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October 9, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Man loses fingers in blast near Graham

GRAHAM, Pierce County (AP) — The Pierce County sheriff’s office says a man blew off several fingers and injured his face and eyes when an explosive device went off in his hand. The man was attempting to throw the explosive into a pond Tuesday near Graham. Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer told The News Tribune a…

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September 9, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Washington killer pleads not guilty to Massachusetts slaying

The Associated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. — A man already serving a life sentence in Washington state for killing a young married couple in  2007 pleaded not guilty today to killing a Massachusetts woman 25 years ago. A shackled Daniel Tavares, 47, was held without bail after pleading not guilty in Fall River Superior Court to the 1988 slaying…

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September 4, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Killer of Graham couple faces new murder charge in Massachusetts

The Associated Press and Seattle Times archives FALL RIVER, Mass. — Prosectors say a man convicted of killing his mother and a newlywed Washington state couple has been returned to Massachusetts to face a murder charge in a 1988 slaying. The Bristol County District Attorney’s office said Wednesday that 47-year-old Daniel Tavares Jr. will be arraigned Monday…

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July 26, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Man found in burning Graham home died from stab wounds

The man found dead after firefighters responded to a blaze in his Graham house on Wednesday died from stab wounds, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office, which is classifying the death as a homicide. Douglas Erhardt, 55, was found dead while firefighters were extinguishing a fire at his house in the 19300 block of…

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July 24, 2013 at 7:50 AM

1 dead in house fire at Graham

One person was found dead Wednesday morning in a Graham house fire that is being classified as suspicious. Firefighters found one victim while extinguishing a fire in a house at the 19300 block of 89th Avenue East around 6:30 a.m., said Steve Richards, assistant chief of Graham Fire and Rescue. Both the fire and the death have been labeled…

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December 14, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Graham horse owner charged with animal cruelty

The Associated Press The Pierce County prosecutor says a 69-year-old Graham man accused of failing to properly care for more than three dozen horses has been charged with 10 counts of second-degree animal cruelty. John Diller is scheduled for arraignment Dec. 27. Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said yesterday that Pierce County Animal Control was called in late September after…

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October 9, 2012 at 2:58 PM

7th suspect now in custody for Pierce County kidnapping, homicide

The seventh suspect wanted in connection with the September robbery, kidnapping and killing of a 51-year-old man whose body was dumped outside a vacant house in Graham was arrested and booked into the Pierce County Jail on Monday. An arrest warrant was issued Oct. 1 for 30-year-old Jeffrey Powell II, who along with six others has…

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October 3, 2012 at 11:50 AM

7th person charged in Pierce County kidnapping, slaying

A seventh person was charged today in connection with last month’s robbery, kidnapping and slaying of a 51-year-old man whose body was dumped outside a vacant Graham house. John Joseph Brown, 60, is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Pierce County Superior Court. Five others charged in the slaying of Dean Barker of Lakewood were arraigned…

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August 3, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Body of Pierce Co. man recovered from Idaho river

The Associated Press TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Search-and-rescue teams have recovered the body of a 42-year-old Washington state man who fell into the Snake River near Twin Falls last weekend. The Twin Falls County sheriff’s office says the body of Justice Kramer of Graham was recovered Thursday afternoon. Kramer had been missing since July 28. He was hiking…

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