Category Archives: Cops and courts

Search for missing Orting woman turns dire

   By Bruce A. Smith The search for Nicole White, a 28 year-old Orting woman missing since Saturday June 6, turned sinister Tuesday as the family released more information about the circumstances of her disappearance.  Melissa Nieto, who identified herself … Continue reading

Posted in Cops and courts, Graham News, Orting, Spanaway | 2 Comments

Abandoned vehicle found in Graham linked to missing Orting woman

~  By Bruce A. Smith  The tranquilly of a warm, sunny spring afternoon in Graham was shattered when Pierce County Sheriff deputies descended upon an abandoned car parked in the woods alongside Webster Hill Rd.  The vehicle, a small red … Continue reading

Posted in Cops and courts, Graham News, Orting | Leave a comment

People are suffering – how should we respond?

Editor’s Note: The following essay is from a young woman named Gayle Tice. A few words about her and our relationship are in order before you read her story about encountering a homeless vet in Seattle. Gayle is originally from Graham, WA, … Continue reading

Posted in Cops and courts, Culture, Graham News, Politics, Remarkable men and women, Spirituality, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

FBI seeking fugitive in Washington state

by Bruce A. Smith The Seatttle office of the FBI is asking Mountain News-WA readers for assistance in locating a fugitive named Kevin Anthony Briggs. Here are the press releases from Ayn Dietrich, the PIO in Seattle, and she offers … Continue reading

Posted in Cops and courts, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Memorial service scheduled for Graham youth killed by drunk driver

by Bruce A. Smith This Friday, February 21, there will be a memorial service for Graham teenager Daniel Morse, who was killed in 2009 by a drunk driver.  Daniel was 14 years-old when he was killed during the Christmas holiday … Continue reading

Posted in Cops and courts, Graham News | Leave a comment

Central Pierce Fire and Rescue busy with local emergencies

by Bruce A. Smith Editor’s Note, After four weeks back in NY visiting family and meeting with agents and publishers regarding my book on DB Cooper, I am finally back in the saddle at the Mountain News.  In my absence … Continue reading

Posted in Cops and courts, Events, Graham News, Puyallup | 2 Comments

Earl Cossey’s son speaks to media

by Bruce A. Smith Wayland Cossey, the son of Earl Cossey, spoke today to a gathering of media at the King County Sheriff’s Office in Shoreline.  Due to personal health issues I was unable to attend, but Sgt. Cindi West, … Continue reading

Posted in Cops and courts, DB Cooper | 1 Comment

Update of the Earl Cossey murder investigation – more reward money to be offered

By Bruce A. Smith Additional updates added 5. 24. 13 Sgt Cindi West told the Mountain News on Tuesday that the family of Earl Cossey intends to raise the amount of reward offered for the Good Samaritan who returned Coss’ … Continue reading

Posted in Cops and courts, DB Cooper | Leave a comment

WSP seeks assistence from public in recent crash on SR 410

Editor’s Note: The Mountain News has received the following request from the WSP, asking for witnesses to a recent crash on SR 410.

Posted in Cops and courts | Leave a comment

Update on the murder of Earl Cossey, an analysis of his role in the DB Cooper case

 By Bruce A. Smith The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book: Sky Thief – A Report on the DB Cooper Hijacking.  Earl Cossey, the controversial rigger and long-time consultant to the FBI on the parachutes used in the … Continue reading

Posted in Cops and courts, DB Cooper | 25 Comments