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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

Deadly Ore. crash kills 7 Tacoma family members on road trip

BURNS, Ore. - Seven members of a Tacoma family were among the eight victims killed Monday in ahead-on crash in Oregon, according to multiple media reports. Five of the seven were children.

KOMO NEWS - 2018-08-15 08:59:29

Tips from public lead to arrest of Roy man in fatal hit-and-run of bicycling grandmother

On the morning of Aug. 9, Susan Rainwater, 66, of Eatonville, was riding her bike on the northbound shoulder of SR 7 approaching 320th Street East Rainwater was struck as a vehicle, also traveling northbound, left the roadway and hit the woman from behind, the Washington State Patrol said.

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-08-14 22:49:04

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

LOUDWIRE - 2018-08-15 18:48:17

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

Washington’s wildfire fighting costs this year expected to meet or exceed the $364M set in 2015

In Olympia, the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a dispatch center that talks to the units on the ground and in the air. Just next door, a command center houses an administrative staff, fire operations specialists, and an intel team that can pinpoint the number of acres burning i

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-08-16 06:00:44

Detectives find car of missing Olympia woman stripped

“Why is the car like this?” said Ingrid Phillips, Gover’s mother. “Why would somebody do this to the car?”

KING-5 - 2018-08-14 16:20:28

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

ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM - 2018-08-14 19:49:06

Suspect arrested after stabbing at Walmart in Lacey, police say

A man was arrested early Monday after police say he stabbed a Walmart employee at the Lacey story on Galaxy Drive Northeast.The incident happened shortly after 2 a.m. Monday while the employee was on break. Lacey police Det. Jon Mason said the suspect approached the man, accused him of being involve


Union Avenue in Olympia is closed. Police say they are responding to a mental health crisis.

By Abby Spegmanaspegman@theolympian.comPolice in Olympia have closed off a downtown street while responding to a man having a mental health crisis and refusing to leave private property.Police say the man’s recreational vehicle has been parked on a property on Union Avenue Southeast for about a week


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


Human remains, black box found from plane stolen by Seattle airport employee

© Ted S. Warren, APLaw enforcement officials stand at a staging area, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at the ferry terminal in Steilacoom, Wash., near where a Coast Guard spokeswoman said the agency was responding to a report of a smoke plume and possible plane crash. Earlier in the evening, officials at Sea


A serial killer stalking Tacoma’s homeless? Police and medical examiner say they’re not aware of it

The rumor posted on Facebook over the weekend is grim: 10 homeless Tacoma residents killed in the past two weeks, their throats slashed.It sounds frightening, but so far, no evidence has emerged to give it validity.“We haven’t had anything like that,” said Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool, who


Officials: Man who stole plane, died in crash not a pilot

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP)— Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent stole an empty commercial airplane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the airc


Democrat Schrier advances in Washington’s 8th District

OLYMPIA,Wash. (AP) — An open congressional seat inWashington stateofficially has its November matchup:DemocratKim Schrier has advanced to the general election to faceRepublicanDino Rossiin the race for the 8thCongressional District.The race is one of three GOP-held congressional districts inWashingt


IRS urges taxpayers to double check withholding | 790 KGMI

8-13-2018OLYMPIA, Wash. — With more than seven months of the year gone, the IRS is urging taxpayers todouble checktheirtax withholdingfollowing the tax law changes late last year.The IRS says recent reports show many taxpayers could see some negative changes in their refund come tax time in early 20


Neighbors plan patrols after 7 cats mutilated and killed in Thurston County

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A Thurston County community is rallying together to catch a serial cat killer responsible for mutilating and killing at least seven cats since October.On Sunday, neighbors met at Decatur Woods Park to set up foot patrols and night watches.In the past couple of weeks, the bodies of


Olympia and Tacoma have the top 10 nicest days of the year — wait what?

Sure, we're in the part of the year where you can melt a mustache off a hipster, and wildfires are sparked on the regular thanks to our perpetually heated conditions.


Authorities: Man who stole an airplane from Seattle airport was 3.5-year employee who was allowed to be among aircraft

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Airplane theft shows potential dangers from airline workers

Officials said Saturday that the man was a 3.5-year Horizon employee and had clearance to be among aircraft, but that to their knowledge, he wasn't a licensed pilot.