Two Killed In Thurston County, Flood Watch Is On, Arrest Made In Arsons, Doolittle Raider To Be Toasted
The Washington State Patrol says two people were killed in Thurston County when their car crashed into a tree, causing the vehicle to split in half. A trooper spokesman says a man and woman, both age 19, were in the car. Authorities say the man, who was the driver, was ejected from the car.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for western Washington as heavy rain soaks the region. The flood watch is set for until tomorrow afternoon for several counties including Snohomish and Thurston counties. Forecasters say rainfall could cause urban and small stream flooding by overwhelming storm drains.
A 30-year-old man has been arrested and a church destroyed after three suspected arson fires were set in Pierce County early this morning. A Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says the man is in custody after officers caught him attempting to break into a house near where the fires were set. Authorities say fires were also set to a car and an abandoned house.
A Puyallup man is among four remaining Doolittle Raiders from World War II to be toasted at a ceremony. Officials say Lt. Col. Edward Saylor is set to attend the Nov. 9 final toast at the national Air Force museum in Ohio. The Air Force says the Raiders reunite each year and toast "those who have gone" from the original 80.