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Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Crew of 4 identified in deadly Snohomish plane crash

The Cessna 208B crashed into a field near U.S. 2. on Friday. A detached wing was found about 200 yards from the fuselage.

 

Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

What comes next in investigation of deadly Snohomish plane crash?

A preliminary report is expected in two to three weeks. The final investigation could take up to two years.

 

Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Crew was collecting ‘baseline’ data when airplane crashed

Raisbeck Engineering, a Tukwila-based company that specializes in airplane modifications, was leasing the plane.

 

Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Two more deaths confirmed in plane crash east of Snohomish

On Saturday, local authorities determined the plane had four — not two — passengers. Few other details were available.

Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Police: Child, 6, injured in impaired-driving crash

The child suffered an arm injury in the Saturday night crash, police said. The alleged driver was arrested.

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Robert Charles Lindsay, 45, a former police officer, appeared in Everett District Court after his arrest for investigation of repeatedly drugging a Monroe woman and, at one point, trying to rape her. (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

Charges declined for former cop accused of drugging woman in Monroe

Monroe police arrested Robert Lindsay in 2018, for investigation of domestic violence rape and assault with sexual motivation.

Robert Charles Lindsay, 45, a former police officer, appeared in Everett District Court after his arrest for investigation of repeatedly drugging a Monroe woman and, at one point, trying to rape her. (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)
Libby Reed loosens soil with a broadfork at Orange Star Farm on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Focus on Farming conference returns Nov. 10

The 17th annual event will feature speakers, 24 workshops on agriculture and a trade show.

Libby Reed loosens soil with a broadfork at Orange Star Farm on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Alex Phillips, Karen Mahood and their four-week-old baby Georgia sit inside the family’s home where the production and television sales of Zippered Stockings take place on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

From Mukilteo living room, Zippered Stockings get a national audience

They hit it big on shopping channel QVC. The handmade holiday stockings with zippers and handles sell for $20 to $30.

Alex Phillips, Karen Mahood and their four-week-old baby Georgia sit inside the family’s home where the production and television sales of Zippered Stockings take place on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lisa Laidlaw, owner and baker at House Balthazar, holds a plate of macarons in the kitchen Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at House Balthazar in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Monroe’s tiny House Balthazar makes macaron magic

Lisa Laidlaw left her corporate job to bake French macarons with big flavors.

Lisa Laidlaw, owner and baker at House Balthazar, holds a plate of macarons in the kitchen Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at House Balthazar in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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After narrow levy loss, Monroe schools make final pitch to avoid cuts

A tax measure funds 14% of the school district’s budget. If it fails in November, there will be at least $15 million in budget cuts.

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In this Jan. 4, 2019 photo, workers and other officials gather outside the Sky Valley Education Center school in Monroe, Wash., before going inside to collect samples for testing. The samples were tested for PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, as well as dioxins and furans. A lawsuit filed on behalf of several families and teachers claims that officials failed to adequately respond to PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, in the school. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

$275 million verdict for toxic exposures at Monroe school

A jury awarded millions to 10 students and parents who say they suffered injuries at Sky Valley Education Center.

In this Jan. 4, 2019 photo, workers and other officials gather outside the Sky Valley Education Center school in Monroe, Wash., before going inside to collect samples for testing. The samples were tested for PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, as well as dioxins and furans. A lawsuit filed on behalf of several families and teachers claims that officials failed to adequately respond to PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, in the school. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Phil Spirito and Libby Reed play a song together in their home on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Librarian by day, Monroe musician goes back on tour with ’90s band Rex

Phil Spirito has a double-life as “Phil the musician.” His indie slowcore band is getting a surprise revival with album reissues.

Phil Spirito and Libby Reed play a song together in their home on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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FBI: Monroe man trafficked, abused Mexican woman through marriage ruse

Rangel Ramirez-Manzano was charged with paying for a woman to be smuggled across the border, then essentially holding her hostage.

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‘Senseless’: Mom sues state DOC after son’s suicide at Monroe prison

The lawsuit alleges systemic failures at the Monroe Correctional Complex led to Anthony Christie’s death in 2019.

Anthony Christie with his son (Family photo)
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Traffic reopens after brush fire east of Monroe

Travelers will need to wait or find another way around as the highway was closed at Main Street.

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Firefighters responded to a bush fire on Monday spanning a number of acres northeast of the Galaxy Theatres and west of Chain Link Road in Monroe. (Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue)

Brush fire in Monroe spurs level 1 evacuation warnings

The fire’s exact size remained unclear Monday evening. Crews battling the Bolt Creek wildfire along U.S. 2 offered to help.

Firefighters responded to a bush fire on Monday spanning a number of acres northeast of the Galaxy Theatres and west of Chain Link Road in Monroe. (Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue)
Joe Taylor, co-owner of Pinnacle German Shepards, gets his dogs to sit outside of their new temporary home at Rosecrest Equestrian Estate on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Dogs, goats, horses among evacuees of chaotic Bolt Creek wildfire

It has been a stressful week for animals and their owners, who are looking forward to going home as the fire gets under control.

Joe Taylor, co-owner of Pinnacle German Shepards, gets his dogs to sit outside of their new temporary home at Rosecrest Equestrian Estate on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Owner and operator Tracy Rice walks up the ramp to the Potleaf Treehouse, one of four available for booking, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Mountain View’s Treehouse Joint in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

This B&B (bud and bong) is a stoner’s forest paradise

Relax and spark up at this cannabis-friendly treehouse BB in the woods outside of Sultan.

Owner and operator Tracy Rice walks up the ramp to the Potleaf Treehouse, one of four available for booking, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Mountain View’s Treehouse Joint in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
William Cunningham, right, addresses the court before being sentenced for a November 2021 hate crime on Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2022, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Monroe father gets 9 months for ‘despicable’ hate crime

Using racist slurs, William Cunningham repeatedly threatened a Black student last November.

William Cunningham, right, addresses the court before being sentenced for a November 2021 hate crime on Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2022, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)