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Crime

Drug court forges unlikely bonds between cops and ex-addicts

Thurston County Drug Court graduate Jeff Warner first met Thurston County Corrections Deputy Avery Stegall in jail, five years into his methamphetamine addiction. The two men reunited when Warner entered Drug Court.

Death Notices

Deaths for Dec. 3

Calihan, James Logan, 72, Rainier, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Tumwater, 360-753-1065.

National

Facing desertion trial, Bergdahl asks Obama for pardon

After the presidential election, Bergdahl’s legal team submitted copies of a clemency application to the White House, the Justice Department and the Pentagon, according to White House and Justice Department officials. President-elect Donald Trump has called Bergdahl a “dirty, rotten traitor.”

Nation & World

Will Trump reinstate a ban on women in combat? Army secretary says he shouldn’t

As Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet, advocates for women in uniform are watching closely to see if he plans to overturn Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s December 2015 order that officially opened all military positions to female applicants. Outgoing Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning believes Trump would have trouble undoing Obama-era orders enabling women to serve in military positions that had long been barred to them.

National

She was trying to start a Neighborhood Watch. Now she’s dead.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified Ariyana Jones, 26, as the woman who was fatally struck in a south Sacramento shooting reported to police at the 6700 block of Tortola Way, north of 53rd Avenue, on Thursday night. A neighbor said Jones had gone door to door months before asking people to join a Neighborhood Watch group in response to a string of robberies in the area.

Videos

Drug court graduation 2016

Jeffrey Warner of Olympia is honored along with fellow 2106 DUI/Drug Court graduates in Thurston County Superior Court.
Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com
Drug court graduation 2016 2:55

Drug court graduation 2016

Dear Santa: Kids Wishes for the Holiday 0:53

Dear Santa: Kids Wishes for the Holiday

Deadly encounter detailed by home owner Kristi Croskey 6:04

Deadly encounter detailed by home owner Kristi Croskey

Pierce County Sheriff’s SWAT team shoots suspected cop killer 1:19

Pierce County Sheriff’s SWAT team shoots suspected cop killer