The Puyallup Police Department has chosen 9-year-old Justus Fucillo to be “Chief for a Day,” which celebrates the lives of children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic medical condition. The last time a kid was chosen was 2016 (they choose one every other year). Fucillo lives in Puyallup and has hydrocephalus, a condition where your spinal fluid is trapped in the brain, causing pressure. He's had fifteen brain surgeries in his lifetime.
Joining students from around the South Sound and the nation, Puyallup High School students walked out of class to voice support for stricter gun laws and to remember the 17 killed in the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Blink and you'll miss her, but there's a glimpse of Puyallup baker Jessica Duggan in this promotional spot for Food Network's Spring Baking Championship. The owner of The Vintage Baker in Puyallup gets plenty of face time on the actual ongoing program competing for $50,000.
Northwood Elementary School Principal Melanie Helle said she both sad and excited about the new building. Helle attended the school from kindergarten to sixth grade, and she is excited about the growth she has seen.
In 2003, Erica Myron was robbed at her Arizona home, kidnapped and shot multiple times. The 35-year-old survived but was paralyzed from the waist down. She moved to Puyallup in 2012 and her inspiring story of recovery and rebirth recently earned her a Transforming Lives Award from the Washington State Association of College Trustees.