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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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December 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Two intruders fatally shot at Pierce County pot house

The Associated Press On the day marijuana became legal in Washington, two masked intruders were killed at a luxury home near Puyallup where marijuana was being grown, the Pierce County sheriff’s office said. The homeowner called just before 8 a.m. Thursday to report a break-in and then called back a few minutes later to say shots were…

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November 2, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Young and dumb: vandals break windows at Spanaway school

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the three boys in these surveillance photos in connection with two incidents of vandalism at Cedarcrest Middle School in Spanaway. The first incident happened around 3 p.m. Oct. 14, followed by a second incident around the same time on Oct. 28.  In both incidents,  surveillance cameras captured the…

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September 18, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Toddler drowns in Spanaway Lake

A 21-month-old boy drowned in Spanaway Lake Tuesday evening, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. The toddler had ventured from his lakeside home on the 17100 block of 6th Avenue Court South before falling in the lake, according to department spokesman Ed Troyer. The boy’s 9-year-old brother found him and called for the help of…

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August 17, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Pricey muscle cars recovered in Pierce County

Two pricey muscle cars stolen from a Puyallup-area warehouse last week have been recovered, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. Deputies found the 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray this morning in the Gem Heights area of South Hill, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer tells the newspaper. A 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle was recovered a few days…

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