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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

State to monitor 16 people who contacted man with ‘novel’ coronavirus

Health officials said Wednesday they are actively monitoring 16 people who came into close contact with the traveler to China who became the first U.S. resident with a new and …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Spokane County gets conflicting reports about nonprofit public defense

Spokane County officials continue to explore the idea of contracting with a nonprofit agency to provide public defense attorneys even though more counties are choosing to make that a function …

Officials confirm 6th measles case in Washington outbreak

Health officials are investigating a sixth confirmed case of the measles in a western Washington outbreak involving people who spent time at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Officials: 4 new measles cases in Washington outbreak

Authorities say four new measles cases have been diagnosed in western Washington. The Washington State Department of Health says two of the cases were in King County and one each …

Man gets 32 years in prison in Maltby throat-slashing

A man who pleaded guilty in the throat-slashing death of a Maltby, Washington, woman has been sentenced to 32

UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018

Search underway for woman who fell off falls in Snohomish County

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 22-year-old Monroe woman who fell over the falls at Cedar Ponds Lake and couldn’t be found.

UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018

Families announce plans for Oso mudslide memorial

Plans have been announced for a memorial honoring the 43 people who died in a mudslide four years ago northeast of Seattle in the town of Oso.

UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018

Owner of Mexican restaurants charged with tax theft of $5.6M

Prosecutors said the owner of a chain of Mexican restaurants in King and Snohomish counties used sales-suppression software to avoid paying $5.6 million in state taxes.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017

Man accused of drowning Lynnwood boy and dumping his body in bin

A 19-year-old man is accused of drowning a 6-year-old Lynnwood boy he was watching and dumping his body into a trash bin.

Snohomish County enacts Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Snohomish County north of Seattle will begin marking the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, following the lead of other local governments.

Man dies in Snohomish County jail hours after arrest

Authorities say a 35-year-old man has died in Snohomish County Jail hours after he brought there for investigation of an attempted vehicle prowl.

Snohomish County to pay $600,000 in man’s jail death

Snohomish County has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a mentally ill man who died in jail in 2012.

Colville newspaper editor charged with shoplifiting no longer listed on masthead

The Colville Statesman-Examiner won’t say if Kevin Hulten is still employed following charges of shoplifting and his removal from the publication’s masthead this week.

UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017

West Side deputy pleads guilty to reckless driving in crash that cost victim his legs

A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to reckless driving related to a crash that cost a man his legs.

Sheriff: Guns used to kill West Side couple possibly dumped near Mexican border

A sheriff in Washington says two guns used to kill a couple last year may have been dumped in western Arizona or eastern California near the U.S.-Mexico border, and authorities …

‘Deadliest Catch’ captain Sig Hansen won’t face charges in alleged abuse

Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen won’t face criminal charges on claims that he sexually abused his toddler daughter nearly three decades ago, Snohomish County prosecutors said Tuesday after conducting a …

UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017

Washington county officials reach agreement with Japan

Airport officials in Snohomish County say they have reached a formal agreement with counterparts in Japan to help grow their aerospace businesses.

Fire commissioners reprimanded for racial remarks

The Snohomish County Fire District Board of Commissioners has voted to issue a written reprimand to two of its members caught on tape making racially insensitive comments about Mexican laborers.

Ex-teacher caught in Snohomish County sex sting enters plea

A former Washington state middle school teacher who was arrested in an undercover sex sting operation has pleaded guilty to communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

Appeals court overturns third-strike conviction

The state Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a former state prison inmate who attacked a corrections officer in 2012.

Snohomish County pays $14.3 million to man who lost legs in crash

Snohomish County will pay $14.3 million to a man who lost his legs after a sheriff’s deputy allegedly ran a stop sign in Everett and struck him last year.

WSP: Good Samaritan killed, two injured helping stranded drivers

Washington State Patrol is urging people to be careful when helping stranded motorists, after two separate accidents on Snohomish County highways left one good Samaritan dead and two others injured.

Sheriff: Girl’s remains found in concrete-filled storage bin

Snohomish County sheriff’s detectives say a young girl who disappeared several years ago died under mysterious circumstances – and they believe they’ve found her remains encased in concrete inside a …

Snohomish County Public Utility District pays fines for worker’s fatal fall

Fines totaling $6,000 have been paid in a worker’s fatal fall from a Snohomish County Public Utility District warehouse.

Snohomish County nuns sickened by toxic mold

A group of ascetic Orthodox Christian nuns in Snohomish County have been sickened by toxic mold.

Parents of suspect in Mukilteo party shooting say they’re anguished

The parents of the 19-year-old man charged with fatally shooting three other teens and wounding a fourth at a party in suburban Seattle last weekend say they are anguished over …

Third case of Zika virus confirmed in Snohomish County

Snohomish officials say a teenage girl is the third person to test positive for Zika virus in the county.

Preschool closes after 2 girls sickened by E. coli

EVERETT – A Snohomish County preschool has been temporarily closed while officials try to track down the source of an E. coli contamination that has sickened two students. The Daily …

Police: Body found in Lynnwood pond

Authorities say they have recovered a body found in a pond just north of Seattle in Lynnwood.

West Side judge converts sentence for murder committed by 16-year-old

A Snohomish County judge has set aside the life sentence for a man who committed murder when he was 16.