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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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June 13, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Bellingham man in standoff died from bomb-blast injuries

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom County medical examiner says a man found dead Tuesday after a seven-hour police standoff in Bellingham was fatally injured by an accidental pipe-bomb explosion. The autopsy Friday showed that 37-year-old Oleg P. Panchenko suffered injuries to his right wrist and right thigh that were not immediately life-threatening. But he refused…

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June 4, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Sex jokes shock mom at Bellingham school ceremony

BELLINGHAM (AP) — A drama-club adviser at Bellingham High School has apologized for an end-of-year awards ceremony that included profanity, off-color jokes and a sex toy as an award. In her apology, Teri Grimes took responsibility for inappropriate comments and actions and said it was not representative of the students. KOMO reports the district began…

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May 26, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Truck plows into 4 people, kills 1, in Bellingham

The Associated Press Police say a large pickup truck sped out of control in downtown Bellingham overnight, striking four people and killing one of them. Bellingham police say the 27-year-old driver veered onto a sidewalk before 2 a.m. Monday and hit three pedestrians. The three were believed to be in stable condition at a local hospital. The truck then…

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