Yelm Police Department says a brush fire destroyed one garage and damaged a home Wednesday afternoon. The fire also scorched several acres of dry field. S.E. Thurston Fire Authority responded along with neighboring agencies.
A number of popular breakfast foods, including cereals, granola bars and instant oats, were tested and found to contain potentially dangerous amounts of cancer-linked glyphosate, the main ingredient in weed killer.
Paving projects along northbound Interstate 5 will mean closures of Exit 133, 136A and 136B and the northbound onramp from Port of Tacoma Road and lane restrictions near the new Puyallup River Bridge, WSDOT says.
The Olympia City Council met for a study session on proposed zoning-related changes Tuesday. About an hour into the two-hour meeting, a man and woman approached Mayor Cheryl Selby and tried to give her some papers, saying they were there on “behalf of the houseless.”
The man charged with fatally striking an Eatonville-area bicyclist on Mountain Highway East last week fell asleep at the wheel and fled because he didn’t want to see a dead body, he told a Washington State Patrol detective.
A day after Rashaad Penny left Seahawks training-camp practice early with an apparent injury, the team’s rookie running back and first-round draft choice is reportedly on his way to Philadelphia for surgery Wednesday to repair a broken finger.
An autopsy on a woman found by a street sweeper in Olympia did not determine her cause of death, according to the Thurston County Coroner’s Office. Yvonne McDonald, 56, was found unconscious on Division Street Northwest Aug. 7.
Since October, seven cat corpses have been found mutilated by what authorities believe is a serial cat killer. National attention on the case has brought in donors to lift the reward for information on the killings to $20,000.