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February 14, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Pierce County man gets 74 years in prison for fatal 1991 shooting

A Pierce County man was sentenced to 74 years in prison Friday for a 1991 shooting that killed one woman, paralyzed another woman and killed her unborn baby. Larry Tarrer, 40, was convicted of first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder and manslaughter Monday after his third trial, which began 23 years after the shooting, which paralyzed Claudia…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Pierce County Jail, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

October 24, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Pierce County Jail accommodating Muslim inmates

The Associated Press TACOMA — The American Civil Liberties Union says the Pierce County Jail has agreed to make changes to accommodate Muslim inmates. They include allowing prayer rugs and brimless caps that had been prohibited and making halal meals available, similar to kosher food for Jewish inmates. The ACLU said Wednesday the new policies settle a lawsuit…


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June 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Man with disguise in trunk arrested for following ex

A 28-year-old Lakewood man accused of using a deadly weapon to rape, kidnap and burglarize his ex-girlfriend last month was arrested for following her car on Friday, according to a Washington State Patrol news release. Troopers found a woman’s wig,  oversize sunglasses, a pair of black gloves, and a roll of duct tape in…


Comments | Topics: Pierce County Jail, protection order, Thurston County Jail