Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian

Lisa Pemberton

The Olympian

Olympia, WA, United States

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Past articles by Lisa:

Here’s what led up to the 75-minute lockdown at Yelm High School

Police were dispatched to Yelm High School at 8:31 a.m. Wednesday. The school was locked down for about 75 minutes. → Read More

Sex offender registers as transient in Thurston County

A Level 2 sex offender has registered as transient in Thurston County. → Read More

Olympia fire crews respond to natural gas leak

Fire crews responded to a natural gas leak reported in downtown Olympia early Thursday, according to Olympia Fire deputy chief Greg Wright. → Read More

She hid under his vehicle while he got arrested. She should have picked a better spot.

Police and federal agents teamed up for the arrest of two people on Tuesday in the 100 block of North B Street in Elma. → Read More

Have you seen this man? He is missing and his family is concerned for his welfare.

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help find a man who has been missing since Monday morning. → Read More

They were looking for a cat. A driver swerved to miss their SUV, and hit one of them.

A 35-year-old Puyallup woman was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with significant head trauma and injuries Monday evening after being hit by a Dodge Durango on Vail Road Southeast. → Read More

Evergreen cancels annual ‘Day of Absence’ event that sparked backlash and protests

After generating race-fueled protests, student unrest and death threats, the annual event known as the Day of Absence/Day of Presence at The Evergreen State College in Olympia has been canceled, college officials say. → Read More

Tumwater City Council appoints new member

After interviewing seven candidates, the Tumwater City Council has appointed a new member. → Read More

Instant Pot issues warning on one of its electric cookers

Instant Pot said it’s received a small number of reports of its Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker overheating and melting. → Read More

Here’s your chance to star in the hit reality TV show ‘Big Brother’

Do you have what it takes to be the next reality TV star? → Read More

5 things to know about this snow business

Here are 5 things you should know about South Sound’s mini Snowmageddon. → Read More

Thurston County Sheriff's Office seeks tips on suspect in burglary case

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help find a suspect. → Read More

Crews rescue man from Black River near Rochester

A 42-year-old man was transported to the hospital after being rescued from the Black River near Rochester on Monday night. → Read More

Robotics team's classroom broken into and vandalized at Capital High School in Olympia

A classroom with electronics and gear for the Olympia Robotics Federation was broken into and vandalized late Sunday or early Monday. → Read More

Woman held at knife point at Aberdeen church, police say

A woman reported that a man held a knife to her throat Monday morning in the kitchen of the Methodist Church at 100 E. Second St. in Aberdeen, police say. → Read More

One injured in Elma apartment complex fire that could be seen from Highway 12

The blaze could be seen from Highway 12, and there were multiple reports of fire and smoke going over the roadway. → Read More

Joe Stohr of Olympia named acting WDFW director

Longtime Olympia resident Joe Stohr, who has served as deputy director of Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) for more than a decade, has been named the agency’s acting director. → Read More

Lacey Police issues Silver Alert on missing man with dementia who recently moved from University Place

Henry R. Mincey, 71, was last seen at 9 a.m. Wednesday. → Read More

Lacey Police ask public to help locate missing woman

Detra D. Burten was located after an alert was sent out by Lacey Police. → Read More

Man arrested after attack on convenience store worker, Lacey Police say

A man was arrested and booked into Thurston County Jail on Wednesday morning after allegedly attacking a convenience store worker, according to Lacey Police Sgt. Jaime Newcomb. → Read More