Hoquiam’s new Chief of Police tours jail, pilots tug - On Monday, August 19, 2014, Hoquiam Police Department’s “Chief for a Day”, Dylan Ellefson, was sworn-in at City Hall by Mayor Jack Durney. Chief Ellefson took the oath of office
Mason County Sheriff swears in new Jail Officer - On Monday, August 18, 2014, in front of family, friends and fellow co-workers, Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury gave the oath of office and swore in Hector Diaz, the newest Jail
Forest Service Road improvement could block access on the West Fork Humptulips River - The National Forest Service plans to block vehicle access to a popular gravel bar on the West Fork of the Humptulips River through proposed improvements to Forest Service Road 2203040 that
Humpback whale washes ashore on Grayland beach - A 30 foot humpback whale washed ashore in Grayland over the weekend. Kathryn Myrsell with the Westport Aquarium tells us it appears to have been dead for at least a
West Nile virus infection confirmed in Washington resident - A Walla Walla County man is the first Washington resident in 2014 known to have been infected with West Nile virus in our state. The man in his 20s was
Bishop Center for Performing Arts receives ArtsWA Innovation grant - The Bishop Center for Performing Arts at Grays Harbor College is among several Washington State arts organizations who have been awarded grants as part of ArtsWA’s inaugural Innovations Incentives Program. Arts organizations
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House mover to save Olympic National Park chalet - An historic Olympic National Park lodge teetering on the edge of the Quinault River should be moved next month before it falls into the water. The park has awarded a
Washington Department of Natural Resources to permit campfires on some state lands - With recent rain and current weather models predicting more moderate conditions in western Washington, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adjusting the current statewide burn ban. Recreational
Local Search and Rescue group looking for funds, and members - Grays Harbor’s Volunteer Search and Rescue group is looking for some help. President, and Sergeant Brian Dayton tells us “We’re trying to raise funds to get new radios. That’s been

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Fire crews rescue woman trapped under car (8/19/2014) - SEATTLE (AP) -- A Seattle Fire Department spokesman says firefighters used air bags to free a 67-year-old woman who was trapped under her own vehicle Tuesday night.... ...read more
Arrest in 5 Washington bank robberies (8/19/2014) - EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A Snohomish County sheriff's spokeswoman says members of the county's violent offender task force have arrested a man police believe robbed at least five Washington banks last month.... ...read more
Panel votes on limiting free meals for lawmakers (8/19/2014) - OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A legislative ethics panel has taken a preliminary vote to limit the number of free meals lawmakers can accept from lobbyists to 12 a year.... ...read more
Fork lift load falls on man, fatally injuring him (8/19/2014) - LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) -- A forklift driver hit the brakes and sent the vehicle's load falling onto a customer outside a Lynnwood, Washington, business, causing fatal injuries.... ...read more
Motorcycles spook horse on trail south of Cashmere (8/19/2014) - CASHMERE, Wash. (AP) -- A horse was spooked by two motorcycles and threw its rider on a trail about nine miles south of Cashmere.... ...read more
2 men stabbed in fight over woman in Centralia (8/19/2014) - CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) -- Two Centralia men were stabbed in a fight over a woman that both of them had dated.... ...read more
Feds seek to auction off extradited couple’s loot (8/19/2014) - SEATTLE (AP) -- Federal authorities are seeking to auction off silver goblets, snakeskin coats, a dozen guns and hundreds of gold coins seized from a former Washington state couple who have been extradited to Romania to face tax evasion charges.... ...read more

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