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Graham man charged with cyberstalking ex-girlfriend | Pierce County Prosecutor

On Dec. 23 the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Michael Andrew Hart, 43, with three counts of felony stalking, four counts of felony violation of a protection order, felony cyberstalking, felony harassment and six counts of disseminating private images.

  • Dec 27th, 2016

Black Diamond legal troubles mount

The tangled web of trouble in Black Diamond appeared to tighten at the Thursday special meeting.

New southbound state Route 167 HOT lane extension opened on Dec. 17

Read here how the HOT lanes work, what pass is right for you

  • Dec 23rd, 2016

Bonney Lake biennial budget passes

Sewer and water rates increase

Black Diamond fails to pass budget

Major budget amendments introduced to the public, city attorney and staff after public hearings close

New SR 410 traffic light coming in January

Installation of a new traffic light on state Route 410 could less than a month away.

Hit and run, prowlers, arrests and more | Enumclaw Police Blotter

A resident of Grand Fir Drive interrupted a vehicle prowl at 1:39 a.m. Dec. 10.

  • Dec 22nd, 2016

New year brings increased school building construction

Enumclaw, White River, Sumner and Carbonado school districts will see construction in coming months

Enumclaw increases rates to connect to utilities

The cost of building in Enumclaw will jump during the coming year, as the city has worked toward bumping its fees for connecting to both the water and sewer systems.

Garbage rates upped in Enumclaw

Enumclaw utility rates will be creeping upward early in 2017, with a 9 percent hike in trash collection leading the way.

Impaired driver, robbery, road rage and more | Enumclaw Police Blotter

A Dec. 3 traffic stop resulted in a motorist arrested for driving under the influence. The driver was taken to the police station for booking. The stop was made at 9:52 p.m. on Roosevelt Avenue.

  • Dec 14th, 2016

Deputies still searching for Foothills station gunner

Deputies are still trying to identify the subject who shot five bullets into the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department station in Bonney Lake.

Bonney Lake council reassesses phasing plan for Allan Yorke Park

The Bonney Lake City Council continues to consider what the first phase of the Allan Yorke Park makeover should be.

Enumclaw Santa Patrol rolls Dec. 14-17

Enumclaw firefighters will conduct their annual Santa Run through the streets of Enumclaw next week.

  • Dec 9th, 2016

Enumclaw council tweaks budget, prepares for adoption

Members of the Enumclaw City Council took one final opportunity Nov. 28 to massage a spending plan for the coming year, tweaking a few budgetary items and confirming others.

Sumner sophomore to perform in London’s New Year’s Parade

Three hundred million people watch London’s New Year’s Parade every year.

Deadline draws near for Buckley’s Santa Project

Staff at the Buckley Senior Center are looking to identify at least 17 recipients for their Santa Giving project.

  • Dec 8th, 2016

King County unveils memorial for fallen Sheriff’s Office deputies

Sixteen members of the King County Sheriff’s Office have lost their lives in the line of duty.

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Buckley Police Blotter | Nov. 23 – 29

Daily reports included two thefts – one being an automobile – and a complaint about reckless driving on state Route 410. Also, police heard of two animal complaints, both from Rainier Street, and made a handful of traffic stops.

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Developer sues Black Diamond council

Oakpointe lawsuit alleges 135 counts of Open Public Meeting Act violations, asks court to hold council members Pat Pepper, Erika Morgan and Brian Weber personally liable for $67,500.

Impaired driver, juvenile issues, vandalism and more | Enumclaw Police Blotter

IMPAIRED DRIVER: A traffic stop at 9:43 p.m. Nov. 27 at Hamilton…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

2017 budget, horse adoptions, Fantasy Lights, and more | Pierce County TV

Pierce County News for the week of Dec. 1, 2016 County Council…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

Sumner High graduate releases first EP

After two years of composing, songwriting and recording, the Sierra Lauren released her first extended play, “True North,” over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Jade Greens closes over water rights

Jade Greens Golf Course – the nine-hole course that lies between Auburn and Black Diamond – closed last weekend.

Bonney Lake budget nears completion

The Bonney Lake City Council is ready to put the finishing touches on its 2017-2018 biennial budget. The council held its final public hearing on the budget on the Nov. 22 meeting.

Local libraries host holiday events

Local branches of the Pierce County Library System will be cranking up the holiday spirit with a variety of programs.

  • Nov 29th, 2016

Enumclaw stormwater fee draws criticism at last budget meeting

One thing in the budget that will not be approved is the implementation of a stormwater utility. The move was favored by city administration but rejected by members of the Enumclaw City Council.

Stolen soda | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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.

  • Nov 28th, 2016

Green River College awarded EPA environmental education grant

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.

  • Nov 24th, 2016

Enumclaw student competes in National American Miss

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.

Prosecutor finds officers’ use of deadly force lawful | Pierce County Prosecutor

Independent and concurrent investigations have been completed regarding the police shooting of Marcos Perea, 41, that resulted in his death.

  • Nov 23rd, 2016

Building a downtown dream in Bonney Lake

Concept plans for Lake Tapps, Downtown, Midtown and Eastown areas were presented to City Council Nov. 15.

Buckley modernizing its garbage collecting system

When it comes to trash collection, the city of Buckley is transitioning toward a modern, automated system.

No quorum at Black Diamond budget hearing

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.

Bonney Lake DECA presents 11th annual Death by Chocolate

The Bonney Lake DECA program is stepping up to put on it’s biggest event ever.

Black Diamond Community Center budget slashed $40,000

Cheryl Hanson, the executive director of the Black Diamond Community Center, had some bad news for the City Council.

Buckley ready to adopt 2017 budget

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.

Enumclaw council considers funding for outside agencies

As part of each year’s municipal budget, the Enumclaw City Council provides financial relief for agencies that do good work for the community.

Enumclaw resident guilty of attempted rape, child sex abuse

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 helps kids keep warm this winter

East Pierce Fire and Rescue is once again reaching out to help kids in need.

Supervisor at Rainier State School charged with rape | Pierce County Prosecutor

Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Terry Wayne Shepard with one count of rape in the second degree.

  • Nov 14th, 2016

General Election turnout, Baby Court adoptions, Park Fees increase, and more | Pierce County TV

Pierce County News for the week of November 11, 2016

  • Nov 14th, 2016

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…

Paraphernalia | Enumclaw Police Blotter

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.

  • Nov 12th, 2016

‘Drug drop box’ installed in Enumclaw’s Jim’s Pharmacy

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with the correct address for…

Lake Tapps Winter Levels Updated; Short Drawdown Scheduled | Cascade Water Alliance

Lake Tapps is expected to stay at approximately 541 to 542 feet through mid to late January.

  • Nov 11th, 2016

Sewer rates likely to increase for Bonney Lake and Sumner residents

Sumner and Bonney Lake residents should be prepared for sewer rate increases…

Tacoma area man Found guilty of 2013 drug cartel murder | Pierce County Prosecutor

On Wednesday a jury found William Alvarez Calo, 30, guilty of first degree murder.

  • Nov 11th, 2016

Fled on foot | Enumclaw Police Blotter

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.

  • Nov 11th, 2016

Good neighbor | Enumclaw Police Blotter

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.

  • Nov 10th, 2016