SEATTLE (AP) — A Northwest immigrant rights activist who had been facing deportation said Tuesday she can now remain in the U.S., after the Department of Homeland Security agreed to drop her case.
Maru Mora Villalpando, a Mexico City native, has been in the U.S.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 36-year-old Kent man was sentenced in federal court Monday to more than seven years in prison for raping a 14-year-old girl in 2020 in Olympic National Park.
Christopher James Kuna will be required to register as a sex offender once he has served his 87-month prison term, Acting U.S.
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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A surge of moisture from the Pacific moving into western Washington is bringing rain and wind to the region, causing power outages and airport delays.
The National Weather Service in Seattle said Friday that 1 to 2 inches of rain was possible for most lowland locations through Sunday with higher amounts along the coast and in the mountains.
SEATTLE (AP) — The family of Manuel Ellis, a Black man who died while being restrained by Tacoma police officers who have since been charged criminally, has filed a federal lawsuit over his death.
Attorneys for Ellis’ sister, Monet Carter-Mixon, and mother, Marcia Carter, filed the civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit in U.S.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 74-year-old man was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for using his missing brother’s identity to collect up to $500,000 in Social Security disability payments, but officials still don't know what happened to the brother, last seen in 1988.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A train derailed Tuesday afternoon at the Port of Tacoma striking a power pole and knocking down power lines.
The Tacoma Fire Department said on Twitter that crews were on the scene in the 2100 block of Port of Tacoma Road.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man has been convicted of second-degree murder and first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two men in University Place.
A jury found Alex Lopez Leon, 24, guilty Friday in Pierce County Superior Court, The News Tribune reported.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Fire chiefs and union leaders in Pierce County, Washington, say about 30 percent of their departments or membership have yet to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and they worry that a vaccinate mandate will prompt people to quit.
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — The cellphone of a passenger on an Alaska Airlines jet caught fire after the plane landed at the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, forcing the crew to deploy evacuation slides to get everyone off, the carrier said Tuesday.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement must test detainees for COVID-19 before they are transferred to the immigrant detention center in Tacoma, a federal judge ordered Monday.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Up to 35 inmates at the Pierce County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19.
The News Tribune reports over the last few days inmates reported feeling ill and were tested at the jail’s health clinic.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Two men have died in a multi-car crash in Tacoma Thursday after a stolen car they were inside ran a red light and was hit by another vehicle, resulting in a multi-car crash.
The victims have not been publicly identified but the passenger was 37, The News Tribune reported.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An outbreak of COVID-19 cases that started in June at a facility for detained immigrants in Tacoma, Washington, has continued to worsen.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma couple has been sentenced to five and seven years in prison after authorities found large quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine and MDMA in their home, according to federal prosecutors.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 52-year-old Tacoma, Washington man has pleaded guilty to killing a woman with a baseball bat and gun on federal land in 2018, according to prosecutors.
Bobbie Anson Pease entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm in U.S.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma, Washington, police lieutenant in charge when officers responded to Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer’s altercation with a Black newspaper carrier has been disciplined for his and other officers’ failures to turn on their body cameras.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a security guard found dead in downtown Tacoma was severely beaten by a U.S. Army Ranger after she tried to stop the intoxicated man from entering a building, according to court documents.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma Police say they are investigating two fatalities that happened over the weekend — one involving a female security guard and the other a man who was shot.
Police say the woman, who is in her 40’s, was working as a security guard and was found dead by her co-worker around 6 a.m.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday declared a statewide drought emergency because of hot, dry conditions that have plagued the region and water supply.
Citing recent record temperature that killed at least 91 people in the state, increased wildfire activity and drought, Inslee called it “the summer of climate change.”
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners reinstated left-hander Yusei Kikuchi from the injured list Monday, making him eligible to participate in the All-Star Game.
Kikuchi was selected to the American League All-Star team for the first time in his career and is Seattle’s lone representative.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Two Tacoma police officers involved in the death of Manuel Ellis have been accused of wrongfully arresting and using excessive force in an unrelated incident three months before their fatal encounter with Ellis.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a timber thief who authorities said started a large forest fire in Washington state, a case that prosecutors said marked the first time tree DNA had been introduced in a federal trial.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Jurors have awarded $1.5 million to a man who was run over by a Tacoma police officer.
Emanuel Andrade sued the Police Department, the city and Officer Luke Faulkner, the News Tribune reported.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former guard at a juvenile detention center in Chehalis pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge that he accepted bribes in exchange for smuggling marijuana, cell phones and other contraband inside.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 72-foot-tall (22-meter-tall) totem pole erected more than a century ago as a tourist attraction in western Washington but that has no connection with local tribes will be removed.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Trying to fill this dumpling order left one business in a pinch: A common but disruptive shipping error sent a custom dumpling-making machine manufactured in China to the wrong Portland in May.
SEATTLE (AP) — A Nigerian government official arrested in connection with Washington state’s $650 million unemployment fraud will remain in jail until his trial, a federal judge ruled Friday.
SEATTLE (AP) — A 20-year-old Seattle man pleaded not guilty Thursday to a federal charge that he tried to join the Islamic State group.
Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams was arrested late last month at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as he checked in for a flight to Cairo, according to federal prosecutors.
SEATTLE (AP) — A trial over whether the GEO Group must pay minimum wage — instead of $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its for-profit detention center in Washington state has ended with a hung jury.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Black newspaper carrier confronted by Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer has filed a legal claim seeking at least $5 million in damages.
Attorneys representing Sedrick Altheimer submitted the tort claim against the county on Tuesday, contending Troyer’s actions during the Jan.
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury is deciding whether one of the nation's biggest private prison companies must pay minimum wage — instead of $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its jail in Washington state.
SEATTLE (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen from Mexico is suing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying the agency held him in detention for a week even though he had his passport with him and repeatedly insisted he was an American.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Seattle Mariners reliever Kendall Graveman is back with the team after being on the injured list following a COVID-19 scare.
The 30-year-old right-hander, who had been out since May 23, was activated Friday before the Mariners opened a three-game series against the Indians.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Department of Ecology has fined dam operator Electron Hydro, LLC, $501,000 for discharging discarded plastic field turf into the Puyallup River.
Pieces of the artificial turf were found up to 21 miles (34 kilometers) downstream while deposits of ground-up tire rubber are believed to have entered into Commencement Bay in Tacoma, 41 miles (66 kilometers) downstream, Ecology said in a Tuesday news release.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A new report says thousands of emergency calls made in Tacoma, Washington, could be handled by trained civilians rather than sworn police officers.
The Report on the Alternative Response Study, created by Matrix Consulting Group, found that 9.4 percent of calls handled by Tacoma patrol officers per year — about 7,829 — could be diverted to a civilian response group.
SEATTLE (AP) — After nearly four years of litigation and pandemic-related delays, a trial is underway to determine whether the GEO Group must pay minimum wage to detainees who perform cooking, cleaning and other tasks at its immigration detention center in Washington state.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Kyle Lewis on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a torn meniscus in his right knee and it's unclear whether he'll need surgery.
Seattle manager Scott Servais said Lewis had an MRI on Tuesday morning and the Mariners placed last year’s American League Rookie of the Year on the injured list for the second time this season.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A suspended Nigerian government official accused of stealing $350,000 from Washington state as part of a massive pandemic-related fraud also sought to bilk the Internal Revenue Service of nearly $1.6 million, federal prosecutors said Friday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Five weeks after ex-Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, three Washington state police officers pleaded not guilty Friday in the death of Manuel Ellis, another Black man who pleaded for breath under an officer’s knee.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state attorney general on Thursday charged two Tacoma police officers with murder and another with manslaughter in the death of Manuel Ellis, a Black man who died after repeatedly telling them he couldn’t breathe as he was being restrained.
HOODSPORT, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Department of Health has upgraded its water quality rating for a section of tidelands near Hoodsport west of Vashon Island in southern Hood Canal, certifying that clams and oysters there are safe to eat.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The director of the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, an Asian man, says he was attacked on a footbridge in Tacoma.
The News Tribune reports that Dr.
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SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners claimed catcher Jacob Nottingham off waivers from Milwaukee for a second time this season as part of a series of roster moves Thursday.
Nottingham was claimed by the Mariners in late April but was subsequently traded back to Milwaukee when the Brewers were in need of catching help.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma woman was sentenced Tuesday to six years in federal prison for distributing child pornography.
Lynn Burnworth and her boyfriend Michael Kellar were arrested in August 2017 after a passenger on a flight to San Jose noticed disturbing texts between Kellar and Burnworth and alerted a flight attendant, the U.S.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board has suspended the license of a bar in Tacoma for 180 days, after months of complaints and citations.
The board said this week that it issued an immediate, emergency suspension of An American Tavern’s license because of repeated, willful non-compliance and disregard for public health and safety, The News Tribune reported.