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Coroner IDs woman who died in Yelm fire
Michelle Fairbanks, 29, has been identified as the woman who died in a Yelm fire earlier this month, according to the Thurston County Coroner’s Office.Although her autopsy took place on Aug. 9, the cause and manner of her death won’t be determined until autopsy results and a toxicology report are co
Wrong-way DUI crash blocks SR-18, at least 1 hurt
At least one person was injured in a wrong-way crash along SR-18 near Covington Monday morning.COVINGTON, Wash. -- At least one person was injured in a wrong-way crash along SR-18 near Covington Monday morning.The crash happened just before 6:30 a.m. just west of 256th Street, according to Trooper R
‘Get ready for a major smoke event:’ Air quality expected to worsen before it clears up
Smoky skies are back in full force, and that’s not expected to change for several days.As winds shift and pick up, thick smoke from hundreds of wildfires burning in British Columbia is being pushed into the South Sound.“Get ready for a major smoke event,” Cliff Mass, a University of Washington meteo
WSP: Suspected DUI driver hits car head-on in Covington
WSP photoCOVINGTON, Wash. — One person was seriously hurt in a head-on crash Monday morning on SR 18 in the Covington area.Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson said westbound SR 18 remained closed at 7:00 a.m.Johnson said firefighters had to rescue someone who was pinned in one of the vehicl
Brush fire burns near homes in Covington area
“We had the fire somewhat contained, then the wind picked up, and it moved past our fire line,” Keith Kepler, public information officer with Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, said.
If You’re Traveling I-5 this Weekend, Watch Out for all These Lane and Ramp Closures
Exit 133, the offramp for Interstate 705 and state Route 7, will be closed at 11 p.m. Friday and remain closed until noon Sunday for construction. Drivers can take exit 132 to access I-705 and SR 7.
Smoke from brush fire near Maple Valley shuts down WB Highway 18 for hours
“It was crazy,” said Porter Wallace, who lives in the neighborhood. “To see all the flames, all the ash, it was a completely different landscape."
Evans, Freitas lead Tacoma to 6-4 win over Fresno
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- David Freitas doubled and singled twice, and Bryan Evans hurled six scoreless innings as the Tacoma Rainiers topped the Fresno Grizzlies 6-4 on Sunday.Shawn Armstrong struck Yordan Alvarez out with a runner on first to end the game for his 14th save of the season.Evans (6-2) al
Trans-Siberian Orchestra gets added to the renovated Tacoma Dome lineup
Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” is coming to the Tacoma Dome this November, with enduring fan-favorites as “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” “O’ Come All Ye... more
Volunteers needed for Japanese-America Grassroots Summit visit to Lakewood
Nearly 150 Japanese people will visit Washington State Sept. 18-24, 2018, for the 28th Japan-America Grassroots Summit, an international exchange program. Lakewood is one of the host cities for the visit.
Suspected truck thief on the run after chase, crash with troopers
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- A suspected truck thief is on the run Monday morning after stealing a truck and then getting into a crash with troopers during his getaway.Police spotted the stolen pickup truck in Federal Way sometime before 3 a.m. and officers from multiple police agencies helped chase.The ch
You could breathe in more than cigarettes 7 worth of bad air today
KENT, Wash. -- Even if you've never smoked a cigarette in your life, chances are you're feeling a bit like a smoker today.
When it comes to parking, how close is too close in Tacoma?
Q: Are there any Tacoma city ordinances that say what distance there should be between cars parallel parked on city streets? Someone is pulling up to my bumper and leaving only an inch, two at the most, so that I cannot get my car out. — Janice W., TacomaA: Yes. There is. We’ll get there.But first,
Vehicle drives through South Hill garage, into kitchen
The agencyposted the photos on Twitterabout 3:30 p.m., and said no one was injured in the crash, which happened near 154th St E. and 79th Ave. E.
Man killed in Tacoma early Friday has been identified
A man killed Friday morning in Tacoma has been identified, and detectives continue to investigate his death.The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office said the man was 40-year-old De’Angelo Reese, of Tacoma, but had not released the cause and manner of his death as of Saturday afternoon.There was a
Quit stalling, Pierce County, and put panhandlers to work
A fair wage for an honest day’s labor sure beats the uncertainty and indignity of standing on a street corner, begging for a handout from strangers.From the public’s perspective, it sure beats perpetuating the cycle of panhandling along with the litter, occasional trespassing and traffic problems th
Corn maze, human foosball and haunted forest in your crop rotation? Maris Farms says yes.
It wasn’t always elaborate corn mazes, human foosball and a haunted forest at Maris Farms in Buckley.Owner Dale Maris at one time was a dairy farmer.Back then, Maris said, “There weren’t many options in Buckley. ...The guy I was working for, he had a house, nice car, seemed like he lived OK, so I sa
Mayfield leads Fresno to 3-1 win over Tacoma
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Jack Mayfield homered and had three hits, driving in two as the Fresno Grizzlies topped the Tacoma Rainiers 3-1 on Saturday.
7 of the biggest financial problems millennials face that their parents didn't
Some ofmillennials'most critical money problems arestudent loan debt, inflating living costs, unexpected expenses, and needing to save more for life milestones.
Searches in Tumwater, Rochester turn up $54K worth of drugs
Authorities in Thurston County say they seized more than $54,000 worth of drugs Friday as part of a drug trafficking investigation.Starting at about 6 a.m. Friday, members of the Thurston County Narcotics Task Force executed search warrants at 5931 191st Ave. SW in Rochester and 6717 Henderson Boule