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Estranged husband set house on fire with family inside, authorities say

A Tacoma man who police say burned down his home with his family inside was charged has been charged with arson.


Man accused of fleeing, ramming cop cars while high on PCP

A Washington man accused of being high on PCP when he rammed two deputies’ cars during a police chase is facing multiple felony charges.


Former soldier sues Tacoma police officer who ran him over

A former soldier who was run over by a police officer’s vehicle while lying in the street after a night of drinking is suing the Tacoma Police Department and the …


Tacoma lifts ban on stun guns within city limits

The city of Tacoma has dropped its ban on stun guns.


Tacoma begins moving homeless to temporary shelters

Tacoma started helping homeless people move into the city’s first temporary emergency shelters.


Tacoma jury awards $2.9 million in man’s killing by son

A jury in Tacoma has found Washington state responsible for the death of a man whose son killed him months after being released from a state psychiatric hospital.


UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

A surprising number of men in Washington aren’t registering for the draft. That’s a felony.

Federal officials say nearly 1 out of 6 young men in Washington state are committing a felony, and they might not even know it.


$2.1 million homeless shelter set to open in Washington

A Washington city is getting ready to open a $2.1 million temperature-controlled outdoor homeless shelter.


Child sex sting in Washington lands 3 arrests

Three Washington men have been arrested after they contacted an undercover agent who posed as a mother offering her underage children for sex.


UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:32 p.m.

The Beta Coders club seeks to promote diversity in coding

Beta Coders club at the University of Puget Sound mentors Tacoma high school students in computer science


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

We’re No. 2! We’re No. 2! Spokane fends off Tacoma in coveted biggest-city listing

Spokane remains Washington’s second-largest city, according to Census population estimates released Thursday, but Tacoma is catching up quickly.


Shark bites diver’s finger at Tacoma zoo

Officials say a 4-foot-long sandbar shark bit the finger of a diver who was doing maintenance at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma.


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

Tacoma to appeal order that it pay $2 million in Wal-Mart dispute

Tacoma plans to appeal after a federal judge last month ordered the city to pay $2 million to an investor group in a case involving development of a Wal-Mart retail …


Pot bust lands Tacoma man in North Dakota jail

Sheriff’s deputies in North Dakota have arrested a Tacoma, Washington, man with 13 pounds of marijuana in the back of his car.


Tacoma considers suing opioid makers in homelessness fight

The city of Tacoma is considering suing the manufacturers of opioids such as OxyContin in its fight against homelessness.


Body found in Point Defiance Park in Tacoma

Firefighters have recovered a body from Point Defiance Park in Tacoma.


Street in Tacoma park to be named after slain police officer

A street in a Tacoma city park will soon be named in honor of slain police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez.


Tacoma homeowner fatally shoots intruder

Sheriff’s deputies in Pierce County say they are investigating after a homeowner shot and killed an intruder.


About 400 Washington ICE detainees launch hunger strike

Washington immigration activists say about 400 detainees held at an ICE detention center are participating in a hunger strike.


Tacoma to pay $50,000 for violating Public Records Act

The city of Tacoma will pay a $50,000 fine and legal fees for violating the Public Records Act by withholding most of a nondisclosure agreement it signed to obtain cellphone …


Aberdeen jail guard accused of tipping off drug traffickers

A guard at the Aberdeen city jail has been arrested on allegations that he tipped off drug traffickers about police activities.


Tacoma fire department revises hiring after firefighter’s drug death

The Tacoma Fire Department has revised their hiring practices in the wake of a News Tribune story about a firefighter who died of a drug overdose last summer after showing …


State Patrol reviewing crash that led to immigration hold

Washington State Patrol is investigating to see if it followed its own policies after a minor crash on Interstate 5 could lead to a man’s deportation. Washington State Patrol does …


Tacoma man accused of trying to trade pot for food stamps

A Tacoma has been charged with trying to trade marijuana for food stamps through a Craigslist ad while on work-release from prison.


Man accused of supporting Islamic State group gets 6 years

The Justice Department says a 34-year-old man who expressed a desire to attack the police or U.S. Military personnel out of allegiance to the Islamic State group has been sentenced …


Everett files lawsuit against painkiller manufacturer

The city of Everett has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the powerful painkiller OxyContin. The


Two women found dead in Washington fire were reportedly decapitated

Officials say two women found dead in a Tacoma house fire last week were decapitated by a man during a drug binge.


Tacoma man creates ‘Boom Box’ to deter package thefts

After the fourth time it happened in recent months, Jaireme Barrow was tired of people stealing the packages off his South Tacoma front porch. So he devised a device to …


Washington family sues family member for not reporting abuse

An 11-year-old Washington girl and her parents are suing a woman for emotional damages resulting from her husband’s sexual abuse.


Couple’s messages in a bottle tie strangers together

Somewhere on the currents of Puget Sound is a clear glass wine bottle containing a conversation. It’s been floating with its cargo of letters for the past four years. When …