The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, December 05, 2016 This Week's Paper
Teenage High Priority Offender charged with burglary, theft and eluding

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s office charged Tyler Michael Townsend, 19, with a crime spree that includes 15 different charges.

“Our High Priority Offender Unit focuses resources on criminals who are having a severe impact on our community,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist, “Our goal is to reduce crime and make our community safer.”

On June 29, Townsend was under arrest on a separate incident. Police spoke with him about a series of events. The defendant confessed to numerous crimes at that time and said that he is addicted to methamphetamine. Townsend claims he was doing… Read More

Tall Ships to sail into Tacoma waters

The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit Tacoma's Foss Waterway Seaport Museum Aug. 19 to Aug. 23. The ships will be docked at the Seaport, and will offer free dockside tours to museum visitors presenting their admission sticker or receipt. Cannon battles and sailing excursions will also be presented.

Launched in 1989 to celebrate Washington’s centennial, Lady Washington has appeared in several movies and TV programs, including “Once Upon A Time.” She was designated by the Legislature as Washington State’s official tall ship in 2007. She acts as a tall ship ambassador… Read More

The Attorney General’s Office has announced the filing of a complaint in Pierce County Superior Court alleging campaign finance violations by Port of Tacoma officials, the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce.

The complaint alleges that the port violated RCW 42.17A.555 by using public funds and facilities to litigate against two ballot propositions promoted by the group “Save Tacoma Water.” The AGO… Read More

SR 16 traffic rerouting to being next week

Drivers who use the State Route 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge are encouraged to plan ahead for weekend and weekday delays in late August and early September.

During the weekends of Aug. 26 to 29 and Sept. 9 to 12, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will reduce SR 16 to two lanes in each direction at the Tacoma Narrows Bridge for bridge paving. To keep traffic moving, the eastbound lanes of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will be used to carry both eastbound and westbound traffic across the Narrows.

“Repaving both bridges is quite an undertaking,”… Read More

Fife bans smoking in parks

Fife City Council passed Ordinance 1943 banning all tobacco products, smoking and e-cigarettes/vaping in all public parks at their regular meeting on Aug. 9. The penalty for violations will be a Class 3 Civil Infraction and subject to a $50 fine. The ordinance will take effect Aug. 16.

In banning tobacco products, Fife Mayor Winston Marsh said, “Although a divisive issue for the Parks Board and City Council, the ban was debated thoroughly. I think it comes down to giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy our parks. We have joined a growing number of cities such as Seattle and Tacoma… Read More

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