The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 This Week's Paper
Non-peak ferry rates start next month

Non-peak season fare rates start Oct. 1 for Pierce County Ferry passengers. Drivers of passenger vehicles will see their rates decrease from the peak-season rate of $23.85 to the non-peak rate of $18.35, while motorcyclists will see a decrease from $12.95 to $9.95. 

The five-trip pass for vehicles will remain $73.40, while the five-trip pass for motorcycles will remain $39.70. Walk-on passenger rates are the same year-round, and bicycles can be walked on at no extra cost.

The Pierce County Ferry provides service between Steilacoom, Anderson Island and Ketron Island. Non-peak… Read More

Pair arraigned for thefts from senior community

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s office has arraigned Russell Glen Grover, 33, and Adrienne L. Van Arsdale, 33, on charges related to multiple thefts from a senior community called The Lakes.

“Cases like this are why we started our Elder Abuse Unit,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “We are committed to protecting our elders, and we seek long sentences for those who prey upon them.”

Grover is charged with Residential Burglary and four counts of Trafficking Stolen Property in the First Degree. Van Arsdale is charged with one count of Trafficking Stolen Property in the First… Read More

Link to run extended hours for Drake concert


Sound Transit will operate extended hours for Tacoma Link to accommodate crowds leaving the Drake concert tomorrow tonight at the Tacoma Dome.

The last northbound train will depart the Tacoma Dome Station at 11:48 p.m.

The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Complete train and bus schedules are available at soundtransit.org/schedule.

Riders can sign up to receive automatic e-mail service alerts for Tacoma Link, ST Express, Sounder Seattle-Everett, Sounder Seattle-Tacoma, or Link light rail. Rider Alerts… Read More

Man sentenced for the murder of ex-girlfriend’s mother

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has accepted guilty pleas from Austin Richard Moores Nelson, 20, for first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and first-degree animal cruelty. Moores Nelson shot and killed Teresa Ann Ryan, 46, last January.

“Teresa was part of our family,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “She worked in the District Court Clerk’s Office and was especially well-known and well-liked in our courthouse.”

In September 2015, Ryan's daughter began dating Moores Nelson. Ryan learned of the relationship and told Moores Nelson to stay away from her daughter.… Read More

Tacoma’s Firefighters Host Remembrance Ceremony on Sept. 11

Marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11, Tacoma’s firefighters will host a public remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11, 9 a.m., at the Firefighters Memorial, 3301 Ruston Way.

The program will include speeches by City of Tacoma Deputy Mayor Ryan Mello, Tacoma Fire Chief Jim Duggan and Deputy Chief Richard Alles of the Fire Department of the City of New York.


Due to the Downtown to Defiance Event on Sept. 11, northbound Schuster Parkway and northwest bound Ruston Way will be closed. Access to the Firefighters Memorial is open on eastbound Ruston Way via Pearl Street, North Ferdinand… Read More

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