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February 19, 2015 at 2:07 PM

3 charged in brutal death of teen found in Tacoma ravine

The Associated Press TACOMA — Prosecutors in Pierce County have filed charges against three people in the death of a 19-year-old man whose dismembered body was found in a Tacoma ravine this month. Wallace Jackson, Crystal Jackson and Darrel Daves were each charged with first-degree murder on Thursday. The remains of Jesus Isidor-Mendoza were found Feb. 8 in…


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February 10, 2015 at 6:03 AM

Slurs written on woman’s body in Tacoma hate crime attack

The Associated Press TACOMA — A woman was choked and stabbed and had homophobic slurs written on her body with a marker in an attack early Sunday in Tacoma. Police are looking for the man responsible for the hate crime. The 45-year-old woman was attacked while looking for her dog that had slipped out of her house about…


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February 5, 2015 at 1:14 PM

Multi-car crash causes backup on I-5; only minor injuries

A northbound pickup  on I-5 near 56th Street in Tacoma lost control, and struck the inside barrier. Debris struck four cars going southbound, according to WSP. (Washington State Patrol photo) UPDATED, 2:50 p.m. | Only one lane in each direction of I-5 remains closed after an earlier multi-car collision, according to WSDOT. ORIGINAL POST | A…


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January 29, 2015 at 8:13 PM

Nobody hurt in explosion, fire at auto-parts store near JBLM

The Associated Press TACOMA — An explosion and dramatic fire at a south Tacoma auto parts shop prompted fire crews to temporarily evacuate businesses near one of the main gates to Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s McChord Air Field. The fire sent up a towering cloud of black smoke. The News Tribune reports that West Pierce Fire and Rescue spokeswoman…


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January 28, 2015 at 6:01 AM

Tacoma businesses required to provide 3 sick days a year

The Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. — The Tacoma City Council voted Tuesday night to require businesses to give employees at least three sick days a year. KCPQ reports the ordinance was approved on an 8-1 vote. It takes effect in a year. An employee can earn one hour of sick time for every 40 hours of work. Some small…


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January 26, 2015 at 2:46 PM

Southbound I-5 in Tacoma reopens after crash

A crash at milepost 137 blocked all lanes on southbound I-5 Monday afternoon. (Washington State Department of Transportation) Update at 3:50 p.m.: All lanes of southbound Interstate 5 near Fife are open, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The backup is eight miles. Original post: All lanes of southbound Interstate 5 are blocked in…


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January 14, 2015 at 9:26 AM

Tacoma girl dies 15 years after she was shaken as a baby

The Associated Press A Tacoma girl who was violently shaken by her father 15 years ago when she was a baby has died. Her mother, Shannon Stiles, tells KOMO that her daughter, Baylee, died from complications from the abuse. Baylee underwent nearly 20 surgeries during her life and was not able to walk, talk or do anything on…


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January 12, 2015 at 10:11 AM

Flu kills 5-year-old Tacoma girl in couple of days

The Associated Press TACOMA — A 5-year-old Tacoma girl who was sent home from school with a fever was dead a couple of days later from the flu. The mother, Rebecca Taylor, told KOMO she treated her daughter Scarlet at home for two days last month for cold symptoms. When the girl had breathing trouble, her mother took…


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January 8, 2015 at 1:57 PM

Woman strangled, man cuts own throat at home near Tacoma

TACOMA — The Pierce County sheriff’s office says a man called 911 Thursday morning and told dispatchers he had killed his wife at their home near Tacoma. Spokesman Jerry Bates says deputies forced their way inside and found a 59-year-old woman had been strangled. Bates says the 57-year-old man had locked himself in a bathroom and cut…


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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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