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December 22, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Woman found dead in University Place fire

The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PLACE — Firefighters found the body of a woman at an apartment fire in University Place in Pierce County. West Pierce Fire and Rescue says a neighbor was burned Sunday evening in a rescue attempt. He ran outside when he smelled smoke, saw flames coming from his neighbor’s unit and suffered burns kicking…


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May 20, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Man, 28, fatally shot this afternoon in University Place

A 28-year-old man was fatally shot in University Place, Pierce County, this afternoon, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. The man, whose name has not been released, was found near South 56th and South Orchard streets around 2:30 p.m., spokesman Ed Troyer said. Two suspects fled the scene and remain at large. Officers are interviewing witnesses…


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July 9, 2012 at 5:30 PM

University Place climber John Wright found dead near Green Mountain

The body of missing climber John Wright was found by searchers Monday afternoon at the 3,400 foot level in the Green Mountain area of the Snoqualmie National Forest. Wright fell several hundred feet while climbing near treacherous terrain and did not appear to have survived the fall, said Sgt. Cindi West of the King C0unty Sheriff’s Office.  Earlier…


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November 1, 2011 at 5:49 AM

University Place Amber Alert canceled; baby safe

An Amber Alert has been canceled after a slaying suspect on the run with his 9-month old daughter surrendered early this morning at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup. The Pierce County sheriff’s office says the baby is safe. The man, 23-year-old Joseph Andrew Lester, was jailed in Tacoma for investigation of the stabbing death of his 21-year-old…


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