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Southbound I-5 closed Friday after man jumps from overpass

Southbound Interstate 5 in Lacey was closed for more than three hours Friday evening after a man jumped off the Marvin Road overpass and died, according to Washington State Patrol.It happened at about 7:45 p.m. I-5 southbound was closed while authorities investigated.

OLYMPIAN - 2018-07-21 08:44:00

Tyler Obrien: ‘Armed and dangerous’ felon, wanted burglary suspect seen wearing safety vest before break-in

Obrien is charged with burglary in that case, but King County Sheriff’s detectives are also searching for him after he was caught on surveillance camera checking the doors to a home on Rainier Ave. S. in Skyway while wearing a safety vest. That video is from the morning of May 18th. The following af

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-07-21 02:12:38

Grant money pouring into Tenino Quarry Pool

Thurston County just granted the Tenino Quarry Pool, the city-owned swimming pool and lake, more than $200,000 in grant money.

KING-5 - 2018-07-20 23:47:00

Study: Olympia-Tumwater is the nation's worst job market

The report, by career expert siteZippia, also found that five other Washington state cities - Yakima, Bremerton-Silverdale, Mount Vernon, Longview and Walla Walla - rank among the 50 worst job markets in the country.


Olympia man eludes troopers in car near casino, injures Yelm woman in rollover crash

Just before 10:30 a.m., a trooper initiated a traffic stop, but the 25-year-old man fled eastbound toward Yelm. The trooper abandoned his pursuit shortly after due to safety concerns.


Sirens: Driver Hits Mossyrock Park Gate, Centralia Man Booked on Protection Order Violation, Child Throws Envelope Containing Cash, Debit Card Out Moving Car Window

• At 7:12 p.m. on Wednesday, a burglary was reported at a vacant building in the 300 block of Centralia College Boulevard. The building had been boarded up, but one of the boards was damaged and the door was forced open.

CHRONICLE - 2018-07-21 01:18:00

Shelton couple arrested in connection to Steamboat Island preschool thefts

Two people were arrested Thursday in connection to the burglary reported July 10 at Steamboat Island Cooperative Preschool near Olympia,according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.A Shelton couple in their 30s, is suspected of stealing children’s toys among other items.A police report was file

OLYMPIAN - 2018-07-20 08:41:00

Totally Pawsome Pet Shop Opens in Chehalis

Totally Pawsome is the brainchild of two women who truly could be classified as dogs’ best friends.“We had a list of 300 names,” said Sarah Coffman, who owns the store with Deb Harp.

CHRONICLE - 2018-07-21 02:26:00

Olympia Man Arrested After Car Chase, Crash and Manhunt

Two Yelm residents were involuntarily involved in an incident involving a car chase and manhunt Wednesday.The pair were driving westbound on State Route 510 near the Red Wind Casino at 10:30 a.m. when they were hit by an coming vehicle involved in a police pursuit.Police had attempted to pull over D


Help ID burger-loving bad guy seen using credit card stolen from home burglary

“What’s great about taking burglary suspects off the streets is when we do find them we find lots of stolen property from many burglaries and when we catch a group or a person doing burglaries, we put an end to that ring,” said Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer. “This was an extensive burglary. The burgl

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-07-20 23:31:51

Shipwreck Beads in Lacey has the world's largest selection of beads - KING 5 Evening

It's a bead-dazzling Field Trip Friday for Team Evening. The crew visited Shipwreck Beads in Lacey to check out the largest bead selection in the world!

KING-5 - 2018-07-21 02:43:16

Large Hay Fire Closes Highway Just as Burn Ban Goes Into Effect

A large brush fire near the Yelm roundabout Tuesday afternoon shut down the highway for more than an hour as crews fought the blaze that threatened several homes and a businesses.The fire started in a field at AR Hay LLC. On their Facebook page, the business said it started from a lawnmower hitting

NISQUALLY VALLEY NEWS - 2018-07-19 17:39:00

To speed up homelessness response, Olympia declares a public health emergency

The Olympia City Council on Tuesday declared a public health emergency related to homelessness and postponed the eviction of people in one homeless camp on city-owned property for at least a week.The emergency declaration, which passed unanimously, went into effect immediately and comes a month afte


Washington joins campaign to stop phony veteran's charities | 790 KGMI

7-20-2018OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington officials are cracking down on charity scams.Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced a nationwide donor education campaign to help citizensavoid fundraising scams.It’s called “Operation Donate with Honor.”Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed two lawsuits against ve

KGMI - 2018-07-20 16:12:17

Mason County investigating causes of several wildland fires

A task force made up of representatives from every Mason County fire district, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Natural Resources police and investigation team, Shelton Police and others convened Thursday to share information.

KITSAP SUN - 2018-07-20 13:57:00

Cities and County Seeking Community Input on Comcast Cable Service and Future Cable-Related Community Needs. - ThurstonTalk

The Comcast cable franchise agreements of the cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Thurston County are up for renewal in 2019. The cities and the County are working together to negotiate new agreements, and we want to hear your voice.

THURSTONTALK.COM - 2018-07-20 14:53:47

States sue Trump Administration after sanctuary policies cause loss of funding | 1170 KPUG-AM

The six states, which includes New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Virginia, say they could lose a total of nearly $25 million in funds.


Sirens: Truck Stolen, Found Wrecked in Thurston County; Three-Wheeler Vehicle, Riding Lawnmower Taken in Chehalis Burglary; Suspect Sought in Alcohol Theft

• At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, police responded to a report of a physical altercation in the 1000 block of North Tower Avenue. Kyle D. Day, 23, of Centralia, was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree assault. Levi E. O. Day, 25, of Centralia, was cited on suspicion of third-degree malicious mischief, dome


Construction jobs decline but others grow in Washington | 790 KGMI

7-19-2018OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington’s economy continues to add jobs.The Employment Security Department says 4,100 jobs were added in June, with the most new jobs created in professional and business services.Construction saw the biggest decline in jobs, losing 2,200.The department says next month w


Mount Rainier erupted, and he was the sole survivor. That’s why he broke into a truck, he told deputies

The homeowner came outside, only to find the muttering man had meandered away. The homeowner drove down the road a little bit and found the man walking away and told him to stick around until law enforcement could arrive. The man went to a home he had broken into, Troyer said, but then he pulled a m