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Pilot found dead near Snoqualmie Pass after Arlington flight

Jerry Riedinger’s wife reported he never made it to his destination Sunday evening. Wreckage of his plane was found Monday afternoon.

 

YMCA swim instructor Olivia Beatty smiles as Claire Lawson, 4, successfully swims on her own to the wall during Swim-a-palooza, a free swim lesson session, at Mill Creek Family YMCA on Saturday, May 18, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Splish splash! YMCA hosts free swim lessons around Snohomish County

The Y is building a “whole community” of water safety. On Saturday, kids got to dip their toes in the water as the first step on that journey.

 

Two people fight on the side of I-5 neat Marysville. (Photo provided by WSDOT)

Video: Man charged at trooper, shouting ‘Who’s the boss?’ before shooting

The deadly shooting shut down northbound I-5 near Everett for hours. Neither the trooper nor the deceased had been identified as of Friday.

 

Family and friends of Liliya Guyvoronsky send up white balloons at a vigil held outside her home on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 in Seattle, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Vigil honors woman, 20, allegedly killed by Bothell ex-council member

Dozens gathered in a south Seattle neighborhood to honor Liliya Guyvoronsky. “She was my twin flame,” a friend said.

Family and friends of Liliya Guyvoronsky send up white balloons at a vigil held outside her home on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 in Seattle, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sisters Anika Yechuri, 21, and Nithika Yechuri, 18, perform during the Desi Dance event at Everett Community College on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

EvCC celebrates ‘a sense of belonging’ at first Desi Dazzle event

Dozens of people gathered for dancing, cuisine and more on a sunny afternoon to celebrate South Asian heritage in Everett.

Sisters Anika Yechuri, 21, and Nithika Yechuri, 18, perform during the Desi Dance event at Everett Community College on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Police respond to a wrong way crash Thursday night on Highway 525 in Lynnwood after a police chase. (Photo provided by Washington State Department of Transportation)

Charges: Man ‘snapped,’ kidnapped woman before fatal crash on Highway 525

Robert Rowland, 37, became violent when he learned his partner was going into treatment for substance abuse, according to new charges.

Police respond to a wrong way crash Thursday night on Highway 525 in Lynnwood after a police chase. (Photo provided by Washington State Department of Transportation)
Retired Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Anita Farris smiles as she speaks to a large crowd during the swearing-in of her replacement on the bench, Judge Whitney M. Rivera, on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

One of state’s most senior judges retires from Snohomish County bench

“When I was interviewed, it was like, ‘Do you think you can work up here with all the men?’” Judge Anita Farris recalled.

Retired Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Anita Farris smiles as she speaks to a large crowd during the swearing-in of her replacement on the bench, Judge Whitney M. Rivera, on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Monroe Correctional Complex on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Trans inmate says Monroe prison staff retaliated over safety concerns

Jennifer Jaylee, 48, claims after she reported her fears, she was falsely accused of a crime, then transferred to Eastern Washington.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish County Courthouse. (Herald file)

Everett substitute judge faces discipline for forged ‘joke’ document

David Ruzumna, a judge pro tem, said it was part of a running gag with a parking attendant. The Commission on Judicial Conduct wasn’t laughing.

Snohomish County Courthouse. (Herald file)
Everett officer Curtis Bafus answers an elderly woman’s phone. (Screen shot from @dawid.outdoor's TikTok video)

Everett officer catches phone scammer in the act, goes viral on TikTok

Everett Police Chief John DeRousse said it was unclear when the video with 1.5 million views was taken, saying it could be “years old.”

Everett officer Curtis Bafus answers an elderly woman’s phone. (Screen shot from @dawid.outdoor's TikTok video)
(Photo provided by Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, Federal Way Mirror)

Everett officer alleges sexual harassment at state police academy

In a second lawsuit since October, a former cadet alleges her instructor sexually touched her during instruction.

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James McNeal. Courtesy photo

Ex-Bothell council member arrested for investigation of killing woman

James McNeal, 58, served eight years on the Bothell City Council. On Tuesday, he was arrested for investigation of murdering a 20-year-old woman.

James McNeal. Courtesy photo
FILE - In this file photo taken April 11, 2017, a security officer stands on steps at the entrance to Western State Hospital, in Lakewood, Wash. When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services conducted a surprise inspection at Western State Hospital in May 2018, they found so many glaring health and safety violations that they stripped the facility of its certification and cut its federal funding. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Suspect in Marysville teen’s killing still not competent to stand trial

In 2002, Todd Brodahl was accused of beating Brady Sheary to death. After a brief release from Western State Hospital, he was readmitted this year.

FILE - In this file photo taken April 11, 2017, a security officer stands on steps at the entrance to Western State Hospital, in Lakewood, Wash. When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services conducted a surprise inspection at Western State Hospital in May 2018, they found so many glaring health and safety violations that they stripped the facility of its certification and cut its federal funding. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Detectives investigate a shooting that occurred in the 9800 block of 18th Ave W on Friday April 26 in Everett. (Photo provided by the Everett Police Department)

Bail set at $1M for Everett man in shootout that left brother injured

The suspect, 26, had been threatening to shoot a former friend before opening fire at an Everett duplex, police wrote.

Detectives investigate a shooting that occurred in the 9800 block of 18th Ave W on Friday April 26 in Everett. (Photo provided by the Everett Police Department)
The Seattle courthouse of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. (Zachariah Bryan / The Herald) 20190204

Mukilteo bookkeeper sentenced to federal prison for fraud scheme

Jodi Hamrick helped carry out a scheme to steal funds from her employer to pay for vacations, Nordstrom bills and more.

The Seattle courthouse of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. (Zachariah Bryan / The Herald) 20190204
Everett

Everett baby dies amid string of child fentanyl overdoses

Firefighters have responded to three incidents of children under 2 who were exposed to fentanyl this week. Police were investigating.

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Oso man gets 1 year of probation for killing abusive father

Prosecutors and defense agreed on zero days in jail, citing documented abuse Garner Melum suffered at his father’s hands.

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Judge Whitney Rivera, who begins her appointment to Snohomish County Superior Court in May, stands in the Edmonds Municipal Court on Thursday, April 18, 2024, in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Judge thought her clerk ‘needed more challenge’; now, she’s her successor

Whitney Rivera will be the first judge of Pacific Islander descent to serve on the Snohomish County Superior Court bench.

Judge Whitney Rivera, who begins her appointment to Snohomish County Superior Court in May, stands in the Edmonds Municipal Court on Thursday, April 18, 2024, in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Bothell

Man gets 75 years for terrorizing exes in Bothell, Mukilteo

In 2021, Joseph Sims broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Bothell and assaulted her. He went on a crime spree from there.

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Janet Garcia walks into the courtroom for her arraignment at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, April 22, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett mother pleads not guilty in stabbing death of Ariel Garcia, 4

Janet Garcia, 27, appeared in court Monday unrestrained, in civilian clothes. A judge reduced her bail to $3 million.

Janet Garcia walks into the courtroom for her arraignment at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, April 22, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)