The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, February 07, 2016 This Week's Paper
Man charged in murder at Tacoma convenience store

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Robert Deshawn Grott, 29, with murder in the first degree for the shooting death of Julian Jemar Thomas, 23, at a Tacoma convenience store earlier this week. Grott’s brother, Rashaad Dominique Grott, 22, has been charged with rendering criminal assistance in the first degree for driving him to California after the murder. Bench warrants have been issued for their arrests.

"We are all sick and tired of violence like this," said Lindquist. "The defendant fired 46 rounds. We are taking him off the streets for as long as…

Metro Parks invites public to help establish its priorities for next 6 years

Every six years, Metro Parks Tacoma establishes program priorities for future improvements of services provided to the community by creating a Mission Led Comprehensive Plan.

Community input is the cornerstone of the entire process, so the park district is inviting citizens to take part in one of four community forums Feb. 24 and 25 around the park district to help it interpret results of recent data collection and determine next steps.

“It’s a very powerful exercise,” said Roxanne Miles, business and performance manager for Metro Parks. “This is how we decide…

Tahoma Audubon’s 47th Annual celebration set for Feb. 18

The Tahoma Audubon's 47th Annual celebration will be held on Feb. 18 from 5-8pm. This year, the event will be held at the Museum of Glass.

There is no cost to attend the event or enter the museum. The hotshop and galleries will be open to the public.

The event will include a social hour followed by a the formal program in the theater.

The society will elect new board members, present three special volunteer awards, hear a short report, and have an opportunity to recognize its special guest, founding President Helen Engle for her 90th birthday.

Seating is limited so…

Tacoma Police seek shooting suspect

At 12:41 p.m. on Feb. 1, at the AM/PM at 3601 South Center St., a man fired multiple rounds into the victim who died at the scene.  The suspect was described as a black male, mid 20’s, 5’ 9” with a medium build, green hat with yellow writing on it, longer hair,  gray hoodie, black cargo type pants, and black shoes, similar to Chuck Taylor Converse shoes. 

The suspect approached and left the scene riding a skateboard which was recovered nearby. Suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, please call 911.

Tacoma Link to run on extended hours for AC/DC concert, Saturday for Black Sabbath

Last northbound train will leave Tacoma Dome before midnight to accommodate concert goers

Sound Transit will operate extended hours for Tacoma Link to accommodate crowds leaving the AC/DC concert tonight at the Tacoma Dome and the Black Sabbath concert Saturday, Feb. 6.

The last northbound train tonight and Saturday will depart the Tacoma Dome Station at 11:36 p.m.

Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

Complete train and bus schedules are available at

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