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Category: McKenna


Warrant issued for man accused of vehicular assault

A warrant was issued today for a 26-year-old man charged with vehicular assault for a car wreck in McKenna last year that seriously injured a man.

The accident happened Sept. 18 on state Route 507 near 323rd Street Court South.

According to charging papers:

The man worked a 14-hour shift then spent time with his girlfriend, eventually driving her home to Yelm around 11:30 p.m. On his way home, he fell asleep behind the wheel and crossed the center line.

His 1995 Lexus ES crashed head-on into a 2003 Ford Ranger pickup truck, which rolled. Washington State Patrol troopers arrived

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Suspected human bones found near Harts Lake

The Pierce County Medical Examiner has been called to a wooded area near Harts Lake this morning to help identify whether bones found there Thursday night are human.

“They look to be human,” Pierce County Sheriff spokesman Detective Ed Troyer said of the bones this morning. “When we got  out there last night,  it was too dark. We secured the area.”

Troyer said they are treating the site as a crime scene until they know differently.

The site is past a gate off a hiking trail about a mile from the 4100 block of Harts Lake Road South in the

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Water advisory ends for McKenna subdivision

Residents of the Whitewater Estates subdivision in McKenna no longer have to boil their tap water,  the McKenna Water District said today.

Lab tests show the water meets safe drinking water standards.
The McKenna Water District, working with the state Department of Health, issued a boil-water advisory on Monday after a water line broke and the subdivision lost water pressure. When water pressure is lost, bacteria and other contaminants could enter the water system.
The broken line has been repaired, and water district staff disinfected and flushed the water lines. Water samples taken from throughout the subdivision’s distribution

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