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Mount Vernon may consider safe parking ordinance for homeless

The Mount Vernon City Council plans to consider an ordinance that would allow those living in their cars to park overnight at participating religious organizations.


Mount Vernon homeless meals cut due to neighbor complaints

Officials say a cafeteria in Mount Vernon will no longer serve breakfast and lunch to people who lack permanent shelter because of complaints from neighboring businesses.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018

Man sentenced to 17 years in prison for dad’s slaying

A 34-year-old man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for stabbing his father to death last summer northwest of Mount Vernon.


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.


Teen sentenced to 15 years for fatally shooting another teen

A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatally shooting another teen last year.


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018

Remains of man missing since 2014 found east of Concrete

Human remains found earlier this month near Cascade River Park east of Mount Vernon have been confirmed as those of a Marblemount man missing since 2014.


Group hopes to bring back memorial elms for fallen soldiers

More than 100 elm trees used to dot the side of Memorial Highway in west Mount Vernon, planted there to honor those from Skagit County who fought – and those …


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 …


Teen sentenced in connection with officer shooting

A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to over seven years in connection with the shooting of a Mount Vernon officer in December.


Child molester who tried have child killed gets 20 years

A northwest Washington state man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for trying to arrange the killing of a child he molested.


Skagit Valley Tulip Festival still going strong

The overcast weather Saturday didn’t stop visitors from hundreds, and even thousands, of miles away from attending the second-to-last weekend of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017

Mall mass shooting: Suspect in death of five found dead in jail cell, prosecutor says

A man charged with killing five people at a mall in Washington state last year was found dead in his jail cell in an apparent suicide, authorities said Monday.


Trial delayed for Mount Vernon shooting suspects

The murder trial of Ernesto Rivas and Austin Gonzales has been delayed to June 5. The month delay was requested Thursday by Rivas’ lawyer in Skagit County Superior Court.


Skagit Valley Tulip Festival expects April flowers after two years of early blooms

The tulips are set to bloom on time for the 34th annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, which runs during the month of April.


Mount Vernon shooting suspect charged with additional count of attempted murder

The 44-year-old man charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting Mount Vernon police officer Mike “Mick” McClaughry was charged Thursday with an additional count of attempted murder.


Wounded Mount Vernon police officer to return home on Valentine’s Day

The family of a police officer who went blind after he was shot while on duty said he is expected to return home on Valentine’s Day.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017

Mount Vernon officer shot in head making strides in recovery

Officer Mike McClaughry doesn’t remember the shooting that left him blind. He doesn’t remember his grandchildren.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017

Officers give blood in honor of fellow officer

After taking part in a training Friday morning, members of the Mount Vernon Police Department’s Police Tactical Operations team headed over to Skagit Valley College for snacks and refreshments – …


Man, teen to appear in court in Washington officer shooting

A man and a teenage boy are set to appear in court Thursday in connection with the December shooting of a Mount Vernon police officer.


Family says wounded Washington state officer may be blind

The family of a Washington state police officer who was shot in the head last month while responding to a call may be permanently blind as a result of his …


Mount Vernon tattoo shop defies norms of male-dominated field

About 25 years ago, Darius Sessions struggled to find an apprenticeship to become a tattoo artist. It wasn’t because she lacked artistic skill, she said. Instead, it was for reasons …


Mount Vernon officer shot on duty moved from intensive care

Mount Vernon police officer Mike McClaughry was moved out of the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Wednesday night as his condition improves, police Lt. Chris …


Wounded Mount Vernon police officer continues to improve

Mount Vernon police officer Mike McClaughry has made further improvements this week while at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, said Mount Vernon police Lt. Chris Cammock.


Doctor: Officer shot in Washington state gradually improving

A Washington state police officer who was shot in the head while responding to a call last week is making incremental improvements, but it’s too soon to say what his …


Wounded Mount Vernon, Washington, police officer critical but stable

A police officer who was wounded while investigating a reported shooting in Washington state remains in critical but stable condition at a Seattle hospital.


Mount Vernon police officer shot; suspect in custody

Police arrested a suspected gunman early Friday following a standoff in a community north of Seattle, after a police officer was shot and seriously wounded, the Washington State Patrol said.


Court finds ‘outrageous’ conduct by police in sex sting, dismisses case

Criminal charges against an Anacortes man were dismissed by a judge Dec. 1 because of outrageous government conduct, marking only the second time in state history that charges have been …


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.


Washington shooting suspect waives right to speedy trial

The suspect in the fatal shooting of five people in a Washington state mall has agreed to waive his right to a speedy trial.


Satanic Temple cancels plans for After School Satan Club

Applause broke out Tuesday night at Centennial Elementary School as Principal Erwin Stroosma announced that the Satanic Temple of Seattle had withdrawn its request to start a so-called “After School …