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Alaska Airlines bans baggage handler who fell asleep in cargo hold of plane

A baggage handler who fell asleep inside the cargo hold of one of its planes and called for help when the plane took off "has been permanently banned from ever working on any Alaska Airlines flights."

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Sehome robotics team to compete in world competition

Robotics team made up of students from all of Bellingham's High Schools in big competition.

Photo by Jeffery Lustick

Teen rear-ends a trooper patrol car on I-5

Neither the driver, his passenger nor the trooper were hurt

Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley speaks at a news conference, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. Earlier in the day, Kelley entered a not guilty plea to a federal grand jury indictment on charges of filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property.

Kelley pleads not guilty, will take leave of absence

Governor, Attorney General and others calling for Kelley to resign immediately

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Whatcom County boy honored after death for saving others through organ donation

KGMI News Reporting By Karen Taylor BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The young boy who died after slipping and falling down Whatcom…

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Man exposes himself to student near Western campus

Man drove up next to student near Cedar and Forest St around noon today

A sign at Marysville Pilchuck High School promotes conference days in Marysville, Wash., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, the afternoon after a morning shooting in the school's cafeteria. Officials announced that the school would be closed all next week.

Father of school shooter pleads not guilty to gun charge

Prosecutors say Fryberg Jr. bought a handgun sometime between January 2013 and October 2014.

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Washington auditor indicted, charged with false tax returns

The grand jury returned the indictment Wednesday, and it was unsealed Thursday

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Toxin shuts down Whatcom shellfish harvest

Toxic water means you can’t go out and get clams and oysters from beaches north of Birch Point to the Canadian Border.

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Bellingham molester sentenced to 15 years

A Bellingham man who sexually assaulted five girls is headed to prison.

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911 call from night councilman’s son shot released

The 9-1-1 call from the night a Bellingham councilman’s son was shot and killed indicates the people at the scene may not have known initially how serious the situation was.

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UPDATE: State says Bellingham mover needs permit to operate

Bellingham Delivery Service says it was a misunderstanding

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Pot shops uneasy over medical marijuana bill

Governor Inslee is expected to sign the bill soon

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Helicopter joined search for suspected auto thief in Custer

Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies are trying to catch a young suspect wanted for a weeks-old auto theft near Custer School Road and Birch Bay-Lynden Road.

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Power out at Meridian Middle School

Meridian Middle School closed today

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Dozens speak at public hearing for new county jail

Bond for the jail could go before voters later this year

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Rare cougar attack in Whatcom County

Dairy cow found dead with large gash in its neck

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Washington couple killed by falling concrete slab

Fell from Highway 410 overpass onto their truck

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Mount Baker Ski Area set to open Thursday

Operate through Sunday, likely close for season after that

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Jason Alexander re-records George Costanza’s classic ‘Seinfeld’ answering machine message

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"2 Broke Girls" star Kat Dennings gets a custom voicemail message based on the infamous answering machine song.

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NBA Playoffs: Nets beat Hawks 91-83, Bucks 92-90 win over Bulls, Warriors complete sweep over Pelicans

A logo for the NBA playoffs and official basketballs are seen on the court prior to Game 1 of an NBA basketball playoffs basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas.

Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead Brooklyn. Nets host game 4 Monday.

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7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

Chicago White Sox's Jeff Samardzija, center, fights with Kansas City Royals players during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Chicago.

The Royals-White Sox game on Saturday was rained out, meaning all suspensions will begin Sunday unless a player chooses to appeal.

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Warhol’s take on Bob Dylan, Lou Reed to be shown in Times Square

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Andy Warhol's short films featuring the music legends will be screened on a big billboard in the Big Apple.

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