MRAP leads parade to front door of conflict, then through downtown Aberdeen

Aberdeen Police arrested a man on assault in the first degree charges this morning following a standoff that ended with the use of their new armored vehicle. Police Captain John Green

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Neighbors pull resident from burning home in Aberdeen

Aberdeen and Hoquiam units are still searching through the rubble of a house fire in the 700 block of 8th Avenue on top of Arnold Hill earlier this morning. Responding units reported the home

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Multiple arrests at alleged drug house in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Police arrested five at a busy home on West First street last night. Corporal Darrin King tells us neighbors living next to a gas station are getting fed up with traffic in and out of this home. “There’s just traffic coming in and out of there all night long and the neighbors are fed up about it and they’re calling. So we’re just trying to help them get their neighborhood back.” One of their neighbors told the city council last week “I would like to know how I could help, you could help, and the police could help us get rid of the drug dealers that are in the house. We’ve had the people across the street there’s a lot of activity all the time – all but daytime they sleep. They break into the house next to me, they leave their needles all over. I think if we all could help each other we could make this a better thing for everybody and make the community safer.” Corporal King said another person was arrested Friday night, all on various charges, adding that the home has been on ‘their list’ for some time.

Body found at the Bishop Athletic Complex in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Police are investigating a death on the Westport highway. Police Captain John Green said at the Bishop Athletic Complex Tuesday “Aberdeen police received a call this afternoon, pedestrians at the Bishop Complex saw a man down next to the concession stand, police discovered a male subject deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. The sports complex on the Westport highway was closed at the time, a single pickup truck was found parked at the locked gate. Police have identified the body, and are working with the Grays Harbor County Coroner’s office to notify next of kin. Green said the investigation continues. APD Investigates Body

Stolen city truck found after parking complaint filed with the city of Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Wash. - The City of Aberdeen found its stolen truck, it turned up after a homeowner called to complain that it had been parked in front of his house for the past 5 days. Aberdeen Police report minimal damage to the vehicle, but could not go into detail as to how it was stolen from the parking lot of a store in the 200 block of Market street Friday afternoon. The tan 2001 Chevy extended cab belongs to the water department and has city emblems on each door. It was parked in the 600 block of McKinley Avenue with only some tools missing when it was recovered Wednesday morning. The incident remains under investigation.
Detective Sergeant Art Laur tells us this is the time of year that his department sees a spike in auto thefts, and many are crimes of opportunity. "It's getting colder, and with vehicles iced up in the morning, people generally go out and they start their vehicles and they leave them running." Laur said besides being illegal to leave a vehicle running unattended, "it's just not a good idea."

Grays Harbor College Career Fair today in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Wash. - The Grays Harbor College will host its second annual Career Fair today, from 10 am to 1 pm in the HUB on the main campus in Aberdeen.

The event will provide students and the public the chance to network with professionals in various career fields, gather information about requirements and expectations and explore career opportunities in Grays Harbor.

Over 25 businesses will be participating, including Bonell Photography offering complimentary headshot photos. Participants are also eligible for a $50 gift certificate to the Grays Harbor College Bookstore!

Grays Harbor College says that this is an informational event, not a hiring event.

Admission is free and parking is available. For more information, call 360-538-4165.

The second annual Career Fair is Tuesday, October 15, from 10 AM-1 PM

Third batch of State Route 520 Bridge Pontoons to float from Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Wash. - The third cycle of pontoons headed for the State Route 520 bridge will float out of the Aberdeen casting basin later this week. 

SR520 Pontoon float path

Sara Phelan with the Washington State Department of Transportation tells us the float-out of these next six pontoons marks the halfway point for the Aberdeen site. WSDOT has now completed 38 of 77 pontoons needed for the new SR 520 floating bridge. In all, crews will build 77 pontoons – 33 constructed in Aberdeen and 44 in Tacoma – for the new SR 520 floating bridge. With the third Aberdeen cycle complete, crews have finished 18 pontoons in Aberdeen and 20 in Tacoma.


The first of six pontoons will leave the casting basin around 10 Saturday morning.

Just like the last float-out, the huge concrete structures need to leave the port facility during the highest tides possible. The pontoons will then be towed to a separate moorage facility in Grays Harbor until they are towed 260 nautical miles around the Olympic Peninsula to Lake Washington at a later date.

SR520 Pontoon Construction Site in Aberdeen

North Beach PAWS teams with PetSense for kitten adoptions in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Wash. - PetSense in Aberdeen has some new kittens and cats up for adoption, thanks to a recent adoption of their own, that spawned a new partnership with North Beach PAWS. They supplied the furry orphans for the Petsense National Adoption event earlier this month. Brittanie, the new manager of the local PetSense adopted "Dexter," and that got the ball rolling.

Molly High of North Beach PAWS tells us they are grateful for the opportunity and thanked PetSense for their hospitality. The cats will be rotated every 2-3 days so check back often. For each cat adopted, PetSense gives a cardboard carrier, a blanket, one month of flea treatment, and a goodie bag, as well as 10% off purchases the day of the adoption.

Area doctor voices concerns over “meth-heads” in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Wash. - Aberdeen's downtown homeless population is apparently migrating up the hill. That's according to Doctor Carey Martens, he told the city council at last night's meeting "I live up on Broadway Hill, we've seen a huge influx in terms of vagrants, meth-heads, every kind of undesirable that you see downtown - we've got up in our neighborhood."
KBKW On DemandThe Chief of Staff at Community Hospital said he's often asked questions as he recruits doctors to the area "And they're asking 'Doc Carey, where should we buy a house at?' Oh Wishkah is looking good, just come in and work - get the heck out of [Aberdeen] at night."
The doctor said he doesn't feel safe in his own driveway, and warned the council "I can practice medicine anywhere I want, and I chose to come here. People like me are not going to stay here for much longer, unless we get this place cleaned up."
City Councilwoman Kathy Hoder said she sees similar issues at her business "I pack a gun to work, and I keep it with me at all times." although her solution might not be for everybody.