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November 19, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Body in Federal Way linked to shootout, robbery in Pierce County

UPDATED, 10:30 a.m. | Police say a man found dead Tuesday night outside a Federal Way apartment complex may be one of the suspects from a home invasion robbery earlier Tuesday in Lakewood. Police said Wednesday the body apparently was intentionally left in the parking lot of the Club Palisades Apartments. A woman who thought…

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November 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Pierce, Snohomish counties under Stage 2 burn bans

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 2 burn ban for Pierce County. The Stage 2 burn ban for Snohomish county remains in effect. Clear skies, cool temperatures and calm winds are forecast to persist in Pierce and Snohomish County and the bans will remain…

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October 29, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Pierce County deputies face excessive-force suit in man’s death

The family of a University Place man who died last May after being taken into custody by Pierce County sheriff’s deputies has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit alleging five deputies used excessive force when they beat and used a Taser on Ronald Hillstrom and then laid on top of him, breaking most of his ribs and collapsing his…

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October 11, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Waterspout triggers rare tornado warning in Puget Sound area

After a waterspout was spotted near Anderson Island on Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued its first tornado warning for the Puget Sound region in 17 years. There have been tornadoes in the area during that time, though none lasted long enough to generate a warning. The difference Saturday was that the waterspout was sighted…

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August 18, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Pierce County man accused of killing 2 roommates ordered held

The Associated Press TACOMA — A Tacoma-area man suspected of beating two roommates to death with a pipe over the weekend was ordered held without bail. A Pierce County Superior Court judge on Monday ordered 40-year-old Richard Atkisson detained for 72 hours on a fugitive warrant out of California, where he has been charged with a sex…

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August 8, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Child molester accused of approaching Lakewood teen

The Associated Press TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors say a man who harassed a 14-year-old girl at a bus stop in Lakewood is a convicted child molester who was wearing an electronic monitoring device at the time. Police say 28-year-old Jon Carrington approached the girl Wednesday as she waited with friends, rubbed her back and put a…

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July 29, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Police: Robbers have hit 5 banks in King, Pierce counties

The Associated Press TACOMA — Authorities are looking for a trio of robbers they say have hit five banks in eight days this month in Pierce and south King counties. The Tacoma News Tribune reports Tuesday that three men are in their 20’s. The men wore baseball hats and sunglasses, and worked as lookouts for each other…

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