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February 2, 2015 at 3:39 PM

State DOT files $17M suit for Skagit River bridge collapse

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A $17 million lawsuit has been filed by the Washington State Department of Transportation to recovers costs related to the 2013 Skagit River bridge collapse. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Skagit County Superior Court, according to a news release from the agency. It names four parties as responsible: the truck…

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November 21, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Prison sentence for stealing Aussie couple’s bikes

The Associated Press MOUNT VERNON — A 24-year-old man was sentenced to prison Thursday for stealing bicycles from an Australian couple when they stopped in Mount Vernon last summer on a cross-continent trek. The Skagit Valley Herald reports Danial Frank Osburn of Mount Vernon pleaded guilty to theft and an unrelated heroin charge. He was sentenced in Skagit County…

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November 14, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Guilty plea in beating death of Anacortes man

The Associated Press MOUNT VERNON — A man accused of beating his girlfriend’s step-grandfather to death pleaded guilty Wednesday in Mount Vernon to first-degree murder. The 33-year-old, Ashlee Smith, faces a minimum of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 27 in Skagit County Superior Court. The Skagit Valley Herald reports Smith and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Ami…

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October 29, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Skagit County couple sentenced to prison for adopted daughter’s death

The Associated Press MOUNT VERNON — A Skagit County couple accused of starving, beating and forcing their adopted daughter outside as punishment were sentenced to prison for decades Tuesday for her death. Carri Williams was sentenced to just under 37 years, the top of the standard sentencing range, by a judge who said she probably deserved more time in prison. Her…

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