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December 17, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Whatcom County man accused of using horse whip on son

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom County sheriff’s office says a man forced his 10-year-old son to run for three hours on logging roads at the crack of a horse whip. Other family members reported the 32-year-old man and another relative who were punishing the boy Sunday for not doing his chores properly at their home…

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December 16, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Avian flu virus detected in wild birds in Whatcom County

The Associated Press Agriculture officials said Tuesday they have found avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state but there’s no immediate public health concern. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said separate strains of the H5 virus were identified in a northern pintail duck and a gyrfalcon. Both viruses have been found in other parts of the world…

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December 12, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Whatcom County DUI suspect fights blood draw

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A drunken-driving suspect was given a sedative against his wishes to stop him from fighting a blood draw troopers wanted for a fatality investigation in Everson, Whatcom County. Brian Jeffery Smith is charged with vehicular homicide in the Dec. 5 death of 38-year-old Jason Lyle “Bone” Schuyleman, who was riding a motorcycle when…

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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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