MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — State police have arrested a southwestern Indiana man in connection with the killings of a couple in their 70s whose bodies were found last weekend in their home.
MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — The deaths of a couple in their 70s at their southwestern Indiana home are being investigated by police detectives as homicides.
The Posey County coroner on Sunday identified the victims as 74-year-old John Hall and 74-year-old Elizabeth Hall.
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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The former franchise owner and manager of a Mount Vernon motel that was closed in 2020 because of unsafe methamphetamine levels has pleaded guilty to related charges.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A fight over the lack of fish passage at Seattle City Light dams escalated Tuesday when Skagit County sued the city of Seattle to force the release of some of the utility’s financial records.
SEATTLE (AP) — A 23-year-old Mount Vernon woman was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for selling fentanyl that had been connected to at least two overdoses, including a 17-year-old from Bellingham.
An Indiana doctor’s recent appearance at a small community school board meeting northeast of Indianapolis has racked up tens of millions of views across social media this week, with users falsely claiming it included facts about COVID-19 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the federal government don’t want you to hear.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A man who has been convicted four times of killing a man in 2005 was sentenced on Tuesday and he said he plans to appeal, again.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes listing a bird found in the North Cascades as threatened under the Endangered Species Act due to the likelihood that climate change will shrink its high-elevation habitat throughout the state.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A jury will begin deliberations Monday to determine whether Terrance Jon Irby should be convicted of murder for a fourth time in the death of James Rock.
Irby, 63, is accused of killing Rock and stealing several of his guns in 2005, the Skagit Valley Herald reported.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — COVID-19 vaccines will be available to Memorial Day weekend travelers up and down Illinois.
The state announced clinics at Union Station in Chicago and four TravelCenters of America locations in Mount Vernon, Troy, Effingham and Bloomington.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A Mount Vernon woman was found guilty of solicitation to commit murder after a jury found she had tried to convince her child to kill his father by adding rat poison to his food and drink...
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A public utility in Seattle has broadened its study plan for the relicensing of its Skagit River dams in response to requests from the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe and other stakeholders, officials said...
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A woman accused of shooting to death another woman allegedly involved in the theft of a political sign has been charged in Skagit County Superior Court...
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A pipeline was installed at the Water Treatment Plant in the Washington state city of Anacortes, which is investing $13 million into upgrades at the facility to provide better backup and storage capacity, officials said...
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A bat-killing disease called white-nose syndrome has been discovered in two more Washington state counties, according to state and federal wildlife agencies...
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Most recreational shellfish harvesting beaches in the Puget Sound region are closed because of a marine biotoxin that can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning if consumed...
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Department of Agriculture started hunting for Asian giant hornets after two confirmed sightings of the predator...
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Orange, yellow, white and purple carrots of all shapes and sizes were harvested this week as part of a research trial to test carrots' genetic resistance to disease...
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The trial of a man charged with shooting and blinding a Washington state police officer has been delayed by up to two to three months.
MOUNT VERNON — Organizers said they counted 350 people in line before the start of the Washington State University Skagit County Extension Master Gardener Plant Fair on Saturday at the Skagit County Fairgrounds.
MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit County Board of Commissioners approved several road projects Monday, including money to design improvements at the intersection of Josh Wilson and Farm to Market roads.
County Public Works Director Dan Berentson said an estimated $1.5 million will be spent on the projects in 2019.
ROCKPORT — You don’t have to drive hours to a national park in order to enjoy the great outdoors. Beaches, old growth forests, wetlands and scenic vistas are all accessible outings for those living in the Pacific Northwest, and award-winning guidebook author Craig Romano wants you to know it.
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon City Council has appointed Erin Moberg to replace outgoing Councilman Joe Lindquist.
Moberg, a nurse, was one of four applicants for the position. She will take office Tuesday and will serve the remaining year of Lindquist’s term.
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon City Council will decide Dec. 19 where to set the rate for fees that go toward funding school construction.
The city planning commission has recommended an impact fee rate of $7,247.50 for construction of each new single-family home — a $589.50 increase over the current rate.
MOUNT VERNON — Skagit County debuted a process Monday that makes it possible for all rural residents to have access to well water.
In a presentation to the state water availability task force, Skagit County Commissioner Lisa Janicki said the county will issue building permits to residential well users who are willing to install a tank that stores rainwater, then put the water back into the ground, thereby mitigating water used.
The Mount Vernon City Council is seeking to fill the seat of Councilman Joe Lindquist, who announced his resignation Wednesday after being elected to the Skagit Public Utility District board.
Lindquist, who has served on the council since he was appointed in 2005, will leave his seat Dec.
MOUNT VERNON — Five trees have been removed from in front of the Skagit County Courthouse because of what court staff said are safety and visibility concerns.
The county contracted with Stumpy Tree Service of Tacoma in late October to remove seven trees.
MOUNT VERNON — Shoppers came out in droves on Saturday afternoon, but this time, they weren’t headed to the big-name stores.
On Small Business Saturday, Julia Rowland of Alger went to Kids Stuff instead of Toys R Us and Jeff Silzer of Mount Vernon chose Lyon’s Furniture and Sleep Center over IKEA.
BURLINGTON — Robyn Austin walked toward her family in the half-priced sock section of Fred Meyer carrying a bulging bag of items.
“I just bought $122 worth of socks,” Austin exclaimed, holding up her Black Friday bounty.
MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit County Elections Department counted about 700 ballots Monday, moving it closer to certifying the results of the Nov. 6 general election.
The department has counted 54,667 ballots, leaving it with an estimated 700 left to count before certification on Nov.
MOUNT VERNON — Keven Anderson and Jeffery Hill once seemed to have everything going their way.
Then job setbacks — and in Hill’s case the death of his mother — led the two to homelessness.
Fast forward to today, and the men have found a purpose as leaders of the Welcome Home Community Co-op, an organization formed to find solutions to homelessness.
MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit County Elections Department has about 1,100 ballots left to count before it can certify the Nov. 6 general election results.
The department counted about 4,900 ballots Friday, giving it 53,958 counted since election night.
MOUNT VERNON — A 34-year-old Mount Vernon man was arrested early Monday morning after an hourslong standoff with police at a house in the 700 block of North First Street.
The Skagit County Conservation District will hold a public hearing Thursday on a proposed tax.
The hearing will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room at 2021 E. College Way in Mount Vernon.
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Library Foundation is seeking to raise about $3 million as part of a capital campaign for a new library/community center.
The foundation is in the process of writing a letter accepting the city’s funding goal, according to Roger Ragusa, board foundation president.
MOUNT VERNON — Bells rang out Monday on the steps of the Skagit County Courthouse as the local chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution marked the beginning of Constitution Week.