Washington state man sentenced for vehicular homicide
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state judge has sentenced a man who pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide for running over his friend with a car.
Suspect charged in fatal Tacoma shooting
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma police say a person was shot to death and a man was taken into custody.
The News-Tribune reports police shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday responded to a report of a...
Fire badly damages Washington state food bank
SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) — A food bank that serves roughly 1,100 people in Pierce County, Washington was damaged in a fire Friday, and officials don't yet know how much food, if any, can be...
Jury: Cop didn’t violate brothers’ civil rights in shooting
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A jury has found that an Olympia police officer did not violate the constitutional rights of two brothers he shot while responding to reports that two men matching their...
Fugitive rapist arrested after cutting off GPS tracker
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a convicted rapist who was released from prison Saturday has been arrested in Enumclaw after cutting off his GPS tracker.
Judge won’t dismiss case on wages of immigrant detainees
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's effort to force a privately run immigration jail to pay its detainees minimum wage for work they perform can continue after all, a federal judge ruled...
Tacoma hazardous waste operation fined $1.9M by state
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma hazardous-waste facility has been slapped with a $1.9 million state Department of Ecology fine for mismanagement and other problems that led to a fire.
City of Vancouver sues opioid producers, suppliers
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The city of Vancouver has filed a lawsuit against major opioid producers and suppliers, joining a long list of cities seeking restitution for the drug's impact on their...
Washington state deputy shoots woman during police pursuit
FREDERICKSON, Wash. (AP) — Police say a Washington state deputy has wounded a woman after she opened fire during a police pursuit.
KOMO-TV reports that the Pierce County deputy is on paid...
Feds: Washington state man cashed missing brother’s benefits
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 72-year-old Washington state man has been collecting his missing brother's Social Security benefits for more than two decades, a case cracked with...
Charge: Timber thieves started Olympic National Forest fire
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say timber thieves were to blame for a fire in Washington's Olympic National Forest last year.
An indictment unsealed Monday says Justin Wilke and...
Longtime deputy accused of assaulting wife
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A longtime Pierce County sheriff's sergeant has been accused of assaulting his wife.
The News Tribune reports 50-year-old Pat Davidson was charged Tuesday with unlawful...
Judge plans to dismiss case on wages of immigrant detainees
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge who previously ruled that Washington state could pursue its claim that immigration detainees must be paid minimum wage for work at a privately run, for-profit...
Pierce County man sues over vaping-related sickness
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Pierce County, Washington, man is suing the makers of vape pods and vape pens claiming the products left him wheezing, breathless and hospitalized earlier this...
Police: Gangs aren’t only factor in Tacoma homicide rate
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The violence is impossible to ignore.
So far this year, 22 people have been killed in Tacoma. That's the highest homicide rate since 2006, and there are still three...
Washington state bicyclist killed in hit-and-run on birthday
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man has died in a hit-and-run accident while he was bicycling home on his 34th birthday.
The Bellingham Herald reported Sunday that Tyler Rolph...
Jury awards $17M to 3 plaintiffs in deadly Amtrak derailment
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded three people who sued over a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state nearly $17 million for their pain and suffering.
Woman pleads guilty to role in sheriff’s deputy killing
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A woman accused of driving two men to a robbery in which a Pierce County sheriff's deputy was killed has pleaded guilty in Superior Court.
Teen found shot dies in Lakewood parking lot
LAEKWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old man died in a convenience store parking lot near Tacoma after he was shot and then driven to that location.
Seattle to address missing, murdered indigenous women crisis
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has adopted a resolution acknowledging violence against indigenous women and girls and vowing to address the crisis.
Washington state fire chief quit over event held in station
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A fire chief in Washington state resigned due to a dispute over a fundraising event inside the city's only fire station.
Police fatally shoot armed man during traffic stop in Tacoma
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of an armed 24-year-old man by Tacoma police.
The News-Tribune reports the incident occurred during a traffic...
Puyallup bar owner admits selling meth, heroin, cocaine
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The owner of a Puyallup bar has pleaded guilty to a federal charge that he sold drugs from the establishment.
John Choe ran Johnny's Bar and Grill. The U.S. Attorney's...
Police: Former Washington candidate broke bongs, bit guard
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former Washington state political candidate has been charged with biting a security guard and breaking bongs at a marijuana shop.
3 teens arrested for fatal shooting of Tacoma boy on porch
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy on the front porch of his Tacoma home in July.
- Globe NewswireHeartland Express, Inc. Announces Grand Re-Opening of Terminal in Tacoma, WashingtonSeptember 16, 2019
- Business WireTrueBlue Reports Second Quarter 2019 ResultsJuly 29, 2019
- Business WirePeopleReady Joins Movement to Rebuild the Skilled Trade WorkforceApril 25, 2019
- Business WireKeller Williams Realty Tacoma Team Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Forms BrokerageFebruary 26, 2019
- Business Wire3650 REIT Facilitates $78 Million Construction Loan to Complete Tacoma Marriott Convention Center HotelFebruary 25, 2019
Jury to decide compensation for injured in Amtrak crash
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Attorneys for people injured in a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state in 2017 have told jurors in a civil case it's up to them to decide how much compensation should...
Victims sue Amtrak over Washington state train derailment
DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — The first lawsuit against Amtrak over a fatal train derailment in Washington State is set to begin.
KCPQ-TV reported Monday that the jury trial is scheduled to be held...
Washington man sues state for 9-year sex predator detention
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man is suing for what he says was wrongful confinement for nine years in Washington state's facility for sexually violent predators.
Housing agency files lawsuit against former worker
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An affordable housing agency has filed a lawsuit against a former employee, contending the worker diverted public funds for personal use.
Glider pilot killed in crash identified
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A glider pilot who died after crashing southeast of Tacoma last weekend has been identified as 71-year-old John Michael Cook.
Human remains found by construction workers
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say human remains were discovered by construction workers east of Tacoma in the Lake Tapps area.
The Pierce County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday workers...
Pierce County prosecutor appeals $311,150 records fine
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office is appealing a $311,150 public records violation.
The News Tribune reports Thurston County Superior Court Judge Christopher Lanese...
Tacoma landmark church to be demolished
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A landmark Catholic church in Tacoma will be demolished, church officials said.
The decision about the Holy Rosary Catholic Church was announced during Saturday evening...
Teen shot on Tacoma street Monday dies
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A teenager shot on a Tacoma street earlier this week has died.
The News Tribune reports the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as 18-year-old...
Tacoma zoo welcomes the 1st baby tamandua pup in its history
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma is celebrating the birth of its first tamandua pup, which is the size of an avocado.
Mariners manager: Hernández to rejoin rotation this weekend
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Félix Hernández will rejoin the Seattle Mariners' starting rotation this weekend.
Manager Scott Servais made the announcement Tuesday.
3 people and a dog rescued from Point Defiance cliff
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma Fire says three people and a dog had to be rescued from a cliff in Point Defiance Park.
The News Tribune reports that crews were called out around 9:30 p.m....
Family of slain Tacoma officer files wrongful death lawsuit
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The daughters of a slain Tacoma police officer have filed a lawsuit against the Tacoma Police Department, claiming Tacoma officers should have arrested the suspect before...
2 killed in Tacoma shooting
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say two men were killed and three women injured in a shooting in Tacoma, Washington.
KOMO reports the shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Suspect in slaying of Lakewood woman held on $5 million bail
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The man accused of killing a barbershop owner in Lakewood, Washington, is being held on $5 million bail.
KOMO reports Angel Martinez had a not guilty plea entered on his...
Dorothy Olsen, pilot in World War II, dies at 103
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Dorothy Eleanor Olsen, a member of a group of civilian volunteers who flew planes across the country during World War II, has died. She was 103.
Man kidnapped as baby reunites with rescuing FBI agent
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An FBI agent who helped rescue a baby kidnapped from a Washington state hospital in 1997 got quite the surprise at his retirement party.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police say a woman's death is possibly linked to a string of crimes that led to the arrests of two people in Washington state.
Judge refuses to dismiss suit over wages for detainees
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge again has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Bob Ferguson against the private company that owns and operates a Tacoma immigration-detention...
Glacier water flow on Mount Rainier damages road, trail
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Water has gushed from a glacier on Washington's Mount Rainier, damaging a road and trail as it flowed down.
The News Tribune reports the water burst on the South Tahoma...
BRINNON, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says two people have died in a head-on collision between motorcycles.
The Tacoma News-Tribune reports the accident occurred Saturday near...
PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane landed on a busy stretch of road in Washington state, stunning drivers but hurting no one.