Jonathan Tall

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)
A large number off law enforcement are gathered at a Skykomish River water access on Ben Howard Road on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Detective: Gold Bar killer who fled into river was ‘armed career criminal’

Deputies believe Kristopher Dillard, 44, shot a woman in front of her best friend at the Big Eddy boat launch.

A large number off law enforcement are gathered at a Skykomish River water access on Ben Howard Road on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Edmonds police officers investigate a shooting that occurred at 236/Edmonds Way Thursday in Edmonds, Washington. (Edmonds Police Department).

Man kills driver in late-night Edmonds shooting; suspect at large

Witnesses reported a gunman on foot fired multiple times at a car near the intersection of 236th Street and Edmonds Way.

Edmonds police officers investigate a shooting that occurred at 236/Edmonds Way Thursday in Edmonds, Washington. (Edmonds Police Department).
A large number off law enforcement are gathered at a Skykomish River water access on Ben Howard Road on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

UPDATE: Gold Bar homicide suspect arrested after Skykomish River chase

One woman was killed and another person wounded Tuesday after a shooting near Gold Bar.

A large number off law enforcement are gathered at a Skykomish River water access on Ben Howard Road on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Lake Stevens in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118

Police: Play-fighting led to fatal shooting at Lake Stevens apartment

Police say Joshua Kelly shot a man when their horseplay escalated. He first claimed he thought the gun was only a flashlight.

Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Lake Stevens in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118
The sign for RWB Horse Ranch, formerly owned by Robert Blessing, is seen Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Owner of Arlington horse ranch arrested, accused of child sex abuse

Robert Blessing owned RWB Horse Ranch. He faces charges of abusing three girls he met through the business, according to police.

The sign for RWB Horse Ranch, formerly owned by Robert Blessing, is seen Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Shayne Baker appears in court during a sentencing hearing Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett man sentenced for murder for second time in a month

Shayne Baker was given 118 years in prison for shooting and killing Scott Pullen in 2022. He was given 93½ years earlier this month.

Shayne Baker appears in court during a sentencing hearing Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Las Vegas police arrested former Stockton Kings center Chance Comanche, 27, left, and his girlfriend Sakari Harnden, 19, in the suspected killing of a Lynnwood woman. (Photos provided by AP Photo and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

Police: NBA G League player, girlfriend killed Lynnwood woman

Police arrested Chance Comanche and Sakari Harnden for investigation of murdering Marayna Rodgers, then leaving her remains in the Nevada desert.

Las Vegas police arrested former Stockton Kings center Chance Comanche, 27, left, and his girlfriend Sakari Harnden, 19, in the suspected killing of a Lynnwood woman. (Photos provided by AP Photo and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
Everett Municipal Building on Wetmore Avenue is one of the City of Everett's 143 properties at 48 locations.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘River to the sea’ effigy left outside Everett municipal building

A fake body covered in red was found outside the building, home to U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen’s office. Larsen has publicly supported Israel.

Everett Municipal Building on Wetmore Avenue is one of the City of Everett's 143 properties at 48 locations.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Frank Sandoval listens during his sentencing at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Snohomish brewery owner gets 6 months in jail for ‘grooming’ girl

A jury acquitted SnoTown owner Frank Sandoval of child molestation, but convicted him of immoral communication with a minor.

Frank Sandoval listens during his sentencing at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Lynnwood

Lawsuit: Children given Benadryl at Lynnwood day care

Parents sued Little Hands Big Hearts Early Learning alleging their kids were given “purple candy” at nap time.

Lynnwood
Henry King sits on a bench he often spent time on between the Boulevard Park and Taylor Dock boardwalks in Bellingham, Washington. (Photo courtesy of Bellingham Police Department)

Marysville man accused of killing ‘kind, gentle’ homeless Bellingham man

After a nine-month investigation, police arrested Elijah Belmont Wednesday in the death of Henry King in Boulevard Park.

Henry King sits on a bench he often spent time on between the Boulevard Park and Taylor Dock boardwalks in Bellingham, Washington. (Photo courtesy of Bellingham Police Department)
A Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue first responder paddles to shore with a man and his dog from a portion of Al Borlin Park where they were stranded with three other people on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Stillaguamish River flood breaks record after 6 inches of rain

The Stilly far exceeded its forecasted level in Arlington, putting residents downstream on alert. And more flooding is in store on the Snohomish.

A Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue first responder paddles to shore with a man and his dog from a portion of Al Borlin Park where they were stranded with three other people on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Large logs flow quickly down the Snohomish River as the river reaches minor flood stage a hair over 25 feet following an overnight storm Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Latest forecast: Snohomish County could see ‘moderate to major flooding’

Meteorologists predict rainfall could reach up to 4 inches through Tuesday, with the Snohomish River in danger of cresting.

Large logs flow quickly down the Snohomish River as the river reaches minor flood stage a hair over 25 feet following an overnight storm Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Edmonds

Man sentenced for racist threats to Edmonds animal control officer

Sean Wagner spewed slurs at an officer who seized his dogs. He was sentenced to jail for a hate crime.

Edmonds
A suspected gas explosion on Wednesday destroyed a house in the 19700 block of 25TH DR SE in Bothell, Washington. (Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue)

Gas explosion destroys freshly sold Bothell house; no injuries

The vacant home, purchased days earlier, blew up Wednesday on 25th Drive SE, throwing a garage door across the street.

A suspected gas explosion on Wednesday destroyed a house in the 19700 block of 25TH DR SE in Bothell, Washington. (Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue)
The Snohomish County Superior Courthouse is pictured on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish man gets 2 years for fatally shooting father during argument

James Johnston was convicted of second-degree manslaughter for firing a gunshot that killed his father.

The Snohomish County Superior Courthouse is pictured on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The deteriorating panther sign outside of Snohomish High School on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish School District pays $25K to woman over alleged rape in ’80s

The woman claimed a teacher locked her and a boy in a room, and he assaulted her. Her lawyer tried to withdraw amid legal snags.

The deteriorating panther sign outside of Snohomish High School on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
John Curran, right, stands during his sentencing for third-degree child rape at the Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Murder suspect sentenced for child sex abuse charges in Everett

John Curran sexually abused a teen girl. Then in September, while out of custody, he was arrested in the killing of his girlfriend.

John Curran, right, stands during his sentencing for third-degree child rape at the Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)