A contract the Tacoma School Board approved Thursday would beef up the police presence in the district’s high schools. The new contract, which still must be approved by the City Council, calls for the addition of a police sergeant who will supervise five school resource officers.
Undersheriff Tim Braniff is confident that Sheriff John Snaza will recover and return to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. He will remain in an Idaho hospital for the time being, recovering from injuries sustained in a Tuesday motorcycle crash in Montana.
The obstacle fun run known as Rampage at the RAC, in which participants crawled through mud or jumped over flames, will not be held this year so the city can explore other options and locations for the event.
NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot and killed in Chicago while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children. Wade lamented on Twitter what he called another "act of senseless gun violence."
As the mighty Ganges River overflowed its banks this past week following heavy monsoon rains, large parts of the Hindu holy town of Varanasi were submerged by floodwaters, keeping away thousands of Hindu devotees.