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Thurston County Sheriff’s Office On 5/16/24 at 3:46 a.m. in the I5 Southbound Exit 109, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael George Whitten, 40, on suspicion of valid driver’s … more
Thurston County Medic One is looking to add a new unit which will be based in the North End Fire Station at Linwood Avenue, Tumwater Fire Chief Brian Hurley told the Tumwater City Council on Tuesday, … more
Thurston County Sheriff’s Office On 5/15/24 at 4:00 a.m. in Yelm, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Steven Leroy Webb, 53, on suspicion of no valid driver’s license without proper … more
Thurston County has introduced "Ready, Set, Go!," evacuation campaign as part of Wildfire Awareness Month. This campaign aims to deliver the evacuation message clearly to the residents to ensure … more
The Olympia Police Department saw a reduction in overall use of force incidents in 2023, but noted an increase in juvenile arrest trend, police auditor Tara Parker reported to the city council on … more
The Lacey Youth Council (LYC) took center stage during the Lacey City Council work session on Tuesday, May 14, presenting updates and outlining priorities for their term. From initiatives … more
A 72-year-old man was arrested on May 7 after making shooting threats to the Olympia Federal Savings Bank employee. The Olympia Police Department (OPD) responded to a mid-afternoon call from the … more
Thurston County Sheriff’s Office On 5/14/24 at 8:00 p.m. in the 1600 block of Woodland Creek Street NE, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Stephanie Noelle Alfter, 35, on suspicion of 3 rd … more
At the Olympia City Council meeting on May 7, several residents voiced their concerns about speeding on Capitol Way in the south Capitol neighborhood, citing multiple incidents that have resulted in … more
Olympia's Utility Advisory Committee heard a briefing in its May 2 meeting on “The State of LOTT Clean Water Alliance.” LOTT Executive Director Matt Kennelly, P.E. gave the presentation. … more
Lacey Police Department (LPD) arrested two suspects allegedly being involved in two thefts at the Ulta Beauty store on Marvin Road NE. In the afternoon of April 24, the store manager called law … more
Thurston County Sheriff’s Office On 5/13/24 at 12:35 a.m. in the 1900 block of Southbay Road NE, Sheriff’s deputies arrested John Jermaine Fesler, 44, on suspicions of 1) obstructing … more
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) invites its customers to join them in the open house events that run until June 21. Thurston County residents can go in person to the open house for the West Thurston … more
Editor’s Note:  Many of the business owners interviewed wished to remain anonymous due to fears of retaliation from taggers.  Also, some of the graffiti in the photographs has been … more
Lacey Police Department (LPD) responded to a theft incident at Target on 665 Sleater Kinney Road SE on the morning of April 26. An employee reported a man, identified as Gary Bergeson, who had … more
Thurston County Sheriff’s Office On 5/12/24 at 3:51 a.m. in the 3400 block of Ferguson Street SW, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Wen Yu, 52, on suspicions of 1) 3 rd degree malicious … more
Thurston County Sheriff’s Office On 5/11/24 at 8:18 p.m. in the 17100 block of 138 th Avenue SE, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Scott Wayne Guss, 56, on suspicions of 1) harassment, and … more
Thurston County Sheriff’s Office On 5/10/24 at 2:15 a.m. in the 8700 block of Oxford Drive SE, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Ricky Dante Pinkney, 41, on suspicions of 1) obstructing a … more
Thurston County's Eld Inlet and Henderson Inlet are among fifteen shellfish harvest areas in the state facing potential harvest restrictions due to heightened levels of fecal bacteria in the water. … more
Wildfires are expected to worsen and appear more frequently as the dry and warm conditions are anticipated this spring and summer. The Department of Ecology declared a drought emergency for most … more
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