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What does it take to be a Sumner police officer?

Those who live or work in Sumner are invited to participate in the Sumner Police Department biennial citizen’s academy.

Local government bodies fight for their rights with state

Washington state voters decriminalized recreational marijuana use by approving Initiative 502, but counties and city governments have made it difficult for the Liquor Control Board to instate marijuana businesses by prohibiting it within their own boundaries. The result is a clash of power raising the question if small governing bodies can legally able to prevent those wishing to conduct marijuana businesses within the scope allowed by the Liquor Control Board.

UPDATE: Buckley man arrested after appearance on National Geographic

Buckley resident and "doomsday prepper" Tyler Smith was arrested by Pierce County Sheriff deputies for felon in possession of a firearm Jan. 15.

Vacant home burglarized, heroin found on shoplifter | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

All subjects in the police blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Collision closes Fryar Avenue in Sumner

A single vehicle collision caused a power pole to fall on Fryar Avenue today, Jan. 17.

Seahawks tailgate rally in Sumner | Slideshow

Fans wearing Seahawks gear celebrated Friday at Midtown Station in Sumner, 813 Academy Street.

Strong arm robbery and a middle school bomb threat | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

All subjects in the police blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Spartans splash past Panthers | Boys Swim

The Spartans beat the Panthers with a final score of 110 to 77 at Thursday's swim meet. Sumner coach Jerry Turner said the team did exactly what was needed of them.

Widespread influenza hits Washington hard

The region is suffering from a widespread flu season, according to the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department, and it still hasn’t peaked. Dozens across the state have been hospitalized, including close to 30 in Pierce County. Eight suspected flu-related deaths have been reported statewide. In order to protect residents from illness and the possibility of severe complications, the department is sponsoring free vaccines for children and low cost ones for adults.

Understanding the role of a police officer | Bonney Lake Police Department Citizen’s Academy

Those who live or work within the city of Bonney Lake have a unique opportunity to delve inside the local police department and criminal justice system.

New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Tapps

The annual polar bear plunge into Lake Tapps began in 2006 when Scott Thorsteinson and his friends decided to go for a midnight swim.

Emphasis patrols and a bar fight | Bonney Lake and Sumner Police Blotter

All subjects in the police blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Sumner municipal court clerk terminated

The city of Sumner issued apology letters to approximately 3,600 people, including some of the city's own employees, who were affected by a recent security breach.

Recipes for inspiration and hope | Carol Reed

Carol Reed, 67, engaged in the fight of her life with ovarian cancer. She was blessed to win, she said, and from that journey stemmed a project. “Friends in the Kitchen” is a unique cookbook, inspired by her journey and the friends she met along the way.

Bonney Lake’s efforts not enough to beat Lakes

The Panthers boys swim team lost to Lakes 119-66 Tuesday. The Bonney Lake boys swam competitively, but it wasn’t enough to beat Lakes, coach Jay Paulson said.

Jury convicts defendant in drug related death

The four co-defendants in an October 2012 case regarding the death of Donald Thomas in Bonney Lake are facing consequences of the events that unfolded that day.

Identity theft results in stolen prescription | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

All persons in the police blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Sumner YMCA receives name

Demolition began last month at the future site of the Sumner YMCA and now, just a few months away from groundbreaking, the community center can be identified by name. The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties announced the facility's official name will be The Gordon Family YMCA.

Local author writes cookbook to benefit cancer research

Carol Reed, 67, engaged in the fight of her life with ovarian cancer. She was blessed to win, she said, and from that journey stemmed a project. "Friends in the Kitchen" is a unique cookbook, inspired by her journey and the friends she met along the way.

‘We Got It From Here’ benefits family of former officer

As a pilot, police officer and marine, Brian Kelly’s career choices called him to a life of service and protection, fellow Bonney Lake Police Officer Todd Green said. Kelly was diagnosed with brain cancer in March and left behind his wife, Angela, and three children, ages 3, 5 and 7-years-old, when he died in August. A fundraising event will be held in his memory, with proceeds earned to benefit an educational trust fund for his children.