Woman Airlifted After Driver Falls Asleep, Crashes Vehicle Into Centralia Home
A 60-year-old woman was significantly injured when a vehicle crashed into her house in the 2400 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia on Monday afternoon. The vehicle, a 2008 Nissan ...
Centralia Woman Accused of Setting Brush Fires Charged With Arson
A Centralia woman accused of starting multiple brush fires along Harrison Avenue on Monday has been arrested and charged with second-degree arson in Lewis County Superior Court. The ...
Family of hiker killed in Washington calls for independent investigation
The brother of Aron Christensen, a hiker who died under suspicious circumstances in Lewis County, is calling on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to reopen the investigation into Christensen’s death. Corey Christensen and his attorney recently penned a letter urging officials to reopen the investigation. It’s a Hail Mary pass...
From The Karate Kid to Tenino: Meet the energy drink mogul who bought the 85-acre Merkaba estate
TENINO, Wash. — Walking around Merkaba with new owner Scott Strader is a little like following a kid having his best Christmas morning ever. "This wisteria here," he said raising his arms towards the purple plants hanging outside his home, "I've never seen the vines grow this big and it's beautiful, and the smell, and the filtered light. It's just gorgeous! Wow!"
Morton Police Chief Roger Morningstar Resigns as Investigation Continues
After being placed on administrative leave on May 15 as an internal investigation was opened, Morton Police Chief Roger Morningstar tendered his resignation on Friday, June 2, according to the city. ...
Applicant Eyes Demolishing Yard Birds Shopping Center for New 622,167-Square-Foot Warehouse
Death comes for us all, even if we're perpetually guarded by giant wooden bird figurines. On Wednesday, the City of Chehalis' Development Review Committee will hear a proposed ...
Dry, windy weather elevates fire risks in three Washington counties
BONNEY LAKE, Wash. - Washington is still weeks away from the official start of summer, but wildfire season has already arrived in some parts of the state. The National Weather Service reported elevated fire weather conditions, including wind, in east Pierce, Thurston and Lewis counties through Monday. Crews with East...
Man Accused of Breaking into Woman's Chehalis Home in February Arrested on $50,000 Warrant
A man charged in March for allegedly breaking into a Chehalis home, destroying the female resident’s property and threatening her in February was arrested Sunday. The man, Chase Patrick
'Social Living for Dogs': Couple Settles in Lewis County to Open New Nonprofit Dog Rescue
Opening a dog rescue had always been a dream for Rich and Michelle Vedas. After their youngest son joined the U.S. Navy and moved out, they set out from California to pursue their dream. ...
Sirens: $2,400 in Counterfeit Bills; CPS Takes Custody of Child After Meth Arrests; Assault With Stool
CHEHALIS POLICE DEPARTMENT Theft • Just before 8:05 a.m. on June 2, items were reported stolen out of an unlocked car in the 2100 block of Southwest Olympic Drive sometime ...
Washington adopts proposals to rename nature sites containing Indigenous slur
SEATTLE - On Tuesday, the Washington State Board of Natural Resources officially renamed five geographic features that previously bore names that were derogatory to Native American women. According to the DNR, three of the proposals were submitted by local tribes. Specifically, the committee and tribes are looking to remove the...
Julie McDonald Commentary: County Likely to Pay for Botching Christensen Death Investigation
Although I’m not a fan of our sue-happy culture, I don’t blame the family of Aron Christensen for filing a $20 million claim against Lewis County after the August shooting of the
Onalaska Freshman Sage Teitzel Qualifies for Rodeo Nationals in Wyoming
After a strong fall season, including rodeos in Longview, Walla Walla, Coulee City, and Toppenish, and another strong couple of rodeos in the spring, Onalaska freshman Sage Teitzel qualified for the
Robert Mach Announced as New CEO for Arbor Health in East Lewis County
Lewis County Hospital District 1, which does business as Arbor Health in East Lewis County, has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer. Robert Mach, of Kalamazoo,
Chronicle News Dump 145: All I Need Is a Miracle Mile
June 6, 2023: On the 145th episode of The Chronicle News Dump, hosts Aaron VanTuyl, Editor-in-Chief Eric Schwartz and Assistant Editor Isabel Vander Stoep discuss talk of demolishing Yard Birds and ...
Every Graduating W.F. West Senior Has Been Accepted Into College, District Announces
For the fourth year in a row, 100% of W.F. West High School's graduating senior class has been accepted into college, the Chehalis School District announced Tuesday. "Our ...
Cause of Fire That Burned Napavine Storage Facility Undetermined; No Injuries Reported
Firefighters from multiple Lewis County fire districts battled a blaze at a Napavine storage facility on Saturday night. The initial report of a fire came in at 8:23 p.m on June 3 at 115 ...
Public Invited to Help Chehalis Outfitters Celebrate Second Year of Business
Chehalis Outfitters is preparing to celebrate its second year of business since purchasing Sunbird Shopping Center in 2021. The celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17 in Chehalis. The event is free to all. Attendees can have free cake and coffee or purchase a hot...
State Rep. Abbarno Warns Swimmers of Cold-Water Shock Risk as Temperatures Rise
After introducing successful legislation to warn swimmers of the risk of cold-water shock following the death of a Centralia teen, state Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, is using rising temperatures
Brother of Aron Christensen Asks Lewis County Prosecutor, Governor to Send Case to Attorney General
A request by Corey Christensen -- brother of the Portland musician found dead alongside his dog near Walupt Lake south of Packwood in August 2022 -- and his attorney to refer the ...
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