Traffic alternatives for East Aberdeen to be detailed at October Open House

East Aberdeen Mobility Project

Find out what the city of Aberdeen plans to do about traffic at the Gateway Plaza at a Community Open House later this month to detail the East Aberdeen Mobility Project. Vickie Cummings, Executive Director of The Grays Harbor Council of Governments, told Port Commissioners in August “The task is to figure out a way to improve the mobility of vehicle, general commerce, and freight, and [to] not impact businesses while you’re doing that.” Cummings said they’ve been talking with businesses affected by traffic “Nothing new, they’re very frustrated about the issue. Everybody’s excited that we’re having this discussion and that we’re going to involve the community to find a solution.”

Their consultant David Evans and Associates came up with 10 possibilities – some more drastic than others include closing one or more of the lesser-controlled intersections. “We kind of vetted the big ones out, and we’re coming down to a final few. So later this month [August] our team of the Port, the COG, and the city, will get together again and we’re going to get the six or seven we have left down to three to present to the community.” They plan to present a final plan by the end of the year.

The open house will be held Tuesday, October 14, from 5:00-7:00 PM, at the Port of Grays Harbor Commission Chamber 111 S. Wooding Street in Aberdeen.

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Pacific County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Apprehends fleeing Domestic Violence Suspect

Pacific County Sheriff's Office

Pacific County’sK9 “Ciko” tracked down a man accused of domestic violence who ran from police in Chinook this week. Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock tells us at about 3:50 PM Wednesday, the Pacific County Communications Center received a 911 call from a female stating that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. The female caller advised the communications center that she was bleeding and believed that her ribs were broken. The caller also provided a name of the suspect and a physical description of the suspect, as he had fled the scene.

Pacific County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the address that the caller was located at, in the 800 block of Bussone Lane. While responding to the scene, the deputies spotted the suspect in question a block away from the original address. Upon seeing the deputies, the suspect fled on foot through several backyards and over fences. One of the deputies responding, deployed the Sheriff’s Office apprehension K-9 “Ciko”, to locate the suspect. K-9 “Ciko” tracked the suspect and successfully located the suspect hiding in a neighboring back yard. The suspect, identified as Darrin P. Nichols, age 24 of Chinook, was taken into custody after suffering a small bite wound.

Nichols was transported to the Pacific County Jail where he was booked on charges of Domestic Violence Assault in the 2nd degree, Domestic Violence Assault in the 4th degree and Malicious Mischief. Nichols is being held on $30,000.00 bail.

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2 Spokane coffee stands robbed; 3 arrests

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Wash. man gets 17 years for killing friend

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Seattle police: 2 vehicles hit girl, drive off

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