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December 11, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Justices: Agencies must explain records redaction

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Washington’s Supreme Court says agencies must give a brief explanation when they decide to withhold or redact records requested under the Public Records Act. The 5-4 opinion came Thursday in a case involving the city of Lakewood. A man named David Koenig had sought records relating to instances where police officers had…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Lakewood, Public Records Act, Washington State Supreme Court

November 25, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Seattle gang blamed for Lakewood home invasion robbery

The Associated Press TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors say three members of a Seattle gang expected to find marijuana and cash when they targeted a Lakewood home for robbery, but it was the wrong house. The homeowner was pistol whipped but was able to arm himself Nov. 18 and fire shots that fatally wounded one of the…

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November 20, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Suspect arrested in fatal Lakewood home invasion

The Associated Press LAKEWOOD — Police have arrested one suspect in a violent home invasion in Lakewood where they believe another suspect was fatally wounded. Lakewood police say they’re still looking for a third masked man who forced his way inside Tuesday night, pistol whipped a man and cut his wife with a knife. The homeowner was able…

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October 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Man shot after confronting Lakewood police officer with gun

A man was shot after he confronted a police officer with a gun in Lakewood, Pierce County, Wednesday evening, police said. Police received a report of a suicidal man with a gun at the Morningtree Park Apartments around 7:20 p.m., according to the Lakewood Police Department. Officers responded but didn’t immediately find the man. About 15 minutes…

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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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