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UPDATE 10:30 a.m.: Crews are still working on removing a semi truck that crashed into a tree after the driver fell asleep at the wheel on state Route 8 Saturday morning.
Two tow trucks are being used to remove the semi, which had its entire front end destroyed in the crash, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill.
Both eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of the roadway is closed while the semi is removed.
The man went for a walk after waking up and was "too close to the edge of the river" when he slipped on rocks and slid 25 feet into the river. He was able to climb out the opposite bank of the river and yelled for help.
A 47-year-old man who shot his friend at his Olympia home during a brawl after an evening of drinking in November pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault Friday as part of a plea deal and will serve no time in jail.
The Washington Court of Appeals has overturned a Thurston County kidnapping and robbery conviction, due to "insufficient evidence" and a prosecutor's misconduct, according to an opinion filed Tuesday.
Doctors at Western State Hospital have restored the competency of an Olympia woman accused of murdering a 76-year-old woman as she worked on a jigsaw puzzle at the Casa Madrona Apartments in October.
Olympia police have arrested a 22-year-old Olympia man in connection with a stabbing that occurred outside Bayside Quilting on State Avenue downtown Monday night.
Shelton police are investigating a stabbing that occurred during a robbery at a residence in the 100 block of West Cota Street Tuesday night.
A 41-year-old funeral director who was struck by a suspected drunken driver on Steilacoom Road Sunday night was still in "critically stable" condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Tuesday, according to the man's employers at Funeral Alternatives in Tumwater.
Olympia police are investigating a stabbing outside King Solomon's Reef downtown that occurred about 11 p.m. Monday night, an OPD spokeswoman said.
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.