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January 22, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Wash. homeowner, 63, shoots intruder in leg

OLYMPIA (AP) — A Thurston County sheriff’s spokesman says a A 63-year-old Thurston County man shot and wounded a burglary suspect that the homeowner found when he returned to his house Tuesday night, according to the sheriff’s office. Lt. Greg Elwin says the man had returned home with his wife and grabbed a handgun when he heard…


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December 26, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Accused Great Wolf Lodge rapist awaiting trial

The (Centralia) Chronicle The 19-year-old former Great Wolf Lodge lifeguard who was accused of raping a 14-year-old girl last May is still awaiting trial for third-degree child rape. Alex E. Salazar’s trial is currently set for March 12. He is out of custody on bail. His trial has been delayed three times. The 14-year-old girl was staying…


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December 20, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Flu death in Thurston County

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Thurston County health officials say a man in his 50s recently died of complications from the flu. Health Officer Dr. Rachel Wood says the man was otherwise healthy, without risk factors such as breathing trouble. It was the second flu death of the season in the state. The first was a Tri-Cities woman…


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September 5, 2013 at 10:47 AM

2 teens killed when car strikes tree in Thurston County

MCCLEARY, Pierce County — The Washington State Patrol says two people were killed Wednesday after crashing into a tree with enough force to split the car in half. According to trooper Guy Gill, 19-year-old man from Montesano and a 19-year-old woman from McCleary were in the car. The man, who was the driver, was not using…


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March 11, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Remains found in Thurston County identified as White Center woman

Remains found in a remote wooded area in Thurston County last month have been identified as those of a missing White Center woman, 41-year-old Dana Kirkland, according to the Thurston County Coroner’s Office. Thurston County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating how her body ended up where it did near Highway 101 and Whittaker Road Northwest. An autopsy…


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November 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Two alligators, a pole dancer and pot at Olympia area shooting scene

Thurston County sheriff’s deputies called to a house near Olympia on the report of a shooting Monday night were quick to edge away from a room after being  greeted by two hissing alligators guarding a large marijuana stash. Alligators, a pot growing operation, an exotic dancer and gunfire were all elements of the criminal investigation inside the…


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August 17, 2012 at 7:12 AM

Man fatally shot by police was retired corrections officer

A man killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers at his home in Littlerock has been identified by the Thurston County coroner’s office as 70-year-old David W. Mack.  Neighbors told The Olympian he was a retired corrections officer from the Cedar Creek Corrections Center who had been behaving erratically since the recent death of his wife…


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August 15, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Man shoots at police, is killed in Thurston Co.

The Associated Press LITTLEROCK, Thurston County – The Thurston County sheriff’s office says a man was shot and killed in Littlerock on Wednesday after he shot a rifle at cars and then aimed at officers. KING-TV reports there were no reports of deputies or anyone else injured in the shooting at the man’s home about 14 miles…


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June 16, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Two-year-old boy drowns in Clear Lake, Thurston County

A two-year-old boy who wandered away from family members has drowned in a lake northeast of Olympia, authorities said. Sgt. Alvin Griffin with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said the boy had been playing with his older brother and cousin in a neighborhood near Clear Lake  on Saturday morning when he disappeared. “They’re fast and inquisitive at that…


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March 12, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Lewis-McChord soldier's death ruled a homicide

A 29-year-old soldierwho was found dead in his apartment on Friday has been identified by the Thurston County Medical Examiner’s office as an active duty soldier from Maine. The death of Nathanial Ollis,  who was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner. Police were called to the apartment in the…


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