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Search is on for man who escaped a federal prison in Oregon

May. 06, 2022 08:11 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A 38-year-old fugitive with ties to the Snohomish County area is being sought by law enforcement after escaping a federal prison camp in Oregon, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The U.S. Marshals-led, Pacific Northwest Violent Offender...

Seattle Storm happy to have permanent home again

May. 05, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — For the past three seasons, a piece of the Seattle Storm’s identity was absent even as it remained among the elite teams in the WNBA. Seattle was missing a permanent home. The Storm spent the 2020 season playing in a bubble due to the COVID-19...

In reversal, man pleads not guilty to fatally shooting cop

Apr. 25, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — In a change of plans, a man on Monday pleaded not guilty to aggravated first-degree murder in the shooting of Everett, Washington, police officer Dan Rocha. Richard Rotter’s lawyer said last week that Rotter planned to plead guilty. But at a hearing Monday...

Man accused of killing police officer plans to plead guilty

Apr. 19, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A lawyer for a man accused of fatally shooting an Everett police officer in late March said he plans to plead guilty to first-degree aggravated murder and other charges. Richard Rotter, 50, plans to enter the plea in the death of officer Dan Rocha Monday in...

2 men involved in 2002 killing receive reduced sentences

Apr. 18, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Two of the eight men convicted in connection with the 2002 killing of an 18-year-old girl will get out of prison early. Matthew Durham and Maurice Rivas were originally sentenced to about 26 years for their part in the 2002 murder of Rachel Burkheimer....

Verizon stores in Washington state vote to join union

Apr. 15, 2022 21:42 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Employees at Verizon stores north of Seattle in Everett and Lynnwood won their union election on Friday, making them the first unionized Verizon stores in the country outside of New York. The near-unanimous victory represents the latest in a growing labor...

Man accused of killing police officer charged with murder

Apr. 15, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The Snohomish County Prosecutors’ Office has officially filed charges against a man accused of fatally shooting Everett police officer Dan Rocha last month. Richard Rotter, 50, has been charged with aggravated first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a...

Memorial in Everett for officer killed in line of duty

Apr. 04, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A procession and memorial service was held Monday for Everett, Washington, police officer Dan Rocha, who was fatally shot while confronting a suspect in a parking lot late last month. The memorial service for Rocha, 41, was held at Everett’s Angel of the...

Officials: gray whale found stranded on Camano Island

Apr. 04, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

CAMANO ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Officials are responding to a dead gray whale found beached on the west side of Camano Island. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Fisheries West Coast Region posted about the massive stranded mammal, saying a necropsy would be performed. The...

Former chiropractor sentenced for sexually touching patients

Apr. 02, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash (AP) — A former chiropractor in western Washington convicted of sexually touching women under the guise of medical treatment has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison. Kenneth Parker, 62, of Mount Vernon received the sentence Friday in Superior Court in Everett after...