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Mason County News

Morning Snow Possible

The National Weather Service says snow is possible this morning but if it does fall it won’t stick around long. There is a winter weather advisory for Kitsap, Pierce, King and Snohomish Counties with an inch or two of snow possible. The Hood Canal area could see maybe up to an inch but any snow will disappear quickly after the sun comes out and temperatures rise into the 40s this afternoon. Continue reading Morning Snow Possible

Johns Prairie Operations Center Open for Business April 2

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Mason County PUD No. 3 says that April 2 will be the first official day of business at the new operations center on John’s Prairie. According to a news release, the energy efficient facility at 2621 E Johns Prairie Road provides for improved customer service; more efficient management of utility functions; lower cost of operations over the long term; and additional office space that will allow for continued customer-centered service for the next 50 years or longer. Continue reading Johns Prairie Operations Center Open for Business April 2

Man accused of vehicular homicide held on $250,000 bail

A man police think was the driver of a car involved in a fatal crash in Olympia Sunday morning is being held on a $250,000 bond. Two men died in the one-car crash. The Olympian Newspaper reports Mathew Edwin Wharton, 26, appeared in Thurston County Superior Court Monday afternoon by video before Judge Carol Murphy. Wharton is accused of two counts of vehicular homicide and three counts of felony hit and run with death or injury. Continue reading Man accused of vehicular homicide held on $250,000 bail

State Declared Federal Disaster Area from January Storms

FEMA declared several counties in Washington state a federal disaster area Monday, stemming from the damage sustained during a series of winter storms in mid-January. The declaration means that federal aid is available for state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organization to help for repairs stemming from flooding, landslides and mudslides that happened between Jan. 14 and 23. Continue reading State Declared Federal Disaster Area from January Storms

Missing Kitsap Sex Offender Believed to be in Mason

Missing Sex Offender - Donald Kinsman Parsons - 5'11" - 180 LBS

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a sex offender who has absconded from his registration requirements in Kitsap County and is believed to be hiding in Mason County. According to a sex offender information bulletin, 25-year-old Donald Kinsman Parsons is wanted by police. Parsons is required to register as a sex offender due to a 2005 conviction in Mason County for Indecent Liberties without Forcible Compulsion. Continue reading Missing Kitsap Sex Offender Believed to be in Mason

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