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Everett child molester who fled across globe must return

After 3½ years, the Hague issued a final order extraditing Hussein Ali from the Netherlands back to Snohomish County.

Man charged with hate crime against Edmonds animal control officer

Sean Wagner is accused of telling the officer to “go back to Africa” and repeatedly spewing racist threats.

Prosecuting attorney Audrey Majkut makes opening statements during the trial of Frank Walton on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Murder trial opens for tenant accused of killing Everett landlord

Frank Walton had a personal feud with Howard Benzel, prosecutors said. Benzel’s body was found in Skagit County in 2020.

Prosecuting attorney Audrey Majkut makes opening statements during the trial of Frank Walton on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Duy Phuong Nguyen, 28, of Everett, listens to his interpreter (right) during a plea hearing at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Nguyen pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the killing of Thanh Vy Ly, 20, and to two counts of first-degree assault for shooting Ly’s boyfriend and his own wife in 2020. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Gunman gets 45 years for triple shooting at Edmonds market

Duy Phuong Nguyen pleaded guilty to murder and assault. His estranged wife was one of the victims and survived.

Duy Phuong Nguyen, 28, of Everett, listens to his interpreter (right) during a plea hearing at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Nguyen pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the killing of Thanh Vy Ly, 20, and to two counts of first-degree assault for shooting Ly’s boyfriend and his own wife in 2020. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Joshua Binda

21-year-old frontrunner faces campaign finance questions

As Joshua Binda closed in on a Lynnwood City Council seat, his campaign made unusual changes to public disclosures.

Joshua Binda
Patt Bass at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 in Camano Island, Washington. Bass survived a "massive stroke" and almost a week later was out golfing, thanks to the work of Providence doctors. Providence started its 24/7 thrombectomy program in January. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘Like nothing happened’: Days after stroke, she was golfing again

Patt Bass suffered a massive stroke in September. A new surgery program in Everett fast-tracked her recovery.

Patt Bass at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 in Camano Island, Washington. Bass survived a "massive stroke" and almost a week later was out golfing, thanks to the work of Providence doctors. Providence started its 24/7 thrombectomy program in January. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Richard John Burke

COVID conspiracy believer gets 6 months for fleeing with kids

Richard John Burke drove to New Mexico with his three young boys, citing fears about masks and vaccines.

Richard John Burke

Marysville man charged with homicide for drug death

Noah Jones, of Arlington, was described as loyal, compassionate and an athlete. He died last December at 24.

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)

Body cameras are coming to the Mukilteo Police Department

A new state law requires the recording of some interrogations. It has pressed departments to get the cameras.

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)
Justin Bell was convicted earlier this month of first-degree assault for a December 2017 shooting outside a Value Village in Everett. (Caleb Hutton / Herald file)

Shooting over $5 for carpool gas leads to 14 years in prison

There was a scuffle over the money on Evergreen Way in Everett. Then Justin Bell opened fire.

Justin Bell was convicted earlier this month of first-degree assault for a December 2017 shooting outside a Value Village in Everett. (Caleb Hutton / Herald file)
Tirhas Tesfatsion (GoFundMe) 20210727

Prosecutor declines to charge staff in Lynnwood jail death

Tirhas Tesfatsion died July 13. An inquiry found officers had not checked on her for almost three hours.

Tirhas Tesfatsion (GoFundMe) 20210727
Todd M. Kingma on February 25, 2019. (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Police: Chronic police evader arrested in Marysville shooting

Todd Kingma, of Everett, shot a man at a car wash, then evaded police — again — for over a week, officers wrote.

Todd M. Kingma on February 25, 2019. (Washington State Department of Corrections)
City officials break ground for the Community Justice Center Wednesday afternoon with Elizabeth Lunsford laying in protest in Lynnwood on October 27, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lynnwood breaks ground on a justice center shaped by protest

The building will include an 84-bed jail, misdemeanor court, police department — and behavioral health wing.

City officials break ground for the Community Justice Center Wednesday afternoon with Elizabeth Lunsford laying in protest in Lynnwood on October 27, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Dale Kaemingk (left) and Hisham Othman.

Small-town policing takes center stage in Brier mayoral race

This quiet south Snohomish County city of about 6,500 residents is down to two police officers. For the two candidates running for mayor,… Continue reading

Dale Kaemingk (left) and Hisham Othman.
Alejandro Meza reacts to the verdict of guilty of first-degree manslaughter at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bus-riding gunman guilty of manslaughter in Everett slaying

Alejandro Meza, of Lake Stevens, got into a fight with Gene Peterson on a Community Transit bus in March.

Alejandro Meza reacts to the verdict of guilty of first-degree manslaughter at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Caregiver charged with raping Everett woman with dementia

A DNA sample found “very strong support” that Kelvin Njeru was the suspect, prosecutors allege.

The parking lot of a Lynnwood apartment complex in the 19800 block of 50th Avenue West where a man was allegedly stabbed Friday night. (Lynnwood Police)

Lynnwood man arrested for allegedly stabbing acquaintance

They were arguing at an apartment complex and began fighting.

The parking lot of a Lynnwood apartment complex in the 19800 block of 50th Avenue West where a man was allegedly stabbed Friday night. (Lynnwood Police)
Christine Frizzell (left) and Jim Smith.

Crime, taxes are key questions in Lynnwood mayoral race

It’s Jim Smith’s sixth mayoral run. He’s up against first-time mayor candidate Christine Frizzell.

Christine Frizzell (left) and Jim Smith.
Top (L-R): Shirley Sutton, Nick Coelho, Naz Lashgari. Bottom (L-R): Patrick Decker, Joshua Binda, Lisa Utter.

Housing affordability is top issue in Lynnwood council races

Only one incumbent is running in the races for three seats. Newcomers hope to bring diversity to the council.

Top (L-R): Shirley Sutton, Nick Coelho, Naz Lashgari. Bottom (L-R): Patrick Decker, Joshua Binda, Lisa Utter.
Alejandro Meza watches a video of the altercation he had with Gene Peterson on Community Transit bus during opening statements of his trial on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Murder trial opens for man who shot stranger on Everett bus

Alejandro Meza got into a fight with a passenger over drug use, he claimed. His attorneys say he acted in self-defense.

Alejandro Meza watches a video of the altercation he had with Gene Peterson on Community Transit bus during opening statements of his trial on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)