2 men charged in woman’s death on Joint Base Lewis-McChord
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Two men are facing federal murder charges in the death of a woman on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged 49-year-old Bobbie Anson Pease, of Tacoma, and 30-year-old Jeremy Jay Warren, of Forks, in a complaint unsealed Monday. They are accused of ...
Detectives investigate shooting by sheriff’s deputies
SPANAWAY, Washington (AP) — Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of an armed domestic violence suspect by sheriff’s deputies.
KIRO-TV reports the shooting occurred Saturday night in Spanaway, south of Tacoma.
Deputies responded to a 911 call just ...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Candidates in Washington’s U.S. senate race clashed Saturday over policies on the environment, trade and tariffs, immigration and health care.
Sen. Maria Cantwell, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Susan Hutchison held their second debate in Spokane and touched on ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention.
Some argue the best way to get more salmon to the starving whales is to tear down four ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The FBI is investigating after a Puyallup tribal police officer fatally shot a 45-year-old man outside the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has agreed to pay a $28 million settlement to woman who was left quadriplegic in wreck on Interstate 5 in DuPont.
The News Tribune reports 20-year-old Skylar Seward filed a ...
Owner of sports memorabilia shop sentenced on tax charges
SEATTLE (AP) — The owner of two Washington state sports memorabilia and card gaming shops was sentenced to 30 days in prison and 10 months of home detention for failing to pay taxes on more than 50 employees.
U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says Donald Knutsen must also pay about $235,000 in ...
More state patrol troopers file carbon monoxide claims
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two more Washington State Patrol troopers plan to sue the state over carbon monoxide poisoning, bringing the total number of troopers intending to sue to seven.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A jury awarded a Pierce County man nearly $5 million after he says he was fired from Mercedes Benz of Seattle when he lost his vocal chords to cancer.
A federal district court jury on Thursday found the dealership refused to let Troy Coachman back to work because he ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A county board meeting in Washington state became overly heated when a member hurled a profanity at the panel’s vice chairman, who happens to be her son.
The Tacoma News Tribune reports that ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Pierce County sheriff’s sergeant has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault.
The News Tribune reports 48-year-ol Robert Carpenter was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. ...
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Clallam County Prosecutor Mark Nichols is seeking to have a sexual harassment lawsuit against him dismissed.
The Peninsula Daily News reports ...
Man killed in what police say was plot to steal his house
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma couple was arrested in connection with the bludgeoning death of a man in an alleged plan to move into the man’s home.
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Tacoma couple arrested in death of man found bound in shed
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Tacoma couple in connection with the death of a man who was found bound and wrapped in a tarp at his home near Renton.
The King County Sheriff’s Office says a 39-year-old man was booked into jail on investigation of murder, arson and ...
Deputies arrest man charged with shooting ex-girlfriend
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested a man suspected of shooting his former partner outside her home near Frederickson earlier this month.
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State board upholds city regulations on detention centers
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — State officials have upheld regulations by the city of Tacoma preventing the expansion of an immigration detention center.
The News Tribune reports that earlier this year, the city placed ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Leaders of a Tacoma megachurch have revealed that its lead pastor was fired over the summer for violating sexual harassment policies.
The News Tribune reports that pastor Dean Curry had been ...
Soldier charged with accidentally shooting girlfriend
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier playing with his pistol shot and wounded his girlfriend in Lakewood.
Pierce County prosecutors say the 21-year-old man was charged Thursday with one count of assault and was released on his own recognizance with orders ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A metal scrap yard caught fire in Tacoma, sending huge plumes of smoke billowing into the air.
The News Tribune reported the blaze started about 2 a.m. Monday. By 8 a.m., crews had ...
Man accidentally shoots himself at Chuck E. Cheese in Tacoma
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man who shot himself in the leg at a Chuck E. Cheese in Tacoma caused panic at the children’s party center.
KOMO-TV reports the 22-year-old man was ...
Some of Washington’s biggest trees are mysteriously dying
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Something is killing bigleaf maples — Washington’s biggest broadleaf tree — and scientists can’t stop it. They don’t even know what’s causing it.
“We’ve looked for everything we can possibly think of and what people smarter than us can think of,” said Amy Ramsey, a ...
Transportation and Amtrak to test train control system
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials will be testing a train-control system along the tracks in the South Sound this weekend.
KIRO-TV reports that it’s ...
The Latest: Deal reached to end Tacoma teachers’ strike
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on teachers strike in Tacoma (all times local):
Teachers in Tacoma and the school district have reached a tentative agreement to end a weeklong strike.
Tacoma Public Schools and the teachers’ union announced the deal Thursday night. ...
School district considering taking legal action over strike
SEATTLE (AP) — The Tacoma school district says it may sue its teachers union if teachers continue their strike over contract negotiations.
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Estimated cost for new Sea-Tac airport facility rises to $1B
SEATTLE (AP) — The estimated cost for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s new International Arrivals Facility has reached almost $1 billion.
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Tacoma towing company sued over sale of serviceman’s car
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state claims a Tacoma towing company illegally sold the impounded car belonging to a serviceman deployed on the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier.
The News Tribune reports the ...
Man charged with kidnapping held on $2.5 million bail
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of holding people hostage at a Parkland, Washington, auto repair shop has been ordered held on a $2.5 million bail.
Rape charges dismissed against former child care employee
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Charges have been dismissed against a former employee at a Gig Harbor child care center who was accused of sexually assaulting a child.
The News Tribune reports the case against ...
Washington teacher strikes escalate with arbitrator request
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Two school districts in Washington state have escalated their fight with teacher unions by calling for the intervention of a state arbitrator in contract talks.
District leaders in Tacoma and Battle Ground are seeking the intervention through the rarely used Public ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say they are searching for a man who could be in the Portland, Oregon, or Vancouver, Washington, area after they say he shot a woman several times south of Tacoma.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department identified the man as 39-year-old Tony French, who ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Pierce County judge on Friday dismissed a class-action lawsuit challenging Sound Transit’s ability to collect millions of dollars in car-tab taxes that voters approved in 2016 for mass transit.
Superior Court Judge Kathryn Nelson sided with the transit agency, ruling ...
The Latest: Judge tosses lawsuit challenging car-tab fees
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on the car-tab lawsuit in Pierce County court (all times local):
A Pierce County judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Sound Transit was unconstitutionally collecting increased car-tab fees to pay for its mass transit ...
Suspect in custody after hostage situation near Tacoma
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police say an armed man was shot and taken into custody in what may have been a robbery gone wrong near Tacoma.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter at about 10 p.m. Thursday that the suspect was in custody after exchanging gunfire with deputies at Sky ...
No school in Tacoma Thursday as teachers announce strike
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma teachers say they will strike starting Thursday.
KING-TV reports the Tacoma Education Association announced Wednesday that no tentative ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Lacey man has been charged with rape and other crimes after women were raped at knifepoint in Tacoma.
Man who sued Tacoma Boys and Girls Club awarded $1.5M
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $1.5 million to a Washington state man who claimed he was sexually abused as a child at the Tacoma Boys and Girls Club.
The News Tribune reports a Pierce County ...
Tacoma police arrest man accused of multiple sexual assaults
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma police have arrested a man who they say raped multiple women at knifepoint after offering them rides in his in SUV.
The News Tribune reports the 38-year-old Lacey man was ...
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap County prosecutors have charged a 72-year-old man who was shot and injured by police after he allegedly pulled a gun on them in May.
Fred Sowell is charged with first-degree assault for pointing a pistol at two officers. He’s also accused of assaulting his ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Western State Hospital patient attacked a staff member and stomped on her head at least eight times at the facility near Tacoma.
The News Tribune reports the ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Health officials say West Nile virus was discovered in a sampling of mosquitoes near the Port of Tacoma earlier this month.
KCPQ-TV reports the Tacoma-Pierce County Health ...
CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a body has been found during the search for an 82-year-old Yakima woman who disappeared while berry picking.
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says the body was found Tuesday morning southeast of Tacoma in Packwood.
The sheriff’s office says ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge in Tacoma won’t let the private prison company GEO Group question Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson under oath.
The company wanted to depose Ferguson in a lawsuit he brought last year over GEO’s practice of paying immigration detainees at ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man in a tent at a city park threatened to shoot a group of children taunting him in western Washington state.
The Tacoma News-Tribune reports that the 35-year-old ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man who says he was sexually abused as a child by a counselor at a camp west of Tacoma has sued the YMCA, alleging that the organization knew children were being abused there and failed to stop it.
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SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities have issued a burn ban for counties including King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish because of wildfire smoke and related unhealthy air conditions.
The Puget Sound Air Agency says no outdoor burning is allowed as of 5 p.m. Monday in order to reduce any additional ...
MOUNT RAINIER, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a 35-year-old climber died while rappelling off a peak in Mount Rainier National Park.
The News Tribune in Tacoma reports Stephen Kornbluth of Seattle summited 6,710-foot ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A family of seven, including five young children, died on a remote Oregon road in a head-on collision on their way to an end-of-summer vacation in Las Vegas, a family member said Wednesday.
Erika Carter Boquet, 29, was driving her 2016 Toyota 4 Runner eastbound on ...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have placed ace James Paxton on the disabled list with a forearm bruise, one day after the left-hander was struck by a line drive.
Paxton was facing the third batter in the first inning Tuesday night when Jed Lowrie lined a ball back up the ...