Gig Harbor HEADLINES
The Washington State Court of Appeals has upheld a Pierce County jurys verdict that awarded $2.2 million in damages to a Gig Harbor woman who was mauled by her neighbors pit bulls nearly six years ago.
The late “3 Fingered Jack” Miller touched many people in many ways, but all of them agree on one thing: Jack was a colorful character.
A dozen 4-to-7-year-olds spent the past two weeks learning about percussion instruments as part of the summer camp program organized by Key Pen Parks at Drum Camp at Volunteer Park on the Key Peninsula.
You cant bleach a ball field, but theyve bleached just about everything else at Camp Seymour on the Key Peninsula.
Port Orchard Republican Rep. Jan Angel led Democratic Sen. Nathan Schlicher by a comfortable margin in first-day results in the 26th District Senate race. It won't be resolved until the November election.
Timothy Aukshunas, 28, of Seattle broke the course record by more than 3 minutes.
An outbreak of an illness suspected to be norovirus has closed down the YMCAs popular Camp Seymour on the Key Peninsula for the rest of the week.
The Peninsula School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to put a $50 million capital levy on the November ballot to build an elementary school in north Gig Harbor and completely rebuild Artondale Elementary School on the south side of the peninsula.
Pierce Transit board of commissioners rescinded Wednesday major service cuts planned to start next month, but they cautioned their vote only delays the inevitable.
The explosion of a home's propane system caused a fatal Gig Harbor fire late Monday, fire and sheriff's officials said. Investigators found a body inside the scorched home. The gender and identity of the remains had not yet been determined by the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office late Tuesday.
The Peninsula School Board will hold a special meeting at 7 a.m. Wednesday July 31 at the school district office to discuss and possibly vote on a proposed tax measure. If approved, it would appear on the November general election ballot.
Pierce County officials have added the nearly 60-year-old Fox Island Bridge to their list of bridges that need replacing after an underwater inspection discovered holes up to several feet deep in concrete foundation footings.
Man convicted of eluding police in 2010 chase near Seattle may face similar charges in Pierce County
Cameron Crews led the State Patrol on a high-speed chase through King County in 2010, reaching speeds of more than 135 miles per hour on Interstate 5 in the Seattle area. Now he could face a new charge of eluding police after he allegedly tried to run over a Pierce County deputy while fleeing authorities Friday in Gig Harbor.
A Pierce County sheriffs deputy shot at a man suspected of trying to run the deputy over this morning as he fled a house with a possible marijuana grow, according to the department. The suspect led police on a chase that ended with his arrest at South 54th Street and Sheridan Avenue in Tacoma.
Pierce Transit and its partners, including the city of Gig Harbor, started a summertime service Tuesday that will link the downtown waterfront and uptown shopping areas. It will also be a test of how the beleaguered transit agency could serve small communities in the future.
From the catch-up file:
Why have a Fourth of July weekend festival that celebrates both cars and airplanes? Ask Kim Fisher that, and she’ll look at you like you’re a child. “It’s part of the Freedom Fair, right?” she said. “There’s freedom in both — the freedom to fly, the freedom to drive.”
As the temperature goes up, so do Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls. The toll rates will increase 25 cents on Monday, the first of two increases approved by the state Transportation Commission in May. The second 25-cent increase will take effect on July 1, 2014.
A license plate left at the scene of a fatal hit-and-run in Purdy Saturday helped lead troopers to the suspect, who pleaded not guilty Monday to failing to remain at the scene of an accident involving death.
A 21-year-old Gig Harbor man died over the weekend after a 2003 Ford Excursion hit the motorcycle he was riding Saturday night near state Route 302 and 144th Street Northwest in Purdy.
A pair of old-fashioned looking “trolley cars” will provide passenger service in Gig Harbor this summer, thanks to a deal approved Thursday by Pierce Transit.
A three-car crash has closed the westbound lanes of state Route 16 near Olympic Drive in Gig Harbor.
Pierce County prosecutors this week charged a Gig Harbor man with felony animal cruelty for allegedly duct-taping shut the mouth of his sons dog to get the animal to stop barking.
Pierce County prosecutors this week charged a Gig Harbor man with felony animal cruelty for allegedly duct-taping his dogs mouth shut to get the animal to stop barking.
A gray whale that generated concern of onlookers on shore has successfully made its way out of the shallow waters of Burley Lagoon, near Purdy.
There’s something unique about hearing music and seeing art surrounded by lush greenery. Musicians have been entertaining audiences and artists have painted outdoors since the ancient times. The appeal is still very much alive– especially in the Northwest, where our summer is so short and sweet.
Drivers on eastbound state Route 16 will encounter nighttime detours and delays over the next several weeks as work crews lift 83 massive concrete girders into place on top of new support piers in Tacomas Nalley Valley.
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