The long stalemate between the Thurston County Sheriff and County Commissioners has finally ended. The new $48 million jail will soon open after four years of sitting empty -- at cost to taxpayers of nearly $2 million.
Keith Eldridge has been a reporter-anchor with KOMO 4 News since 1983. Keith handles the South Sound Newscenter covering the entire southern region of Washington from Sea-Tac Airport to the Oregon border to the Pacific Ocean.
Recent stories by Keith Eldridge
One state lawmaker believes if the NFL is going to continue fining Marshawn Lynch, that money should at least go to charity. Legislation was introduced to do just that.
The mother of a runaway teen is being credited with breaking up a Puget Sound human-trafficking ring.
A little girl who survived a head-on crash with a suspected drunk driver now has a steel plate in her head, but is expected to recover fully.
A grieving family is pleading for help in catching their son's killer. A Thursday night shooting in Federal Way took the life of 19-year-old Erik Reynaga, and police say it started with a rolling altercation that erupted into gunfire.
The Cannabis Patient Protection Act found little support among cannabis patients Thursday as lawmakers considered the proposal for overhauling the state's medical marijuana system.
The US Army got an earful Wednesday as community members warned of the dire consequences to the local economy if 11,000 soldiers leave Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
A Fife High School student claims her former junior high school teacher wanted her to come over and "cuddle."
Grieving family members and friends fought back tears Monday as they urged state lawmakers to make it easier to commit their loved ones before more lives are lost.
Ground was broken this week on a tsunami-proof school building on the coast at Westport. It is the first of its kind in North America.
Biologists are trying figure out why there's a mass starvation of Cassin's auklets along the West Coast. The number could reach as high as 100,000.
A Cowlitz County sheriff's officer says a woman is dead after an Amtrak passenger train hit her car at a crossing south of Kelso, Washington.
A donation jar thief had employees of a local Quiznos hot on his trail using Facebook to get his face out there. It worked. Tips came flying in and police identified the suspect within hours. Employees say the man called the store to apologize saying he thought he was stealing the tip jar, not a box meant to go for children battling cancer. They say his parents even offered to donate $100 to the charity.
Foster families are under a new mandate that everyone in their house needs a flu shot if they have foster kids under two years of age.
The union representing nurses at two local hospitals is suing MultiCare over mandatory flu shots for all employees. There is the risk of losing their jobs if they don't comply.
Stories of heroism are emerging from the floods and mudslides that hit Grays Harbor County early this week, and for the first time the people who survived those terrifying moments are telling their story.
Penny the dog flew home Friday night after undergoing a 6,000-mile journey across the country.
Some residents along the Ruston waterfront are fired up because a cargo ship is tied up right in front of their homes and running engines around the clock. One resident told us she can't sleep at night because of the noise.
Beach erosion has forced the mayor of Ocean Shores to declare a state of emergency.
An evening of drinking among friends in Shelton turned deadly with an 80-year-old man now in jail claiming self defense. The Mason County prosecutor hasn't decided yet whether to charge a crime.
The top law enforcers of Lewis County are making bold statements regarding the recently enacted 'gun background check' initiative 594.
A Gig Harbor police officer thought he might die as a shoplifting suspect dragged him with the suspect's car. The surveillance video showed it all. Sgt. Fred Douglas survived and helped put two brothers in jail.
Another vacation home has fallen prey to the Pacific Ocean at Washaway Beach in Pacific County. Around 3:30 in the afternoon the house growned and then tipped on its side. Half was in the water, half still on the bank. That makes three homes in a week
Church members in Grayland on the Washington coast are at a loss as to why someone would break in and steal their 8-foot cross. A couple of Christmas banners were also taken, but everything else of value was left behind.
Four-year-old Howie Koch was honored with a huge police presence Thursday after losing his battle to cancer.