DuPont, Wash. – According to Better Business Bureau reports, consumers across Western Washington are being scammed out of hundreds of dollars with prepaid money cards. These cards offer many conveniences, but create easy opportunities for scammers; consumers should be aware of the dangers associated with prepaid cards.
The Pierce County Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is taking on the improper marketing and misuse of certain prescribed drugs for the treatment of behavioral symptoms of dementia. The drugs most often used include Risperdal, Seoquel, Abilify and Invega. The misuse of these drugs, especially for elderly and for people who have a dementing illness, can have serious, life threatening side effects.
In the hour prior to a public hearing on Senate Bill 6566 today, Sen. Steve O’Ban again called for Gov. Jay Inslee to reach out and listen to the victims before imposing a blanket moratorium on executions in Washington. Surrounded by family members and friends of those murdered by some of the nine men on death row, the Pierce County Republican held a news conference drawing attention to the governor’s inappropriate and unilateral use of power.
A Pierce County landscaper has been charged with failing to pay workers’ compensation insurance after one of his employees was injured on the job.
Kenneth Ivan Winters, 49, faces one count of doing business without workers’ comp insurance and seven counts of making false reports to the Department of Labor & Industries, according to charging papers. Each charge is a Class C felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
An increase in the number of residential security alarm permit applications has been one outcome of the recent burglaries in the Town of Steilacoom. In the last two weeks five residents have applied for permits.
In a phone interview Wednesday evening, Steilacoom Mayor Ron Lucas spoke about the progress in the Town’s efforts to resolve the community’s recent string of burglaries.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is looking for interested citizens to attend its winter Community Academy program. The University Place academy begins Feb. 20 and will meet each Thursday evening from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for 13 weeks. The South Hill academy begins March 19 and will meet each Wednesday evening from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for 13 weeks.
DuPont, Wash. – The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, may prove dangerous for those seeking to support their countries’ medal hopefuls. Better Business Bureau reminds consumers that while athletes compete for medals, scammers compete for personal information and credit card numbers.
Year-end crime statistics from 2013 show an overall dip of 8 percent in the City of Lakewood, a direct result of the work of its Police Department and indication that the community continues to be a safe place to live.
“We continue to work hand-in-hand with citizens and the business community to make Lakewood a better, safer community,” Police Chief Bret Farrar said. “It’s something we’ve done for the better part of a decade, now.”
DUPONT, Wash. First recognized by Better Business Bureaus on the East Coast, the “One Ring” phone scam is now being reported across the United States. As an industry leader in identifying and tracking emerging scam trends, BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is alerting the public to this simple—yet extremely effective—ploy that can result in unauthorized charges on wireless statements.
The next Steilacoom Parks and Trails Task Force Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 12 February, from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Map Room at the Town Hall on Lafayette St. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting where the discussion will focus on recommendations for park enhancements and work parties.