Stories tagged: Tacoma
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
A Tacoma Water utility well has been shut down after chemicals commonly tied to firefighting foam showed up at a higher-than-acceptable level in a test at the site.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
Snopes, the country’s most popular hoax-debunking site, is run by its founder out of a 97-year-old house in Tacoma. And is it ever busy, with 47 of its “Hot 50” …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 8:52 a.m.
The city of Tacoma won a battle last week in its effort to prevent the immigration detention center on the Tideflats from expanding.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Teacher strikes in Tacoma, Battle Ground, Centralia, and Tumwater have impacted more than 53,000 students combined, just under half of whom come from low-income households.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 11:12 p.m.
Police say an armed man was shot and taken into custody in what may have been a robbery gone wrong near Tacoma.
Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 6:17 p.m.
Tacoma teachers say they will strike starting Thursday.
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Tacoma police arrested a man Sunday morning they say offered women rides in his beige SUV and then raped them at knifepoint.
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
A former Tacoma man wanted for investigation of second-degree murder has been returned to Washington state after more than a decade on the run.
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
In one Washington state immigration court, bonds are among the highest in the country and asylum is granted less often
Judges in Tacoma’s immigration court denied bond to seven parents separated from their children. When other parents were released, their bonds often ran higher than elsewhere. Why? “It’s arbitrary,” but …
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
A man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a deputy south of Tacoma in January and has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Dippin’ Dots deliveryman left dry ice in the back seat of his car. It may have asphyxiated his mother.
The man, whose name has not yet been released, runs a business delivering Dippin’ Dots ice cream and had left four coolers full of dry ice on the back seat …
Tue., July 24, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
Steven Powell, the father-in-law of a long-missing Utah woman whose husband was eyed in a police investigation and later killed himself and his two young children, has died in Washington …
Mon., July 16, 2018, 1 p.m.
An immigration judge says a Honduran woman who was separated from her 8-year-old son when she entered the United States must remain in custody, prolonging her reunification wait.
Tue., July 10, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Revelations surrounding Tacoma megachurch pastor Dean Curry have reached the crisis stage.
UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 8:02 p.m.
Still in the blue uniform she got upon her release from the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Yolany Padilla looked shellshocked. She was happy to be free, the 24-year-old Honduran …
UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
“Her child is in the custody of the government. The fact that she would skip town is incomprehensible,” said a lawyer for a 25-year-old Honduran mom denied bond. She had …
Wed., June 27, 2018, 2:09 p.m.
Authorities say 10 protesters were arrested Tuesday night outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, where detainees from the southern border crisis are being held.
Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:43 a.m.
The last text message Steve Shaw sent to his son was hopeful. “Hi son, just wanted to say how much I love you, but like I’ve said before you have …
Wed., June 27, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
Ten people were arrested Tuesday evening outside the Northwest Detention Center on Tacoma’s Tideflats, according to Tacoma police.
Fri., June 22, 2018, 9:41 a.m.
A judge has set bail at $5 million for a 66-year-old man suspected of killing a 12-year-old girl in Tacoma more than three decades ago.
Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Possibly solving a second high-profile cold case murder in two months, Tacoma police on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of killing 12-year-old Michella Welch more than three decades ago.
Wed., May 30, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Spokane prides itself on being the second-largest city in Washington, but that might be a title the Lilac City loses in the next 10 years.
Tue., May 22, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
The girlfriend of a man convicted of killing three people has been sentenced to one year in prison for purchasing guns for him.
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 2:50 p.m.
A suspect in the 1986 killing of a young girl in Washington has been arrested in Illinois.
Thu., May 3, 2018, 10:33 a.m.
Authorities say a pickup truck crashed through a brick wall and into a Washington elementary school.
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 11:31 a.m.
The family of a German billionaire has given up hope of finding him alive a week after he went missing in the Swiss Alps, his company said Friday.
Tue., April 10, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
A Pierce County sheriff’s deputy who was hit by a suspected impaired driver last week has been released from the hospital after receiving treatment for a broken neck.
Mon., April 9, 2018, 10:35 a.m.
What started out as a proposal by Puget Sound Energy (PSE) to build a liquefied natural-gas plant, to provide cleaner fuel for transportation and natural gas to its customers, has …
Fri., March 23, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
A teenager who was pulled from her bicycle in a mall parking lot and shocked with a stun gun by an off-duty officer working security has been awarded $500,000 in …
UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 1:49 p.m.
Pierce County Sheriff’s Department accused of cover up, retaliation in connection with homicide case
Two former Pierce County sheriff’s deputies allege the agency tried to cover up how a man who killed his wife and then himself got access to the gun used in …