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May 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Neighborhood dispute in Lewis County ends in man’s death

The Associated Press SALKUM, Lewis County — A 28-year-old man who was upset over the shooting of a neighborhood dog was shot and killed in a confrontation with a 56-year-old resident in the Lewis County town of Salkum. Deputies were told the 28-year-old accused the other man of shooting the dog Saturday night, yelling and refusing to…


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March 14, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Lewis County’s Miss Congeniality accused of attempted shoplifting

The Associated Press CENTRALIA — Days before she was named Miss Congeniality at the Miss Lewis County Scholarship Pageant, Chloe Curry was accused of attempting to shoplift cosmetics from the Chehalis Walmart. Police said the 18-year-old from Adna and another 18-year-old attempted to leave the store March 6 with lip balm, nail polish, fake eyelashes, fake nails and other beauty…


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January 6, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Off-duty Lewis County deputy arrested in DUI stop

The Associated Press CHEHALIS — The Lewis County sheriff’s office says an off-duty deputy was arrested by the Washington State Patrol in a drunken driving stop about 1 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 5 near Chehalis. Sheriff Steve Mansfield says 31-year-old Deputy Christopher P. Fulton of Napavine has been place on administrative leave for an internal investigation.


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: DUI, Lewis County, Washingtion State Patrol

November 14, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Remains found in Lewis County were those of missing Tacoma man

The (Centralia) Chronicle The Lewis County Coroner’s Office has identified the skeletal remains found near a wrecked vehicle over a cliff off of U.S. Highway 12 near Packwood on Nov. 6. The remains are of Jerry L. Heilman, 50, Tacoma, who who was reported missing last year to the Tacoma Police Department. The cause of death is…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: death investigation, Lewis County, missing person

September 24, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Could 3 Lewis County homicides be Green River killer victims?

The Associated Press CENTRALIA — There are three cold case homicides in Lewis County from the 1980s and ‘90s that could be victims of the Green River serial killings. Sheriff’s Sgt. Dusty Breen told The Chronicle there’s nothing specific to link the deaths of the three women to Gary Ridgway, but they have common elements. The victims…


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September 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Body found at base of cliff in Mount Rainier National Park

A body was found at the base of a cliff on the south side of Mount Rainier National Park yesterday, according to park officials. Rangers were investigating a vehicle that was parked for several days at Ricksecker Point, an overlook on the south side of the park. A license plate check didn’t turn up anything unsual, but…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: cliff, fall, Lewis County

August 30, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Department of Corrections to pay families of murder victims $3M

Stephanie Schendel / The (Centralia) Chronicle The state has agreed to pay a $3 million settlement to the families of the victims in the 2010 Lewis County triple-homicide committed by an ex-convict who was supposed to be under strict supervision by the Department of Corrections. The two men convicted in connection with the shootings, John Allen Booth…


Comments | Topics: Lewis County, Salkum, Washington Department of Corrections

August 23, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Husband in notorious Lewis County murder case to leave job as school principal

The husband of murder victim Ronda Reynolds has reached a settlement agreement with a Lewis County school district under which he will leave his job as Toledo Elementary School principal in exchange for $140,000, according to a report in The Chronicle of Centralia. Ronda Reynolds, a former officer with Washington State Patrol, died…


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