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Assault and robbery reported in Aberdeen

A 24-year-old Cosmopolis man was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital early Tuesday morning for injuries suffered after being assaulted and robbed of his wallet and cell phone behind the Travel Lure Motel in Aberdeen, according to Aberdeen Police Capt. John Green.

Elma man charged with possessing child porn

An Elma man appeared in Grays Harbor County Superior Court Monday for a preliminary appearance on two counts of first degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and one count of voyeurism. He was arrested last Friday by Elma Police, according to Elma Patrol Officer Steve Beck.

Volunteer Opportunities Fair is Saturday

Saturday is national Make a Difference Day and local organizers are planning their 16th annual Volunteer Opportunities Fair in Aberdeen to help citizens learn more about local organizations that depend on volunteers. The event is at the Aberdeen Eagles (208 W. Market St.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives from 30 organizations that use volunteers will be there to talk about volunteer options.

Tharinger holds a big fundraising lead

The giant lead in campaign fundraising that incumbent 24th District state Rep. Steve Tharinger held after the primary election over opponent Thomas Greisamer has solidified, according to state Public Disclosure Commission records filed this week by the candidates.

Hoquiam man charged with possessing child porn

A Hoquiam man has been charged with possessing child pornography after a search warrant at his residence revealed more than 500 images and almost 100 videos depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit poses or acts, according to Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers.

Elma forum packs in the candidates

Candidates for various county offices gathered at an Oct. 8 candidate forum held by the Elma Chamber of Commerce at the GuestHouse Inn &Suites in Elma. Each candidate made a brief statement to the room full of listeners and later took questions from the audience in the 90-minute gathering.

Next clam dig tentatively set for Wednesday

MONTESANO— The second razor clam dig of the season has been approved starting next Wednesday and will continue through the following Tuesday, Oct. 28. Dan Ayres, Department of Fish &Wildlife shellfish manager, announced Friday that toxin tests showed that clams are safe to eat.

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Teen injured when car hits a bear

A 16-year-old Aberdeen male is in satisfactory condition after being airlifted to Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver Saturday night when the vehicle he was in struck a black bear on Highway 12 two miles east of Oakville, the Washington State Patrol reports. The victim was a passenger in a Ford Focus that was traveling westbound when the car’s driver, a 16-year-old female, struck a black bear that was standing in the middle of vthe road near mile post 38. The State Patrol reports that the victim was wearing his seatbelt, but it failed to restrain him. The driver suffered no injuries.

Navy provides detail on impacts to Pacific Beach

In response to a North Coast News report last week on the Navy’s plan to build a fixed emitter communications tower and base mobile emitter vehicles at Pacific Beach for use in the Olympic National Forest as part of its Electronic Warfare (EW) Range, the Navy issued follow-up answers to questions about the impacts to the North Beach community and environment.

Disaster seminar set for Nov. 12

History demonstrates that disasters and emergencies often interrupt, degrade, or destroy local government’s ability to perform essential functions. This is especially true in rural communities where resources are typically limited under the best of circumstances.

Search warrant yields guns, stolen motorcycles

A search warrant executed on Wednesday in the 100 block of Ocean Beach Road north of Hoquiam recovered guns and ammunition, two stolen motorcycles, over $2,500 and significant evidence of heroin and methamphetamine sales, according to Grays Harbor County Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate.