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Feds: Troy Kelley paid stolen money to law firm

Federal prosecutors say indicted Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley paid more than $900,000 in stolen money to his high-priced law firm.

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Annoying train horns are the topic of a meeting in Bellingham

Tonight’s meeting at the Chrysalis Inn starts at 6:30.

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A portion of Portal Way is closed today

The section between Eaton Avenue and Somerset Street in Ferndale is shut down.

House Real Estate

Your home may be worth more than it was last year at this time

Whatcom County home values are up 5 percent in the first quarter of this year from the same period a year ago.

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Whatcom County’s economy continues to improve

The latest unemployment rate is at a six year low and retail sales were up.

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Blaine man crashes truck, drowns in Drayton Harbor after police chase

Ex-girlfriend called police last Friday saying he had threatened to commit suicide

KT-DUMP TRUCK DRIVER CONSOLED

Mechanical issue causes dump truck to tumble from I-5 onto Bellingham street

A dump truck smashed through barriers on Southbound I-5, fell down to the street below near the corner of Iowa and Lincoln and burst into flames

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Police still looking for armed robbery suspects in So. Bellingham

Sheriff Bill Elfo says the suspect who pulled gun is considered armed and dangerous

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Teen killed in shooting at Burlington park

No suspects in fatal shooting

Road Work

Major road work for Alabama Street

Expect lane closures

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Police: Men threatened to stab Bellingham Macy’s employee with syringe during shoplifting attempt

The two were confronted by store security just after noon on Monday after trying to take some jewelry and a watch

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Bellingham oil drilling protest ends

Activist descends anchor chain with Coast Guard assistance

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Birch Bay-Lynden Road overpass on I-5 suffers ‘substantial damage’

Bridge is still safe, but impact from oversize semi damaged two girders

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Power to Birchwood neighborhood restored

2,530 customers are currently impacted by the outage in the Birchwood neighborhood of Bellingham

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Blaine man injured in wreck

Man was driving impaired and with a flat tire

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Fire in Mount Vernon, Wash., building damages 3 businesses

Authorities say a stubborn fire has caused significant damage to three businesses that share a downtown Mount Vernon, Washington, building.

Tayler Drayton, 16, finishes painting words of support on a bus stop for those affected by a deadly mudslide nearly two weeks earlier nearby, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Oso, Wash. More than a dozen people are listed as missing and 30 bodies have been found in debris from the March 22 landslide that broke off a steep hill, roared across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and buried a community at Oso, about 55 miles north of Seattle.

Oso store near mud slide in danger of closing

The owner of the Oso General Store is struggling to keep her business afloat just three months after opening.

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.

Senate policy may reduce partisan squabbling on social media

A new Senate policy is attempting to reduce lawmakers' partisan squabbling on social media sites such as Twitter.

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WSU researcher says drought could get worse

Drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse.

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Hundreds protest police shooting in Olympia, Wash.

Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night in Olympia to protest a police shooting.

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No. 1 Williams edges Azarenka in French Open’s 3rd round

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Serena Williams of the U.S. volleys the ball to Germany's Anna-Lena Friedsam during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Paris. Williams won 5-7, 6-3, -6-3.

Serena Williams won the final six games and 10 of the last 12, coming back to beat Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Saturday in a third-round French Open match.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Game 7 showdown in West finals welcomed by Ducks, Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks center Brad Richards (91) waits for linesman Jean Morin, left, to release the puck in a face-off against Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

One year after the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks both exited the playoffs with a loss in a seventh game, they're facing off in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals tonight at Honda Center.

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Lightning strike: Tampa Bay beats Rangers, will play for Cup

New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider, right, collides with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) during the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in New York.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third straight game at Madison Square Garden 2-0 on Friday night to beat the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals in seven games.

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Belichick avoids direct answers on deflated footballs

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, speaks with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels during an NFL football organized team activity Friday, May 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass.

Coach Bill Belichick is shedding little light in his first public remarks since the Wells report on the Patriots' use of underinflated footballs.

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