Fatal car wrecks increased dramatically statewide from 2014 to 2015, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, which said “inattention/distraction” was the biggest contributor to collisions.
After two days of extensive searching, authorities have failed to locate an 87-year-old man with dementia who went missing Monday night from his home in the Fairhaven area of south Bellingham, and a reward is being offered for information leading to the “kind, gentle” man’s safe return.
A series of storms that slammed the Northwest in early February with heavy snow, freezing rain and high winds has cost some $2.5 million in Whatcom County and could reach much higher as federal disaster aid is sought through the state, officials said Wednesday.
Fire caused by a faulty electrical cord heavily damaged a mobile home Sunday afternoon near Lake Terell, displacing a family of three – but a family member managed to free their pet cats, fire officials said.
Authorities and family members are asking for help finding an 87-year-old man with dementia who apparently left his home in the Fairhaven area about 10 p.m. Monday, Bellingham police tweeted early Tuesday.
Steve Banham, Lynden public works director explains how a failed culvert created a sinkhole along North 8th Street, resulting in a road closure that could take months to fix and could cost from $500,000 to $1 million to fix.
Philip A. Dwyerpdwyer@bhamherald.com
Sinkhole closes Lynden street
When will it melt? Feed store near Lynden has contest over snow pile
Watch Capt. Erica Martin, firefighter-paramedic and EMS supervisor, demonstrate using nalaxone, or Narcan
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