The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, February 23, 2017 This Week's Paper
Open house on Chambers Creek site plan ppdate set for Nov. 14

Pierce County Parks and Recreation is looking for public input on the 2017 update to the Chambers Creek Regional Park Master Site Plan. Park users, citizens and interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend an open house on Monday, Nov. 14 at the Environmental Services Building, 9850 64th St. W., University Place from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a short 15-minute presentation of a preferred alternative for the 2017 Chambers Creek Regional Park Master Site Plan.  Following the presentation, the public will have the opportunity review the preferred alternative… Read More

Troopers set to inspect commercial trucks on I-5

The Washington State Patrol will be conducting an emphasis on Interstate 5 between Seattle and the Pierce County line this week.  This will include troopers from the Field Operations Bureau and the Commercial Vehicle Division who will focus on commercial vehicle violations, to include left-lane violations and HOV violations and other violations that may be observed.

This emphasis will also include focusing on cars that are driving dangerously around commercial vehicles such as changing lanes in front of a commercial vehicle without allowing adequate room.

The Washington State… Read More

Tacoma mother charged with injecting her young children heroin

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Ashlee Rose Hutt, 24, with three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance to a person under age 18 for injecting her own children with heroin. She’s also charged with three counts of criminal mistreatment in the second degree and three counts of assault of a child in the second degree.

On Nov.10, 2015, three children, ages six, four, and two, were removed from the home of their parents, Ashlee Hutt and Mac McIver. McIver was charged with the same crimes in September.

Investigators from Child Protective services… Read More

Utility commission approves Tacoma LNG corporate structure

The Utilities and Transportation Commission this week approved an all-party settlement agreement with conditions to protect Puget Sound Energy customers related to the company’s proposed liquefied natural gas facility at the Port of Tacoma.

The approval allows PSE’s parent company, Puget Energy, to create a wholly-owned subsidiary, named Puget LNG, LLC. Puget LNG will be a limited liability company, the sole purpose of which will be owning, developing, and financing the Tacoma liquefied natural gas facility. Puget LNG wants to sell LNG as transportation fuel for ships. Puget… Read More

Man sentenced to more than 26 years in prison for 2015 murder

Jonathan Daniel Harris, 30, has been sentenced to 316 months, or 26 years, in prison for the murder of Nichole White in June of 2015. The sentence is the high end of the sentencing range.

Harris pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on July 28. He subsequently made a motion to withdraw his plea of guilty, which the court heard and denied on Aug. 24. Harris also brought a motion for evaluation of his competency, and the court found him to be competent on Oct. 28.

“Mr. Harris knew what he was doing the night he killed Nicole White. And he knew what he was doing when he pled guilty,”… Read More

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