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March 23  |  Herald staff
The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-290-3200. Callers do not have to give their names.

Dale Callan

Age: 46

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 160 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

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March 22  |  By Diana Hefley
EVERETT -- A convicted serial rapist soon will be moved from his prison cell in Colorado to Snohomish County where he is expected to plead guilty to the 2008 rape of Lynnwood teenager and another rape in Kirkland that same year.

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March 16  |  Herald staff
The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-290-3200. Callers do not have to give their names.

Martin Stark

Age: 25

Height: 5 feet, 11 inches

Weight: 170 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue

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March 13  |  By Rikki King
Everett firefighters were among the top finishers at this year's Scott Firefighter Stairclimb.

The climb is a big fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Every year, local fire departments send teams to compete against each other and their own times from previous years.

They have to climb 69 stories, or 1,311 steps, in most of their heavy firefighting gear.

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March 12  |  By Rikki King
Every contemporary robber seems to have one staple in his closet: the LBH, or Little Black Hoodie.

We've been wondering for months. What's up with the hoodie?

In nearly every robbery we come across, the suspect dons a hooded sweatshirt, in addition to the usual mix of gloves, sunglasses, bandanas and other accessories popular with the criminal crowd.

What makes the hoodie so attractive to crooks?

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March 9  |  By Debra Smith
Many businesses in downtown Everett were without power Friday morning after a semi-truck hit a utility pole just after 10 a.m.

The crash occurred in the 2900 block between Hewitt Avenue and Wall Street, said Neil Neroutsos, spokesman for the Snohomish County PUD.

About 900 customers were affected. Workers had power restored about 30 minutes later.

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March 9  |  Herald staff
The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-290-3200. Callers do not have to give their names.

Danielle Pinto

Age: 23

Height: 5 feet, 4 inches

Weight: 145 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue

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March 8  |  By Rikki King Herald Writer
Snohomish County documented 11 homicides in 2011, according to data from the Medical Examiner's Office.

Here are a few themes from the data, according to law enforcement reports:

4 were drug-related

3 were domestic-violence-related

2 were officer-involved shootings

1 was a line-of-duty death: the slaying of Monroe corrections officer Jayme Biendl

8 of the dead were men, 3 were women

3 were in their 20s

4 were in their 30s

3 were in their 40s

1 was in her 60s

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March 2  |  By Rikki King
A few Edmonds police officers took part in a charity Polar Plunge in Seattle in February.

We wrote a little about it here.

Edmonds police also shared this picture from after they jumped into the frigid waters.

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February 24  |  By Rikki King
Check out the new Mr. Yuk poster.

Mr. Yuk has been a mascot of sorts for the Washington Poison Center since 1974.

He even has his own Twitter account, which is actually pretty fun to follow.

The poster was designed by Jenna Hardman, 12, of Seattle, as part of a contest for this year's Poison Prevention Week, March 18 to 24.

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February 24  |  Herald staff
The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-290-3200. Callers do not have to give their names.

Gregory Dubell

Age: 33

Height: 5 feet, 8 inches

Weight: 135 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Hazel

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February 23  |  By Sharon Salyer
North Middle School in Everett was emptied for a couple hours this morning after reports of strange smells near the science lab.

The Everett Fire Department responded at about 9:55 a.m. The school, 2514 Rainier Ave., has an enrollment of 676 students.

“Everybody did what they were supposed to and got out in an orderly fashion,” said Mary Waggoner, school district spokeswoman. All students and staff are standing outside the school.

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February 22  |  By Rikki King
Ever wondered how SnoHawk10 got its name?

That's the Snohomish County sheriff's rescue helicopter that plucks people off mountains, rooftops and flood plains in emergencies.

Awhile back, the Federal Aviation Administration told the helicopter crew that the chopper needed a unique name to identify itself while communicating with other aircraft and people on the ground, sheriff's Sgt. Danny Wikstrom said.

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February 17  |  Herald staff
The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-290-3200. Callers do not have to give their names.

Aleka Padilla

Age: 24

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 210 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

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February 14  |  By Diana Hefley
The wheels of justice have been slowed by Cocoa Puffs.

Lawyers on Monday spent more than two hours arguing over whether a woman charged with aggravated murder should have access to coffee, tea, Cocoa Puffs and candy bars while she's locked up in the Snohomish County Jail.

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February 13  |  By Rikki King
Marysville firefighters have shared with us a piece of art that's important to them.

I wrote about the crews training for the annual stairclimb challenge in Seattle next month in Friday's paper.

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February 10  |  Herald staff
The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-290-3200. Callers do not have to give their names.

Sara Harnasch

Age: 26

Height: 5 feet, 3 inches

Weight: 118 inches

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Hazel

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February 8  |  By Rikki King
The Washington State Patrol keeps track of impaired-driving arrests throughout the year, but especially during holiday weekends.

Every year, Super Bowl Sunday is known as a time when people tend to drink and get behind the wheel, trooper Keith Leary said.

Emphasis patrols between 9 a.m. Sunday and 4 a.m. Monday netted four impaired-driving arrests in Snohomish County, Leary said. The local WSP district, which also includes Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties, had seven.

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February 8  |  By Rikki King
A small barn caught fire in the Snohomish area on Tuesday afternoon, and the smoke could be seen from town.

The fire was reported just after 4:30 p.m. in the 15900 block of Westwick Road, said Mike Gatterman, a battalion chief with Snohomish County Fire District 4 in Snohomish.

When crews arrived, the barn had collapsed and the fire was spreading, he said. They had to fight to keep the flames from getting into nearby brush.

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February 7  |  By Rikki King
Police in Snohomish County were investigating two deaths on Tuesday night.

Near Edmonds, a suspected burglar was reported shot and killed by a home owner. The shooting was reported about 8:10 p.m. in the 8900 block of 225th Place SW, Snohomish County sheriff's bureau chief Kevin Prentiss said.

The suspected burglar died at the scene. The major crimes unit was investigating and releasing few details.

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February 3  |  By Rikki King
A story in Friday’s paper covered the annual awards ceremony for the Everett Police Department.

There wasn’t room to mention every award.

You can read about them all in the attached program from the event. The program includes information about what each person did to earn an award, including police volunteers and members of the public.

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February 3  |  Herald staff
The state Department of Corrections Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-290-3200. Callers do not have to give their names.

Patrick McQueen

Age: 31

Height: 5 feet, 5 inches

Weight: 175 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

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February 3  |  By Rikki King
Roy Pablo was fed up with drug dealers.

He posted as much on his Facebook page.

He didn't know it'd start a movement.

Pablo, 34, of Tulalip, now is helping organizing a grassroots campaign against drug-trafficking on the reservation, he said.

People are connecting via social media websites, community meetings and roadside gatherings.

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January 31  |  By Rikki King
When word of SWAT raids crackles over the police scanner, some of the talk always revolves around lights.

Plain old lights.

In a corner of the country where even the daytime can be awfully dark, Special Weapons and Tactics teams often need lights to keep a visual of the targeted area.

For example, when a suspect barricades himself inside a house, officers must make sure he doesn't sneak out a back window and scurry away in the shadows.

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January 27  |  Herald staff
The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-290-3200. Callers do not have to give their names.

Keith Southerland

Age: 49

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 165 pounds

Hair: Blond

Eyes: Blue

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January 25  |  By Jackson Holtz
Colton Harris-Moore's defense attorney, John Henry Browne, was on KOMO Radio Wednesday morning saying that his client's jailhouse emails and phone calls are being taken out of context.

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January 20  |  By Rikki King
Enjoy this gem from the blotters:

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance heard at an (apartment complex). Contact was made with a son and his mother. The two were arguing over who should walk to the store in the snow to buy cigarettes. The argument did not become physical.

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January 20  |  Herald staff
The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-290-3200. Callers do not have to give their names.

Michael Donery

Age: 42

Height: 5 feet, 7 inches

Weight: 207 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

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January 13  |  By Rikki King
The interwebs have been blowing up lately after news broke that Microsoft had patented a mobile application to help drivers and pedestrians avoid areas with high crime rates.

The blogosphere jumped all over it, dubbing it the “Avoid Ghetto app,” and chiming in on all the racial and sociopolitical implications.

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January 13  |  Herald staff
The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-290-3200. Callers do not have to give their names.

Wade Kittle

Age: 46

Height: 5 feet, 11 inches

Weight: 165 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

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