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September 16, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Charge filed against dad in 1983 toddler killing in Tacoma

The Associated Press TACOMA — Prosecutors in Pierce County have filed a manslaughter charge against a 57-year-old man for killing his 3-year-old son in 1983. Prosecutors said Tuesday that a warrant has been issued for Stanley Guidroz to return to Washington to face the charge. Guidroz is currently serving time in a Louisiana prison for murdering his wife,…

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September 11, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Wandering bear captured near Tacoma Dome

The Associated Press TACOMA — A bear that has been lumbering around Tacoma for several days has been caught downtown and tranquilized. State wildlife agents had been looking for the bear since Sunday when it was first seen in Point Defiance Park. The News Tribune reports it was spotted Wednesday night near Stadium High School. Shortly after midnight…

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September 11, 2014 at 6:48 AM

NW E. coli cases: 2 children die, boy improving

TACOMA (AP) — A second Northwest child has died after contracting an E. coli infection and a 5-year-old boy being treated for E. coli complications remains in critical condition but is reported steadily improving in a Tacoma hospital, authorities said Wednesday. Health officials and relatives say all three children tested positive for E. coli bacteria. Brooklyn Hoksbergen,…

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September 9, 2014 at 1:11 PM

10-year sentence for fatal Tacoma hit-and-run

The Associated Press TACOM A— The 33-year-old driver responsible for the hit-and-run crash that killed a man in Tacoma in March was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison. Jason Hoke pleaded guilty in June in Pierce County Superior Court to vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal wreck. The crash killed 57-year-old Douglas Davis, a Boeing…

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September 7, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Man killed in Tacoma shooting, no suspect so far

TACOMA (AP) — Police say a man died in Tacoma early Sunday after a fatal shooting. The Tacoma News Tribune reports that police do not know the relationship between the shooter and the victim. Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says officers questioned about 20 patrons of a nearby club after reports the suspect had gone in…

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September 4, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Tacoma inmate back in jail hours after release

The Associated Press TACOMA — A man released from the Pierce County Jail on Thursday morning was back behind bars a few hours later. Tacoma police told The News Tribune he took a car from a corrections officer right outside the jail. The officer had started her car and was letting it warm up. Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool…

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September 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Woman killed by train in Tacoma

The Associated Press TACOMA — A woman has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Tacoma. Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad spokesman Gus Melonas says the woman was walking near BNSF railway tracks near downtown when the train hit her about 8:20 a.m. Thursday. The Amtrak train was traveling from Seattle to Portland. Melonas says BNSF police are…

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| More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Tacoma, train accident

August 28, 2014 at 7:26 AM

Tacoma burglar employs false lost dog story

TACOMA (AP) — Tacoma police are seeking a burglar who picks homes to rob by going door-to-door with a fake sob-story about a lost dog. KOMO-TV reports the man has broken into at least six houses in Tacoma in recent weeks. Police say he appears to target retirement communities during daylight hours. The man uses the story…

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August 17, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Deputy finds 2 bodies in home south of Tacoma; suspect held

TACOMA (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy found two bodies in a home in the Tacoma suburb of Frederickson Sunday, and authorities detained four people for questioning. Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Jerry Bates says it is unclear yet how the two people died or who they were. The four people detained were found in a vehicle associated with…

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