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Ex-Skagit County sheriff’s deputy pleads not guilty to fraud

A former Skagit County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded not guilty to charges that he stole money from a fund for police dog training.


Former deputy indicted on fraud charges involving non-profit

A former Skagit County Sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on federal charges of using Pacific Northwest Police Detection Dog Association funds for his own benefit.


Study shows 2 feet of sea level rise likely for Skagit by 2100

From Samish Island to the Skagit River delta, marine shorelines in Skagit County will likely see about 2 feet of sea level rise by 2100, according to a study released …


Washington county gets new maps for tsunami planning

Skagit County officials in northwestern Washington have a new resource to help plan for potential big waves caused by large earthquakes along the West Coast.


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Fentanyl becoming potent problem in Skagit County

With 10 overdose deaths in Skagit County this year – at least six of which the Skagit County Coroner’s Office suspects may be fentanyl-related – the drug wreaking havoc throughout …


Burlington teen pleads guilty to murder

Cristian Alexander Quijas, 16, pleaded guilty as an adult Thursday to second-degree murder.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

Skagit County seeks help with Skagit River flooding

The Skagit County Board of Commissioners is seeking help from the Army Corps of Engineers to prevent further erosion along the Skagit River after it reached its highest level since …


Bail set at $2 million in Mount Vernon arson that killed two kids

A judge has set bail at $2 million each for a man and woman being held in an arson that killed two children and injured their parents and one other …


Stink bugs found in Skagit County

A brown marmorated stink bug, an agriculture pest that has devastated crops for a decade on the East Coast, has been captured in Skagit County for the first time.


UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:16 p.m.

Agriculture pest captured in Skagit County for first time

A brown marmorated stink bug, an agriculture pest that has devastated crops for a decade on the East Coast, has for the first time been captured in Skagit County. The …


Hantavirus case reported in Skagit County

A Skagit County resident has contracted hantavirus, according to Skagit County Public Health on Monday.


Cascade Mall shooting suspect to undergo competency evaluation

The 20-year-old Oak Harbor man charged with five counts of aggravated murder for the Sept. 23 shooting at Cascade Mall did not enter a plea Thursday in Skagit County Superior …


Documents detail Cascade Mall shooting suspect’s attempt to buy gun

Documents released Tuesday by the Skagit County Prosecutor’s Office reveal the man suspected of killing five people in the Macy’s store at the Cascade Mall asked a gun shop employee …


Cascade Mall shooting charges delayed

Cascade Mall shooting suspect Arcan Cetin will remain in the Skagit County Jail on a magistrate’s warrant that has been extended until Jan. 6.


Investigators continue to pore through evidence in Burlington mall shooting

Investigators are continuing to piece together the events surrounding the Sept. 23 shooting at Cascade Mall that claimed the lives of five people.


Four fatally shot at mall in Burlington, Washington

Authorities are looking for the gunman who shot two people at a mall north of Seattle. The Washington State Patrol said on Twitter that two people were injured Friday evening …


Skagit County judge: Public hospitals must provide abortions on site

Public hospitals must provide abortions on-site if they also offer maternity services, a Washington state judge said Tuesday.


Area bridges are safe, officials say

Though many area bridges rate poorly on national standards of structural integrity, safety precautions make a collapse unlikely, city and county engineers said Friday. “One of the reasons this is …