November 19, 2011
NEW — 6 p.m. Nov. 19, 2011
Battling into the last seconds of the game, the Liberty High School Patriots were defeated by the Seattle Prep Panthers 3-2 in the 3A state soccer championship game Nov. 19 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.
After Liberty junior Kiana Hafferty found the back of the net with an assisted goal from senior Cassidy Nangle only two minutes into the game, sophomore Kali Youngdahl slipped a goal by Panthers goal keeper Abby Rockwell. Kimi Fry assisted the goal six minutes into the game.
Liberty coach Jamie Giger said being up 2-0 is often the one of the most difficult places to be in a competitive game.
“You feel comfortable,” she said. “You feel that you have the game…that’s just the way it goes. They came back. Give it to them, they played really hard when they were down.”
November 18, 2011
NEW — 10:50 p.m. Nov. 18, 2011
The Newcastle Police Department is seeking information after three cars were prowled between the evening hours of Nov. 16 and the morning of Nov. 17 in the Madison Lane and Asbury Crest neighborhoods, near SE 69 Street and 115th Place.
The culprit or culprits entered the vehicles by breaking windows. Some of the stolen items of value were left in plain sight.
Report car prowls by calling (206) 296-3311 or go online at www.reporttosheriff.org.
November 16, 2011
NEW — 2:15 p.m. Nov. 16, 2011
Thanksgiving is the launch date for a statewide campaign to nab drunken drivers throughout the holiday season.
The effort starts Nov. 24 and runs through Jan. 2. The campaign means beefed-up DUI enforcement on Newcastle and King County roads, as the Newcastle Police Department, Washington State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies join the crackdown.
Washington law enforcement officers advise all holiday partygoers to designate a sober driver, call a cab or choose not to drink alcohol.
November 15, 2011
NEW — 11 a.m. Nov. 15, 2011
With La Niña in the long-term forecast and a steady decline in temperatures, the King County Road Services Division is urging motorists to prepare for driving in wintry conditions.
The agency faces a challenge in the months ahead due to budget cuts.
Because wintry conditions can start earlier at higher elevations, county road crews topped off salt and sand stockpiles to be ready. The latest forecast indicates ice and snow could start any day.
November 14, 2011
UPDATED — 11:40 a.m. Nov. 16, 2011
Although Newcastle Elementary School librarian Laura Berry has come in contact with thousands of book over her lifetime, she distinctly remembers sitting down and reading “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” as a small child.
Thanks to the school’s annual Gift-A-Book campaign, which allows children and parents to select books to donate to the school’s library, Newcastle will be able to add the 60-year-old story to its growing collection.
“It’s still a great story, and it’s nice to have a library bound edition of it,” she said. “One of our first-graders chose that. He and his family donated three wonderful books.”