The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, July 23, 2016 This Week's Paper

The Washington State Patrol is investigating allegations that the former manager of the State Crime Lab in Cheney mishandled case files and claimed to have completed laboratory case work that was not actually done.

The investigation reveals that at least five cases had been mishandled. The manager resigned from state service during the investigation.

There is no evidence that the alleged misconduct led to any wrongful convictions. The investigation began when those working for the manager raised concerns to the Crime Laboratory Division Commander. Information gathered to date… Read More

Legendary metal band Black Sabbath announced four new tour dates today, including an Aug. 24 stop at Grant County's Gorge Amphitheatre. Live Nation and Ticketmaster will begin selling tickets to the general public on Saturday, April 20, with prices ranging from $45 to $125. But starting today, fans can RSVP, via Facebook, for first shot at buying tickets… Read More

Lowell Porter to lead Emergency Management

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy announced today she has selected Lowell Porter to lead the Department of Emergency Management, saying his 30-plus years of experience in public safety will help ensure the region remains prepared for anything.

Porter spent 25 years with the Washington State Patrol, rising from trooper cadet all the way to chief. He also has held leadership roles with state and national organizations dedicated to traffic safety and improving radio communications.

"Lowell Porter has dedicated his career to improving public safety," Executive McCarthy said. "He… Read More

News Haiku: hail yes

You have asked; and I have answered. The News Haiku is back for the month of April to give a continuous shout out to National Poetry Month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku. Follow the links for the back story.

*Hail in April? yep;
Gotta love the weather here;
Yet no one has hoods.

Now you try it:
Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five "on" respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this isn’t quite right since syllables and “on”… Read More

Country duo American Young will headline the KMPS-FM (94.1) showcase at the Spring Fair in Puyallup. Their performance is schedule for 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Western Washington Fairgrounds, 110 Ninth Ave., SW, in Puyallup, organizers announced today.

Comprised of Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson, the duo had written songs for Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and others before branching out with their own band.

The show is free with fair admission. Tickets are available at at participating Fred Meyer stores, Safeway stores, and South Hill Mall for $7.50 for adults and… Read More

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