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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.