The teen accused of fatally stabbing a Washington Corrections Center Officer in Hoquiam on July 14th has pleaded not guilty to 2nd Degree Murder. 16-year-old Teddy Bryan entered his plea Monday during his second court appearance. Bryan has been charged as an adult in the stabbing of 22-year-old Jon Favro.
A community meeting has been set to save the Shelton NJROTC (Navy Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps). The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 PM Tuesday, August 7th in the P.U.D. 3 auditorium on Johns Prairie Road. The Shelton unit is on the Navy’s list of units to be disestablished next year due to its failure to meet statutory and NJROTC regulatory minimum enrollment.
Gas prices have been relatively stable recently, according to www.GasBuddy.com. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded in Washington is $3.65. That’s about a penny lower than a week ago, two cents higher than a month ago, but 16 cents lower than a year ago. The State’s average is 15 cents higher than the National average of $3.50 a gallon. Washington has the fifth highest price for gas in the Continental United States.
Two men from Shelton were injured in a one-car rollover on U.S. Highway 101 Saturday afternoon. The State Patrol says 42-year-old Randy A. Baca was driving the 1995 Oldsmobile northbound on 101 at a high rate of speed about 3:30 PM. Just south of the intersection with Highway 108 and Little Creek Casino, Baca completed a pass and drove onto the left shoulder. He then overcorrected, crossed both northbound lanes and went into the soft shoulder. The Oldsmobile then rolled and came to rest on its top in one of the northbound lanes, blocking the highway.
The Mason Area Fair & NPRA Rodeo continues today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday). Gates open at 10 AM both mornings and attendees will find plenty of music, food, animals, fire shows by Dragon Steps, carnival rides, free hands-on kids activities, all types of vendors and exhibitors, and so much more.
The Paddle to Squaxin 2012 is underway and a record number of tribal canoes will be landing Sunday afternoon. The Landing will around 1 PM at North Point in Olympia (between the studios of KGY Radio and the Swantown Marina) and will include the traditional ceremony to welcome ashore each Canoe Family who has made the journey.