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December 8, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Heavy rain could flood some Western Wash. rivers

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Forecasters say heavy rain will blow into Washington Monday afternoon through Wednesday. The National Weather Service says the heaviest rain will fall on the coast, Olympics and Cascades. With the snow level above 7,000 feet, the rain will fill rivers and flooding is possible. Rain from the storm could total 10 to 13…

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July 18, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Injured loggers rescued by NAS Whidbey helicopter

By Kera Wanielista / Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash. CLEAR LAKE — Two men were rescued Thursday morning from a logging site after one of the trees they were trying to remove slid down the cliffside and struck them. About 6:30 a.m., four men with a logging company were attempting to remove the previously felled trees…

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June 29, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Hiker, rescue volunteer die at Pilchuck Falls

A hiker and a man who attempted to rescue the hiker fell to their deaths at Pilchuck Falls in Skagit County on Saturday, according to the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office. 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 scene near Lake Cavanaugh with…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: hiker, rescue, Skagit

January 24, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Skagit County man sentenced to 8½ years for incest

By Russell Hixson / Skagit Valley Herald MOUNT VERNON — A Skagit County Superior Court judge sentenced Chad Chenoweth on Thursday to 8½ years in prison for first-degree incest, his 14th sex offense and his first involving an adult victim. “I consider sex offenses, short of death, the most damaging thing a victim can go through,” Judge…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: bow, sex offender, Skagit

July 22, 2013 at 7:15 AM

Manhunt continues in shooting of 4-year-old

The Associated Press UPDATE 1:01 p.m. | Police followed tips overnight but were still searching Monday for a Washington state man wanted for questioning in the shooting death of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son. Investigators are talking to people who may know Trevor Braymiller, 25, and asking the public for tips, Sedro-Woolley Police Chief Doug Wood said Police don’t…

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May 28, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Minor back-ups reported on Skagit detours

On the first workday after the holiday weekend, the state Transportation Department (WSDOT) is reporting relatively minor back-ups in the area of the Interstate 5 bridge collapse over the Skagit River. As of 9:40 a.m., WSDOT reported no back-ups on northbound detour routes and back-ups of a half-mile to three quarters of a mile on the southbound routes. A…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: bridge, detour, Skagit