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Published January 1st, 2014 - 3:02PM
I knew apple pie moonshine had gone mainstream when I heard a friend was using a Crock-Pot to make hers. The recipe sounded pretty simple. Apple cider and cinnamon steeped together in a slow cooker all day, then that mixture was steeped with moonshine before serving.
Published December 30th, 2013 - 12:59PM
Jason Madron was arrested over the weekend in connection with the stabbing death of Gig Harbor resident Jacob Glenn. He was charged Monday with first-degree murder.
Published December 29th, 2013 - 6:19PM
A suspect has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man whose body was found in a Fox Island ditch last month. Detectives say the suspect killed the man instead of paying for drugs.
Published December 27th, 2013 - 12:05AM
For two weeks this month, the echo of heavy machinery ricocheted off the otherwise tranquil shoreline between Raft Island and the mainland.
Published December 27th, 2013 - 12:05AM
A new state audit of the Key Peninsula Metropolitan Parks District lists concerns with how the agency handled credit card purchases and payroll oversight, among other findings.
Published December 23rd, 2013 - 2:22PM
Three new eateries have opened around the South Sound. Domo Sushi in Gig Harbor is now serving an extensive menu of Japanese sushi and specialties, but also delves into Korean and Chinese dishes. The casual eatery Taste of Peru also has opened in Gig Harbor. In Puyallup, the New Orleans themed Bourbon Street Bar and Grill opened last week.
Published December 18th, 2013 - 12:05AM
A car and a pickup truck were racing and passing each other at high speed Monday night when the car crashed near Port Orchard, killing two teenage girls and injuring a third.
Published December 17th, 2013 - 7:54PM
A man suffered life-threatening injuries Monday in Gig Harbor when he was trapped underneath a coffee stand, according to Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One.
Published December 16th, 2013 - 8:01PM
Dr. Tom Babson and his 8-year-old daughter, Allie, were warmly remembered Monday at a memorial service in Gig Harbor. They died Dec. 4 when their Fox Island home burned to the ground.
Published December 13th, 2013 - 5:18PM
A breach of confidentiality regarding financial and other information discovered at a private Gig Harbor school remains under investigation, the school’s director and a law enforcement spokesman both said this week.
Published December 9th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Mary Pat Lancefield was with her two young daughters at a Gig Harbor soccer game two years ago when the news arrived with one of their teammates.
Published December 8th, 2013 - 3:42PM
Firefighters were dispatched about 8:45 a.m. Sunday to the 3200 block of 73rd Avenue Court Northwest after a homeowner called 911 to report smoke coming from the garage.
Published December 7th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Pinned to a bulletin board inside the doors of the Fox Island Grocery and Deli are two fliers out of place among the listings for yoga classes, piano lessons and dog-walking services.
Published December 6th, 2013 - 10:02AM
A search dog found the remains of Dr. Thomas Babson Friday afternoon. Babson's home burned late Wednesday, killing him and his young daughter.
Published December 5th, 2013 - 7:07AM
Firefighters have found one body in the debris of a Fox Island waterfront home where a doctor and his 8-year-old daughter were trapped by flames.
Published December 4th, 2013 - 10:10PM
As lawmakers debate raising the state’s gas tax to pay for transportation projects, Gig Harbor Rep. Larry Seaquist is asking that the Tacoma Narrows Bridge be included in the discussion. He wants electronic tolls rolled back to $4 and frozen for now.
Published December 4th, 2013 - 10:01PM
Gig Harbor business consultant will vie with Adam Berman and Doug Cloud to fill out the remainder of Angel's term in state House.
Published December 4th, 2013 - 5:30PM
The Peninsula School District sent a message Wednesday to families with children in the district, warning them about strangers offering rides to students walking home from their bus stops.
Published December 2nd, 2013 - 12:05AM
Kathleen Sallade had a master key for the assisted living facility she worked at in Gig Harbor, and police believe she used it to sneak into rooms and steal $300,000 worth of jewelry.
Published November 26th, 2013 - 11:05AM
Law enforcement in Pierce County will be increasing DUI patrols through the holiday season.
Published November 25th, 2013 - 12:07PM
For 14 years, Betty Vasquez has sold her Peruvian specialties at farmers markets from Gig Harbor to Kingston. Next month, she’s taking her recipes – tamales, ceviche, quinoa and anticuchos – to a brick-and-mortar location.
Published November 21st, 2013 - 11:16AM
Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a man found this morning outside the Fox Island Grocery as a homicide.
Published November 20th, 2013 - 5:47PM
Gig Harbor firefighters put out a blaze reported about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Trillium Park.
Published November 20th, 2013 - 2:26PM
A Gig Harbor man returned home today to find bright orange flames dancing behind the windows of his front door.
Published November 19th, 2013 - 2:48PM
Tacoma's Franciscan Health System has opened a new women's health clinic to serve Key Peninsula patients
Published November 18th, 2013 - 8:22AM
The Peninsula School District is hosting a series of community forums to solicit community feedback in the wake of the recent failure of the district’s $50 million capital levy.
Published November 15th, 2013 - 7:36PM
Luis Barker – hired gun, convicted murderer and 39-year-old father of two – said it was all a mistake, a reckless plan gone wrong.
Published November 14th, 2013 - 12:40PM
An overheated furnace prompted the evacuation of a Gig Harbor church this morning, according to Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One.
Published November 12th, 2013 - 4:25PM
Brandon Bird's attorney files a motion to dismiss the case against his client, saying the evidence does not support the charge.
Published November 7th, 2013 - 10:04AM
Chris Greenley was shaking when police stopped him, but he denied being involved in the robbery of a pizza shop near Gig Harbor.
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