A flood warning continues for the Skokomish River and the warning will remain in effect for several days. Heavy rain continues to fall over the southern Olympics which will keep the River above the 16.5-foot flood stage past Tuesday so minor flooding in the Skokomish Valley will continue.
Another homeless sex offender has registered with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. According to a bulletin from the Sheriff’s Office, 23-year-old Arthur Lee Robbins has registered as a “Transient/Homeless” sex offender living within Shelton. Robbins is required to register as a sex offender due to guilty pleas to Rape of a Child 1st Degree and Assault 4th Degree with Sexual Motivation.
Three people have been arrested in connection to the early morning shooting death of a 30-year-old Shelton woman on November 21st. According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Anthony Raymond Miller, 37 of Shelton, James R. Hartfield, 18 of Des Moines, and a 16-year-old female from Olympia are in custody charged with Murder in the First Degree and Conspiracy to Commit Murder. Barbara Michelle Giles was murdered after answering a knock on her door.
The Timberland Regional Library board has selected Cheryl Heywood to be the District’s next Executive Director and has offered her the job. Cheryl Heywood is currently the library district’s interim public services manager. Wednesday night, the Library Board unanimously selected Heywood from the three finalists that emerged after a nationwide search and public forums.