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July 28, 2014 at 2:22 PM

3 oil-train protesters jailed for blocking tracks to Anacortes refinery

The Associated Press ANACORTES — The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office says three oil-train protesters have been arrested for blocking the railroad tracks at the Tesoro refinery near Anacortes. About two dozen people were taking part in the demonstration Monday morning when deputies arrived. Most agreed to leave, but three remained locked to each other on the tracks. The…

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July 1, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Skagit County woman killed by falling tree identified

Skagit Valley Herald MOUNT VERNON — An Alger woman who died Sunday after a treefelling accident has been identified by the Skagit County Coroner’s Office as Claudia Lauden, 61. The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office said Lauden was struck by a falling tree as a crew was attempting to cut a large fir tree down in the 1400 block of Butler Creek Road. The…

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June 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Hiker, rescue volunteer killed at Pilchuck Falls identified

A hiker and rescue volunteer who fell to their deaths at Pilchuck Falls on Saturday have been identified. The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office identified the rescue-team member as JB Bryson, 62, of Sedro-Woolley. The hiker has been identified as Peder Trettevik, 25, of Stanwood. At about 9:40 p.m. Saturday, sheriff’s deputies from Skagit and Snohomish counties, along with Skagit County search-and-rescue personnel, were called to the Lake Cavanaugh…

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May 31, 2013 at 7:21 PM

WSP motorcycle trooper dies after collision in Skagit County

CONWAY, Skagit County –  A Washington State motorcycle trooper who was injured in a collision on Friday evening in Conway, Skagit County, has died, according to the State Patrol. Sean O’Connell, 38, of Lake Stevens, had been with the patrol for 16 years and had once been named “Trooper of the Year,” according to the WSP. He…

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October 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Skagit County man killed with chainsaw; suspect arrested

A 34-year-old man arrested this morning north of Sedro-Woolley is suspected of killing another man with a chainsaw, according to the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office. The victim, 52, was found in his home in the 4800 block of Blank Road in rural Skagit County at around 6 p.m. Monday, according to Undersheriff Tom Molitor.  The victim had suffered wounds to his head…

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October 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Burlington man arrested after woman found with slashed throat

The Associated Press: BELLINGHAM– Authorities have arrested a 30-year-old Burlington man hours after a woman walked out of woods south of Bellingham with her throat cut. Skagit County Undersheriff Tom Molitor says the suspect, who was in a domestic relationship with the victim, was arrested Saturday in Eastern Washington. The man will be transferred to Skagit County…

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October 6, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Teen falls to his death at Skagit County gravel pit

A 17-year-old boy fell to his death last night during a gathering at an abandoned gravel pit north of Concrete, the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office said. The Sheriff’s Office received a call at 10:30 p.m. reporting the teen had fallen 50 to 75 feet at the gravel pit in the 6300 block of Baker River Road. Aid…

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