Rob Ollikainen

Accused killer’s statements ruled admissible

PORT ANGELES -- Statements that Andrea Freese made to police after the stabbing death of Charles W. "Bill" Boze can be presented as evidence during… Continue reading

‘Cautiously optimistic’: Forks mayor delivers her State of the City address

FORKS -- Costs are up. Revenue is down. Like most cities across the state, Forks faces tough economic challenges. "But when you look at the… Continue reading

Mom, 16, pleads not guilty to first-degree murder involving her newborn

PORT ANGELES ¬­-- A 16-year-old Port Angeles girl accused of downing her newborn son in a toilet bowl pleaded not guilty to murder on Friday.… Continue reading

Crescent basketball player’s father dies at game; players stunned

JOYCE -- When the shock wears off, the Crescent Loggers will turn their attention back to basketball. For now, the Loggers are completely focused on… Continue reading

Port Angeles-based copter crew aids futile search for woman missing from ferry

SEATTLE -- A Coast Guard helicopter from Port Angeles was part of an extensive search-and-rescue operation Wednesday that failed to locate a Bellevue woman who… Continue reading

Flood damage cost to West End could rise to $7 million

Last week's flood caused an estimated $5 million to $7 million in damage to public infrastructure in Clallam County. Bob Martin, Clallam County Department of… Continue reading

More border surveillance equipment depends on grant

PORT ANGELES -- A federal grant to increase border surveillance in Clallam County would pay for operational overtime and new equipment for law enforcement. In… Continue reading

New lawyer ordered for father of teen accused of killing baby

PORT ANGELES -- Citing a potential conflict of interest, a judge on Friday postponed arraignment and granted a motion to appoint a new defense attorney… Continue reading

Peninsula begins to dry out; Jefferson joins Clallam in declaring emergency

A break in the rain ebbed major flooding concerns on the North Olympic Peninsula, but saturated ground, and fast-moving streams prolonged the threat of fallen… Continue reading

West End melt-off becomes floods that close roads, cut off residents

A combination of heavy rain and rapid snow melt caused widespread flooding on the North Olympic Peninsula on Wednesday with multiple road closures on the… Continue reading

Girl, 16, to face murder charge in case involving baby’s body found in trash

PORT ANGELES -- A 16-year-old girl, described by her attorney as a child who has lost a child, was charged with first- and second-degree murder… Continue reading


CLALLAM BAY — Two State Patrol troopers were stranded between a section of fast-moving water Tuesday night on State Route 112 near milepost 25. It… Continue reading

Controls on lands extended in Clallam County

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County commissioners on Tuesday extended interim controls on disputed lands. Nothing changes as a result of the ruling. It simply continues… Continue reading

Wind knocks out power to 15,000 in Jefferson; more high gusts forecast today for Olympic Peninsula

High winds wreaked havoc early Wednesday as fallen trees and a damaged main line knocked out power to 16,000 customers on the North Olympic Peninsula.… Continue reading

Close shave: Fire breaks out in barbershop below apartments

PORT ANGELES -- A Port Angeles barbershop was damaged Monday night and four residents of an upstairs apartment complex were evacuated in a small fire… Continue reading

Road ice slow to melt away; more windy weather forecast

A slow defrost on the North Olympic Peninsula has cleared much of the ice off the low-lying roads, but slippery conditions persist in the morning… Continue reading

Forest board revises owl rules

PORT ANGELES -- It's too early to tell what impact a new rule easing logging restrictions will have on northern spotted owl habitat on the… Continue reading

Owls on Peninsula under pressure

PORT ANGELES -- The northern spotted owl is being driven off its territory by a larger, more aggressive cousin, say wildlife biologists. The barred owl… Continue reading

Accused killer’s attorney to ask for short continuance

PORT ANGELES -- The murder trial of Andrea Freese, which is now set for Jan. 5, is likely to be postponed. Freese, 33, of Port… Continue reading

Last of snow expected today on Peninsula

It looks like it's going to be a partially white Christmas on the North Olympic Peninsula. After an extended arctic blast, the weather is slowly… Continue reading