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A Tacoma man is facing assault charges after he allegedly threw an officer to the ground, possibly giving her a concussion, while resisting arrest on vehicle and identity theft charges in Centralia … more
A Toledo woman accused of animal cruelty was arrested on Wednesday and released on unsecured bail Thursday. Alice Marie McKnight, 75, was arrested on a $100,000 warrant on Wednesday and remained … more
A 27-year-old Thurston County man who led police on a car chase in 2021 that resulted in him and a popular K9 being shot has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.  On Tuesday, … more
The trial for Cristopher Gaudreau, the Centralia man accused of killing his girlfriend, 39-year-old Rikkey Outumuro, has been delayed until the week of Dec. 12. A Lewis County Superior Court judge … more
A Lewis County Superior Court judge has issued a $25,000 warrant for the arrest of a Winlock man accused of stealing fuel out of two vans at Centralia College in March.  The defendant, Lonnie … more
Mount St. Helens blew up on May 18, 1980. “The initial explosion was heard more than 150 miles away,” The Oregonian wrote the next day, with the volcanic eruption flattening forests … more
Deputies arrested a 39-year-old Thurston County man on Tuesday who is accused of dealing fentanyl and other illicit drugs. The Thurston County Narcotics Task Force arrested the man after executing … more
On Monday, State Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, released a statement calling for a suspension of the 49.4 cent state gas tax, calling it the “one sure way to lower the cost of … more
Beginning in June, the Lewis County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) will lead a discussion-based activity to address the recovery phase 96 hours after a hypothetical 9.0 earthquake hits the … more
Since its arrival in Washington state two weeks ago, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), also known as bird flu, has now hit nine backyard flocks in seven counties, with Thurston County … more
The City of Winlock has withdrawn its application to expand the city’s Urban Growth Area (UGA). The city had been considering expanding its UGA — a designation under the Growth … more
Runners and walkers took to Stan Hedwall Park in Chehalis on Monday for an out-and-back 5K on Rice Road to recognize National Drug Court Month and celebrate the participants of Lewis County’s … more
Washington’s supply and demand imbalance of housing of all kinds is playing out today in the affordable housing and homelessness crises in communities across the state. One study suggests the … more
Five grants from the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) totaling $1.39 million will help fund renovations for airports in Grays Harbor, Lewis and Clark counties, U.S. … more
After over 24 years on the bench in Lewis County Superior Court, Commissioner Tracy Mitchell will be retiring at the end of 2022, she announced last week. “On Dec. 31, 2022, I will be … more
After three years as the director of Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS), JP Anderson is leaving for a position as the CEO of CHOICE Regional Health Network in … more
The Board of Lewis County Commissioners is looking for someone who would be willing to volunteer as the representative for District 1 on the Lewis County Public Facilities District (PFD) Board of … more
Hope Alliance, a local nonprofit that advocates for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, is putting out a call for help finding a new office location in the Chehalis-Centralia area that … more
MORTON POLICE DEPARTMENT Morton Incidents • An officer was dispatched to the Bucksnort Pub just before 5:05 p.m. on May 6 regarding a possible drunk driver. After following the vehicle, … more
With just two more days for candidates to file for local, county and state elected positions, matchups began forming Tuesday and Wednesday as state Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, picked up a Democratic … more
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