The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, April 29, 2017 This Week's Paper
Car ramming leads to police chase

On Nov. 25, at around 2:47 a.m., a woman called 911 to report that a friend of hers was intentionally ramming her parked vehicle and trying to break out her vehicle windows in the 300 block of South Ninth Street.

As Tacoma Police responded to the area, the female began yelling that the friend was ramming her vehicle and the suspect fled the scene. Police attempted to make a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle, but the suspect failed to stop. Police from various jurisdictions responded to assist and continued to attempt to stop the vehicle, which was entering into the City of Puyallup.… Read More

City Manager Formally Appoints Directors for Public Works and Planning & Development Services

Tacoma City Manager T.C. Broadnax formally announced the appointments of Kurtis Kingsolver to the position of Public Works director, and Peter Huffman to the position of Planning & Development Services director. Both were serving on an interim basis, and will step into their new roles effective Dec. 2.

“Kurtis brings a solid background in civil engineering and hands-on management experience to our Public Works Department,” said Broadnax. “And Peter’s deep understanding of planning and development issues – as well as the breadth of his experience – make him very well qualified… Read More

Tacoma-based Columbia Bank has announced the launch of its 20-year anniversary campaign to commemorate its two decades of history and legacy of community support in the Pacific Northwest, with a variety of celebrations this December.

Columbia Bank will grant a total of $20,000 to three charities throughout the bank's footprint in Washington and Oregon. Beginning today, the contest will encourage community members to nominate non-profit organizations in an effort to highlight three deserving groups. The first-place winner will receive $10,000 and two second-place winners will each receive… Read More

Spark causes boat fire

At 8:36 p.m. Nov. 24, Tacoma firefighters from station 1,2,4,9 and 14 responded to the Thea Foss Waterway for a reported boat fire. The first arriving company found a fully involved fire in the cabin area of a 39-foot flying bridge cabin cruiser.

Crews made a quick attack to knock the fire down and were able to contain the fire to the boat of origin. There were no injuries to report and one occupant was displaced in the incident. The cause of the fire was an electrical failure in the connection to shore power ignited combustible paneling on the boat.

The fire resulted in an estimated… Read More

The classic holiday story of transformation and redemption, A Christmas Carol, will be presented in downtown Tacoma in a performance that will be both single and singular.

On Sunday, Dec. 1 beginning at 1 p.m. the Knights of Pythias Hall at 926 ½ Broadway will host a free presentation of Charles Dickens’ ghostly holiday tale with a new twist: three experienced voice performers will read an adaptation of the story annotated by the author himself with some additional text restored from the full version, and only one… Read More

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