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The City of Arlington filed a lawsuit seeking the closure of the Smokey Point Motor Inn because of excessive criminal activity on the property. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Arlington wants to close motel, center of ‘criminal activity’

In the past few years, police have responded hundreds of times to the Smokey Point Motor Inn.

 

Arlington son, 19, charged with slaying his father

Nicholi Melum had been yelling at his son, Garner, when he was killed.

 

Harlow Gore, 3, looks back at her mother and smiles while she hugs her dad, Senior Chief Jerry Gore, after he returns from deployment aboard the USS Kidd on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After 4 months at sea, the USS Kidd comes home to Everett

A crew of over 370 sailors on Friday finished their second deployment in two years.

 

Heather Thomas (top left), Snohomish Health District public and government affairs manager, introduces Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers (top right) and health officer Dr. Chris Spitters (bottom left) during Tuesday’s COVID-19 briefing. (Snohomish Health District) 20210921

Snohomish County COVID rate declines a bit; risk still high

The number of patients hospitalized is still almost 100, with 16 people on ventilators.

Heather Thomas (top left), Snohomish Health District public and government affairs manager, introduces Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers (top right) and health officer Dr. Chris Spitters (bottom left) during Tuesday’s COVID-19 briefing. (Snohomish Health District) 20210921

Local firefighter accused of molesting 10-year-old girl

The 40-year-old allegedly assaulted the child as the two were on inner tubes in Flowing Lake.

Mary Johnson (Davis) (FBI)

FBI offers $10,000 reward for info on missing Tulalip woman

Mary Johnson, then 39, was supposed to get a ride from Fire Trail Road to a house near Oso on Nov. 25.

Mary Johnson (Davis) (FBI)
Jeremy Fuerst (Northwest Washington Synod)

Everett mountaineer, pastor ‘meant so much to so many people’

Jeremy Fuerst died while climbing in Colorado. Friends described him as “one-of-a-kind.”

Jeremy Fuerst (Northwest Washington Synod)
A rendering of the proposed Community Justice Center in Lynnwood, which would house a new jail, a misdemeanor court, the police department and behavioral health services. (City of Lynnwood)

Lynnwood council approves construction contract for new jail

Despite criticism, the proposal for a new jail, police department and mental health wing passed the council 6-1.

A rendering of the proposed Community Justice Center in Lynnwood, which would house a new jail, a misdemeanor court, the police department and behavioral health services. (City of Lynnwood)
Jeremy Fuerst (Northwest Washington Synod)

Everett pastor dies while mountain climbing in Colorado

Pastor Jeremy Fuerst, 44, came to Central Lutheran Church in 2015.

Jeremy Fuerst (Northwest Washington Synod)
Lloyd Richmond (left) and attorney Samantha Sommerman appear at an Everett District Court bail hearing Sept. 6. (Herald staff, file)

Accused killer of tenant now charged with 2 earlier assaults

Lloyd Richmond, 84, allegedly beat a woman and choked a man — both of whom rented rooms from him.

Lloyd Richmond (left) and attorney Samantha Sommerman appear at an Everett District Court bail hearing Sept. 6. (Herald staff, file)
The Home Depot in Lynnwood on Sept. 3, 2021. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Lawsuit: Home Depot doesn’t give workers enough breaks

The suit could cover at least 10,000 employees across the retailer’s 45 locations in Washington.

The Home Depot in Lynnwood on Sept. 3, 2021. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Kevin Johnson shows off the new Axon Body 2 body camera after demonstrating to fellow officers how the camera works as another precinct gets their cameras assigned to them Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Phoenix.  Although body-worn cameras are becoming a police standard nationwide, Phoenix was among the last big departments to adopt their widespread use. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Many local police departments looking to get body cameras

A new state law has nudged some to quickly get the cameras, which they hope will increase transparency.

Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Kevin Johnson shows off the new Axon Body 2 body camera after demonstrating to fellow officers how the camera works as another precinct gets their cameras assigned to them Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Phoenix.  Although body-worn cameras are becoming a police standard nationwide, Phoenix was among the last big departments to adopt their widespread use. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Rescue workers continue their efforts Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at the site of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center terrorist attack in New York. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

20 years haven’t dulled the horror and heartbreak of 9/11

The remembrance here includes 2,977 American flags and a World Trade Center artifact.

Rescue workers continue their efforts Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at the site of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center terrorist attack in New York. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle man arrested in 2004 Everett stabbing death

Police say the suspect, now 48, got in an argument with the victim that resulted in the stabbing.

Some of what was recovered pictured above: guns, body armor plates, clear plastic bags with fentanyl and yellow envelopes with heroin.

Lynnwood man sentenced to 10 years for fentanyl operation

Jose Casablanca had enough fentanyl to make over a million pills, an undercover investigation found.

Some of what was recovered pictured above: guns, body armor plates, clear plastic bags with fentanyl and yellow envelopes with heroin.
Rendering of the proposed Community Justice Center, which would house a new jail, a misdemeanor court and the police department. (City of Lynnwood)

New plan: Lynnwood jail could include a mental health wing

The jail portion of the Community Justice Center would have 84 beds, down from 110 in the original proposal.

Rendering of the proposed Community Justice Center, which would house a new jail, a misdemeanor court and the police department. (City of Lynnwood)

Police: Arlington teen ‘calm, collected’ after killing father

The 19-year-old had been arguing with his 63-year-old dad Monday night when he allegedly shot him.

Trooper doesn’t want the vaccine, and locals want to hire him

Troopers willing to leave over the governor’s vaccine mandate could be coming to a department near you.

Danny Vernon, Illusion of Elvis Presley tribute impersonator, twirls Celia Salinas as her sister Rosa Cantu, left, waits to dance with Vernon as he performs at the Evergreen State Fair on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 in Monroe, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Elvis Presley impersonator a blast from the past for fans

Danny Vernon said Presley helped him discover singing. Now he performs his songs on stage.

Danny Vernon, Illusion of Elvis Presley tribute impersonator, twirls Celia Salinas as her sister Rosa Cantu, left, waits to dance with Vernon as he performs at the Evergreen State Fair on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 in Monroe, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Gina Anderson (left-right) and Rae Dorcas light vigil candles as Shana Morcom gets a kiss from Tamara Cooper Tuesday afternoon at the Snohomish County Campus Plaza in Everett on August 31, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘You’re simply not alone’: Vigil honors those lost to overdose

There have been 109 drug-related deaths this year in Snohomish County. In 2020, there were 230.

Gina Anderson (left-right) and Rae Dorcas light vigil candles as Shana Morcom gets a kiss from Tamara Cooper Tuesday afternoon at the Snohomish County Campus Plaza in Everett on August 31, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)