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Published July 9th, 2014 - 1:22PM
Initial estimate from event organizers is the festivities drew larger crowd than years past.
Published July 9th, 2014 - 9:00AM
Law enforcement agencies from the region are holding an active shooter training exercise at a Lakewood school Wednesday so residents shouldn’t panic if they see the large police presence.
Published July 9th, 2014 - 4:25PM
Two newborn clouded leopard cubs died Monday at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Published July 8th, 2014 - 9:38PM
Washington state’s first recreational marijuana stores opened to much fanfare on Tuesday, but neither that nor the threat of litigation stopped Fife from formalizing its outright ban on the new businesses.
Published July 8th, 2014 - 12:18PM
The ban would prohibit recreational and medical marijuana and collective gardens from the South Sound city.
Published July 8th, 2014 - 10:29AM
Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, faces two challengers: Gig Harbor Democrat Nathan Schlicher and Port Orchard Republican Bill Scheidler.
Published July 7th, 2014 - 4:30PM
Orting Valley Fire and Rescue has introduced a plan to build a new headquarters station following failed negotiations to buy the building it leases from the city.
Published July 7th, 2014 - 9:10AM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending July 4, 2014

ALLEN/ROSEVEARE Krystal Ann with Dustin Louis, both of Puyallup

ANDERSON/ROPER Lauren Grace with Brandy Lynn, both of Tacoma

BAUGH/ATMODJO Eddie Dwayne with Mery Jani, both of Tacoma

BEST/BARNES Anderson Jumba with Jessica Michelle, both of Tacoma

BIRCHALL/FALLON Amanda Kay with Kelsey Lynn, both of Greeley, Colo.

BIRKLAND/HARTLAGE Sharlene Lynn, Steilacoom, with Keith Edward, Lake Stevens

BOTT/KNAPP Christine Nicole with Tyler Richard Munter, both of Gig Harbor

BROGOITTI/COX William James, Aurora, Colo., with Rachel Ann, University Place

BRUUN/QUARLES Nathan David, Tacoma, with Susanna Victoria, Port Orchard

CALHOUN/KENYON Joshua Bert with Miranda Ann, both of Tacoma

CAMPBELL/BLUE Andrea Teresa with Daniel Abraham Sr., both of Fife

CANO/TORRES Mauro Alexander, Tacoma, with Sharon Arciga, Renton

CARRIDO/WILEY Glenford Magat Jr. with Samantha Jean, both of Tacoma

CARRILLO/TURPIN Louis Ray with Cassandra Lynn-Carol, both of Spanaway

CASSELL/SCHERER Samantha Lynn with Andrew Wade William, both of Tacoma

CHACON/CARNES Ashley Corrine with Ty Ross Jr., both of Graham

CHARO/VILLEGAS Wallace George with Maria Delcarmen, both of El Paso, Texas

CHRISTIAN/DEREMIAH Joelle Clarice, Tacoma, with John Joseph, JBLM

COLLINS-GAUWEILER/MILLER Alexander Scot with Nicole Elizabeth, both of Yakima

COLOROSSI/CHRISTOPH Kenneth Guy with Crystal Dawn, both of Enumclaw

CRUMP/BROOKS Derick Leonard with Asha-Mone Patricia, both of Tacoma

CRUZ/MONTES Heriberto with Valencia Maria Candelaria, both of Lakewood

DEDINSKY/LARROW Catherine Marschelle with David Jacob, both of Puyallup

DETERING/MIZUTANI Paul Emerson with Juliya, both of Tacoma

DO/DO An Duc with Phuong Uyen, both of Tacoma

DREXLER/IONESCU Joshua Arthur, Toronto, Canada, with Delia Maria, Mississauga, Ontario

DUNCAN/MITCHELL Kenan J. with Connie E., both of Spanaway

EICKMEYER/TOBLER Kaylin Lee with Eric Lon, both of Renton

ESCHMEYER/CASBERG Tyler Gene with Sarah Ellen, both of Graham

EVANS/BREED Andrae Devon with Diana Elisabeth, both of Bonney Lake

FLOREK/CEASE Ashlie Lynn with William Harrison Jr., both of Gig Harbor

GAMEZ/CASTILLO Macuil Rocio with Reyes Oscar, both of Lakewood

GARCIA/MONTERO Magdaleno Miguel with Katrina Mariah, both of Lakewood

GARTON/PARKER Rosalie Marie with Dennis Steven, both of Lakewood

GILBERT/TJERNLUND Christopher Kent with Marie Ruth, both of Gig Harbor

GOLER/PRATT Janel Elain, Tacoma, with Sean Thomas Kekoa, Anchorage, Alaska

GOODMAN-WHITE/BURT Jordan Michael with Bonnie Jo, both of Tacoma

GUDGE/LANE Joseph Charles with April Lynn, both of Tacoma

GUTIERREZ/MONTES Karen Ines with De Oca Felipe De Jesus, both of Auburn

HALE/TOOMER Rameika Janai with Deverette Jaudon, both of Tacoma

HALL/GILBERT Yolonda Suk with Kinnis Justin, both of Fife

HARRIS/RODENBURG Tyrone Maurice with Lloyal Anne, both of Puyallup

HAWKINS/SMOLINSKY Richard Allen Jr. with Rachel Ann, both of Tacoma

HELMBRECHT/GRAY Rita Jean with Steven Arnaz, both of Bonney Lake

HENDRICKS/MOOREHEAD Kamani Eugene with Shontee Monique, both of Graham

HERNANDEZ/FONSECA Hector Rafael Sr. with Glorymar Diaz,  both of Lacey

HERREN/CHAMBERS Mario Andrette with Denise Daisy, both of Tacoma

HILLMAN/OBERON Marckus Jet with Ilea Janelle, both of Puyallup

HIRSCH/ARCHIBLAD Allison Lisa with John Christie IV, both of Fircrest

HOLROYD/CLAUDON Amanda Elisabeth, Tacoma, with Bryant Charles, Auburn

HUMPHREY/RENFRO Glenn George with Jonnie Felicia, both of Eatonville

JESSER/HALLAM Karen June with Leslie Jean, both of Steilacoom

JOHNSON/KLOTZ Stephen Andrew with Daria Regina, both of Tacoma

JONES/RAWLINGS Ashley Danielle with Matthew Michael, both of Lakebay

JONES/FISHER Eddie Lee Jr. with Mary-elizabeth, both of Spanaway

KERBY/CARROLL Stormie Lee, Spanaway, with Matthew Paul, Roy

KING/RUFFIN Nyiesha Ny-Eva N., Federal Way, with Melissa Nicole, Chocowinity, N.C.

KINMAN/NEPTUNE Jason Lee with Erin Michelle, both of Puyallup

KOHO/KRETZ Dax Eugene Gould, Puyallup, with Betsy Melissa, Kelso

LAMPMAN/BRITTON Kyle Brandon with Bobbi Jo, both of Spanaway

LE/NGUYEN Tony, Lakewood, with Sylvie Anh Thu, Bellevue

LEE/KIM Sung Moon with Eun Jeong, both of Seattle

LESMEISTER/GRABLE Joshua Dean with Angela Marie, both of Fife

LIM/EM Khun with Van, both of Tacoma

LINAY/HALDERMAN Iris Renate with Ilona Lucia, both of Tacoma

LIZOTTE/GANN Peter C., Errol, N.H., with Ruth E., Bonney Lake

LOPEZ-CRUZ/RANDALL Rebecca Lynn with Thomas Leroy, both of Roy

LOUDIN/IMBLER Lindsey Arlene with Andrew Scott, both of Puyallup

LOVELACE/MACDONALD Cindy Lynn with Gerald Michael, both of Puyallup

LOY/FREY Jonathon David with Casianne Elaine, both of JBLM

LUBER/RENFRO Michael McKeen with Jessica Rae, both of Tacoma

LUDEWIG/BEACHAM Quintin Davis, Tacoma, with Lonnie, Milton

MANCINI/EBERLE Carina Lucia, Puyallup, with Jason William, Connoquenessing, Pa.

MARCELLA/LOWE Kyle William with Jennifer Michelle, both of Tacoma

MARSHALL/LECLERC Brittney Ann with Bryan Michael, both of Tacoma

MARTIN/PANCHO Brittany Nichole with Christopher Josiah, both of Puyallup

MARTIN/STEPHENS Dustin Stewart with Molly Elizabeth, both of Burien

Mc CLEAN/HARGROVE Kevin Miguel with Tracey Romelle, both of Federal Way

McCARROLL/GOODFELLOW Donald Stewart with Gwendolyn Eva, both of Tacoma

MICKELSEN/ULAM Kaela Lyn with Brandon Keith, both of Puyallup

MIDDLEKAUFF/GROTE Rebecca Kelley with Kyle James, both of Puyallup

MILLER/ALICANTE Douglas Patrick with Corazon Amamagid, both of Tacoma

MILLER/WINNIE Taylor Jordan, JBLM, with Ashley Jordan, Tacoma

MITCHELL/HENDERSON-ORTIZ Clifton Eugene Sr. with Magdalena, both of Tacoma

MOAWWAD/SAULVESTER Abdullah Lutfi Santos with Rachel La Tayne, both of Puyallup

MOORE/TAYLOR David Donald II with Cindy Ann, both of Graham

MOORE/RICCARDINO Sean Zyphyr with Kaylin Leighann, both of Spanaway

MUMBULO/ROUS Dana Marie with Justin Paul, both of Tacoma

NECOLLINS/ORTIZ Cody Allen with Natalie, both of JBLM

NOVAK/GAROFALO William Michael, Vancouver, Ore., with Michelle Aileen, Tacoma

O'CONNOR/BOYSE Blaine John William with Catherine Marie, both of Puyallup

OWENS/BUCK Wynona Marie with Thomas Nelson, both of Gig Harbor

PARR/OAKES Elizabeth Ann with Chance Edward, both of Puyallup

PARTHREE/DANIELS Joshua Earl with Brittany Alexis, both of Tacoma

PAYNE/RIMA Ashley Ann with Roy Anthony, both of Bonney Lake

PEARSON/ANDERSON Ryan D. with Alyssa M., both of Lakewood

PENHOLLOW/TEIXEIRA Alexis Jane, Spanaway, with Alec Shawn, Tacoma

PFENINGER/ECKERT Geena Victoria, Graham, with Alan Joseph, Lakewood

PORTER/HUTTER Bryce John with Noelle Christina, both of Puyallup

PORTER/ROMAN Shirley Marlene with George Lawrence, both of Puyallup

PRYMACHUK/SICOTORSCHI Oleksandr Vasil with Ecaterina Pavel, both of Tacoma

RAMIREZ/ROMERO Sandra M. with Jorge, both of Tacoma

READ/FINK Kimmie Quynh Dao, Puyallup, with Joseph Charles, DuPont

REINECKE/FROST Meredith Marie with Peter Madison, both of Tacoma

RILEY/STUCKEY Brandon Jamal, Manchester, Mo., with Sarah Beth, Lakewood

RIPOLI/MERRITT Jamie Leann with Bruce George II, both of Tacoma

RIVERA-LUNA/PANO Pedro O.'neal with Villa Carmen, both of Tacoma

ROAN/JONES Deborah Patricia with Marcia, both of Tacoma

ROBINSON/JONES John Walter, Lakebay, with Ruth Reyes, Tacoma

ROGERS/HENSCHEN Brittani Lee, Columbus, Ga., with Drew Barrett, Lakewood

ROGERS/BATTLES Eric Roderick with Constance Marie, both of Puyallup

ROHR/SCHUMACHER Jason Edward, Tacoma, with Victoria Anne, Puyallup

ROJAS/CECIL Jessica with Casey James, both of Tacoma

ROLSTON/FETTER Kenna Christine, Orting, with Arthur Ronald, Puyallup

ROSE/SMITH Antonio Bernard with Katia Marie, both of Spanaway

ROTH/DAVIS Angelica Trista Lee with Michael Edward, both of Puyallup

RUSEV/GORBUN David Vasilyevich with Anita Jane, both of Puyallup

RUSSELL/AUCOIN Kendyl Corey with Kiley Ann, both of DuPont

SALGUERO/PAREDES Abner E. with Winna A., both of Lakewood

SALINAS/VONZALUSKOWSKI Maria Alicia with Demian Alexander, both of Lacey

SANDERS/CODY Melissa Marin with Joshua William, both of Spanaway

SARGENT/WESTMARK Brian Milner with Erin Nicole, both of Bonney Lake

SAUCEDO/PETERSON Christopher Beau with Hayley Antoinette, both of Lakewood

SCHAUB/BASS Kristin N., Eatonville, with Zachary L., Roy

SCHIMITSCHEK/DETILLION Erich Wiehelm with Emily Anne, both of Puyallup

SIMMONS/THEADO Charlisa Francis Pearson with Andrew Joseph, both of Tacoma

SMITH/HANEY - Ste. Marie Regina Christine with Tyler Prescott, both of Metairie, La.

SMITH/MEUCCI Brian Marrin with Hannah Ellen, both of Gig Harbor

SNIDER/REEDY Krystel Rose with Jerrett Lynn, both of Tacoma

SONG/RENZ Lisha with William Edgar III, both of Tacoma

STAMPS/JOHNSTON Barrett Lee with Kelsey Elizabeth, both of Bonney Lake

STEVENS/HWANG Charles Maurice Jr., Lakewood, with Chong Ok, Tacoma

SUMMERS/OLSEN Stephanie Ann, Olalla, with Christopher Michael, Gig Harbor

SUNDQUIST/WEINSTEIN Samantha Sue with Eric Harris, both of Tacoma

TOWERY/DIAZ Courtney with Jimenez Engel, both of Tacoma

TRENT/SERANO Clarice Yvonne with Dean Hawton, both of Tacoma

TREVINO/GRIFFIN Heather Ann with Raymond Edward, both of Puyallup

TUCKER/CARMACK Trinity Rose, Orting, with Joshua William, Puyallup

TYLER/BURBANK Rebecca Jane with Joshua Wayne, both of Enumclaw

VARIEUR/SILVA Naomi Joy with Troy Enrique, both of Tacoma

VICMUDO/BUNOAN Maria Luisa Julaton, Tacoma, with Benjamin Ondot, Seattle

WALKER/LEE Joshua Dettrick, JBLM, with Hyeyoung, Lakewood

WALKER/WOODS Nathan Lamont, University Place, with Sharon Lee, Bellevue

WEST/HINES Amber May with Robert James, both of Graham

WILLIAMS/HYMAS Christopher Charles with Kassandra Lea, both of Puyallup

WILLIAMS/McRAE Crystal Alexandria, Vaughn, with Brandon Lee, Redmond

WILLIAMS/BAZINET Steven Craig, JBLM, with Supee, Federal Way

YOUNG/OLIVER Brian Wesley with Christina Renee, both of Tacoma

Published July 7th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Marc Hinton is a chef and food author who during his career has opened more than 25 restaurants from Boston to San Francisco. He runs a wine and winemaking website called Enobytes and blogs at Wine Bytes for OregonLive.com.
Published July 4th, 2014 - 8:53PM
A group of Navy personnel pulled the man from the river and performed CPR. A 12-year-old was also rescued.
Published July 4th, 2014 - 6:14PM
The ramp from eastbound state Route 16 to northbound I-5 will open July 12. Lane closures are expected starting Tuesday to finish work.
Published July 6th, 2014 - 3:00PM
While local leaders wait for final word on whether Joint Base Lewis-McChord will be a temporary home for up to 600 children from Central America, one church group says it wants to help welcome the children to Washington, if they come.
Published July 3rd, 2014 - 8:48PM
Gary Louderback won’t see the fireworks display at Tacoma’s Freedom Fair on Friday, but he’ll have more adrenaline from the show than anyone watching it.
Published July 3rd, 2014 - 5:43PM
Here's a breakdown of what's open and what's closed for the Fourth of July holiday:
Published July 3rd, 2014 - 5:42PM
Linsey Mike Nkanang, who started every class with a smile and a handshake, lost his life in the Chehalis River on an outing with friends.
Published July 3rd, 2014 - 5:21PM
As South Sounders disperse for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, major thoroughfares will have congestion, and possibly stop-and-go traffic at peak times.
Published July 3rd, 2014 - 5:16PM
City of Tacoma to unveil locations of crosswalks it will build by the end of the 2015 construction season. Overall, the city plans to spend $2.5 million.
Published July 3rd, 2014 - 4:15PM
A state audit shows that the White River School District was defrauded of more than $20,000 by an employee who helped run before- and after- school programs for children.
Published July 3rd, 2014 - 3:39PM
The town now contracts with Buckley and Carbonado fire departments, which lack emergency transport services. Residents must pay for ambulance rides on top of a higher tax rate that was approved last year.
Published July 6th, 2014 - 9:08AM
An agreement to deliver thousands of spectators to the doorstep of next year’s championship at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place is close to being final, officials say.
Published July 3rd, 2014 - 2:45PM
A Kent man injured his leg Thursday after the tractor he was riding tipped over on a small hill, according to the Fire Department.
Published July 6th, 2014 - 12:51PM
Question: While out at the Taste of Tacoma recently I noticed a lot of people charging for parking.
Published July 3rd, 2014 - 6:48PM
Planning for next year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course will be a focus of an in-district Pierce County Council meeting Tuesday in University Place.
Published July 5th, 2014 - 3:00PM
The work on the Randall Drive Northwest boat launch is being done during the lowest tide of the year.
Published July 5th, 2014 - 12:00AM
This week marked the beginning of a year-long closure of Vassault Park’s playfields to allow for the removal of accumulated arsenic from the former Asarco copper smelter in Ruston.
Published July 6th, 2014 - 3:41PM
Even before Jillian Foss knew she’d buy the house on Electron Way in Fircrest, she saw its trio of front-yard trees as an opportunity to bring three famous characters to life.
Published July 2nd, 2014 - 3:41PM
Pierce County’s third-largest district is looking to catch drivers illegally passing school buses.
Published July 2nd, 2014 - 1:49PM
A fire that prompted the evacuation of 50 people at a Tacoma apartment complex Tuesday started because someone left food cooking unattended on a stove, the department said.
Published July 2nd, 2014 - 1:54PM
For the first time in more than three decades, animals at the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park will get names.
Published July 3rd, 2014 - 11:33PM
A volunteer committee was tasked with designing a large sign for intersection at Bridgeport Way and Pacific Highway.
Published July 1st, 2014 - 8:14PM
The city of Tacoma will form a working group to talk about billboard regulations later this month, nearly two years after it agreed to do so under a deal that halted a legal battle between it and Clear Channel Outdoor.
Published July 1st, 2014 - 6:29PM
Tim Robnett was fired from Larchmont Elementary School in early May after a Tacoma School District investigation concluded his actions were “egregious” and lacked “any positive educational aspect or legitimate professional purpose,” according to documents obtained by The News Tribune.
Published July 2nd, 2014 - 9:50AM
The South Sound saw record-breaking heat Tuesday, and the sunny weather is expected to hold through the holiday weekend.
Published July 2nd, 2014 - 10:57AM
The City of Tacoma is closing a 103-year-old bridge on the Tideflats to all traffic in a few weeks.
Published July 1st, 2014 - 3:43PM
Kent firefighters rescued a man from inside a burning abandoned home early Tuesday morning.
Published July 1st, 2014 - 9:44AM
With the Fourth of July just days away and U.S. residents stocking up on fireworks, South Sound officials are reminding people to abide by the rules that cover when and where fireworks displays can be set off.
Published July 1st, 2014 - 3:47PM
Firefighters were called about 9:25 p.m. to the 1000 block of South Seventh Street and found thick smoke and heavy flames coming from the second floor of a 1,568-square-foot house.
Published July 1st, 2014 - 6:53AM
Broadcasters say contracts include trade secrets that, if revealed, would harm their business. The News Tribune argues that taxpayers have a right to know how the city-owned Click cable system spends its money.
Published July 1st, 2014 - 1:12PM
No Child Left Behind law forces letters to families that South Sound officials call “inaccurate” and “demoralizing.”
Published June 30th, 2014 - 3:16PM
Organizing this week’s Fourth of July Freedom Fair in Tacoma means Gary Grape is working harder in retirement than he did in his career.
Published June 30th, 2014 - 3:15PM
For many adults adopted as children in Washington state, a change in law Tuesday will give them access to family medical history, and might help them identify their birth parents.
Published June 30th, 2014 - 9:59AM
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending June 27, 2014
Published June 29th, 2014 - 4:18PM
Veteran police officer fires one round and suspect dies at the scene.
Published June 29th, 2014 - 11:23AM
It’s a classic road-rage situation: merging traffic struggling to get onto the arterial, and traffic on the mainline refusing to give way. Who has the right-of-way in freeway merge?
Published June 30th, 2014 - 10:06AM
Town council first agreed to new contract with the fire district then backed out
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