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June 17, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Fleeing suspect collides with Puyallup police car

The Associated Press PUYALLUP  — Police say a man who drove away from a domestic violence incident Tuesday morning in Puyallup collided head-on with a patrol car. Both the officer and the suspect were treated at a hospital for minor injuries. On his release from the hospital, police say the fleeing man will be booked into the Pierce…

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June 16, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Puyallup man who allegedly set girlfriend on fire charged with murder

The Associated Press TACOMA  — Pierce County prosecutors upgraded charges to murder for a Puyallup man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire, causing fatal injuries. The News Tribune reports 39-year-old Angel Reyes pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of murder, arson and resisting arrest. Charging papers says Reyes was upset because he believed Maria Bazan had reconnected with…

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May 23, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Herman Dillon Sr., longtime Puyallup tribal leader, dies at 82

Herman Dillon Sr., a longtime Puyallup tribal council chairman, died today after a lengthy illness, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians announced this afternoon. He was 82. “Our whole family is grieving the loss of the head of our family,” his daughter Sheila Beckett said. “We appreciate everyone’s condolences during this rough time. He was so…

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May 21, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Police: Puyallup hash-oil explosion ‘unbelievable’

UPDATE, 5:10 p.m. | A 20-year-old man was detained in connection with the hash-oil explosion at a Puyallup house Tuesday night, the Puyallup Police Department said this afternoon. The man was booked into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of unlawful manufacture of a controlled susbstance, reckless burning and five counts of reckless endangerment. The Washington State Department…

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April 29, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Family of Ex-Puyallup man killed by L.A. deputies files $25M claim

The family of a man originally from Puyallup who was mistakenly shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies announced this morning they have filed a $25 million claim against the department. The family of John Winkler announced the filing of the claim during a news conference this morning. A claim can be a precursor to a lawsuit if it…

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April 24, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Puyallup mom credited with saving son from fire suspected of arson

A Puyallup woman firefighters called “Superwoman” for rescuing her son before an explosion destroyed their home on April 1 has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. Melinda Kay Sayers said that she and her 2-year-old son, Eli, became trapped in her bedroom after she saw smoke. She said she threw her…

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April 14, 2014 at 5:41 AM

Washington State Fair building gutted by fire

PUYALLUP  (AP) — One of the oldest buildings on the grounds of the Washington State Fair was destroyed by fire early Monday, just hours after the spring fair concluded Sunday night, spokeswoman Karen LaFlamme said. No one was inside Evergreen Hall when it caught fire and no one was injured. One piglet from the petting farm died…

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