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February 19, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Suspicious death in Orting ruled a homicide

UPDATE, 5:48 p.m. | Investigators believe the man found dead in his front yard may have interrupted a garage burglary in his home before his death, according to the Orting Police Department. Michael Compton, 51, died of injures from a gunshot wound, police said. He may have engaged in a struglgle with the suspect or suspects,…

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July 31, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Man killed at police officer’s home in Orting identified

ORTING (AP) — The Pierce County sheriff’s office is investigating how a threatening man was shot and killed by an off-duty Fife police officer outside the officer’s home in Orting. Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer told The News Tribune (http://is.gd/QBUC3c ) that the 21-year-old man apparently lived in the same neighborhood as the 35-year-old officer. The Pierce…

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July 31, 2013 at 5:35 AM

Off-duty Fife police officer kills man at his Orting home

ORTING (AP) — A Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman says an off-duty Fife police officer fatally shot a man Tuesday night at the officer’s home in the community of Orting. Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says a man with known mental issues had made repeated 911 calls earlier in the evening, then somehow ended up at the home of…

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September 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM

UPDATE: Man who beat dog sentenced to 6 months in jail

The Associated Press A Washington state man who beat a neighbor’s dog with a hatchet after luring it with treats has been sentenced to six months in jail. The Pierce County prosecutor’s office says 55-year-old Ricky Knowles was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in July to first-degree animal cruelty. Prosecutors say Orting police were called after neighbors saw…

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March 22, 2012 at 6:48 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: New cop cars … Dog beating … Artificial heart

Weather:  What’s this? Rain and snow showers in some areas this morning? On the third day of spring no less. It should all turn to rain later today. And, it’s supposed to be mostly sunny tomorrow and Saturday and clear on Sunday. Can’t argue with that. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The…

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