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Bellingham pair arrested in connection with Burlington drive-by shooting

Photo: KGMI A Whatcom County man and woman are in the Skagit County jail after a drive-by shooting in Burlington Monday evening. The Skagit Valley Herald reports police believe the man and woman shot at a vehicle with a 16-year-old from Bellingham and a 17-year-old from Ferndale inside and that they

KGMI - 2018-03-22 14:53:36

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


Twin City Foods issue layoff notices, plans to sell packing plant

The Lervick family lives in Stanwood and plans to continue its repacking facility here. Don Heitmann estimated about 100 employees will remain at the Twin City Foods headquarters and the packing facility in Stanwood. Stationary peaviners 40 years ago at Twin City Foods Inc. were replaced by mobile v

SCNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 19:24:00

Everett police warn of pickpocket ring stealing wallets, purses; reward for ID of suspects

EVERETT, Wash. -- Everett Police are warning everyone to watch out for a team of pickpockets stealing wallets and purses from victims all over Western Washington. "What they are doing is interrupting or bumping our victims at local restaurants and crowded areas here in the city and their credit card

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-03-22 05:19:11

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

A different perspective on gun violence from Whatcom County students

At Meridian High School you have to be buzzed through a locked door to get inside. A sheriff's office sits just across the parking lot. You can't get much safer than that. Even so, fear still lingers. "My biggest concern is that eventually there's gonna be a student here who has these signs and it's

KING-5 - 2018-03-21 22:37:00

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


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

Suspicious package found at jail; bomb squad responding

EVERETT - A report of a suspicious package in the lobby of the Snohomish County Jail led to an evacuation Wednesday. Only the lobby of the jail was being cleared of people at around 3:20 p.m. as a bomb squad was called to the scene, sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton said. Officers shut down Oakes A


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


Driver dies in apparent high-speed crash near Snohomish

SNOHOMISH - A man died in what appeared to be a high-speed crash over the weekend east of Snohomish. A passerby reported finding that a severely damaged car had crashed off the 10500 block of Chain Lake Road around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. No other vehicles were involved, according to the Snohomish Count


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


'It's absolutely terrifying,' says volunteer after finding gun at Everett park

Neighborhood volunteers in Everett made a disturbing discovery this weekend as they were out clearing out away trash at a local park. (KOMO News) EVERETT, Wash. -- Neighborhood volunteers in Everett made a disturbing discovery this weekend as they were picking up trash at a local park. Volunteers w


1 injured in Sunday morning shooting

King County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting that injured one person Sunday morning in Burien, according to the department's social media accounts. A victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center after the incident near the 13600 block of 1st Avenue South. The road was closed


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-


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


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


Man who jumped onto I-5 after a fight and was killed by a passing car is identified | The News Tribune

A man who was fatally struck by a car on Interstate 5 while running from Tacoma police Thursday night has been identified. James Lagmay, 27, got into a fight at the Tacoma Mall around 7:10 p.m. and a security guard followed him from a distance while calling police. A Tacoma officer arrived just in


Person of interest in Camano Island killing possibly spotted in California

A man matching the description of the person of interest in the recent Camano Island homicide might have been spotted in the Happy Camp area of California, about 70 miles west of Yreka, according to news outlets there. Authorities have been seeking Jacob Gonzales, 34, since the discovery of a body M


Skagit County sees surge in school threats

Since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, six teens have been arrested and charged in Skagit County in relation to threats they made against county students or schools. Most of those six incidents took place in the past two weeks, Skagit County Prosecut