Jonathan Tall

Ryan Rafter appears in court for sentencing Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of Everett father

In April 2022, Ryan Rafter, 42, shot Christopher Buck, 29, to death after breaking in to his home to steal drugs.

 

A person walks out of the Snohomish County Corrections building on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish County Jail review finds no fault in Florida inmate’s death

David Koeppen, 38, was the third inmate in two months to die in the jail. He was being held on murder charges.

 

Mt. Pilchuck covered in snow is barely visible through the clouds as the sun breaks through illuminating raindrops as they fall off of the Mountain Loop Highway on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 in Granite Falls, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Active’ weather brings rain, snow, hail, fresh powder to Snohomish County

Up to an inch of snow could accumulate in the lowlands. Three inches of rain could fall in Darrington. And Stevens Pass is “doing quite well.”

 

The Snohomish County Jail is pictured on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Jails had ‘immunity’ to lawsuits over overdoses — so her family settled

In 2018, Denise Huffer died of a methamphetamine overdose in her cell at the Snohomish County Jail. Her family took a $50,000 deal in February.

The Snohomish County Jail is pictured on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
King County Correctional Facility (Bellevue Reporter, file)

Lynnwood man accused of spying on colleagues in Expedia bathroom

Prosecutors charged Marcelo Vargas-Fernandez with four counts of voyeurism. Police found over 33 spy cameras inside his apartment.

King County Correctional Facility (Bellevue Reporter, file)
The Snohomish County Corrections building on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After series of deaths, Snohomish County Jail to put cameras in detox unit

Since 2005, at least 27 people have died at the Snohomish County Jail. Four have died since September.

The Snohomish County Corrections building on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Snohomish County Jail is pictured on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Man, 36, identified in most recent death at Snohomish County Jail

On Jan. 15, jail staff found Brendon Tesch unresponsive in his cell. He was the fourth inmate to die in the jail since September.

The Snohomish County Jail is pictured on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Tammie Liles (King County Sheriff’s Office)

Final remains in Green River Killer case identified as Everett teen

Tammie Liles, 16, was finally linked to the bones and teeth long known as “Bones 20.” Advances in DNA technology led to the breakthrough.

Tammie Liles (King County Sheriff’s Office)
Marysville

Marysville nurse suspended after defrauding 10 employees of over $106K

Jeanne Rather was sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison for stealing her employees’ personal information and using credit cards in their names.

Marysville
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Police: Stanwood farmer strikes man with pitchfork in goat argument

Two men in a Stanwood dairy farm got into an argument in a barn. Deputies arrested one for investigation of assault.

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Students make their way after school at Edmonds-Woodway High School on March 12, 2020. All public and private schools in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties must close for six weeks. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Icy roads close schools in Edmonds, Mukilteo, Snohomish and beyond

Early in the week, burst pipes closed a few schools. On Wednesday, a new cold patch affected schools across the county.

Students make their way after school at Edmonds-Woodway High School on March 12, 2020. All public and private schools in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties must close for six weeks. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A person walks out of the Snohomish County Corrections building on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Fourth inmate since September dies in Snohomish County Jail

Corrections staff found a 36-year-old man unresponsive in his cell Monday morning. He had been held in the jail since August.

A person walks out of the Snohomish County Corrections building on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Monroe Correctional Complex on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett driver gets 6½ years for crashing into tree, killing passenger

Arthur Injinmej pleaded guilty this month to killing David Phillip while driving under the influence.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Cars drive through snow along I-5 in Snohomish County, Washington on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

After record cold spell, Snohomish County expected to warm up

By Monday, temperatures in Everett and elsewhere were expected to go above freezing. Over the weekend, lows barely hit the teens.

Cars drive through snow along I-5 in Snohomish County, Washington on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Edmonds police officers investigate a shooting that occurred at 236/Edmonds Way Thursday in Edmonds, Washington. (Edmonds Police Department).

Police: Edmonds man ‘overreacted,’ shot apologetic rideshare driver

Alex Waggoner was reportedly crossing the street when Abdulkadir Shariff Gedi almost hit him. Waggoner then opened fire.

Edmonds police officers investigate a shooting that occurred at 236/Edmonds Way Thursday in Edmonds, Washington. (Edmonds Police Department).
Shanti Curran, left, and Andy McKee, right, shovel Curran’s driveway after a light dusting of snow fell on Thursday morning in Everett, Washington. Curran said he normally wouldn’t shovel with such a small amount of snow but the looming below freezing temperatures over the next few days have him worried about potential ice. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bundle up: Zero degrees forecast in Everett with wind chill

Lows will dip to single digits around Western Washington. In east county, it could drop to 16 degrees below zero, with wind chill.

Shanti Curran, left, and Andy McKee, right, shovel Curran’s driveway after a light dusting of snow fell on Thursday morning in Everett, Washington. Curran said he normally wouldn’t shovel with such a small amount of snow but the looming below freezing temperatures over the next few days have him worried about potential ice. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett police look over a Chevy Corvette after arresting the suspect in a homicide in the 1700 block of McDougall  Avenue on Friday, May 24, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

32 people killed in Snohomish County homicides last year

Everett had 14 homicides in 2023. The rest of the county saw 18. Already in 2024, the county has seen two homicides.

Everett police look over a Chevy Corvette after arresting the suspect in a homicide in the 1700 block of McDougall  Avenue on Friday, May 24, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Harold Lang

State pays out $250K to inmate for neglect of Monroe prison injury

Harold Lang hurt his leg playing basketball at the prison. He claimed poor medical care caused him to re-injure it two more times.

Harold Lang
Granite Falls

Everett principal’s house burns down south of Granite Falls

The house fire off Lerch Road also killed three pets. The owner, Belinda Mountjoy, is a principal with Everett Public Schools.

Granite Falls
A person and child watch seagulls on the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

First snowfall of the year could hit Snohomish County this week

A mix of rain and snow could hit the region, likely resulting in around an inch of snow. Temperatures could reach the teens.

A person and child watch seagulls on the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)