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KELA News Headlines for Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Centralia Police warn of utility scam

Centralia Police are warning people about a scam involving city utility customers.CentraliaUtilities Centerreceived a complaint from a customer, who got a call from a man warning the customer that is they didn’t pay their utility bill immediately they’d be disconnected.The Utilities Center along with Centralia Police reminds customers the policy is to send a statement. If a customer does not pay, a past due letter will be sent. On the rare occasion following this, a representative will call the customer. The Center reminds customers that if they feel a call is bogus, hang up and call the center.


Authorities looking for Green Hill escapee

Authorities are looking for an escapee from Green Hill School in Chehalis.  Chehalis Police say about 9 PM Sunday they received a call from Green Hill that 19-year old Dominic A. Adams ran from staff during a maintenance detail on the campus.  It was determined he made it off the campus, likely through a hole in a fence found later by security staff.  Another staff member reports that at that time there was an older red car seen outside the fence that may be associated with the escape.


Gas prices show a double-digit increase last week

According to, the average retail price of gas in Washington increased by 12 cents a gallon in the past week to $2.92.  This compares with the national average which was up 8 cents a gallon to $2.62 per gallon.  Including the change in prices in the last week in Washington, we’re paying 96 cents a gallon less than last year at this time but prices are 18 cents a gallon higher than a month ago.  For a check of local gas prices, go to our website,


Jami Lund to run for Centralia School Board

Jami Lund has announced he will be running for Centralia School Board.  Lund is an education policy analyst for the Freedom Foundation public interest non-profit. He formerly worked as an education policy analyst for the Republican caucus for state House of Representatives and was an educator in a now-closed private school in Tenino.  Lund says he is running because he sees the possibilities to expand services to the families of the Centralia School District.









































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