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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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October 2, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Boyfriend runs down man who robbed Spanaway barista

The Associated Press TACOMA — Pierce County authorities say a man who witnessed his girlfriend being robbed at gunpoint chased down the suspect in his car, striking the robber as he got away. Charging documents say 28-year-old Deandre Lopez Garcia walked up to a Spanaway coffee stand Tuesday, pointed a gun at the barista and demanded money….


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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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