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March 12, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Police: Man steals sex toys from Olympia adult store

Police say a 31-year-old Tacoma man broke into Lovers package store in Olympia early Sunday and stole more than a dozen sex toys, The Olympian is reporting. After responding to a burglary alarm at the store about 4:30 a.m., a Lacey police officer apprehended David Powell in Lacey. In his possession police found 15 sex toys he said he took…

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March 7, 2014 at 8:30 AM

When needle memes are more sad than funny, time to act

By Andy Hobbs / The Olympian A community cleanup of trash and dirty needles has been organized by a Facebook page that pokes fun at Olympia. So far, Olympia Memes has recruited 14 sponsors and 16 teams of volunteers for “Oly Clean in 2014.” The inaugural event will take place all day March 22 at sites throughout…

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March 3, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Wash. justice misses arguments due to health issue

OLYMPIA (AP) — A Washington Supreme Court spokeswoman says “unexpected health concerns” will likely keep Justice James Johnson off the bench for the remainder of the court’s winter term. The News Tribune reports that Johnson has been missing from oral arguments for the past several weeks. In an email, court spokeswoman Wendy Ferrell said Johnson continues…

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February 26, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Video captures attack on Wash. bus driver

Video warning: Profane language and violence. UPDATE, 6:10 p.m. |  The Olympian cites court papers that say the 24-year-old man who attacked the bus driver suffers from mental-health issues and was off his medications. Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon today ordered the man be held on suspicion of second-degree felony assault during a court hearing,…

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February 26, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Burglar crawls through kennel door to get inside animal shelter

By Jeremy Pawloski The Olympian (MCT) The burglar who broke into Thurston County Animal Services on Martin Way East early  Tuesday literally entered the building like a dog. The man crawled through a public kennel door that is open 24 hours a day for people to leave unwanted dogs and anonymously put them up for adoption, Thurston County…

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February 25, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Death of 2-year-old Olympia girl called suspicious

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Thurston County detectives are investigating the death of a 2-year-old Olympia girl as suspicious. The sheriff’s office says the girl was unconscious when help was called about 1 a.m. Tuesday to a home in the Tanglewilde neighborhood. She was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The Olympian reports…

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February 21, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Olympia man convicted of hiring hit man to avoid paying in divorce

The Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash.  — A man accused of offering $10,000 for someone to kill his wife was convicted Thursday in Olympia of solicitation to commit murder. The Olympian reports Brian Cox wanted to avoid paying her money in their divorce. The 44-year-old Olympia man also was convicted of a second count of solicitation to commit murder…

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February 4, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Defendant flips out, flips table in Olympia courtroom

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The defendant at a criminal trial in Olympia Monday swore and flipped over a large table in the courtroom. The judge had 30-year-old Nicholas Bostrom Thompson removed to another room where he had to watch his own trial on a video monitor. The Olympian reports the Yelm man is charged with assault and…

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January 6, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Trooper fires into car after chase near Olympia

OLYMPIA (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a trooper fired into a car that attempted to back into the trooper after a chase that ended with a collision on Interstate 5 near Olympia. Trooper Guy Gill says no one was hit by the shot Sunday night and the trooper was not injured. The driver of the…

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