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Investigator unable to tell if baby buried in Lacey-area yard was stillborn, no evidence infant suffered trauma

A forensic anthropologist wasn’t able to determine if a baby found buried in the yard of a Lacey-area home was alive when its teen mother gave birth, The Olympian reports.

As such, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office won’t refer criminal charges against the teen mother or father, who were both 16 when the remains were discovered in October.

The investigator found no evidence that the baby, which the mother said was a girl, had suffered trauma, Thurston County Cornor Gary Warnock told The Olympian.

The mother told a school nurse about the pregnancy Oct. 16, the nurse told police, and deputies

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Seven taken to hospital after fire early today in Lacey

Seven people were taken to a hospital early this morning after flames ripped through a home in Lacey.

Paramedics took the seven patients to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia for evaluation of smoke inhalation, respiratory distress and carbon monoxide exposure, the Lacey Fire District reported. None of the injuries were considered life threatening.

Firefighters were called to the home in the 1200 block of Alki Street Northeast just before 12:15 a.m.

Callers reported seeing flames inside the home. The occupants were reportedly trapped on the second floor of the two-story home, the fire district reported.

Firefighters arrived and found

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Firefighters respond to Lacey house fire

Lacey firefighters quickly doused a fire at a home early today.

No injuries were reported.

Crews were called to the house in the 4300 block of 19th Avenue Southeast just after 1 a.m. today, Lacey Fire District 3 reported. Neighbors had called to report flames were on the outside of the house.

Firefighters found heavy flames coming from the back of the home when they arrived. The blaze was knocked down in less than 10 minutes, the department reported.

Investigators believe a compressor that had been left plugged in and was running intermittently caused the fire.

The blaze caused $60,000

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Young man dies at Lacey home

A 19-year-old man died early today at a Lacey home where a group of young adults gathered and consumed alcohol, the Lacey Police Department reported.

The man’s name has not yet been released.

Officers and paramedics were called to the home in the 1400 block of Diamond Road Southeast about 6:50 a.m. They found the young man unconscious and not breathing, officers reported.

Officers performed CPR. Shortly after paramedics arrived, they pronounced the man dead.

There were several 18- to 21-year-olds inside the home. Witnesses reported the man was last seen about 4 a.m.

“Officers determined that alcohol had been

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Memorial service today for Lewis Co. deputy

Law enforcement officials from across the state have gathered at this hour to say goodbye to a Lewis County sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty.

The memorial service for deputy Stephen “Mike” Gallagher, 34, began at 1 p.m. at St. Martin University in Lacey. The service was preceded by a 36-mile procession of police cars and other vehicles from Chehalis to Lacey, KIRO TV reported.

Gallagher was killed last week when his patrol car hit an elk on Highway 12 near Packwood. He was responding on his way to back up another deputy at a domestic violence

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