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Woman faces five felonies after ramming sheriff’s deputy during Tacoma chase, prosecutors say

Dana Howell, 28, of Tacoma was arraigned in Pierce County Superior Court on two counts of second-degree assault, hit and run, eluding police and escaping community custody. Court Commissioner Meagan Foley set her bail at $500,000.


He was accused of assaulting a toddler, who later died. Now he’s charged with murder

A man accused of killing a 3-year-old Tacoma boy was charged Friday in the child’s death.Mark Anthony Brown Jr., 26,initially was charged with child assault, but Pierce County prosecutors changed the charge to second-degree murder after Jeremiah Horton died from his injuries.Brown pleaded not guilty


Bremerton man arrested in 2015 fatal hit-and-run case

KITSAP COUNTY, Wash.- A 49-year-old Bremerton man suspected in a 2015 hit-and-run, killing 64-year-old Christopher Lukkasson, of Port Orchard, was arrested Thursday afternoon, Washington State Patrol said.


'There are NAZIS in our neighborhood' reads a new billboard on Tacoma's Pacific Avenue | The News Tribune

A billboard that went up Tuesday on Pacific Avenue in Tacoma doesn't mince words. "There are NAZIS in our neighborhood," it reads against a black background. Tacoma Against Nazis paid for the sign, which hovers over a bank just north of South 72nd Street. The same group held a protest outside a t


Transient man in Washington state arrested for sexual assault, released next day on condition he stay away from victim & show up for court

Progressive politicians and bureaucrats in charge of King County have left the prosecuting attorney’s office (PAO) short staffed. Yet theyclaimthat “gun violence, domestic violence,sexual assault, and homicideremain the highest priority casesfor the PAO.”


Off-duty Tacoma officer shoots attacking pit bull; owner arrested

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - An off-duty Tacoma police officer working security at a grocery store shot a pit bull that allegedly tried to bite him.The News Tribune reports the officer was working Wednesday he saw a man allegedly casing a parked car for items to steal.Charging documents say the officer told


Woman killed, man injured in Kent shooting

Crews performed CPR on the woman, but she died at the scene. The man was conscious and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in "grave condition," according to Kent Police.


Tacoma billboard warns of Nazi neighbors

TACOMA, Wash - A new billboard in South Tacoma is raising eyebrows - not for what it's selling, but for the message that it's trying to send. A group called Tacoma Against Nazis paid to erect a billboard along Pacific Avenue to fight what it sees as white supremacy encroaching into their neighborhoo


Charge: Babysitter abused infant on camera in Kent

The injuries she did suffer include brain hemorrhaging, bruising to her face and thigh, restricted blood flow resembling a stroke, a fracture to the shinbone and other injuries in various stages of healing, indicating repeated trauma over a period of time, court records say.


They took a survey in their teens. 60 years later, these Puyallup students are being recruited for a new one

Shanks, now 74 and a 1962 PHS graduate, was told it was sort of like an aptitude test, meant to determine what college or career was right for her.


Bring Roxy home: Tacoma Police investigating after two men steal little girl’s puppy

He says two men drove past the home in a newer pearl white Toyota with tinted windows and then made a U-turn. “A tall, slim, light skinned man with his hair in a bun walked up to the kids, as the driver slowly pulled the car closer. The light skinned man asked to pet the puppy. When the girls told t


I-5 Closed In Downtown Seattle After Fatal Collision

SEATTLE, WA - A pedestrian was hit and killed by a dump truck along I-5 Wednesday morning. The incident has closed the southbound lanes of I-5 to eastbound I-90.Washington State Patrol trooper Rick Johnson said that there's not estimated time when the lanes will reopen. Anyone wanting to travel sout


Deputy, officer hospitalized after Pierce County chase, officials say

The deputy attempted to pull over an SUV that was driving erratically near the intersection of East 60th and East J streets in Tacoma about 2 p.m., the release said. The SUV twice rammed into the deputy's patrol vehicle, then sped off.


Sagan wins 1st hilly stage of Tour de France, Tacoma's van Garderen still in 2nd

SPORTSPhoto: JEFF PACHOUDSagan wins 1st hilly stage of Tour de France, Tacoma's van Garderen still in 2ndFor the second time in this year's Tour de France, Peter Sagan has beaten Sonny Colbrelli in a sprint finish. Greg Van Avermaet took advantage of an intermediate bonus sprint to add two seconds t


Car drives into Puyallup post office

A car drove into a U.S. Post Office branch in downtown Puyallup Monday, police said.The crash took place just before 10 a.m. in the 200 block of Second Street Southwest.A driver apparently lost control and hit the building, taking out a metal railing and striking a statue with a bronze driver on top


Ex-Seahawk Brandon Browner charged with attempted murder

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 01: Cornerback Brandon Browner #39 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after making an interception against the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field on December 1, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Eagles 34-14. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)


Pierce County Burn Ban Starts Soon

From Pierce County:Due to dry weather, both now and in forecasts, Pierce County's Fire Marshal, in partnership with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs' Association, has declared a countywide burn ban effective Thursday, July 12 at 8 a.m., until further notice.The burn ban applies to all land clearing and


Body of 33-year-old man recovered from Alder Lake

The body of a 33-year-old man has been recovered from Alder Lake. (Credit: Pierce County Sheriff's Office)EATONVILLE, Wash. — The body of a 33-year-old man has been recovered from Alder Lake.The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said the man was on an inflatable chair outside of the swimming area when


Dead Body Found Early Sunday At Green Lake

On July 5, police and Seattle fire responded to Green Lake on a report of an empty kayak drifting in the water. The two incidents were not immediately connected, according to police.


Woman struck and killed by BNSF train in Kent | FOX 28 Spokane

A 55-year-old woman was struck and killed by a BNSF train while attempting to cross the James Street railroad crossing in Kent, Washington.KOMO-TV reports that the Burlington Northern train was traveling south at about 7:20 p.m. Saturday when witnesses reported seeing a woman fall on the tracks and