• Stolen vehicle recovered after thieves switch plates in front of Aberdeen officer

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – An Aberdeen officer watched from his unmarked car as two men attempted to mask their stolen car by stealing the license plates from a similar car in the Gateway Plaza parking lot Tuesday afternoon.
    Police Captain John Green tells us one of their Sergeants was parked in an unmarked police SUV in the Staples parking lot around 2 P.M. Tuesday. While the officer was speaking on a cell phone he noticed a male subject standing by two very similar Honda Accords.
    The Sergeant reported that the subject was scanning the parking, looking around, as he looked at the license plates of one of the Honda Accords. Another male wearing a red hoodie sweatshirt removed a license plate from one of the Hondas, and the two males began to drive away from the location in one of the Honda Accords.
    The Aberdeen Police Sergeant stopped the vehicle, and discovered that the vehicle theywere in was reported stolen from Tumwater on 9/23/13.

    The two suspects, a 34 year old Tacoma man and a 31 Shelton Man, were arrested for possession of stolen property and booked into the City of Aberdeen Jail.
    A search warrant is being applied for by Aberdeen Detectives this morning for the recovered stolen vehicle.

    The investigation is continuing.

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  • Grays Harbor PUD Outage affecting 100 overnight

    The Grays Harbor PUD worked overnight on a power outage in Northeast Aberdeen affecting about 100 customers, 11:30 last night a vehicle hit a pole on Young street, knocking out power to residents from Bear Gulch to the Gateway Plaza – power was restored to the Gateway plaza area within about half an hour, Liz Anderson from the Grays Harbor PUD tells KBKW power was restored to all residents by 7:05 Friday morning. Thursday night’s outage was in parrallel to the planned outage on the South side of Aberdeen.

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  • Kluh Jewelers closing Aberdeen store with “Going Out of Business” sale Friday

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – Kluh Jewelers in Aberdeen is closing their doors at the Olympic Gateway Plaza. Longtime family owner and operator Greg Kluh tells us “I’ve got some good news and some bad news, bad news first is that we’re going to close our store. We’re going out of business at our Aberdeen store. The good news is that we’ve got the biggest sale that the harbor’s ever seen – 30, 60, 80% off.” adding that their Aberdeen store will be closed this week to prepare for a closeout sale this Friday “Doors open for this going out of business sale at 10 a.m. this Friday in the Olympic Gateway Plaza in Aberdeen.
    Current Owner Alex Kluh said their Lacey store will remain open in the South Sound Center.
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  • Port of Grays Harbor to match federal funds for traffic study at Gateway Plaza

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Port of Grays Harbor will pay just over $100-thousand to kick off a planning project that will resolve traffic issues at the Gateway Plaza in Aberdeen.
    Vicki Cummings with the Council of Governments told port commissioners yesterday “Neither the Council of Governments, nor the city of Aberdeen or the county has had it in our budgets to be able to fund that matching portion, so we are very grateful to the port for stepping forward and taking this on.” The money will be used to match a federal grant, releasing $600,000 for the traffic solution study. The funds approved will come out of the port’s operating budget.
    Cummings said the study will review all types of traffic at Highway 12 intersections across the entire plaza, from Fleet to F streets.  They’d like to see a solution in place and complete within two years “There is absolutely nothing that precludes us from taking that long, we’d love to see it done much sooner. But what really tends to be the time hog in the process is the environmental documentation.”
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