The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, October 28, 2016 This Week's Paper
NWSA to launch mobile apps to speed up cargo flow, reduce idling-related air emissions

The Northwest Seaport Alliance will launch two new mobile applications early November to help speed the flow of containers through port facilities and along local freight corridors, reduce idling-related air emissions and save fuel.

The apps were designed specifically for, and in partnership with, the port industry to align with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicle Freight Advanced Traveler Information System architecture and StrongPorts initiative.

DrayQ is the first mobile app in the market to use Bluetooth technology to provide real-time estimates of drayage… Read More

High Priority Offender sentenced to 40 years in prison

Michael Walter Wood, 57, a defendant with 13 prior felony convictions, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. He was convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop while armed with a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree.

“Getting career criminals off the street makes our community safer,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

On Dec. 21, 2015, deputies served a search warrant on Wood's car and residence after an undercover narcotics investigation by the Pierce County Sheriff’s… Read More

Recent ‘Net Nanny’ sting tallies first guilty verdict

The first jury trial for a subject arrested during the Washington State Patrol’s Operation Net Nanny has concluded in Pierce County with a verdict of guilty.

Darcy Racus, 51, was found guilty on one count of Attempted Rape of a Child 1st Degree and one count of Communicating with a Minor for Immoral Purposes. Racus was arrested on Dec. 17, 2015, after answering an online ad posted by undercover detectives assigned to the State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Children Task Force. During internet and telephone conversations Racus expressed his desire to engage in sexual activities with… Read More

Road work to close I-705 on ramps next week

The Tacoma’s Street Operations Division will perform street repairs on Interstate 705 southbound from the Schuster Parkway and Stadium Way on-ramps located underneath Fireman’s Park. The on-ramp from southbound Schuster Parkway onto I-705 and the on-ramp from southbound Stadium Way onto I-705 will be closed Friday, Oct. 28 and again on Friday, Nov. 4. Closures on both dates will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  

The repairs will involve grinding and replacing the asphalt, resulting in a smoother ride and preserved street surface. All repairs are weather dependent and rescheduling… Read More

Chamber sets annual meeting on Oct. 25

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber will celebrate local leadership and the Pierce County business community while reviewing the chamber’s accomplishments at the 2016 Annual Meeting at Hotel Murano’s Bicentennial Pavilion at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 25.

This is an opportunity to learn more about how the chamber is making an impact on the business community while building stronger connections between members, community leaders, and organizations within the region. This is also a chance to get an inside look at the chamber's five-year strategic plan regarding business growth and sustainability… Read More

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