I-5 Traffic Woes In Olympia Again This Weekend

waroadworkI5Drivers are once again being asked to avoid Interstate 5 in Olympia this weekend as crews finish concrete work on the second half of an aging expansion joint spanning the roadway. Many people took the Washington State Department of Transportation’s advice and avoided I-5 and US 101 while contractor crews spent last weekend replacing concrete around half of the expansion joint. WSDOT thanks drivers who didn’t use I-5 in Olympia last weekend and helped prevent major backups and delays.

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Former Police Chief In Court For 2 Crime Charges

sowersThe former police chief of the small town of Montesano had a busy day in court, but it had nothing to do with keeping the law. The Tacoma News Tribune reports 51-year-old Ray Sowers had to attend a drug court hearing because of January theft charges, where he was accused of stealing more than $1,500 in liquor from a grocery store.

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No Comments Allowed In Special Session

ssboardThe Shelton School Board held another special meeting on Thursday. Thursday’s meeting was to ratify the Interim Superintendent's, Dr. Art Jarvis, contract; conduct an orientation with Dr. Jarvis and review legislative proposals.

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Man Shot By Lacey Police Was Soldier

laceypoliceJoint Base Lewis-McChord officials identified a man fatally shot by Lacey police as a soldier. The Olympian reports Wednesday an autopsy revealed 26-year-old Kerry Brown died of a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Brown was shot by an officer after police responded to calls of Brown acting erratically at his home. His wife had locked herself and three children in a bathroom as Brown reportedly fired gunshots inside their residence.

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Magnitude-4.0 Quake Near Seabeck

quake91714A magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattled the Puget Sound in Washington state early Wednesday. The earthquake was centered near the town of Seabeck in Kitsap County, about 40 miles west of Seattle. The shaking was felt as far away as Everett, Olympia and downtown Seattle. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake hit around 3 a.m. and had a depth of 11 miles.

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Befair Man Wins Lottery

lotterywinnerRonnie Compton Plans to Put Mom First Following a $200,000 Washington’s Lottery Win. Compton of Belfair recently won a top prize of $200,000 playing Washington’s Lottery “Super Cash” Scratch. Compton was making his way home from work on Thursday evening, September 4, when he stopped to purchase a few Scratch tickets. “I set aside a little money to play Scratch games, and I’m used to coming home with a little extra money,” said Compton. “This time, I came home with $200,000 extra.”

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Driver Runs Over 1-Yr Old Tenino Girl

candleA 1-year-old girl has died after she was run over by a vehicle in the driveway of her Tenino home. Thurston County sheriff's Lt. Cliff Ziesemer says the little girl was playing outside Tuesday morning when a 21-year-old family friend arrived at the home to pick up the girl's older sibling for carpooling. He says both the girl's mom and the family friend apparently lost sight of the 1-year-old and thought she was back in the house.

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