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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.

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County settles tax disputes with Grays Harbor Energy

After nearly a decade of lawsuits and appeals, Grays Harbor Energy at Satsop has settled its property tax appeals with Grays Harbor County. The issue had always been a dispute over how much appraisers in the county Assessor’s Office thought the gas-fired turbine on Fuller Hill was worth compared to what county officials thought.

New talk of moving offices at County Administration Building

MONTESANO — The county commissioners are seeking a local architect to help plan and implement a number of building projects around the county, including improvements to the pavilion at the fairgrounds, changes to the county-owned Grays Harbor Crisis Clinic building in Hoquiam and even potential renovations at the County Administration Building.

Hoquiam football player charged with rape

Just days after being charged with two counts of rape in Grays Harbor Superior Court and being released on bail, a Hoquiam High School student took the football field and played against Elma on Oct. 3. He also played last Friday night against Montesano.

Domestic Violence Center is ready to help

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Grays Harbor Domestic Violence Center legal advocate Kelly Toomey and Director Gloria Callaghan want people to know that the issue is preventable and something that needs to be talked about.

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.