Two of last week’s top stories were about a Mason County sheriff’s deputy who died after she crashed her motorcycle on her way to work.
1. Olympia transient sentenced for raping teen under bridge: A homeless man was sentenced to 43 months in prison after pleading guilty to raping a 16-year-old girl under the Fourth Avenue Bridge in Olympia.
2. 2 state agencies welcome office babies: At eight weeks old, Gavin was part of a pilot project allowing parents to bring their newborn to work, a baby-friendly policy that Health Secretary John Wiesman made permanent at the agency last month.
3. Mason County Sheriff’s deputy dies in motorcycle crash Tuesday: Mason County sheriff’s deputy Rachael Stuhlmiller, who worked in the Mason County Jail, was driving to work when her motorcycle collided with a semi-truck at about 3:30 p.m, according to the Washington State Patrol. She died at the scene.
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4. Thurston County man suspected of raping 14 year old girl: A Thurston County judge set bail at $250,000 for a 36-year-old Thurston County man suspected of raping his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter.
5. Mason deputy dies in motorcycle crash: See above.
Just narrowly missing on out last week’s top stories was this one about a woman who has opened Ghost Whisperer Christian Spirit Gallery in Centralia. “The opening exhibition features 70 photographs that were selected from a collection of more than 100,000 images featuring faces of humans and animals that (owner Kristie) Choate has captured with a simple point-and-shoot digital camera. She calls the images spirits.”