Newstalk KBKW 100.5 FM and 1450 AM Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:04:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Final State Route 520 pontoons to float out of Aberdeen Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:04:39 +0000 The last of the massive pontoons needed for the new State Route 520 floating bridge will be floating out of their casting basin in Aberdeen next week. The Washington State Department of Transportation tells us since the Winter of 2011, workers in Grays Harbor County have turned out 33 of the bridge’s 77 pontoons. Representatives from]]> 0 Hoquiam Teen Invited to Present at Chicago International Traffic Safety Conference Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:46:52 +0000 Kennedy Gwin, a junior at Hoquiam High School and Hunter Watson, a senior at University High School in Spokane, were among just four students in the United States selected to give presentations at the Lifesavers international traffic safety conference in Chicago on March 15. The other two are James Fairfield and Cayley Wilson from Melvin-Sibley]]> 0 Feds award $2 million grant to help reduce Washington wildfire threats Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:31:58 +0000 When wildfires or beetle infestations slash through Washington’s forests, they don’t stop to ask permission as they cross private property or lands managed by government agencies. A $2 million federal grant will help reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health on across boundaries on private and public lands in northeast Washington. “Small, up-front investments in]]> 0 Crossbow killed man found at Olympic National Park campground Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:57:54 +0000 PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A man found dead at a campground in the Olympic National Park died from a wound caused by a crossbow. The 54-year-old Joyce man was hit in the head by a short arrow called a bolt. Clallam County Prosecutor Mark Nichols who also serves as county coroner tells the Peninsula Daily]]> 0 Hoquiam may take the “safe route” on crude by rail Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:56:28 +0000 The City of Hoquiam may soon change its stance on crude oil at their ports. A memorandum sent to city council members by Mayor Jack Durney yesterday asks them to consider a moratorium on licensing new facilities in Hoquiam. Durney said in his memo “I have come to the conclusion — as have a lot]]> 0 Aberdeen van fire threatening apartment building dowsed Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:36:10 +0000 The Aberdeen Fire Department responded to a fully involved vehicle fire threatening an apartment building on Arthur Street yesterday. Battalion Chief Troy Palmer tells KBKW a flaming Chevrolet Van was parked close to the building and other vehicles when they arrived, but they were able to keep the flames limited to just the van. Palmer]]> 0 Woman pepper-sprayed after she admits cutting off other driver Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:01:19 +0000 A woman was pepper-sprayed over a road rage incident yesterday after cutting off a driver on State Street in Aberdeen. The Police report said the woman did not want to file charges because she felt she was the cause of the situation. She said after she cut off the driver of a white Volkswagon Jetta,]]> 0 Employment Security Department delays release of January 2015 Washington employment data Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:37:29 +0000 Due to technical difficulties in obtaining necessary data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Employment Security Department is delaying the release of Washington’s January state employment data until Tuesday, March 10.   ESD will issue a news release at 10 a.m. that morning with links to both the monthly state employment report and]]> 0 Laser scanner helps Washington State Patrol open roads quickly after major collisions Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:50:42 +0000 The newest edition of the Washington State Patrol’s Good to Know video series features detectives using the latest laser technology to quickly clear roadways after an incident, ensuring driver and officer safety. The Trimble Laser Scanner does the work traditionally done by detectives, but in about half the time and with only one operator. It]]> 0 Cantwell Announces Plan to Introduce Bill on Safety Standards for Crude-by-Rail Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:45:16 +0000 In a Senate Commerce Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced plans to introduce legislation that would establish new, stronger safety standards for trains hauling flammable crude oil. Cantwell told U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx that she didn’t think the Administration’s proposed rule under consideration would be strong enough and that]]> 0