison

Richard Rotter had a stash of fentanyl and guns, prosecutors wrote, charging him with the aggravated murder of officer Dan Rocha.

Richard Rotter
Christian Sayre at his bail hearing at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Former Everett bar owner now faces 22 felony sex charges

Christian Sayre owned the now-shuttered Anchor Pub. Dozens of people say they were sexually assaulted by him.

Christian Sayre at his bail hearing at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
An American flag was hung over the passing motorcade honoring slain Everett police officer Dan Rocha on Monday in downtown Everett. (Jake Goldstein-Street / The Herald) 20220404

‘Never forgotten’: Memorial honors slain Everett police officer

Thousands gathered Monday at Angel of the Winds Arena to remember Dan Rocha, who was shot to death in the line of duty.

An American flag was hung over the passing motorcade honoring slain Everett police officer Dan Rocha on Monday in downtown Everett. (Jake Goldstein-Street / The Herald) 20220404
Kenneth Parker listens as his sentence is handed down Friday afternoon at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse on April 1, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Ex-chiropractor gets 2½ years for sexually touching patients

Kenneth Parker, 62, who practiced in Snohomish, abused women under the guise of medical treatment.

Kenneth Parker listens as his sentence is handed down Friday afternoon at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse on April 1, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting outside pool hall near Everett

Sheriff’s detectives arrested Octaviano Vera-Hernandez Jr. for investigation of the first-degree murder of Damien Navarro.

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Eric Krueger, 46, who was convicted of his role in a 1997 double homicide in Marysville and originally sentenced to life in prison, speaks in court during his resentencing Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Court ruling leads to a shorter sentence for 1997 murders

Eric Krueger, then 20, was sentenced to life. But youth must now be a factor in determining prison time.

Eric Krueger, 46, who was convicted of his role in a 1997 double homicide in Marysville and originally sentenced to life in prison, speaks in court during his resentencing Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A young child brings flowers to the memorial of fallen Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha Saturday, March 26, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

‘Heart for service’: City grieves Everett officer slain in shooting

Officer Dan Rocha was killed Friday. Suspected shooter Richard Rotter, of Kennewick, had a history of fleeing police.

A young child brings flowers to the memorial of fallen Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha Saturday, March 26, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Family members of those lost in the Oso mudslide along with survivors release lanterns into the sky at the memorial site on the 8 year anniversary of the mudslide on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in Oso, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

In Oso, lost neighbors always ‘in our hearts — never forgotten’

Eight years ago, 43 people were lost in the Oso slide. As they do every year, friends and family gathered in remembrance.

Family members of those lost in the Oso mudslide along with survivors release lanterns into the sky at the memorial site on the 8 year anniversary of the mudslide on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in Oso, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

2 weeks after fatal shooting south of Everett, no arrests

Damien Navarro was shot to death in the 128th Billiards parking lot. His family is asking for help with funeral costs.

This crash in Seattle resulted from a chase that started in Snohomish County after the robbery of a marijuana retail store Thursday night. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20220218

Charges: Snohomish County armed robbery spree wasn’t man’s first

Rayshon Blackwell was charged with robbing two Snohomish County marijuana stores. He has spent much of his life behind bars.

This crash in Seattle resulted from a chase that started in Snohomish County after the robbery of a marijuana retail store Thursday night. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20220218
The scene of a two car collision southbound on I-5 in Everett, just south of 41st Street, early on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. (Washington State Patrol)

Everett man charged in wrong-way crash that killed retiring couple

Caleb Wride, 22, crashed head-on into a Volkswagen Beetle, charging papers say. Wilfrido and Mila Sarmiento died at the scene.

The scene of a two car collision southbound on I-5 in Everett, just south of 41st Street, early on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. (Washington State Patrol)
Police are investigation a break-in at a home in Lynnwood on March 16. (Lynnwood Police Department)

Police: Burglars tie up Lynnwood homeowners

Detectives are asking the public for help to identify two people who broke into the house. Nobody was seriously injured.

Police are investigation a break-in at a home in Lynnwood on March 16. (Lynnwood Police Department)
A store camera in Everett caught this image of a suspected burglar. (Everett Police Department)

Police: Everett burglar admits to 16 break-ins

The suspect was arrested March 8 and booked into the Snohomish County Jail. He posted bond two days later.

A store camera in Everett caught this image of a suspected burglar. (Everett Police Department)
Erika Rabura, teacher, talks to Isabella Bauta, right, with Pilar Garcia Monday morning at College Place Elementary School in Lynnwood, Washington on March 7, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Dual-language program gives Edmonds kids a bilingual education

Students like Alex Toro, 6, learn both Spanish and English, starting in kindergarten, at two Edmonds elementary schools.

Erika Rabura, teacher, talks to Isabella Bauta, right, with Pilar Garcia Monday morning at College Place Elementary School in Lynnwood, Washington on March 7, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Christian Sayre (Washington County Sheriff's Office)

‘Master manipulator’: New details in case of Anchor Pub owner

Christian Sayre kept a notebook with a list of 32 people, new court papers say. At least four reported he sexually assaulted them.

Christian Sayre (Washington County Sheriff's Office)
The poster for the Fisherman's Village Music Fest in Everett May 19-21, 2022. 20220307

Fisherman’s Village fest lineup: 50 bands from near and far

In May, the three-day Everett event will host indie, blues and hip-hop artists, plus food trucks and a beer garden.

The poster for the Fisherman's Village Music Fest in Everett May 19-21, 2022. 20220307
Darwin Caldwell appears in court for his sentencing Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

22 years for man who crashed into Marysville home, killing 2

Darwin Caldwell pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide for killing Helen Reeder, 97, and Sudin Self-Johnson, 25.

Darwin Caldwell appears in court for his sentencing Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jared Corson

Everett ex-cop gets 10 days plus suspended jail time for stalking

Jared Corson, 37, used police equipment to stalk his ex-girlfriend while also trying to get her new boyfriend arrested.

Jared Corson
Hundreds of people gathered to protested Russia’s invasion on Ukraine Saturday afternoon at Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington on February 27, 2022.  (Taylor Goebel / The Herald)

Sleepless nights for Ukrainian immigrants in Snohomish County

Snohomish County is the “largest home” for Ukrainians in the state, according to Refugee & Immigrant Services Northwest.

Hundreds of people gathered to protested Russia’s invasion on Ukraine Saturday afternoon at Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington on February 27, 2022.  (Taylor Goebel / The Herald)