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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.

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Trial for man charged with killing baby is pushed back

The trial of Patrick Parnel, charged with first degree murder for allegedly killing his newborn daughter, was scheduled to start Tuesday but has been pushed back to Oct. 28 after his attorney failed to show up for a pretrial hearing on Monday, according to the Grays Harbor County Court Administrator’s office.

Closed Aberdeen businesses open under new names

An Italian restaurant, coffee shop and ice cream parlor that closed in downtown Aberdeen last week have reopened under new names and ownership, said an attorney representing the businesses. The former businesses were part of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding that included more than $500,000 in debt to the state for unpaid taxes and fees.