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Deputies: Suspect gave man trying to stay clean lethal dose of methadone as birthday gift

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Sheriff's deputies arrested a 37-year-old man this week after he allegedly killed a man by giving him too much methadone. The suspect went to the victim's home in January to celebrate his birthday, Thurston County Sheriff's Office detectives said. The victim had just been released f

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-11-15 23:49:13

What To Do Around Olympia This Weekend: November 16-18 - ThurstonTalk

Does Bigfoot exist? Find out at theSasquatch Summitat Quinault Beach Resort and Casino November 16-18.Create a new family tradition by heading toOly on Ice,opening November 16.Have some adult-only fun atAdult Swim: Magic & Aweat the Hands on Children’s Museum November 16.Meet and Greet Miss Thurston

THURSTONTALK.COM - 2018-11-15 15:25:47

Woman hurt in six-car crash in Lacey has died, family friend says

Leanne Blood of Spokane Valley, who has known the woman’s daughter for years, said the Lacey resident died Friday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

OLYMPIAN - 2018-11-14 16:55:00

Olympia’s historic preservation group says it was caught off guard by city’s plans for Ben Moore’s building

Back in September, theCity Council authorized the purchaseof 112 and 116 Fourth Ave. W — the former home of Ben Moore’s Restaurant & Pub and current home to Great Cuisine of India — for $950,000.

OLYMPIAN - 2018-11-15 16:59:00

Viral videos introduced him to the world. Now, the spiritual guitarist Estas Tonne is coming to Olympia

The self-described spiritual guitarist, stopping in Olympia Wednesday on his first United States tour, is internationally known, thanks to a series of viral videos. “The Song of the Golden Dragon,” his most popular, has been watched more than a half billion times.

OLYMPIAN - 2018-11-16 00:00:00

It started as a fight over stormwater rates. Now, it’s an effort to recall 3 on Olympia’s City Council.

To manage stormwater, the city charges businesses and some residents based on the amount of impervious surface on a property. It charges itself 30 percent of that rate, the same discount it gives to the state for state roads within the city.


Sirens: Man Seen Crawling Under Abandoned House; Person Seen Passed Out on Sidewalk

• At 8:35 p.m. Monday, police responded to the 1200 block of Mellen Street and arrested Jesse T. Anderson, 38, of Centralia on suspicion of first-degree trespass and on two Centralia Municipal Court warrants. Anderson allegedly entered an employee-only area at a local business.

CHRONICLE - 2018-11-15 17:42:00

City of Olympia Saturday Drop-Off Site Closed for the Season - ThurstonTalk

Olympia’s Saturday Drop-off Site, located at 1000 10thAvenue SE, is closing for the season. If you have fall leaves, yard debris, scrap metal, or additional recycling to dispose of, bring them to the site between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, November 17, 2018. The site will close for the s

THURSTONTALK.COM - 2018-11-14 15:47:08

‘Downtown for the Holidays’ is brimming with Fun: Jingle Bell Parade, Visit with Santa, Tree-Lighting, Bell Chiming, Gingerbread Houses and Ice Skating…Whew! - ThurstonTalk

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Visit with Santa and Mrs. Clausat Hotel Olympian, 116 Legion Way SE (A photographer will provide photos for purchase by request, but not a prerequisite to slip Santa your wish list.)10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., & 1:30 p.m. Illuminate Presents “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”: Come watch a

THURSTONTALK.COM - 2018-11-14 15:38:32

Dog that was spooked by six-car crash in Lacey has been reunited with its owner

Theodore, a two-year-old Pomeranian mix that was spooked by a six-car crash in Lacey last week, has been reunited with its owner.

OLYMPIAN - 2018-11-14 14:53:00

Scrutiny for Nisqually jail after shoplifting suspect has stroke during 19 days in custody

The Nisqually tribe’s jail is again under scrutiny after a 43-year-old Lacey man, arrested on suspicion of shoplifting, spent 19 days in custody and suffered a stroke, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma.


Dozens displaced in Lacey apartment fire

Firefighters were called to the College Glen apartments, 5001 55th Ln SE, at 2:20 a.m.


Detectives say the suspect gave a man methadone for his birthday. The man died, and now the suspect is under arrest.

A 37-year-old man is under arrest after detectives say he gave his prescription methadone as a birthday present to another man who then died of a drug overdose.According to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect visited the victim back in January on the victim’s birthday. The victim had j

OLYMPIAN - 2018-11-15 16:25:00

Your Christmas Story Awaits in Thurston County - SouthSoundTalk

“Christmas [is] on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas around which the entire kid year revolved,” as the opening narrator ofA Christmas Storyso eloquently puts it. This quintessential holiday classic reminds me of everything I love about the holiday season. The four to five weeks from Th

SOUTHSOUNDTALK - 2018-11-15 20:00:24

Tacoma has high number of missing and murdered Native American women, report says

The study by theUrban Indian Health Institute, a division of theSeattle Indian Health Board, looked at data from 71 cities. It found over 500 cases where women and girls had gone missing or been murdered in urban areas.

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-11-14 15:09:00

Florist case reopens before Washington Supreme Court

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a previous Washington state ruling against Stutzman, who in 2013 declined to make flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding.

DAILY OKLAHOMAN - 2018-11-14 17:28:00

Restaurant inspections for Nov. 14

Comments are taken directly from the latest Thurston County inspection reports, which are available at each food establishment, at the Thurston County Environmental Health Office and their website at co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehfood. For questions concerning these reports, contact the health office a


Standoff ends peacefully at motel in Olympia

After police contacted the man, he eventually exited the motel peacefully and agreed to a mental health evaluation, Lt. Paul Lower told The Olympian on Monday.


Washington state GOP lawmakers propose bills to address housing affordability and homelessness

The Ship Canal Bridge rises in the background of the Nickelsville Northlake tiny-house village. A Washington state report on tiny homes released last year said they "may offer communities an additional way to provide people with needed protection from the dangers of sleeping outside." (Ken Lambert /


Need a job? U.S. Census needs to fill 300 openings in Olympia

The office is expected to open in summer 2019. The jobs, which range from office positions to Census field supervisors, pay between $14 per hour and $19.50 per hour.