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Whistleblower who filed complaint against Pierce County ME placed on leave

TACOMA, Wash. — The deputy Pierce County medical examiner who filed a scathing complaint against her boss has been placed on administrative leave. Dr. Megan Quinn, an associate ME and forensic pathologist, outlined major accusations against Dr. Thomas Clark in her complaint, alleging that he disrega


Robbery 101: Don’t park the getaway car in a driveway where homeowners might block it in

They robbed a pizza restaurant but left their getaway car in an Edgewood driveway, which the homeowners blocked in because they suspected something was amiss. The holdup took place Sunday night in the 700 block of Meridian Avenue East.


Suspect sought in Lakewood motel shooting that critically injured woman

LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Detectives in Lakewood have identified a suspect in a motel shooting that critically injured a woman Friday night. According to Lakewood Police, the shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Best Value Inn on Sharondale Street SW.


City of Spanaway? Some want to break away from county rule

Spanaway, Wash.—Fed up by crime and a growing population, the push is on to make Spanaway its own city. Right now Spanaway is considered a municipality that falls under the leadership of Pierce County. Now, a group of concerned citizens says its time for Spanaway to breakaway and control its own des


Learn Pierce County History From Local Experts At Free Event

BUCKLEY, WA - Learn Pierce County history from 20 local historical societies this weekend at Buckley Hall. The free, family-friendly event will illuminate the storied histories of Pierce County's varied communities through interactive displays and the expert knowledge of local history buffs.


Mountain Lions place four wrestlers at Mat Classic in Tacoma

All four of Liberty Bell High School’s representatives placed at last weekend’s Mat Classic state championships in Tacoma, and the Mountain Lions matched their 2018 performance by claiming 16th place among 45 teams in class 1B/2B competition.


Washington state considers staying on Pacific Daylight Time forever

When you switch your clock forward by one hour at the beginning of daylight saving time in two weeks, know this: it could be among the last times. Washington state lawmakers are considering several proposals to adopt year-round Pacific Daylight Time, ending the twice-a-year switch between it and Pac


Federal judge blocks Washington's cyberstalking law

SEATTLE - A federal judge has blocked Washington state's cyberstalking law, saying it clearly prohibits speech that is protected by the First Amendment. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton in Tacoma issued a preliminary injunction Friday. Leighton said Washington's 2004 law appears to violate the Co


Lawsuit Alleges Roy Police Stop Unlawful

City of Roy and its police chief are being sued for alleged race discrimination, false imprisonment and assault and battery. A lawsuit was initially filed Jan. 14 in Pierce County Superior Court by Sasha Weber, a 23-year-old African American woman who at one time had been a National Collegiate Athle


5 Suspects Arrested; 1 To Go, Lakewood Police Say

LAKEWOOD, WA - Thomas Earl Cooper, Jr., the Oregon gang member who was arrested in Portland Monday, is reportedly the fifth suspect tied to a massive shootout and homicide investigation in Lakewood, according to Lakewood police officials.


He killed a house guest who was getting a drink of water. Now he’s off to prison

Jeffrey Mitchell said his brother had taken a liking to the man who ultimately killed him. Scheldon Cato, 35, had taken Robert “Bobby” James Anderson Jr. under his wing. “He was looking out for him,” Mitchell told a Pierce County court Friday at Anderson’s sentencing.


PGA star Ryan Moore’s former home for sale in Lakewood

If you’re a fan of PGA star Ryan Moore, it pays to keep tabs on Zillow’s listings. Moore’s former Lakewood home is now on the market for $2.35 million. In the four days since first appearing on Zillow, the listing has had 1,000 page views.


WSP: 22 arrested in Thurston Co. child sex crime sting

THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. — Authorities say 22 people have been arrested after a recent child sex crime sting in Thurston County. The operation by Washington State Patrol and other agencies happened Feb. 15 to Feb. 20. Officials say in a release that undercover officers used various websites to communi


Tacoma is about to make it easier for you to add second living space on your property

Proposed regulatory changes that will come before Tacoma’s City Council next month might bring changes to many backyards and side lots in the city. The rules for accessory dwelling units and detached accessory dwelling units would offer broader standards and more flexibility for homeowners to have t


Snow flurries seen Friday morning throughout western Washington

Snow flurries were seen throughout western Washington Friday morning as snow levels dropped. Little to no accumulation is expected. Olympia and Shelton saw a few snow flurries as the sun rose. The Olympia Fire Department said people don't need to be concerned.


Aberdeen man among 22 “Operation Net Nanny” arrests

An Aberdeen man was among 22 arrests of what the Washington State Patrol is calling “dangerous sexual predators” who had targeted children in Thurston County. A multi-day operation run by the state patrol and several partner agencies was dubbed “Operation Net Nanny” was is the 15th operation spearhe


Reason to wake up early on Saturday: Tickets go on sale for Tacoma Rainers first 2019 home games

Starting Saturday at 10 a.m, you can buy tickets to see Tacoma’s boys of summer at Cheney Stadium. The tickets for the first homestand of the year are available online at www.milb.com/tacoma. The Rainiers, after playing five games in Sacramento, host El Pason on April 9 for three games and then host


Sounder Trains Halted After Man Killed By Amtrak Train

SEATTLE, WA - Sound Transit Sounder trains were being held at King Street Station in Seattle Wednesday afternoon after a man was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Tukwila. The man was hit around 3 p.m. along tracks in Tukwila near I-5, affecting trains headed south to Sumner, Kent, and Lakewood.


Damage to Holy Rosary Church in Tacoma leaves congregation's future unclear

The future of one of the oldest churches in the South Sound is now in jeopardy as part of the building is falling apart. Last fall, part of the ceiling fell from the top of the church. The damage raised enough safety concerns that the church will no longer allow anyone access to the inside. Services


Overnight closure of JBLM’s Madigan Gate rescheduled for Monday

LAKEWOOD – An overnight closure of the Madigan Army Medical Center gate on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) has been rescheduled for a second time due to forecasted adverse weather conditions.