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Tacoma foster child sent to out-of-state institution says ‘it was a nightmare’

A report released Wednesday by the advocacy groupDisability Rights Washington(DRW) details a little-known practice within Washington state’s child welfare program - sending foster kids to live out of state, in institutions, against their will.The reportis the result of a seven-month investigation by


State Supreme Court rules sentencing juveniles to life without parole is unconstitutional

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole violates the state's Constitution. The decision was handed down Thursday, upholding a state Court of Appeals ruling in the case of Brian Bassett. Bassett was 1


Boy, 10, Missing In Puyallup

PUYALLUP, WA - Have you seen Logan Efre? The 10-year-old walked away from his apartment along the 2700 block of Merdian around 2 p.m. Wednesday.


Driver smashes police car in Tacoma casino parking lot, gets shot after chase | 1170 KPUG-AM

10-17-2018TACOMA, Wash. — The FBI is investigating after a Puyallup tribal police officer fatally shot a man outside the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma early Tuesday morning.While investigators and Puyallup tribal police aren’t releasing many details,KOMOreports a video taken by a bystander shows a


Three People Arrested for Robbery in Centralia That Injured Woman

Three Lewis County residents were arrested and charged with a class A felony for allegedly robbing a woman of her backpack while one suspect repeatedly punched her in the face.Adam P. Chapman, 33, Tiffany C. Schwartzengraber, 21, and Joseph D. Whitney-House, 18, all transients, were each charged Tue


Report: Washington Foster Kids Sent to Iowa Were Abused in Facility Run 'Like a Correctional Institution'

OLYMPIA — Washington state foster youth sent to an Iowa facility were allegedly physically abused and kept largely segregated from the outside world, a possible violation of state and federal laws and their constitutional rights, according to a report released Wednesday.The report by Disability Righ


Washington sets tolls for Seattle's new Highway 99 tunnel

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state transportation commissioners have approved toll amounts for the new state Highway 99 tunnel in Seattle.KOMO-TV reports the tolls approved Tuesday by the state Transportation Commission will range from $1 during slow traffic hours to $2.25 during rush-hour traff


Now 7 Wash. Kids May Have Rare Acute Flaccid Myelitis

OLYMPIA, WA - The state Department of Health has now counted seven possible acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases in Washington children, up from five earlier this month. The Centers for Disease Control is investigating the cases to confirm they are AFM.


Centralia Boy, 11, Referred to Prosecutor's Office After Assault of Classroom Teacher

An 11-year-old Centralia boy allegedly grabbed a teacher by the neck and punched her, and fourth-degree assault charges are now being considered by the Lewis County Prosecutor's Office, according to Centralia police.Police were dispatched to Washington Elementary School in Centralia about 3:50 p.m.


Tumwater Falls Park in Olympia is the perfect place to soak up nature this fall

"You've got a half mile trail running along a beautiful river going through a major city with amazing waterfalls," said John Freedman, executive director of the non-profitOlympia Tumwater Foundation.


Elderly man dies in Bonney Lake mobile home fire

?BREAKING NEWS in Bonney Lake? one elderly man in a wheelchair has died, 2 other women and another man were able to get out of this fully engulfed mobile home fire safety. That other man was transported to the hospital for severe smoke inhalation@Q13FOX@EastPierceFirepic.twitter.com/wzco1hJJBO— Kati


Man killed by train in Steilacoom has been identified | The News Tribune

A man walking on railroad tracks in Steilacoom avoided a freight train but was killed by an Amtrak train passing on another track. He has been identified as James Vincent Clinkscales, 27.Read more:Man killed by train in Steilacoom has been identified | The News Tribune


FBI investigating tribal police-involved fatal shooting at Emerald Queen Casino

TACOMA, Wash. — The FBI is investigating a fatal Puyallup Tribal Police Department-involved shooting at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma.Details are scarce as of 7:30 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 16).Police said there was a fatal shooting incident, though it’s unclear who was shot and whether the shooting h


Report: Mom accidentally shoots 9-year-old in Pierce County while trying to flee coyotes

COPLAY LAKE, Wash. — A mother accidentally shot her 9-year-old son near Coplay Lake Sunday when she and her boyfriend were trying to get away from a pack of coyotes, according toThe News Tribune.


Young man killed by Federal Way police was trying to follow orders, lawsuit says

Federal Way police shot and killed Ricardo Hernandez with assault rifles in the mobile home park where he lived with his family on October 8, 2016. After the shooting, Federal Way police described the incident as “a domestic violence situation between two adult brothers.”Hernandez had knives and thr


Lynnwood man with multiple felony warrants arrested in Tukwila after wild chase

Photo courtesy Tukwila PoliceTUKWILA, Wash. — A Lynnwood man with multiple felony warrants was arrested Tuesday after a police chase in Tukwila that ended after spike strips were deployed.According to Tukwila Police, an officer saw the man trying to ram his vehicle into his girlfriend’s vehicle in t


Detectives suspect foul play in case of Pierce County woman missing for 2 months

Holznagel is 29 years old, 5′ 7″ tall, 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She has several tattoos including the word “Angel Face” on her back and an image of a diamond on her left ankle.


Seahawks owner Paul Allen has died at 65 years old

"This is a time of profound loss for Mr. Allen’s family. On their behalf, Paul’s sister, Ms. Jody Allen, has released the following statement."


Sirens: Hotel Room Broken Into, Shrimp Stolen; Person Cited after Disregarding Stop Sign, Causing Crash; Three Sought For Cigar-Stealing Scheme

CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENTHotel Room Broken Into, Shrimp Stolen• At 1:31 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 1200 block of Alder Street, where a person broke into a hotel room and stole a bag of shrimp.


Washington state to pay $28M settlement to crash survivor

TACOMA, Wash. — Washington state has agreed to pay a $28 million settlement to a woman who was left quadriplegic in a wreck on Interstate 5 in DuPont.The News Tribunereports20-year-old Skylar Seward filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Transportation after the car she was riding in crash