A man attempting to flee Olympia police stripped off his pants and jumped into Capitol Lake at Heritage Park, swimming about 200 yards into the lake before being pulled to safety by Olympia Fire & Rescue team.
The Centers for Disease Control's Wednesday update on the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak says the sick count has added 18 people since Friday, for a total of 53 in 16 states. And there's a high hospitalization rate.
Mariners left-hander Marco Gonzales, a Gonzaga University graduate, allowed no earned runs in 4 2/3 innings with a season-high eight strikeouts in his first career start against the Houston Astros on Thursday at Safeco Field.
Olympia artist and author Nikki McClure reads from her books, including her new release, "The Golden Thread," Wednesday at the Olympia Timberland Library. Michael Penny Dempster with Miriam Sterlin also sang "This Land is Your Land"
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) inspectors examined damage to a Southwest Airlines plane engine after one woman died and a number of other people were injured during a flight headed to Dallas from LaGuardia Airport in New York City.
Mariners starter Felix Hernandez lasted 6 1/3 innings and he allowed five hits, no walks and struck out seven in a solid start against the Oakland Athletics. The difference? A two-run home run after a balk, no-balk call in the first inning.