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Man accused of stabbing death held on $2 million bail

Nov. 18, 2019 7:05 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The man suspected of stabbing a convenience store owner to death during a robbery last month has been ordered held at the Pierce County Jail on $2,050,000 bail. KOMO reports the suspect, 24-year-old Marcus L. Williams, 24, pleaded not guilty Monday to the murder of In Cha Choe, owner...

Female inmate sues state over sexual misconduct allegations

Nov. 12, 2019 4:35 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A female inmate has sued the state of Washington saying a prison guard sexually assaulted her and that the Department of Corrections did not provided investigation records. The News Tribune reported Monday that 46-year-old Marcella Taylor filed the lawsuit last month seeking...

Police: Semi driver kidnapped woman, assaulted her at Costco

Nov. 6, 2019 8:50 AM EST

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A truck driver was arrested after police say he kidnapped a woman in Tacoma, Washington, drove her to Hillsboro, Oregon and assaulted her on the loading dock of a Costco store when she tried to escape. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Alfonzo Summers was driving his tractor-trailer...

Police: Knife-wielding man fatally shot by deputies

Nov. 4, 2019 10:39 AM EST

PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a knife-wielding man was shot and killed by deputies in Parkland, Washington. Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman says officers were called at 6:21 p.m. Sunday to reports of an intoxicated man armed with a knife. KOMO reports the man was threatening to kill his family...

Tacoma train derailment spills soybeans

Oct. 25, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A freight train derailment on the Tacoma waterfront dumped a ton of soybeans along the tracks. Gus Melonas of the BNSF Railroad told KOMO four cars loaded with soybeans derailed at about 10:45 p.m. Thursday. Two of the cars remained upright and two others landed on their sides, spilling tons...

Spending in Spokane mayoral race tops $1 million

Oct. 23, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spending on the race for Spokane mayor has topped $1 million mark after an independent conservative political group spent $50,000 on ads attacking Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart. The Spokesman-Review reports that spending on the race between Stuckart and Nadine Woodward...

Washington state man sentenced for vehicular homicide

Oct. 22, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state judge has sentenced a man who pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide for running over his friend with a car. The News Tribune reports that 21-year-old Jacob Williams was sentenced to more than six years in prison after running over 34-year-old Gerald Bryant....

Suspect charged in fatal Tacoma shooting

Oct. 20, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma police say a person was shot to death and a man was taken into custody. The News-Tribune reports police shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday responded to a report of a shooting and found a male victim in the 7400 block of Pacific Avenue. Tacoma firefighters pronounced him dead at the...

Fire badly damages Washington state food bank

Oct. 12, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) — A food bank that serves roughly 1,100 people in Pierce County, Washington was damaged in a fire Friday, and officials don't yet know how much food, if any, can be saved. Families in need of food showed up throughout the day of the fire and were directed to other food banks for help,...

Jury: Cop didn't violate brothers' civil rights in shooting

Oct. 11, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A jury has found that an Olympia police officer did not violate the constitutional rights of two brothers he shot while responding to reports that two men matching their description had tried to steal beer from a supermarket. The Olympian reports the jury also rejected a theory...