Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 1 – 5

Read about the latest updates in the Nicole White murder case, how to volunteer with the Sumner Lions Club, the fires that East Pierce Fire and Rescue have been tackling and how to participate in the WSDOT SR 162 improvement study, all in the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing.

Suspect pleads guilty to Nicole White murder case

You may have read last week that Jonathan Daniel Harris recently pleaded guilty to assaulting and murdering Enumclaw resident Nicole White last summer. Read up on a summary of the year-long case, beginning when Nicole disappeared June 7, 2015.

 

Sumner Lions Club looking for members, volunteers

Looking for ways to get involved in your community? Check out the Sumner Lions Club, which helps out with food donations, hygiene packs, school supplies, kids and adult camps and much, much more in Sumner and around the county. Read more about the Sumner Lions and how to get involved here.

Grassland, house fires keep East Pierce busy

East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to four fires in the past week – three at home and one abroad. Fire Chief Bud Backer said that even though people think we’ve been having a cool summer, things are starting to dry out and it doesn’t take much to start a grass fire. Read more about the fires EPFR put out here.

WSDOT looking for feedback on SR 162 study | Department of Transportation

Want to participate in the DOT’s study on SR 162? Click here to learn more about what the study aims to do, and click here to take the online survey, available through Aug. 9.

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Local agencies and geriatric care managers aim to increase public awareness about the epidemic.

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Not using chains or any other approved alternatives could net you a $500 ticket.

Enumclaw High will have full-time police officer assigned to campus

The district starting having the conversation about having a School Resource Officer after the 2018 Parkland shooting.

Bonney Lake man arrested in connection with drug ring

Charles Joslyn, 38, is being charged with helping smuggle and distribute heroin, crystal meth, and fentanyl-laced drugs in Washington.

Open house on plan for new White River Bridge

Sen. Phil Fortunato hopes that active constituents can help convince the legislature to make money available to create a new bridge over the White River before 2040, which is when WSDOT recommends the bridge be built.

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