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Published November 12th, 2013 - 10:29AM
Two back-to-back power outages Monday knocked out electricity to more than 9,000 Puget Sound Energy customers in the Orting area.
Published November 11th, 2013 - 5:02PM
An Orting substation for Puget Sound Energy lost power at 2 a.m. Monday, causing an outage for 6,100 customers, the agency said.
Published November 6th, 2013 - 6:32PM
Updated election results from Pierce County show a close race for the District 3 seat on the Orting School Board. Candidate Bonnie Pedersen Walkup leads David H. Egts by just seven votes -- less than 1 percent of the vote -- according to figures released by the Pierce County Auditor’s Office Wednesday afternoon.
Published November 6th, 2013 - 2:48PM
Investigators are looking for a 22-year-old Lakewood man accused of fatally shooting a fellow partygoer last weekend.
Published November 4th, 2013 - 3:52PM
A 21-year-old Orting man was shot and killed Saturday as he was leaving a birthday party east of Tacoma, Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said Monday.
Published October 31st, 2013 - 5:39PM
A group of cyclists is concerned about safety on the Foothills Trail in Orting after the alleged assault of a bicycle shop owner, although officials are calling it an isolated incident.
Published October 25th, 2013 - 10:27AM
Investigators knew somebody had started the Orting house fire with Molotov Cocktails but couldn’t figure out why.
Published October 18th, 2013 - 6:36PM
At a resentencing hearing Friday, a Pierce County judge reduced Ansel Hofstetter’s life sentence to 40 years. He’s served more than 22 years, so he’ll most likely be out in 2031, when he’s 56.
Published October 9th, 2013 - 7:44PM
A move to explore a variable tax rate for flood control in Pierce County was shot down Wednesday.
Published October 5th, 2013 - 5:03PM
Money from a new countywide flood control tax is expected to be parceled out to projects for the first time this week, with $6.4 million designated for Orting’s Calistoga setback levee.
Published October 2nd, 2013 - 5:04PM
For about a half dozen of the hard-working members of the 62nd Medical Brigade, this week’s duties are child’s play. Literally.
Published September 30th, 2013 - 7:16AM
The power is out in the Orting area, so the Orting School District has canceled classes for Monday.
Published September 29th, 2013 - 3:22PM
City crews spent Sunday drying out Tacoma from heavy weekend rain that flooded the region, and staffers were preparing for another windy deluge Mother Nature was threatening to bring later that night.
Published September 11th, 2013 - 2:48PM
A rare weekend road closure during the Washington State Fair could cause delays for commuters east of Puyallup this weekend.
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 - 7:31AM
Denise Thompson, a Puyallup resident and science department chairwoman at Orting High School, has been named an ING Unsung Hero by ING U.S., a provider of retirement plans and programs for teachers.
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 16th, 2013 - 11:47AM
A fire destroyed a large barn in Buckley Thursday night but didn’t spread to the nearby house, according to East Pierce Fire & Rescue.
Published August 5th, 2013 - 2:39PM
It’s a night of togetherness, meant to draw neighbors together and push criminals out.
Published August 4th, 2013 - 11:12PM
All summer, the Orting Valley Farmers Market has been open each Friday from 3-7 p.m. and now has some 40 vendors. It was precisely the type of project the Spark Grants were created to fund.
Published July 31st, 2013 - 1:51PM
The two houses are about 100 yards apart in a quiet gated neighborhood called the Buttes on a wooded plateau just outside Orting.
Published July 30th, 2013 - 10:49PM
An off-duty Fife police officer fatally shot a 21-year-old man outside the officer's Orting home Tuesday night just after 10 p.m., Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer said.
Published July 23rd, 2013 - 5:25PM
The state Department of Transportation says it's removing demolition of the McMillin Bridge from its application to build a new bridge on state Route 162 across the Puyallup River, meaning the historic 78-year-old bridge outside Orting may be saved.
Published July 23rd, 2013 - 1:15PM
An overheated refrigerator produced enough smoke to temporarily shut down a Safeway store in Orting this morning, according to Orting Valley Fire & Rescue.
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