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December 16, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Officer shoots at fleeing suspect in Centralia

The Associated Press CENTRALIA — A police officer fired at least one shot at a man who fled from Centralia Municipal Court in downtown Centralia. The Chronicle reports the man broke free and ran from court Tuesday morning when an officer attempted to put him into handcuffs. He ran to a car. The officer fired as he was…

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March 2, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Human skeletal remains found near Centralia

CENTRALIA (AP) — The Lewis County sheriff’s office says a man walking his dog stumbled upon human skeletal remains outside of Centralia in a wooded area. The remains were found Friday evening. Search teams canvassed the area on Saturday. Authorities say the area where the remains were found is close to the roadway and it’s owned…

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February 13, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Officer kills man armed with knife in Centralia

The Associated Press CENTRALIA — A police officer has shot and killed a threatening man armed with a knife in Centralia. Police say two officers confronted the man about 2:20 a.m. Thursday because it was suspicious for him to be behind a closed store in the middle of the night. The Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1mcXa8r ) the man refused…

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December 13, 2013 at 9:16 AM

2 killed in Lewis County collision

The Associated Press CENTRALIA, Lewis County — A 20-year-old Centralia man and an 18-year-old Pe Ell woman were killed Thursday night when their compact car collided with a semi-truck on a road near Centralia. The Washington State Patrol says Johnathan W. Parker and Tiara F. Kalebaugh died at the scene on Big Hanaford Road. The Chronicle…

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November 8, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Packwood woman who fled into river dies

CENTRALIA (AP) — A woman who jumped into the Black River near Rochester while fleeing a Thurston County sheriff’s deputy has died, apparently from hypothermia. The Chronicle reports the 30-year-old Packwood woman and a man were in a car at a boat launch having sex Wednesday night when the deputy stopped them and asked…

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October 15, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Reward offer increased in burning and decapitation of Centralia dog

The (Centralia) Chronicle An animal-protection organization is now offering a $4,600 reward for information leading to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the person or people responsible for killing, decapitating and burning a dog in Centralia. Pasado’s Safe Haven announced the increased reward Tuesday after previously offering $2,500. Police have said they have no leads into who is…

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October 14, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Rats infest Centralia home, bite dog

The Associated Press CENTRALIA — A Centralia homeowner keeps a clean yard and doesn’t know why rats have overrun the property this fall. Joan Lankow and her husband have trapped many rats and their dog has killed a few — nearly two dozen  in two months. They’ve never had a rat problem like this in 40 years…

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May 10, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Edmonds man arrested after 150-mph chase on I-5

The (Centralia) Chronicle An Edmonds man was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly leading police on a chase that reached speeds of 150 miles per hour and spanned about 50 miles on Interstate 5. The car, a 2012 silver Chevrolet Camaro, was reported stolen from the Hertz rental car company at Sea-Tac International Airport at 11:30 p.m., according…

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