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July 28, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Woman drowns inner-tubing with grandson in Nisqually River

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The Thurston County sheriff’s office says a woman drowned over the weekend while inner-tubing with her teenage grandson on the Nisqually River. The News Tribune reports that the 58-year-old woman died early Sunday at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, where she was taken after bystanders performed CPR. Witnesses heard commotion and found the…

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June 18, 2014 at 10:49 AM

1 dead, 2 injured in explosion at Tenino fireworks plant

Update at 2:33 p.m.: The Associated Press TENINO  — A 74-year-old man injured in an explosion Wednesday morning at a fireworks plant died at the scene from his injuries. The man died while awaiting an airlift to a regional trauma center, Thurston County sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Greg Elwin said. Two others were hurt in the explosion in unincorporated…

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April 15, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Missing soldier found dead in forest near Olympia

A soldier missing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord was found dead this morning in the Capitol Forest near Olympia. Thurston County search and rescue crews found the body of Chris Dombrowski, 20, of Wasilla, Alaska, near Capitol Peak. He had been missing since Sunday night. Officials do not suspect foul play, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said, but…

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February 26, 2014 at 6:32 PM

2-year-old Olympia-area girl was homicide victim

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The Thurston County coroner’s office says a 2-year-old Olympia-area girl who died after being taken to a hospital from a residence is a homicide victim. The Olympian reports that Coroner Gary Warnock says Kelsy Hachel died of multiple internal injuries due to blunt force abdominal trauma. Thurston County sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Brady said…

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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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November 27, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Dental records fail to ID cut-up body found by dog

Investigators have been unable to determine the identity of the woman whose remains were found earlier this month on the Nisqually Indian Reservation. Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock said dental remains have been reviewed and compared to known missing women by a forensic dental expert at the King County Medical’s Office. However, the results were negative. Warnock…

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August 3, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Thurston County deputies seize starving horses

Thurston County sheriff’s deputies say they have seized 14 starving horses from a farm south of Olympia, and now a charity is scrambling to find people and money to care for the animals. The deputies served a search warrant on the farm near Rochester on Thursday. Among the horses seized was a mare nursing a foal…

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May 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Great Wolf Lodge lifeguard accused of raping 14-year-old guest

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office arrested an employee of the Great Wolf Lodge waterpark for investigation of rape. The 19-year-old lifeguard is suspected of the third-degree rape of a 14-year-old Oregon girl early Tuesday morning. He was arrested Tuesday afternoon at Rochester High School, where he is a senior, according to The Olympian newspaper. The sheriff’s office says the suspect befriended the victim, who…

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