Lake Stevens

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)
A driver in a Tesla reportedly on "autopilot" allegedly crashed into a Snohomish County Sheriff's Office patrol SUV that was parked on the roadside Saturday in Lake Stevens. There were no injuries. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)

Tesla on ‘autopilot’ crashes into sheriff deputy’s parked SUV

The deputy had just parked and exited the SUV while responding to an unrelated collision in Lake Stevens.

A driver in a Tesla reportedly on "autopilot" allegedly crashed into a Snohomish County Sheriff's Office patrol SUV that was parked on the roadside Saturday in Lake Stevens. There were no injuries. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)
Crews contracted by the Washington State Department of Transportation for pavement work on the U.S. 2 bridge over the Pilchuck River are set to close one lane this weekend to replace and install expansion joints. (WSDOT)

U.S. 2 Pilchuck River bridge closure and work delayed

The Pilchuck River bridge east of Highway 9 was set to close to one lane this weekend.

Crews contracted by the Washington State Department of Transportation for pavement work on the U.S. 2 bridge over the Pilchuck River are set to close one lane this weekend to replace and install expansion joints. (WSDOT)
Josh Otusanya, 27, former Lake Stevens high soccer star turned comedian, has 4.6 million followers on TikTok for his inspirational videos from his family's home. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A funny local TikToker with 5M followers offers life hacks

Josh Otusanya, a Lake Stevens soccer star turned New York comedian, reinvented himself in his family’s basement.

Josh Otusanya, 27, former Lake Stevens high soccer star turned comedian, has 4.6 million followers on TikTok for his inspirational videos from his family's home. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Georgie Gutenberg

Update: Missing Lake Stevens woman found

Georgie Gutenberg, 49, was last seen April 27 and was believed to be driving a Jeep Wrangler.

Georgie Gutenberg
Matt Reed (left) with his mother-in-law, Karen Alvin, remembers the day Meredith Reed died leaving behind baby Dylan, born two months premature. Meredith died of an embolism in her lungs just after Dylan was delivered by C-section April 15.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A tragic loss, a fragile new life, a mother never forgotten

Meredith Reed died of a blood clot in her lung the day her son Dylan was born three months early.

Matt Reed (left) with his mother-in-law, Karen Alvin, remembers the day Meredith Reed died leaving behind baby Dylan, born two months premature. Meredith died of an embolism in her lungs just after Dylan was delivered by C-section April 15.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Mae Tomita (left) celebrates with Richard Steele after picking up a spare in the first frame Wednesday afternoon at Strawberry Lanes in Marysville on May 5, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Plenty of spares, strikes on Lake Stevens woman’s 100th birthday

Mae Tomita bowls by muscle memory. She can’t see how many pins are left standing. Often, it’s zero.

Mae Tomita (left) celebrates with Richard Steele after picking up a spare in the first frame Wednesday afternoon at Strawberry Lanes in Marysville on May 5, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A view of the eastern lakeshore of the Lake Stevens that includes lakeshore and UGA that is a part of the city's annexation area on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lake Stevens annexation advances without public vote

Local leaders revisited the proposal after city staff said an advisory vote isn’t a legal option.

A view of the eastern lakeshore of the Lake Stevens that includes lakeshore and UGA that is a part of the city's annexation area on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens High School student Jair Velazquez, 16, is the current North American Scholastic Esports Federation Spring 2021 Madden 21 Champion. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens High School student Jair Velazquez, 16, is the current North American Scholastic Esports Federation Spring 2021 Madden 21 Champion. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Looking east from the Highway 9 the overpass over U.S. 2 in Snohomish on Tuesday afternoon January 8, 2019. Median barriers are in planning. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

U.S. 2 segment’s median barriers in place, bridge work ahead

The dividers are intended to reduce crashes. Pilchuck River bridge joints, meanwhile, will be replaced.

Looking east from the Highway 9 the overpass over U.S. 2 in Snohomish on Tuesday afternoon January 8, 2019. Median barriers are in planning. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Leslie Davis (left) and her twin sister, Lyndsay Lamb, pose in the den of a house they remodeled in Snohomish, as seen on Unsellable Houses. (HGTV)
Leslie Davis (left) and her twin sister, Lyndsay Lamb, pose in the den of a house they remodeled in Snohomish, as seen on Unsellable Houses. (HGTV)
Lake Stevens School District superintendent Ken Collins checks a students computer for a completed health questionnaire at North Lake Middle School on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Incoming superintendent has decades in Lake Stevens schools

Once drafted by the New England Patriots, Ken Collins has been a coach, teacher and principal.

Lake Stevens School District superintendent Ken Collins checks a students computer for a completed health questionnaire at North Lake Middle School on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Michelle Fast, left, Ellie Behn wave to incoming cars Saturday morning at Lundeen Park in Lake Stevens on March 6, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Princesses, superheroes unite to aid a Lake Stevens family

The community came together for Bethany, Jon and Madelynn Erickson, “a family that needed love and support.”

Michelle Fast, left, Ellie Behn wave to incoming cars Saturday morning at Lundeen Park in Lake Stevens on March 6, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Betsy Schildt (top) and Erin Kendall test the frigid waters of Lake Stevens Saturday morning at Lundeen Park in Lake Stevens on March 13, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens Brewing Co. helps Snohomish County YMCA thrive

The brewer and Lake Stevens Open Water Swimmers will host a fundraiser for the Y on March 20.

Betsy Schildt (top) and Erin Kendall test the frigid waters of Lake Stevens Saturday morning at Lundeen Park in Lake Stevens on March 13, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The city hopes to annex the 1,000-acre lake it's named for, as well as 500 acres in the Southeast Interlocal Annexation. (City of Lake Stevens)

Voters may have a say in 1,500-acre Lake Stevens annexation

The August ballot might include an advisory vote to gauge interest on a move that could affect thousands.

The city hopes to annex the 1,000-acre lake it's named for, as well as 500 acres in the Southeast Interlocal Annexation. (City of Lake Stevens)

Every city may get a tax break used by Arlington, Marysville

It’s helped bring businesses to the two cities, so lawmakers want to make it available statewide.

Everett man identified after being found dead in creek

The cause of death for Renee Baltazar Romero remained under investigation Thursday.

Autopsy shows Lake Stevens woman, 20, drowned Saturday

Anna M. Lopez was swimming when witnesses noticed she was not responsive, according to officials.

Everett man found dead in creek near Lake Stevens

The man, 28, was reported missing Thursday. A neighbor found his body in Little Pilchuck Creek.

Alma Lopez watches her son Eric Blanquet working through school work Friday afternoon in Lake Stevens on February 19, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Waiting for unemployment check: ‘Your case is being processed’

Washington’s imperfect ID verification system has stalled payments for people who need it.

Alma Lopez watches her son Eric Blanquet working through school work Friday afternoon in Lake Stevens on February 19, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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