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He had no past crimes when he shot and killed a father of 3 in Tacoma's West End

Demetrius Monta Jackson wondered whether the stranger he argued with and fatally shot in a West End Tacoma parking lot had a wife and kids. "I really couldn't live with that," he wrote last month in a letter to Pierce County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Arend. It turned out 32-year-old Manuel Olmo

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 00:37:00

Tacoma's Weyerhaeuser mansion sells for almost $6 million

The Weyerhaeuser mansion in Tacoma has been sold for nearly $5.9 million to a nonprofit that announced the Tacoma Waldorf School will occupy the education building on the grounds. The News Tribune reports ( http://bit.ly/2xor301 ) the sale of the iconic estate closed Monday with Trouve, a Lakewood-b

BELLINGHAM HERALD - 2017-09-21 11:47:00

Texas sends dogs to Tacoma Humane Society

Hurricane Harvey is not to blame for the 2,000-mile trek that 10 dogs made from Texas to Tacoma less than two weeks ago. The canines arrived thanks to a partnership between Tacoma's Humane Society and Project Freedom Ride, an organization that acquires dogs from overburdened rescue facilities in the

TACOMAWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-21 18:33:59

Scorpions and Megadeth 'Crazy World Tour' hits the Tacoma Dome Sept. 30

Classic stadium rock, big hair bands Scorpions and Megadeth will be bringing their "Crazy World Tour" to the Tacoma Dome on Sept. 30. The first leg of this arena tour is set to begin in Reading, Penn. and will end Oct. 15 in Tampa, Fla. With new drummer Mikkey Dee in-tow, Scorpions will continue to

TACOMAWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-21 20:38:20

Culture Corner: A Guide to Cultural Organizations of Tacoma

Through Jan. 7, 2018 Experience still-life masterpieces from the past 200 years, ranging from European-influenced realism and trompe l'oeil to Impressionism, modernism, pop art, and beyond in the newest exhibition at Tacoma Art Museum. Relish the works of artists James Peale, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andre

TACOMAWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-21 20:26:59

Protesters gather to say no to LNG plant in Tacoma

Protesters gathered to rally against a liquefied natural gas plant that's now going up on the Tacoma tide flats. (Photo: KOMO News) TACOMA, Wash. -- Demonstrators traveled city to city in a major protest against Puget Sound Energy on Thursday. It is to say 'no' to a liquefied natural gas plant that

KOMO NEWS - 2017-09-21 17:40:47

Tacoma's History of Beer and Brewing Sept 28

If you thought breweries were new to Tacoma, you need to check out a presentation on the History of Beer and Brewing in Tacoma with Brian Kamens, Tacoma Public Library Historian, combined with a 7 Seas Brewery Tour. This is a fund raising event for United Way of Pierce County and includes raffles an

TACOMA DAILY INDEX - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Vehicle stolen from Tacoma recovered on Mercer Island | Police Blotter

The blotter consists of officers' accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Aug. 29 DUI: A driver was stopped in the 6000 block of I-90 at 1:16 a.m. for a registration violation. He admitted to having warra

MERCER ISLAND REPORTER - 2017-09-21 18:00:00

'Despacito' made this neighborhood famous. Hurricane Maria left it in ruins

La Perla, the San Juan neighborhood where the music video for hit song "Despacito" was filmed, suffered severe damages at the hands of Hurricane Maria. (Jessica Rios/El Nuevo Dia/CNN) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - For decades, tourists visiting Puerto Rico had avoided San Juan's La Perla neighborhood, lon

Q13FOX.COM - 2017-09-22 15:11:25

First day of fall: 5 things you probably didn't know

Leaves have started to turn color in the Cascades! This was taken from one of the upper ledges on Rattlesnake mountain. Photographer: Manju Shekhar, Snoqualmie Yes, the season for chunky scarves, pumpkin-spiced everything and fantasy football is upon us. Fall, autumn, harvest season - whatever you c

Q13FOX.COM - 2017-09-22 17:38:37

Former Bremerton football coach takes religious liberty case to next level

Joe Kennedy BREMERTON, Wash. - A former Washington high school assistant football coach has appealed a court decision denying his request to be given back his job. The Kitsap Sun reports former Bremerton High School assistant Joe Kennedy sued the school district after he was placed on paid leave in

Q13FOX.COM - 2017-09-22 17:28:25

Limited flights resume to battered Puerto Rico

Chris Isidore (CNN Money) - A handful of flights are returning to Puerto Rico, two days after Hurricane Maria battered the island. The largest airport there, Luis Munoz Marn International, reopened to commercial traffic on Friday. Aerostar Puerto Rico, which manages the airport, said it suffered onl

Q13FOX.COM - 2017-09-22 16:37:19

On-campus sex assault investigation guidelines scrapped

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testifies during a hearing before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee May 24, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The subcommittee held a hearing o

Q13FOX.COM - 2017-09-22 15:53:02

New 'imperfect' produce option at Meijer helps customers save money, reduce food waste

INDIANAPOLIS - Grocery store chain Meijer has started a new program for customers who want to reduce food waste and save money by sacrificing aesthetics, according to WXIN. A new line of Misfits produce that helps connect shoppers to tasty but cosmetically-challenged fruits and vegetables at a reduc

Q13FOX.COM - 2017-09-22 14:12:34

'Witness to Wartime'

Art exhibit presents vivid portrayal of life in Northwest internment camps By Dave R. Davison dave@tacomaweekly.comTakuichi Fujii, Self-portrait." 1935, Oil on canvas. Photo courtesy of WHSM Artists have a number of functions. They channel the zeitgeist of a given time and place, they are sensitive

TACOMAWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-21 19:52:20

Actor Matthew McConaughey filming car commercial in Washington state

In this handout photo provided by Hand in Hand, Matthew McConaughey speaks onstage during George Strait's Hand in Hand Texas benefit concert; Strait and special guests Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Lyle Lovett and Robert Early Keen perform in concert at the Majestic Theatre on September 12, 2017

Q13FOX.COM - 2017-09-22 05:19:03

Pierce County deputies involved in 2 shootings overnight

TACOMA, Wash. - One man was killed and another critically injured during confrontations with Pierce County sheriff's deputies. The News Tribune reports the first shooting occurred about 10:30 p.m. Thursday after a pursuit started in Pierce County and ended in Port Orchard. Deputies shot the man in t

Q13FOX.COM - 2017-09-22 15:56:30

Mexican Burien Store Owner Reflects on Mexico City Earthquake

Burien, Wash. - Two massive earthquakes have ripped through two Mexican cities just 12 days apart. The more recent quake, a 7.1 magnitude ripped through two Mexican cities just 12 days apart. The impact from the earthquakes are being felt all the way in Western Washington. Under the rubble a child e

Q13FOX.COM - 2017-09-22 03:42:26

The iPhone 8 is out now, but should you wait for iPhone X?

An Apple Store in Sydney, Australia, was the first in the world to sell an iPhone 8. The store opened its doors at 8 a.m. Friday, local media reported, and ushered in a few fans who had camped out, along with others who woke up early. They were there to buy the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as wel

Q13FOX.COM - 2017-09-22 15:24:19

How unmarried Americans are changing everything

NEW YORK - It wasn't long ago that being single after a certain age was considered a recipe for lifelong misery. Up until 1970, the average woman married before she was legally old enough to have a drink at her wedding, and the average man married at 23. A woman still single at the ripe old age of 2

Q13FOX.COM - 2017-09-22 02:48:46