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Officials confirm 6th measles case in Washington outbreak

Health officials are investigating a sixth confirmed case of the measles in a western Washington outbreak involving people who spent time at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


Officials: 4 new measles cases in Washington outbreak

Authorities say four new measles cases have been diagnosed in western Washington. The Washington State Department of Health says two of the cases were in King County and one each …


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Slain Puyallup woman remembered for kindness, hard work

Investigators say they have found two teenagers suspected of robbing and killing a 79-year-old convenience store owner Saturday in Puyallup.


Appeals court reinstates public defender’s case over stalker

A state appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit filed by a former King County public defender who says the agency she worked for failed to protect her when she was …


Pierce County man is Washington state’s first flu death of the season

The man in Pierce County who died of the flu was in his 40s and had “chronic health concerns that increased his risk for complications,” said the Tacoma-Pierce County Health …


Social worker who served Yates’ victims supports end of death penalty

Before investigators learned the name of Spokane serial killer Robert Lee Yates Jr., fear gripped the women who worked as prostitutes on East Sprague Avenue.


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.


Several counties in Western Washington announce burn bans

Several counties in Western Washington have announced burn bans effective later this week.


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Pierce County prosecutor Wikipedia edits traced to spokesman

The spokesman for Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has been barred from making edits to his boss’s Wikipedia page after trying to delete unfavorable references.


Pierce County prosecutor Wikipedia edits traced to spokesman

The spokesman for Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has been barred from making edits to his boss’s Wikipedia page after trying to delete unfavorable references.


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.


Deputy injured in crash while responding to domestic dispute

A Pierce County sheriff’s deputy is hospitalized following a collision with a suspected drunk driver while responding to a domestic dispute report.


2 former Pierce County deputies allege cover-up, retaliation

Two former Pierce County sheriff’s deputies are suing the county, saying the agency tried to cover up how a man obtained a gun before killing his wife and himself.


Man faces maximum murder charge in Pierce County deputy’s death

Prosecutors have now charged a man suspected of killing a Washington state deputy with aggravated first-degree murder after police say a weapon found at the scene was tied to the …


Man who killed woman in Fife crash gets 23 years

A man who killed a woman when he rammed her car at high speeds while fleeing from police has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.


2 charged with murder in shooting death of Washington deputy

Authorities have charged a man with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Washington state sheriff’s deputy after a home invasion.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 12:22 p.m.

Pierce County deputy killed during chase; one suspect at large

FREDERICKSON, Wash. – A Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy died early Monday from gunshot wounds sustained while responding to a home invasion. The Tacoma News Tribune reported that Deputy Daniel A. …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

Lawsuit: Pierce County mistreating mentally ill in jails

Pierce County and the sheriff’s office is violating the rights of mentally ill people held in its jail by subjecting them to illegal restraints and isolation, the American Civil Liberties …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

2 high school students reportedly shot in Graham

Washington state authorities say two male students have been shot near a high school in the small city of Graham near Tacoma.


Pierce County corrections deputy accused of sex with inmate

A Pierce County Sheriff’s Office corrections deputy has been fired after investigators accused him of having sex with an inmate.


Driver hits, kills person on a golf cart, flees scene

A hit-and-run driver struck and killed the driver of a golf cart on the Key Peninsula in Pierce County, Washington.


Pierce County charges 12 men in online child sex sting operation

Authorities have arrested and charged 12 men in connection with an online child sex sting operation south of Seattle.


UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 4:04 p.m.

Railway, medical examiner in fight over video of man’s death

BNSF Railway is asking a judge to prevent the Pierce County Medical Examiner from obtaining video showing the moments before a man was killed by a train, citing privacy concerns.


Tacoma homeowner fatally shoots intruder

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


Credit card data of Pierce County ferry riders compromised

The credit card information of roughly 2,100 people who used Pierce County’s ferry system has been made public online.


Young child latest to die because of flu in Washington state

A young child in Pierce County is the latest to die because of the flu.


Flu epidemic death toll grows to 12 in Pierce County

Officials say the number of flu-related deaths in Pierce County has risen to 12, up from five deaths last week.


Spin Control: ‘Vote Early’ advice clarified, lawsuit averted

Pierce County clarifies “Vote Early” advice, avoids legal tussle with state Democrats.


Pierce County reminding voters of Election Day to avoid lawsuit

Pierce County elections officials are sending out nearly 500,000 postcards reminding voters about Election Day as part of an agreement that will keep them from facing a lawsuit.


Washington Democrats threaten lawsuit over ballot instructions

The Washington State Democratic Party has threated to sue the Pierce County Auditor over what it says are misleading instructions about mail-in ballots.