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April 10, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Thursday Memo: 911 emergency … Pellet gun and brass knuckles … Determined elk

The emergency 911 system that was out throughout the state since very early this morning is now up and running, says CenturyLink, Earlier item: The emergency 911 system is out throughout the state and the provider, CenturyLink, is working to fix it. If you have an emergency, you’re asked to call the numbers…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: brass knuckles, elk, Orcas Island

April 9, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Woman pleads not guilty to sex with Tacoma student

TACOMA  (AP) — A woman accused of having sex with her students at Lincoln High School in Tacoma pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor. The News Tribune reports it was a new accusation from a fourth student against Meredith Powell. The 17-year-old said she touched him inappropriately last…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: high school, sex, student

March 13, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Last of Tacoma detention center hunger strikers eat

The Associated Press After six days of refusing food, the last four immigrants on a hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma have eaten a little bit of food. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the four detainees had a few bites of breakfast Thursday morning, but remain under medical observation because of how long…

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March 10, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Hunger strike at Tacoma detention center enters fourth day

The Associated Press TACOMA — A federal spokesman says about 150 detainees at Washington state’s Northwest Detention Center refused to eat Monday morning as a hunger strike entered its fourth day. Immigration detainees began the strike Friday. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has said any detainee who does not eat for 72 hours will be referred…

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March 7, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Tacoma detective’s ex-wife charged with identity theft

TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors have charged the ex-wife of a retired Tacoma police detective with multiple counts of identity theft, forgery and theft. They allege that Rhoda Ramirez took advantage of the man, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Ramirez is also a former Tacoma police officer. The News Tribune reports that Ramirez’s lawyer Barbara Corey says…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: detective, Identity theft, Tacoma

March 4, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Taxi passenger killed in crash on Hwy 167 near Tacoma

A taxicab passenger was killed after a collision with a pickup truck early Tuesday on Highway 167 near Tacoma.The taxi was heading south on Highway 167 just after midnight when a Dodge Ram pickup heading the opposite direction crossed into oncoming lanes. The taxi driver swerved, but was struck by the pickup, according to the State…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: fatality, passenger, Tacoma

February 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Former leader at UW Bothell to run UW Tacoma as interim chancellor

Kenyon S. Chan, the former chancellor of the University of Washington Bothell, is stepping in to run the University of Washington Tacoma as its interim chancellor. He replaces Debra Friedman, who died Jan. 26 of lung cancer. Chan, who stepped down from the Bothell post last year, is expected to serve until a new chancellor is…

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0 Comments | More in Education | Topics: Bothell, Kenyon Chan, Tacoma

February 25, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Ex-Tacoma teacher gets 6 months for child rape

TACOMA . (AP) — A woman was sentenced to six months in confinement for raping a 12-year-old boy who was one of her students at a Tacoma middle school. Keshia Shaw was sentenced Tuesday in Pierce County Superior Court and given credit for four months served in jail since pleading guilty in October to child rape. Judge…

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February 24, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Dozens demonstrate at Tacoma detention center

The Associated Press TACOMA — Nearly four-dozen people demonstrated outside the federal Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma to protest deportations, and about five locked themselves together to block an entrance. The demonstration started about 6:30 a.m. Monday. Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says it broke up about 9:30 a.m. when the people blocking the street were asked to…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: Federal Detention Center, immigration, protest

February 23, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Lake Desire homicide suspect arrested

King County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 34-year-old man Saturday night in connection with a shooting death last Monday evening at a Lake Desire home near Renton. Investigators believe the victim, Ryan Prince, 27, may have interrupted a burglary. The suspect was arrested in the 1700 block of South Homer Street in Tacoma. Investigators say they are seeking other suspects and a…

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