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July 18, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Vehicle hits 4 pedestrians in downtown Olympia

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Four pedestrians were hit by a vehicle Friday afternoon as they crossed a street in downtown Olympia. The Olympian reports an older couple and two elementary-school age children were struck in the crosswalk on Capitol Way South. Dylan McCarthy witnessed the incident while he waited in his car at the crosswalk. He told…


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May 23, 2014 at 11:10 AM

‘Pay to potty,’ and other stuff you might have missed this week

This was not a great week to be an animal. Or a small child. …Or an adult who snacks on pet treats, but that one seems like a known risk. Below are five offbeat stories you might have missed on Here’s hoping our brethren in the animal kingdom fare better next week.


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May 21, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Wednesday Memo: Hash oil blast … New Surface … Stuck duck

Another hash oil explosion: This one, in Puyallup, damaged a car and a home. The explosion sent debris far and wide, but there were no injuries. It’s no wonder these makeshift hash oil operations blow up. Marijuana leaves and stems and highly flammable butane are used in the oil-making process. Two of Nordstrom’s top executives More

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May 6, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Ex-soldier accused of acid attack on Olympia judge

OLYMPIA (AP) — A man accused of throwing acid in the face of an Olympia judge who issued a restraining order against him pleaded not guilty to assault and malicious mischief charges. Thurston County prosecutors say 33-year-old Michael Edward Martin went to the home of District Judge Michael “Brett” Buckley in September 2012 and threw sulfuric…


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May 2, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Olympia police: Children deployed as purse thieves

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Police in Olympia say they’re investigating a theft ring of children organized by a man who sent the youngsters into a restaurant to steal purses. Victims say their credit cards were later used in Thurston and Pierce counties. KOMO-TV reports police booked 34-year-old Charles W. Elias for investigation of forgery. He was also…


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May 2, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Gunfire in downtown Olympia after car break-in

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Police say there was gunfire in downtown Olympia overnight in connection with a car break-in, and one person was wounded. Police said a man in his 30s fired three rounds at several people with whom he was arguing. The wounded person was hit twice, but the wounds were not believed to be life-threatening. The…


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May 1, 2014 at 8:19 AM

Olympia: 1 dead after apartment fire

OLYMPIA  (AP) — Fire officials in Olympia say one person was found dead after a Wednesday evening apartment fire. KOMO-TV reports that arriving firefighters found smoke and flames coming from a second-floor apartment in a five-story building. Several people told fire crews they thought someone was inside the room that was on fire. Firefighters found…


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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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