With fog covering Seattle like a blanket Tuesday morning, Bellingham, WA, airport received plenty of unexpected visitors during one of the busiest travel days of the year because of flight delays in Sea-Tac.
Bellingham police say Vincent Deal, 28, allegedly violated a no-contact order by breaking and entering into a woman’s home, strangling her, and forcing her into a car that he then crashed into a sign late Saturday night.
A 15-year-old boy will spend several months in a juvenile rehabilitation center for shooting an 18-year-old Bellingham man during a gang fight in mid-June. The 15-year-old was given the gun by an adult woman who said she wanted it to be a fair fight, authorities say.
WSDOT reports 23 fatalities on Whatcom County roads in 2017 — the most in a decade. Whatcom and Washington have seen increases for the past three years as they target zero fatalities statewide by 2030.
Only five of 17 school bond measures passed statewide in the Nov. 6 election, prompting Ferndale officials and others to ask whether school funding measures should require the current 60 percent supermajority.
A popular program at Western Washington University is in doubt as it tries to find funding. The Industrial Technology Vehicle Design program, part of Vehicle Research Institute, could be placed on moratorium.
Matthew Gregory, the Bellingham man accused of murdering his mother and leaving her body in Lake Samish in July, has been declared incompetent to stand trial and is awaiting mental health services at the state psychiatric hospital. But Gregory’s case is part of a larger problem with how the state provides services to mentally ill people accused of crimes.
A new Internet app. Orcasound, livestreams audio from hydrophones - underwater microphones - used to locate whales near the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest. “Citizen scientists” are encouraged to listen and help researchers locate killer whales in the area.