Traffic news, crime news and a story about a house slowly being swallowed up by the Nisqually River were among the most read last week.
1. Multiple vehicle accident closes all lanes of northbound I-5: Non-injury accident resulted in detour through Nisqually Valley.
2. Rochester man arrested on suspicion of child rape: Jason E. Thompson appeared in Thurston County Superior Court on Wednesday, and Judge Gary Tabor set bail at $50,000. Tabor found probable cause for four counts of second-degree child rape.
3. Lacey man gets 20 years for raping, robbing two women stealing car with kids inside: Curtis Eugene Harmon, 25, was sentenced by Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon. In a November plea deal, Harmon had pleaded guilty to first-degree rape, first-degree robbery, second-degree rape, theft of a motor vehicle and two counts of reckless endangerment.
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4. Raging Nisqually River undercuts home, forces out family of four: But in mid-December, all of that changed with one terrible storm. While the Carr home is still standing, the family can’t go inside, except to remove personal items such as clothing and furniture.
5. Olympia sees uptick in mail thefts during holidays: Serina Nevalasca was arrested on suspicion of three felonies, including mail theft, second-degree possession of stolen property and possession of instruments of financial fraud. She appeared in Thurston County Superior Court on Tuesday. Judge Anne Hirsch allowed her to be released on her personal recognizance.