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Puyallup schools superintendent to retire in 2020

Tim Yeomans will retire as the superintendent of the Puyallup School District at the end of the 2019-20 school year. Yeomans discussed his intentions with the district Board of Directors earlier this month and made the announcement to staff members in an email.


Auburn police looking for driver in hit-and-run that injured a 15-year-old boy

AUBURN, Wash. - The Auburn Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a driver who was involved in a hit and run that happened on Wednesday. Police say a 15 year boy was struck by a vehicle in Auburn and the vehicle did not stop.


Puyallup’s Wildwood Park beckons nature lovers

The city of Puyallup's Wildwood Park, at 1101 23rd Ave. SE. , is a respite from development. The 88-acre park — 55 acres of which are naturally forested — is also the only park within city limits that employs a caretaker.


Judge allows sexually violent predator from western Washington to be released to Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - The state of Washington is once again preparing for the release of a sexually violent predator to Spokane, despite the fact this offender has a history of molesting children and has no ties to the community.


Tonight at 5 p.m.: Family says buying new puppy left them stuck with $7,200 bill, no puppy

PUYALLUP, Wash. - It's tough to get much cuter than a puppy, which is why Alyssa Carter said her family fell fast when they met a husky at a Puyallup pet store. "We saw Mac, and we fell in love with him,” she said.


This year’s Mat Classic is super-sized. Is that a good thing for the state wrestling tournament?

Thousands of high school wrestlers travel to the Tacoma Dome each year for the annual state tournament. Friday, for Mat Classic XXI, that number nearly doubled. Because of recent inclement weather, which doused much of Washington in snow during the past week, the state’s governing body (Washington S


Puyallup City Council backs off proposal to change form of government to strong mayor

A proposal to place a strong mayor initiative on the special election ballot in April lost steam Tuesday after Puyallup City Council decided to table the issue. The council unanimously approved a motion to terminate any further discussion of changing the city’s form of government from a city manager


FBI: Washington man facing charges after forcing plane to land in Portland

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A Washington man is facing charges after the Federal Bureau of Investigation says he caused a disturbance on an LA-bound flight and forced the pilot to land at Portland International Airport.


Fun things to do in the South Sound this week

Discover wildlife in their natural environment at Northwest Trek at the annual Kids ’n’ Critters this weekend. It may be cold and little wet, but there’s plenty to do for the whole family including a guided tram tour of the 435-acre free-roaming area, activities, arts and crafts and more. It’s a gre


2 sentenced, 1 dead after a shootout that happened outside a Lakewood barbershop

A shootout outside a Lakewood barbershop in 2017 that left one man dead resulted in two others being sentenced to prison time. Jesse Hinton, 43, and his cousin, Charles McKee, ambushed another man outside the shop.


He killed his friend’s boyfriend in Tacoma in 2006. Now he’s been sentenced

Jesus Richard Mederos benefited from the 12 years he spent on the run after fatally shooting a man in Tacoma. In addition to his freedom, Mederos benefited because evidence that might have been used against him is no longer available, Pierce County Superior Court Judge Bryan Chuschoff told the 33-ye


2021 CB Angel Sanchez has breakout season

Puyallup (Wash.) 2021 cornerback Angel Sanchez (6-0, 170), had a strong debut season with the Vikings despite just getting to play in six games. Sanchez had 21 tackles and a pair of interceptions in their 4A state semifinal run.


State favorite Federal Way survives scare against Puyallup to clinch 4A state regionals berth

When Class 4A West Central/Southwest bidistrict boys basketball tournament play continued Wednesday night, after the recent snowstorm forced a five-day break, there was plenty of drama.


Man arrested, accused of whipping woman for hours

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A man on the run for weeks has been arrested in connection with the hours-long assault of a woman in January in Tacoma. The News Tribune reports Jermaine Gore Jr. pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Pierce County Superior Court to assault and was ordered held on $1 million bail.


1 killed, several hurt in head-on crash, Renton officials say

RENTON, Wash. — One person was killed and several others injured in a head-on crash Friday morning in Renton. Police and medics were called before 11:00 a.m. to SW Grady Way and Longacres Drive SW.


The snow on the sidewalk must go if you live in Tacoma or Olympia. It’s the law

That’s the time period many cities give their residents to clear snow and ice from sidewalks in front of homes and businesses after the last flake has fallen. From Tacoma to Olympia, municipals codes require that homeowners and business owners clear the sidewalks adjacent to their properties.


2019 is a better year for many Pierce County property taxpayers

Property tax statements for 2019 are being mailed this week to the owners of residential and commercial land and buildings in Pierce County. For homes where the tax is paid through an escrow account, the statement is sent to the bank or mortgage company.


California judge signs warrant for Nebraska RB Washington

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A California judge has signed an arrest warrant for Maurice Washington, clearing the way for the Nebraska running back to return to his home state to face charges related to his possession and distribution of a video of his former girlfriend being sexually assaulted by two other


‘I just couldn't regain control.' Man sentenced for wreck that killed his girlfriend

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - Alvin Hollinquest pleaded guilty Wednesday for the Parkland wreck that killed his girlfriend. The 51-year-old said the crash happened when 42-year-old Taryn Knox grabbed the steering wheel as they were arguing.


Sugarcoating white supremacy: What’s behind fliers found in Washington

Last month, clusters of fliers were spread throughout Western Washington, simply stating an anti-Communist slogan and providing a website for a patriot group. At first glance, they might seem generic and patriotic. A closer look reveals they were spread by a white supremacist organization.