Going into this weekend’s scorching temperatures, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has placed some counties under a burn ban.
Warmer temperatures and its call to nature means more people are venturing into the wilderness that makes the Pacific Northwest so special. But, hikers and visitors who find themselves in trouble are straining rescue crews and their budgets.
Clams and oysters from a section of tidelands in the southern Hood Canal have been deemed safe to eat for the first time in 45 years.
Two suspects accused of kidnapping and killing a woman then dumping her body near Lake Cushman were arrested Saturday in northern California.
One was arrested after running out of gas, while the other tried to carjack a car salesman at gunpoint.
Detectives say Collett is a violent felon and considered 'armed and dangerous.'
Two people are wanted on kidnapping and murder charges after a woman's body was found near Lake Cushman last week.
A Mason County sheriff's deputy was injured after being hit by a falling rock while trying to recover a body from the water beneath the Steel Bridge on Thursday.
CAMP MURRAY, Wash. — Seven additional counties have been approved to move to Phase 2 of the governor's plan to reopen the economy, the state announced Saturday.Cowlitz, Grant, Island, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and San Juan counties join 14 other counties in reopening retail, hair and nail salons, restaurants and more under the Safe Start plan.The 21 counties are: Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Cowlitz, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Pacific, Pend Orielle, San Juan, Skamania, Spokane, Stevens, Wahkiakum and Whitman.Clallam, Kitsap and Thurston are eligible to apply for Phase 2.Kittitas and Clark counties' applications are on hold while public health officials investigate outbreaks.To apply for a variance, counties must have an average of less than 10 new cases per 100,000 residents over a 14-day period.
OLYMPIA -- Ten more counties in Washington state are now eligible to apply for Phase 2 of Gov.
SHELTON, Wash. -- A large industrial fire Wednesday night forced the closure of State Route 3 in Shelton and the black, possibly toxic smoke from the blaze led authorities to advise residents within a half-mile to shelter in place and those with breathing issues were urged to evacuate, Mason County authorities said."Central Mason Fire and Mason County Fire Districts 4, 11, 16, and Mason County Medic One are on the scene of a structure fire next to a tire warehouse in the area of 1000 SE State Route 3," Mason Fire & EMS said on its Facebook page. "Please avoid the area as heavy smoke from the fire is blowing across State Route 3 and the area increasing the likelihood of collisions with other vehicles.
SHELTON, Wash. -- The Mason County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday they believe the 15-plus wildfires they've had in a short period of time are "suspicious" and they're putting together a task force to investigate.Spokesman Ryan Spurling said there seems to be too many fires in a short period of time, even for hot, dry weather conditions.
Flood warning continues for the Skokomish River in Mason County a day after heavy rains and a warm up. Warnings are expected to last until late Wednesday night.
A Fircrest man has pleaded not guilty in Mason County court after deputies say he shot a man and then ran over him with his truck because he thought the victim was dragging a dead dog down the road.
SHELTON, Wash. – A Fircrest man pleaded not guilty in Mason County court Monday (July 24) after deputies say he shot a man, then ran over him because he thought the victim was dragging a dead dog down the road.According to court documents, the 28-year-old stopped his truck on June 25 when he saw the victim dragging a dead animal along State Route 3.Deputies say Kevin Schumacher confronted the man and started yelling at him about hurting the dog on the rope.The animal was actually a dead raccoon that the victim had found floating in Coulter Creek.
Mason County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help identifying potential victims of the serial intruder recently captured. 22-year-old Chase Garner has been charged with 20 counts related to a string of break-ins over the last several months in Mason County.
Jericka Northness said she is terrified to close her eyes at night, knowing she might wake up to the same eyes staring back at her.
Shelton police and the Mason County Sheriff's Office are investigating a series of incidents in which women have awakened to find a man standing in their bedroom, the Shelton Police Department said Friday. The man flees upon discovery.
The Mason County Sheriff's Office has suspended its search for a 20-year-old hiker missing in Olympic National Park for the past week.