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Joe Moser in WWII

Ferndale WWII POW profiled in advance of French award

Seventy-one years ago, Ferndale resident Joe Moser was shot down over France, captured by Germans and sent to Buchenwald Concentration Camp.

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Two Whatcom residents find out punishments

Sentences are handed down for a child molester and an arsonist.

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Whatcom business people honored

The 29th Annual Whatcom Business Person of the Year Awards are out.

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$7500 fine for Whatcom Dairy Farm

A local dairy farm is hit with a fine after allowing manure to get into a tributary of the Nooksack River.

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Counterfeit bills appearing in N.W. Washington

Funny money appeared at a Shell Gas Station and Food Mart in Anacortes three times in a week.

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New County Public Works head comes from city

The new public works director for Whatcom County is familiar with the office.

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Bellingham buys land for Cordata Park

The City of Bellingham is spending more than 3-and-a-half million dollars for land in the Cordata area.

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows a warning placard on a tank car carrying crude oil near a loading terminal in Trenton, N.D. Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year. The oil industry's lead trade group released new standards on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people.

Cantwell introduces bill to make oil trains safer

Oil trains pass through Washington every week

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Richmond man sentenced for smuggling rhino horn

Flew from Richmond to buy rhino horn from undercover agent

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Comcast experiencing outages

Comcast cable service interrupted

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Rental registration fees approved

Bellingham’s new rental registration and inspection program is continuing to develop.

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Local jobless rate remains steady

Whatcom County continues to see strong employment numbers.

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No shellfish harvesting on Portage Bay for 6 months

Pollution is once again closing some Portage Bay Shellfish harvesting.

Men caught trying to smuggle nearly 50 pounds of ecstasy across border

Border agents found them on a known drug smuggling route

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Violent fugitive arrested at Blaine border crossing

Tried to cross just hours after man wanted for murder was shot by a border agent in Sumas

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

Girlfriend accomplice gets 43 years for Ferndale knife attack

Jury found her guilty of helping Chad Horne in attempted murder of a Ferndale woman

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Ferndale woman injured in car crash dies

Ferndale woman hurt in Skagit crash dies

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Whatcom County man gets 22 years in prison for murder

Man killed his 60-year-old stepfather

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Chuckanut residents to council: We’ll pay to keep trains quiet

People who live on Chuckanut Drive want trains to stop blowing their horns when they get to the Yacht Club Road crossing.

A sidewalk outside the Legislative building is bustling with people on the first day of the 2014 session of the Washington state Legislature, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

Smoking age, clean energy, Lynden water bills up for hearings

Bills on smoking, energy and the Nooksack River get public hearing in Olympia today.

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Top-seeded Wisconsin & Arizona hang on to advance to Elite 8

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Arizona forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, left, passes the ball as head coach Sean Miller watches during practice, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Los Angeles, for a college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament. Arizona is scheduled to play Xavier on Thursday.

Top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.

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Kentucky overwhelms West Virginia & Notre Dame beats up Wichita State to move on to Elite 8

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Kentucky's Dakari Johnson answers questions during a news conference before practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Cleveland, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Kentucky plays West Virginia in a regional semifinal on Thursday.

Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points and the third-seeded Irish dominated Wichita State 81-70 in the Midwest regional semifinals on Thursday night to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in 36 years.

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NCAA concerned with Indiana religious objections bill

NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at a news conference Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.

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‘Downton Abbey’ to end after season six

This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows, from left, Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, and Sophie McShera as Daisy, in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey." As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, it remains a series about elegance, tradition and gentility, and the pressures of preserving them. The show premieres Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS.

Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.

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Fiancee of Aaron Hernandez to be called to testify Friday

Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, watches during the Hernandez's murder trial, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, 27, in June 2013.

The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be called to testify in his murder trial Friday, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press.

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