• Mason County Sheriff's Office

    Mason County Jail inmate found dead

    SHELTON, Wash. (AP) – Officials with Mason County Sheriff’s Office say an inmate has been found dead in the Mason County Jail in Shelton. Medics and law enforcement were called to the jail at about 7: 40 p.m. Wednesday on a report of an inmate who was found unconscious and not breathing. Mason County Coroner […]

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  • State marine debris hotline going offline at the end of the year

    SEATTLE (AP) – State officials say they’re suspending a hotline set up for reporting marine debris because it hasn’t been getting calls.

    The hotline was set up so beach-goers and others could report potentially dangerous or tsunami-related marine debris that turned up on Washington’s shorelines.

    Officials plan to take the hotline 1-855-WACOAST offline at 5 p.m. Dec. 31.

    State official Terry Egan says the state hasn’t had a major marine incident in nearly a year and the overall amount of debris found on beaches has also decreased.

    People can still report hazardous marine debris such as gas cans and oil drums to another hotline, 1-800-OILS-911.

    Those who find non-hazardous marine debris that is suspected from the 2011 Japan tsunami can email [email protected]

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