Puyallup motorcyclist dies after hitting semitrailer in Eastern Oregon

A Puyallup man was killed Monday when his motorcycle hit a semitrailer in rural Eastern Oregon, according to the Oregon State Police. Kelly Wortman, 45, was riding south on U.S. 395 near Ukiah when the bike crossed the center line in a corner, hitting the trailer of a northbound semitrailer, according to the State Police.

Welcome Syrian refugees to South Sound

An Obama administration milestone was reached this week with the arrival of the 10,000th Syrian refugee in under a year. It as a triumph of American grass-roots hospitality, and a sign of what may yet come to Pierce County.

This week's circulars

Videos

Russell Wilson on the final preseason game: "Those plays matter"

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says there is urgency in the fourth week of preseason.
Gregg Bell gbell@thenewstribune.com
Russell Wilson on the final preseason game: 2:32

Russell Wilson on the final preseason game: "Those plays matter"

Darrell Bevell on C.J. Prosise's status preseason finale 2:11

Darrell Bevell on C.J. Prosise's status preseason finale

Gregg Bell, Dave Boling on Seahawks' reasoning behind first cuts 7:41

Gregg Bell, Dave Boling on Seahawks' reasoning behind first cuts

Huskies DC Pete Kwiatkowski previews Rutgers 3:43

Huskies DC Pete Kwiatkowski previews Rutgers