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November 17, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Man dead, deputy injured in Whatcom County shootout

BELLINGHAM — A man is dead and a sheriff’s deputy injured after a five-hour standoff ended in a shootout in Whatcom County. Sheriff Bill Elfo tells KGMI deputies responded Sunday afternoon to neighbors who feared for their safety because a man was firing a gun in his back yard in the community of Kendall. Elfo says the…


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February 7, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Fungus killing trumpeter swans in Whatcom County

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A fungal infection from moldy grain has been killing dozens of trumpeter swans wintering on Wiser Lake in Whatcom County. Wildlife biologist Martha Jordan of Washington Swan Stewards tells The Bellingham Herald that 149 of the big, white birds were found dead in the county as of Jan. 27. That compares with…


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January 27, 2013 at 10:20 AM

One bicyclist killed, one injured in Whatcom County crash

From Staff Reporter Sara Jean Green A 57-year-old woman struck two bicyclists with her car Saturday night, killing one man and injuring a second on northbound Highway 547 in Whatcom County, according to the State Patrol. After checking on the cyclists, the driver left the scene in her damaged 1994 Ford Escort, but was arrested and booked…


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September 27, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Student calls in bomb threat to finish homework

Everson police say a 13-year-old boy who fell behind in homework called in a bomb threat to get more time to finish it. Police Chief Erik Ramstead says investigators were able to track the phone call made Wednesday morning to a home in Whatcom County. The Bellingham Herald reports the boy was arrested at Nooksack…


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September 21, 2012 at 5:54 AM

Everson man accused of impregnating girl, 11

The Associated Press EVERSON, Whatcom County — An Everson man has been accused of impregnating an 11-year-old girl. Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo told KGMI the 30-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for investigation of child rape. The investigation began after a doctor told Child Protective Services about an abortion performed on the girl.


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June 27, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Gang members banned from fair at Lynden

The Associated Press LYNDEN, Whatcom County — Gang members will not be allowed at the Northwest Washington Fair in August at Lynden. Police Chief Jack Foster says gang member will be identified at the entrance by their clothing, tattoos and other typical displays. The Bellingham Herald reports fair manager Jim Baron and police announced steps Tuesday that they…


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November 26, 2011 at 6:03 PM

High winds, heavy rains due overnight

Parts of Western Washington could be in for some wild weather Saturday night and Sunday morning. Areas near the coast and the northern interior may see sustained winds between 30 and 40 mph, with gusts up to 60, according to a “high wind warning” from the Weather Service.  The winds are expected to kick in about…


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