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Friday, October 09, 2015 This Week's Paper

You thought the boy band revival that most of us never asked for would end after last year's mega pairing of the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys. But not so fast. Today, NKOTB announced they're hitting the road with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men, with a July 9 stop scheduled at the Tacoma Dome.

Tickets for what is being billed as the Package Tour will go on sale to the general public at 10…

When workers at Roger’s Rubber Manufacturing, Inc., in Edgewood, couldn’t put out a fire that started in the building located at 2810 Meridian Ave. E. just after 11 a.m. today, they called 9-1-1.

The fire engine at the station just two blocks away, however, was out on a call at the time. Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue, South King Fire and Rescue and Central Pierce Fire and Rescue arrived to find heavy, black smoke billowing from the side of the building. The firefighters quickly doused the flames.

“We were lucky we caught it early,” says East Pierce Battalion…

We're two weeks away from knowing the lineup for this year's Sasquatch! Music Festival. Today, organizers released details for the announcement party, which will include performances by Built to Spill, Cody Chesnutt and “a very special surprise guest” at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St., in Seattle.

Tickets to that show are free and will be available at the Neptune box office at noon on Feb. 2. There is a limit of two per person.

Tacoma City Councilman Ryan Mello was arrested by a Washington State Trooper Saturday night for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after he reportedly failed field sobriety test, according to a report on and picked up by the New Takoman.

Mello was elected to the Tacoma City Council in 2011 and represents an at-large position.

Mello attended the University of Puget Sound,…

Three Pierce County women who played important roles in a mortgage fraud scheme that crippled the now-defunct Pierce Commercial Bank were sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

All three of the women worked for years with the scheme's ring leader Shawn Portmann, whose fraudulent loans resulted in losses of more than $10 million. Portmann will be sentenced later this month. U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle will determine restitution later this year.

Loan Underwriter Jeanette R. Salsi, 55, of Bonney Lake, was sentenced…

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