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King County Correctional Facility (Bellevue Reporter, file)

Everett sex abuse suspect accused of girlfriend’s murder in Seattle

John Curran had been out of custody until police arrested him Tuesday for investigation of second-degree murder.

King County Correctional Facility (Bellevue Reporter, file)
Vijayanarayana Dharman appears in court for sentencing Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Mill Creek man gets 18 years for killing wife, blaming depression

After losing his parents in India and being fired from his job, Vijayanarayana Dharman stabbed his wife to death.

Vijayanarayana Dharman appears in court for sentencing Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Marysville Municipal Jail is pictured Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Marysville adopts mandatory sentences for repeated ‘public disorder’

A minimum of 30 days in jail must be given to defendants convicted of three “public disorder” crimes in five years.

The Marysville Municipal Jail is pictured Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Snohomish County Superior Courthouse is pictured on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish County deputy prosecutor arrested on suspicion of DUI

Elliot Thomsen was previously suspended from work two years ago for withholding evidence in a drug trial.

The Snohomish County Superior Courthouse is pictured on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Before fatal pursuit crash, Everett woman accused of speeding at police

Marysville police were responding to reports of vehicle prowling. The woman drove away and crashed into trees.

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Percy Levy, who served 17 years for drug-related crimes, outside his new business Redemption Auto along Highway 99 on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

In wake of ‘Blake,’ 1,500 drug convictions scrubbed in Snohomish County

After Washington’s Supreme Court shot down felony drug possession, it created a domino effect in 200,000 cases statewide.

Percy Levy, who served 17 years for drug-related crimes, outside his new business Redemption Auto along Highway 99 on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Antonial Monroe, left, alongside defense attorney Donald Wackerman, center, looks over at prosecuting attorney Matt Hunter as Hunter addresses the court during Monroe's sentencing hearing Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lynnwood man gets life in prison for shooting man, paralyzing him

Antonial Monroe shot a man in the back because he thought he stole drugs from him, according to prosecutors.

Antonial Monroe, left, alongside defense attorney Donald Wackerman, center, looks over at prosecuting attorney Matt Hunter as Hunter addresses the court during Monroe's sentencing hearing Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington

Man charged with dealing fentanyl pills that led to Arlington overdose

Prosecutors charged Robin Clariday with controlled substance homicide. He allegedly handed Bradley Herron the pills outside a hotel.

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Witnesses contradict gunman’s account of killing Monroe prison officer

Dylan Picard, 22, was driving on South Machias Road when Dan Spaeth approached his car to slow it down to avoid hitting a deer.

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Sultan’s new police chief has 22 years in law enforcement

Craig Hess was sworn in Sep. 14. The Long Island-born cop was a first-responder on 9/11. He also served as Gold Bar police chief.

Craig Hess (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)
The Federal Detention Center where Blanca Orantes-Lopez is held some 3,000 miles away from her child is seen behind a fence as a jet flies overhead Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in SeaTac, Wash. The woman from El Salvador sits in the federal prison south of Seattle, having reported to immigration authorities after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in Texas. Her son, Abel Alexander, is in the government's custody at a children's home in Kingston, New York. She has no idea when she might see her child, one of about 2,000 children President Donald Trump's administration has taken from their parents as it cracks down on illegal immigration. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

‘Italian Stallion,’ of Snohomish, sentenced for trying to kill witness

In 2020, Michael John Scott sold fentanyl pills to an undercover FBI agent. Then he tried to hire a hitman to kill the “informant.”

The Federal Detention Center where Blanca Orantes-Lopez is held some 3,000 miles away from her child is seen behind a fence as a jet flies overhead Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in SeaTac, Wash. The woman from El Salvador sits in the federal prison south of Seattle, having reported to immigration authorities after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in Texas. Her son, Abel Alexander, is in the government's custody at a children's home in Kingston, New York. She has no idea when she might see her child, one of about 2,000 children President Donald Trump's administration has taken from their parents as it cracks down on illegal immigration. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Jamel Alexander, center, listens as a Snohomish County jury records their verdict of guilty, in the murder of Shawna Brune, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  Alexander was convicted in the first degree murder of Brune. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Appeals court orders new trial in Everett woman’s stomping death

Appellate judges ruled that additional evidence should have been admitted in Jamel Alexander’s trial for the murder of Shawna Brune.

Jamel Alexander, center, listens as a Snohomish County jury records their verdict of guilty, in the murder of Shawna Brune, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  Alexander was convicted in the first degree murder of Brune. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A person walks in the rain at the Port of Everett in Everett, Washington on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

First heavy rain event predicted Sunday night for Snohomish County

Starting Sunday evening, 1 to 1½ inches of rain is expected in western Washington. It marks the end of fire season, meteorologists said.

A person walks in the rain at the Port of Everett in Everett, Washington on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
An example of the Malicious Women Co. products (left) vs. the Malicious Mermaid's products (right). (U.S. District Court in Florida)

Judge: Cheeky candle copycat must pay Snohomish company over $800K

The owner of the Malicious Women Co. doesn’t expect to receive any money from the Malicious Mermaid, a Florida-based copycat.

An example of the Malicious Women Co. products (left) vs. the Malicious Mermaid's products (right). (U.S. District Court in Florida)
The Everett Station District Alliance says the area is ripe for redevelopment. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Police: Man broke into, damaged Sounder train car in Everett

Police reported the man sprayed fire extinguisher dust inside the car and smashed windows, causing over $9,000 in damage.

The Everett Station District Alliance says the area is ripe for redevelopment. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
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Edmonds police search for man suspected of domestic violence

Schools near 203rd Street SW and 76th Avenue W were locked down as a precaution.

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Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue respond to a multi-unit structure fire in the early morning of Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Photo provided by Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue)

Residents jump out of windows to escape Lake Stevens apartment fire

Eight apartments were damaged in the Wednesday morning fire in the 1600 block of 127th Avenue NE in Lake Stevens, officials said.

Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue respond to a multi-unit structure fire in the early morning of Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Photo provided by Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue)
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Police: Man acknowledged shooting Monroe prison officer in Snohomish

Dylan Picard, 22, was driving on South Machias Road when the off-duty officer approached his car and Pickard fired one shot, he told detectives.

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Everett police have made an arrest in a Saturday shooting at Player's Sports Bar & Grill. (Everett Police Department)

Everett bar shooting suspect sentenced to 3 years

After video footage showed two people shooting at each other, Francisco Cuahutemoc Vazquez pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Everett police have made an arrest in a Saturday shooting at Player's Sports Bar & Grill. (Everett Police Department)
Snohomish County Superior Courthouse in Everett, Washington on February 8, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Appeals court orders new trial in Mill Creek sexual assault case

The court ruled a biased juror sat on Nathan Smith’s trial, reversing his conviction for sexually abusing a child.

Snohomish County Superior Courthouse in Everett, Washington on February 8, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)