The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Police seek info regarding gang shooting in Tacoma

On Saturday, August 20th 2016 at approximately 01:50 a.m., Officers who were in the area of 9th and Pacific Avenue and heard multiple shots being fired. The officers responded to the sound and located a victim of a gunshot.  The 21-year-old female had been shot in the leg.  She was transported to St. Joseph’s hospital for treatment. Her medical condition was serious.

A short time later, another gunshot victim was found a short distance away. The 16-year-old male had been shot in the head. He was conscious and able to communicate. He was transported to St. Joseph’s… Read More

Southbound I-5 reduced to two lanes in Tacoma this weekend

Drivers who use southbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma are encouraged to prepare for potential big weekend backups and slowdowns. Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will reduce southbound I-5 to two lanes between Portland Avenue and M Street. The lane reduction will remain in place until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29.

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Road Closures for Asphalt Repairs set for Aug. 29 – 31

Starting Monday, Aug. 29, through Wednesday, Aug. 31, the City of Tacoma’s Street Operations Division will perform street repairs on East Roosevelt Avenue from East Morton to East Sherman streets and East 32nd Street to East Wright Avenue.

Repairs will involve grinding and repaving portions of the street, resulting in a smoother street surface.

On these dates these roads will be completely closed to all traffic. Detours will be in place and local and emergency vehicles will have access to the area via alleyways.  All repairs are weather dependent and rescheduling… Read More

Teenage High Priority Offender charged with burglary, theft and eluding

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s office charged Tyler Michael Townsend, 19, with a crime spree that includes 15 different charges.

“Our High Priority Offender Unit focuses resources on criminals who are having a severe impact on our community,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist, “Our goal is to reduce crime and make our community safer.”

On June 29, Townsend was under arrest on a separate incident. Police spoke with him about a series of events. The defendant confessed to numerous crimes at that time and said that he is addicted to methamphetamine. Townsend claims he was doing… Read More

Tall Ships to sail into Tacoma waters

The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit Tacoma's Foss Waterway Seaport Museum Aug. 19 to Aug. 23. The ships will be docked at the Seaport, and will offer free dockside tours to museum visitors presenting their admission sticker or receipt. Cannon battles and sailing excursions will also be presented.

Launched in 1989 to celebrate Washington’s centennial, Lady Washington has appeared in several movies and TV programs, including “Once Upon A Time.” She was designated by the Legislature as Washington State’s official tall ship in 2007. She acts as a tall ship ambassador… Read More

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