Zachariah Bryan

Father who fled state with 3 sons arrested in New Mexico

Richard Burke reportedly didn’t trust masks or vaccines. He was charged with custodial interference.

Two people, including a 7-year-old girl, died in this house fire near Mukilteo on Thursday. (South County Fire) 20210415

Girl, 7, and her father die in house fire near Mukilteo

The house was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived. The cause was under investigation.

Two people, including a 7-year-old girl, died in this house fire near Mukilteo on Thursday. (South County Fire) 20210415
Richard John Burke

Charges: Citing COVID conspiracies, man fled with his 3 sons

Richard Burke left the state. “The Burke boys will be living on our own,” he wrote his ex-wife. He is now in custody.

Richard John Burke
Jesse L. Hartman (Everett Police Department)

Fatal shooting suspect on the run, his whereabouts unknown

Jesse Hartman allegedly shot a man during a chase in Everett. Police are asking for help in finding him.

Jesse L. Hartman (Everett Police Department)

Charges: Man ‘essentially executed’ stranger on bus in Everett

Alejandro Meza allegedly shot a man twice, killing him, during an argument about drug use on a bus.

JJ Frank, alongside his wife Patrice Frank, speaks out against racist death threats at Comeford Park in Marysville on April 3, 2021. (Zachariah Bryan / The Herald)

‘Enough is enough,’ Marysville father says of racist threats

JJ Frank demanded death threats in the Marysville School District be taken more seriously.

JJ Frank, alongside his wife Patrice Frank, speaks out against racist death threats at Comeford Park in Marysville on April 3, 2021. (Zachariah Bryan / The Herald)

No jail for woman who stole from comatose mom in Mill Creek

Instead, Jaclyn Singleton will serve 240 hours of community service, and pay $63,000 in restitution.

Absorbents placed to contain oil in the stormwater pond outside Achilles USA, July 2018. (Washington State Department of Ecology)

Everett manufacturer settles oil spill fines for $222,000

Six geese, a snake and blue herons were covered in oil at a retention pond outside Achilles USA.

Absorbents placed to contain oil in the stormwater pond outside Achilles USA, July 2018. (Washington State Department of Ecology)
Roderick Muchikekwanape is on the run after escaping a Canadian prison. He's convicted of murder and sexual assault. (U.S. Marshals Service)

Authorities still searching for convicted murderer, escapee

Roderick Muchikekwanape escaped a Canadian prison in October. He was last seen taking a bus to Everett.

Roderick Muchikekwanape is on the run after escaping a Canadian prison. He's convicted of murder and sexual assault. (U.S. Marshals Service)
The men are suspected of robbing Green Theory in Bellevue on Sept. 18, 2020. (Bellevue Reporter, file)

A year and 29 search warrants later, a suspect is arrested

A sheriff’s investigation of pot shop robberies underscores the importance of patience and technology.

The men are suspected of robbing Green Theory in Bellevue on Sept. 18, 2020. (Bellevue Reporter, file)

Chaotic, wrong-way, 100 mph I-5 chase ends with no injuries

The lengthy pursuit went from Arlington to Everett to Lynnwood. Sparks flew as the suspect drove on shredded tires.

Drug possession is illegal again, so far only in Marysville

After the state Supreme Court ruled a state statute unconstitutional, Marysville made its own law.

K-9 Ronin in 2015. (Snohomish County K9 Facebook)

County pays $104K to settle lawsuits against sheriff’s office

The two lawsuits involved a man who was bit by a police dog and a man who was hit by a patrol car.

K-9 Ronin in 2015. (Snohomish County K9 Facebook)
A screenshot of a Washington State Bar Association letter responding to a grievance filed against lawyer Michelle L. Rutherford.

Excoriated by judge, prosecutor not punished by boss or bar

Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell disagreed with a judge’s 214-page critique of his employee.

A screenshot of a Washington State Bar Association letter responding to a grievance filed against lawyer Michelle L. Rutherford.
Everett mothers Heather Patackas, left, and Kimberly Mehlhoff got together with others to clean up graffiti at the newly opened Forest Park playground on Friday. (Photo courtesy of Laura Boucock)

Forest Park playground vandalized, then these moms got mad

A small group of mothers acted fast to clean up the graffiti — possibily the act of some bored teens.

Everett mothers Heather Patackas, left, and Kimberly Mehlhoff got together with others to clean up graffiti at the newly opened Forest Park playground on Friday. (Photo courtesy of Laura Boucock)

Charges: Parking dispute led to fatal stabbing at Fred Meyer

Greg J. McKnight, of Lynnwood, died at the hospital. A woman from Chicago has been charged with murder.

Charges: Man shot in head at Everett bus stop over meth pipe

He had surgery for a brain bleed and survived. The suspect was charged with first-degree assault.

Everett man accused of spying on students was longtime coach

Patrick Kunz, suspected of voyeurism, volunteered at Leading Edge Gymnastics Academy for five years.

Everett fire inspector caught in fraud, forced to resign

Chad Harris was a holdover from a Fire Marshal’s Office where inspectors were rumored to take midday naps. Then he got new bosses.

Volunteer gymnastics coach in Everett suspected of voyeurism

Two hidden cellphones have been found at a gymnastics academy. The most recent discovery led to an arrest.