The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, July 23, 2016 This Week's Paper
Man charged with murder for April stabbing

Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Jose Jonael Ayala Reyes, 24, with Murder in the First Degree for the stabbing of Samuel Cruces Vasquez in April of this year. Bail was set at $2,000,000 at the arraignment.

“Our gang unit has successfully reduced gang violence, and we are continuing to vigorously prosecute gang crimes,” said Prosecutor Lindquist. “Gang violence in Pierce County leads nowhere but prison.”

According to reports, on April 28, at about 11:19 p.m., Tacoma Police Department patrol officers were dispatched to 7850 S. Trafton St. and found Samuel Cruces Vasquez… Read More

Prairie Line Trail Historic Interpretation Project Community Meeting on July 21

The City of Tacoma is holding a community meeting regarding the Prairie Line Trail Historic Interpretation Project on Thursday, July 21, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Washington State History Museum (1911 Pacific Ave.) during the Third Thursday Art Walk. The public is invited to come meet the project team, share what the Prairie Line Trail means to them, and participate in discussions about the project. Free refreshments will be available.  Input on the project can also be provided by completing a brief survey.

This project will draw on historic resources and community input… Read More

Residents Invited to Celebrate the Thea Foss Waterway at Maritime Fest

The City of Tacoma is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of a historically significant cleanup effort on the Thea Foss Waterway. The cleanup and continuing work has been the topic of events being held throughout the year and is culminating with a Critical Mass Paddle& Row event starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday July 17, at Waterway Park (2104 East D St.). This paddle parade will lead down the waterway and end at the Tacoma Maritime Fest (705 Dock St.) for a special City led presentation taking place on the main stage from noon-12:30 p.m.

This main stage presentation will honor… Read More

Associated Ministries transfers Hunger Walk to Emergency Food Network

Hungry neighbors in need throughout Pierce County will receive more than 50,000 pounds of food as a result from the Pierce County Hunger Walk.

Emergency Food Network reports that 34 percent of households are low-income in Pierce County. In 2015, food banks and meal sites responded to 1.4 million visits from residents in need and more than 50 percent of people seeking assistance were working families with children as well as seniors. Through partnership with 70 food programs in Pierce County, Emergency Food Network provides a much needed safety net for these families and individuals… Read More

The friends and family members of 37 individuals who died in Pierce County have one last opportunity to reclaim their remains. The list of individuals can be found below and at the Medical Examiner's website.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner plans to scatter unclaimed ashes on the waters of Puget Sound in August. Ashes being scattered are from individuals who died between 1998 and 2015.

The Medical Examiner’s office will board a Pierce County Sherriff’s boat to respectfully scatter remains that have gone unclaimed. “Everything possible is done to find the next of kin or… Read More

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