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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 11:02
Police looking for driver who bolted Hoquiam police continue to search for a 29-year-old man who allegedly led officers on a short, high-speed chase down highways west of the city Wednesday morning. Deputy Chief Jim Maloney reported the man was stopped along Highway 109 just before 10 a.m. when an...
Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 11:02
Mayor gives Clint Black key to the city Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson was playing hooky Wednesday night. As the Aberdeen City Council was in session, Simpson skipped the meeting to meet country star Clint Black, who was performing at the D&R Theatre at the same time as the council's regular...
Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 11:02
Hoquiam Fingerprints ties man to burglary Modern computer networking and a little old-fashioned police work has tied a suspect to a Hoquiam crime after two months of uncertainty. Deputy Chief Jim Maloney reported a 44-year-old Hoquiam man has been named as a suspect in a June 5 burglary after...
Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 12:01
OCEAN SHORES -- Board members of "Garden by the Sea," Ocean Shores' community garden, are holding a salmon grill from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. Fresh salmon will be cooked over an open fire and served with side dishes and desserts. Cost is $10 per person in advance or $15 at the gate....
Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 12:01
Investigators believe they have identified an Elma man found dead Sunday in the yard of his home which housed a large marijuana grow operation. Grays Harbor Undersheriff Rick Scott family members have identified the man as Charles W. Budden, originally from King County. Scott said an autopsy...
Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 12:01
The Daily World After the latest count, the Ocean Shores library levy's slim lead is now even slimmer, with the property tax increase hanging on just four votes. The Grays Harbor Auditor's Office reported more than 200 ballots remain to be counted. Some of those have missing signatures and will be...
Seal pup is back in the wild
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:01
BY RACHEL THOMSON The Daily World OCEAN SHORES -- Kevin Mack opened the metal door to the pet crate. A harbor seal pup of about 41/2 months of age, poked his head out and began to sniff the salty air. He stayed still for a few moments, as if wondering what to do. With a small splash, he...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:01
BY ANGELO BRUSCAS The Daily World The Grays Harbor PUD is ebbing closer to starting the first tidal energy project on the Washington Coast by funding an exploratory study that will focus on Willapa Bay. The PUD commission on Monday approved $14,000 that will be combined with an equal amount from...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:01
BY STEVEN FRIEDERICH The Daily World MONTESANO -- The county commissioners are considering increasing the existing tax on landlines and cell phones and adding an excise tax to those using the Voice Over Internet Protocol telephone option. The money generated would go to Grays Harbor E-911...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:01
BY STEVEN FRIEDERICH The Daily World A spokesman for Coca-Cola cited increasing overhead costs coupled with a new tax on soda distributors and bottlers as the reason for closing the company's distribution warehouse in Aberdeen next month. Bob Phillips, of Coca-Cola Bottling of Washington, said...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:01
BY JACOB JONES The Daily World A 51-year-old Montesano woman faces charges for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol and marijuana when she crashed into a car carrying two children in late 2009. Tammy P. Witlock made her first court appearance Monday on a charge of vehicular assault...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:01
BY STEVEN FRIEDERICH The Daily World After a rough start, County Road Engineer Russ Esses says the contractor for the Wynooche-Wishkah Road 13 Corners Realignment project appears to be back on track for completing the road construction by early October. Esses confirmed on Monday that contractor RV...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:01
The Aberdeen Parks & Recreation Department is planning a day trip to the Puyallup Fair on Saturday, Sept. 25. The charter bus will leave from the Bishop Batting Cages at 8:30 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Registration is $25 per child and is open to young people 7-12 years old. Kids will be...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:01
The Daily World A 57-year-old Westport woman has denied slamming another woman's head in a car door, severing off part of the victim's ear, during an argument over a dog earlier this month. Kathy E. Glen pleaded not guilty to third-degree assault following the Aug. 16 incident outside Red's Red...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:01
BY JILLIAN BEAUDRY The Daily World MONTESANO -- Residents who live outside city limits and are opposed to being annexed into the city turned up at the Montesano City Council meeting last night to reiterate their message, but Mayor Ron Schillinger had a piece of new information that only agitated...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:01
The Daily World Two men allegedly involved in a domestic argument that ended with a woman being shot in Central Park earlier this month have denied the charges. Antonio C. Rodriguez, 20, of Aberdeen, pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault for allegedly shooting and wounding a 25-year-old woman...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:01
The Daily World Authorities have arrested a 31-year-old Elma man accused of breaking into an empty rural Elma home Monday so he and an accomplice could have sex. Grays Harbor Undersheriff Rick Scott said investigators tracked the man to a McCleary home Tuesday evening. When confronted by officers...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 11:02
BY JACOB JONES The Daily World Transportation officials now believe the Simpson Avenue Bridge in Hoquiam will likely remain closed until November after new soil samples indicated the foundation is less stable than hoped. The state Department of Transportation announced the delay Monday,...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 12:26
BY JILLIAN BEAUDRY The Daily World ELMA — Treasure seekers from all over have been coming through Elma looking under bushes and in trees for 12 small boxes called letterboxes. Donna Simms, who works at the Elma Timberland Regional Library, and her friend Nancy Jensen who used to work with...
Coke closing warehouse in Aberdeen, workers strike
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 11:02
BY STEVEN FRIEDERICH The Daily World About 500 Coca-Cola employees went on strike Monday at six locations in Western Washington including the distribution warehouse in Aberdeen. Russ Walpole, the business agent for local Teamsters 252 in Grays Harbor, said the Aberdeen employees were specifically...