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Washington State Patrol: Trooper Cadet Taser Training

WSP Taser Training

On any given day, in any given situation, any Washington State trooper may be confronted with an aggressive subject. Verbal de-escalation is always the goal, but is not always successful. This is why troopers are given a number of other tools to defend themselves should the need arise. One of those tools is the Taser.…

Long Beach trailer park shooter turns gun on self in front of officers

Long Beach, WA – On April 7th, 2014 at 1150 am, the Pacific County Communications Center received a 911 call advising that a person had been shot in the Safe Haven trailer park located in the 1300 block of Pacific Avenue North in Long Beach. The call further advised that the person had been shot…

Grays Harbor PUD adopts new mission statement

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ABERDEEN – The Grays Harbor PUD Board of Commissioners has found 13 words that capture the goal of the District and will be the core of the district’s operations and activities.  On Monday evening, the board adopted a resolution officially recognizing the statement: “Serve our community with high value utility services at the lowest practical…

Grays Harbor PUD reminds customers of planned outage

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The Grays Harbor Public Utility District and the City of McCleary are reminding customers of a planned power outage which will impact PUD customers east of Elma to the McCleary city limits.  The outage will begin at 11:45 PM on April 12, 2014 and will impact Grays Harbor PUD customers for 10 hours.   During…

Washington to participate in first ever nationwide distracted driving crackdown

Target Zero Washington

National enforcement campaign taking place during Distracted Driving Awareness Month Law enforcement officers in Washington State will be cracking down on distracted drivers as part of a new national distracted driving enforcement campaign this month. Between April 10 and April 15, the high visibility enforcement efforts will target motorists who are observed driving distracted —…

All Hazard Weather Radios to be distributed at three locations in Grays Harbor later this month

Grays Harbor County Emergency Management

The Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcano Program of the Washington State Emergency Management Division and Grays Harbor County Emergency Management will be conducting All Hazard Weather Radio Programs at three locations this month. Monday, April 14th Ocean Shores Public Library – 573 Point Brown Ave NW, Ocean Shores WA 98569 – 6:00 pm Wednesday, April 16th Elma City Council…

Hoquiam PD announces another DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 26

DEA Drug Takeback Day

The Hoquiam Police Department is proud to partner with the DEA for the next free “Drug Take Back Day” on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The lobby of the police department at 215-10th Street will be staffed from 1000-1400 hours (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) by our evidence custodian, Officer James Gaddis. During this four-hour period, citizens from…

No broken bones after garage falls on Hoquiam man

Humptulips garage falls on man

No broken bones for a Hoquiam man after a garage collapsed on him in Humptulips. His wife tells us he was working on the empty 800 square foot building in the 400 block of Walker Rd Saturday when a friend was about to leave and noticed the building begin to buckle. The 52 year old…

Two injured, driver flees scene of Mason County accident

An Elma man fled the scene of a single vehicle car accident that injured two other men early Saturday morning near Schafer State Park. The State Patrol reports they were headed North on the Matlock Brady road by West Satsop Maple Glen Drive when their 1997 Ford Explorer crossed the centerline and struck a tree…

Spring Forward at Lake Quinault Lodge With Special $99 Rate

Warmer temperatures, stunningly green plants and trees and the most beautiful time of year in the rain forest all represent Springtime on the Olympic Peninsula.  Lake Quinault Lodge celebrates this fantastic time of year with special rates, numerous events and activities that will continue throughout the summer. All events are open to the public and…

Aberdeen police respond to possible shooting, uncooperative victim, and mystery wound

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Aberdeen police were called to the South side 76 gas station last night to the reports of a possible shooting. Multiple police cruisers, and aid cars were on scene until after 8 last night. Police Captain John Green said responding officers contacted a 28 year old Aberdeen man who had a wound to the center…

Expect construction, delays while WSDOT replaces 90-year-old SR 6 Rock Creek bridges

PE ELL – Drivers who travel State Route 6 should plan for construction and delays as the Washington State Department of Transportation replaces two aging bridges in western Lewis County. …read more

Emeritus at Harbour Pointe Shores seeks help combating senior malnutrition

For the second year in row, Emeritus at Harbour Pointe Shores is seeking to help combat senior malnutrition by joining in Emeritus’ nationwide effort to deliver more than 10,000 meals to seniors across America in the next 60 days in honor of National Food Month. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, four million…

Environmental reviews begin for two proposed expansion projects at Port of Grays Harbor

Port of Grays Harbor

HOQUIAM – Environmental reviews begin next week for two separate proposals in Hoquiam to expand facilities and increase capacity to receive, store and ship bulk liquids like biofuels and crude oil. From April 10 through May 27, the state Department of Ecology and the city of Hoquiam invite the public to comment on what should…

Hoquiam police arrest two at Harbor Paper Mill site, unable to find alibi dog named “Something”

Hoquiam Harbor Paper Mill metal theft

Hoquiam police arrested two men on alleged metal theft charges this week, after coaxing them out of the swamp near the Harbor Paper mill. Police Chief Jeff Myers tells us a 50 and a 54 year old Hoquiam man, were both booked on 2nd degree Burglary, Theft and Malicious Mischief charges after being caught stripping…

Police searching for suspect of attempted burglary considered armed and dangerous

The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man considered armed and dangerous after an interrupted burglary in Montesano yesterday. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate tells us at about 2:10 pm Thursday, a resident in the 100 block of Monte Brady Road just outside of Montesano interrupted an attempted burglary to his residence.…

Skull found in Westport crab pot not missing McCleary girl

The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office confirmed today that the skull found by a crabber in Westport is not that of missing McCleary girl, Lindsey Baum. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate tells us in February they responded to a report of a partial human skull found in a crab pot by a local fisherman. The…

Search for burglar in Aberdeen turns up vandalized U-Haul, no suspect

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Aberdeen police searched the West side this morning for a man who was seen running from Thai Smiles in the 100 block of N. Park Street. Police Captain John Green tells us juest before 6 this morning, they responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress. A Responding officers saw a male fleeing…

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority calls special meeting April 8

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority

Aberdeen – The Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 8 at their headquarters, Seaport Landing, 500 N. Custer St., Aberdeen. Executive Director Les Bolton will give a presentation to the board about his recent week-long experience at the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at…

Single lane closures to cause delays on I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass

Snoqualmie Pass on I-90

In preparation for major width and lane restrictions starting April 12, contractor crews will reduce Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass to a single lane in each direction 24 hours a day next week. The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close a lane in each direction from 7 a.m. Monday, April…

Governor Inslee signs bipartisan bill to further address the problems of derelict and abandoned vessels

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OLYMPIA – Surrounded by legislators and a diverse group of supportive stakeholders, Gov. Jay Inslee today signed legislation that builds on the state’s commitment to prevent derelict vessels from becoming a burden to the citizens of Washington State.   The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requested the legislation (2SHB 2457) that will further…