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Five finger discount turns to pursuit | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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

Bonney Lake Shop with a Cop for Christmas at Target | Slideshow

The Bonney Lake Target opened its doors a few hours early Saturday morning to accommodate the 2013 Shop with a Cop event.

Sumner welcomes new officer, promotes another to sergeant

The city of Sumner welcomed a new police officer to the community Monday, Dec. 2. The ceremony also marked the official promotion of Officer Gary Backus to Sergeant.

Free holiday dinner at Sumner High School

Members of the Bonney Lake and Sumner community are invited to the annual Holiday Community Dinner to enjoy free food, Santa photos, crafts, games and a movie.

Emphasis patrols and a suspicious pedestrian | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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

Public Works Department discusses how to prevent frozen pipes

Over the weekend, the National Weather Service reported temperatures as low as 15 degrees in some spots on the Plateau. Water expands when it is frozen, sometimes causing pipelines to burst. Given the current cold snap residents are facing, the city of Bonney Lake issued some helpful reminders about preventing and dealing with frozen pipes.

Preview: Spartans look to be competitive | Sumner boys and girls basketball

Shane Patrick returns for his second year as Sumner's varsity girl's basketball coach.

Bonney Lake Police Department issues holiday season tips

The holiday season is in full swing. That may equate to any number of joyous things but to local law enforcement, it means an increased focus on criminals looking for easy targets.

Vehicle stolen for the fourth time | Bonney Lake and Sumner Police Blotter

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

Police department delivers Christmas joy to children in need

The Bonney Lake Police Department's annual Giving Tree is growing steadily and organizer Barb Wigton said the yearly success of the program is thanks to a community full of behind-the-scene helpers.

Black Friday brings boom for retail, not everyone wants a piece

The weekend following Thanksgiving has become an infamous retail event. After the ovens cool and leftovers are stacked neatly in containers, millions of shoppers flock to the malls for blowout sales. Black Friday, as it is widely known, has recently started bleeding into Thanksgiving day and though the numbers speak for themselves, not everyone stands behind the trend.

In progress home invasion | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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

Two suspects arrested in Bonney Lake High bomb-threat case

Two juvenile suspects were arrested the afternoon of Nov. 20 for allegedly making a bomb threat at Bonney Lake High School. Students and staff were evacuated the morning before when the note was discovered.

UPDATE: Bomb threat at Bonney Lake High School

Bonney Lake Police Department announced approximately an hour ago, via Twitter, that a bomb threat was found at Bonney Lake High School.

Property owners concerned over shoreline buffer

Owning a home on the water can be a dream come true. However, land acquisition and use isn’t as cut and dry as one may think. For example, property development along the shore of Lake Tapps is partially restricted by a Shoreline Management Plan (SMP). State law requires SMPs to be reevaluated and updated every eight years. To comply with the Department of Ecology, Pierce County has proposed an updated SMP that has many property owners worried.

Searching for the silver lining | Our Corner

I have this friend. She’s a fitness writer; beautiful, talented, strong and a bit cheeky. She happens to be the person that hooked me up with my first writing gig several years ago, so regardless of her many positive attributes, she will always be the person who gave me a chance. Needless to say, when she speaks, I listen. A couple of years ago, about this time, she hopped on Facebook and presented a challenge: take a negative aspect of your body image and turn it into something you are grateful for. For example, “I am grateful for my legs. Even though they jiggle more than I would like, they take me to work and play every day.” It occurred to me that this theory could be applied to all aspects of our lives.

Spartans finish 10th in state | Sumner Girl’s Swim

After a whirlwind season, the Sumner girls swim team tied for 10th overall at the 2A WIAA State meet Friday and Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Police department toy drives seek donations

November and December are months filled with snow covered trees, twinkling lights and festive family feasts. But for some families, winter is simply a time of increased expenses and the stress that comes along with them. The demands can seem endless; winter clothes, snow tires, turkey dinners and Christmas presents. Bonney Lake Police Department is counting upon the generous community to help make the holidays special for local children that may otherwise miss out.

The package has been delivered and promptly stolen | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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

October home sales down but market continues to recover

Evidence points to an overall improvement in the Northwest real estate market but last month's sales showed a 2.7 percent drop from one year prior. Such a decrease could be due to the federal government shutdown that plagued the country in early October, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Services (NWMLS). The reduction represents the first negative year-to-year comparison since April 2011.