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Diane Renee Erdmann and Bernard Ross Hansen. Photos courtesy of FBI

FBI arrests Auburn couple after 11-day manhunt

The couple was previously convicted for fraud and skipped sentencing on April 29.

 

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Auburn School District to provide all school supplies

The goal is to increase equity and reduce strain on families.

 

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Valley Regional Fire Authority Firefighter and Chief Officer Dave Larberg retires

Ever since Dave Larberg’s forebears arrived in Auburn in the early 1900s, his family has served the public. For decades, it owned and operated a… Continue reading

 

Photo of camp instructors and atendees from a previous camp. Photo courtesy of Auburn Hoops.

Auburn Trojans Basketball Camp returns this June

Students from kindergarten to ninth grade can learn from the state champions.

Photo of camp instructors and atendees from a previous camp. Photo courtesy of Auburn Hoops.
Empty Bowls flyer.

Support the Auburn Food Bank at the Empty Bowls event

The Auburn Food Bank is holding an “Empty Bowls” event to raise money for the food bank on Friday, April 29. The benefit will take… Continue reading

Empty Bowls flyer.
Jack Garfield, left, and Aydan Hoyt at the April 11 Eagle Court of Honor. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Local boy scouts earn Eagle rank

Aydan Hoyt and Jack Garfield completed Eagle Scout projects to benefit the Des Moines and Federal Way communities.

Jack Garfield, left, and Aydan Hoyt at the April 11 Eagle Court of Honor. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Police catch suspect serial bank robber

A joint investigation involving law enforcement agencies in King and Pierce counties had led to the arrest April 6 of a 49-year-old man suspected of… Continue reading

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VRFA and South King Fire crews fought an early morning fire on April 7 at the Auburn Manor Apartments in the 900 block of 14th Street Northeast. All occupants got out safely, but four of the nine apartments were affected: one with smoke and water damage; a second with water and smoke damage; and the other two sustained smoke damage. The VRFA estimates damage to the structure at $250,000, and damage to the contents at $150,000 The cause of the fire is undetermined.

Early morning fire damages Auburn Manor Apartments

VRFA and South King Fire crews fought an early morning fire on April 7 at the Auburn Manor Apartments in the 900 block of 14th… Continue reading

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VRFA and South King Fire crews fought an early morning fire on April 7 at the Auburn Manor Apartments in the 900 block of 14th Street Northeast. All occupants got out safely, but four of the nine apartments were affected: one with smoke and water damage; a second with water and smoke damage; and the other two sustained smoke damage. The VRFA estimates damage to the structure at $250,000, and damage to the contents at $150,000 The cause of the fire is undetermined.
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Music Director Wesley Schulz.

Auburn Symphony Orchestra announces schedule

The Auburn Symphony Orchestra announced its 2022-2023 schedule packed with concerts at the Auburn Performing Arts Center and a variety of other venues. Their season… Continue reading

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Music Director Wesley Schulz.
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Emerald Downs to hike purses another 10% for 2022 season

Track management expects more fans at Auburn track

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Photo courtesy of the City of Auburn.

Come celebrate Auburn’s state champions

Auburn high schools won championships in swimming, basketball, cheerleading, and wrestling.

Photo courtesy of the City of Auburn.
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Prosecutor alleges woman stole Green River College security guard’s car

When a security guard patrolling Green River College’s student housing in the early morning hours of Feb. 24 hurried from his still-running car to help… Continue reading

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Photo courtesy of the Auburn Police Department.

Pedestrian-involved crash sends woman to Harborview

A woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after a car hit her on the 3300 block of I Street Northeast, according to the Auburn… Continue reading

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Medical Examiner IDs man fatally shot by SWAT team after he took his family hostage in Algona on Dec. 27

On Friday, Jan. 7, the King County Medical Examiner released the name of the man whom King County SWAT Team members shot and killed hours… Continue reading

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Auburn native Gwen Streeter is retiring after 10 years as a records specialist for Valley Regional 
Fire Authority Station 31, where her bubbly personality, ever-ready sense of humor, compassion and devotion to her duties earned her the high praise of her colleagues. Courtesy photo

Valley Regional Fire Authority’s Gwen Streeter retires

No statistics are available to tell us how common a bubbly personality, high intelligence, compassion and an inexhaustible sense of humor are to records specialists,… Continue reading

Auburn native Gwen Streeter is retiring after 10 years as a records specialist for Valley Regional 
Fire Authority Station 31, where her bubbly personality, ever-ready sense of humor, compassion and devotion to her duties earned her the high praise of her colleagues. Courtesy photo
One person died in a van vs. semi collision at 15th Street Northwest and Ron Crockett Drive on Dec. 6 in Auburn. Courtesy photo

Semi vs. van collision claims a life

A woman died in a van vs. semi collision at 15th Street Northwest and Ron Crockett Drive on Dec. 6 in Auburn. When crews from… Continue reading

One person died in a van vs. semi collision at 15th Street Northwest and Ron Crockett Drive on Dec. 6 in Auburn. Courtesy photo
Iron workers from Ironworkers Local 82, Seattle, set the last beam on the rebuild of Chinook Elementary School. Vicki Alonzo, Auburn School District.

Workers top off new Chinook Elementary School

The ancient Scandinavians used to place a tree on top of a new building to appease the tree dwelling spirits uprooted during its construction. Iron… Continue reading

Iron workers from Ironworkers Local 82, Seattle, set the last beam on the rebuild of Chinook Elementary School. Vicki Alonzo, Auburn School District.
Photo courtesy Don Gardner.

Musical fundraiser to benefit Auburn Food Bank’s Food to Go program

The White River Buddhist Temple in Auburn strongly supports the Auburn Food Bank’s Food to Go backpack program, which hands out 20 bags of food… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Don Gardner.
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Man sentenced to prison for taking nude photos of underage cheerleaders

In September, Jeffrey Mendoza pleaded guilty to communication with a minor for immoral purposes, assault with intent to commit sexual exploitation of a minor, according to FBI.

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Emerald Downs to increase horse racing purses by 10% in 2022

Second consecutive year of 10% increase at Auburn track