Senate unanimously passes bill for LiDAR hazard mapping

Department of Natural Resources

The state Senate voted unanimously Wednesday for a bill requested by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark to use LiDAR technology to develop and catalog detailed maps of Washington’s geologic hazards. Introduced by Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, Senate Bill 5088

Pyramid Peak Trail at Lake Crescent re open after re-routing and repairs

Olympic National Park Visitor Info Center

Olympic National Park’s Pyramid Peak Trail has reopened after a nearly six-month closure. The trail closed in late August 2104 because of unsafe conditions in a slide-prone area. The park’s trail crew, working with members of the Washington Trails Association,

18 year old Shelton man arrested for hate crime over sexual orientation

Shelton Police Department

An 18 year old Shelton man was arrested for a hate crime Sunday, Lieutenant Les Watson with the Shelton Police Department tells us it started in front of the Civic Center on West Cota Street when a group of people

Hoquiam firefighters to train on house at Hoquiam cemetery

Hoquiam Fire Department training burn

The City of Hoquiam Fire Department will be holding a live fire burn training exercise on Friday, February 27th beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing for several hours. This event will take place on the hill above Hoquiam and will

Controlled burn leads to brush fire in Grays Harbor County

Grays Harbor Fire District No. 2 wildland fires

Two separate wildland fires kept Grays Harbor Fire District No. 2 crews busy this past Sunday afternoon. At 12:06 p.m. crews responded to the Schafer Meadows Lane area for a controlled burn that had gotten out of control. The fire

High speed Hoquiam chase ends in Aberdeen crash

Hoquiam and Aberdeen chase ends in crash

A high speed pursuit in Hoquiam ended in Aberdeen Tuesday, Deputy Chief Don Wertanen with the Hoquiam Police Department tells us at about 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, Hoquiam officers were dispatched to a suspicious person, possible burglary in progress, in the 1900 block

Aberdeen man arrested after assaulting driver

Aberdeen WA Police Department

A man apparently assaulted a driver through his window this afternoon. Aberdeen Police Captain John Green tells us they responded to the area of Market and B street on 2/24/15 at 12:54 P.M. on the report of a man stabbing

Cantwell, Sullivan, Schatz Introduce Bill to Strengthen Tsunami Warning Systems

Cantwell speaks on CBR

Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) announced they’ve introduced legislation that would reauthorize and strengthen the nation’s tsunami detection and warning systems and continue investing in research to better prepare coastal

Ocean Park couple arrested on investigation of drug sales

Pacific County Sheriff's Office

An investigation by the Pacific County Drug Task Force concluded in Ocean Park on Friday February 20th, with the execution of a narcotics related search warrant and two arrests. Angela R. Jones, age 50, was arrested for two counts of

Aberdeen Police investigating after near head-on collision sends 5 to the hospital

Aberdeen WA Police Department

A two car collision in Aberdeen yesterday sent 5 people to the hospital. Lt. C.J. Chastain with the Aberdeen Police Department tells us at about 12:35 Monday afternoon Police and Fire personnel were called to a two vehicle traffic collision