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Trooper shot in thigh when his weapon accidentally discharges during training, according to State Patrol

A trooper accidentally shot himself in the thigh while doing training exercises at the State Patrol Training Academy in Shelton today.

The 46-year-old man, who has worked for the State Patrol for 13 years, is in satisfactory condition at Mason General Hospital, State Patrol Public Information Officer Freddy Williams said.

The bullet entered the trooper’s thigh when he had an unintentional discharge about 3:45 p.m., Williams said.

No one else was injured.

The trooper works in the commercial vehicle division out of Poulsbo, Williams said.

The quarterly firearm training exercises are required for all troopers, Williams said.

It hasn’t been

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Deputies en route to reported plane crash west of Shelton

UPDATE: The plane seems to have lost power, and as the pilot attempted to land on the road, flipped, State Patrol trooper Russ Winger said.

Deputies are heading to the site of a reported plane crash about 17 miles west of Shelton along West Shelton-Matlock Road, according to Mason County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dean Byrd.

The pilot doesn’t appear to be injured, but deputies are on their way to the crash, and have not yet confirmed the report, Byrd said.

Further details were not immediately available. Check back for updates.


Brush fire northeast of Shelton threatens homes, crews expect to fight blaze overnight

UPDATE as of 9:28 p.m. The fire has reached 150 acres, Chief Deputy Dean Byrd of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office said. The American Red Cross Mt. Rainier chapter has opened a shelter for residents evacuating at:

Mason County PUD 3

2621 E. John’s Prairie Road

Shelton,WA 98584

INITIAL POST: A brush fire northeast of Shelton has grown to 30 acres and is still spreading, according to Chief Deputy Dean Byrd of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

Firefighters asked residents of about 12 homes being threatened by Johns Creek to evacuate this evening. The fire has moved away from about

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Missing 16-year-old Shelton girl found safe

A 16-year-old Shelton girl who was reported missing this morning has been found safe.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office said she was found with someone else, but had not been abducted.

Chief Deputy Dean Byrd said this morning that the girl’s bedroom window was open and that the screen had been cut. Her room was in disarray, he said.

She was last seen in her bedroom at 9 p.m. Tuesday, and her parents discovered she was missing at 7:30 a.m. today. An Amber Alert was issued for her this morning.