Category Archives: Roy News

Bethel school bus involved in accident – no students injured

  A Bethel School District bus was involved in a motor vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in Roy.  None of the ten students on board or the driver was injured, according to Krista Carlson, Director of Communications for BSD.

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Darlene Wilson ordered to surrender horses

  In a process that approached group therapy more than a traditional judicial proceeding, Judge Pat O’Malley instructed Roy horsewoman Darlene Wilson to surrender her eleven horses as a result of her April 3 conviction on three counts of animal … Continue reading

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Daffodil Parade in Orting delights thousands

   Although the 78th Annual Daffodil Parade lost its sunny skies somewhere around Tacoma, it still dodged the raindrops three towns later when the twenty-two Daffodil Princesses and their Queen, Claire Fleming, arrived in Orting Saturday afternoon.

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Darlene Wilson convicted on three counts of animal cruelty

  Darlene Wilson, a horse breeder for over 40 years, has been convicted on three criminal counts of 2nd Degree Animal Cruelty.  The charges were based upon injuries suffered by three horses that endured squalid conditions at Wilson’s Carousel Stables in Roy.  In March … Continue reading

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Horse breeder Darlene Wilson in court to face animal cruelty charges

    Darlene Wilson, an Arabian horse breeder and owner of the Carousel Stables in Roy, is appearing in Pierce County District Court this week to face three counts of animal cruelty in the second degree.  These criminal charges were … Continue reading

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3 dead locally in 2 separate domestic violence episodes

  Editor’s Note:  These deaths bring to fifteen, the number of domestic violence homicides and corresponding suicides that I have covered as a reporter in the past three years in Graham, Eatonville, Roy, Spanaway and Kapowsin.   An Eatonville couple died Sunday afternoon … Continue reading

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Town Hall meetings reveal a calming political mood

  Last Saturday, the triumvirate of 2nd LD legislators completed a two-week series of Town Hall meetings held throughout the district, and their words and tone reveal that the angry rhetoric of the past eighteen months has dissipated.

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Record cold turns roads treacherous

  A record-setting cold has turned two day’s worth of snow and slush on our roadways into dangerous slabs of ice.   Olympia Airport recorded a record-low of 8 degrees at 6:54 am on Friday morning.  The previous low had been … Continue reading

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Snow blankets area

  Maybe the snow stuck to the road in your neighborhood, or maybe it didn’t – or most likely it did both – but where ever you live the Great White Stillness probably descended upon you over the past two … Continue reading

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Roy group looking for increased police protection

  Lynn Brewer, a community activist from the Roy area, has announced several pieces of action by her group, the Roy Watch Dogs, that show some promise in gaining increased police protection for the troubled neighborhoods of rural southwest Pierce … Continue reading

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