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February 17, 2015 at 8:07 AM

Ferndale mayor fires official after DUI arrest

The Associated Press FERNDALE — The mayor of Ferndale has fired the city’s new public works director after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The Bellingham Herald reports Chad Bedlington had been on paid administrative leave since he was arrested on Feb. 4. According to police, an officer found him trying to start…


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February 6, 2015 at 6:33 AM

Bellingham couple who fled with kids found in Calif.

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — Authorities say the three missing children at the center of a Washington state child welfare case have been found with their parents in California. A California Highway Patrol officer says the mother was arrested. KSBW reports someone called 911 on Thursday to say the family was at a gas station in Aptos,…


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January 5, 2015 at 12:14 PM

Financial adviser sentenced for stealing from elderly

The Associated Press A Bellingham tax and financial adviser convicted of stealing $255,000 from 26 elderly clients has been sentenced to 51 months in prison. Jeffrey Knutsen, owner of Bellwether Wealth Management, was barred in 2005 from working with clients because he had embezzled from a client’s account. But that didn’t stop him. U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says Knutsen…


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December 20, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Port Angeles considering Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles is the latest city in Washington to consider adopting a holiday honoring Native Americans — but not on Columbus Day. The Peninsula Daily News reports that the City Council plans to consult with the Lower Elwha and other tribes about establishing Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This year Seattle and Bellingham decided to celebrate…


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December 19, 2014 at 7:51 AM

WSP trooper hits 2 pedestrians in Bellingham

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The Washington State Patrol says a trooper hit two pedestrians in a road about 1 a.m. Friday in Bellingham. The patrol says the trooper was making a left turn and the pedestrians were intoxicated, wearing dark clothing and trying to cross the street against a “do not cross” sign. The 30-year-old man and…


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November 6, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Bellingham police recover stolen bikes worth $46K

BELLINGHAM — Police in Bellingham say they have recovered 10 stolen bikes worth $46,000 from a homeless camp. Police say two transients with the bikes were arrested early Wednesday and jailed on suspicion of burglary and possessing stolen property. The Bellingham Herald reports the most expensive bike was worth $10,000. The bikes have been returned to their…


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October 30, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Bellingham bank robbery suspect waits for police, needed a home

BELLINGHAM — Police say a man who robbed a bank in Bellingham calmly waited for officers to arrive and told them he did it because he was going to be homeless and needed a place to stay. Documents filed in Whatcom County Superior Court accuse 64-year-old Richard K. Gorton of the Oct. 14 robbery. Gorton lived at…


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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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