Jake Goldstein-Street

Prison and a $273K bill for Snohomish insurance agent’s fraud

Vicki Boser, 58, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison. She was also ordered to repay clients.

‘Prolonged neglect’: Darrington woman charged with starving horses

After a months-long investigation, the woman is accused of neglecting her animals.

Voyager Middle School.

Shooting threat at Mukilteo schools was a joke, student says

Four threats of violence in 48 hours were reported at Snohomish County schools in the wake of a shooting at a Michigan high school.

Voyager Middle School.
Aj Crecelius with her 12-year-old son at their home on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Distraught,’ another Monroe student leaves school over racism

The school district will work with an equity consultant to improve inclusivity starting in January.

Aj Crecelius with her 12-year-old son at their home on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Matthew McGowan walks into the courtroom before the start of (his sentencing) a motion for a new trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Sentence reduced 7 years for Everett man who tied man to tree to die

Matthew McGowan sought resentencing under a state Supreme Court ruling. Hundreds of other local defendants could follow.

Matthew McGowan walks into the courtroom before the start of (his sentencing) a motion for a new trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Bradley Woolard (U.S. Attorney's Office)

Arlington-area man who led fentanyl ring gets 20 years

When Bradley Woolard’s home was raided in 2018, authorities found more than 12,000 fentanyl pills.

Bradley Woolard (U.S. Attorney's Office)

Charges: Arlington-area shooting suspect had gun stash, bomb lab

A bomb squad spent two days detonating explosive material. Detectives also discovered an underground bunker full of guns.

Charges: Everett ID thief tried to buy wheels, speakers, more

The man, 33, was charged this week with 10 counts of identity theft in Snohomish County Superior Court.

Lawsuit: Wrongful stop led to Arlington news carrier’s injury

Maria Gutierrez is suing for $5 million over a 2019 traffic stop. She claims officers pulled her arm, tearing her rotator cuff.

Money seized during an investigation into a Snohomish County fentanyl ring. (U.S. Attorney's Office)

Snohomish County men get federal prison for major fentanyl ring

They got drugs from China and ran an operation that could press 2.5 million pills. They must serve mandatory minimum sentences.

Money seized during an investigation into a Snohomish County fentanyl ring. (U.S. Attorney's Office)

After 3½ years, international fugitive jailed in Everett

Hussein Ali was set to be sentenced for child molestation in 2018. The victim’s family is relieved to know he’s back.

Video from Nov. 10 shows a white student repeatedly using racial slurs in a confrontation with a Black student. (Facebook)

‘I definitely don’t feel safe’: Monroe High family pushes for action

After last week’s racist incident, meanwhile, the Monroe School District is working on new equity initiatives.

Video from Nov. 10 shows a white student repeatedly using racial slurs in a confrontation with a Black student. (Facebook)
Frank Walton sits with his attorney before the start of his trial on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett tenant convicted of murder in landlord’s killing

Howard Benzel was remembered as a dedicated father. A Snohomish County jury found Frank Walton guilty of his murder.

Frank Walton sits with his attorney before the start of his trial on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
USS McCampbell (US Navy)

Another Navy destroyer is coming to home-port in Everett

One ship arrived in August, another in October, and the USS McCampbell is coming early next year.

USS McCampbell (US Navy)

Autopsy reveals knife in body found in Mukilteo backyard

Police are now investigating the death as “suspicious,” though the official cause and manner are pending.

Pam and Ken Owens, of Granite Falls,  stop to take cell phone photos of the flooding along Lincoln Avenue on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington. The couple were planing to take the road to Monroe for lunch.   (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Rain, wind and high water foreshadow the return of the sun

The governor declared an emergency, and some rivers were still flooded in places, but the weather is improving.

Pam and Ken Owens, of Granite Falls,  stop to take cell phone photos of the flooding along Lincoln Avenue on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington. The couple were planing to take the road to Monroe for lunch.   (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Monroe High School (Monroe School District)

After confrontation at Monroe High, community grapples with racism

A video shared on social media shows a student using racial slurs. A survey shows racism is prevalent in Monroe schools.

Monroe High School (Monroe School District)
A person looks out over the Stillaguamish River and the debris caught underneath the Centennial Trail bridge that crosses the river on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

End of round one: With rivers rising, more rain to come

Heavy rain subsided late Friday. But more is in the forecast — into next week.

A person looks out over the Stillaguamish River and the debris caught underneath the Centennial Trail bridge that crosses the river on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A police boat crosses Possession Sound on Wednesday to Hat Island, where the body of a man was found in Puget Sound. A kayaker was reported missing on Tuesday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Death of Everett kayaker puts safety top of mind

James Lesemann wore a life jacket. And he likely called 911. Still, by the time rescue teams got to him, it was too late.

A police boat crosses Possession Sound on Wednesday to Hat Island, where the body of a man was found in Puget Sound. A kayaker was reported missing on Tuesday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mario Lotmore

Lynnwood publisher files new campaign finance complaint against Binda

Mario Lotmore of the Lynnwood Times says the city council winner wasn’t transparent enough.

Mario Lotmore