Skagit County

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Man Convicted In Wife’s Death Had Googled how To Kill

Prosecutors alleged William Rodgers strangled his wife after Googling “how to break a neck.”


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Groups Appeal Decision On Oil-Train Facility

Several environmental groups are appealing a decision by Skagit County officials that they say will allow a proposal for an oil-train facility at an Anacortes refinery to move forward without a serious review of the risks.

CBS Seattle–09/12/2014

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NTSB: Systematic Errors Caused I-5 Bridge Collapse

The National Transportation Safety Board says that insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played a part in the Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle last year.

CBS Seattle–07/15/2014

Mount Vernon police say an escaped cow went on a rampage through city streets, throwing a police officer into the air and running over a police car. (DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Police Kill Rampaging Cow That Tossed Officer Into The Air

Mount Vernon police say the cow escaped from a farm outside the city limits.


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Justices: Cities Can Be Liable In DUI Crash

OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington’s Supreme Court says cities, counties and utility companies can be liable when faulty road design leads to injuries in car crashes — even when the driver is drunk. In an 8-1 […]

CBS Seattle–08/08/2013

File photo of the bridge collapse over the Skagit River. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

REPORT: WSDOT Didn’t Flag Caution On Skagit River Bridge

The Associated Press found that the DOT regularly puts detailed warnings on its trucking permits when routes are projected to encounter potentially problematic areas of low clearance. But the Skagit bridge — along the crucial I-5 corridor between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia — was never added to that group.

CBS Seattle–06/21/2013

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Attorney: ‘Barefoot Bandit’ Resolving Old Charge

SEATTLE (AP) — The attorney for “Barefoot Bandit” Colton Harris-Moore says his client will plead guilty to one burglary count stemming from an international crime spree for which Harris-Moore is already serving prison time. Attorney […]

CBS Seattle–05/07/2013

Problem Arises Over New ‘Barefoot Bandit’ Charge

There’s a problem with one of the two new charges filed against the ‘Barefoot Bandit’ in Washington state: He already pleaded guilty to it.

CBS Seattle–02/25/2013

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Best Weekend Road Trips in Washington January 11 – 13

Head out this weekend for the country’s FREE winter trails day, celebrate winter with a fine ale and an ice sculpture, or enjoy watching eagles in Skagit County. January is filled with fun things to do!


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Hundreds Attend Spokane Hearing On Coal Exports

Environmentalists and business interests have been competing to pack public hearings on a proposed coal export terminal near Ferndale, eager to build up a record of comments for or against.

CBS Seattle–12/05/2012