Carlo Ponte (Rebecca Ponte) 20210729

‘Endangered’ Marysville toddler missing for almost 3 weeks

Jorge Ponte picked up his son for a scheduled visit July 10. Then they disappeared.

Carlo Ponte (Rebecca Ponte) 20210729

Parts of Snohomish County under weekend heat advisory

Monroe and areas of the county near the Cascades were expected to see highs in the 90s.

Marysville man wins $100,000 in military vaccine lottery

Carmen S., who served in the Vietnam War, claimed his $100,000 cash prize this week.

2 men get prison time for stabbing stranger at Everett motel

The pair both pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the stabbing in 2019.

Nate Nehring (left), Nicole Ng-A-Qui (center), Richard Yust.

Nehring faces two Democrats in County Council primary

Nicole Ng-A-Qui and Richard Yust are running to unseat the Republican, who joined the council in 2017.

Nate Nehring (left), Nicole Ng-A-Qui (center), Richard Yust.
Detective Dave Bilyeu of the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office leaves the grave site of a John Doe near Mill Creek on July 20, 2021. The remains were found in September 2020, by a homeless man living in the greenbelt.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Who Am I? Mill Creek mystery man was buried in shallow grave

A man digging a hole for trash uncovered his bones in 2020. Detectives need help to find his name — and his killer.

Detective Dave Bilyeu of the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office leaves the grave site of a John Doe near Mill Creek on July 20, 2021. The remains were found in September 2020, by a homeless man living in the greenbelt.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Tirhas Tesfatsion (GoFundMe) 20210727

State AG says it can’t investigate Lynnwood Jail death

Tirhas Tesfatsion’s family pushed Lynnwood leaders for an independent inquiry. Her death was ruled a suicide.

Tirhas Tesfatsion (GoFundMe) 20210727
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee looks down at a stack of bills to be signed into law, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The measures included a bill that prohibits openly carrying guns and other weapons at the state Capitol and protests statewide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Governor asks everyone to mask up in crowded indoor spaces

Cases are rising as the delta variant takes root. Vaccines, experts say, are the best protection.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee looks down at a stack of bills to be signed into law, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The measures included a bill that prohibits openly carrying guns and other weapons at the state Capitol and protests statewide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Terry Boese, owner of Wicked Teuton Brewing Company, says he wishes his beard was longer so he could dress up as a wizard for a Harry Potter trivia night happening later this month. The brewer and the library are teaming up to offer two Booktoberfest trivia events, starting Thursday. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor’s big-bearded Wicked Teuton brewer killed in crash

Terry Boese, a self-proclaimed “proud zymurgist,” was well-known in the North Whidbey beer scene.

Terry Boese, owner of Wicked Teuton Brewing Company, says he wishes his beard was longer so he could dress up as a wizard for a Harry Potter trivia night happening later this month. The brewer and the library are teaming up to offer two Booktoberfest trivia events, starting Thursday. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times
Nevaeh Smith (left), niece of murder victim Michael Smith, and Shuston Smith, Michael Smith's sister, embrace at the sentencing of Jesse Engerseth Tuesday afternoon at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse on July 27, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington man gets 12¼ years for murder by car

Jesse Engerseth, 24, crashed into Michael Smith, 32, killing him. Smith was survived by two sons and a pregnant partner.

Nevaeh Smith (left), niece of murder victim Michael Smith, and Shuston Smith, Michael Smith's sister, embrace at the sentencing of Jesse Engerseth Tuesday afternoon at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse on July 27, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Family, friends and supporters gather in the quest for answers in the death of Tirhas Tesfatsion on July 13 during a protest rally Monday afternoon at the Lynnwood City Hall on July 26, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lynnwood council agrees to ask AG to investigate jail death

At a rally Monday evening, Tirhas Tesfatsion’s family called for answers in her July 13 death.

Family, friends and supporters gather in the quest for answers in the death of Tirhas Tesfatsion on July 13 during a protest rally Monday afternoon at the Lynnwood City Hall on July 26, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
L-R: Vanessa Edwards, Wade Rinehardt, Jim Ross, Clarence Shaw.

Marysville School Board candidates focused on transparency

Four candidates are vying for the highly contested District Director 4 seat.

L-R: Vanessa Edwards, Wade Rinehardt, Jim Ross, Clarence Shaw.
The growing business district along 172nd Street NE in Arlington, looking west toward I-5. At lower left is the construction site of the new Amazon fulfillment center. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald)

Marysville-Arlington road improvements won’t happen at once

Traffic improvement projects near the Cascade Industrial Center will take shape over the next decade.

The growing business district along 172nd Street NE in Arlington, looking west toward I-5. At lower left is the construction site of the new Amazon fulfillment center. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald)

Mountlake Terrace man identified in motorcycle fatality

Edward Shephard, 64, was the only driver involved in the crash in Snohomish on Sunday.

2 men who died in Skykomish River are identified

Christopher Fox, 54, and Tad Henry, 56, were believed to be camping before they went tubing.

Yes, tsunamis can happen here: County gets 3 warning sirens

The waves would likely be triggered by earthquakes. Sirens will help alert people who are outside.

Officials in Pierce, Snohomish, King, Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, San Juan and Grays Harbor counties are recommending mask-wearing in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccine status. (Chuck Taylor / Herald file)

Snohomish, other Washington counties recommend masks indoors

A surge in COVID-19 cases triggered the statement by health officials throughout the state.

Officials in Pierce, Snohomish, King, Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, San Juan and Grays Harbor counties are recommending mask-wearing in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccine status. (Chuck Taylor / Herald file)
Joseph Lindell, left, Nathaniel Lindell, 19 and Jason Guzman, 18, next to one of Nathaniel's Bigfoot cutout on Friday, July 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bigfoot sighting: Not in the woods, near the Everett Safeway

Here’s the story behind the Beverly Lane display of Sasquatch, flowers and flags.

Joseph Lindell, left, Nathaniel Lindell, 19 and Jason Guzman, 18, next to one of Nathaniel's Bigfoot cutout on Friday, July 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
L-R: Steve Dana, Karen Guzak, Tabitha Baty.

Big difference in contests for two Snohomish council seats

Incumbent Dana faces ex-council colleague Guzak and activist Baty as 3 first-timers vie for other seat

L-R: Steve Dana, Karen Guzak, Tabitha Baty.
L-R: John Kartak, Linda Redmon, Sam King.

Council prez, Army vet look to unseat Snohomish Mayor Kartak

The incumbent and his challengers have different goals for the city of about 10,100 people.

L-R: John Kartak, Linda Redmon, Sam King.