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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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April 14, 2014 at 3:48 PM

State Supreme Court to hear case on ‘boarding’ mentally ill residents

The state Supreme Court has decided to accept a case that could fundamentally change the way severely mentally ill residents are handled when most in need of treatment. The justices said today they will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of so-called “psychiatric boarding” — when residents involuntarily committed for mental-health treatment are parked for hours or…

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February 15, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Renton man killed in Pierce County crash

A Renton man died early Saturday after crashing his pickup into a ditch outside Greenwater, Pierce County Authorities say 18-year-old Connor L. Johnson was driving east on Highway 410 when he went off the road, crashing into a ditch near mile marker 48. He died instantly, State Trooper Chris Webb said. Webb said the cause is being…

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February 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Nanny charged with child rape, distribution of pornography

A Pierce County man who placed ads on Craigslist for babysitting services has been charged with multiple counts of child rape, child molestation and possessing and dealing child pornography. Jonathan Harris, 26, pleaded not-guilty Tuesday to the charges, according to the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Bail was set at $2 million. In late 2011, the mother…

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February 6, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Pierce County to pay $225K to police-dog bite victim

Pierce County will pay a Tacoma man $225,000 to settle a civil-rights lawsuit arising from a May 2011 attack by a police dog while he was out for an early-morning walk. Chad Boyles reached the settlement with Pierce County, even though the injuries were inflicted by a Lakewood Police Department dog. The dog, K-9 Officer Astor, and…

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January 21, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Suspect charged in JBLM soldier’s stabbing death

The Associated Press TACOMA — The Pierce County prosecutor charged a Puyallup man with second-degree murder Tuesday in the stabbing death of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who intervened in a domestic-violence assault. Prosecutor Mark Lindquist also charged 29-year-old Chase Devyver with attempted murder and robbery in the assault Sunday on his girlfriend. Prosecutors say Devyver stabbed her outside their house and…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: domestic violence, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, murder

December 20, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Prosecutor: White supremacists killed fellow gang member

Four members of a white-supremacist gang, and the girlfriend of one of them, have been charged with killing a fifth member of the group, according to the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office. According to police and prosecutors, the group believed the victim, Derek Wagner, 27, of Kalama, Cowlitz County, was associating with a rival gang and sleeping…

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