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A 41-year-old local funeral director clung to life at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Monday after his car was struck by a suspected drunken driver who fled a sheriff's deputy in her Chevy Tahoe on Steilacoom Road Sunday night.
Tyreen Wells, 35, is accused in court papers of driving off in her Tahoe after a sheriff's deputy pulled her over on Steilacoom Road S.E. about 10:30 p.m. Sunday night. The deputy smelled alcohol in the Tahoe after he pulled Wells over near Avalon Court S.E. During the stop, Wells told the deputy she did not have a license before she suddenly put her vehicle in gear and drove off.
Wells then allegedly ran a four-way stop sign at Dutterow Road S.E., entering the intersection "at a high rate of speed" before smashing into a the passenger side of a Kia Optima that was driving through the intersection, court papers state. When deputies and Washington State Patrol troopers responded to the crash, Wells "had thick, slurred speech and emitted an obvious odor of intoxicants from her breath as she spoke," court papers state.
Olympia police arrested a man on suspicion of methamphetamine possession Thursday while conducting a "knock and talk" operation in the 1500 block of Boulevard Road due to neighborhood complaints about suspicious activity, court papers state.
Firefighters saved an unconscious dog named Scooter from a mobile home fire in the 6400 block of 201st Avenue SW in the Rochester/Grand Mound area Monday morning, according to the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority.
Olympia native Jesse Stevick won his seventh Capital City Marathon on Sunday with a winning time of 2 hours, 32 minutes, 5 seconds to join Karen Steen for the most career victories in the race.
Two men suspected of committing a burglary in rural Thurston County were arrested Friday afternoon in Olympia after a manhunt in the Bigelow neighborhood.
A Thurston County jury has awarded a local woman more than $75,000 in damages after a neighbor's Rottweiler mix bit her on the calf in the driveway of her former High Valley Lane home in Tenino in May 2009.
About 150 Joint Base Lewis McChord soldiers are returning Saturday from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan.
The Olympia Police Department is investigating a bicyclist who was struck by a vehicle at the corner of Eastside Street and Union Avenue Thursday about 4:30 p.m.
Police arrested a Bellingham man Wednesday after he allegedly wrote letters to The Olympian detailing threats to kill Gov. Jay Inslee, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama, court papers state.
North Thurston Public Schools has released a security alert that a 10-year-old boy walking Thursday morning in the area of 14th Avenue and Horne Street was approached by a man in a passing vehicle who told the boy to get in his car.