Category Archives: Cops and courts

Police ask for help in identifying the Burlington mall shooter

Update 10 pm, 9. 24. 16 A suspect has been taken into custody for the mall shooting in Burlington. Local media are reporting that the individual is Arcan Cetin, 20-year-old resident of Oak Harbor. No other details were immediately available. … Continue reading

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Eatonville man killed in Graham traffic accident

By Bruce A. Smith An Eatonville man was killed in a traffic accident at the intersection of Mountain Hwy (SR7) and 304th Street in Graham early Sunday morning, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) announced today.

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Sex abuse, the Spotlight movie, and my Catholic high school

by Bruce A. Smith I just saw the movie “Spotlight” on Netflix, and it brings related issues to the surface, such as the Mauck murders in Graham in 2007 and on-going sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. To begin, “Spotlight” is … Continue reading

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An Open-Letter to Graham and the Mountain News-WA Community

  by Wayne Cooke Editor’s Note: Wayne Cooke is a long-time community activist in Graham, and is a former Board member of the Graham-Kapowsin Community Council. In addition to being a former elementary school teacher in the Bethel, Franklin Pierce … Continue reading

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Randle man killed in Eatonville car accident

by Bruce A. Smith The Washington State Patrol announced this evening that Raymond R. Craig, 20, of Randle, Washington was fatally injured today in a collision on SR 161 at Thomas Rd. This stretch of road is just north of … Continue reading

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Harris arraigned on $2 million bail in death of Nicole White as mysteries swirl about case

  By Bruce A. Smith Jonathan D. Harris appeared before Justice Megan M. Foley in Pierce County Superior Court June 24 to answer charges that he killed Nicole White, the Orting mother of two young boys.  Harris pleaded not guilty … Continue reading

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Jonathan Harris charged in murder of Nicole White

~ Special to the Mountain News By Bruce A. Smith The Office of the Pierce County Prosecutor announced today that Jonathan Harris – the man first identified by the family as responsible for her disappearance two weeks ago – has been … Continue reading

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Person of Interest in Nicole White case arrested

  Nicole White Update Number 5, Monday, June 15, 2015:  by Bruce A. Smith John Harris, the person of interest questioned last week in the disappearance of Nicole White, has been arrested on unrelated weapons charges, according to KIRO news. … Continue reading

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Secrecy, confusion, and gritty determination mark the search for Nicole White

  by Bruce A. Smith The search for Nicole White has revealed a strange mix of decision-making and behaviors among officials, and her family and friends on how best to find the Orting mother of two, missing since Saturday June … Continue reading

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“Person of Interest” identified in the case of the missing Orting woman

   by Bruce A. Smith Pierce County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Wednesday that they have identified a “person of interest” connected to the disappearance of Nicole White, the Orting mother of two missing since Saturday.  Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant … Continue reading

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