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November 20, 2013 at 6:52 AM
States salivating for Boeing 777X feast: Well, we knew it was coming. Now that the machinists have nixed Boeing’s offer that would have guaranteed the plane would be built here, the company is looking elsewhere. Do you think Boeing will build the 777X in another state? Vote in our poll.
Road rage extraordinaire: A Tacoma man got six months in jail after he pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and malicious harassment in a road-rage incident last January. William Zesbaugh, 72, thought a woman, who had another woman in her car, had cut him off in traffic. Prosecutors said Mr. Zesbaugh followed the car, honked his horn and ran into the back of the woman’s car. When the woman got out to get insurance information, Zesbaugh hit her with a wheeling-locking device, prosecutors said. Oh, and he told the women, “I know you’re lesbians.” Zesbaugh said in court, “I just lost it.” We agree. The News Tribune has the details.
Great weather: Going to be sunny but cold today, tomorrow and Friday. Wouldn’t it be nice if that forecast held through the weekend? Fingers crossed, yeah? National Weather Service forecast
Father and son shoot, kill hunter? A man and his son have been arrested for investigation of murder in connection with the shooting death of a Hoquiam man who was grouse hunting near their land in Chesaw, Okanogan County.
Man hit, killed by train: A man with a bicycle was hit by a freight train and killed about 3 a.m. today in Marysville. It’s the 19th fatality on BNSF tracks in our state this year. There were two on Friday, one in Edmonds and the other in Auburn.
March for the homeless this morning: Just so you know, advocates for the homeless spent the night at Westlake Park and plan to march to City Hall this morning with the intention of occupying a meeting of the Committee to End Homelessness in King County. It’s slated to start at 7:45 a.m. and could disrupt traffic downtown.
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November 12, 2013 at 4:49 PM
The Associated Press
TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors have accused a 38-year-old woman of killing a Tacoma man who was reported missing about six weeks ago.
Margaret Effelberg was ordered held on $500,000 bail Tuesday. The News Tribune says she pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges in the death of 59-year-old Santiago Cortes.
The victim’s body has not been found, but prosecutors say they have evidence Effelberg killed him, including confessions to her boyfriend and another woman.
Investigators say Effelberg was the last person to speak to Cortes on the phone. Cortes’ employer reported him missing Oct. 4 after he didn’t show up for work for several days.
Arianna Pierrottet, of Lakewood, also was arraigned in connection with the case. She has been charged with possession of stolen property, identity theft and trafficking in stolen property.
October 30, 2013 at 9:15 AM
TACOMA (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty in Tacoma to second-degree murder for killing another man in a murder for hire plot.
Pierce County prosecutors say Luis Barker accepted $8,000 from a Gig Harbor woman to kill her son-in-law.
The News Tribune reports that Barker entered his plea Tuesday. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 15.
He was arrested in August 2012 after sheriff’s detectives had the woman who hired him, Jacqueline Ray, record Barker talking about what happened the night Leon Baucham Jr. was killed in July 2012.
Ray pleaded guilty to first-degree murder earlier this year.
The woman told detectives that she asked Barker to kill her son-in-law because she said the man was abusing her daughter.
October 28, 2013 at 4:24 PM
The Associated Press
TACOMA — A 47-year-old Lakewood man accused of having sex with a 13-year-old Kelso girl has been charged with second-degree rape.
Glen Winans was arraigned Monday and bail was set at $100,000.
Pierce County prosecutors say Winans met the victim online while he was deployed in Afghanistan. The two exchanged messages. Prosecutors say Winans met the victim for the first time last month when he drove to her home in Kelso, took her to a movie and later had sex with her.
Police were alerted last week when a waitress at a Lakewood cafe overheard Winans tell the girl that he liked young girls. The waitress called police.
Prosecutors say the victim told officers that the two had sex. Winans denied having a sexual relationship with the victim.
He is scheduled to appear with an attorney at his next court date Nov. 12.
October 18, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Tacoma police are asking the public’s help in finding Jaylon Green, 8, who was last seen at the Boys and Girls Club at 3875 South 66th Street at 6 p.m.
Jaylon is 4 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a long-sleeved jacket with a hood, bluejeans and black and white shoes, according to a news release from Tacoma police.
If you see him, you’re asked to call 911.
October 15, 2013 at 9:38 AM
The Associated Press
TACOMA — A 19-year-old suspect in a fatal shooting in Tacoma Friday turned himself in to police Monday and was jailed on suspicion of manslaughter.
The News Tribune reports 17-year-old Jalon Bea was shot while standing with a group of people at an intersection.
Friends plan a rally to celebrate his life Tuesday evening at Lincoln Park in Tacoma.
September 26, 2013 at 9:07 PM
Tacoma police today arrested two suspects in the killing and robbery of a 54-year-old Tacoma man in a condominium parking garage last month.
Community tips and surveillance footage led police to the two Tacoma men, who are suspected of following Lawrence Howse into the garage, robbing and killing him, Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.
The suspects were booked on suspicion of first-degree robbery and first-degree murder, Cool said. More arrests are expected in connection with the case, she said.
Police say the killing was random and the suspects had no relationship to Howse.
September 13, 2013 at 10:11 AM
The Associated Press
TACOMA — The driver of a car that crashed while fleeing a Tacoma convenience store with stolen beer pleaded guilty Thursday to vehicular homicide for the wreck that killed two friends.
Nineteen-year-old Raymond Joseph Lewis was sentenced to three years in prison at an emotional hearing with nearly 100 people in the Pierce County courtroom.
Lewis also pleaded guilty to attempting to elude police July 31 when he lost control of his car. The crash killed 22-year-old James Paggeot and 21-year-old Walter Corey.
The News Tribune reports the mother of one of the victims, Janice Paggeot, asked the judge for leniency. She said Lewis is a good person who made a mistake that should not ruin the rest of his life.
September 10, 2013 at 5:34 AM
TACOMA (AP) — Firefighters knocked through the side of a chimney early Tuesday to rescue a man who was stuck inside.
KIRO reports it happened at a Tacoma house that had been converted to apartments.
The chimney was not in use and it’s unclear how the 24-year-old man got inside. He was not injured.
September 4, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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 S. Broadway in a black BMW, the release said. The two suspects followed him in on foot, where they robbed and killed him, the release said.
Detectives believe the Howse was randomly targeted by the two suspects, according to the release.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to call 911.
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