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Snow Possible Sunday & Monday

There is a threat of lowland snow showers across Western Washington Sunday and Monday as a cool and moist weather system tracks over the region. Snow levels will be close to sea level.

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Shelton Police Targeting Distracted Drivers

During the month of February, Shelton Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking specifically for distracted driving violations. The cost of the extra patrols will be funded through a grant
from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC). WTSC is the state’s designated highway safety office. The upcoming initiative is part of their shared vision with law enforcement agencies to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero by 2030.

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Hit-and-Run Suspect Booked into Jail

The man suspected of hitting a 10-year-old boy on U.S. Highway 101 near Oyster Bay Road Sunday has turned himself in.

At approximately 3 PM Wednesday, Washington State Patrol troopers took Irven Jacobs into custody after the suspect called detectives from a location in Yelm. Jacobs was booked into the Thurston County jail and charged with felony hit-and-run.

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Bill Would Double Pay for Guard Members Fighting Wildfires

National Guard members called in to help fight wildfires will get a raise if lawmakers in Olympia OK new legislation.  Dan Frizzell from the
Washington State House Democratic Caucus has that story.

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Northcliff Road Closed Feb. 11 to 15

City of Shelton crews will be installing new stormwater drains on Northcliff Road February 11th – 15th before the road is repaved as part of the Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project later this year.

Northcliff Road will be closed between West Birch Street and Poplar Street from approximately 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Monday, February 11th through Friday, February 15th.

Suspect Who Struck Boy Identified

The Washington State Patrol has identified the driver of a minivan that hit a 10-year-old boy on U.S. Highway 101 near Oyster Bay Road Sunday and is seeking information on his whereabouts.

A news release identifies the suspected driver as Irven Jacobs.

Around 5:30 PM Sunday, January 27th, 10-year-old Isaiah Bermeno was struck and critically injured by a driver who fled the scene in what witnesses said was a silver or cream minivan.

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New Ramps Proposed for US 101/Shelton-Matlock Interchange

The Washington State Department of Transportation has hired design-build contractor Parsons/Scarsella to remove fish barriers along Coffee Creek and rebuild two ramps at the US 101/Shelton-Matlock Road interchange. This project will open access to more than 13 miles of potential spawning habitat and create a more traditional diamond interchange.

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WIAA Names Next Executive Director

After an extensive search process, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Executive Board has selected Mick Hoffman as the next Executive Director of the Association. Hoffman, who currently serves as an Assistant Superintendent for Vancouver Public Schools, will replace current Executive Director Mike Colbrese, officially beginning in the summer of 2019.

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