The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, May 29, 2017 This Week's Paper
State Supreme Court upholds death penalty in 1997 murder case

The Washington State Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for Cecil Emile Davis, 57. Davis was found guilty of aggravated murder in Pierce County Superior Court and sentenced to death for the murder of Yoshiko Couch.
Davis raped, robbed, and killed Couch in her home in 1997 and was sentenced to death. His first death sentence was set aside for error in 2004. In 2007 the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office successfully sought the death penalty again and that sentence was affirmed by the Washington State Supreme Court on direct appeal.  Today’s decision pertains to a second… Read More

NWSA year-to-date container volumes grow 8 percent

For the month of April, total container volumes remained steady as the new ocean carrier alliance deployments took effect, resulting in 0.5 percent growth over the same month last year. Year-to-date volumes were up 8 percent.

April international container volumes performed well. At 110,821 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units), full imports grew 6 percent compared to April 2016, as retailers continued to rebuild inventory levels and a favorable market outlook fueled import demand. Full exports were up 1 percent to 77,558 TEUs. Empty exports grew 81.5 percent as ocean carriers began repositioning… Read More

Kid’s Day at Tacoma Historical Society

Did you know that Tacoma's Browns Point Lighthouse is not the typical round lighthouse but it is square? Tacoma Historical Society is having a FREE kid's event this Saturday, May 20, where kids can make their own square lighthouse and decorate seashells.

Please call if you would like to attend 253.472.3738. And you can explore our current exhibit on "Northeast Tacoma" and learn all about the lighthouse and its keepers. The society is located at located at 919 Pacific Ave.

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday May 29: Memorial Day Observation 11:00 at… Read More
Tacoma Partners to Provide Crisis Text Line in Tacoma

Tacoma is the first city in Washington State to enter into a keyword partnership with Crisis Text Line.

The City entered into the partnership this month as part of its efforts to address mental health needs in the community and raise awareness during Mental Health Awareness Month.

The service is available for anyone suffering from a family crisis, domestic violence, sexual assault, anxiety, depression, self-harm, stress, eating disorders, bullying, LGBTQ issues and more.

The crisis text line rapidly assess situations using an algorithm that analyzes words in… Read More

FBI, police want your help in search for fugitive

The FBI and Tacoma Police Department are seeking the public’s help in locating a fugitive whom investigators believe is responsible for murders in the Tacoma, Washington area. Santiago “Pucho” Villalba Mederos, 25, may be in Mexico and speaks both English and Spanish. Mederos is known to have family living in the Las Grutas, Guerrero and Cuernavaca, Morelos areas of Mexico and also has ties to Washington State.

A reward of up to $20,000 is offered for information that leads to the arrest and extradition of Mederos.

Mederos is a member of the Eastside Lokotes Sureno (ELS)… Read More

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