The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, October 24, 2016 This Week's Paper

The Daily Mashup is a way to stay informed about the news around the 253 between publication dates of the Tacoma Weekly. Learn about band releases, events, breaking news and the latest from the blogosphere.

High Priority Offender sentenced to 40 years in prison

Michael Walter Wood, 57, a defendant with 13 prior felony convictions, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. He was convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop while armed with a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree.

“Getting career criminals off the street makes our community safer,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

On Dec. 21, 2015, deputies served a search warrant on Wood's car and residence after an undercover narcotics investigation by the Pierce County Sheriff’s… Read More

Recent ‘Net Nanny’ sting tallies first guilty verdict

The first jury trial for a subject arrested during the Washington State Patrol’s Operation Net Nanny has concluded in Pierce County with a verdict of guilty.

Darcy Racus, 51, was found guilty on one count of Attempted Rape of a Child 1st Degree and one count of Communicating with a Minor for Immoral Purposes. Racus was arrested on Dec. 17, 2015, after answering an online ad posted by undercover detectives assigned to the State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Children Task Force. During internet and telephone conversations Racus expressed his desire to engage in sexual activities with… Read More

Road work to close I-705 on ramps next week

The Tacoma’s Street Operations Division will perform street repairs on Interstate 705 southbound from the Schuster Parkway and Stadium Way on-ramps located underneath Fireman’s Park. The on-ramp from southbound Schuster Parkway onto I-705 and the on-ramp from southbound Stadium Way onto I-705 will be closed Friday, Oct. 28 and again on Friday, Nov. 4. Closures on both dates will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  

The repairs will involve grinding and replacing the asphalt, resulting in a smoother ride and preserved street surface. All repairs are weather dependent and rescheduling… Read More

Chamber sets annual meeting on Oct. 25

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber will celebrate local leadership and the Pierce County business community while reviewing the chamber’s accomplishments at the 2016 Annual Meeting at Hotel Murano’s Bicentennial Pavilion at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 25.

This is an opportunity to learn more about how the chamber is making an impact on the business community while building stronger connections between members, community leaders, and organizations within the region. This is also a chance to get an inside look at the chamber's five-year strategic plan regarding business growth and sustainability… Read More

Center for Minority Business Development Now Open

The City of Tacoma received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce this year to support the operation of a Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center. The MBDA helps minority-owned businesses by facilitating access to capital, contracts and export opportunities. The MBDA business center at the City of Tacoma is part of a national network of funded centers located in major cities throughout the United States, and is now fully operational and ready to serve the minority-owned business community.

“MBDA business centers have a proven track record… Read More

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