Man not guilty of murder, committed to mental hospital
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state judge has found a man not guilty by reason of insanity after he was charged in the death of his father more than two years ago.
Port Angeles man pleads not guilty to child rape
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A 42-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to the rape and molestation of a child.
The Peninsula Daily News reports Bryon Midkiff pleaded not guilty to two counts of...
2 hikers rescued separately in Olympic National Park
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Washington park officials have urged visitors to plan ahead and hike smart after rescuing two hikers in separate incidents in Olympic National Park.
Clallam libraries to no longer charge overdue book fines
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The North Olympic Library System has eliminating fines for overdue books and other materials, joining a host of other libraries that have already made the...
1 dead, 3 rescued after boat hits salmon pen
SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say a 62-year-old Everett man died and three others were rescued after a boat hit a salmon pen in Port Angeles Harbor.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A man has been charged with four counts of aggravated murder and one count of arson in the deaths of his wife and her three children in Port Angeles.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Bail has been set at $5 million for a man arrested in connection with a Washington mobile home fire where the bodies of four people believed to be his wife and three...
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected in a mobile home fire in Washington state that killed four people. His wife and three young children who lived with them have not...
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Police say a woman and three children are unaccounted for following a deadly fire at a mobile home park site in western Washington.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A man who police say drove through the wall of a Sequim gun store to steal dozens of weapons in April has been arrested and had bail set at $350,000.
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal authorities say a Port Angeles, Washington man is under arrest for pointing a laser at a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a prison inmate accused of trying to kill a Clallam Bay Corrections Center deputy is not competent to stand trial.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The pilot of a logging helicopter was killed when his chopper crashed in steep terrain on the northern Olympic Peninsula.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury has ruled that retail giant Walmart Inc. wrongly fired a Washington pharmacist whose medical conditions kept her from giving injections.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center will move to an online reservation system allowing backpackers to check the availability of sites in real time,...
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A Clallam County Sheriff's Office deputy who pursued sex with an alleged domestic violence victim was suspended in January for 30 days without pay.
Woman suspected in killings taken into custody
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say a woman wanted in connection to a triple homicide has been arrested.
The Clallam County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Kallie Ann Wade was arrested Saturday night at a home east of Port Angeles. Dennis Bauer, a man also suspected in the late December deaths, is being held on $3.5 million bail.
$3.5M bail set in triple homicide; second suspect sought
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Bail of $3.5 million has been set for a man suspected killing of three Port Angeles-area people while authorities requested the public's help in locating a second suspect.
The Peninsula Daily News reports 50-year-old Dennis Bauer appeared in Clallam County Superior Court Friday afternoon, telling the court he had no wish to be released.
Man arrested in connection with western Washington killings
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A man has been arrested in connection with the deaths of three people whose bullet-ridden bodies were discovered under tarps and in an outbuilding in western Washington, authorities said.
3 bullet-riddled bodies hidden near Washington state home
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday were investigating the deaths of a man, his son and the son's girlfriend whose bullet-riddled bodies were found concealed on a property known for hosting transients in Washington state.
Police discovered the bodies when they were sent to the home near the waterfront city of Port Angeles for a welfare check, the Peninsula Daily News reported .
Deputies on welfare check find bodies under tarp
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Two people were found dead in the yard of a Port Angeles home after family members asked officers to do a welfare check. Officials later reported that a third body was found.
KIRO-TV reports that deputies with the Clallam County Sheriff's Office were called to the home at about 4 p.m. Monday.
Over 100K lose power as high winds hit Washington, Oregon
SEATTLE (AP) — High winds toppled trees and power lines, causing thousands to lose power and roads to be closed across Washington and Oregon.
The National Weather Service issued high wind warnings Friday for Oregon and Washington's Pacific Coast and Washington's northern interior with wind advisories for areas inland.
As of Friday evening, more than 109,000 customers had lost power in western Washington.
Sexual harassment suit against prosecutor settled for $350K
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A former Clallam County employee's sexual harassment lawsuit against a county prosecuting attorney has been settled for $350,000.
The Peninsula Daily News reports Tina Hendrickson signed the pact Monday, and Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols signed it Tuesday, according to documents obtained by the newspaper.
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Washington state fines crematory after remains reprocessed
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has issued a $12,500 fine to the owner of a Port Angeles mortuary after finding that cremated remains were removed and reprocessed without family permission.
4.1 earthquake shakes Olympic Peninsula
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has shaken an area beneath Olympic National Park south of Port Angeles.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake hit just after 3 a.m. Monday.
Sexual harassment case against prosecutor set for trial
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit over sexual harassment allegations against a prosecutor running for re-election in Washington state will proceed to trial following the Nov. 6 election.
Man back in custody after murder charge dismissed
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A Washington man freed after a judge dismissed murder charges against him is back in jail pending an appeal.
The Daily News reports Clallam County Superior Court Judge Brian Coughenour dismissed murder charges against 60-year-old Tommy Ross Jr. last week, saying his right to a speedy trial had been violated.
Tribal member sentence after domestic assault
SEATTLE (AP) — A member of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe was sentenced to five years in prison for domestic assault by a habitual offender.
U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says Matthew Tyler Charles of Port Angeles pleaded guilty in March. He was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Friday.
Invasive crab species found in waters off Olympic Peninsula
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Resource managers say trapping is critical for halting the spread of an invasive crab species that has been found in waters across the northern side of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state.
Clallam County prosecutor seeks dismissal of harassment suit
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Clallam County Prosecutor Mark Nichols is seeking to have a sexual harassment lawsuit against him dismissed.
Clallam County jail sees increase in inmate attacks on staff
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A jail in northwest Washington state has seen a surge in assaults on staff by inmates.
The Peninsula Daily News reports the Clallam County jail has recorded eight attacks on jail staff this year, with six occurring during a one-week period last month.
Washington high court grants attorney fees in drug case
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has ruled that a Sequim man who beat criminal marijuana charges is entitled to attorney fees after the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team attempted to seize his property in 2009.
Man suffers fatal fall while clearing trees from bluff
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 74-year-old man died after he fell off a bluff while clearing trees behind his Port Angeles home.
KOMO-TV reports Lyman Twing had been cutting trees for much of the day Monday, according to the Clallam County Sheriff's Office.
Agnew man plans hit the road again with his wheelchair
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — An Agnew man who gained international attention when he rode his wheelchair from Port Angeles to Portland, Oregon, in 2016 is preparing for a 13-day journey that will take him through the heat of eastern Washington and across the North Cascades.
Olympic National Park, forests, impose fire restrictions
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Fire restrictions go into effect Wednesday at Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest and Mount Baker-Sqoualmie National Forest.
The Olympian reports the coastal areas of Olympic National Forest are also included in the restricted zone.
Campfires will be allowed only at developed campgrounds, picnic areas and rental cabins with cement or metal fire rings.
Federal officials, Port Angeles to sign water agreement
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The National Park Service is expected to sign an agreement with the City of Port Angeles that would transfer ownership of the Elwha water facilities to the city.
The Peninsula Daily News reports the transfer agreement between the two parties was approved by the Port Angeles City Council last week.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The city of Port Angeles has sued the federal government to stop the planned transfer to the city of water treatment facilities built as part of a $325 million project to remove two massive dams on the Elwha River.
The Daily News says the lawsuit alleges the federal government didn't meet its obligations to protect the city's water right and water supply.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A 40-year-old man has been arrested after police say he fired a rifle at a home under construction because he was upset with his neighbors.
The Clallam County Sheriff's Office says authorities responded Tuesday afternoon to a report that someone's neighbor was shooting at their home near Port Angeles.
The sheriff's office says Derek Darling was firing at the home when deputies arrived.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The King County Medical Examiner's Office has identified a body recently found on a Clallam Bay-area shoreline as a 56-year-old Canadian kayaker.
James Sosik with the medical examiner's office said Wednesday that the corpse's remains matched the dental records of 56-year-old Lin Wang of Saanich, British Columbia.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — A Port Angeles man has been charged with attempted murder after an alleged stabbing attack Sunday morning in Port Townsend.
The Peninsula Daily News reports 22-year-old Matthew Robert Malone appeared in Jefferson County Superior Court Monday.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Park officials plan this summer to begin relocating hundreds of mountain goats from Olympic National Park while killing others.
The National Park Service on Tuesday said it finalized a plan to remove about 675 mountain goats that have long posed an ecological problem in the park. The fatal goring of a hiker by a goat in 2010 raised new concerns about public safety.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to over 18 years in prison for raping and assaulting a woman he met on Craigslist.
The Peninsula Daily News reports 30-year-old Nikolas Clark was sentenced this week in Clallam County Superior Court.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A Sequim man must serve 60 days in jail for waving a handgun at a couple during a road-rage incident.
The Peninsula Daily News reports Clinton Caldwell was sentenced Friday to the maximum 364 days for unlawful display of a weapon, with 304 days suspended.
The 67-year-old, who immediately filed notice to appeal the guilty conviction, was ordered to begin serving his sentence July 11.
Port Angeles woman shares story of path toward sobriety
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — After running out of drugs to distract her from the chill of the winter, Jenni Tiderman, climbed out of her snow-covered tent and made a life-changing decision.
"I dropped to my knees and prayed and prayed and prayed," Tiderman said, recalling the moment she vowed never to use methamphetamine again.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The Clallam County Sheriff's Office says a 58-year-old Sequim man died after a fishing boat capsized off Cape Flattery in the Pacific Ocean.
KOMO-TV reports that three people were in the non-commercial fishing boat Friday afternoon near Tattoosh Island when a wave hit the vessel.
The wave pushed the boat against the rocks, and it flooded.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — State officials say Monday's false tsunami warning in Clallam County was the result of a Jefferson County official testing a new cellphone app.
The Peninsula Daily News reports that the app, which the state was beginning to roll out to counties across the state in April, was deactivated Tuesday morning.