After a week in which a new business profile rose to the top of the charts, readers returned to form and were drawn to mostly crime-related stories last week.
Here are the top five stories, based on reader traffic to our website.
1. Olympia transient accused of raping 16-year-old girl: This story, about a transient accused of raping a 16-year-old girl and who the girl apparently knew, generated a lot of reader interest and comments on our Facebook page.
2. Thurston County woman arrested after making a school shooting threat to FBI: A 36-year-old Thurston County woman was arrested after she allegedly told the FBI that she was about to shoot children in a school, although she did not name a specific school. She is set to appear in Thurston County Superior Court at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 20.
3. Thurston County man pleads guilty to molesting two Lacey area minors: Thompson faces up to 116 months in prison followed by 36 months of probation, and must also register as a sex offender.
4. Landslide risk identified in Lacey area: Homeowners in the Lacey area were notified of a potential landslide in the vicinity of Marian Drive Northeast, near The Woodlands and The Links golf courses.
5. Restaurant inspections for Jan. 14: Once again reader interest about restaurant inspections pushed it into the top five stories for the week. And perhaps there was one description that stood out more than the rest. Was it this sentence? “Cooked chicken being stored at room temperature.”