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December 19, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Pierce County man gets 25 years for 2009 slaying of cab driver

A 37-year-old Pierce County man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday for killing a cab driver five years ago. Jaycee Fuller was convicted in November of first-degree murder in the slaying of Mohamud Ahmed on March 8, 2009. Prosecutors told jurors that Fuller, who represented himself at trial, was motivated by financial desperation and…

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December 18, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Man shot by Pierce deputies killed self

The Associated Press TACOMA — The Pierce County medical examiner’s office says a homicide suspect shot by two Pierce County deputies actually died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Although 21-year-old James Wall was struck by at least two bullets fired by the deputies, the office said Thursday the fatal shot to the head came from…

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December 17, 2014 at 6:36 AM

Pierce County deputies kill armed homicide suspect

The Associated Press PARKLAND, Wash. — Pierce County sheriff’s detectives have shot and killed a homicide suspect they say fired at them when they confronted him in the hallway of an apartment building. Spokesman Ed Troyer says it started about 2 a.m. Wednesday when a 23-year-old man was fatally shot at the Woodmark apartments. About an hour later,…

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December 9, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Woman arrested for DUI in Fife was wearing only a bra

The Associated Press TACOMA — A 22-year-old Pierce County woman accused of driving the wrong way on a highway and speeding away from officers while wearing only a bra has appeared in court — wearing a jail uniform. KOMO-TV reports that Breyana Gallagher of University Place was arrested Saturday for investigation of eluding and DUI. She pleaded…

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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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