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February 9, 2015 at 6:07 PM

Police: Person found dead in Tacoma ravine

The Associated Press TACOMA — Police in Tacoma say they have recovered a body from a ravine and are investigating the death. The News Tribune reports that police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says a report about a possible body sighting came in Sunday afternoon. Officers secured the area overnight and recovered the body Monday. The Pierce County medical examiner’s…

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September 4, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Detectives searching for 2 suspects in Tacoma robbery, killing

Tacoma detectives are asking the public to help identify the two men suspected of robbing and killing a 54-year-old Tacoma man in a parking garage this weekend, a police news release says. Around 9:55 p.m. Saturday, the victim, Lawrence Howse, drove into the gated parking garage of Sky Terrace Condominiums in the 200 block of…

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March 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Suspect arrested in assault at Tacoma daycare

The Associated Press Tacoma police have arrested a man they say severely beat a woman at a child daycare on Monday. The News Tribune says police identified the man as Andrake Morris. He appeared in Pierce County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon and was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bond. Police said the victim was inside Tender…

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October 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Tacoma police officer dragged by suspect’s car during traffic stop

Tacoma police are looking for a driver who dragged a police officer a short distance during a traffic stop late Monday night. Police spokesman Mark Fulghum says the officer was not injured. KOMO-TV reports police fired at the fleeing car and shot out the rear window. The male driver took off and it was not clear whether…

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July 2, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Tacoma middle-school teacher charged with child rape

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a Tacoma middle school teacher with five counts of child rape alleging she had sex with a student at school and elsewhere, according to The News Tribune. Keshia T. Shaw, a science and math teacher at Gray Middle School,  allegedly first had sex with the boy after school five years…

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February 1, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Man shot in November by Tacoma police dies

— From The Associated Press: A man shot by Tacoma police during a traffic stop in November died yesterday after he was taken off life support at a hospital. KOMO-TV reports the death of 18-year-old Austin Welling was confirmed by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office. Police say Welling had been pulled over on suspicion of driving a stolen car…

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