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Police searching for Burlington bank robber
BURLINGTON, Wash. - Officers with the Burlington Police Department are asking for help finding a man who on Wednesday robbed a Chase Bank inside a Fred Meyer. Law enforcement officials said the man presented a note to a bank teller about 6:03 p.m. demanding money.
Mount Vernon School District decides on new boundaries
MOUNT VERNON — After two years of work, the Mount Vernon School Board approved Wednesday new boundaries for the school district's elementary schools. At the recommendation of district staff, the board chose to set its boundary lines so that students who live in the Mobile Manor trailer park area off
1 dead, 1 injured as car slides off road, crashes into water-filled culvert
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- A man was killed and a woman was injured when their car crashed off Pioneer Highway in Skagit County Wednesday evening. The car was heading south when it attempted to turn east onto a private drive at Milltown Road about 6 miles south of Mount Vernon when the tires went off th
Nurse shifts would be limited to 8 hours under new Washington bill
OLYMPIA, Wash. - A bill affecting all nurses in Washington state is one step closer to becoming law. House Bill 1511 would ensure meal and rest breaks are protected and uninterrupted. Now, a new amendment limits how long they can actually work.
Man dies when vehicle overturns
A 21-year-old man died Wednesday when the vehicle he was in overturned into a water-filled culvert on Pioneer Highway about 6 miles south of Mount Vernon. According to the State Patrol, the man and 21-year-old Zoe Danieli of Bellevue were in a 2008 Subaru Outback when it turned off the highway onto
Man who died in Washington prison linked to 2 cold case murders from the 70s
The sheriff in San Luis Obispo county has identified a man named Arthur Rudy Martinez as a suspect in two 41-year-old cold case murders in Atascadero, California. Martinez died in prison in Spokane in June of 2014, when he was 65.
Bellingham police searching for man suspected of assaulting 71-year-old
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Officers with the Bellingham Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of assaulting a 71-year-old. Police said the alleged assault happened on April 1 at 10 a.m.
Murder suspect arrested at Canadian border
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of fatally shooting a man and leaving his body in an Auburn vacant lot last month was arrested Saturday while trying to cross the Canadian border.
Washington state troopers are targeting unsecured loads
Would you spend five minutes to ensure that you do not kill someone on the road today? I think all of us would answer yes. Then why don’t more people secure their loads before driving away?
Woman Arrested After Punching Nurse in Face at United General Hosptial
Sedro-Woolley, WA – A Nurse helping a patient who had been admitted to the emergency room at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley was punched in the face by the patient around 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019.
Washington likely won’t abolish the death penalty this year
The bill to officially end the death penalty in Washington state failed to get a vote ahead of Wednesday’s deadline. The death penalty is unusable in Washington right now. The state Supreme Court ruled it was being used arbitrarily and with racial bias last year. It ordered all death sentences be co
Affirmative action initiative reaches Washington Legislature
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) â€” An initiative that would bring affirmative action back to Washington state arrived at the Legislature Thursday, where supporters and critics alike invoked American ideals including opportunity and equality during a lengthy public hearing.
Man Dies in Pioneer Highway Crash, Woman Transported to Harborview
Skagit County, WA- The Washington State patrol responded to a single vehicle crash on Pioneer Highway near Milltown Road around 5:46 p.m. on April 17th, 2019. According to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol, a white 2008 Subaru Outback Sports Utility was traveling Southbound on Pioneer Hi
Washington politicians respond to release of Mueller Report
“Troubled,” “I don’t trust him,” and “no collusion or obstruction of justice by President Trump” are just a few of the varied words Washington politicians are using to describe the recently-released Mueller Report.
Food, music and more at Tulip Festival Street Fair
A tradition just one year younger than the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, the annual festival street fair kicks off Friday, April 19, in downtown Mount Vernon. The free event, hosted by the Mount Vernon Downtown Association, will feature three days of food, music, art and more. Eight blocks of First
Island County Sheriff asks for public’s help in finding missing woman
ISLAND COUNTY, Wash. – The Island County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing woman. Janet Wellman was last seen in Sedro Woolley on Friday, April 12th and before that was located in Bellingham.
Low salmon runs bring temporary closures of fisheries
OAK HARBOR, Wash. — Chinook salmon fisheries will be restricted in areas of Puget Sound again this year because of projected low returns of salmon to the Nooksack, Stillaguamish and other rivers.
Police found a body in the river. A mysterious tattoo linked it to a beheaded woman and a bunker.
The canine had been inked in black and white, with wild eyes and jagged teeth that gave it the look of a snarling wolf. “Sheepdog,” a banner below said in block letters. The cryptic tattoo was one of the only clues police had to work with. On April 7, 2018, a fisherman near Yuba City, Calif., had sp
Washington Legislature votes to end surprise medical billing
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) â€” The Washington Legislature has passed a measure to end so-called surprise medical billing. The House on Thursday voted unanimously to concur on changes made in the Senate, which unanimously passed the measure last week.
REMINISCING ON OUR TULIP FESTIVAL ROAD TRIP…
I was going through some old photos the other day and came across photos from back in 2016 when Drew, Dash, Isla Rose and I took a spontaneous road trip to see the Tulip Festival in Skagit County, near Bellingham in Washington. It was so, so beautiful. What a memorable trip. I wanted to do a throwba