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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

Fire gutted one of the landmark buildings at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup overnight. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) 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…


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March 3, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Man suffers life-threatening injuries when struck by car in Puyallup

A man walking with his bicycle suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a car in Puyallup Monday evening, police said. The 35-year-old man was walking across South Meridian Street at 35th Avenue Southwest with two other males when he was struck by a car traveling northbound on South Meridian, according to the Puyallup Police…


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February 24, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Puyallup police K-9 tracks down hospital escapee

Police were searching for Kamp Dugger after he escaped custody at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup this morning. (Puyallup Police Department photo) Update at 4:53 p.m.: | Kamp Dugger has been found by a police K-9 unit, according to the Puyallup Police Department. He was located in the Stonegate neighborhood. Original post:| Puyallup police are searching for a man wanted…


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February 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Puyallup teen who accidentally shot friend to be released

The Puyallup teen accused of unintentionally shooting and killing a 13-year-old friend will be released to his parents as the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office reviews evidence, Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said today. “It is more important to make the right decision than a quick decision,” said Lindquist said in a news release. “After we’ve reviewed all the reports, and…


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February 6, 2014 at 5:24 PM

13-year-old dies when accidentally shot by friend in Puyallup

UPDATE, 10:02 p.m. | The boy who Puyallup police say unintentionally shot another teen boy will be booked on suspicion of first-degree manslaughter, according to Capt. Scott Engle. ORIGINAL POST | A 13-year-old boy died after he was unintentionally shot by another teen boy as the two were hanging out with friends in Puyallup this afternoon,…


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