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Responder Injured at Scene of Fire in Vacant South Aberdeen Home

Crews doused a fire at a vacant home in South Aberdeen last night. Battalion Chief Troy Palmer said in a press release it was reported just after 9 PM Monday night, the Aberdeen Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire on the 300 block of North Rogers Street in Aberdeen.


Hoquiam police investigating after man called saying he was shot, later found dead

The Hoquiam Police Department is investigating after discovering a deceased man in the woods after earlier receiving a 911 call from a man saying he had been shot. Officers were dispatched at about 12:18 p.m. Monday to the 500 block of Broadway Avenue after receiving a call from a man saying he had


Rep. Walsh to Hold Telephone Town Hall March 28

State Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, will hold an hour-long telephone town hall Thursday, March 28, from 6-7 p.m. for residents of the 19th Legislative District, which includes Grays Harbor, Pacific and western Lewis counties.


HPD Deputy Chief Don Wertanen honored prior to impending retirement

Hoquiam Deputy Police Chief Don Wertanen is retiring this week. On Monday night, the Hoquiam City Council recognized the Deputy Chief for his 32 years with the department. In a proclamation, Mayor Dickhoff highlighted the fact that Wertanen joined HPD on January 15, 1987 after serving with the Unite


Fire in Aberdeen at Broadway Manor

An apartment fire at Broadway Manor over the weekend caused damage but it was contained before other units were affected. The Aberdeen Fire Department tells KXRO that they were dispatched at about 8:20 p.m. to a commercial fire alarm sounding at the Broadway Manor in Aberdeen.


Washington state judge reverses Halloween shooter conviction

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state judge has overturned the conviction of a man who shot an acquaintance at his doorstep on Halloween. The Kitsap Sun reported Sunday that 69-year-old Raymond Thomas Short was convicted of attempted first-degree murder for shooting 73-year-old Robert Roland Sears


Seabrook Community Foundation announced grant funding

In the first quarter of 2019, the Seabrook Community Foundation says that they allocated over $57,000 in grants to local nonprofits. In a release, foundation Board President, Helen Gilbert said , “We are pleased to begin 2019 by awarding funds to organizations that benefit the lives of so many in ou


State Patrol runs out of money to buy back bump stocks

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington state's bump stock buy-back program has ended just hours before they will be banned under federal law. Bump stocks, which are the type of device used in the October 2017 Las Vegas shooting massacre, will no longer be legal to own starting Tuesday, and the Washington State


Renton woman ordered to repay State Farm $10,000 for fraudulent insurance claim

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A Renton woman has pleaded guilty to one count of filing a fraudulent insurance claim. The Office of Insurance Commissioners sent out a release regarding the matter which stated:


Rantz: After illegal immigrant murders deputy, Dems push sanctuary state

Just one day after it was revealed that an illegal immigrant murdered a Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy, House Democrats in Olympia moved forward with a bill that will codify further protections in this sanctuary state.


House budget proposal includes new state capital gains tax

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a two-year state budget proposal Monday that seeks $1.4 billion in new revenue, including a new capital gains tax on the sale of high-value stocks and bonds.