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BREAKING: THREE PEOPLE KILLED, ONE INJURED IN OAKVILLE COLLISION

December 31, 2011 Comments off

Police say alcohol may have been a factor when a pickup struck a tree on the Brooklyn Road in Oakville

According to reports the truck was traveling eastbound on Brooklyn when it left the road near Garrard Creek.

The pickup’s driver, a female passenger and a male passenger all were killed.

Another female passenger was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injures.

The three people killed have not been identified pending notification of next of kin.

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7.0 QUAKE HITS EASTERN JAPAN; NO TSUNAMI WATCH ISSUED

December 31, 2011 Comments off

TOKYO(AP) – A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 earthquake hit off the shores of Japan’s southern Pacific island.

The Meteorological Agency says the offshore quake Sunday struck about 370 kilometers (230 miles) below the sea surface. The agency said there was no danger of a tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Northeastern Japan was devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11 that left nearly 20,000 people dead or missing. Japan, which lies along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” is one of the world’s most seismically active countries

Categories: Harbor News

BOY SCOUTS WILL AGAIN RECYCLE YOUR LIVE CHRISTMAS TREE

December 30, 2011 Comments off

It’ll soon be time to take down that Christmas tree…and once again this year, the Boy Scouts stand ready to help you dispose of your live trees in an environmentally friendly way.

Beginning this weekend and for the next two weekends you’ll be able to drop your tree off at Washington Grade School and other locations around the harbor, but Hoquiam Troop 20 Committee Chair Eric Simonson says you don’t have to haul that tree anywhere – the Scouts will come and pick up your tree!

While the Boy Scouts do the tree recycling for free, they do ask that people make a donation to help fund programs and activities for the year.

Tree recycling will be tomorrow and Sunday from 9 to 5, then again next Saturday and Sunday and one final day on the 14th.

In Aberdeen and Hoquiam you can call 591-9342 to arrange for a tree pickup.

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ABERDEEN COUNCILWOMEN SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON HEALTH INSURANCE FOR MAYOR SIMPSON

December 30, 2011 Comments off

Mayor Bill Simpson says he would like the City of Aberdeen to make him a full-time mayor and give him access to the city’s health insurance program, but 2 city councilwomen say the quotes attibuted to them about allowing the mayor on the city plan are not accurate.

Councilwoman Kathi Hoder says her quote in a Daily World story that said she thinks the city should pay for Mayor Simpson’s insurance is not completely correct as it didn’t also say she would need more specifics before endorsing the plan.

And Hoder adds she wants to make it clear she is NOT in favor of this idea if it will drain more of the city’s already strained financial resources.

Meanwhile Councilwoman Margo Shortt – who was also quoted in the Daily World story as saying she could endorse allowing Mayor Simpson access to the city insurance – says she hasn’t decided one way or another on the matter.

One issue raised by city attorney Eric Nelson is whether the payment of the $12,000 annual insurance premium for Mayor Simpson and his wife would essentially constitute a pay raise.

Councilwoman Shortt says that would likely require a charter change – something that is done before the mayor is sworn in for a new term.

The council will likely take up the matter in January.

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YUP, YOU GUESSED IT…ANOTHER WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT

December 29, 2011 Comments off

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Wind Advisory for the North & Central Coast of Washington for tonight. Sustained winds are expected to be 25-35mph , gusting to 40-50 mph. The Wind Advisory will be in effect until 6am Friday morning.

 

Categories: Harbor Weather

MORE HEAVY RAIN & WIND ON THE WAY…

December 29, 2011 Comments off

The latest from Grays Harbor Emergency Management Deputy Director Chuck Wallace:

 

During the next few days, steady rain will continue to fall. Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is reminding all citizens that high wind gusts along with rain saturated grounds are indicators for possible power outages from fallen trees, tree limbs and power lines. DO NOT venture near downed tree limbs or power lines. DO NOT USE PORTABLE GENERATORS INDOORS FOR ANY REASON!! There have been numerous incidents of Carbon Monoxide poisoning in the County in the last few weeks due to the faulty use of portable generators being used indoors.

All rivers in the County will run higher than normal, especially during high tide in the Harbor. No rivers are projected to flood at this time. A few low lying roads remain closed by County Road Crews due to water over the surface. DO NOT drive over flooded roadways.

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ABERDEEN SEARS STORE NOT ON CLOSURE LIST AS OF NOW

December 29, 2011 Comments off

The parent company of Sears and Kmart has released a partial list of stores that it plans to close and so far the Aberdeen Sears store is not on the list.

The only two stores set to be closed in Washington State are a Sears in Walla Walla and a Kmart in Lacey.

Sears Holdings expects to release the complete list of stores to be closed within the next few days.

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