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September 15, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Police: Suspect shot in head in Lakewood attempted bank robbery

The Associated Press UPDATE, 9 p.m. | The bank suspect is believed to be the same man who soon turned up at a local hospital and was taken to surgery. No one else was hurt Monday afternoon. The News Tribune reports that Lt. Chris Lawler says the wounded man is expected to survive. He was believed to…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bank robbery, Lakewood, shooting

August 8, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Child molester accused of approaching Lakewood teen

The Associated Press TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors say a man who harassed a 14-year-old girl at a bus stop in Lakewood is a convicted child molester who was wearing an electronic monitoring device at the time. Police say 28-year-old Jon Carrington approached the girl Wednesday as she waited with friends, rubbed her back and put a…

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July 16, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Feds: If migrant kids go to JBLM, communities need not worry

If unaccompanied minors from Central America come to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, they would not mingle with the communities at the base or surrounding areas, representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) told local officials during a conference call today. As of today, HHS said officials are still evaluating the base  as a possible…

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Comments | Topics: Central America, Denny Heck, JBLM

February 6, 2014 at 6:13 PM

1 person dead, another seriously injured after JBLM shuttle-bus crash

UPDATE, 10:21 p.m. | Four soldiers have been examined and released, according to Lt. Col. Joe Sowers, 7th Infantry Division public affairs officer. Identification of the passenger who died will be released pending notification of relatives, Sowers said. “We would like to offer our condolences to family and friends that tragically lost their beloved soldier today,” Sowers said. “What…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Interstate 5, Lakewood, Washington State Patrol

November 25, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Man wanted for Lakewood slaying arrested

The Associated Press LAKEWOOD, Pierce County — Police say a 29-year-old man wanted in connection with a 2012 homicide has been arrested after a police pursuit. Lt. Chris Lawler says Jiffary Alexander Mendez was driving a stolen vehicle Sunday and led police on a chase. Mendez sped off but officers caught up with him when the car…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: homicide, Lakewood, Pierce County Superior Court

October 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Husband, ill wife killed in Lakewood apartment fire

LAKEWOOD, Pierce County (AP) — Neighbors say the older couple killed in an apartment fire in Washington were a woman who was ill and her husband, who originally escaped the flames but went back in to save her. The blaze happened about 1 a.m. Wednesday in Lakewood. Neighbors say the woman had been sick and was unable…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: fire, Lakewood, two dead

October 7, 2013 at 10:03 AM

3 JBLM soldiers arrested in fatal stabbing of fellow soldier

UPDATE 1:30 P.M.|  Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said the three suspects arrested in connection with the Saturday fatal stabbing of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier are expected to be charged and make an initial court appearance Tuesday. Prosecutors are still reviewing information in the case, but Lindquist said there’s a clear indication “there was…

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October 5, 2013 at 2:11 PM

JBLM soldier stabbed to death in Lakewood confrontation

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was stabbed to death in Lakewood, Pierce County, early this morning in what police described as a racially tinged confrontation. The Lakewood Police Department reported that the man, 20, and two other active-duty soldiers were walking at 2:38 a.m. in the 12500 block of Pacific Highway Southwest when someone in a vehicle…

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September 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Hiker, 66, found dead in Mount Rainier National Park

The body of a missing 66-year-old hiker was found Friday in Mount Rainier National Park by rangers and volunteers after an overnight search on Pinnacle Peak, a news release said. The man, George Merriam, of Lakewood, had been reported missing by his wife Thursday night. He was spotted from a search helicopter around 8:30 a.m. lying…

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