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October 14, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Man waits for police after Bellingham bank robbery

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A man walked into a bank branch in Bellingham Tuesday morning, gave a teller a robbery note and then walked outside and waited for police. The Bellingham Herald reports the man did not attempt to flee and did not resist when police arrested him. The newspaper says the robbery happened at the Banner…

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October 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Bellingham man stabs staff at 2 veterinary offices after his cat dies

Police have arrested a Bellingham man after he allegedly stabbed employees at two veterinary clinics following the death of his cat. The 57-year-old man went to Maplewood Animal Hospital just after 8 a.m. Thursday to confront employees about the death of his cat, which had been treated at the clinic, according to Bellingham police. He pulled out a kitchen knife…

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September 26, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Bellingham man pleads not guilty in dog shooting

The Associated Press Update at 1:24 p.m.: BELLINGHAM — The man accused of killing a neighbor’s dog in Bellingham pleaded not guilty Friday to an animal cruelty charge. KOMO reports David William Latham remains free on $20,000 bail. Authorities say he shot the dog Sept. 13 because he was annoyed by barking. But the corgi named Molly wasn’t…

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September 20, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Ferndale boat factory fire ruled an accident

A police spokesman in the northwest Washington town of Ferndale says a huge fire at a boat factory has been ruled accidental. The Bellingham Herald reports that Lt. Matt Huffman says experts from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have determined the Sept. 11 fire at Northwest Marine was caused by chemicals used…

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September 16, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Fed up with barking, man kills neighbor’s dog, which apparently was not the source of the barking

BELLINGHAM  (AP) — Authorities say a Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors’ dog in front of them. But the corgi apparently wasn’t the one barking. KIRO News reports that David William Latham faces charges of felony animal cruelty, among others. His attorney, Adrian Madrone, says his client feels terrible. Police…

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August 12, 2014 at 7:29 AM

Coast Guardsman suspected in Bellingham death hangs himself

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A Coast Guardsman identified as a suspect in the slaying of a 59-year-old Washington  woman has been found dead in an apparent suicide in a remote area near Show Low, Ariz., authorities said Monday. The U.S. Marshals Service said deputy marshals located Michael G. Arnold, 33, of Boise, Idaho, on Saturday at a…

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August 6, 2014 at 7:31 AM

Bellingham man sentenced to 10 years for kidnapping

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM— A 28-year-old man who tried to grab a woman and two girls off the street and briefly took a 2-year-old girl from a grocery store was sentenced Tuesday in Bellingham to 10 years in prison. The Bellingham Herald reports Jake Unick pleaded guilty in May to kidnapping and kidnapping with a sexual motivation. Judge…

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August 5, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Bellingham police to wear video cameras

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Bellingham police will start wearing cameras to record certain arrests and interactions with the public. Police tested the cameras during the first three months of the year. Police Chief Cliff Cook told a city council committee meeting Monday that people were less argumentative when they were told they were being recorded. The…

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July 10, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Lawn watering limit requested in Bellingham

BELLINGHAM (AP) — The city of Bellingham is asking residents to limit lawn watering to conserve drinking water this summer. Residents with odd-numbers addresses are asked to limit watering to Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Residents with even-number addresses are asked to water only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. KGMI reports no one should water on…

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