Zachariah Bryan

A resident reported finding a dead Asian giant hornet near Marysville on June 4. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Dead ‘murder hornet’ found in Marysville, a first for county

It could be from a previous season, scientists say, because males don’t typically emerge this early.

 

Snohomish roofing company fined $1.2M for safety violations

State inspectors noted a dozen “willful serious violations.” Allways Roofing says it will appeal.

 

Shawn Edge, left, Robert Guss, center, Robert Lee McCracken, right, try to locate on a cellphone where Shawn Edge and Charlie Cortez fell in the water on Friday, May 28, 2021 in Possession Sound, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Six months, and still no sign of Tulalip officer who drowned

Other officers and volunteers won’t stop searching for Charlie Cortez until they can bring closure for his family.

 

Bruce Kimball navigates his way across one of two river crossings he has to make to connect to Index-Galena Road to reach his cabin on Sunday, May 9, 2021 in Index, Wash.

Wilderness awaits beyond the washout on Index-Galena Road

After 15 years, construction has begun, restoring connection to the Wild Sky and Blanca Lake.

Bruce Kimball navigates his way across one of two river crossings he has to make to connect to Index-Galena Road to reach his cabin on Sunday, May 9, 2021 in Index, Wash.
A kayaker paddles through rapids on the Sultan River on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Sultan, Wash.

3 times a year, kayakers challenge the Sultan River’s froth

When water is released from Culmback Dam, experienced paddlers descend on one of the area’s most unique runs.

A kayaker paddles through rapids on the Sultan River on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Sultan, Wash.
One of three bobcats, that were orphaned, looks back after leaving its crate and heads back into the wild on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Acme, Washington.  The bobcats were cared for the past year at the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Orphaned bobcats get a second chance at life in the wild

The trio was brought to PAWS in Lynnwood, where they grew and learned to hunt. Then they were freed.

One of three bobcats, that were orphaned, looks back after leaving its crate and heads back into the wild on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Acme, Washington.  The bobcats were cared for the past year at the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Charlie Cortez (Photo courtesy of Tulalip Tribes)

Family reviving search for Tulalip officer missing at sea

Charlie Cortez is presumed drowned. Very low tides during the day bring a new opportunity to find him.

Charlie Cortez (Photo courtesy of Tulalip Tribes)
Police block a road while responding to a fatal shooting in Lake Stevens Monday morning. (Dakota Bair)

1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting at Lake Stevens apartment

Passersby heard a scream, then gunshots, coming from an apartment complex on Main Street.

Police block a road while responding to a fatal shooting in Lake Stevens Monday morning. (Dakota Bair)
Zachary Madding, 28, right, is accused of holding down his girlfriend at a Mukilteo motel, to force Xanax down her throat and fentanyl into her nose. Police arrested him for investigation of attempted murder. (Caleb Hutton/The Herald)

‘Dark web’ heroin dealer from Mill Creek sentenced to 5 years

Zachary Madding eluded authorities until police found evidence in the hotel room where he attacked his ex-girlfriend.

Zachary Madding, 28, right, is accused of holding down his girlfriend at a Mukilteo motel, to force Xanax down her throat and fentanyl into her nose. Police arrested him for investigation of attempted murder. (Caleb Hutton/The Herald)
Snohomish County PUD building in Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

PUD seeks volunteers to change energy habits — and save money

The new FlexEnergy program will help customers redirect their use of electricity to off-peak hours.

Snohomish County PUD building in Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
Police officers and fire crews respond to a rescue mission in Mukilteo. (Mukilteo Fire Department)

Mom grateful after a lucky rescue in Mukilteo

Police and fire crews helped a mother in distress, retrieving her 11 ducklings from a stormwater drain.

Police officers and fire crews respond to a rescue mission in Mukilteo. (Mukilteo Fire Department)

Man faces many charges in 80-mile, 110-mph, wrong-way chase

The state patrol suspects he was on drugs when he was arrested in Marysville. A toxicology test was pending.

An Edmonds man suspected of sexually assaulting two boys was arrested Sunday on a boat near the Florida coast. (Edmonds Police Department)

Edmonds man wanted for child rape arrested off Florida coast

He was preparing to flee the country on a boat, possibly to the Caribbean, police said.

An Edmonds man suspected of sexually assaulting two boys was arrested Sunday on a boat near the Florida coast. (Edmonds Police Department)
A log shows the depth of creosote penetration while Department of Natural Resources crews remove ropes from logs removed from Elger Bay, via helicopter, on Monday, May 10, 2021 in Camano Island, Washington. The logs were then shipped to a landfill. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Goodbye, creosote: Cleanup underway at Elger Bay salt marsh

The toxic wood preservative was once ubiquitous in Washington. On Camano, it threatens salmon.

A log shows the depth of creosote penetration while Department of Natural Resources crews remove ropes from logs removed from Elger Bay, via helicopter, on Monday, May 10, 2021 in Camano Island, Washington. The logs were then shipped to a landfill. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Prosecutor suspended for evidence errors in drug ring trial

Charges called a man the ‘Big Boss’ of a Mexican narcotics pipeline to Snohomish County. Then the case fell apart.

Deguialin Valdez (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Suspect arrested in Mountlake Terrace apartment shooting

Two men were seriously injured by gunfire. Deguialin Valdez is charged with four counts of assault.

Deguialin Valdez (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Charges: Driver was drunk when he hit, killed 73-year-old man

Richard DeFrancesco was on a walk with a friend last year near Lowell Park when he was struck by a car.

Elmer Nash at his plea hearing for first degree murder at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arrested: Arsonist in fatal 1987 fire who skipped sentencing

Elmer Nash pleaded guilty to the death of Everett firefighter Gary Parks, but didn’t show up to his sentencing.

Elmer Nash at his plea hearing for first degree murder at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington police arrest robber accused of three armed heists

The 27-year-old man is under investigation for robbing a gas station, a hotel and a Little Caesars Pizza.

Mill Creek man sentenced for near-drowning of ex-girlfriend

William Pool III was first charged with attempted murder. He pleaded guilty to second-degree assault.