Shelton

Communities Photos: A white Christmas in Shelton Photos: A white Christmas in Shelton(Photo Gallery)
It was a white Christmas in Shelton this year, as shown in these photos from YouNews users manuz and jack360.

According to manuz, the beautiful Christmas morning felt like a movie.

"We all went to sleep with no snow and woke up to a white winter wonderland on Christmas day," manuz writes.
Communities "School days, school days...." "School days, school days...."(Photo Gallery)
School sessions are starting all over the area this week. Do you have a cute "first day of school" pic? Send it to communities@komonews.com with your name and your neighborhood/school and we will post it here!

Editor's note - We are closing this gallery as of 11 a.m.
Communities Photos:  Skokomish River tops its banks Photos: Skokomish River tops its banks(Photo Gallery)
Nicole Fraizer sent us these photos of the flooding Skokomish River along with this note:

These were taken just before the news cameras set up last night in front of polly jacobs lane on Skokomish Valley Rd.
Communities Classic cars roll into Shelton this weekend Classic cars roll into Shelton this weekend
Look out for a parade of classic cars in Shelton this weekend.

The annual Mason County Historical Society Car Show and Ice Cream Social is Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event takes place in downtown Shelton on Franklin Street.
Communities Man accused of killing daughter says he is bipolar Man accused of killing daughter says he is bipolar
HOODSPORT, Wash. -- A man who police believe slit his 5-year-old step-daughter's throat told investigators that he has bipolar disorder and taking medication for his condition.

Peter James Wilson, 29, allegedly admitted to detectives that he killed the girl with a kitchen knife.
Communities New details in Clare Shelswell investigation New details in Clare Shelswell investigation
KOMO 4 reporter Luke Ducey spoke with the Mason County Prosecutor today and has a few new details:

Wilson waived his speedy filing (until July 12th)– meaning they don't have to file charges in 72-hours and can still hold him on the $3-million bail.
Communities Vigil planned in memory of Clare Shelswell Vigil planned in memory of Clare Shelswell
KOMO News has learned a vigil is planned tonight for the 5 year old girl murdered earlier this week near Hoodsport.

Clare Shelswell's step-father, Peter Wilson, is accused of slitting the little girl's throat.
Communities Oxygen levels at record lows along Hood Canal Oxygen levels at record lows along Hood Canal
There are new worries for Hood Canal as the oxygen levels in deep water are at record low levels.

Scientists say not enough new ocean water came into the canal this year, and that amounts to stale water.

Fish watching along the canal is good these days.
Communities Community mourns violent death of young girl Community mourns violent death of young girl
Against the indisputably pristine backdrop of Lake Cushman, strangers saluted the victim of an indisputably ugly crime.

"This just seems impossible that this could have happened," said Annie Richardson.