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Three teens in custody after shooting in Mount Vernon
Three males who fled on foot were found and taken into custody, the report stated. A fourth suspect, identified as a 29-year-old woman from Burlington, was not located despite efforts from the State Patrol, Skagit County Sheriff's Office, the Sedro-Woolley and Burlington police departments, and a K-
Fentanyl becoming potent problem in Skagit County
When officers with the Swinomish Tribal Police Department arrived at the home of a 40-year-old woman dying of a drug overdose in May, they had no reason to believe it was any different than other overdoses they had seen.As the investigation continued, however, officers learned the woman may have tak
Trucker charged in 1987 deaths of couple in Washington state
FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, William Earl Talbott II enters the courtroom at the Skagit County Community Justice Center before entering a plea of not guilty for the 1987 murder of Tanya Van Cuylenborg in Mount Vernon, Wash. A Washington state man authorities say is linked by DNA
Classic warbirds coming to Skagit Regional Airport
History will come to Burlington when four World War II era aircraft touch down Wednesday at Skagit Regional Airport.The Collings Foundation, which is based out of Massachusetts, will bring its annual Wings of Freedom tour to Skagit County.The tour features several restored aircraft, including a B-25
Superior Court charges filed against suspects in overdose death
MOUNT VERNON — Prosecutors charged two women Wednesday in Skagit County Superior Court in connection with a May overdose death.Milagros Encarnacion, 54, and Michelle C. Martinez, 41, will be arraigned Thursday.Each is charged with controlled substance homicide and six other drug-related felonies in
Two drivers killed in head-on collision on Highway 2 near Snohomish identified
– The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday announced it had completed the examination and confirmed identification of a 27-year old man who died in a motor vehicle collision on Highway 2 at Mile Marker 7 near Snohomish, WA on June 11th.
Berry Dairy Days celebrates community of Burlington
BURLINGTON — As 11 o’clock grew nearer, all the best seats for the Berry Dairy Days Grand Parade had been claimed by thousands of families and their squirmy children, their bags and buckets ready to receive the copious amounts of candy to be thrown throughout the procession.Now in its 81st year, Ber
Outdoor Notes: Take dad outside this Father's Day
Local marine areas 7 (San Juan Islands), 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island and Skagit Bay), 8-2 (ports Susan and Gardner) and 9 (Admiralty Inlet) are open for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing.
It’s a Garden Party in Mount Vernon
MOUNT VERNON — The annual Summer Garden Party series returns to the Skagit Valley Co-op from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in the Co-op’s Garden Center, 202 S. First St.The party brings local farmers and producers in-store for shoppers to meet and sample their goods. The event is free and fam
Bellingham nurse charged with unprofessional conduct | 1170 KPUG-AM
6-14-2018BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A Bellingham nurse is accused of unprofessional conduct after the Department of Health says she came to work drunk and withdrew from an agreed-upon monitoring contract.The Department says in November 2014 a breathalyzer test showed Tammie Lynn Morgan had a BAC level of a
Puget Sound's lowest tide of the year is Friday
The lowest tide of the year will occur Friday at Puget Sound beaches. In the Seattle and Tacoma areas, Friday’s low tide will be -3.7 feet at 12:42 p.m., according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
Marysville celebrates strawberries with festival
The Marysville Strawberry Festival continues on Saturday, June 16, at Asbery Field, 449 Alder Ave. There will be a grand parade, kiddie parade, talent show, fashion show, berry run, market and more.
Four injured in multivehicle collision on Highway 20 near Burlington
A chain reaction of collisions resulted in a total of four vehicles and eight people involved a crash on eastbound Highway 20, west of Pulver road near Burlington on Saturday, June 9.An 84-year-old Anacortes man was injured, along with three others.
Darrington man dies after speeding off road | 1170 KPUG-AM
6-14-2018DARRINGTON, Wash. — A 70-year-old Darrington man is dead after he sped off the roadway in his SUV and hit a tree Wednesday afternoon.The State Patrol reports the man, whose identity has not been released, was westbound on SR-530 near Darrington and speeding when he missed a curve and went o
WWU’s historic Armory building bought by local businessmen | 1170 KPUG-AM
Western Todayreports Pete Dawson, the president of Dawson Construction, and Curt O’Connor, who owns a real estate investment firm, have been considering the building’s potential for years.
Shots fired at residence on 34th Street
Buy NowNo one was seriously injured Wednesday evening after a woman fired a gun inside a residence near the intersection of 34th Street and M Avenue.The other people inside the residence were able to evacuate and the Anacortes Police Department attempted to negotiate with the shooter, Capt. Dave Flo
WWU students will let go of furniture and unwanted items at recycling extravaganza | 1170 KPUG-AM
6-13-2018BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Western Washington University students will flock to donation stations in popular Bellingham neighborhoods this weekend.Move Out Madnessis an annual event for the responsible disposal and donation of household items, clothes, non-perishable food, recyclable materials and
Bellingham police and Alaska Airlines help scammed lady get home to Texas | 1170 KPUG-AM
6-13-2018BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Bellingham Police Association and Alaska Airlines came to the rescue of a woman who was apparently the target of a scammer.Apost on the BPD Facebook pagesays the family of the 79-year-old disabled woman from Texas told police they were concerned after she had flown t
Police Seek Suspect In Beating Death Of Homeless Man
On May 24, police responded to a bus stop along Broadway Avenue in Everett on a report of two men fighting. At the scene, they found Jay Angostinelli, 62, injured and bleeding from the head. Angostinelli later died, and suffered multiple skull fractures that police believe were caused by a weapon.
Many improvements coming to Whatcom Falls Trail off Woburn Street | 1170 KPUG-AM
6-13-2018BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Whatcom Falls Park is under construction for an improved trailhead.Parks and Recreation Director Leslie Bryson saidthe projectincludes completing missing links in the Whatcom Creek Greenway & Trail system.More than 1500 feet of new gravel trail will provide users easier