The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, December 03, 2016 This Week's Paper
Vigils set for tonight for fallen officer

The first of two candlelight vigils for the Tacoma Police officer, who was shot and killed last night when he was responding to a domestic violence call, will be held at 5 p.m. today at The Tacoma Police Department's District 4 Substation, 400 E. 56th St.

A second vigil will start at 8 p.m. today at Sheridan Elementary School, 5317 McKinley Ave. E.

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Tacoma police officer dies after being shot at domestic violence call, suspect later killed

A Tacoma police officer died Wednesday night after being shot while responding to a domestic violence call in Tacoma’s Eastside neighborhood.

The officer has not been identified, although it is known that he was a 45-year-old man who was a 17-year veteran of the department. He was rushed to Tacoma General Hospital following the shooting to undergo surgery but later died of his injuries.

The unnamed shooter, described as a 38-year-old man, barricaded himself in the house for 12 hours, reportedly using two children as human shields when law enforcement agencies responded to the… Read More

Broadnax on short list for Dallas job

Tacoma City Manager T.C. Broadnax is being considered for the post of city manager of Dallas, according to Texas media outlets.

Broadnax, who left San Antonio, Texas to become Tacoma’s top administrator in 2012, is set to meet with community members and elected officials in Dallas Dec. 6 alongside and four other candidates for the Dallas position.
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County Council passes 2017 budget

After months of negotiation and discussion, the Pierce County Council voted unanimously to adopt the County’s 2017 operating and capital budgets. The new budget will take effect Jan. 1, 2017.

A large focus of the 2017 budget is public safety, court programs and several agency evaluations to be conducted by the Performance Audit Committee.

In the public safety and court programs areas, funding was appropriated for:

  • Five additional Deputy Sheriff positions.
  • Matching grant monies for a position in the… Read More
World’s largest log carrier visits Tacoma

The Olive Bay, reputed to be the world’s largest single-deck bulk/log carrier, arrived Thursday at The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s West Hylebos log terminal in Tacoma.

The terminal, operated by Seattle-based Merrill & Ring Forest Products, welcomed Pacific Basin Shipping’s Olive Bay, the largest ship in the Chinese log business to call the West Coast.

Built in 2015 specifically to carry logs, the ship is 650 feet long and 105 feet wide. It can hold up to 8 million board feet of logs, which is significantly more than the 5 million board foot of most of log ships visit… Read More

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