The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 This Week's Paper
City settles EPA violation claim

According to EPA, the City of Tacoma shipped 750 gallons of used oil contaminated with PCBs from the city’s landfill to Emerald Services, an oil recycling and reuse company. The city did not know that the used oil was contaminated with PCBs before they shipped the oil. Emerald Services found the problem during their routine oil testing and was able to trace the PCB-contaminated oil to the City’s shipment.

But the oversight cost the city $40,000 in a settlement.

“Today’s settlement should serve as a reminder that handling used oil requires attention to the requirements designed… Read More

Last weekend’s Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson concert at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy was called off due to severe weather, the first show to be called off at the venue for that reason in 27 years. Full refunds are available by returning tickets to the point of purchase, promoter Live Nation announced. Today, they are expected to have more specific instructions for fans that bought tickets directly from the Gorge box office. More information is available by calling Ticketmaster at 1 (800) 745-3000.

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Jason Aldean set list

Country hit maker Jason Aldean just wrapped up a few minutes ago at the Tacoma Dome. Check back later, and we’ll have gallery of photos from Weekly freelancer, Bill Bungard. Meanwhile, here’s what Aldean played during his 90-minute set.

Crazy Town

Take a Little Ride

Tattoos on This Town

When She Says Baby

The Truth

Fly Over States

Texas Was You

Johnny Cash

Amarillo Sky

Night Train


Don’t You Wanna Stay (with a very convincing Kelly Clarkson hologram)

Tennessee River (Alabama)

Big Green… Read More

Multiple Charges Arise From Killing in Stadium District

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Jeremy Bennett, 17, and Andrew Boyd, 18, with Murder in the First Degree and Robbery in the First Degree, in the death of Lawrence F. Howse, 54, a resident of Tacoma’s Stadium District. Bennett has also been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the Second Degree.

Titeana Bankston, 20, and Jheri Flood, 24, were charged with Rendering Criminal Assistance in the First Degree for helping Boyd and Jeremy hide and destroy evidence after the murder.

Boyd and Jaron Bennett, 24, Jeremy’s brother, have also been charged… Read More

AMOCAT to say goodbye, sort of

Morgan Alexander plans to close the AMOCAT Cafe so he can focus more on his beer-brewing arm, Tacoma Brewing Co.

"Friends, thank you for your support over the past three plus years," he posted on the AMOCAT Facebook page today. "It has been a fun ride and I'm glad I had the chance to fulfill the longtime obsession of running a coffee shop. For me, the best part was meeting so many awesome people. As many of you know, I have been pursuing another longtime obsession: making beer. To this end, I have recently made the not so easy decision to close Amocat and dedicate 100 percent of my time… Read More

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