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Teenagers arrested for Tacoma robbery that turned fatal, charging papers say
Prosecutors have charged a 16-year-old and 19-year-old in connection to a robbery Sunday in Tacoma during which two people were shot and killed, court records say. Their plan, according to charging papers, had been to rob a 13-year-old boy.
Michelle Obama is Coming to Tacoma
Michelle Obama will visit the Tacoma Dome at 8 p.m. on Feb. 8 as part of her tour following the recent publishing of her book Becoming. The Tacoma stop is the first of a string of additional dates added to the former first lady’s tour after a “highly successful” 12-event series in 2018. Obama will a
Tacoma neo-Nazi charged for involvement in Lynnwood hate crime
One of two self-professed neo-Nazis from Washington state who was part of a group who allegedly assaulted a black DJ at a bar in Lynnwood was faces multiple charges, including harassment and assault.
A dozen-plus things to do in and around Tacoma this weekend and next
“White Christmas” presented by Tacoma Musical Playhouse. Nov. 23-Dec. 16. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Adult, $31; military, student and senior, $29; child (12 and younger) $22. 253-565-6867. tmp.org.
New allegations of sexual abuse at Tacoma boys' home
TACOMA, Wash. - There are new allegations of sexual abuse at a former, state-run home for boys. The abuse allegedly occurred at the Jessie Dyslin Boys Ranch in Tacoma during the 1980s and 1990s.
East Side Tacoma gets the construction mess but not the light rail
A new street car line isn’t coming to Tacoma’s East Side, but the headaches of its construction will be. At least that’s what residents in the vicinity of South 38th Street and Pacific Avenue fear.
Tacoma dentist plays Santa, helps critically ill kids get toys
For families living with a chronically ill child, this time of year can be incredibly difficult. That is why Dr. John Winskill, from Tacoma, created Toys for Kids. In a partnership with Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Winskill plays Santa for kids and their parents during the holiday season.
Pierce County deputy arrested for assault to be fired, sheriff says
Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor intends to fire a deputy who was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of first-degree assault, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Pastor issued a statement Wednesday saying the deputy, Robert Glen Carpenter, would be charged with a felony crime as a result of
"We want closure": Family members of two men killed in Tacoma want answers
TACOMA, Wash. — Family members of two young men found shot to death on a Tacoma street Sunday want to know why they were killed. Evitan DeBiaso, 19, and Deonte Mitchner, 21, were killed in the McKinley neighborhood just before 5pm Sunday.
It’s not First Night, but Tacoma will have a free, all-ages New Year’s celebration this year
The void left by this year’s First Night cancellation has been filled — at least partially. The city of Tacoma announced Wednesday that a New Year’s Eve celebration will fill Tollefson Plaza and two blocks of Pacific Avenue between 15th and 17th Streets with music, food trucks and a beer garden.
Target makes holidays happy again after Grinch steals Tacoma woman’s Christmas tree
TACOMA -- As Tacoma Police search for a real life Grinch seen on surveillance camera stealing a box containing Alex Brain's new Christmas tree, the community is stepping up make sure she has a happy holiday.
A Tacoma man and a 13-year-old were killed in wreck near Enumclaw, investigators say
The Washington State Patrol has identified one of the people killed in a wreck near Enumclaw last week as a 21-year-old Tacoma man. A press release from the agency said Jacob Brown died in the crash Dec. 4 on state Route 164 near 196th Avenue Southeast.
Pierce County sergeant charged with first-degree assault
TACOMA, Wash. - A Pierce County sergeant was charged with felony first-degree assault on Wednesday, accused of stabbing a man outside a marijuana shop in Tacoma after the man took his handgun.
Toy gun leads to lockdown at Mount Tahoma High School
The gun wasn’t real, but the reaction to it at Mount Tahoma High School was. The school at 4634 S. 74th St. went into lockdown at noon Wednesday when the report of a gun on campus was made to Tacoma police.
A Dick’s Drive-In will be closer to Tacoma than ever before. It opens this week.
The first Dick’s Drive-In Restaurant south of Seattle opens this week. The Kent Dick’s location opens 10 a.m. Wednesday. It will be the seventh burger restaurant for the 64-year-old Seattle chain.
Fast ferry service between Tacoma and Seattle ‘feasible,’ study says
Commuters and tourists someday may have a new option for getting between Tacoma and Seattle. A study determined establishing a “fast ferry” system between the two cities is feasible.
Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' book tour stopping in Tacoma next year
Michelle Obama is expanding her book tour, adding a stop in Washington in early 2019. The former first lady is going to be at the Tacoma Dome on February 8, 2019. Presale tickets will be available Friday, December 14 at 10 a.m. Sign up for presale tickets here.
Fast ferry from Tacoma to Seattle could be reality by 2022
A fast ferry service from Tacoma to Seattle could be coming in the next three to five years. “This is the way of the future,” said Ryan Mello, Tacoma City Council. “People are clamoring for more and more modes to get to different parts of Puget Sound, and this is what this offers.”
Teen charged as adult for fatally shooting friend along Marine View Drive in Tacoma
17-year-old Dorricko Jovell Jimerson-Easterling enters Pierce County Superior Court, December 10, 2018. He is accused of fatally shooting his friend in a parked car on Marine View Drive.
Identities of two men found shot to death in Tacoma released
The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the two men found shot to death in Tacoma on Sunday. They were Evitan Debiaso, 19, and Deonte Mitchner, 21. The office had no record of a hometown for Debiaso. Mitchner’s home of record is listed as Tacoma.