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Lake Stevens

Suspect charged in lawn dispute that led to shooting

EVERETT — They had been roommates for nearly five years, and she called him "Pops."The Lake Stevens woman, 49, thought of Thomas Lupher Clark as a father figure, but a spat over their lawn ended in bloodshed. Prosecutors earlier this month...

Date: 06/24/2016 | Local News


Lake Stevens boy, 10, dies in Utah car accident

SALT LAKE CITY — A 10-year-old boy from Lake Stevens died in a car crash in northern Utah.The Utah Highway Patrol says the crash happened just before 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 84 about 8 miles east of Snowville near the Idaho border.

Date: 06/19/2016 | Northwest


MOD chain lets you custom-build your pizza

I'd been curious about MOD Pizza, a chain started in Seattle that has been popping up all over Snohomish County and the nation.MOD Pizza is in Lynnwood, Lake Stevens, Marysville and Mill Creek, as well as in about 18 states.A...

Date: 06/17/2016 | Entertainment


Officials ID man shot by police near Lake Stevens on May 7

LAKE STEVENS — Officials have released the name of a man who was shot and killed by police near Lake Stevens on May 7.Nathan Q. Cates was 29, of Marysville, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office. He died from gunshot wounds. His death was ruled a...

Date: 06/17/2016 | Local News


Growlers, ice cream — everything you want from a gas station

LAKE STEVENS — Now this is what you call full service.The newly constructed Trestle Station in Lake Stevens offers a lot more than the standard gas station. Yes, there's gas, a car wash and even espresso. But there's also a growler bar with 30 beers on tap,...

Date: 06/13/2016 | Business


Lake Stevens schools to receive millions to reduce class sizes

LAKE STEVENS — Schools here are getting $24.56 million from the state to shrink class sizes in kindergarten through third grade.The Lake Stevens School District is one of 21 in the...

Date: 06/11/2016 | Local News


Pacific Topsoils faces criminal charge in Lake Stevens teen's death

SEATTLE — An Everett company fined $199,000 for safety violations related to a worker's death in 2014 is now facing a criminal charge.KOMO-TV reported that King County prosecutors charged Pacific Topsoils with violation of labor safety regulation with death resulting.

Date: 06/10/2016 | Northwest


Site work begins for new school campus in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — Work could start by the end of the month on a new preschool and elementary campus between Soper Hill Road and Lake Drive, just east of Highway 9.On Wednesday, the Lake...

Date: 06/10/2016 | Local News


Hectic merge to Sunnyside turn off Highway 204 won’t change

Eric Minnig of Lake Stevens writes: “Drivers exiting from the U.S. 2 trestle eastbound to northbound Highway 204 and immediately crossing two lanes of traffic

Date: 06/05/2016 | Street Smarts


Work begins on new bridge over Pilchuck River

LAKE STEVENS — Construction of a new $4.5 million

Date: 06/03/2016 | Street Smarts


Lake Stevens in process of picking police chief finalists

LAKE STEVENS — The city hopes to name a new police chief in the coming weeks.

Date: 06/03/2016 | Local News


Shooter in Lake Stevens wanted to teach victim 'a lesson'

EVERETT — A Lake Stevens man accused of shooting his former roommate Saturday allegedly told detectives he intended to "cause great bodily harm" but didn't want to kill her."He expressed very little concern about (her) injuries and said she needed to...

Date: 06/01/2016 | Local News


Early strawberries worrisome

Crop is abundant, but pickers are not

Date: 06/01/2016 | Local News


Lake Stevens shooting suspect had prior DV arrest

LAKE STEVENS — A 71-year-old man jailed Saturday after his roommate was shot had been arrested before in a domestic-violence incident involving the same woman.

Date: 05/29/2016 | Local News


Second person charged in assault on teen

EVERETT — Prosecutors have filed felony assault charges against a second person suspected of injuring a teenager in Lake Stevens late last month.Alexander Lamoureux, 19, remained behind bars on $50,000 bail. He pleaded not guilty last week to first- and second-degree assault.

Date: 05/29/2016 | Local News


Lake Stevens woman shot after argument over lawn mowing

LAKE STEVENS — An argument about lawn mowing escalated into gunfire Saturday, and ended with a 49-year-old woman being taken to a hospital.The woman arrived at her home in the 400 block of E Lake Stevens Road at about 2:15 p.m.

Date: 05/28/2016 | Local News


Flood control plan for Lochsloy area to be on Aug. 2 ballot

LOCHSLOY — Neighbors who have watched the Pilchuck River devour their back yards get to vote this summer on whether to form a flood control district.

Date: 05/23/2016 | Local News


A helping of pancakes can help mend Emma’s heart

At just over 3 months old, Emma Large is way too young to try pancakes. Her family, though, hopes for a hungry crowd when their church hosts a fundraising Norwegian pancake breakfast.

Date: 05/20/2016 | Julie Muhlstein


Marysville man injured in Highway 9 crash

LAKE STEVENS — A motorcycle rider was seriously injured Sunday night in a crash at Highway 9 and 20th Street SE.

Date: 05/17/2016 | Local News


Jury finds Lake Stevens man guilty in son's self-shooting

LAKE STEVENS — A Lake Stevens man faces up to a year in jail for leaving a loaded gun within reach of his 3-year-old son. The boy climbed up on a bedroom dresser, retrieved his dad's pistol from the holster and

Date: 05/17/2016 | Local News


Sno-Isle Libraries seek input on 10-year growth plan

MARYSVILLE — Sno-Isle Libraries is asking people to weigh in on the draft of a plan that calls for new or expanded libraries in six locations around Snohomish County.Officials have finished the first version of the library district's capital facilities plan, a document...

Date: 05/16/2016 | Local News


Teen charged in attack on her ex-boyfriend

LAKE STEVENS — A 17-year-old girl has been charged as an adult in connection with an attack on her teenage ex-boyfriend.Prosecutors allege that the girl and another teen first struck the 17-year-old boy with a Honda Accord and then repeatedly punched him. Leigha Sweet...

Date: 05/14/2016 | Local News


Star power

Donations for teen center flow in from around the globe (video)

Date: 05/11/2016 | Local News


New fire marshal on the job at Fire District 8 in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — A new fire marshal has started work at Snohomish County Fire District 8 in Lake Stevens.Mike Messer, 33, hails from North Carolina. He also will serve as a deputy fire chief.Messer is looking forward to helping the fire district serve a...

Date: 05/10/2016 | Local News


Police cooperation leads to arrest of serial burglary suspect

LAKE STEVENS — One of the advantages of having a North County Property Crimes unit is it gets detectives from different police departments comparing notes among themselves and with other officers.

Date: 05/08/2016 | Local News


Lake Stevens SWAT standoff ends in deadly gunfire

LAKE STEVENS — A 29-year-old man died early Saturday after an eight-hour standoff with police ended in gunfire.The man brandished a firearm throughout the incident and was despondent, said Edmonds police Sgt. Josh McClure, a spokesman for the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team.

Date: 05/07/2016 | Local News


Part-time firefighter, EMT was beloved in the community

LAKE STEVENS — James Alexander Hopkins always was looking for a way to help others.

Date: 05/06/2016 | Local News


Lake Stevens man accused of assault surrenders to police

LAKE STEVENS — A Lake Stevens man accused of a stabbing and vehicular assault turned himself in on Tuesday.

Date: 05/04/2016 | Local News


Man sought for stabbing, vehicular assault in Lake Stevens

Herald staffLAKE STEVENS — Lake Stevens police are asking for help finding a man suspected of a stabbing and vehicular assault.The police department Monday issued a public bulletin seeking information on the whereabouts of Alexander T. Lamoureux, 19.

Date: 05/02/2016 | Local News


Resigned Lake Stevens teacher accused of repeated misconduct

LAKE STEVENS — A former Lake Stevens High School teacher who resigned in February after an affair with a former student had been disciplined repeatedly for what the school district defined as "deeply troubling" sexual misconduct.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Local News


Prep baseball: Lake Stevens 6, Snohomish 3

At Snohomish H.S.

Date: 04/22/2016 | High Schools


Man shot by police in Lake Stevens still in critical condition

LAKE STEVENS — A 22-year-old man who was shot by police in Lake Stevens last week remains in critical condition.As of Tuesday, the man has not been charged with a crime, said Everett police officer Aaron Snell, a spokesman for the countywide team that investigates officer-involved shootings.

Date: 04/19/2016 | Local News


Approved supplemental state budget criticized for vetoes by Inslee

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee signed a supplemental budget Monday that steers more dollars into staffing at Western State Hospital and services...

Date: 04/19/2016 | Local News


Our Navy-friendly reputation

Things might look a little lonely along the berths at Navy Base Everett right now.The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, originally scheduled to return to Everett this year, instead is not expected home until 2019. And the USS Momsen, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile...

Date: 04/19/2016 | Editorials


Support from all corners

And Haylie Nordstrom’s own toughness has served her well

Date: 04/16/2016 | Local News


Man shot in Lake Stevens refused to put down gun, police say

LAKE STEVENS — A 22-year-old man shot by a Lake Stevens police sergeant late Tuesday night remained in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.Investigators say the shooting occurred during a confrontation with officers in downtown Lake Stevens.

Date: 04/13/2016 | Local News


Pruning saw linked to body-parts case; bail set at $2 million

SEATTLE — A woman who authorities say was slain and dismembered in her suburban home and then had her remains placed in a Seattle recycling bin was a beloved mother of three as well as a sister and friend, her family says.

Date: 04/12/2016 | Northwest


The empowering kind

Lake Stevens teen openly shares struggles with other kids

Date: 04/11/2016 | Local News


Writing on the wall

Autistic boy can't speak, but he loves his words

Date: 04/10/2016 | Local News


Escaped Lake Stevens murder suspect seen in Spokane area

EVERETT — The last time local police caught up with fugitive murder suspect Anthony Garver, it was a case of working the streets and homeless camps long and hard to develop leads.Garver, 28, who lives with schizophrenia, and another man with local ties escaped from...

Date: 04/07/2016 | Local News


Man accused in Lake Stevens killing escapes mental hospital

LAKEWOOD, Pierce County — A man accused of killing a young woman in Lake Stevens was still at large Thursday after he and another Snohomish County man escaped late Wednesday from a state mental hospital.

Date: 04/06/2016 | Local News


Lake Stevens moving foward on overhaul of its city center

LAKE STEVENS — A long-awaited overhaul of the city center near North Cove Park is moving forward.

Date: 04/05/2016 | Local News


Work begins on Lochsloy bridge over Pilchuck River

LAKE STEVENS ­— Work is set to begin on

Date: 04/05/2016 | Street Smarts


Emergency repair work begins on Lake Stevens’ Grade Road

LAKE STEVENS — Emergency repairs are under way along Grade Road, a key connection between Highway 92 and downtown Lake Stevens.

Date: 04/01/2016 | Local News


Briefs: Student wins competition to name EvCC's new student housing

Student wins competition to name EvCC's new student housingEverett Community College student Jeff Noyes of Lake Stevens will receive $250 from Koz Development for coming up with the winning name for the college's new student housing building: Mountain View.

Date: 03/29/2016 | Bizblog


Teacher resigns after ex-student says they had a sexual relationship

LAKE STEVENS — A Lake Stevens High School teacher has resigned after being accused of a sexual relationship with a former student.Lake Stevens police investigated Thomas "Chris" Mattingly, 47, on suspicion of

Date: 03/25/2016 | Local News


Win a day with Chris Pratt

He's the prize in Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club raffle

Date: 03/23/2016 | Local News


Pulling for 'the Boys'

Rowing club raising money to build a boathouse at Lake Stevens

Date: 03/23/2016 | Local News


Ecosystem energizers

Young volunteers enhance salmon habitat near Lake Stevens

Date: 03/21/2016 | Local News


Man injured by chain saw near Machias released from the hospital

MACHIAS — A Lake Stevens-area man has been released from the hospital after a serious accident involving a chain saw.The man was taken via medical helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on March 9. Medics were told he was limbing a tree on his property near...

Date: 03/16/2016 | Local News


Past to future

Three ways to explore the Centennial Trail

Date: 03/12/2016 | Life


Knowledge is power

Late-qualifying Henry M. Jackson High School wins Hi-Q

Date: 03/09/2016 | Local News


Homes on losing ground

Pilchuck River steadily eating away at properties in Lake Stevens

Date: 03/04/2016 | Local News


U.S. 2 trestle report would be ‘first step’ toward new interchange

The state House proposes spending $1.5 million from a supplemental transportation funding package to complete an interchange justification report for the U.S. 2 trestle where Highway 204 and 20th Street SE feed into it in the...

Date: 02/29/2016 | Street Smarts


Best time to hit the U.S. 2 trestle: Crowdsourcing a ‘magic minute’

So what’s the best time to hit the trestle?This question came up for me following another great-idea-no-can-do from a Street Smarts reader.

Date: 02/28/2016 | Street Smarts


Trial begins for Lynnwood man accused of burning ex-wife

EVERETT — David Morgan became visibly upset Wednesday as his attorney told jurors that the Lynnwood man saw his ex-wife on fire and he tried to get her out of the house.

Date: 02/24/2016 | Local News


Minivan sought in drive-by shooting near U.S. 2

LAKE STEVENS — The Washington State Patrol is asking for help finding a minivan that was used in a drive-by shooting just east of the U.S. 2 trestle Monday night.The shooting is believed to be related to road rage.

Date: 02/24/2016 | Local News


State’s travel time signs wouldn’t work for U.S. 2 feeder roads

Given that widening the westbound U.S. 2 trestle between Lake Stevens and Everett is eons off, Street Smarts reader TJ McDermott chimed in with his own idea to help address congestion in the meantime.

Date: 02/23/2016 | Street Smarts


Looking back, moving forward

After 25 years, police chief leaving Lake Stevens force

Date: 02/21/2016 | Local News


Persecuted, he sued Romania

Decades later, an immigrant wins legal justice

Date: 02/19/2016 | Local News


$8 million to sisters abused in Whatcom County foster home

LAKE STEVENS — A Whatcom County jury awarded $8 million to two former Lake Stevens sisters who were sexually abused in foster care.

Date: 02/17/2016 | Local News


Use Ebey Island road to solve U.S. 2 trestle merge? No can do

You know what I love about you Street Smarts readers? You’re problem-solvers.

Date: 02/16/2016 | Street Smarts


Lake Stevens police chief leaving

LAKE STEVENS — Police Chief Dan Lorentzen announced Friday that he is leaving the department.The city’s new mayor, John Spencer, wanted a change in direction.

Date: 02/12/2016 | Local News


Lake Stevens' first visitor information center taking shape

LAKE STEVENS — The city is turning the empty house at Lundeen Park into its first official visitor center.Though Lake Stevens is the fifth largest city in Snohomish County, and includes the county's largest lake, it hasn't had a dedicated information center for...

Date: 02/12/2016 | Local News


One gut feeling turns into another during attempted robbery

LAKE STEVENS — A recent attempted robbery in Lake Stevens didn’t go so well, at least for the robber. Instead of a wallet, he took a cane to the stomach.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Local News


Fire that destroyed $545,700 Lake Stevens house ruled an accident

LAKE STEVENS — A two-alarm house fire in Lake Stevens in December has been ruled an accident.Investigators recently closed the case, Assistant Fire Marshal David Petersen said Friday.The lakeside house at 1931 Vernon Road was worth approximately $545,700.

Date: 02/06/2016 | Local News


Error found in how Lake Stevens recorded real estate excise taxes

LAKE STEVENS — State auditors recently found an error in how Lake Stevens officials recorded millions of dollars in real estate excise taxes.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Local News


Prep girls basketball: Monroe 67, Lake Stevens 57

At Monroe H.S.Lake Stevens 13 13 16 15 —57Monroe 17 24 11 15 —67

Date: 02/03/2016 | High Schools


State Patrol trooper hurt in U.S. 2 collision near Everett

EVERETT — A Washington State Patrol trooper was taken to the hospital with minor injuries Wednesday after an early morning collision on the U.S. 2 trestle.

Date: 02/03/2016 | Local News


County, Lake Stevens plan overhaul of Cavelero Hill Park

LAKE STEVENS — Plans to overhaul Cavelero Hill Park have gained momentum and a covered skate park could open there as soon as next year.

Date: 02/02/2016 | Local News


Four-legged triathletes

Farm in Lochsloy specializes in training horses, riders in 3 events

Date: 02/02/2016 | Local News


After fatalities, sheriff taps the brakes on vehicle chases

EVERETT — Sheriff Ty Trenary has announced new pursuit policies for Snohomish County deputies, restricting the circumstances in which they can engage in high-speed chases.The changes go into effect Monday."We absolutely expect our pursuits will be cut...

Date: 01/31/2016 | Local News


Superintendent to speak Thursday about Feb. 9 school election

Edmonds School Superintendent Nick Brossoit will speak and answer questions Thursday about the Feb. 9 school district ballot measure.

Date: 01/27/2016 | South County Politics


Charges filed against woman involved in Lake Stevens home-invasion robbery

LAKE STEVENS — Legal troubles are piling up for a Bonney Lake woman who is a suspect in a violent home-invasion robbery in Lake Stevens.

Date: 01/26/2016 | Local News


Front Porch: Musicians needed

The Lake Stevens Arts Commission is taking applications for bands interested in performing at the Music on the Lake series this summer. The concerts are at 7 p.m. every Thursday in July. Performers receive a stipend. Auditions can be submitted as CDs or web links. They are due by Feb. 10. Drop off...

Date: 01/22/2016 | Local News


Approve Lake Stevens school bond

Unlike other communities in Snohomish County that are able to rely on industrial and retail areas to help support property taxes for school and other districts, Lake Stevens is largely a residential city, with homeowners carrying much of the weight of property taxes.Coupled...

Date: 01/22/2016 | Editorials


Front Porch: Watch out for tax scams

Watch out for tax scamsWith tax season here, the Mukilteo Police Department is issuing a reminder about scams. It is common for people to get phone calls from scammers with east Indian accents claiming to be from the IRS and threatening immediate arrest or...

Date: 01/21/2016 | Local News


Lake Stevens woman who died after crash I.D.’d

ARLINGTON — The Washington State Patrol has released the name of the Lake Stevens woman who died after a car crash along Highway 9 near Arlington at around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Date: 01/10/2016 | Local News


Lake Stevens woman, 80, killed in car crash near Arlington

ARLINGTON — A Lake Stevens woman died after a car crash near Arlington on Saturday. The accident shut down 252nd Street for about three hours.

Date: 01/09/2016 | Local News


A second chance at life

Timing, training saved Jasmine Andrews, 12, from heart attack

Date: 01/08/2016 | Local News


Suspect arrested in Lake Stevens home invasion robbery

LAKE STEVENS — An arrest has been made in the New Year’s Eve home invasion robbery of a Lake Stevens couple in their 70s.

Date: 01/06/2016 | Local News


Convicted sex offender accused of trying to coerce boy he raped

EVERETT — Eugene Brian Garvie stood up in a Snohomish County courtroom in 2007 and pleaded guilty to the rape and sexual exploitation of a teenage boy he'd invited into his home.Then a referee in...

Date: 01/04/2016 | Local News


Snohomish County police cars evolve away from ‘Crown Vics’

EVERETT — Buying a car is stressful.

Date: 01/02/2016 | Local News


Despite opposition, Lake Stevens gravel mine given permission to expand

LAKE STEVENS — A gravel mine off Highway 92 has been given permission to expand the size and scope of its operations despite objections and a formal appeal from neighbors.

Date: 01/02/2016 | Local News


Happy new baby

Seraphina Arroyo is first baby born in Everett area in 2016

Date: 01/02/2016 | Local News


Couple assaulted during Lake Stevens home invasion

LAKE STEVENS — A husband and wife in their 70s were assaulted Thursday morning in a home-invasion robbery here.Police are working on developing suspect information, according to a news release.

Date: 12/31/2015 | Local News


Meet Polar Bear Plungers Lars Jangaard and Lindsey Taylor-Jangaard

Lars Jangaard and Lindsey Taylor-JangaardThis will be the seventh yearLars and Lindsey have kicked off the new year with the polar bear plunge at Brackett's Landing in Edmonds. The chilly...

Date: 12/29/2015 | The Chat


Hammering rainstorms have caused Lake Stevens to hit near-record level

LAKE STEVENS — Calls are coming in to the city about private docks underwater around the lake, but officials say it's nothing out of the ordinary for a rainy December in Snohomish County.The rising level of Lake Stevens, which is now inches below a record high, is...

Date: 12/24/2015 | Local News


Neighbors of Lake Stevens gravel pit object to its expansion

LAKE STEVENS — Owners of a gravel mine off Highway 92 are seeking Snohomish County's permission to expand its size and the type of work it does.The owners of the ThomCo gravel pit have requested a revised conditional use permit to start recycling and processing...

Date: 12/21/2015 | Local News


Lake Stevens parents of neglected children in trouble again

LAKE STEVENS — Amanda Foley and Mark Dorson haven't changed their criminal ways.The Lake Stevens couple lost custody of their children earlier this year after abandoning them without food in a...

Date: 12/17/2015 | Local News


Woman allegedly beats, chokes boy in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — A Lake Stevens woman is under investigation for assault after she allegedly beat and choked a boy in front of witnesses.The woman, 34, was arrested Monday afternoon when a neighbor called police to a house in the 8700 block of 13th Street NE. The caller...

Date: 12/15/2015 | Local News


National honors for Eason

Lake Stevens QB is named Gatorade National Player of the Year

Date: 12/15/2015 | Prep Zone


Two hurt in head-on car crash near Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — Two people were injured in a head-on crash near Lake Stevens on Saturday night.The collision was reported around 10:20 p.m. off Highway 204 near Sunnyside Boulevard.A Missouri woman, 49, driving a Chevrolet Malibu, failed to yield the right...

Date: 12/13/2015 | Local News


3 taken to hospital after 2-car collision on Highway 92

LAKE STEVENS — A two-car crash Saturday off Highway 92 sent three people to the hospital with injuries.The collision at the intersection of the highway and North Machias Road was reported shortly before noon.

Date: 12/12/2015 | Local News


Lake Stevens house fire knocks out power; no one hurt

LAKE STEVENS — A family of three was displaced by a house fire Sunday that knocked out power to hundreds of Lake Stevens homes.

Date: 12/07/2015 | Local News


Blaze destroys house in Lake Stevens; no injuries

LAKE STEVENS — A house was destroyed by a fire Sunday and power was knocked out to hundreds of homes while crews battled the blaze.The fire was reported around 4:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of Vernon Road. The house was fully engulfed when crews arrived.

Date: 12/06/2015 | Local News


Police raid ‘big problem’ drug house in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — A police raid at a house on Friday morning was the culmination of an eight-month investigation into the trafficking of heroin, methamphetamine and stolen property, according to authorities.

Date: 12/04/2015 | Local News


Out of the ashes ...

Christian rocker shares lessons of grace from his own life

Date: 11/28/2015 | Local News


Police, parks in Lake Stevens’ 2016 budget

LAKE STEVENS — The City Council on Tuesday approved a 2016 budget that adds new police, planning and parks staff and focuses on projects to fix parks and streets.Council members didn’t agree on the final budget. Four voted yes, two voted no and one was absent.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Local News




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