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September 2, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Pierce County deputies find body linked to bloody items

The body of a man whose blood was found on carpet and other items dumped along an Auburn road last month was discovered Monday inside a home near Puyallup, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said. Deputies were called to a home in the 13000 block of Military Road East for a welfare check and found…

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July 10, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Cellphone photos led Pierce County deputies to woman’s body

The Associated Press TACOMA  — A Pierce County man who reported his girlfriend missing is accused of killing her and dumping her body in Belfair. Pierce County prosecutors on Thursday charged 41-year-old William Grisso with first-degree murder. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf in Superior Court. Bail was set at $1 million. Court documents show Grisso…

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May 20, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Man, 28, fatally shot this afternoon in University Place

A 28-year-old man was fatally shot in University Place, Pierce County, this afternoon, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. The man, whose name has not been released, was found near South 56th and South Orchard streets around 2:30 p.m., spokesman Ed Troyer said. Two suspects fled the scene and remain at large. Officers are interviewing witnesses…

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April 24, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Puyallup mom credited with saving son from fire suspected of arson

A Puyallup woman firefighters called “Superwoman” for rescuing her son before an explosion destroyed their home on April 1 has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. Melinda Kay Sayers said that she and her 2-year-old son, Eli, became trapped in her bedroom after she saw smoke. She said she threw her…

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February 28, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Human remains found near Tacoma

A geologist doing field work southeast of Tacoma discovered a partially decomposed body this morning. The remains were found about 8:15 a.m. in the 2700 block of 64th Street East, according to the News Tribune of Tacoma. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said it’s too soon to determine gender or age. Investigators plan to search  databases with records of…

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February 12, 2014 at 11:58 AM

UPDATE: Tacoma-area man says he killed daughter, 2

Update at 1:48 p.m.:| The Associated Press TACOMA — A Tacoma-area man called 911 and said he had killed his daughter and was going to kill himself. Pierce County deputies rushed to the Woodland Park apartments about 11 a.m. Wednesday and found the girl dead and the man semi-conscious with a binding around his neck. Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer…

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November 19, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Bonney Lake High School students, staff sent home after bomb threat

Update at 12:10 p.m.: Bonney Lake police spokesman Todd Green said that Bonney Lake High School was evacuated today after a student found a threatening note in a downstairs men’s restroom right after school started this morning. “The problem is we don’t know when the note was left. It could have been yesterday after school,” Green…

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July 12, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Pierce County deputy fires at man who tried to run him over

The Associated Press Deputies checking on a vacant house found squatters growing marijuana, and one man who sped away in the direction of a deputy was shot and grazed, the Pierce County sheriff’s office said. The driver suffered only a 4-inch scratch on his back, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. When the man was finally arrested, the…

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March 26, 2013 at 4:11 PM

UPDATE: Tacoma-area gunman in custody after hours-long standoff

UPDATE AT 8:50 P.M.: The suspect is now in custody, according to sheriff’s department spokesman Ed Troyer. No people or pets were injured by the end of the standoff, he said. UPDATE AT 6:07 p.m.: The News Tribune of Tacoma reports that police are negotiating with the gunman, trying to get him to leave his…

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January 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Pierce County settles death lawsuit for $1.65M

The Associated Press TACOMA — Pierce County has agreed to pay $1.65 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the family of a Fircrest man who was hit by a sheriff’s patrol car. The lawsuit contended the deputy was negligent and reckless in September 2011 when he struck 61-year-old Dale Neel as he was riding a…

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