KELA News Headlines for Tuesday, December 1, 2015
A woman wounded in accidental shooting in Centralia
Centralia Police say an 18-year-old man has been arrested after he accidentally shot his girlfriend. According to police, a pistol in the man's pocket accidentally went off Sunday night, injuring his 21-year-old girlfriend. The woman was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia and treated for a non-life threatening wound. Investigators say they later learned the man was a convicted felon and not allowed to have a gun. He's been booked into the Lewis County Jail for investigation of unlawful possession of a firearm and outstanding warrants.
Burn ban lifted in Thurston County
Due to improved air quality and changing weather, the Stage 1 burn ban in Thurston County was lifted effective at Noon on Monday. The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency says a substantial reduction in smoke output due at least in part to the burn ban imposed Friday has reduced stagnant pollution and moved air quality back into the "green" on the Washington Air Quality Advisory scale.
Annual "Walk 'n Knock" food drive is Saturday
Local food banks are hoping that Saturday’s “Walk ‘n Knock” food drive will go a long way towards filling their shelves so that they can help out needy area residents through the holidays and over the coming months. Walk ‘n Knock co-organizer Rick Borovec says volunteers will begin going door-to-door beginning at 10 AM Saturday to collect the non-perishable food donations.Borovec says volunteers will also be collecting donations for the Walk ‘n Knock food drive in the Rochester-Grand Mound area on Saturday.
Napavine cancels Christmas parade for Saturday
For the first time in 33 years there will not be a Christmas parade in Napavine this year. The Napavine Funtime Festival is cancelling the annual “Christmas on Parade” which had been scheduled for this Saturday at 4 PM due to the fact that the Napavine High School football team will be playing for the state 2B Championship in the Tacoma Dome. Parade organizers say due to scheduling conflicts, the parade will not be rescheduled for this year but it will be back in 2016.
Gas prices down again in the past week
It cost you a little less at the gas pump again during the past week. According to GasBuddy.com, the average retail price of a gallon of gas in Washington dropped three cents in the past week to $2.45. This compares with the national average which also fell three cents in the past week to $2.03 a gallon. Including the change in prices in the past week in Washington, we’re paying three cents a gallon more than a month ago, however, prices are 61 cents a gallon lower than last year at this time.