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Puyallup Police Department posts special bulletin to help ID suspect

PUYALLUP, Wash. - Officers with the Puyallup Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect. The police department released photos of the suspect in a special bulletin Thursday.


Food Trucks Coming To Puyallup; What Food Options Do You Want?

PUYALLUP, WA — Food trucks are coming to Puyallup this summer, expanding the variety of eating options in the downtown area. The so-called food truck pilot program will run for six months, ending in mid-October, according to city planning officials.


Layoffs spark teacher 'no confidence' vote for Puyallup superintendent

Puyallup teachers said Superintendent Dr. Tim Youmans lost their trust and they took a vote of 'no confidence' in him. The union said it is joined by para-educators, science techs, interpreters, nurses, bus drivers, office professionals, custodians, security personnel, maintenance workers and other


Puyallup Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

PUYALLUP, WA — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Light rain in the morning. Mostly cloudy until afternoon. Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.


KIRO 7 viewer helps family find cats that were inside SUV stolen from Tacoma restaurant

A Kitsap County family said a KIRO 7 viewer pointed them to the neighborhood where they found their two missing cats, that had been in carriers inside their SUV that was stolen from a Tacoma restaurant, as they stopped for a bite to eat on the way out of town last weekend.


Pierce County Library System’s 2018 Annual Report to the Community

Thank you for being a part of the Pierce County Library System’s efforts to inspire the love of reading and lifelong learning for you and your neighbors. 2018 marked the second time in the history of the Library System that voters were asked to restore the Library’s funding with a levy lid lift. In


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Puyallup

PUYALLUP, WA — New and exciting events are coming to the Puyallup area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events coming


17-year-old Tacoma girl may lose arm after being attacked with blade on brass knuckles

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - A 17-year-old girl who confronted a former friend about why they were fighting may lose her arm after being repeatedly stabbed with a blade protruding from brass knuckles, court records say.


Video shows violent gas station robbery in Pierce County

Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect who assaulted and shot a clerk while robbing a gas station in Midland. The robbery happened at around 1 a.m. April 17 at a Union 76 gas station on Golden Given Road in the Midland area — east of Lakewood and ne


Man Smokes Meth, Shoots Self On Accident: Sheriff

LAKE TAPPS, WA — One man is facing assault charges after shooting himself in the leg during a bizarre early morning incident in the Lake Tapps area, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.


Former criminal arrested in Kent carjacking-murder case

KENT, Wash. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in the carjacking in Kent, Washington, that ended with the death of a 38-year-old man. KOMO reports the suspect is a 23-year-old Kent man.


Hurry! Merge! Then prepare to navigate the new slot canyon from Route 16 to I-5 in Tacoma

A temporary traffic revision to the state Route 16-Interstate 5 interchange is both frustrating and exhilarating drivers. As part of the state Department of Transportation’s ongoing commuter lane construction in Tacoma, the Sprague Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 is temporarily closed. Traffic now


McMenamins Elks Temple opens next week. Here’s what you need to know about opening events

Tacoma McMenamins Elks Temple is just about ready to open its doors to the public, and it is shaping up to be a busy first week. Anderson Construction, working for the past few years to bring the historic site at 565 Broadway back to a functioning state, posted on social media Tuesday (April 16) tha


Carjacking suspect admits to killing; claims he was high on drugs, court documents say

KENT, Wash. — Gurkeerat Kainth, the suspect in Monday's deadly carjacking, was charged Thursday for murder in the second degree, unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree and theft of a motor vehicle, according to the prosecutor's office.


'Puyallup Opossum Killer' Puts Schools On Lockdown Wednesday

PUYALLUP, WA - Lockdowns at a handful of Puyallup area schools Wednesday morning were reportedly caused by a man who was shooting at an opossum. And according to Puyallup police, it sounds like the opossum didn't make it.


Man robbed at gunpoint while jogging in Auburn, police say

AUBURN, Wash. - Officers with the Auburn Police Department are searching for the suspect in a recent armed robbery. Police said a 39-year-old man was out on a jog with his son around 8:30 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of O Street NE in Auburn when a black male approached him and asked for his wallet.


Man injured in shooting at Federal Way residence

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - A 46-year-old man was injured in a shooting Thursday at a Federal Way residence, police said. Officers and medics responded to the scene, in the 30000 block of 2nd Place SW, at about 1:15 p.m. after receiving reports that a family member had found the victim suffering from a gun


Company moves controversial Tacoma Link construction yard out of town

The controversial staging lot for the construction company building the Tacoma Link extension has been moved out of town. On Thursday, the lot at South 38th Street and Pacific Avenue was just crushed rock and a few pieces of equipment.


Affirmative action initiative reaches Washington Legislature

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An initiative that would bring affirmative action back to Washington state arrived at the Legislature Thursday, where supporters and critics alike invoked American ideals including opportunity and equality during a lengthy public hearing.


Man who died in Washington prison linked to 2 cold case murders from the 70s

The sheriff in San Luis Obispo county has identified a man named Arthur Rudy Martinez as a suspect in two 41-year-old cold case murders in Atascadero, California. Martinez died in prison in Spokane in June of 2014, when he was 65.