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Killer, convicted at 17, seeks to shorten his sentence

Brandon Dale Backstrom was 17 when he headed off to prison to begin serving what was supposed to be a life sentence for… Continue reading

Suspect in murder of Everett woman has killed before

The Everett man suspected of killing a woman found near Pigeon Creek last week is a confessed murderer with at least two other… Continue reading

Woman who accused others pleads not guilty in stabbing death

An Everett woman denied responsibility Monday for a murder detectives say she has tried to pin on others. Tammie Jo Peterson, 54, was… Continue reading

Woman who blamed innocent man for murder charged in same case

A woman whose lies about witnessing a May murder led to an innocent man’s arrest is now charged with the killing after detectives… Continue reading

Ex-teacher sentenced for arranging to meet teen for sex

A former middle school teacher wept and repeatedly rocked from side to side Thursday as he stood before a Snohomish County Superior Court… Continue reading

Woman with apparent mental illness charged with harassment

She came out of her apartment with a 9-inch kitchen knife and mouth full of hateful words. She allegedly confronted the Latino man… Continue reading

Prosecutors say meth was detected in driver in fatal crash

A Feb. 3 crash along I-5 that took the lives of two girls and seriously injured two other children apparently was fueled by… Continue reading

Effort to challenge shootout conviction, sentence rebuffed

The assault-style rifle Hans Hansen used in 2014 to shoot up police stations in two cities and to seriously injure a Marysville police… Continue reading

Angry client goes ballistic, trashes social services office

A homeless man is facing a possible felony charge for allegedly tearing up a north Everett office this week after receiving some unwelcome… Continue reading

Everett rebuts OxyContin maker’s call to have suit dismissed

The city of Everett is firing back at the maker of the prescription pain medication OxyContin, arguing that the drug company is trying… Continue reading

Fired associate: Chief medical examiner’s flaws are a ‘danger’

After nearly two years with little public hint of turmoil, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office is again facing a legal dustup. The… Continue reading

Career criminal sent away for felony convictions 18, 19 and 20

During his three-decade criminal career, Tommy Gibler has had plenty of practice standing in front of judges and promising to make big changes.… Continue reading

Man facing felony charge for alleged role in drug deal

A Bothell man now is facing a felony charge for his alleged role in a March 13 drug deal that ended in fatal… Continue reading

Lynnwood man sentenced for vehicular homicide

A Lynnwood man, in trouble with the law on and off since he was 12, was sentenced to 3½ years in prison Monday… Continue reading

Convicted murderer loses bid to have high court hear case

The man convicted of fatally stabbing Patti Berry in a 1995 ambush attack failed this week to convince the state Supreme Court to… Continue reading

Trial rescheduled for man charged in slaying of Oso couple

The man charged with murdering an Oso couple just over a year ago now likely won’t stand trial until sometime in 2018. John… Continue reading

Mother held in alleged assault on 4-month-old child

A woman was jailed Wednesday over accusations that she seriously injured her 4-month-old child by allegedly punching the baby multiple times in the… Continue reading

Orca fare card leads Lynnwood police to bank-robbery suspect

Surveillance video and a Lynnwood police detective’s hunt for a man who added money to an Orca transit card led to the arrest… Continue reading

Judge declines to exclude former teacher from shootings suit

A former teacher’s evolving story about being warned in time to stop the deadly 2014 shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School will continue… Continue reading

Everett considering dress code for espresso stand workers

The days may be numbered for bikini baristas who make their living serving up sex along with coffee. The city of Everett is… Continue reading