Pierce County prosecutors Thursday filed three criminal charges against a 14-year-old Lakewood boy accused of being behind the wheel of a car that crashed Monday, killing a 10-year-old boy riding in the back seat. Source: Boy, 14, charged in fatal Lakewood joyride | The News Tribune
The Safe Routes to School grant program provides more sidewalks to 44th street in University Place, connecting all the schools and parks in the community. Watch Pierce County TV’s video report:
A Lakewood program aimed at reducing mentally ill individuals’ repeated run-ins with police by connecting them with services has seen success in the short time since it was established, according to preliminary data presented Monday to the City Council. Source: Lakewood mental health outreach claims early successes | The News Tribune
LAKEWOOD – A pair of stories posted at The News Tribune website tell sad stories of a 10-year-old killed in a car crash on Monday, November 9. “A 10-year-old boy died Monday night after a car driven by a 14-year-old hit a utility pole in Lakewood, police said.” Read the rest of Alexis Krell’s Nov. 9 story. “The 14-year-old driver of a car that slammed into a utility pole in Lakewood, killing a 10-year-old, was booked into Remann Hall juvenile detention center Tuesday.” Read the rest of Stacia Glenn’s Nov. 10 update.
UNIVERSITY PLACE – After the Charles Wright Academy varsity girls soccer team won their season’s final home game (2-0 over Bellevue Christian) on Thursday, October 22, players, classmates, parents and friends gathered to honor three seniors.
“Lakewood is moving forward with plans to build a stage at Fort Steilacoom Park. The location, which has been the biggest concern for park users and neighbors, would be near a maintenance shed and caretaker residence off Angle Lane near the middle of the park. It’s the same spot the city uses for its annual SummerFest event stage.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story at The News Tribune website.
“Fircrest restaurant owner Scott Clement wants nothing more than a level playing field. He owns the Spring Lake Cafe, located in the core area of Fircrest that’s still covered by a law dating to the city’s founding in 1925.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story at The News Tribune website.\
“If a broad post-war military drawdown persuades Congress to commission a round of base closures, a report being unveiled Tuesday could provide a key road map for South Sound communities angling to protect Joint Base Lewis-McChord from deep cuts.” Read the rest of Adam Ashton’s story on The News Tribune website.
“The two candidates in Lakewood’s one contested City Council race agree more needs to be done to improve the reputation of the second-largest city in Pierce County.
“Incumbent Marie Barth says momentum is building, but it will take time to improve Lakewood’s image. Challenger Ben Gonter says cleaning up the city’s low-income neighborhoods is a good place to start.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story at The News Trubune’s website.
“Lakewood and University Place civic leaders oppose a City of Tacoma-proposed utility tax that would tax residents outside of Tacoma to improve Tacoma roads.
“The tax is one of two measures Tacoma has on the Nov. 3 ballot to help pay for road improvements.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story at The News Tribune website.