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Washington state teacher charged, upset over PTSD claim

Washington state prosecutors have charged a high school teacher of felony harassment after suspecting she made threatening comments.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Expect airport-like security at this year’s Washington State Fair in Puyallup

For the first time in 119 years, the Washington State Fair has installed metal detectors and mandatory bag checks to secure the Puyallup fairgrounds.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019

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.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Puyallup spent $140,000 to divert calls about homelessness from police. Is it working?

A $140,000 program meant to divert calls about homeless people from police to social workers in Puyallup has not met expectations.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Washington State Fair in Puyallup returns, with food, baby animals and entertainment for all ages

The Washington State Fair opens on Friday, Aug. 31, in Puyallup, with rides, entertainment, exhibits, animals and fun for all ages through Sept. 23.


Skateboarding cop breathes life back into damaged skate park

The skate park, located off Washington Street on the Bill Heath Sports Complex, was in disarray. Pieces of the coping – the concrete ledges of the skate park – were …


Retiring mailman delivered kindness along with letters. His ‘family’ sent him off in style.

When mailman Duplessis announced his retirement in the spring, neighbors hung thank-you banners for Duplessis on their doors and garages. Puyallup resident Tinell Skaug began putting together plans for a …


Washington state trooper stops stolen SUV with patrol car

A Washington State Patrol trooper stopped a stolen SUV by ramming it as it was going the wrong way on a state highway.


Hepatitis C outbreak linked to Puyallup hospital reaches double digits

The numbers have grown slowly, but they’re growing nonetheless: An outbreak of hepatitis C linked to Puyallup’s Good Samaritan Hospital continues to generate new confirmed cases.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018

They took a survey in their teens. 60 years later, these Puyallup students are being recruited for a new one

Kareen Shanks remembers taking a two-day survey called Project Talent when she was a teenager at Puyallup High School. Shanks, now 74 and a 1962 PHS graduate, was told it …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018

Pair from Puyallup indicted in U.S. District Court

Following an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service, a man and woman from Western Washington who were arrested in Moses Lake in April after passing fake bills at several local …


Puyallup woman pleads guilty to defrauding $290K from Costco

A Washington state woman has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $290,000 from a Costco warehouse over five years.


Lawsuit targets petition restrictions at state fairgrounds

A man said the city of Puyallup violated his constitutional rights when police barred him from collecting signatures for initiative petitions on a public sidewalk outside the Washington State Fairgrounds.


Second lawsuit filed after hepatitis C outbreak at Puyallup hospital

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against a Tacoma-area hospital after it issued a hepatitis C warning for 2,600 emergency room patients last month.


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018

Father of Puyallup soldier killed in Niger says officers cited in investigation not at fault for son’s death

The father of a U.S. soldier killed in a devastating ambush in Niger last year said his family does not blame two Army captains that the U.S. military cited for …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018

Seven ‘probable’ new hepatitis C cases tied to Puyallup outbreak

Experts from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department say they have discovered seven “probable” new cases of hepatitis C tied to an


Police hope to solve case by channeling missing girl online

In a double-barrelled social media push, the Puyallup Police Department will devote its Facebook and Twitter feeds to the 14-year-old who vanished after a visit to the Puyallup Fair in …


Crying girl helps authorities find mother injured in crash

Authorities say a little girl crying along the side of a busy highway alerted them to a hit-and-run crash that left the girl’s mother seriously injured in a car that …


Former Puyallup Mayor Donald Malloy passes away

Former Puyallup Mayor Donald Malloy passed away May 1 at age 84 following a battle with liver cancer. Malloy served on the Puyallup City Council for 20 years and was …


Huckleberries: Huckleberries: Second career suits former Shoshone County sheriff just fine

Former Shoshone County Sheriff Mitch Alexander has hung up his badge to help sell cars for Dave Smith Motors. After 25 years in law enforcement, Mitch is looking forward to …


Puyallup may impose new rules on homeless center despite lawsuit threats

The seven-month wait for Puyallup to decide what new rules will govern a controversial homeless aid center could end next week.


Tarantula discovered in Puyallup hotel after being left behind by its owner

A furry friend was picked up by Metro Animal Services at a local hotel in Puyallup on Jan. 17 – but it wasn’t a dog or a cat. A female …


Puyallup authorities investigate after bomb remnants found in car

Authorities temporarily evacuated part of a Puyallup hospital and called in a bomb squad to search a vehicle after a man showed up in the emergency room with a severe …


Washington man charged in $2.7-million Alaska fraud case

A Washington state man suspected of bilking more than a dozen Alaskans of a total of $2.7 million was arrested Thursday after being charged with wire fraud and money laundering.


Mother dies after being thrown off car driven by daughter

A Washington woman has died after being thrown off a car driven by her daughter.


Puyallup takes championship at Merkel

The idea hit Tony Batinovich late Saturday morning, after Puyallup blanked Woodinville in a State 4A softball tournament semifinal game. That’s the moment the Vikings coach thought his young squad …


UPDATED: Wed., May 21, 2014

Puyallup explosion linked to marijuana extract

PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Puyallup, Washington, say a hash oil extraction operation ended in explosions that set a car afire Tuesday night.