The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 This Week's Paper
Man charged with decapitation murders of two Tacoma women

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Matthew Ryan Leupold, 32, with two counts of aggravated murder and first degree arson for the brutal deaths of Theresa Greenhalgh, 31, and Mary Buras, 22.

Because of the nature of the crime, this is a potential death penalty case.

“Before I make a decision on the death penalty, we will gather as much information as possible about the defendant, the victims, and the surrounding circumstances,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “We always want to make the right decisions for the right reasons."

On Jan. 6, just before… Read More

Tacoma’s MLK Jr. event ‘Beloved Community’ set for Jan. 16

The theme of the City of Tacoma’s 29th annual event on Jan. 16, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is “Beloved Community”. The event begins at 11 a.m., with doors opening at 10 a.m., in the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

“In Dr. King’s vision of the ‘Beloved Community’, poverty, hunger, homelessness and discrimination in all forms, will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it,” said City Events and Recognition Committee Chairwoman Erin Lee. “The… Read More

Public Meeting Regarding Marine View Mine Proposal set for Jan. 12

A Conditional Use Permit request was received by the City of Tacoma on Dec. 21 for the removal of 400,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel material from an existing extraction site on Marine View Drive that has been utilized intermittently for this purpose as recently as the mid-1990s.

During a public meeting at 5:30 p.m.on Jan. 12 in the Tacoma Municipal Building Council Chambers, 747 Market St., information will be shared with the community about the proposed project and staff will gather community comments for further review.

"This is the first step in the process of a thorough… Read More

Annie Wright Schools to start boys high school program

Annie Wright Schools plan to launch a new program for high school boys starting in the 2017-18 school year. Complementing Annie Wright’s co-ed Lower and Middle Schools and all-girls’ Upper School, this program will extend Annie Wright’s inquiry-based experience to high school boys.

The Upper School for Boys, based on Annie Wright’s current Upper School for Girls but specifically designed for the ways boys learn, will extend Annie Wright’s expertise in single-gender education. Drawing on Annie Wright’s traditions while providing innovative and… Read More

Tacoma Power sends crew to help with California storm repairs

Four, four-person crews from Tacoma Power will drive to northern California to help the region recover from storms and flooding that have left many without power.
Through a mutual aid request, Pacific Gas and Electric said it needs help from up to 50 crews from other western U.S. utilities. Tacoma Power crews will drive 550 miles to a gathering area in Humboldt County, near Eureka. They’ll get some rest and begin work tomorrow morning.

Tacoma Power will send a total of 17 employees, four bucket trucks, two derricks and four pickups. 

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