Archive for the ‘Washington’ Category


Four charged in Elma gas station shooting

Four people have been arrested over a “show of force” that led to a shooting at an Elma gas station Saturday and sent a man to the hospital in serious condition. Gordon J. Harper, 39, of Satsop is charged with first-degree assault, accused of shooting a 26-year-old homeless man with a .22-caliber pistol. Rhonda G. […]

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Packed house for free D&R Theatre show

When the audience cheered for the Yonich family, the applause from the packed house was as loud as the show that would follow. “It’s wonderful to have this theater re-opened,” Tony Halekakis said to the crowd that packed into the D&R Theatre Saturday night for the first show since owner John Yonich closed it early […]

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Across the seas to help them see

Overseas, on one of the 7,107 islands of the Republic of the Philippines, live two brothers in their late 20s. Both had assumed they would be legally blind all of their lives, the world a blurry haze of shapes, light and colors. But one day a bus arrived. Inside they received free examinations and a […]

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Mourners attend vigil for newborn

OCEAN SHORES — About 55 community members gathered at a candlelight vigil Wednesday to grieve for the newborn girl whose dead body was found last weekend. Mourners left flowers, toys and crosses at the wooded site where a woman out for a walk found the body. “Let this not define our community,” urged Pastor Dick […]

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Man still barricaded in home Wednesday night after shooting Hoquiam cop

As of 10 p.m., Police had not had contact for several hours with a man who barricaded himself in a home on the 2800 block of Aberdeen Avenue in Hoquiam after allegedly shooting a police officer Wednesday morning. Police had been talking to the man until about 4:30 p.m., when he fired several shots at […]

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Commissioners ponder scaling back cuts

MONTESANO — The Grays Harbor County Commissioners are mulling scaling back the 3.5 percent cuts mandated by the previous board as part of balancing this year’s budget. County Commissioner Wes Cormier broached the topic during the commissioners’ Monday morning meeting, noting that a lot of the departments are struggling as it is without dealing with […]

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Husband speaks briefly after service for wife, children

A memorial service was held in New Albany, Ind., on Saturday for Jaime Clutter and her two children, Brandon and Katelyn. The surviving husband and father, Michael, spoke to media briefly after the service. Local

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Monte school board OKs grandstands design

The state champion Montesano High School football team will probably have to play its first “home” game next season away from home, and maybe the second, but there’s hope that new grandstands at Rottle Field will be completed by October. On Thursday, the Montesano School Board unanimously approved plans to rebuild the grandstands, which burned […]

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Videographer completes Tornow re-enactment ahead of dedication

At 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds, Justin Madanifard is a bit lankier than the legendary John Tornow, but he fit the picture perfectly for Sunday’s re-enactment of the ending of the tragic Wildman of the Wynooche story nearly 100 years ago. Tornow was slain on April 16, 1913, ending a 19-month manhunt for the man who […]

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Police say huge drug busts puts major dent in heroin traffic

The seizure of more than 53 pounds of heroin during a traffic stop in Aberdeen last month played a key role in a federal Drug Enforcement Administration investigation that led to the federal indictment of 12 men, all believed to be Mexican citizens, and “dismantled” a high-level drug trafficking organization operating all over the state, […]

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