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Burlington police investigate drive-by shooting

The Burlington Police Department is investigating an apparent drive-by shooting Monday evening in the area of Spruce and Cedar streets. About 9:07 p.m., Burlington police received reports of two vehicles speeding through the area and shots being fired, officer Mike Lumpkin said in a news release. Wh

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-03-20 16:56:00

Human remains discovered on Mount Erie

The remains of a 41-year-old Anacortes man reported missing late last year were recently found near the summit of Mount Erie. His body was identified this month using dental records, according to Skagit County Sheriff's Office Detective Sgt. Jenny Sheahan-Lee. "We have no reason to believe there was

GOANACORTES.COM - 2018-03-20 22:11:00

Nooksack Tribal Police chief named in lawsuit

WHATCOM - Nooksack Tribal Interim Police Chief Michael Ashby has been named in a lawsuit brought forward by current Nooksack Tribal Council member Carmen Tageant. The Seattle law firm Galanda Broadman leads the case. Tageant alleges that Ashby, formerly a police officer with the Ferndale Police Depa

LYNDENTRIBUNE.COM - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

Authorities: Death of homeless man accidental

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have ruled as accidental the death of a homeless man who became unresponsive while in police custody. Whatcom County Medical Examiner Dr. Gary Goldfogel told The Bellingham Herald that 49-year-old Robert Gagnon died of cardiac complications caused by acute metham

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-03-20 14:44:23

Bellingham Cider Co. opens brewpub in downtown Bellingham

Driving down Prospect Street in Bellingham, the actual building is hard to miss. But its new tenant might be a little hard to find. Bellingham Cider Company opened in February in the former Cascade Laundry Building, at 205 Prospect St. It's the same building that was painted bright orange and now ho

BBJTODAY.COM - 2018-03-21 13:05:58

Students plan "March For Our Lives" event in Bellingham

Photo: KGMI KGMI News BELLINGHAM, Wash. - While some Bellingham students join the "March For Our Lives" in D-C, other students in Bellingham plan to hold a "sibling" march on the same day here. This Saturday, students plan to gather at Bellingham City Hall from 10am to 12pm for a peaceful rally wher


Support for public hospital district | Letters

We are writing to express our strong support for the establishment of an Orcas Island Public Hospital District and Board of Commissioners, and the future levy to fund the district. We are relative newcomers to the island. We appreciate how welcome we feel and are glad to be part of this community -

ISLANDS SOUNDER - 2018-03-21 08:30:00

Churches to house homeless families

Hope Lutheran Church on Grover Street in Lynden is one of at least 13 congregations in Whatcom County to begin hosting families without a home starting in May. (Ashley Hiruko/Lynden Tribune) WHATCOM - Homeless men, women and children as families are frequently in need of a place to sleep, and local

LYNDENTRIBUNE.COM - 2018-03-21 13:00:00

Failing embankment on Marine Drive awaiting permanent fix

Ursula Denison, of Camano Island, is concerned about safety on Marine Drive south of Norman Road, south of Stanwood, at a spot where the embankment gave way. Temporary fixes have been made. "However, when looking closely, the asphalt is just barely hanging on on the right side," Denison writes. "The


WATCH: Bellingham Police identify man who died in custody Thursday, release video

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Bellingham police have identified the man who died in their custody early Thursday. Robert Gagnon, age 49 reportedly had ties to Minnesota, Colorado, and Seattle. Police say they have located his next of kin and advised them of the situation. Video footage released from the Drop-


Twelve Haggen Stores Voluntarily Recall Select Deli Products in Cooperation with Taylor Farms' Onion Recall Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

BELLINGHAM, Wash., March 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In cooperation with the Taylor Farms recall of diced yellow onions that may be contaminated with Salmonella, 12 Haggen stores are voluntarily recalling deli products that contain raw Taylor Farms brand diced yellow onions. Salmonella is an organism t


Sheriff's Log March 7-13: Trespassers, threats, suicidal people

The disposition codes are: ACT- active; ALS-Advanced life support; BLS - Basic Life Support; CIC - citation issued; CLO - closed; FAL - false; INA - inactive; NR - no report; UNF - unfounded; GOA - gone on arrival; FTA - failure to appear. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018 Traffic Hazard (Lopez Island) ACT


NEWS BRIEFS: Port Townsend port meeting location switched ... and other items

PORT TOWNSEND - The Port of Port Townsend will meet at the Port Townsend Yacht Club instead of the Point Hudson Marina Room for its special meeting today. It was announced Monday that the 1 p.m. meeting will take place at the club at 2503 Washington St. The meeting's agenda remains unchanged. It inc

PENINSULA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 08:30:00

Credit card debt among Whatcom County residents varies widely

Photo: clipart.com KGMI News WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. - Americans, including many Whatcom County residents, are taking on more credit card debt and having a hard time paying it off. A new study from WalletHub.com looked at nearly 2,600 cities, checking the percentage of people with credit card debt, th


Burlington man charged with DUI after Saturday head on collision

Photo: KGMI KGMI News CONCRETE, Wash. - A Burlington man was taken to Harborview Medical Center Saturday after what troopers say was a DUI crash. The Washington State Patrol says 21- year old Andrew Schuh was southbound on Concrete Sauk Valley Road about a mile south of Concrete when he turned a cor


Community cleans up Day Creek properties

DAY CREEK - Residents in the rural Day Creek community south of Lyman have grown tired of seeing properties littered with abandoned vehicles, trash and drug paraphernalia, so this month they decided to do something about it. Day Creek Chapel pastor and volunteer firefighter Travis Lohman said abando


Crime reports to Bellingham Police way up compared to a year ago

Photo: KGMI KGMI News BELLINGHAM, Wash. -The number of incidents reported to the Bellingham Police Department is way up. The City of Bellingham Crime Statistics web page shows Bellingham police logged 12,020 calls in the first two months of 2018. That's a workload increase of almost 30% compared to


Boys disciplined after a stun gun is discharged in a Bellingham middle school

Photo: clipart.com KGMI News BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Two boys are in trouble after Bellingham Police say one brought a stun gun to school and discharged it in a classroom. Lieutenant Danette Beckley says police responded to Shuksan Middle School Tuesday morning at about 11:45 when one boy set off the st


Driver hospitalized after I-5 rollover crash near Arlington

ARLINGTON - A medical problem is believed to have caused a crash on I-5 north of Arlington on Saturday. A car left the northbound lanes and rolled over, said trooper Heather Axtman with the Washington State Patrol. The driver was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. The person's age and gen


Whooping cough reported in two Ferndale School District students

Photo: KGMI KGMI News FERNDALE, Wash. - The Whatcom County Health Department has advised the Ferndale School District it has confirmed two cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in District students. The district advised on its Facebook page that one of the students attends Ferndale High School. The ot