City Council cancels meeting for National Night Out

July 31, 2015

NEW — 1 p.m. July 31, 2015

The regular Aug. 4 Newcastle City Council meeting is canceled, so council members can visit community National Night Out parties.

National Night Out events heighten crime- and drug-prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts and send a message that local neighborhoods are organized and won’t stand for crime.

Newcastle is joining forces with more than 16,000 communities nationwide to celebrate. National Night Out events involve more than 38 million people throughout the United States.

Contact your homeowners association to find out if your neighborhood has a gathering planned.

More than 300 without power in Newcastle

July 31, 2015

NEW — 10:40 a.m. July 31, 2015

More than 300 people are without power in Newcastle, according to Puget Sound Energy’s outage map.

The outage’s start time was just before 10 a.m. Friday. Crews are dispatched and the company estimates a noon restoration time.

The cause of the outage is currently unknown.

Get the latest outage updates on the company’s outage map here.