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Robert James Morrison on Sept. 8 entered a plea of not guilty to all charges during a brief arraignment at the Norm Maleng Justice Center in Kent.
Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. I was a young reporter in Upstate New York that day and it's still almost as vivid today as it was a decade and a half ago. A version of this column ran in The Courier-Herald in 2011 and it has been edited for inclusion this week.
Martial arts instructor charged with child rape, suspect operated Lee’s Martial Arts studio in Renton and Maple Valley
The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged Robert James Morrison, 42, of Bellevue, Aug. 26 with one count of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and three counts of rape of a child in the third degree. He was arrested Aug. 24 in Renton at Lee's Martial Arts Academy LLC where he is an instructor and he is listed as the sole governing person for the corporation. Morrison also operated a martial arts studio in Maple Valley.
Bonney Lake will play Hazen at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Auburn Mountainview High, located at 28900 124th Ave. SE, Auburn.
This year's Panthers varsity team contains two sets of twin sisters: seniors Dani and Lindsey Downing and sophomores Kayla and Jessyka Seger. Though both sets of twins are fraternal and not identical — meaning they can't necessarily try to confuse opposing defenders trying to cover the team — each of the girls said it has been helpful having someone on the team they have known literally all of their lives.
Over the past decade or so, East Pierce Fire and Rescue, through a series of annexations and mergers has grown to one of the larger regional fire districts in the area.
If the already-drained Lake Tapps water level seems a bit lower this week, that's because it is.
Construction is expected to begin this summer on the "missing link" of roadway that will lead to the Tehaleh development south of the Bonney Lake city limits.
The time has come for me once again to part with Bonney Lake and East Pierce County, an area that has become something of a second home to me over the past decade.
The loss drops Bonney Lake to 5-4 in the South Puget Sound North 3A and 8-6 overall.
Lakes went out fast, doubling up Bonney Lake 22-11 in the first quarter to give them a lead they would never relinquish.
Over the past 10 years, millions of dollars in federal transportation money has been farmed out to the cities in Pierce County by the County Council - in the most recent two-year cycle alone, the county disbursed $21 million.
The Bonney Lake Police Department is preparing the 2013 version of its popular Citizens Academy program, set to begin in March.
The Panthers bested Clover Park on Tuesday, but fell to Auburn Mountainview on Thursday.
The parcel, a half-acre piece of land with a mobile home on it, is located across form the library at 18422 90th St. E.
The visiting Enumclaw Hornets and their undefeated record proved too much for the Sumner boys swim team Tuesday night, besting the Spartans 129-57.
Police are still looking for one subject considered dangerous. He is described as a white male, about 18 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 140 pounds with red hoops in his earlobes.
The suspects are considered dangerous and citizens should call 911 and not attempt to apprehend the suspects.
At the moment, the Food Bank is still riding a high from holiday donations - the end of the year is their busy season and it helps carry them through the lean months of winter - but as the recession drags on, more come into the tiny Food Bank building.