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Friends, family grieve at Tacoma vigil for 2 moms, 5 children killed in crash in Oregon
“Let’s build from tragedy,” said Louis Johnson, the father of Erika Boquet and boyfriend to Kyla Brown -- both killed in the crash.
About 250 teens tested for ‘silent’ heart condition that killed Federal Way High athlete Allen Harris
SHORELINE, Wash. -- Sudden death in people younger than 35 is often due to undiscovered heart defects or overlooked heart abnormalities, according to the Mayo Clinic. While rare, it's often during physical activity, like playing a sport, and more often occurs in males than in females.
Tacoma Narrows Jumper Saved By Deputy, Good Samaritan
Both the deputy and the passerby continued talking to the man, approaching him as they did. Once close enough, the deputy grabbed the man's arm, and the passerby grabbed the other. They held onto the man until Gig Harbor police arrived to help pull the man to safety.
State Patrol: Roy man charged with fatal hit-and-run of bicycling grandma told trooper he fell asleep
Jeremy Simon, 37, was charged with vehicular homicide, failure to remain at an accident resulting in death, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance (heroin). He was ordered held in the Pierce County Jail in lieu of $750,000.
Wash. teen arrested in friend's fatal shooting
BURIEN, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been arrested for investigation of manslaughter after he accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old friend near Seattle.King County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott said the older boy was recklessly handling the gun when it went off in
Children found tied down in truck bed with bungee cords during Puyallup traffic stop, police say
On Aug. 7, the Puyallup Police Department was notified of reports of a juvenile tied up in the back of a 1994 Nissan pickup truck, with two adult passengers in the cabin, traveling in Puyallup.
Naval Base Kitsap spills 80,000 gallons of sewage into Puget Sound; ‘no contact’ advisory issued
BREMERTON, Wash. — Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton spilled 80,000 gallons of sewage into the Puget Sound over a two-week period, prompting the Kitsap Public Health District to issue a “no contact” advisory to the public for water in the Sinclair Inlet and beyond.
Woman charged in Roy crash that killed 3 and injured 2
Amber Mae Smithlin, 36, was charged with three counts of vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicular assault. Pierce County prosecutor Mark Lindquist alleges that she had been drinking when she ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle at the intersection of SR 702 and 8thAve.
Kitsap County Sheriff's corrections officer accidentally shoots self in leg during training
The officer was training at the Bremerton Police Department firing range on West Belfair Valley Road, when he shot himself at about 3:08 p.m., according to a statement from Bremerton police.
Deadly Ore. crash kills 7 Tacoma family members on road trip
BURNS, Ore. - Seven members of a Tacoma family were among the eight victims killed Monday in ahead-on crash in Oregon, according to multiple media reports. Five of the seven were children.
The Tacoma wreck killed 2 of his friends and injured a 3rd. Now he’s been sentenced
Dennis Mouth was sentenced Tuesday for the Tacoma wreck that killed two of his friends and seriously injured another.“Granted, he didn’t mean for this to happen, but this was no accident,” deputy prosecutor Tim Jones told the Superior Court Judge Stephanie Arend.Arend gave Mouth a low-end sentence o
Gig Harbor Norovirus Outbreak Linked To Restaraunt Employees
GIG HARBOR, WA - A recent outbreak of norovirus in Gig Harbor has been traced to two employees at a restaurant. The outbreak was centered around The Hub restaurant at the Tacoma Narrows Airport, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
Deputies: 14-year-old critically injured in accidental shooting in Burien
Shooting 12600 BLK 12 AVE S in Burien. Initial reports indicate accidental shooting involving a 16 year old and 14 year old victim. The victim, 14 being transported by King County Medics to HMC in critical condition. Major Crimes Detectives responding for further investigation.— KingcosoPIO (@kingco
Teen arrested after accidental fatal shooting of 14-year-old in Burien
Q13 News photoBURIEN, Wash. -- A teenage boy is being held for investigation of manslaughter after authorities say hefatally shot a 14-year-old boy while playing with a handgun.King County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott said the shooting happened around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday inside a house on 12th
FBI investigating timeline, motive of worker who stole, crashed Horizon Air turboprop from Sea-Tac Airport
SEATTLE — The FBI said Tuesday that it is still investigating the timeline and motive of a Horizon Air employee who stole a commercial turboprop from Sea-Tac International Airport last Friday night and went on a joyride before crashing the plane on an island in the Puget Sound near Tacoma.The employ
A serial killer stalking Tacoma’s homeless? Police and medical examiner say they’re not aware of it
The rumor posted on Facebook over the weekend is grim: 10 homeless Tacoma residents killed in the past two weeks, their throats slashed.It sounds frightening, but so far, no evidence has emerged to give it validity.“We haven’t had anything like that,” said Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool, who
‘Just cause' debate slows work on new rental regulations in Tacoma
“That’s why I did not suggest we do just cause right now,” ChiQuata Elder, the city’s landlord-tenant/crime-free housing coordinator, told the committee at its meeting Thursday “There was no way we’d be able to come up with a good ‘just cause’ or some kind of ordinance that’s comparable that address
Coming next year: A new look for Tacoma Fred Meyer
“The scope of the remodel has not been finalized, but it will likely entail an optimization of department selections, larger food department, and wider aisles,” according to spokesman Jeffery Temple.
Worst air quality of the year due to wildfire smoke across Puget Sound
From West Seattle, downtown melts into a gray haze. Up 73 floors inside the Columbia Center Skyview Observatory, it's like staring into a cloud.
2 victims shot overnight in Auburn neighborhood
Police and medics responded to the scene, in the 500 block of 8th Street NE, at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after receiving reports of shots fired.