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When Enumclaw resident Ellie Schmidt received an invitation to compete in the National American Miss pageant, her mother Angie thought it would be a great way to boost her daughter’s self esteem. It was her first ever pageant, but Ellie placed well enough (second runner-up in Queens Court and first runner-up in Talent) to attend Nationals, which took place in Disneyland last weekend.
Jade Greens Golf Course – the nine-hole course that lies between Auburn and Black Diamond – closed last weekend.
Concept plans for Lake Tapps, Downtown, Midtown and Eastown areas were presented to City Council Nov. 15.
Local branches of the Pierce County Library System will be cranking up the holiday spirit with a variety of programs.
Budget season is a busy time for many cities, but the Black Diamond City Council is skirting right along the edge of some deadlines due to some scheduling conflicts that left the Nov. 17 meeting without a quorum.
Officers were alerted to two males who stole some fountain soda on Nov. 8. Officers found one of the males sitting at a nearby picnic table. The male volunteered that he had a warrant out for his arrest.
Green River College was recently awarded an $85,773 grant from the Environmental Protective Agency to train students and create environmental outreach materials about the Soos Creek watershed.
Independent and concurrent investigations have been completed regarding the police shooting of Marcos Perea, 41, that resulted in his death.
When it comes to trash collection, the city of Buckley is transitioning toward a modern, automated system.
The city of Buckley is close to adopting a 2017 budget that appears healthy, primarily due to a rebounding economy that has revenues outpacing expenditures.
The Bonney Lake DECA program is stepping up to put on it’s biggest event ever.
As part of each year’s municipal budget, the Enumclaw City Council provides financial relief for agencies that do good work for the community.
Cheryl Hanson, the executive director of the Black Diamond Community Center, had some bad news for the City Council.
An Enumclaw man has been convicted for his role in the “Net Nanny” undercover operation that played out through the latter part of 2015.
East Pierce Fire and Rescue is once again reaching out to help kids in need.
Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Terry Wayne Shepard with one count of rape in the second degree.
Pierce County News for the week of November 11, 2016
While looking at a vacant residence on Porter Street Oct. 22, someone noticed drug paraphernalia near the front porch. Police located two needles, which were disposed of properly, and confirmed that the residence was secure.
Lake Tapps is expected to stay at approximately 541 to 542 feet through mid to late January.
Sumner and Bonney Lake residents should be prepared for sewer rate increases…
On Wednesday a jury found William Alvarez Calo, 30, guilty of first degree murder.
Police were told the afternoon of Oct. 24 of a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle at Wynalda Drive and Farrelly Street. When police attempted to make contact, the man fled on foot and could not be located.
A Griffin Avenue resident watched Oct. 26 as someone took a bicycle from a neighboring property. He notified police, who soon located the suspect and the stolen bike. The suspect was taken into custody and booked for theft.
WSDOT will be presenting the survey results to the public Nov. 15 - 16.
A report of intimidation with a weapon was received at 7:47 p.m. from a Pershing Avenue location in Carbonado. Other calls involved a domestic dispute on Park Avenue and a suspicious person on River Avenue.
Voters are approving higher taxes for more mass transit. The $54 billion…
Phil Fortunato winning in 31st District, Pam Poach trails Carolyn Edmond in Pierce County Council race
Updated Nov. 11 at 3:45 p.m. The first election results from the…
East Pierce Fire & Rescue firefighters are teaming up with Operation Warm for the fourth annual Firefighters Coats for Kids Drive.
Buckley is adding another facet to its weed-friendly persona, as a commercial…
Editor’s note: This article has been updated with the correct address for…
Police took a report the afternoon of Nov. 1 about someone walking around the Battersby Avenue area, hitting signs and being confrontational. Officers contacted both the suspect and the reporting party; the suspect was counseled and the matter was settled.
The Washington State Patrol strives to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injury collisions on our roadways. Drowsy driving is a form of impaired driving that negatively affects one’s ability to drive safely and responsibly.
Election Week questions, new flood maps, South Hill celebrates playground, and more | Pierce County TV
Pierce County News for the week of November 3, 2016.
Part one of the domestic violence series provided an in-depth look at stories from victims who have dealt with domestic violence. The stories had a few things in common, including that the victims stayed with their abuser for years. This raises the questions of how victims can get out of a domestic violence situation.
Oct. 22 activity included a DUI incident at 12:25 a.m. at SR 410 and Mundy Loss Road; a road rage situation shortly before 1 p.m., also at SR 4110 and Mundy Loss Road; a commercial burglary alarm at a Cemetery Road address; and a shoplifting incident at 11:06 p.m. at a highway location.
The incident began when Tobin Hugh Panton witnessed his car being stolen from his driveway.
Black Diamond fights over agendas, attorneys continue; city without engineering staff or on-call contracts
The Oct. 20 Black Diamond City Council meeting was uncharacteristically restrained, with little in the way of unchecked emotion and even less action and content.
Pooling money from a myriad of sources – from community rummage sales to a state grant – the town of Wilkeson is on track to renovate Roosevelt Park.
Officers were called Oct. 20 to a shoplifting, with one of the items being a small Seahawks refrigerator. Officers obtained a description of the getaway car and found it nearby with the fridge in the back. Officers contacted the male in the drivers seat and arrested him for theft.
The Green River College Board of Trustees appointed a 13-member advisory committee to help find the college’s next president.
Tax rates will drop slightly for Enumclaw property owners next year, assuming the current formula holds true.
Officers were off duty in a gym on Oct. 18 when they overheard other people saying they could see a drug deal going on outside. Officers watched a parked car with a male in the drivers seat and another in the passenger seat exchange what looked like a large amount of marijuana.
Yesterday Jonathan Daniel Harris, 30, was sentenced to 316 months in prison for the murder of Nichole White in June of 2015. The sentence is the high end of the sentencing range.
The Technical Rescue Teams from East Pierce Fire and Rescue and the Pierce County Sheriffs Department responded to a hiker who had fallen down a steep embankment at Victor Falls, near Bonney Lake Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.
Officers were called Oct. 26 to a robbery in progress. Officers arrived on the scene and detained a subject pointed out to them by employees. According to employees, the man was acting strange, walked behind the counter with his hands in his pockets and stared at the clerk, which was when she tripped the emergency robbery button.
Syphilis cases are up all over the country, and in King County we are no different.
The following was written by Lindsay Bosslet for Public Health Insider. Public…