OLYMPIA -- Police in Olympia have arrested a 21-year-old man accused of attacking a woman as she walked her dog on a wooded trail.
Date: 06/10/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Patrol says a semi-truck driver fell asleep and crashed into a tree Saturday morning, blocking the eastbound lanes of State Route 8 for hours.
Date: 05/25/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- A Thurston County jury has awarded $75,000 to a woman bit by a neighbor's dog.The Olympian reported the woman was seeking payment for medical expenses, plus pain, inconvenience, emotional stress, scaring and other general damages.
Date: 05/18/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Patrol says speed was a factor when a 17-year-old girl lost control of her car and crashed into a tree on her way to Capital High School in Olympia.The student was killed in the Monday morning crash. No one else was in her car.
Date: 04/22/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Brewers gathered at the Capitol on Friday to protest a House budget proposal that makes permanent a beer tax on large breweries and extends the tax to small brewers.Several state brewers spoke against the proposal at a public hearing in the morning before...
Date: 04/20/2013 | Business
OLYMPIA -- A Washington State Patrol trooper suffered scrapes and a sore shoulder when she was knocked down by a pickup truck that grazed her on Highway 101 at Olympia.Trooper Guy Gill told The Olympian that Trooper Tricia Krantz will recover at home.
Date: 04/16/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- Police are trying to find the hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a pedestrian early Thursday and then crashed into several parked cars in Olympia, including a police car.
Date: 03/28/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- Authorities say a person has been killed in a single car crash in Olympia.Thurston County deputies reported the vehicle was traveling at a high-rate of speed when it crashed into a pole early Monday morning.
Date: 03/25/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- A 21-year-old man was sentenced Monday in Olympia to 23 years in prison for his role in a stabbing death at a homeless camp.Prosecutors said Jason Beeson gave a co-defendant the knife used last October to kill Matthew Samlock.
Date: 03/20/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- A rally in Olympia over the weekend marked the 10th anniversary of Rachel Corrie's death in the Gaza Strip.
Date: 03/17/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- Police arrested seven people Tuesday evening in downtown Olympia after they refused to take down a homeless camp.The Olympian reported that the camp was set up Monday on state-owned property by the Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace to protest the lack of shelter.
Date: 03/06/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- Washington law enforcement officers want the state's help in combating increasingly skilled prowlers who are breaking into cars and stealing the contents at alarming rates.They are pushing lawmakers to toughen penalties on serial offenders in hopes it will be a...
Date: 03/06/2013 | Local News
As lawmakers near the midpoint of the session, they are showing little hurry to surround and tackle the elephant in the Capitol -- education funding.They talk all the time about the state Supreme Court...
Date: 02/28/2013 | Local News
OLYMPIA -- Child pornography charges against the former artistic director of Olympia's Capital Playhouse were dismissed when a judge ruled a search of his computer was illegal.
Date: 02/26/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- A proposed law in the state Senate would require state employees to be truthful when providing information.
Date: 02/19/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Patrol says a man who is suspected of driving under the influence went the wrong way on Highway 8 near Olympia Monday night and collided with two other cars.
Date: 02/12/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- The Washington state Senate has unanimously approved a measure that is the final installment of a multi-year effort to remove male-dominated language from the state code.
Date: 02/08/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- Supporters of gun rights in Washington state turned out in force Friday at the state Capitol, carrying guns and signs while decrying efforts to control firearms.
Date: 02/08/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- The last evidence of lumber yards and plywood mills that once lined the Budd Inlet shoreline near Olympia is being removed as workers pull out pilings and take away docks.The pilings are soaked with the wood preservative creosote, which is toxic to marine life.
Date: 02/07/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- The parents of a missing Utah mother pushed Friday for changes in Washington state laws on custody cases, saying proposed legislation might have prevented the killing of their two grandchildren.
Date: 02/01/2013 | Northwest
Prayers under Capitol dome apolitical, mostly
Date: 01/26/2013 | Local News
OLYMPIA -- A Grant County dairy cow sent to slaughter earlier this month is suspected of having had bovine tuberculosis, Washington state agriculture officials said Thursday.That ailment has not been seen in Washington cattle since 1988.
Date: 01/17/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- In the early 1960s, Washington opened an archives building to safely store the state's most important documents. The building, constructed as a largely underground bunker and opened just a year after the Cuban missile crisis, served another purpose not widely publicized at the time:...
Date: 01/14/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- Police say they do not suspect a crime in the death of a man who fell from a moving vehicle Wednesday in Olympia.He was identified Thursday as Adam Joe Allen, 27, of Shelton. The Olympian reported that he was not hit by another vehicle.
Date: 01/10/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- The Olympia City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday night to ban camping on public property.The ban will take effect on Feb. 8.The Olympian reported that more than 20 people who spoke against the ordinance at the meeting shouted "Shame on you!" when it passed.
Date: 01/09/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- A Washington State Patrol car was hit Wednesday night on I-5 at Olympia. It was the third time this week a trooper's car has been hit.
Date: 12/20/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- Authorities say a teenager was shot in the abdomen during an attempted robbery in Olympia.
OLYMPIA -- Since private stores started selling hard liquor in June, more teenagers in Thurston county are shoplifting booze that’s now available at grocery stores.
OLYMPIA -- An Olympia bar known for allowing patrons to smoke cigarettes for an annual fee has announced it's also welcoming marijuana smokers.
OLYMPIA -- The Thurston County coroner says the body found inside a burned-out vehicle in the Capitol Forest south of Olympia is that of a 53-year-old man.Coroner Gary Warnock identified the man on Thursday as Scott J. Madison of Olympia.
Date: 11/29/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- Thurston County Sheriff's deputies found two 5-foot alligators at a marijuana growing site where a man was shot on Monday evening.
Date: 11/27/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- A new firefighter training facility has opened in Olympia to give firefighters from throughout the region real experience with challenging situations.
Date: 11/17/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- The state Capitol cleaning project is nearing completion.
Date: 10/30/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals has rejected a challenge to Washington state's policy on releasing signature petitions on initiatives and referendums.
Date: 10/23/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- A 21-year-old Washington woman has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for causing her infant son's death because he wouldn't stop crying.Rachel Bryan pleaded guilty earlier to second-degree murder. She was sentenced Thursday in Superior Court in Olympia.
Date: 10/19/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- A 21-year-old woman faces an 18-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree murder Thursday in Olympia in the death of her 4-month-old son.
Date: 10/05/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- Complaints about burglaries in the area were part of the reason police and other city workers dismantled a homeless camp Thursday in Olympia.
Date: 09/21/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- Dozens of parents are expected to attend the Olympia School Board's Monday night meeting when it reconsiders removing boys' basketball coach Doug Galloway over a hazing incident in June during a camp at Western Washington University.
Date: 09/10/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- A cloth bag placed conspicuously in a roped-off area in the Washington state Capitol rotunda was the first test for a still-in-development security notification system the state plans to roll out this fall.
Date: 09/09/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- Health officials say water samples that showed high levels of fecal coliform bacteria prompted an emergency closure of normally pristine Ward Lake in Olympia.
Date: 09/05/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- The Olympia School Board will consider reinstating the Capital High School boys' basketball coach, who was removed after reported "forced sexual contact" between students at a summer camp.
Date: 09/04/2012 | Northwest
JERUSALEM -- Almost a decade after their daughter was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer as she tried to block its path in a Gaza Strip conflict zone, Rachel Corrie's parents are preparing for a judge's ruling in their high-profile civil lawsuit against the military.
Date: 08/26/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- A judge threw out a claim by initiative promoter Tim Eyman, who wanted the state's budget office to change its estimate of taxpayer costs for his latest ballot measure.
Date: 08/24/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- The Olympia School District has relieved a high school basketball coach of his basketball coaching duties amid an investigation of "forced sexual contact" between students.
Date: 08/24/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- The state Capitol cleaning project is on hold after a platform failed, leaving one worker dangling from the side of the building.
Date: 08/09/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- A Washington man has been charged with insurance fraud and attempted theft after using photos from the Internet to file a $20,000 insurance claim for a dead cat that didn't exist, officials said Thursday
Date: 07/05/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- The father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell may be released from prison in less than a year.
Date: 06/30/2012 | Northwest
Associated PressOLYMPIA -- Washington Conservation Corps crews dispatched to clean up marine debris on southwest Washington coastal beaches have collected enough garbage to fill the beds of 70 pickup trucks.
Date: 06/29/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- Olympia police say the armed robber who held up a precious metals and diamond buying business was dressed as a construction worker, with a yellow hard hat, orange safety vest and a respirator that covered the face and nose.
Date: 06/29/2012 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- Two Olympia police cars collided Wednesday night and both officers who were driving were treated for minor injuries at a hospital.Police say the officers were responding to a disturbance when one officer made a U turn and collided with the other police car.
Date: 06/21/2012 | Northwest