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Police: Centralia Man Had More Than 3,000 Explicit Images of Children

A Centralia man had more than 3,000 sexually explicit images of minors on his phone, according to authorities tasked with investigating child pornography cases.Joshua S. Charlton, 35, was charged July 26 with second-degree possession of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.According to a prob

CHRONICLE - 2018-08-16 17:42:00

Asbestos Forces Closure of Chehalis Vet Clinic

Centralia-Chehalis Veterinary Hospital, recently purchased and renamed as a second location Newaukum Valley Veterinary Services, based at the River Bend Pet Center, has been closed permanently due to asbestos.Jared Wenzelburger / jwenzelburger@chronline.com

CHRONICLE - 2018-08-16 20:29:00

Centralia to Spend $1M to Replace 10,000 Electric Meters

The Centralia City Light Department will soon begin the process of replacing more than 10,000 smart electricity meters over the next five years after the city council approved the use of more than $1 million in funds at its meeting Tuesday.City Light first began installing digital meter readers on b

CHRONICLE - 2018-08-16 17:33:00

Lewis County Food Establishment Inspection Scores

Food Establishments With Violations:Red/Blue/TotalArby’s, Centralia 20/5/25There was no single designated person in charge and neither shift manager knew required safety procedures, including cooking and hot holding temperature requirements, overnight hot holding procedures and thermometer calibrati

CHRONICLE - 2018-08-16 17:09:00

String of gruesome cat killings disturb Thurston County | 1170 KPUG-AM

Tags: Animals, cats, Lacey, Law Enforcement, Olympia, pets, Serial Killer, Thurston County, TumwaterStory © 2018 KGMI - Images © 2018 KGMI

KPUG1170.COM - 2018-08-17 14:56:55

Four Charged for Stealing Semi, Forklift from Chamber Way Overpass Worksite

Four people have been arrested as an investigation continues into the theft of more than $140,000 worth of vehicles and construction equipment from Chehalis’ Chamber of Commerce Way overpass construction worksite this week.Chehalis police officers tracked the property, where they also found a number

CHRONICLE - 2018-08-17 18:04:00

Sirens: Man Assaulted During Basketball Game; Male Juvenile Reported Hitting Kids With a Stick

• At 8:32 p.m. Monday, police responded to the 600 block of South Washington Avenue and issued Bobbie J. Workman, 52, of Centralia a citation on suspicion of violating a court order.

CHRONICLE - 2018-08-16 16:58:00

Centralia Issues Fox Theatre Nonprofit $700,000, Remainder of $1M Pledge

The Centralia City Council unanimously approved issuing the remaining $700,000 of a $1 million grant toward restoration of the Fox Theatre on Tuesday with the understanding that it will be reimbursed through future bond proceeds.Councilors and city officials had previously discussed funding the gran

CHRONICLE - 2018-08-16 17:25:00

Centralia ‘Coffeepreneuer’ Describes His Journey Inside the Coffee Industry With New Book

Unless someone works in the coffee industry, they probably aren’t thinking about the amount of work that goes into making their daily grande iced caramel macchiato.“A lot of people just think, ‘oh it’s coffee, it shouldn’t be that expensive,’ and they don’t understand why it’s that expensive,” said

CHRONICLE - 2018-08-16 17:05:00

Across the SWW Fair Midway, One Food Truck at a Time

My palette isn’t refined, per se, but I’ve always liked to eat. After receiving the fair food assignment (read: immediately raising my hand at the prospect of receiving a free lunch), I got a lot of input from people about “quintessential” fair food.

CHRONICLE - 2018-08-16 17:12:00

Developer Spills Details on $100 M Centralia Grocery Distribution Center

Tom O’Keefe, who is the principal and CEO of O’Keefe Development, discusses the grocery distribution center coming to Centralia at the Chamber Forum on Monday afternoon.Katie Hayes


Cat Serial Killer Strikes Again In Thurston County

OLYMPIA, WA - An eighth cat was found mutilated in the Olympia area on Wednesday, according to reports. Authorities believe the feline was killed by a cat serial killer on the loose in the area.

PATCH - 2018-08-16 14:47:04

Chehalis 8-Year-Old Wins 50th Little Miss Friendly Pageant at SWW Fair

Natalie Butler was all smiles Wednesday as a cape was placed around her shoulders, making her 2018’s Little Miss Friendly for the Southwest Washington Fair — and the 50th in the event’s history.“I felt happy and really glad to be Little Miss Friendly,” said the beaming 8-year-old from Chehalis, foll

CHRONICLE - 2018-08-15 22:29:00

Kitten found beheaded in Lacey; possible link to 7 other mutilations

LACEY, Wash. – Thurston County Joint Animal Services investigators are working to determine whether yet another mutilated cat is linked tothe seven they already believe are connected.Officer Erika Johnson said Wednesday evening that the latest cat was killed within the previous 48 hours.A forensic v

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-08-16 00:45:54

Authorities Investigating Death of Centralia Man After Body Found Near Morton

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Centralia man, whose body was found in the Morton area by search and rescue personnel over the weekend.The identity of the 37-year-old has not been released by the sheriff’s office. An autopsy is pending with the Lewis County Coroner’


Sirens: Vehicle Strikes Hydrant; Burglar Ransacks Apartment; Vacant House’s Door Found Open

• At 10:34 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 400 block of West Maple Street and cited Jenisia C. Precour, 35, of Centralia on suspicion of driving with a suspended license.


Not Even Pretty on the Inside: See Courtney Love's Abandoned Home

An Olympia, Wash., house described in its listing as a "major fixer" and "not for the faint of heart" has been sold. But the agent believes it is worth it, in part because of the person who was selling the home:Courtney Love.Although the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house is only 2,302 square feet, i


Olympia wants to turn a Spooner Berry Farms spot into a park

Olympia officials are looking to buy 83 acres on Yelm Highway Southeast currently leased to Spooner Berry Farms and turn it into a park.The City Council will vote on the purchase at its next meeting Aug. 21. The purchase price is $10.7 million.Officials say the park could include full-size athletic


Courtney Love Tried to Sell Her Abandoned House for $320,000

DespiteCourtney Love's property on the western outskirts of Olympia, Wash. being in a state of disarray, it was still put on the market for $320,000. TheHolefrontwoman purchased the estate following the death of her husbandKurt Cobainin 1995 for $447,000.The listing byVirgil Adams Real Estateand age


Death investigation underway after body found in Morton

ofMORTON, Wash.- The Lewis County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man found in the Morton area on Saturday.Deputies became aware that a 37-year-old Centralia man was missing on Aug. 6 after his apartment manager told police he had not seen the man for several days.On Saturday at abo