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Mountlake Terrace couple sues over ‘catastrophic’ sewage flood

It started as brown water flowing from a shower. The “overflow event” caused over $100,000 in damage, according to a lawsuit.

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Alexander Fritz in Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett on Wednesday. (Ellen Dennis / The Herald) 20220223

Team USA Climbing athlete, coach pleads not guilty to child rape

A judge kept bail at $500,000 for Alexander Fritz, 28. He’s charged with four counts of third-degree child rape.

Alexander Fritz in Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett on Wednesday. (Ellen Dennis / The Herald) 20220223
An Everett man suspected of driving under the influence in a Feb. 19 crash that killed two people. (Washington State Patrol)

‘Hardworking’ Lynnwood couple, newly retired, died in wrong-way crash

Wilfrido and Mila Sarmiento were killed in a head-on crash on I-5 in Everett. A judge set bail at $750,000 for a suspected DUI driver.

An Everett man suspected of driving under the influence in a Feb. 19 crash that killed two people. (Washington State Patrol)

Team USA Climbing coach charged with raping second teen

Alexander Fritz, 28, engaged in multiple “inappropriate relationships” with 15-year-old girls, a deputy prosecutor wrote.

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

1 arrested, 1 at large after armed robbery at Lynnwood pot shop

The suspect, 24, eluded police until a patrol car crashed into the Honda he was drivng, forcing it off the road.

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
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Former Arlington youth pastor arrested in child rape investigation

The arrest comes months after Jake’s House announced Kendal Kippen engaged in “sexual impropriety” with “multiple young women.”

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Lynn Sass, center, with Kim Cutts, right, listens as the judge hands down the sentence of Mark Abrahamson Monday afternoon at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse in Everett, Washington on February 14, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington-area man gets 7½ years for fatal machete attack

Family members of Scotty Sass, 51, addressed a judge this week in the sentencing of his killer, Mark Abrahamson Jr.

Lynn Sass, center, with Kim Cutts, right, listens as the judge hands down the sentence of Mark Abrahamson Monday afternoon at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse in Everett, Washington on February 14, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Everett ex-cop acquitted of perjury but is guilty of stalking

A jury also found Jared Corson, 37, guilty of official misconduct and intercepting private communication.

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Jared Corson (center), a former Everett police officer, leaves the Snohomish County Courthouse with his wife, Erika Corson (right), and defense attorney Karen Halverson (left) during a break in his trial Tuesday. (Ellen Dennis / The Herald) Feb. 8, 2022

Former Everett cop awaits verdict in perjury, stalking trial

Jared Corson went on trial this week, accused of using police resources to stalk an ex-girlfriend and frame her new boyfriend.

Jared Corson (center), a former Everett police officer, leaves the Snohomish County Courthouse with his wife, Erika Corson (right), and defense attorney Karen Halverson (left) during a break in his trial Tuesday. (Ellen Dennis / The Herald) Feb. 8, 2022
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Former USA Climbing team member accused of child rape

Alexander Fritz, 28, was accused of inappropriate “relationships” with child athletes, police wrote.

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Judges: Even in quarantine, county inmates get court hearings

The jail now must give medically isolated inmates a way to attend virtual court, two judges ruled, citing the Sixth Amendment.

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Police: Real estate agent impersonated surgeon to exploit women

Brandon Wooten, 25, was arrested for investigation of criminal impersonation with sexual motivation.

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$1M bail for man accused of shooting friend at Everett home

The wounded man suffered injuries that hospital staff feared were “non-survivable.” Stefan Deremer, 32, was arrested.

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Chris Amundson, right, watches as the caskets of his granddaughters Adriana and Mariel Gil are lowered into their graves Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett mother mourns loss of 2 sisters ‘wise beyond their years’

Betsy Alvarado’s eldest daughters Mariel, 16, and Adriana Gil, 17, died mysteriously at a Renton home, where their father also died.

Chris Amundson, right, watches as the caskets of his granddaughters Adriana and Mariel Gil are lowered into their graves Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Man charged with first-degree murder for killing of Marysville roommate

Anthony Boggess, 30, reportedly claimed “demons” told him to hurt people. He’s accused of killing James Thrower, 65.

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Wanted man fled from Gold Bar to Idaho, police say

Jesse Spitzer, 30, who has a history of violence against officers, is wanted for felonies in two states.

Jesse Spitzer (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)
A SWAT team responds during an 8-hour standoff between police and a man brandishing a knife at a home in south Edmonds on Sunday night. (Edmonds Police Department)

9-hour Edmonds standoff with knife-wielding man ends in arrest

The man reportedly threatened to kill his family. Police spent hours trying to get him to come outside.

A SWAT team responds during an 8-hour standoff between police and a man brandishing a knife at a home in south Edmonds on Sunday night. (Edmonds Police Department)
Security footage depicting an armed robbery at Buds Garage in Everett on Tuesday, Jan.18, 2022. (Contributed photo)

Everett pot shop robbed twice; others targeted in recent months

Armed robbers have hit Buds Garage off Everett Avenue twice since December.

Security footage depicting an armed robbery at Buds Garage in Everett on Tuesday, Jan.18, 2022. (Contributed photo)
Connie L. Bigelow at her store Miniatures & More in Edmonds on Tuesday. (Janice Podsada / The Herald)

Woman who lit her own Edmonds doll store on fire gets house arrest

Connie Bigelow, 54, was sentenced Friday in federal court for lighting her business on fire to collect insurance money.

Connie L. Bigelow at her store Miniatures & More in Edmonds on Tuesday. (Janice Podsada / The Herald)
Snohomish County Jail. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

As omicron surges, frustrations and challenges mount in correction facilities

More than 10% of those in state prisons are infected. “We’re kind of in this Twilight Zone cycle,” one prisoner said.

Snohomish County Jail. (Sue Misao / Herald file)