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September 4, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Whatcom County woman accused of pulling gun on kids

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A 47-year-old woman who allegedly pulled a gun on young children playing outside has been charged with six counts of assault. Gwyneth Fay Hafstad, of Kendall, is being held in Whatcom County Jail on $100,000 bail. Prosecutors in Whatcom County say she parked her SUV outside a neighbor’s house on Aug. 28, and…

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March 11, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Whatcom County Jail inmate dies after hanging herself in cell

An inmate at Whatcom County Jail died after hanging herself in her cell Monday afternoon, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office said. According to The Bellingham Herald, a corrections deputy who was helping with medication deliveries found Shannon Rose Jefferson, 36, hanging with a bed sheet tied around her neck at about 1:15 p.m. in her cell on…

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