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Truck crashes through brick wall, into elementary school

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.

Missing German billionaire’s family gives up hope of rescue of Tacoma native

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.


Deputy released from hospital with broken neck, man charged

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.


Puget Sound Energy, Puyallup Tribe in showdown over LNG plant on Tacoma tideflats

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 …


Washington teen pulled from bike by officer awarded $500K

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 …


Two boys arrested for making threats at 2 Tacoma schools

Tacoma Police say they have arrested two boys for threatening violence in separate incidents at two schools.


2 charged with murder in alleged drug deal gone wrong

A woman and man have been charged with murder after authorities say a drug transaction over psychedelic mushrooms went wrong.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 3:49 p.m.

Trump administration’s oil drilling plan prompts protests

The Trump administration’s plan to drill for oil and gas off the coast of the United States drew protests Tuesday in Congress and on the streets.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Northwest tribes ask Gov. Inslee to halt Tacoma plant construction

The Puyallup Tribe and leaders from 14 other Northwest tribes have called on Gov. Jay Inslee to stop the construction of Puget Sound Energy’s liquefied natural gas plant on Tacoma’s …


Man shot by police outside burning Tacoma house identified

An armed man who was fatally shot by seven Tacoma police officers outside a burning house Sunday has been identified.


State Farm shuttering 2 Washington state call centers

State Farm is closing its two call centers in Tacoma this year, putting as many as 800 people out of work as it moves some jobs to Phoenix and to …


Officials ID man who was shot, stuffed in car trunk in Tacoma

Authorities have identified a man police say was shot and stuffed into the trunk of his vehicle that was towed to a wrecking yard in Tacoma where the body was …


Tacoma woman gets 5 years in car bombing of so-called ‘snitch’

Officials say a 41-year-old Tacoma woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for placing an explosive device under the car of someone she believed to be a police …


One dead in Tacoma apartment fire

One person has died in an apartment fire that started when items ignited near a wall heater.


Norovirus outbreak sickens 39 in Tacoma senior community

A norovirus outbreak has sickened 39 residents and staff at a senior community in Tacoma.


Washington state couple pleads guilty to trafficking charges

A Washington state couple has pleaded guilty to labor trafficking charges.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

This angry inventor has a special gift for package thieves: Revenge

The more time and money Jaireme Barrow spent to keep people from swiping packages off his front porch, the angrier he got. He wanted revenge.


Two arrested in protest against Tacoma natural gas plant

Authorities say two people were arrested after locking themselves in a construction crane tower as a protest against a liquefied natural gas plant being built in Tacoma.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:36 p.m.

Seattle rents now rank among top 5 most expensive in U.S.; Tacoma joins $1,000 club

New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that is Seattle is – for the first time – among the five most-expensive big cities for renters. The median amount paid …


Veteran spokane-area sports official tries to remain in background

The two teams facing off in Saturday’s State Class 4A championship football game, eventual state champ Richland and Woodinville, already were a band of brothers long before they headed to …


Portland bank robbery suspect shot by police booked into jail

A grand jury in Oregon is scheduled in early December to review the Portland police shooting of an unarmed Tacoma, Washington, man who is suspected of robbing a bank and …


Leader of Tacoma drug trafficking ring pleads guilty

The leader of a drug trafficking ring who continued to run the operation after fleeing to Mexico has pleaded guilty.


Bicyclist sues King County after serious injury on trail

A 67-year-old man has filed a lawsuit against King County following a bicycle crash that left him a quadriplegic.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Twin born 16 weeks early survives, shows strength every day

Olympia twin, born weighing 1 pound, 4 ounces, is thriving more than anyone expected.


Tacoma officials investigate dog deaths linked to city park

Tacoma parks officials are asking for pets to stay out of a city park while they investigate reports that three dogs died from a possible bacterial disease.


FAA investigating lasers flashed at Seattle-Tacoma pilots

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating two separate incidences of lasers being flashed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport pilots.


$100,000 reward for Tacoma fugitive accused of 2 murders

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a double murder suspect and gang member who has been on the run …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:21 a.m.

U.S. Marshals seek unregistered sex offenders, arrest 12

U.S. Marshalls conducted a three-day sex offender sweep in Washington state, resulting in 12 arrests.


Weyerhaeuser mansion sold to nonprofit for nearly $5.9 million

The Weyerhaeuser mansion in Tacoma’s North End has been sold for nearly $5.9 million to a nonprofit that announced the Tacoma Waldorf School will occupy the education building on the …