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Published September 9th, 2013 - 9:44AM
Overnight closures are planned this week on a section of Canyon Road East in Puyallup so crews can remove deteriorated pavement and seal cracks.
Published September 8th, 2013 - 8:17PM
Flooding that closed Ferrucci Junior High School in Puyallup Friday will take one more day for crews to clean up, Puyallup School District spokesman Brian Fox said Sunday.
Published September 7th, 2013 - 3:31AM
Persistent rain didn’t keep eager fans of the Washington State Fair from lining the streets in downtown Puyallup for the opening-day rodeo parade and cattle drive Friday morning.
Published September 6th, 2013 - 11:04AM
Ferrucci Junior High School in Puyallup is closed today because of water damage from Thursday's storm.
Published September 5th, 2013 - 10:31PM
EVENTS FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 AT THE FAIR
Published September 5th, 2013 - 9:36PM
The marriage of new and old is a common theme for the annual event known for decades as the Puyallup Fair. It will offer longtime favorites and new attractions to a predicted million-plus visitors through Sept. 22.
Published September 5th, 2013 - 6:48PM
Craftsmen from Zigong in China’s Sichuan Province designed, welded, wired and stitched up hundreds of luminaries for Luminasia, opening today at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. The exhibit contains 500 luminaries, 23,000 light bulbs, and 65,000 pounds of steel.
Published September 5th, 2013 - 11:47AM
He preyed on the elderly, sometimes bilking them of their entire life savings with the promise of yard work he never completed.
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 4th, 2013 - 11:19PM
In addition to tender moments between kids, parents and teachers, Wednesday morning featured doughnut-and-coffee snacks for moms and dads dropping off their children at Ridgecrest Elementary School in the Puyallup School District.
Published September 4th, 2013 - 2:02PM
During a drug trafficking bust today that netted eight arrests, federal agents served search warrants at houses in Tacoma, Puyallup and Auburn, among others.
Published September 4th, 2013 - 2:45AM
Supporters and opponents of a proposed rezone near Shaw Road in Puyallup agreed on two things Tuesday night: Retired farmer Neil Van Lierop should be able to sell his property for a fair price, and his former daffodil farmland should be thoughtfully developed.
Published September 2nd, 2013 - 12:05AM
Kent Hojem is a jokester with a passion for fairs — especially his own in Puyallup. He has been the CEO since 2005. He took a break from fair preparations last week to talk about life behind the grandstand.
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 30th, 2013 - 6:54AM
Two young children taken Thursday night from their Puyallup home by their mother in violation of a court order were found safe this morning, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.
Published August 28th, 2013 - 12:17PM
When Bourbon Street Bar & Grill opens this fall in downtown Puyallup, owner Mike de Alwis pictures a dining experience that’s affordable and aimed at date night diners. As the New Orleans inspired name suggests, the menu will tread into Louisiana dining with a menu of steaks and seafood.
Published August 26th, 2013 - 1:51PM
Bruiser, a 150-pound French mastiff, knows when it’s time to go to work. “I say, ‘Do you want to see your kids?’ and he perks up,” said owner Angie Reed of Puyallup.
Published August 22nd, 2013 - 12:22PM
Eleven women and one man have sued the city of Puyallup, claiming it inappropriately video-recorded them undressing or using the toilet at the city jail after they were arrested for misdemeanor DUI.
Published August 21st, 2013 - 7:53PM
Ron Gallucci, owner and founder of Gallucci’s Catering Co. in Tacoma and a man long associated with the local restaurant scene, died Aug. 12 at his home in Lake Tapps. He was 49.
Published August 21st, 2013 - 1:51PM
He wasn’t hard to pick out.

The 44-year-old suspected shoplifter was the only person standing in the Puyallup River without a fishing pole.

Published August 21st, 2013 - 12:05AM
Traces of a replica Space Needle and Mount Rainier peeked over the fences near the Orange Gate at the Washington State Fairgrounds on Tuesday, teasing commuters and Puyallup residents with hints of what they’ll see at the rebranded fair opening Sept. 6.
Published August 16th, 2013 - 7:56PM
New efforts to reel in students who have left the public education system are sprouting in Pierce County's two largest school districts.
Published August 16th, 2013 - 5:51PM
James Fairchild has an addictive personality, so he sticks to healthy obsessions. For now, those include art, music, coffee, his six dogs and, of course, his crafts.
Published August 14th, 2013 - 8:46AM
A collision has shut down a major intersection in Puyallup, police said, causing major backups.
Published August 13th, 2013 - 6:37AM
Pierce County prosecutors on Monday filed 11 additional child pornography charges against a Puyallup-area man suspected of beating his friend to death and hiding his body.
Published August 12th, 2013 - 11:32AM
The city of Puyallup will take its first look at a proposed moratorium on recreational marijuana as the Washington State Liquor Control Board works to finalize regulations on the sale and production of the product. 
Published August 8th, 2013 - 9:32PM
Puyallup’s classroom teachers will be measured by new yardsticks when the school year begins Sept. 4.
Published August 8th, 2013 - 9:01PM
Rocky isn’t quite what you might expect of a hero. But ever since arriving in 2007, Rocky has been working at the Normandy Park Police Department, where his olfactory skills are frequently called upon to aid investigations.
Published August 8th, 2013 - 2:08PM
The state has charged two health care providers with unprofessional conduct ranging from moving in with a client to assaulting a spouse, according to the Department of Health.
Published August 7th, 2013 - 1:28PM
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue responded Wednesday to a fire in unincorporated Pierce County. It was called in as a brush fire, but was upgraded to two alarms after the small fire reached a duplex and nearby house.
Published August 6th, 2013 - 4:22PM
Court records show the man was "leaning on his extremely damaged vehicle, eating strawberries," when a Puyallup officer asked him about the hit-and-run accident that had just occurred nearby.
Published August 2nd, 2013 - 10:20AM
The Kmart store on River Road in Puyallup will close in November. A going-out-of-business sale begins later this month.
Published August 1st, 2013 - 2:25PM
The Puyallup School District will offer free, full-day kindergarten at Firgrove, Spinning, and Stewart elementary schools beginning this fall.
Published July 31st, 2013 - 7:40PM
Pierce Transit board of commissioners rescinded Wednesday major service cuts planned to start next month, but they cautioned their vote only delays the inevitable.
Published July 31st, 2013 - 1:22PM
Business and community groups in Puyallup are collecting back-to-school supplies for needy students during the month of August.
Published July 25th, 2013 - 5:18PM
Puyallup Planning Commission votes 3-2 to deny a land-use application for a firm that wants to buy Neil Van Lierop’s property for industrial development.
Published July 24th, 2013 - 9:13PM
The Puyallup Planning Commission voted 3-2 Wednesday night to deny a rezone application by local developer Schnitzer West.
Published July 24th, 2013 - 4:34PM
Downtown Puyallup’s newest bar and eatery has opened. The Forum will serve lunch and dinner daily, but here’s something hard to find in Puyallup – The Forum intends to serve its full menu into the late evening hours.
Published July 22nd, 2013 - 3:21PM
A Federal Way man accused of drunkenly entering a travel trailer Saturday in downtown Puyallup and inappropriately touching a woman sleeping inside pleaded not guilty Monday.
Published July 20th, 2013 - 7:50PM
Teams bringing together active-duty soldiers and civilians faced off in contests from softball to a tug-of-war in Sumner Saturday to forge community bonds.
Published July 18th, 2013 - 6:06PM
Friendly competition is bringing two East Pierce County cities together on Saturday to support active-duty soldiers. Sumner will host the first Great American Picnic, where the city’s various organizations and residents will be pitted against groups from neighboring Puyallup to raise money for a military nonprofit.
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