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22-year-old David E Escobar dead after a single-vehicle crash in Spanaway (Spanaway, WA)

Authorities identified 22-year-old David E Escobar as the man who lost his life following a traffic collision on June 24 in Spanaway. The fatal single-vehicle crash took place on State Route 7 a little after 12:30 a.m. According to the investigation reports, Escobar was a passenger in a car that was heading south on State Route 7. As the car approached the State Route 507 junction, it slammed into a guardrail for undetermined reasons.
SPANAWAY, WA
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Man charged with felony after alleged laptop theft

A Puyallup man was charged with a felony after allegedly stealing a $1,700 laptop from an Olympia store. Kalid Michael Juma, 45, was charged with second-degree theft by the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney on June 16, after. Olympia police arrested him on June 13 followingr a reported theft at the...
OLYMPIA, WA
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Local Roundup: Independence Day Events

The Chronicle has compiled a list of Independence Day celebrations across the area that are all family-friendly and designed to be packed full of fun. If you have an event to add, email reporter Isabel Vander Stoep at isabel@chronline.com. Big Bottom Blast. July 1 through 4, all day. The Randle...
CENTRALIA, WA
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Body Believed to Be Randle Man Who Drowned in Riffe Lake Recovered

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Dive Rescue Team, assisted by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, located and recovered a deceased male just after 2 p.m. on Tuesday during their search of Riffe Lake for a 36-year-old Randle man believed to have drowned on Monday. “It is...
RANDLE, WA
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Climbing community rallies around OSU grad student recovering after fall at Mt. Rainier

MT. RAINIER, Wash. (KPTV) – Samantha Kang, who is a graduate student at Oregon State University and a staple in the climbing community in Corvallis, is now recovering after they took a 20-foot fall at Mt. Rainier on June 25. Kang was climbing Unicorn Peak when a rock they were holding broke. Kang was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. They are suffering from a broken neck, back and arm.
CORVALLIS, OR
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Planning Commission Opts to Continue Hearings for YMCA Rezone at Mineral Lake

After a public hearing on a rezoning application with about 30 folks present — where two Mineral residents held up signs reading “NO Rezone in Mineral” and one resident even took to yelling at a Lewis County Planning Commission member outside of the allotted public comment period — the commission voted Tuesday to hold yet another hearing on July 12.
MINERAL, WA
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Police Blotter for Tuesday, June 28, 2022

On 6/28/22 at 12:58 a.m. in the 17200 block of Crowder Rd SE, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michelle Denise Denny, 45, on suspicion of assault in the second degree. On 6/28/22 at 12:07 a.m. in the 18700 block of Slough Ln SE, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Ronald William Johnston, 45, on suspicion of felony harassment.

Man arrested for fatally shooting JBLM soldier

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — A 37-year-old man was arrested Monday for allegedly shooting and killing a 25-year-old Joint Base Lews-McChord active-duty soldier. The suspect was arrested at 1:41 p.m. at a Tacoma apartment, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department confirmed. Officials said the SWAT team surrounded the apartment and...
PIERCE COUNTY, WA

South Sound 911 to launch online fireworks reporting tool

South Sound 911 announced Thursday that it will be launching an online tool for residents in certain cities to report the illegal use of fireworks. Residents of Fife, Orting, Roy, Sumner, Tacoma, and University Place will be able to report the use of fireworks at FireworksReport.com between 6 p.m. Friday, July 1 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, the agency announced.
SUMNER, WA
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