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Do you recognize him? Police say he's robbed 10 cellphone stores at gunpoint

Two armed men have robbed at least 10 cellphone stores in Pierce County in the last month. One man would go inside the store carrying a handgun and round up the employees, forcing them into a back room. "He would walk in and tell the clerk 'My partner is outside with a rifle and if you don't do wha

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-01-19 21:41:00

New Tacoma Art Museum wing under construction for late 2018/early 2019 opening

Tacoma Art Museum's newest addition is rising in the museum's north parking lot and should open in about a year. The $14 million Benaroya Wing was funded by Seattle philanthropist Rebecca Benaroya. It will house the family's art collection. Ground was broken July 11, 2017, on the 7,390-square-foot

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-01-19 18:44:00

Spanaway high school student suffers life-threatening injuries after rear-ending garbage truck

SPANAWAY, Wash. - A 19-year-old high school student suffered life-threatening injuries after rear-ending a garbage truck Friday morning, the Pierce County sheriff's office said. The Nissan the man was driving was crushed, and the driver was trapped inside. A good Samaritan provided medical aid. The

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-01-19 22:29:49

Teen driver hurrying to school critically injured in crash with garbage truck

SPANAWAY, Wash. -- A 19-year-old man on his way to school was seriously injured in a crash with a garbage truck in Spanaway. The teen's black Nissan 240SX was heading west on 207th Street East just before 8 a.m. and had stopped behind a school bus that was picking up children, according to the Pierc

KOMO NEWS - 2018-01-19 14:36:18

Done with resolutions? Amazon now offers a monthly subscription to OREO | The Olympian

Three weeks into January, if you've already abandoned your resolutions for 2018, Amazon has a new treat. Shoppers can now subscribe to receive monthly OREO gift boxes delivered to their doorsteps. Subscriptions are available in three-month ($59.97), six-month ($119.94) and 12-month ($239.88) interva

OLYMPIAN - 2018-01-19 00:04:00

Seller of pistol used in Munich rampage sentenced to 7 years

FILE - In this July 23, 2016 file photo people gather to mourn with flower tributes near to the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead the day before in Munich, Germany. A man who sold the pistol used by a teenager in the deadly 2016 shooting rampage in Munich h

SEATTLE TIMES - 2018-01-19 12:38:39

Deputy Killed Responding to Drug-Related Burglary

Two suspects were charged with murder and kidnapping in the first-degree after Pierce County Sheriff's Office Dep. Daniel McCartney, 34, Yelm was killed while responding to a report of home invasion. Details reveal the invasion was for drugs and money from a well known "trap house" used to elicit he

NISQUALLY VALLEY NEWS - 2018-01-18 19:43:00

Peninsula man to be sentenced for tree poaching

TACOMA - A Clallam County man will be sentenced in federal court today for felling a big leaf maple tree on federal land near the Elwha River. Michael Welches, 63, pleaded guilty last October to one count of depredation of government property for cutting the old growth tree with two companions near

PENINSULA DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-19 09:30:00

No suspects after man found dead at Portland park; reward offered

PORTLAND, Ore. - A man found dead at a Northeast Portland park on Jan. 8 has been identified. Cody B. Oller, 25, of Portland, died from a gunshot wound, according to the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. Police said Oller's manner of death was homicide. Oller was originally from Kansas but was

KGW - 2018-01-19 19:42:00

Firetruck involved in crash while responding to fire

PORTLAND, Ore. - A Portland Fire and Rescue engine was struck in the wheel well by a car at Northeast Weidler Street and Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard early Friday morning while it was responding to a commercial fire. Officials say the crew on Engine 13 was responding to a reported fire

KATU.COM - 2018-01-19 05:51:29

Portland Metro Friday Traffic: Clackamas County closes Eldorado Road due to growing cracks in the roadway

Clackamas County closed Eldorado Road indefinitely at its southern intersection with OR 213 on Thursday due to cracks in the roadway that began growing last weekend. Eldorado Road, east of OR 213 and a bit north of Mulino is near a large slide that is also impacting OR 213 in unincorporated Clackama

OREGONIAN - 2018-01-19 14:35:55

Breaking: Toney takes plea for Hightower murder

Stephanie Jeanne Toney, 21, of St. Helens, was the second person to take a plea deal for the murder of a 24-year-old Portland woman whose body was discarded in Columbia County. On Friday, January 19, Toney pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide. She was sentenced to the Oregon Corrections D

THECHRONICLEONLINE.COM - 2018-01-19 19:59:00

Portland woman hospitalized after being hit by large wave, log near Lincoln City

Image courtesy: Jeremy Ruark, The News Guard in Lincoln City. Firefighters are warning of dangerous conditions on the Oregon coast after a Portland woman was hit by a large wave and log near Lincoln City. A North Lincoln Fire & Rescue spokesman said three women were walking on the beach at Roads End

KPTV.COM - 2018-01-18 22:58:00

Three semi-trailers on fire in N Portland

Portland Fire and Rescue crews are on the scene of a semi-trailer fire that spread to two other trailers Friday afternoon. The fire was reported around 2:45 p.m. in the 10100 block of N Portland Road. Stay with KATU News as this story develops. Portland Fire and Rescue crews are on the scene of a se

KATU.COM - 2018-01-19 15:10:22

Teen shot during car deal by stranger who wandered by, police say

A Portland man was arrested Thursday after police say he happened upon a group of strangers in Gresham gathered to discuss the sale of a car and later shot one of them. Witnesses told Gresham officers that the meet up near Southeast 182nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard stemmed from a car ad on OfferUp,

OREGONIAN - 2018-01-19 20:21:20

Mother arrested after 7-week-old baby dies

A woman was arrested Thursday after an investigation into the death of her 7-week-old daughter. McMinnville police arrested Clely Flores-Ramirez, 31, of McMinnville. She was lodged at the Yamhill County Correctional Facility on charges of first-degree manslaughter and first-degree criminal mistreatm

OREGONIAN - 2018-01-19 04:31:49

Police identify Tacoma man killed during a home break in

Tacoma officials have identified the 24-year-old man who was shot and killed during a home break-in. The News Tribune reports Jawuan Swift was shot to death by intruders who kicked in the door of his Tacoma home on Wednesday. Police have not arrested anyone connection to his death. Police say Swift,

BELLINGHAM HERALD - 2018-01-19 14:40:00

Tacoma man fatally shot by intruders who kicked in his door has been identified

A man shot to death by intruders who kicked in the door of his Tacoma home has been identified as Jawuan Swift, 24. Police have not arrested anyone in connection with the death, which took place about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Swift and his girlfriend lived in a four-plex in the 600 block of South Stee

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-01-18 17:47:00

Weekend weather report: Break out the bumbershoots | The Bainbridge Blab

It will be a wet weekend on Bainbridge Island, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Seattle. There is a 40 percent chance of showers on Saturday, and the day is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high temperature near 46 degrees. Rain is likely overnight, and it wil

BAINBRIDGEREVIEW.COM - 2018-01-19 19:30:00

Tacoma man killed in home invasion

TACOMA, Wash. - Tacoma police are searching for the two men who shot and killed a young father inside his home early Wednesday. The Pierce County Medical Examiner's office identified the victim as 24-year-old Jawuan Swift of Tacoma. Tacoma police say two men came to an apartment complex in the 600 b

KIRO7.COM - 2018-01-19 08:18:28