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November 26, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Jury convicts man in slaying of Tacoma cab driver

The Associated Press TACOMA — A jury on Wednesday convicted Jaycee Fuller of first-degree murder in the 2009 killing of a 22-year-old Somalian cab driver in Tacoma. The News Tribune reports 37-year-old Fuller is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 19. He requested a delay in his sentencing until after the holidays but that request was denied. Fuller…

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November 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Deaths in Tacoma apartment may have been a murder-suicide

The News Tribune Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a possible homicide-suicide at a South Hill apartment in Tacoma. Investigators believe the 58-year-old man killed his 7-year-old daughter and then himself. The cause of death has not been released. The family was scheduled to be evicted from the apartment in the 17700 block of 85th Avenue Court East on…

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November 18, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Workers on one-day strike at two Tacoma hospitals

TACOMA — About 1,100 workers have started a one-day strike at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma and St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood. The News Tribune reports the Service Employees International Union Local 1199NW called the walkout Tuesday during contract negotiations. A spokesman for CHI Franciscan Health, Scott Thompson, says it will keep negotiating. A federal mediator…

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November 12, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Wrong-way driver, 86, charged in Tacoma

TACOMA — The Pierce County prosecutor has charged an 86-year-old University Place man with vehicular assault for a wrong-way crash on Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome. The prosecutor’s office tweeted Wednesday that the man had a blood alcohol content of .123 percent. The legal limit in Washington is .08 percent. The Washington State Patrol…

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November 12, 2014 at 5:49 AM

E-cigarette reportedly started Tacoma house fire

TACOMA — A house fire in Tacoma that seriously injured a man was reportedly started by an e-cigarette explosion. Fire Battalion Chief Dave McRoberts says the cause remains under investigation but a woman said her electronic cigarette exploded, spilling liquid that set a couch on fire. The News Tribune reports firefighters rescued a man from inside the…

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November 11, 2014 at 5:46 AM

Wrong-way driver crashes on I-5 near Tacoma Dome

TACOMA — The Washington State Patrol says an 86-year-old drunken driver was going the wrong way in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Tacoma late Monday night when he collided with another car near the Tacoma Dome. There were no life-threatening injuries. The 86-year-old was jailed for investigation of vehicular assault. KIRO reports southbound traffic…

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November 10, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Tacoma bridge gets the OK to reopen after crash

UPDATE: 1:10 p.m. | Tacoma officials said a bridge that was damaged in a collision Sunday and closed for inspection could reopen Monday. Assistant Public Works Director Jeff Jenkins told The News Tribune the damage did not require urgent repair. He says it can wait until the city has funding to renovate the 87-year-old bridge. ORIGINAL POST…

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October 28, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Tacoma teens charged with ‘funny’ school-shooting threats

Two Franklin Pierce High School students were arrested and charged with felony harassment for making threats in two separate incidents on Monday, according to school officials and prosecutors. Willie Painter, a spokesman for the Franklin Pierce School District in Tacoma, said the first arrest occurred during the school day when two students were allegedly overheard making…

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October 15, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Tacoma robbery suspect dies from getaway crash

The Associated Press TACOMA — A bank robbery suspect who crashed while fleeing police in Tacoma has died. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office says the man died Tuesday afternoon. Police say he had robbed at KeyBank branch and was speeding away from officers Tuesday when his car collided with a van at an intersection. KOMO reports three people…

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October 8, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Tacoma woman accused of breastfeeding drugs

TACOMA — A woman accused of giving her daughter methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana through breastfeeding is back in jail in Tacoma while she awaits trial on a charge of endangerment with a controlled substance. The 34-year-old, Iuni Moana Malo, had been released to await trial after pleading not guilty. The News Tribune reports  she was booked back…

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