The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 This Week's Paper
Learn the lost art of stick shifting at car museum this weekend

Hagerty, the largest classic car insurer in the world, will have classic cars on hand at LeMay: America's Car Museum on Saturday to provide teens and young adults with the increasingly rare opportunity to receive hands-on instruction about manual-shift transmissions on how to drive some of the most iconic classic cars on the road.

Students will learn the lost art of operating a stick shift on a closed-course.

First introduced in 2011, the Hagerty Driving Experience has introduced hundreds of teens to the… Read More

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

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

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