Mill Creek

Jeff Balentine (City of Mill Creek)

Former Mill Creek finance director takes on new role

Jeff Balentine is now deputy city manager and internal auditor. The position was created last month.

 

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.

 

Woman allegedly stole money from her comatose mother

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

 

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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)
Jana Smith places her sister Jody Loomis' boot back into an evidence bag while testify on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Trial in Mill Creek murder tests memories of 48 years ago

Jody Loomis’ sister testified this week in the trial of a man accused of killing the 20-year-old in 1972.

Jana Smith places her sister Jody Loomis' boot back into an evidence bag while testify on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mark James (left) and April Berg.

Moderates may decide a million-dollar battle for state House

Democrat April Berg and Republican Mark James are dueling in the 44th, a political swing district.

Mark James (left) and April Berg.
John Kartak (left) and John Lovick.

Rep. Lovick and Mayor Kartak differ on almost every issue

Voters will know clearly their views on new taxes, sex ed law, pandemic response and police reform.

John Kartak (left) and John Lovick.
Terrence Miller watches as deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson makes the opening statements at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Miller is accused of the murder of Jody Loomis in 1972.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

DNA on a boot: Trial opens in 1972 killing of Jody Loomis

Terrence Miller, now 78, is accused in the shooting death of Loomis, who was 20 years old.

Terrence Miller watches as deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson makes the opening statements at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Miller is accused of the murder of Jody Loomis in 1972.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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