Local News - KMAS NewsRadio http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:35:03 -0700 i1 mediaworks CMS en-gb admin@kmasnewsradio.com (KMAS NewsRadio) Man Shot By Lacey Police Was Soldier http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18891-man-shot-by-lacey-police-was-soldier http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18891-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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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:36:34 -0700
Magnitude-4.0 Quake Near Seabeck http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18872-magnitude-4-0-quake-near-seabeck http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18872-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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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:39:17 -0700
Befair Man Wins Lottery http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18864-befair-man-wins-lottery http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18864-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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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:26:13 -0700
Driver Runs Over 1-Yr Old Tenino Girl http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18854-driver-runs-over-1-yr-old-tenino-girl http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18854-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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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:33:18 -0700
Officer Shoots, Kills Armed Man In Lacey http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18850-officer-shoots-kills-armed-man-in-lacey http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18850-officer-shoots-kills-armed-man-in-lacey police-tapePolice fatally shot a man who fired a gun inside his family home, prompting his wife to lock herself in a bathroom with three young children. Authorities responded to a call for domestic violence around 10:30 p.m. Monday. A woman reported her husband was firing his gun inside the home and "going crazy."

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:21:38 -0700
2015 Budget Presentation, YES or NO http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18833-2015-budget-presentation-yes-or-no http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18833-2015-budget-presentation-yes-or-no MC logo moneyThe Mason County preliminary 2015 Budget has been distributed. Now comes the hard work, getting the forecasted $33,647,430 in county current expense spending closer to the expected (forecasted) revenues of $26,642,576, allotted to pay for the 2015 current expenses (i.e. budget).

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:40:33 -0700
Simpson Mill Rumors? http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18823-simpson-mill-rumors http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18823-simpson-mill-rumors simpson sheltonKMAS News received a tip regarding the sale of the Simpson Mills #3 & #5.  We inquired, and this is the response from Simpson:
We appreciate your interest in Simpson. However, right now we do not have much information to share about the future business plan for Shelton and all our lumber operations. I can tell you that Simpson has been assessing the value of its lumber business in the Northwest and Southeast. We have hired an advisor to assist in evaluating a potential sale.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:56:00 -0700
Northbound Work On I-5 Continues Next Weekend http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18822-northbound-work-on-i-5-continues-next-weekend http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18822-northbound-work-on-i-5-continues-next-weekend waroadsworkWork on northbound Interstate 5 in Olympia to replace a bridge expansion joint was completed ahead of schedule, resulting in all northbound lanes reopening at 4 a.m. Sunday. At the same time, crews reopened all lanes of the southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5, and the Deschutes Way Southwest on-ramp to northbound I-5.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:34:20 -0700
Vessel Runs Aground At Pleasant Harbor http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18813-vessel-runs-aground-at-pleasant-harbor http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18813-vessel-runs-aground-at-pleasant-harbor Avalon-AgroundThe Coast Guard says a 65-foot vessel ran aground while being towed near Brinnon with up to 500 gallons of diesel fuel aboard. An image released by the agency showed the pleasure craft Avalon mostly submerged near Pleasant Harbor, in Hood Canal. It was reported aground at about 2:30 a.m.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:30:49 -0700
August Food Establishment Report http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18789-august-food-establishment-report http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18789-august-food-establishment-report kitchenFood establishments are routinely inspected one or two times a year, depending on the complexity of their menu. During the inspection process, the inspector looks for critical violations as well as non-critical violations. Critical Violations of the Food Code, if left uncorrected, are more likely than other violations to directly contribute to food contamination,

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:57:52 -0700
Brush Fire Temporarily Shut Down Hwy 101 http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18771-brush-fire-shuts-down-hwy-101 http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18771-brush-fire-shuts-down-hwy-101 fire9-11-14A section of Hwy 101 was shut down for over two hours Thursday as crews battled a brush fire which jumped the highway and was burning through dry grass near Sanderson Field. KMAS spoke to Battalion Chief Garnett Curtis of Central Mason County Fire and EMS. He said an estimated sixty responders were called to battle the fire before it had a chance to grow.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:52:41 -0700
Drivers Strongly Urged To Avoid I-5 In Olympia Over Next Two Weekends http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18769-drivers-strongly-urged-to-avoid-i-5-in-olympia-over-next-two-weekends http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18769-drivers-strongly-urged-to-avoid-i-5-in-olympia-over-next-two-weekends I5repairseptLanes in both directions, ramps closed day and night for critical preservation work. OLYMPIA – The busy Interstate 5/US 101 interchange in Olympia will be the focus of vital bridge structural repair work over the weekends of Sept. 12 and Sept. 19. Preparations for the two weekends will require lane and ramp closures each Thursday night, Sept. 11 and Sept. 18.  

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:29:47 -0700
Shelton Superintendent Replaced http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18770-shelton-superintendent-replaced http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18770-shelton-superintendent-replaced WMassieIn a special session of the Shelton Board of Education Thursday morning, the Board voted unanimously to approve what is being called a “resignation agreement of a public employee” between the District and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Wayne Massey. Director Jim Carnahan moved the acceptance of the resignation agreement.Cheryl Williams seconded the motion.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:15:30 -0700
Red Flag Warning http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18768-red-flag-warning http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18768-red-flag-warning fire sunUPDATE:  Red flag warning now in effect until 6 PM PDT Saturday for wind and low humidity for the Northwest Olympic Peninsula, the Lowlands from about Seattle and Silverdale on south and the Central Cascades.

Wind - west of the major Cascade passes and over the Northwest Olympic Peninsula localized east wind gusts of 20 to 35 mph are expected into early Saturday afternoon. Over the Puget Sound lowlands from Seattle south, wind gusts around 20 to 25 mph are expected for the rest of Friday afternoon with gusts around 15 to 20 mph on Saturday afternoon.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:20:12 -0700
DOT Aviation Office Moving To Tumwater http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18748-dot-aviation-office-moving-to-tumwater http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18748-dot-aviation-office-moving-to-tumwater olympiarairporthe state Transportation Department is moving its Aviation Division from Arlington Municipal Airport to the Olympia Regional Airport in Tumwater. The office has been in Arlington for 12 years, since moving from Boeing Field in Seattle. A spokeswoman tells The Daily Herald the move should save money and put the division closer to other state offices.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:18:33 -0700
Crews Finishing 3-Year Capitol Repair Project http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18747-crews-finishing-3-year-capitol-repair-project http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18747-crews-finishing-3-year-capitol-repair-project admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:06:13 -0700 6-Year Sentence In Olympia For Setting Wife Afire http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18746-6-year-sentence-in-olympia-for-setting-wife-afire http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/18746-6-year-sentence-in-olympia-for-setting-wife-afire admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:05:51 -0700