Crime

Crime

Brush fire burns about 10 acres near Sumas

A brush fire east of Sumas burned about 10 acres on the side of Vedder Mountain Thursday afternoon, Aug. 25. Though it’s too early to determine a cause, officials suspect a tree that fell on a power line near the intersection of Reese Hill and Frost roads may have started the fire.

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Possible arson in fire that consumes barn, cars near Ferndale

Authorities are investigating a possible arson fire that destroyed a barn, a fifth-wheel trailer and several cars worth $100,000 Wednesday morning, Aug. 24. County fire investigators and sheriff’s officials could say only that the fire was “under investigation,” said Undersheriff Jeff Parks.

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Bellingham employee accused of voyeurism, possessing child porn

David Frick, 53, makes his first appearance in Whatcom County Jail courtroom in Bellingham Friday, August 5. Frick, who lives near Lynden and worked at the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center in Bellingham, faces charges of voyeurism and possessing child pornography.
Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com
Bellingham employee accused of voyeurism, possessing child porn 3:23

Bellingham employee accused of voyeurism, possessing child porn

Bellingham man arrested after police chase makes first appearance in court 5:54

Bellingham man arrested after police chase makes first appearance in court

83-year-old accused of hitting husband with cast iron skillet 1:43

83-year-old accused of hitting husband with cast iron skillet

Watch firefighters battle fire at Samish Ridge Apartments in Bellingham 2:35

Watch firefighters battle fire at Samish Ridge Apartments in Bellingham