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2 weeks ago

Woman gets life without parole for killing 6 family members

A Seattle judge has sentenced a woman to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing six of her family members on Christmas Eve 2007.

Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley speaks at a news conference, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. Earlier in the day, Kelley entered a not guilty plea to a federal grand jury indictment on charges of filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property.

2 weeks ago

Jury wraps up first day deliberations in State Auditor Troy Kelley’s fraud trial

Jurors had two questions for the judge but didn't reach a verdict yesterday.

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Photo credit: Kimball Gainor

2 weeks ago

Laser beams from Boulevard Park stops a Coast Guard training session

Green laser lights can temporarily blind people controlling boats and planes. That's why the training mission was cancelled and the crew headed back to base to be checked out.

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2 weeks ago

Suspected explosive device closes Sumas border

It was shut down in both directions for a while this (Thursday) afternoon.

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2 weeks ago

First earthquake in 4 years at Mt. Baker

This has no connection to other quakes around the "Ring of Fire."

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2 weeks ago

New restrictions on shellfish harvesting includes Whatcom County Bay

There are five areas where commercial harvesting is restricted outright one more than last year.

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2 weeks ago

A battle over Whatcom County voting districts is over

The partisan committee may have voted unanimously but not everyone is happy about it.

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2 weeks ago

Woman gets life without parole for killing 6 family members

Life without parole was the only punishment she could receive after jurors found her guilty of aggravated murder and prosecutors didn’t seek the death penalty.

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2 weeks ago

Thief near Whatcom Middle School flees on bike

Ian Block smashed a truck window and stole things from inside.

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2 weeks ago

Bellingham ranked top “clean air” city in the country

The American Lung Association's latest "State of the Air" report says Bellingham is one of the Cities with the cleanest air in the country.

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2 weeks ago

North Cascades Highway reopens earlier than expected

The North Cascades Highway will reopen at 11 o’clock Friday morning.

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2 weeks ago

Another heat record broken in Whatcom County

That’s right, the temperature hit 78 degrees yesterday at the Bellingham airport, breaking the previous record for the day, which was 73 degrees on April 20, 1956.

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2 weeks ago

DOT finishes repairs to Birch Bay-Lynden Road bridge

The State DOT finished repairs to the damaged bridge and reopened the overpass to two-way traffic.

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2 weeks ago

Bellingham High Schools transitioning to new schedule

They’ll all be on eight-period schedules beginning in the 2017-18 school year - the same point new start/end times go into effect.

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2 weeks ago

New hotel soon to open near Ferndale

The newly remodeled Orca Inn Suites was once Voyager's Landing.

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2 weeks ago

A kidnapping in Birch Bay ends with a car crash

She did everything she could to make sure she survived.

Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley speaks at a news conference, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. Earlier in the day, Kelley entered a not guilty plea to a federal grand jury indictment on charges of filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property.

2 weeks ago

Closing arguments in State Auditor Troy Kelley’s trial

Kelley's lawyer says prosecutors were so intent on winning, they ignored evidence of Kelley's innocence.

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2 weeks ago

Another IRS phone scam hits Bellingham

A local accountant knew the call was bogus as soon as he heard it.

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2 weeks ago

Yeager’s Sporting Goods unsuccessfully robbed

The thief is in the hospital but will likely face charges.

Ferndale Police, Whatcom County Sheriff's deputies and Bellingham Police investigate the Patriot Pl. home where a woman was stabbed Friday, May 2nd, 2014.

2 weeks ago

Bellingham Police required to wear body cameras come July

Some officers are already using the cameras on a voluntary basis right now, but they’ll be required come July.

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