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Published October 4th, 2013 - 3:55PM
Jayce Randall taught his 9-year-old nephew Donovan Best how to play baseball and badminton, but he drove drunk one night in March and killed the boy.
Published October 4th, 2013 - 10:35AM
A Gig Harbor man believed to be the state’s leading downloader of child pornography told investigators he’s struggled with the addiction for years and is grateful not to hide it anymore, according to court records.
Published October 4th, 2013 - 7:06AM
Kids have probably been bullying each other since prehistoric days. But cave children didn’t have text messaging, social media and the World Wide Web to harass each other. Those technologies have added new dimensions — and dangers — to growing up in the 21st century.
Published October 3rd, 2013 - 10:10AM
A Gig Harbor man accused of being the state’s leading downloader of child pornography was arrested this morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Published October 3rd, 2013 - 12:05AM
The weather has lost its authority over vendors and customers as the Gig Harbor Farmers Market prepares to open an indoor location from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays. The market will open this weekend at the former Peninsula Gardens building, 5503 Wollochet Drive NW.
Published October 2nd, 2013 - 9:13PM
Janice Bryant’s day starts earlier than most people’s — she wakes up at 4 a.m., fixes a cup of tea and then it’s off to the shed where Kaukiki Farm’s all-terrain vehicle is kept.
Published October 2nd, 2013 - 1:57PM
A 71-year-old woman has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a May 25 crash near Gig Harbor that killed a motorcyclist.
Published October 2nd, 2013 - 11:51AM
Weather won’t be a factor for vendors as the Gig Harbor Farmers’ Market prepares to open an indoor location from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The market will open Oct. 5 at the former Peninsula Gardens building, 5503 Wollochet Drive.
Published September 27th, 2013 - 5:07PM
A man fell off the Tacoma Narrows Bridge on Friday, Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill said.
Published September 26th, 2013 - 7:47PM
Some of state Senate candidate Jan Angel’s biggest campaign contributors recently received a letter from a local Republican offering them “a way for you to give more than the state maximum” donation.
Published September 25th, 2013 - 2:17PM
The Washington State Patrol is looking for witnesses to a hit-and-run collision that hurt a man Tuesday night in Gig Harbor
Published September 25th, 2013 - 12:05AM
A dilapidated ferry dock on the north side of Fox Island dating back to Puget Sound’s historic Mosquito Fleet is being removed as part of a state cleanup.
Published September 24th, 2013 - 3:22PM
Ammar Mannaa spent more than 20 years steadily building business at Mediterranean Palace, his tiny restaurant stand in Freighthouse Square near the Tacoma Dome. In less than a year, he’s expanded his business not once, but twice. His latest venture, Gig Harbor’s Ikonos, is an acquisition, rather than a build-from-scratch restaurant like Ammar’s Mediterranean Grill, which he opened in December near the Dome.
Published September 13th, 2013 - 9:51PM
The cross town rivalry between the Gig Harbor Tides and the Peninsula High school Seahawks brought thousands of fans to Roy Anderson Field Friday night for the annual football game.
Published September 11th, 2013 - 2:17AM
Jayce Randall faces more than six years in prison when he's sentenced next month for vehicular homicide.
Published September 10th, 2013 - 7:31AM
Citizens crammed City Hall during the first Gig Harbor City Council meeting since July, a result of controversy over proposed zoning changes in the downtown business and waterfront commercial districts.
Published September 9th, 2013 - 12:05AM
From sailboat masts to historic net sheds, the picturesque setting of Gig Harbor’s waterfront is paramount to the vitality of downtown. But if the City Council approves new height regulations Monday, many residents are worried that setting could be diminished.
Published September 7th, 2013 - 12:05AM
One month after graduating from Peninsula High School, 18-year-old Megan Blunk made a spur-of-the-moment decision and hopped on the back of a motorcycle driven by “my best friend’s boyfriend’s friend.”
Published September 5th, 2013 - 7:43PM
Peninsula Light Co. believes a power outage affecting 24,000 residences in the Key Peninsula and Gig Harbor areas Thursday night may have been caused by lightening hitting a transmission light, spokesman Jonathan White said.
Published September 5th, 2013 - 10:58AM
Drunken driving arrests in Pierce County were down from last year over the Labor Day weekend, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
Published September 2nd, 2013 - 1:16PM
A Pierce County man drowned Sunday evening while swimming at Lake Cushman in Mason County.
Published September 1st, 2013 - 12:00AM
Fresh from mid-morning recess in the August sunshine, a group of 17 pre-kindergarten students needed a gentle reminder that it was time to focus.
Published August 31st, 2013 - 6:52PM
Afghan security forces are increasingly in control of their country and setting conditions for the safe drawdown of U.S. troops over the next year, two Puget Sound congressmen said Saturday after returning from trips to Kabul this week.
Published August 28th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Aside from a thicket of trees and a sidewalk, there’s not much to see on the site of what could become the Gig Harbor area’s newest school building.
Published August 22nd, 2013 - 3:00AM
Prosecutors say they don't have enough evidence to charge J.R. Child in a killing in Gig Harbor last year but say investigation is continuing.
Published August 20th, 2013 - 12:03PM
A minor earthquake struck near Gig Harbor this afternoon, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.
Published August 20th, 2013 - 11:22AM
A man suspected of taking part in a 2012 killing is ordered jailed while prosecutors make a case against him.
Published August 17th, 2013 - 5:25PM
Small-boat enthusiasts took to the water Saturday as part of a free “messabout” hosted by the Gig Harbor BoatShop and the Puget Sound chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.
Published August 14th, 2013 - 1:18AM
The Washington State Court of Appeals has upheld a Pierce County jury’s 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.
Published August 11th, 2013 - 8:27AM
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.
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