The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, February 23, 2017 This Week's Paper
Weed burning sets off commercial structure fire

At 3:55 p.m. yesterday Tacoma firefighters from stations 2,7,8,9,12,16,17 and CP 6-3 responded to a reported commercial structure fire at 6234 South Tacoma Way.

The first arriving engine company found heavy flames and smoke showing from the roof of the one-story tavern business. Initially crews mounted an interior attack, but moved to a defensive strategy as the well-entrenched fire compromised the structural stability of the building. A single employee was in the business at the time of the fire, and was able to escape without harm

The cause of the fire was determined to be embers… Read More

In an effort to limit road closures, organizers of the Celebration of Military Service Parade have designated a route heading south on Pacific Avenue, beginning at 13th Street and ending at 24th Street from 6-7:30 p.m.
Pacific Avenue, from 9th to 24th streets, will close for parade staging from 5–7:30 p.m. Staging will also occur on Court A, and 11th and 12th streets.
Traffic may cross Pacific Avenue at 13th, 15th and 21st streets before 6 p.m., and detours around the parade route include South 26th, 25th, ‘A’ and ‘D’ streets, as well as Commerce, Dock… Read More

Motorists traveling along 52nd Street East between 66th Avenue East and Pioneer Way East near Fife should expect long delays from 6 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 as crews resurface the roadway.
The two-lane road will be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic. Flaggers will be on-site to direct traffic. Motorists are advised to find an alternative route, as delays could last up to 20 minutes. Shorter delays are also expected at the intersections of 66th Avenue East and 52nd Street East, and Pioneer Way East and 52nd Street East.
“The contractor will… Read More

Work starts on landslide solutions for Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor

Work is underway to help stabilize slopes and stop landslides along the Pacific Northwest’s only north-south passenger rail corridor. One project site is along Point Defiance.

During long periods of heavy rain, rail line owner BNSF Railway temporarily suspends passenger rail service to ensure safety when a landslide occurs or a high-level threat of landslide exists. Alternate transportation is provided when rail service is suspended by landslides.

Between November 2012 and early January 2013, landslides cancelled a record number of daily trips. The Washington State Department… Read More

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department formally commissioned its new patrol boat today. The vessel is named "Kent Mundell" to honor the fallen deputy.

Mundell was killed in a gunfight in 2009 with a drunken man at a home outside Eatonville.

“It was just an opportunity to have a long-lasting memorial for Kent,” said Lt. Jerry Lawrence.

Mundell never worked with the 20-member marine services unit, Lawrence said. But some in that unit are primarily assigned to the Mountain Detachment, where Mundell was based.

The 36-foot vessel has been in service since May and… Read More

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