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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

Seattle NWSL team relocates to Tacoma, adds investors

The Seattle Reign FC is relocating to Tacoma in time to play the 2019 season in a new home. The relocation is part of a larger partnership between the NWSL …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 1:45 p.m.

1 man dead in early morning shooting at Tacoma club

The Tacoma Police Department is investigating a shooting at a club that left one man dead.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Records reveal Russian asylum-seeker who died in Tacoma claimed to be a shaman fleeing prison torture

Records obtained through the Freedom of Immigration Act reveal new details about a man who died after trying to hang himself in the Northwest Detention Center. A source of mystery …


New development priced for households making $75K or less

A Tacoma neighborhood under development aims to stay affordable by limiting buyers to households that make $75,000 or less.


2 men found fatally shot in Tacoma

Authorities say two people were shot to death in Tacoma.


Russian man who had been detained by immigration authorities has died in Tacoma

A Russian asylum seeker who was previously held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma has died, the Pierce County Medical Examiner confirmed Sunday.


Same chemical detected in Fairchild water last year closes Tacoma water well

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.

Lies, lies and more lies. Out of an old Tacoma house, fact-checking site Snopes uncovers them.

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.

Tacoma gets a win in effort to keep the Northwest Detention Center from growing

The city of Tacoma won a battle last week in its effort to prevent the immigration detention center on the Tideflats from expanding.


Tacoma teachers’ strike: Sides ‘far apart’ in state’s 4th-biggest school district

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.

Suspect in custody after hostage situation near Tacoma

Police say an armed man was shot and taken into custody in what may have been a robbery gone wrong near Tacoma.


No school in Tacoma on Thursday as teachers announce strike

Tacoma teachers say they will strike starting Thursday.


Tacoma police arrest suspect in spate of South End rapes

Tacoma police arrested a man Sunday morning they say offered women rides in his beige SUV and then raped them at knifepoint.


Tacoma fugitive returned to U.S. after decade on the run

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.


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 …


Man pleads guilty to fatally shooting Pierce County deputy, gets life

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.


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 …


Steven Powell, father-in-law of missing Utah woman, dies

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 …


Honduran mother separated from son to remain in custody

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.


New complaint filed against Tacoma megachurch pastor cites multiple instances of sexual misconduct

Revelations surrounding Tacoma megachurch pastor Dean Curry have reached the crisis stage.


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Mom seeking asylum released in Washington state, but can’t see her son yet

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.

Immigration judge in Tacoma denies bond for mom separated from son

“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 …


10 protesters arrested at migrant detention center in Tacoma

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.


He turned to heroin for his combat injuries. Now he’s sentenced for a Tacoma murder.

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 …


Ten arrested outside Northwest Detention Center, Tacoma police say

Ten people were arrested Tuesday evening outside the Northwest Detention Center on Tacoma’s Tideflats, according to Tacoma police.


$5M bail set for suspect in 1986 killing of Tacoma girl

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.


Another decades-old Tacoma murder solved? Suspected killer of 12-year-old Michella Welch arrested

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.


Tacoma’s population growing faster than Spokane’s; Spokane Valley nearing 100,000

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.


Girlfriend of man convicted of triple murder gets 1 year

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.

Suspect in 1986 Tacoma murder case arrested in Illinois

A suspect in the 1986 killing of a young girl in Washington has been arrested in Illinois.