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.
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.
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.”
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.
The Thurston County Health Department is testing Long Lake Park in Lacey for a possible blue-green algae bloom due to low visibility in the water. The beach and swimming area are temporarily closed until testing is complete.
A man was arrested early Monday after police say he stabbed a Walmart employee at the Lacey store on Galaxy Drive Northeast. Police say the suspect approached the man, accused him of being involved with the suspect’s wife or girlfriend and then stabbed him.
Hudson’s Bay Heritage Days includes a barbecue competition, which helps raise funds for area youth groups. The celebration also features a golf tournament, a classic car show, a beer garden and live music Friday through Sunday.
According to a news release from the city of Olympia, contractors will extend the curbs at the intersection of Fifth Avenue Southeast and Eastside Street Southeast and at the Seventh Avenue Southeast and Plum Street Southeast intersection.
In a Washington Post story, Tacoma ranked No. 9 and Olympia No. 10 on a list of cities that have the most “nice days.” Long Beach, Calif. ranked first and all the other cities were either in California or Arizona.