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Driver charged in fatal crash involving prisoner van

Sep. 25, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The driver of a Pierce County prisoner transport van involved in a fatal crash last month has been charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment. Court documents allege 58-year-old Geraldine Miller, of Towner, “drove through a controlled...

Man accused of stalking high school teacher at school

Sep. 25, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) — A 23-year-old man was arrested this week after deputies said he was stalking a teacher and trespassed multiple times at a high school southeast of Tacoma. The man was arrested at work and was booked into jail on suspicion of felony stalking, Pierce...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 25, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Almira/Coulee-Hartline 54, Republic 0 Anacortes 55, Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 0 Arlington 27, Stanwood 6 Auburn Mountainview 41, Auburn 26 Bainbridge 48, Sequim 10 ...

Jury orders city of Roy to pay $3.26M to men shot by police

Sep. 24, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

ROY, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded two men who live south of Tacoma a total of $3.26 million for injuries suffered when they were shot by one of the town of Roy’s two police officers during a drunken joy ride in a 2019 snowstorm. The verdict is one of the...

Immigrant rights activist targeted for deportation can stay

Sep. 21, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Northwest immigrant rights activist who had been facing deportation said Tuesday she can now remain in the U.S., after the Department of Homeland Security agreed to drop her case. Maru Mora Villalpando, a Mexico City native, has been in the U.S. since...

Kent man sentenced to 7 years in prison for rape in park

Sep. 21, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 36-year-old Kent man was sentenced in federal court Monday to more than seven years in prison for raping a 14-year-old girl in 2020 in Olympic National Park. Christopher James Kuna will be required to register as a sex offender once he has served...

Saturday's Scores

Sep. 19, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Adna 38, Morton/White Pass 6 Bellevue Christian 32, King's Way Christian School 0 Bothell 21, Kentwood 7 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 43, North Creek 42 Crescent 66, Wishkah Valley...

Family sues over police death of Manuel Ellis in Tacoma

Sep. 17, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The family of Manuel Ellis, a Black man who died while being restrained by Tacoma police officers who have since been charged criminally, has filed a federal lawsuit over his death. Attorneys for Ellis’ sister, Monet Carter-Mixon, and mother, Marcia...

Western WA rain, wind causing power outages, airport delays

Sep. 17, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A surge of moisture from the Pacific moving into western Washington is bringing rain and wind to the region, causing power outages and airport delays. The National Weather Service in Seattle said Friday that 1 to 2 inches of rain was possible...

Man sentenced to 2 years in prison for using brother's ID

Sep. 17, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 74-year-old man was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for using his missing brother’s identity to collect up to $500,000 in Social Security disability payments, but officials still don't know what happened to the brother, last seen in 1988. ...