The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 This Week's Paper
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

Sprinker set to host Regional U.S. Figure Skating Championships

See spins, jumps and beautiful choreography during the 2014 Northwest Pacific Regional U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Sprinker Recreation Center from Oct. 5-8.

The championships will feature hundreds of regional skaters, some of whom will compete for a qualifying spot in the 2014 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships. Skaters come from Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming and Montana.

This is the first time the newly renovated Sprinker Recreation Center and the Lakewood Figure Skating Club have hosted the Regional Figure Skating Championships since 2000. The schedule… Read More

An octopus seems to be hugging temple

A giant octopus and pool of lotus blossoms are bursting from an alley in a Tacoma neighborhood.

Come see the scene for yourself at the dedication of a new mural at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple. The artwork is on the temple’s rear wall on Court D near 27th Street, three blocks up from the University of Washington Tacoma campus.

Artist Chelsea O’Sullivan has created a magical scene incorporating aquatic, Asian and Buddhist themes. A cherry blossom tree stretches its arms over a serene body of water, where lotus blossoms float and grace the tips of… Read More

Inspired in part by the tragic 2011 shooting death of Billy Ray Shirley – a teen from Tacoma’s Eastside Neighborhood who had been outspoken about the need for healthy, safe activities for local youth – the City of Tacoma has partnered with Metro Parks, the Tacoma Housing Authority and the Tacoma School District to conduct a feasibility study for a new Eastside community center. This study, which is expected to be completed in early 2014, will address service gaps and community needs in the areas of health and recreation activities, social gathering spaces, and educational… Read More

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