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Gig Harbor girl unresponsive after nearly drowning at YMCA

The Gig Harbor Fire Department said crews worked on her all the way from the YMCA to the children's hospital in Tacoma. Fire chief John Burgess said when the eight-year-old was delivered to hospital staff, she was still unresponsive. The YMCA said the girl was swimming in the "instructional pool"


Pierce County deputy kills man allegedly wielding knife near Spanaway

SPANAWAY, Wash. -- A 28-year-old Spanaway man is dead after a Pierce County Sheriff's deputy says he was forced to shoot him. The Pierce County Medical Examiner identified the man as William Langfitt and deputies say he was waving a knife and tried hijacking at least one car before trying to steal a


Man who jumped onto I-5 after a fight and was killed by a passing car is identified | The News Tribune

A man who was fatally struck by a car on Interstate 5 while running from Tacoma police Thursday night has been identified. James Lagmay, 27, got into a fight at the Tacoma Mall around 7:10 p.m. and a security guard followed him from a distance while calling police. A Tacoma officer arrived just in


10 sickened in Wash. Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health says a Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom has widened and 10 people in the state. The health department says kratom is a plant used as a stimulant and as a substitute for opioids. Officials say it should not be consumed in any form. Kratom


WA Lottery lists Puget Sound's 'luckiest stores' as Powerball Jackpot rises to $455M

OLYMPIA, Wash. - With Leprechauns in the Puget Sound region for St. Patrick's Day, perhaps you're feeling luckier than usual. But if you don't have the "luck of the Irish," that's OK, too. Washington's Lottery wants to help, especially since the Powerball jackpot has hit $455 million. The lottery ha


Police beat: If you smash the car you bought, you don't get to return it for a refund | The News Tribune

Editor's note: Compiled from reports to Tacoma police. March 15: After you sign the papers and drive the car off the lot, it's your problem. You don't get your money back if you crumple the front end three weeks later. The Tacoma man had no use for such customs, though he worked at the lot. The dis


Man sentenced to 23 years in prison for second fatal crash

Reaction to Orting High students getting detention for anti-gun violence walkout Orting High announced Thursday that 62 students would get detention after walking out of class Wednesday during a nationwide student protest of gun violence. The punishment didn't sit well everyone. LocalMount Rainier g


Prosecutors won't charge motorcyclist who fatally shot a man in road-rage incident near Tacoma

Pierce County prosecutors will file no charges against a motorcyclist who shot and killed a 60-year-old man on Interstate 5 near Tacoma in a Feb. 8 road-rage fight . Prosecutor Mark Lindquist's office in a news release Friday said it could not disprove the female motorcyclist's claim that she acted


Narcotics task force seizes more than $2 million in Thurston County marijuana raid | The Olympian

A Thurston County narcotics task force made five arrests in connection to multiple illegal marijuana grow operations Thursday afternoon, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office. Members of the task force - which include investigators from the Sheriff's Office, Washington State Patrol and t


Man running from officers near Tacoma Mall gets hit by car on I-5 and dies, police say

TACOMA, Wash. - A man who was running from officers at the Tacoma Mall tried to make it across Interstate 5, but was hit by a car and killed, the Washington State Patrol said. The accident forced the closure of all southbound I-5 lanes for over an hour, resulting in a long traffic backup. Washington


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Man suspected of robbing, killing cab driver in Tacoma is arrested

A man suspected of robbing and killing a taxi driver in Tacoma was arrested early Friday walking down a city street. The 19-year-old was booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery for Thursday's death of 54-year-old Robert Crall. He is scheduled to


Tumwater teen sentenced to 23 years for killing his father

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for killing his father in Tumwater last year. Jacob D. Williamson pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in February and was sentenced Wednesday by Thurston County Superior Court Judge Erik Price. Williamson was arrested May 10, 2017 after h


This man shot and killed a Tacoma taxi driver, police say, and they want to know who he is | The News Tribune

Tacoma police released the picture of the man they say shot and killed a taxicab driver early Thursday. The suspect is believed to have fatally shot Robert Crall, 54, outside his cab about 5 a.m. Thursday in the 5800 block of South Montgomery Street, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said. The suspec


Human Trafficking Inquiry Ends In Lakewood Massage Parlor Arrests

LAKEWOOD, WA - The operators of a Lakewood massage parlor were arrested recently after a years-long investigation by Lakewood police into human trafficking at the business, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. Treat Your Feet owners Guang Zheng, 45, and Dan Yu, 37, both of Gig Harbor, were arreste


Man suspected of killing parents in Buckley, shot and arrested in Tumwater

Scene of officer involved shooting and arrest of double homicide suspect in Tumwater.(Thurston Co. Sheriff's Office) TUMWATER, Wash. - A man suspected of killing his parents in Buckley was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an officer-involved shooting in Tumwater e


Tacoma man who fatally shot mother won't be charged

Ford Issues Massive Recall Over Steering Wheel Problems Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says 28-year-old Julian Anderson-Randle shot and killed his mother, 63-year-old Rhonda Randle, after mistaking her for an intruder. He has no criminal history. Lindquist said when Anderson-Randle called 911 from his ho


Woman, 32, booked into Nisqually Jail after incident at Super 8 Hotel in Lacey | The Olympian

A Tumwater woman was booked into the Nisqually Jail after she was arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm at an area hotel, a Lacey police sergeant said Tuesday. The 32-year-old woman is facing a possible misdemeanor charge, Sgt. Jaime Newcomb said. Other details about the incident, including


Man found dead on Tacoma street. Police believe he was shot

A man was fatally shot in Tacoma early Thursday, police said. Several people called 911 about 5 a.m. to report hearing shots fired. Officers responded and found a man dead in the 5800 block of South Montogomery. A man was fatally shot in Tacoma early Thursday, police said. Several people called


Harlingen man found dead on Mount Rainier

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A missing snowshoer found dead at Mount Rainier National Park Tuesday has been identified as 24-year-old Kevin Kim. The News Tribune reports the man from Harlingen, Texas, accompanied a friend on skis Monday during an attempt to reach 10,188-foot Camp Muir. Park officials say th