BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Haggen grocery chain is closing three more stores in Washington, but the Aberdeen location will remain open. The Bellingham company announced this week that they are closing” TOP Food & Drug” stores in Kent, Auburn and Yakima.
Earlier this year Haggen announced plans to close stores in Tacoma, Lacey, Federal Way, Bellevue and Shoreline. The company says the closures are part of a long-term plan to improve competitiveness. They currently operate more than 20 stores in Washington and Oregon under the Haggen Northwest Fresh and TOP Food & Drug names.
OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – The Surf Rescue Team plucked a 13 year old from Ocean Shores waters yesterday, Deputy Chief Russ Fitz with the Ocean Shores Police department tells KBKW at approximately 3:45 PM, Ocean Shores officer Chris Iversen was on patrol near the North Jetty. Iversen, a member of the Ocean Shores Police Surf Rescue Team, saw the girl in distress about 150 feet from shore.
Iversen activated the Surf Rescue Team and began to put on his surf rescue equipment as other team members were responding with personal watercraft. Fitz said the 13 year old Federal Way girl began to go underwater as Iversen entered the water and and brought her back to shore.
The victim was treated by the Ocean Shores Fire Department and transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital. The girl had been down at the beach with family members for the weekend.
This reminder comes after a wheel came loose from a boat trailer at approximately 12:40 am on July 25th. The boat trailer was being towed in the southbound lanes of I-5 at 304th St in Federal Way when the right wheel came loose. The wheel hit a semi truck and shot across the median and landed on top of a passenger car in the northbound lanes. The impact was so extreme that it crushed the roof of the car forcing it into the passenger compartment. The female driver, a Pennsylvania resident and sole occupant, was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Normally the Washington State Patrol has to go find DUIs, but in one case this week they didn't have to go very far.
Drivers wishing to register new vehicles in Washington are required to visit a WSP office for inspection. Trained personnel check identification numbers to make certain the vehicle isn't stolen or wanted in another state.
At the patrol's Tacoma office on Monday an inspector, who is a 30 year veteran trooper, smelled intoxicants on two subjects who were there with a car. The inspector alerted a trooper, who ended up arresting 53 year old Thomas Meehan of Federal Way for DUI.
"This is about the shortest distance I've ever gone to catch a DUI," said Trooper Gooch. "All I had to do was walk across the parking lot."
Meehan had driven the car there as a favor to a friend.
The moral: Helping a friend is a good thing. Drinking and Driving is not. Don't Drink and Drive