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A suspect in the 1986 killing of a young girl in Washington has been arrested in Illinois.
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.
Firefighters have recovered a body from Point Defiance Park in Tacoma.
Washington State Ferries said a private boat hit the ferry Chetzemoka on the run between Tacoma and the southern tip of Vashon Island.
Andy Goldfarb, a staff biologist at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, plays with one of the four clouded leopard cubs currently at the zoo June 5, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. This sweet photo was made by former SR colleague Ingrid Barrentine. So great to see her work featured.
TACOMA – Sharks might have a bad rap with some people but officials at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium insist it’s the sharks that usually face danger when they cross paths with humans. Hoping to shift public perception, the Tacoma zoo is debuting an attraction where people can swim with the sharks in the South Pacific Aquarium’s 240,000-gallon saltwater tank. The idea is to offer a fun experience that also will spark interest and awareness.