The case of a young man who checked into an Amanda Park motel in the uncertain days following 9/11, only to be found later to have committed suicide by motel staff, has captured the interest of amateur internet detectives who seek to help law enforcement finally solve the now 15-year-old investigation.
Aberdeen man Willis D. Lonn, Jr., 68, has been convicted as of Wednesday, Oct. 5 in federal court at Tacoma on nine counts of mail fraud, two counts of income tax evasion, one count of money laundering conspiracy, and one count of interstate transportation of stolen property. It took the jury two hours to consider and return with guilty verdicts. U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle scheduled the sentencing for January 9 of next year.
The City of Montesano has a vacant city council position. Former City Councilmember Lori Benedict resigned from her council seat on Sept. 19.
A new business has opened up in Aberdeen: Harbor House Center for Writing and Arts.
In addition to the "Lyle Stevik" John Doe case, Grays Harbor County currently has three other cases in which deceased persons remain unidentified. In descending chronological order these are:
Michael Teitzel is a local father of five who has been struggling with health issues, mostly attacks on his immune system, even as he has struggled to continue to work for his family to keep a roof over their heads.
Toledo used almost every weapon available in this 56-14 division win over the Mossyrock Vikings. 11 players contributed to the 480 total yards of offense for the night. Dakota Robins paced Toledo with three touchdowns on just eight touches, while Dylan Hoiseck added two scores (one by air, one by ground), and Dalton Yoder, Keyton Wallace and Ethan Buck all added a rushing touchdown apiece.
As part of a community effort to restore the Chehalis River Basin and put it on a path to recovery, the Washington Department of Ecology has completed a draft environmental report, officially called a programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
After sustaining life-threatening injuries in an off-duty motorcycle crash in August, Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza returned home last Wednesday and is continuing rehabilitation.
The teenager who stole a police chief's car, knocking down a trooper as he drove away, and finally caught in the woods off Interstate 5 has recently been handed a 29-month sentence.
Police have recovered the handgun they believe was used in a shooting incident on Friday and arrested two people for "aiding and abetting," but are still trying to track down their suspect.
A discussion was held at the Raymond City Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 3, in regard to an interfund loan that the city is considering. The loan would subsidize the theatre from the general fund since the theatre is in debt $12,000.
Legal counsel for former Pacific County Undersheriff Todd Fosse filed suit in Grays Harbor Superior Court on Aug. 23 against both Pacific County and the Pacific County Sheriff's Office.
Pacific Family Health Center in South Bend has added a new physician to its staff in Dr. Linda Petter, who comes to the center from the Kent area.
The South Bend City Council met on Monday, Oct. 10, where Police Chief Eastham reported that Officer Allan McComas will be leaving the South Bend Police Department by the end of October for a new job in Bremerton.
The Willapa Harbor Herald asked the two candidates running for Judge Position 1 in Pacific and Wahkiakum counties one question: Incorporating your agenda, why should voters vote for you instead of your opponent? Here are their responses.
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