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Coroner releases name of man found dead in Centralia

Officials have released the name of the man found dead in Centralia this week. The Lewis County Coroner's Office on Saturday identified the man as Michael S. Christin, 49, of Chehalis. Police say the man's body was found Thursday morning outside a business on the 500 block of Harrison Avenue in Ce

OLYMPIAN - 2018-03-17 20:59:00

Pierce County deputy kills man allegedly wielding knife near Spanaway

SPANAWAY, Wash. - An 28-year-old Spanaway man is dead after a Pierce County Sheriff's deputy says he was forced to shoot him. The Pierce County Medical Examiner identified the man as William Langfitt and deputies say he was waiving a knife and tried hijacking at least one car before trying to steal

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-03-18 05:50:13

Man who jumped onto I-5 after a fight and was killed by a passing car is identified | The News Tribune

A man who was fatally struck by a car on Interstate 5 while running from Tacoma police Thursday night has been identified. James Lagmay, 27, got into a fight at the Tacoma Mall around 7:10 p.m. and a security guard followed him from a distance while calling police. A Tacoma officer arrived just in

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-03-16 18:25:00

Hundreds of animals rescued from Tenino farm: 'It was heartbreaking to see that' | The Olympian

Authorities say hundreds of animals were rescued last weekend from a farm near Tenino. Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County said it took in 23 miniature horses, all with overgrown hooves, plus 10 goats and a horse. Authorities also removed more than 200 chickens, turkeys, ducks and doves, along

OLYMPIAN - 2018-03-17 20:27:00

Narcotics task force seizes more than $2 million in Thurston County marijuana raid | The Olympian

A Thurston County narcotics task force made five arrests in connection to multiple illegal marijuana grow operations Thursday afternoon, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office. Members of the task force - which include investigators from the Sheriff's Office, Washington State Patrol and t

OLYMPIAN - 2018-03-16 22:48:00

10 sickened in Wash. Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health says a Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom has widened and 10 people in the state. The health department says kratom is a plant used as a stimulant and as a substitute for opioids. Officials say it should not be consumed in any form. Kratom

KIRO7.COM - 2018-03-16 18:43:54

How should you ring in spring? Blow bubbles at this Olympia tradition | The Olympian

An Olympia tradition returns next week to mark the start of spring. From noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, people young and old will gather at the kissing statue at Percival Landing to blow bubbles. The annual event got started 26 years ago as a way to celebrate the changing season. Attendees can bring the

OLYMPIAN - 2018-03-17 13:44:00

WA Lottery lists Puget Sound's 'luckiest stores' as Powerball Jackpot rises to $455M

OLYMPIA, Wash. - With Leprechauns in the Puget Sound region for St. Patrick's Day, perhaps you're feeling luckier than usual. But if you don't have the "luck of the Irish," that's OK, too. Washington's Lottery wants to help, especially since the Powerball jackpot has hit $455 million. The lottery ha

KIRO7.COM - 2018-03-16 20:08:33

Movement of Mount Rainier's glaciers caught on time-lapse video | The Olympian

More than two months of images show a characteristic of Mount Rainier that can't be seen with the naked eye: The movement of its glaciers. Mount Rainier National Park posted a 65-image time-lapse video that shows the Emmons and Winthrop Glaciers creeping forward last summer. Recorded with the Camp S

OLYMPIAN - 2018-03-16 19:58:00

Spanaway man shot, killed by Pierce County deputy

A 28-year-old Spanaway man was shot and killed Friday night during a confrontation with a Pierce County Sheriff's Office deputy. Now those who knew him are coming to terms with what happened. William Langfitt had allegedly threatened a friend with a knife, tried to carjack a couple of drivers, then

KIRO7.COM - 2018-03-18 04:35:38

Pierce County deputy fatally shoots man armed with knife after he climbed into patrol car

Authorities say the shooting occurred after a woman called 911 to say the man, her friend, was having a mental breakdown in the middle of the road. A man armed with a knife and having a mental breakdown was fatally shot by a deputy late Friday after ignoring commands and getting inside a patrol car,

SEATTLE TIMES - 2018-03-17 18:41:54

Gavin River: Suspected 'Baby Face Bandit' behind Lacey, Tumwater bank robberies

WANTED IN LACEY and TUMWATER - Detectives say they've identified the 'Baby Face Bandit' who hit on March 9th at the Key Bank in Tumwater and on the 12th at the Timberland Bank in Lacey. They are asking for the public's help to find 24 year old Gavin River. "It is very surprising when we viewed the v

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-03-17 01:47:43

Berry-sized bugs have caused millions in damages on Mid-Atlantic states. Now they're here | The Olympian

If you've seen a brown marmorated stink bug in your home, Washington State University researchers want to know about it. "Stink bugs aren't dangerous to humans per se, but they are to our crops and ornamentals," said WSU Extension entomologist Elizabeth Beers. "They attack a wide variety of crops,

OLYMPIAN - 2018-03-16 20:21:00

TransAlta unveils plans for largest solar project in state at site of former coal mine | The Olympian

The former site of a coal mine could be producing solar power by the end of 2020, according to plans unveiled Tuesday by electricity provider TransAlta. The Calgary-based company has owned the site just south of Bucoda since 2000. The mine shut down in 2006, with reclamation work beginning the follo

OLYMPIAN - 2018-03-16 22:22:00

Here's your chance to weigh in on Olympia's 'missing middle' zoning changes | The Olympian

Aftermore than a year in the works, proposed zoning changes to encourage more types of housing to be built in Olympia will get a public hearing before the city's planning commission on Monday. Olympia's population is expected to grow by 20,000 people over the next 20 years. Instead of building out,

OLYMPIAN - 2018-03-16 22:44:00

Longtime owner of Wagner's dies. He brought European baking to Olympia | The Olympian

Rudolf "Rudy" Wagner, the longtime owner of Wagner's European Bakery on Capitol Way in Olympia, died last week. He was 77. Generations looked forward to Wagner's pies and fruitcakes at the holidays and to his made-from-scratch doughnuts and elaborately decorated cakes. Todd Wagner, who runs the bak

OLYMPIAN - 2018-03-16 22:41:00

No charges to be filed against motorcyclist who shot, killed driver in I-5 road rage incident

TACOMA, Wash. - No charges will be filed against motorcyclist Aubrey Tayler Bowlin, who shot and killed motorist Bruce Jones during a road-rage fight by the side of Interstate 5 in Milton on Feb. 8, it was announced Friday. "Ms. Bowlin said she acted in self defense and, given the evidence, the Pros

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-03-17 01:01:59

Tumwater teen sentenced to 23 years for killing his father

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for killing his father in Tumwater last year. Jacob D. Williamson pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in February and was sentenced Wednesday by Thurston County Superior Court Judge Erik Price. Williamson was arrested May 10, 2017 after h


Man suspected of killing parents in Buckley, shot and arrested in Tumwater

Scene of officer involved shooting and arrest of double homicide suspect in Tumwater.(Thurston Co. Sheriff's Office) TUMWATER, Wash. - A man suspected of killing his parents in Buckley was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an officer-involved shooting in Tumwater e


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do