Two back-to-back power outages Monday knocked out electricity to more than 9,000 Puget Sound Energy customers in the Orting area.
An Orting substation for Puget Sound Energy lost power at 2 a.m. Monday, causing an outage for 6,100 customers, the agency said.
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.
Investigators are looking for a 22-year-old Lakewood man accused of fatally shooting a fellow partygoer last weekend.
A 21-year-old Orting man was shot and killed Saturday as he was leaving a birthday party east of Tacoma, Pierce County Sheriffs spokesman Ed Troyer said Monday.
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.
Investigators knew somebody had started the Orting house fire with Molotov Cocktails but couldnt figure out why.
At a resentencing hearing Friday, a Pierce County judge reduced Ansel Hofstetters life sentence to 40 years. Hes served more than 22 years, so hell most likely be out in 2031, when hes 56.
A move to explore a variable tax rate for flood control in Pierce County was shot down Wednesday.
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 Ortings Calistoga setback levee.
For about a half dozen of the hard-working members of the 62nd Medical Brigade, this weeks duties are childs play. Literally.
The power is out in the Orting area, so the Orting School District has canceled classes for Monday.
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.
A rare weekend road closure during the Washington State Fair could cause delays for commuters east of Puyallup this weekend.
Drunken driving arrests in Pierce County were down from last year over the Labor Day weekend, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
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.
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.
A fire destroyed a large barn in Buckley Thursday night but didnt spread to the nearby house, according to East Pierce Fire & Rescue.
Its a night of togetherness, meant to draw neighbors together and push criminals out.
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.
The two houses are about 100 yards apart in a quiet gated neighborhood called the Buttes on a wooded plateau just outside Orting.
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.
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.
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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