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..... L._ L..U.IL.. l ............. L= ......... =: ...... .... Union couple charged in baby assault By NATALIE JOHNSON natalie@masoncounty, com A Union couple pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges they beat and starved their 2-m0nth-01d child. Chad Allen Lester Tibbits, 21, and Katarina M. Shivers, 20, were arrested Monday evening on suspi- cion of assault of a child in the first degree and criminal mistreatment in the first degree. Both made their first appear- ances in Mason County Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon, where they were formally charged, entered their pleas and were each granted $75,000 bail. While neither has any violent criminal history, Mason County Prosecutor Mike Dorcy cited the "devastating injuries" to the child when asking for bail. According to court documents, the two defendants are charged with intentionally committing as- sault against the child and crimi- nally mistreating the child, or "withholding any of the basic neces- sities of life," between Feb. 22 and April 28. The maximum penalty for assault in the first degree against a child is life in prison. According to probable cause documents prepared by the Mason County Sheriffs Office, occupants of the home where Shivers and Tib- bits lived called 911 at 11:50 p.m. on April 28 reported that a baby was "barely breathing." Medic units responded and called law enforcement when they found signs of abuse. The 66-day-old baby was taken first to Mason General Hospital, then airlifted to Harborview Medi- cal Center with head trauma and a fractured skull, fractured ribs, legs, bruising, dehydration, one collapsed lung and one partially collapsed lung, and other injuries and chronic conditions. Some of the injuries showed in- juries of healing, according to court documents. The child, who is also under- weight due to "chronic nutritional neglect," according to the probable cause report, is now recovering at Seattle Children's Hospital, Dorcy said. According to court documents, Tibbits and Shivers told detectives that the baby caused many of her own injuries. Doctors at Harborview Medical Center concluded that the parent's explanations for the baby's injuries were "unreasonable." don't let your bank slow00 you d'ow'n, The 48-Hour Loan 'Response. Now when you apply for a home equity loan from KeyBank, you not only get a great rate, you get .s,o. . a fast response. It's The 48-Hour 3 9aAeR O/o Loan Response. Just another reason to turn to Key. 1ST LIEN HOME EQUITY LOAN go to key.com/home KeyBank We will be in touch with you within 48 hours or 2 business days regarding the status of your application. 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The payment example does not include amounts for taxes and premiums for mluired insurance. Hazard and (if applicable) flood insurance are required on the real property securing the loan. Closing cost waiver applies on loan applications of $250,000.00 or less. NY loans over $250,000 pay mortgage tax ranging from $0.50 to $2.80 per $100 total loan amount. 1' 2014 KeyCorp. KeyBank is Member FDIC.  Liquor board releases pot lottery results Mason County list has 12 applicants By NATALIE JOHNSON natalie@masoncounty, com Retail sellers of Cannabis are one step closer to opening shop in Mason County. Eleven Mason County and one Shelton applicant were ranked, in order, to receive retail-sales license from the Washington state Liquor Control Board. The board posted results Friday of the rank of applicants for licenses to operate retail stores selling marijua- na products. However, the applicants at the top of the lottery-generated list will not automatically receive licenses. The Liquor Control Board will use the lists to continue its licensing pro- cess. "If an applicant is within the maxi- mum allotted number of stores allot- ted for that jurisdiction but fails to pass the licensing process, the (Liquor Control Board) will withdraw the ap- plication and move to the next license application on the list," according to a statement from the Liquor Control Board. Applicants will need to meet all state and local requirements for re- tail Cannabis sellers before they re- ceive licenses. Mason County is allowed five retail locations. Mason County had 12 retail license applicants. The only one in Shelton city limits, Tidehaven Recreation, which listed its location in the 100 block of Third Street, was not in- cluded in the overall Mason County lottery and will be considered sepa- rately. The 11 applicants in rural Mason County include the following, in or- der from first to last in the rankings: The Root Cellar, in the 23000 block of state Route 3 in Belfir; EZ Daze, for two locations in Allyn; Belfair Marijuana Depot, in the 25000 block of Northeast stateRoute 3 in Belfair; Bomar Holdings in the 23000 block of Northeast state Route 3 in Belfair; CBD Associates, in the 900 block of East Johns Prairie Road; Green Lady, in the 11000 block of North U.S. Highway 101; Green House, in the 24000 block of Northeast state Route 3 in Belfair; OLERX, in the 100 block of Northeast state Route 300; Fanta- sy Flowers, in the 6600 block of West Shelton Matlock Road and Washing- ton Cannabis Outlet on Southeast Lynch Road. The lottery took place from April 21-25 and was conducted by the So- cial and Economic Sciences Research Center at Washington State Univer- sity and the Kraght-Snell account- ing firm of Seattle, which handles accounting for the Washington State Lottery. A Liquor Control Board spokesman says stores will start opening in July. As of April 30, the agency has is- sued 25 producer and processor li- censes. TEAM NANNO PRESENTS: 3rd Annual Mother's Day Dash 2014 Sunday May 1 lth 4 miles - Walk or Run Day of Race registration begins at 7:30am Dash begins 8:30am Shehon High School Proceeds benefit the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research RJvkin For additional info, call: (360) 481-0207 MothersDayDash@HCC.net