• Human Remains in Lewis County Identified as 1986 Cold Case

    Mineral, WA – Human remains found near Mineral in late March have been identified as Michael Lloyd Riemer, a man who went missing in 1985 along with his significant other, Diana Robertson, both from Pierce County. The couple’s two year old daughter was found wandering alone at a Spanaway K-Mart on the same day they went missing. Lewis County investigators said Tuesday that Reimer’s body was located within 1 mile from where Robertson’s body was found in 1986. Information from the case aired on the TV Show Unsolved Mysteries in 1989. Reimer was a person of interest in the death of Robertson as his location remained a mystery until this year, the case remains unsolved.

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                BRETT M. SMITH, 24, of Puyallup, Washington, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and $2,476,913 in restitution for Mail Fraud.  SMITH was the leader of a scheme to embezzle $2.4 million from Manke Lumber Company.  SMITH was a log scaler for Manke, who was fired in July 2006, following an internal investigation of the fraud.  SMITH and seven other people, including SMITH's brother, Bryan M. Smith, were indicted in June 2008, for Mail Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering.  BRETT SMITH pleaded guilty January 9, 2009.  Calling the crime "deplorable and despicable," U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton said, "this crime has caused me more sadness, to see a generation of kids who were willing to participate in this… Has caused me more fear for our future…. If we don't make an example here and now, as a society we are doomed.

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  • Motorsports Mania at Grays Harbor Raceway

    ELMA, Wash. – This Saturday Night in conjunction with the Grays Harbor County Fair, Grays Harbor Raceway presents Motorsports Mania Night. Highlighting the event will be a Bus Domino Jump by The Crusher of Combined Chaos, followed by a Fireworks Show, there will also be three ASA Member divisions in action including, Shipwreck Beads Modifieds, Cut Rate Auto Parts Hobby Stocks and the Hornets.

    Current Shipwreck Beads Modified points leader Scott Miller from Shelton leads Josh Muller from Montesano by 27 points, 863 to 836. Craig Moore from Seabeck holds down third position with 595 points. All three of the leaders did very well at the Nationals last weekend, all three Muller, Miller and Moore made the Race of Champions on Friday with Miller finishing second, as well they all qualified for main Saturday’s A-Main, Muller was the top local driver finishing fifth. Jim Oien Jr. from McCleary holds down fourth spot with 729 points, 2009 Modified Rookie of the Year Joe German from Aberdeen rounds out the top five with 727 points.

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