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Online heroin and meth dealer had a 4.94 rating, 1,650 sales

Todd Peterman-Dishion of Everett, let go by Boeing and addicted, turned to dark internet commerce.

Marshall Law Band's "Reel News" music video pays homage to "Anchorman." (James Gerde)

Will local band follow in Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer footsteps?

The Marshall Law Band are under consideration for the Pulitzer Prize for their album “12th & Pine.”

Marshall Law Band's "Reel News" music video pays homage to "Anchorman." (James Gerde)
Diane Symms, right, has been the owner and CEO of Lombardi's Italian Restaurants for more than three decades. Now in her 70s, she's slowly turning the reins over to her daughter, Kerri Lonergan-Dreke.Shot on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Frustrated restaurateur reflects on transformative pandemic

Lombardi’s owner Kerri Lonergan-Dreke is unhappy with government but is coping with the changes COVID brought.

Diane Symms, right, has been the owner and CEO of Lombardi's Italian Restaurants for more than three decades. Now in her 70s, she's slowly turning the reins over to her daughter, Kerri Lonergan-Dreke.Shot on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, where a man with the first case of coronavirus in the United States is being treated on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Everett, Wash. Health officials said Tuesday that the man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began. The man, identified only as a Snohomish County resident is in his 30s, was not considered a threat to medical staff or the public, health officials said. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald via AP)

Providence gave special vaccine access to donors, volunteers

The Everett hospital has apologized for sending vaccination invites to more than 200 big-money donors.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, where a man with the first case of coronavirus in the United States is being treated on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Everett, Wash. Health officials said Tuesday that the man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began. The man, identified only as a Snohomish County resident is in his 30s, was not considered a threat to medical staff or the public, health officials said. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald via AP)
Jeff Balentine (City of Mill Creek)

Former Mill Creek finance director offered new role

Jeff Balentine has been assigned deputy city manager and internal auditor. The position was created last month.

Jeff Balentine (City of Mill Creek)
The Lynnwood Link light rail extension breached the 25% milestone for construction in Mountlake Terrace shot on Wednesday December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sound Transit projects ahead could need another $11.5 billion

Costs for construction and property have soared as revenue dropped during the pandemic.

The Lynnwood Link light rail extension breached the 25% milestone for construction in Mountlake Terrace shot on Wednesday December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Woman allegedly stole money from her comatose mother

Prosecutors allege Jaclyn Singleton forged power of attorney and took tens of thousands of dollars.

Dan Bates / The Herald
Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5, Monday, just north of the Boeing Freeway (526) offramp provides a wicked brew of corporate, public and personal vehicles for homebound Boeing commuters to merge with, following a shift change at the Everett 747 plant.
Dan Bates / The Herald
Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5, Monday, just north of the Boeing Freeway (526) offramp provides a wicked brew of corporate, public and personal vehicles for homebound Boeing commuters to merge with, following a shift change at the Everett 747 plant.
Terrance Miller listens to testimonies during his trial on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Despite suicide, judge upholds conviction in 1972 murder

Vacating the guilty verdict for Terrence Miller “quite simply, it is not the right thing to do,” the judge said.

Terrance Miller listens to testimonies during his trial on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Construction continues in Mountlake Terrace on the light rail extention Friday afternoon on December 11, 2020. Sound Transit is re-evaluating its ST3 projects' timelines based on projections for vastly reduced revenue in the coming years.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Dicey revenue outlook could slow Everett light rail timeline

Sound Transit is working on realignment plans for upcoming capital projects, including Everett Link.

Construction continues in Mountlake Terrace on the light rail extention Friday afternoon on December 11, 2020. Sound Transit is re-evaluating its ST3 projects' timelines based on projections for vastly reduced revenue in the coming years.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Mill Creek fills another key position: finance director

Jeff Balentine left after budget season. Laurel Gimzo comes from Ottawa, Kansas, to replace him.

Mill Creek Police Chief Jeffrey Young (City of Mill Creek) 20201206

Ending year of turnover, Mill Creek gets a new police chief

Jeffery Young spent 25 years with the Phoenix Police Department. He becomes chief in a time of turmoil.

Mill Creek Police Chief Jeffrey Young (City of Mill Creek) 20201206
Lynnwood Transit Center Light Rail Station under construction on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

How will light rail affect Snohomish County neighborhoods?

As Link stations crawl northward, officials are looking for input what housing to allow around them.

Lynnwood Transit Center Light Rail Station under construction on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Man arrested after allegedly shooting at, fleeing deputies

A homeowner reportedly found the Lake Stevens man, 40, hiding in a garage and called 911.

Anti-mask rally again descends on Mill Creek

Dozens of people gathered near a grocery store on Main Street to protest the state’s restrictions.

Marshall Hugh fronts the Marshall Law Band. Photo by James Gerde

Local funk-hop band took it to the streets of Seattle

The Marshall Law Band’s performances during Black Lives Matter protests inspired their new album.

Marshall Hugh fronts the Marshall Law Band. Photo by James Gerde
Via video monitor, Terrence Miller, a retiree living in the Edmonds area, pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder of Jody Loomis in 1972, during his arraignment at Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Man convicted in 1972 murder died by suicide, autopsy shows

Hours before being found guilty, Terrence Miller died of a gunshot wound — the same cause of death for Jody Loomis.

Via video monitor, Terrence Miller, a retiree living in the Edmonds area, pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder of Jody Loomis in 1972, during his arraignment at Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Terrence Miller listens to testimony during his trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Suspect in 1972 murder kills himself; jury finds him guilty

Terrence Miller, 78, apparently took his own life as jurors in his cold-case murder trial were reaching a verdict.

Terrence Miller listens to testimony during his trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Terrance Miller listens to testimony during his trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Defense challenges integrity of DNA evidence in 1972 murder

Jurors are deliberating the fate of Terrence Miller, 78, who is accused of killing Jody Loomis, then 20.

Terrance Miller listens to testimony during his trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
TikToker Brett Kelly, 24, whose Pumpkin man character TikTok video will be aired on the CBS show The Greatest #AtHome Videos on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The TikTok ‘Pumpkin Man’ of Lake Stevens dances to TV fame

After his pandemic layoff from Macy’s, Brett Kelly, 24, has been adding to his 1.4 million followers.

TikToker Brett Kelly, 24, whose Pumpkin man character TikTok video will be aired on the CBS show The Greatest #AtHome Videos on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)