Emeline Cokelet

Arguments this week on whether convict’s sentence should be shortened

PORT ANGELES -- A judge will hear arguments this week on whether a man convicted of severely beating another man should get a shorter sentence.… Continue reading


Toddler undergoing fourth round of chemotherapy before age 2

PORT ANGELES -- The first months of little Alexander De Leon's life haven't been easy. Not even 2 years old yet, the Port Angeles toddler… Continue reading


Accused killer involved in jail fistfight

PORT ANGELES -- Even inside jail segregation, the man accused of strangling 15-year-old Melissa Leigh Carter isn't safe. In a Clallam County Superior Court hearing… Continue reading


Boy who threatened to kill football coaches will be jailed until 21st birthday

PORT ANGELES -- The 14-year-old Sequim boy who plotted to kill three high school football coaches will be incarcerated until his 21st birthday. Following prosecutors'… Continue reading

Hearing Friday for man accused of beating girlfriend to death

PORT ANGELES -- The hearing for a murder suspect to enter a plea in the beating death of his girlfriend has been continued until this… Continue reading

Too small, Forks hospital says

Forks Community Hospital is one of about 2 percent of hospitals nationwide that are not participating in a new Web site that measures quality of… Continue reading

Two Peninsula hospitals in comparison on national Web site

If you go to a hospital with a heart attack, will you be given aspirin? When you leave the hospital after heart failure, will you… Continue reading

Young mother dies in wreck near Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- One person was killed and three others were injured in a single-car crash early Saturday morning on Laird Road. The driver of… Continue reading

Driver convicted of vehicular homicide stemming from 2004 fatality on U.S. 101

The driver of a car that killed a Carlsborg woman in one of a spate of fatal collisions on U.S. Highway 101 last year was… Continue reading

Figure in alleged cocaine ring accepts reduced plea, will testify against others

PORT ANGELES -- Another of the 11 people arrested in what authorities have deemed a local drug ring has pleaded guilty to delivering cocaine. Sam… Continue reading

Another vehicle burns; police investigating whether there’s a Wednesday night firebug

PORT ANGELES -- Another mysterious Wednesday night fire has struck the city, this time in a vehicle on the west side. A pickup truck was… Continue reading

Accused killer, stricken with cancer, may be offered plea bargain

PORT ANGELES -- Attorneys are negotiating a plea agreement for the man charged with murder in his girlfriend's death last December. Clallam County Superior Court… Continue reading

Hero, the national forest dog, succumbs

FORKS -- Hero, the German shepherd whose tracking skills helped send a man to prison for poaching old-growth cedar in Olympic National Forest, has died,… Continue reading

Mild winter lets Olympic National Park get head start on spring — but enjoy the snow at Hurricane Ridge

One good thing about a very mild winter in the mountains? It means an early start to spring. And Olympic National Park is taking advantage… Continue reading

State audit board will investigate graving yard project halt

OLYMPIA -- The state Transportation Performance Audit Board has decided to conduct an independent investigation into the state's withdrawal from the Port Angeles graving yard… Continue reading

Police chief vows to unravel mystery behind Port Angeles car fires

PORT ANGELES -- Tabatha Rhinehart is trying to make light of the burned car that sits in front of her house, but it's not easy.… Continue reading

Accused man in 2003 killing remains unindicted in federal custody

The man charged with the slaying of an 18-year-old woman on the Hoh reservation in late 2003 remains in federal custody, with attorneys continuing to… Continue reading

Port Angeles youth experience big-city homelessness

With just $2, a sleeping bag, a toothbrush and the clothes on their backs, six Port Angeles students set out to take a first-hand look… Continue reading

What Peninsula people are doing as gas prices climb higher and higher

Donna Hendricks isn't letting her children borrow her car. As gasoline prices continue to climb, the Port Angeles resident -- like people across the North… Continue reading

Advocates hopeful that Clallam homeless can be greatly reduced

PORT ANGELES -- Community agencies continue to add homes and housing services to Clallam County, but there's still plenty more to do. While more units… Continue reading