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Bellingham Fire Department and Police Department vehicles (September 28, 2021). Photo courtesy of Bellingham Police Department

Bellingham Washington news feed

Bellingham Washington news feed

Below are the latest Whatcom News stories that affect people who live and/or work in and around Bellingham Washington.


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Recreational shellfish harvesting closure in all Whatcom beaches due to biotoxin

High levels of biotoxins have been detected in shellfish such as clams, mussels, oysters and scallops.

Whatcom County Sheriff's Office vehicle (February 16, 2017). Photo: Whatcom News
Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office vehicle (February 16, 2017). Photo: Whatcom News

Sedro Woolley woman finds herself in jail after reportedly waving her gun at neighbors, again

Between the March incident and the delayed report to 911 in May, the woman had been arrested in April for waving her weapon at another neighbor.

Washington State Patrol - Whatcom News file photo
Washington State Patrol – Whatcom News file photo

UPDATED: Fatal motorcycle crash closes Lakeway Drive at I-5 overpass

Motorists are advised to expect a long closure.

Firefighters extinguish what appeared to be 1 of 2 intentional fires in the Sunnyland neighborhood in Bellingham (June 30, 2022). Photo courtesy of Bellingham Fire Department
Firefighters extinguish what appeared to be 1 of 2 intentional fires in the Sunnyland neighborhood in Bellingham (June 30, 2022). Photo courtesy of Bellingham Fire Department

Bellingham fires in Sunnyland neighborhood appear to be arson

The 2 shed fires were 2 blocks apart.

Scene of an early morning fire on Northwest Drive in Bellingham (June 30, 2022). Photo courtesy of Bellingham Fire Department
Scene of an early morning fire on Northwest Drive in Bellingham (June 30, 2022). Photo courtesy of Bellingham Fire Department

Updated: Victim transported to hospital after early morning fire in Bellingham

Initial reports from the scene were that someone was trapped inside.

Scene of a 2-car injury crash in the northbound lanes of I-5 (June 29, 2022). WSDOT
Scene of a 2-car injury crash in the northbound lanes of I-5 (June 29, 2022). WSDOT

UPDATED: Rollover injury crash snarls northbound I-5 lanes during morning commute

Initial reports from the scene told of 1 vehicle off the roadway in the median and another off the roadway in the grass on the east side.

Ferndale Public Library interior (December 3, 2016). Photo: My Ferndale News
Ferndale Public Library interior (December 3, 2016). Photo: My Ferndale News

Whatcom County Library System reports email and phone systems “have been compromised”

“Patron data in the online catalog is secure.”

Custer rest area on southbound I-5 (October 13, 2021). Photo: Whatcom News
Custer rest area on southbound I-5 (October 13, 2021). Photo: Whatcom News

WSDOT seeks public opinion on rest area safety

The Safety Rest Area Strategic Plan was last updated in 2008.

South Whatcom Fire Authority file image courtesy of SWFA
South Whatcom Fire Authority file image courtesy of SWFA

1 taken to the hospital after chlorine “burp” escapes Sudden Valley Water Treatment Plant

First responders were dispatched to a report of chlorine odor in the area.

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