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November 19, 2013 at 10:33 AM
The Associated Press
BUCKLEY, Pierce County — The Pierce County sheriff’s office says a homeowner who shot and killed an intruder near Buckley will not be arrested.
Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says the 21-year-old intruder was acting erratically late Monday when he drove through a driveway gate, crashed into several parked cars and then forced his way into the home near 258th Avenue East and 164th Street East.
A woman who lives in the home locked herself in a bathroom and called 911. Her husband grabbed a gun and went to investigate.
Troyer says the homeowner fired at least two shots, killing the intruder inside the home.
The News Tribune reports the 67-year-old man was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.
November 19, 2013 at 6:36 AM
What were they thinking? The State Patrol is looking for who’s responsible for throwing rocks at vehicles on I-90 near Ellensburg late Saturday or early Sunday. One rock went through a windshield and injured a person inside. The State Patrol says two other cars were also damaged by rocks.
The Affordable Care Act has certainly had its bumps and bruises, but this is pathetic: Not one enrollee: Oregon health website having biggest problem
Get wet yesterday? Still misty rain this morning and there’s still a 50 percent chance of showers later today. But ah, tomorrow and Thursday the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies. Yeah, we’ll believe it when we see it! National Weather Service forecast
Intruder shot and killed in Buckley. The guy drove through a driveway gate about 11 p.m. yesterday, hit a parked car and broke through home’s door. The man inside fought with the intruder, and that’s when the intruder was shot. He apparently wasn’t known by the man and woman living in the home. KIRO-TV has the story.
Once in a while, the little guy wins: A small New Hampshire coffee producer has won in a trademark case brought by Starbucks. The big guy, Starbucks, didn’t like the small guy, Black Bear Micro Roastery, using the name “Charbucks” for its darkest coffee roast. Starbucks had appealed to the 2nd U.S. Court Circuit Court of Appeals after a district court ruled in favor of Black Bear, which operates out of a barn. The appeals court agreed with the lower court’s decision late last week. Starbuck says it never was after any money, it just wanted Black Bear to stop using the name Charbucks.
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October 7, 2013 at 1:30 PM
The Associated Press
TACOMA — A Pierce County jury has convicted a 31-year-old Buckley woman of assaulting her 14-month-old daughter by squeezing bleach into the child’s eyes.
The News Tribune reports Jennifer Mothershead was convicted Friday and will be sentenced Nov. 15.
The prosecutor may ask for an above-standard sentence because the jury found the assault amounted to torture and the girl was particularly vulnerable.
Doctors found the girl’s eyes were badly infected when she was taken to Seattle Children’s hospital in the spring of 2011 with a head injury. Eyedrops found in a cooler the mother had taken to the hospital later were determined to contain bleach.
It’s unclear why she put bleach in the girl’s eyes. The girl lost vision in her right eye; she now lives with her father.
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