Wreck South of Cosmopolis sends two to hospital

Driving too fast for conditions was the cause of a wreck South of Cosmopolis yesterday. The Washington State Patrol reports that just after 11 Sunday morning a 54 year old Hoquiam man lost control of his 1997 Toyota Pickup on a corner and slid into an oncoming 2011 Ford F250 that was towing a 24 foot 5th wheel camper trailer. Trooper Richardson said both the driver of the pickup, and his passenger, a 41 year old Humptulips man, were injured and transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen with undisclosed injuries. The Toyota was listed as totaled, both vehicles and the camper were towed from the scene.

 

City of Aberdeen to reconsider fluoridation of water supply

The city of Aberdeen will review whether they should continue adding fluoride to their water in the coming months, after several public comments on the matter North Aberdeen resident Karla Eilers spoke last night. “There are many out there that believe that fluoridating our public water is a great idea and helps prevent tooth decay. The CDC has gone as far as to say that fluoridation is 1 of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century.” Eilers said that some opinions have changed in the 15 years that Aberdeen has been adding fluoride to the water supply. “According to data from the World Health Organization, there is no discernible difference in tooth decay between the minority of developed countries that fluoridate their water, and the majority that do not.”
The city council last night voted to draft an ordinance to remove fluoridation from the water supply, Eilers is hoping the community gets involved, she said after the meeting. “There  is the positives of fluoridation, there’s also the negatives. They have been swayed by reports from the CDC and other governments that it’s good for you, when in reality there’s enough scientific support that it’s actually not. I think it’s important that the citizens be made aware of these issues and the information that’s out there and be able to make a choice and vote on whether or not they want to have this in their drinking water.”
To contact your city councilmember find your ward representative in the Government section of their website www.aberdeenwa.gov

Retired Hoquiam couple $1,000,000 richer

A Hoquiam woman recently won a $1,000,000 jackpot playing Washington’s Lottery Mega Millions.

 

The winning ticket was purchased at the Safeway located at 221 W Heron Street in Aberdeen on Monday, September 29. The woman returned to that same retailer with her husband to check her ticket on Sunday, October 5. When they scanned her ticket at the store, the couple couldn’t believe it was a winner.

 

“We checked it twice and even had the clerk look, too,” she shared. “We usually play Mega Millions, Lotto and Powerball, but we’ve never won anything like this before.”

 

When the couple claimed their prize at the Olympia regional office on October 6, they told Lottery officials that they were still unsure of how they would be using their winnings. “We’re both retired, so this will be nice to have in the bank. We might pick up a few new toys too, we’re just not sure yet!”

 

This is the first big win for the longtime Washington residents, and they hope it won’t be the last. The couple explained that they prefer the draw games and typically use the Quick Pick option for selecting their numbers.

 

Mega Millions is a multi-state game, drawn on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 8 p.m. The next jackpot drawing is for $180 million on Friday, October 17.

 

Proceeds from Washington’s Lottery benefit the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account, providing grants to college students statewide. To learn more about Washington’s Lottery, its beneficiaries and to review all up-to-date winning numbers, please visit www.walottery.com.

Cosmopolis man mugged in Aberdeen, police seek tips

Aberdeen police are looking for tips after a man was attacked by two people near Heron and L Street early Tuesday morning.
Police Captain John Green tells KBKW at about 1:10 this morning, they responded to a call of a Spanish speaking male who was reporting a robbery. The victim, a 24 year old Cosmopolis male, was in the area of Heron and L Street.

Officers saw that the victim had a laceration on his head and he was bleeding. The Aberdeen Fire Department responded and provided aid to the victim. The victim was transported to the GHCH by AFD.
The investigating officer used the language line and found out the victim was reporting that he had been assaulted and robbed of his wallet and cell phone near the motel by the AM PM store.
The victim reported he was walking home behind the Travel Lure hotel when he was confronted by two men and a women. The victim said he was assaulted by the two males who hit him and knocked him to the ground. His wallet and cell phone was taken from him. The victim said the female suspect supplied a knife to one of the male suspects during the attack. From the initial investigation it did not appear the victim was assaulted with the knife.

He described the suspects as:

White female, about five feet tall, about 120 pounds with straight dark hair in a long ponytail, and early 20’s in age.

White male, 5-4 to 5-5, thin build, long black hair.

White male, about 6 feet tall, average build, and mid to late 20’s in age.

The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Aberdeen Police Department at 360-533-3180 or the APD tip line at 360-538-4450.

Westport woman dies after wreck near Stafford Creek Corrections Center

A Westport woman died this morning after pulling out in front of a truck on State Route 105. The Washington State Patrol reports they have notified family of 59 year old Geri Lee Robbins, her 2003 Toyota Corolla was struck on the driver’s side as she attempted to enter traffic just before 7 this morning near Stafford Creek Corrections Center. The 1966 Ford F150 truck was travelling around the posted speed limit when the two collided. The impact pushed both vehicles across oncoming traffic and into the Southbound ditch. Trooper Blake started her failure to yield was the cause, no charges were pending.
A 27 year old Aberdeen man in the truck was treated at the scene and released.

FEMA to review Grays Harbor County Risk Report at October meeting

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has completed a detailed risk assessment for Grays Harbor County to include all Cities within the County which has been summarized in a report which can be downloaded here. The risk assessment includes a detailed assessment on every building in each community and determines losses due to flood and earthquake, and also assesses impacts from tsunami and landslides. In addition to the risk assessment, a mitigation action section highlights potential mitigation projects as identified through the risk assessment and also includes an overview of actions in the current mitigation plan for each jurisdiction.

They will be holding a meeting to discuss the report and have a detailed discussion with the community on mitigation and resiliency. The meeting will be held on October 23rd at the Log Pavilion in Aberdeen, WA located at 1401 Sargent Blvd from 1:00-3:30pm.

FEMA will be attending along with various state agencies to include Washington Department of Ecology, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Washington Emergency Management Division and Washington Sea Grant.

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Was John Tornow a murderous wildman or a misunderstood loner?

Veteran newsman Bill Lindstrom has pursued the truth about John Tornow for almost 3 decades. Among the several outcomes of his work is a new book, “John Tornow: Villain or Victim?” Lindstrom will discuss the book, the research and the Tornow legend at three Timberland libraries in November:

 

Saturday, November 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Aberdeen Timberland Library, 121 E. Market Street, (360) 533-2360.

Tuesday, November 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Elma Timberland Library, 119 First Street, (360) 482-3737.

Tuesday, November 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Shelton Timberland Library, 710 W. Alder Street, (360) 426-1362.

 

This meticulously researched history reads like a blend of mystery and tragedy as it reinterprets the life of an enigmatic man accused of heinous crimes. A veteran news reporter, Lindstrom poured over century-old court documents, transcriptions, contemporary news articles and interviews to produce an authoritative and compassionate account. He brings the Tornow family’s life and times alive, describing the daily routines and personal sorrows that led up to multiple murders, a 19-month manhunt and an enduring Northwest legend.

 

All programs at Timberland libraries are free and open to the public.

 

For information, contact the individual library or visit www.TRL.org.

Bigfoot sighted chasing cars in Aberdeen

A reported Sasquatch sighting last night in Aberdeen turned out to be someone in a costume jumping out of bushes on Basich Boulevard behind Grays Harbor Community Hospital. Corporal Steve Timmons with the Aberdeen Police Department tells KBKW a woman reported that around 10 last night a bigfoot jumped out of the bushes and chased after her car as she drove away. Police searched the area but were unable to locate a Sasquatch, or a man in a costume.

Aberdeen man robbed while walking home

Aberdeen Police are looking for tips to an armed robbery that took place outside an F street apartment earlier this week. Police Captain John Green tells KBKW on 10/13/14 at about 10:29 A.M. Aberdeen Police Officers responded to the report of a robbery that occurred the night before in the area of the 200 Block of N. F Street.

The victim told the investigating officer that on 10/12/14 at about 9:00 P.M. he was walking to his apartment. His apartment has a front door that leads into the alley. The victim said he saw a group of men standing in the area. He described them as three Native Americans and one black male.

The victim said as he passed the group the black male struck him in the chest and then displayed a knife. The victim said the black male struck him in the forehead with the tip of the knife. The victim reported that the black male also struck him numerous times while the other suspects held his arms back.

The victim said that the suspects took his wallet and cell phone.

The victim was helped to his apartment by another tenant.

The victim refused medical assistance.

The suspects were described as:

1. Black male, approximately 30 years of age, taller than 5,5, medium build with a full beard. LSW a black hoodie, black pants, white shoes.

2. Three Native American males about 20 years of age.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Aberdeen Police Department at 360-533-3180 or the tip line at 360-538-4450.

Wreck near Westport sends two to hospital

A three-vehicle wreck at the Twin Harbors Beach State Park approach South of Westport last night sent two to the hospital. The Washington State Patrol reports a 70 year old North Vancouver resident failed to yield the right of way when pulling out of the park. Her 2001 Dodge truck collided with a Northbound 2012 Kia Soul, pushing the Kia into the oncoming lane, where it struck a Southbound 2007 Ford SUV.

The drivers of the Kia and Ford were both injured, both transported to Community Hospital in Aberdeen with undisclosed injuries. The driver of the Dodge was cited for failure to yield the right of way.