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April 16, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Steven Powell wants state to pay for treatment

The Associated Press TACOMA — Steven Powell wants the state of Washington to pay for court-ordered sex offender treatment he says was denied while serving time in prison for voyeurism. Powell filed a motion in Pierce County Superior Court that will be heard on Friday. The News Tribune reports a response to the motion filed by a state lawyer…

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March 7, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Inslee names new judges to King, Pierce Superior Courts

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointments of two new Superior Court judges, one for King County and one for Pierce County. Seattle attorney John Ruhl will join the King County Superior Court bench, and Deputy Prosecutor Phil Sorensen the Pierce County Superior Court bench. Both appointments become effective April 1. Ruhl, a past president of the King…

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March 5, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Vehicular-homicide charge filed in crash that killed pregnant woman

The Associated Press TACOMA — The driver of pickup that crashed into a taxi minivan early Tuesday, killing a pregnant passenger, has been charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says 48-year-old Anderson Hamilton, of Puyallup, was under the influence of drugs at the time of the head-on collision on Highway 167 east of…

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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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October 7, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Buckley woman convicted of putting bleach in daughter’s eyes

The Associated Press TACOMA — A Pierce County jury has convicted a 31-year-old Buckley woman of assaulting her 14-month-old daughter by squeezing bleach into the child’s eyes. The News Tribune reports Jennifer Mothershead was convicted Friday and will be sentenced Nov. 15. The prosecutor may ask for an above-standard sentence because the jury found the assault amounted to…

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September 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Judge rules King County withheld information on deputy

A judge this afternoon found King County willfully withheld internal information on sheriff’s deputy Matthew Paul’s previous use-of-force incidents to the family of a man who was left permanently brain-damaged when he was tackled by Paul in 2009. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Arend ordered the county to pay the family of the injured man, Christopher Sean Harris,…

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July 5, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Tacoma man accused of insurance fraud over fictitious dead cat

A Tacoma man has been charged with first-degree attempted theft and felony insurance fraud after he tried to collect a $20,000 insurance payment for a dead cat. Trouble is, the cat never existed, says the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner. On March 27, 2009, Yevgeniy M. Samsonov, 29, was involved in a minor traffic accident when his car…

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June 15, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Josh Powell’s father sentenced to 2 1/2 years for voyeurism

The Associated Press: TACOMA  — The father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell was sentenced Friday to 2 1/2 years in prison for recording images of two young neighbor girls in their bathroom. Pierce County prosecutors had asked for an exceptional sentence of 10 years for Steven Powell. His attorneys sought zero to 12 months, saying it’s…

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