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Washington's wanted sex offenders
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:02:38 -0700

The Department of Corrections is currently looking for dozens of rapists, molesters and assorted sex offenders who've failed to meet their court obligations. Now you can flip through their mug shots and read details of their offenses.

Accident on U.S. 68 sends one to hospital
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:21:00 -0700

An accident on U.S. 68 south of Washington Thursday proved nearly fatal for the driver of one vehicle.

Latest west side trout plants will boost action clear into winter holidays
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:32:22 -0700

%%%359892d10a3fc0f08874e2d5fb655a8f%%%The fall and winter trout fisheries around Western Washington will get a huge boost as state Fish and Wildlife plans to dump 340,000 trout into 47 local lakes.

Washington-area obituaries of note
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:45:46 -0700

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Grenade found in Belfair, Wash., trash bin
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:04:14 -0700

BELFAIR, Wash. — The Mason County sheriff's office says Habitat for Humanity workers in Belfair, Washington, found a World War II-era grenade in a large trash bin next to their building. The Washington State Patrol bomb squad responded Tuesday and confirmed it was a real "pineapple-style fragmentation grenade." The sheriff's ...

Rain curbs fishing options, but trout still in demand
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:02:21 -0700

Western Washington lakes got planted with 340,000 trout recently.

Obama names Ebola 'czar' as West Africa death toll rises
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:30:51 -0700

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola "czar" on Friday as the global death toll from the disease that has ravaged three West African countries rose to more than 4,500. Amid growing concerns about the spread of the virus in the United States, authorities said a Texas health worker, who was not ill but may have had contact ...

Troopers: 2 hurt after car crosses center line, hits SUV head-on
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:11:01 -0700

MASON COUNTY — Troopers are investigating a head-on crash that sent two people to the hospital Saturday in the Lilliwaup area. According to the Washington State Patrol, the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta traveling south on Highway 101 drifted across the center line and hit a Chevy Suburban head-on around 1:00 p.m. The driver of […]

WEATHER ALERT: Heavy rain, whipping winds grind across Western Washington wreaking havoc
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:56:28 -0700

SEATTLE — Strongest storm of the season so far is here. Heavy rain at times and whipping winds as this front slowly grinds across Western Washington. HIGH WIND WARNING continues until 9am for the southern Washington Coast, Western Whatcom County including Bellingham, the San Juan Islands and around Port Townsend. This kind of storm has […]

Mason County courthouse evacuated for bomb threat
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:59:28 -0700

The Mason County courthouse in Shelton and the surrounding area were evacuated for a bomb threat. The Sheriff’s Office reported the incident about 10:30 a.m. Thursday.  It did not say how the threat was received, but a bomb squad was called in. Washington State Patrol bomb-detecting dogs were used to look for explosives. The courthouse was cleared as safe shortly after 2 p.m. The incident ...