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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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Bronze cowboy recovered at border

Two men are arrested after police say they tried to smuggle a two-foot tall stolen cowboy into Canada.

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Eagles sign wide receiver Miles Austin to 1-year deal

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) on the field during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Arlington, Texas.

Wide receiver Miles Austin is joining the Philadelphia Eagles on a 1-year contract. The team announced the deal for the veteran wide receiver on Tuesday.

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Easy April Fools’ Day pranks

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Looking for a quick and easy way to pull a fast one? Check out these perfect pranks for kids, coworkers, and friends.

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Chicago Cubs plan opening night Ernie Banks tribute

'MR. CUB:' U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to baseball Hall of Fame player Ernie Banks at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington Nov. 20, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS/LARRY DOWNING

The Chicago Cubs and thousands of fans will honor the late Ernie Banks during the team's season opener against the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend.

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Florida State’s Winston shows off for NFL coaches, GMs

Jameis Winston rolls out to pass during Florida State football pro day in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Jameis Winston threw passes for nearly an hour at Florida State's pro day Tuesday, showing off his arm strength, accuracy and stamina for NFL coaches, general managers and scouts.

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Gene Simmons gets into movie business

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The KISS rocker and WWE Studios will join together to try to scare the bejeezus out of you.

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