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Anti-harassment protection order filed against sheriff

May. 24, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An attorney representing a Black newspaper carrier who is suing Pierce County and Sheriff Ed Troyer has filed a temporary anti-harassment protection order against the sheriff. The order, filed by attorney Vonda Sargent, went into effect Monday. Sargent alleges...

Struggling Mariners make roster moves; Toro to IL

May. 22, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The struggling Seattle Mariners made a few roster moves before Sunday’s series finale against the Boston Red Sox. They placed second baseman Abraham Toro on the 15-day injured list with a sprained left shoulder and designated outfielder Steven Souza Jr. for...

Parole canceled for man who killed 3 in Washington state bar

May. 20, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has overturned a decision to grant parole to man who killed three tavern workers during a robbery in 1980. Timothy Pauley was 21 when he and associate Scott Carl Smith robbed the Barn Door Tavern near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport...

Some held at Tacoma ICE detention center fear COVID spread

May. 19, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Nine people held at the Northwest ICE Processing Center in Tacoma have joined in a hunger strike to protest what they say are unclean conditions amid worries about a COVID spread. The strike began Friday, according to the group La Resistencia. The facility that...

Ex-judge to head office probing Washington police shootings

May. 18, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A former judge and prosecutor is being appointed to oversee Washington state’s new independent office to review cases where police use deadly force — the first such agency in the U.S. Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday that Roger Rogoff, who spent nearly two decades...

Washington man sentenced to 16 years in beating death

May. 17, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered a King County man to serve 16 years in prison after he was convicted of beating and bludgeoning to death a Northern California woman who traveled to the Seattle area and was engaged in an intimate relationship with the married suspect. ...

Robbie Ray doesn't travel with Mariners to Toronto series

May. 16, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Mariners left-hander Robbie Ray isn't joining Seattle for a series in Toronto this week, missing a chance to celebrate the Cy Young Award he won with the Blue Jays last season amid border restrictions related to the COVID-19 vaccine. Ray pitched against the Mets in...

Guardians acquire RHP Ramirez in trade from Mariners

May. 16, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians acquired right-hander Yohan Ramirez on Monday from the Seattle Mariners on Monday for cash or a player to be named. The 27-year-old Ramirez, who made seven appearances for the Mariners this season, was immediately optioned to Triple-A...

Mariners reliever Erik Swanson on 15-day IL with sore elbow

May. 14, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Mariners reliever Erik Swanson was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday with right elbow inflammation, leaving the team without one of its top arms in the bullpen. Swanson has a 1.29 ERA over 13 appearances, with 21 strikeouts and only one walk in 14...

Traded back and forth, Ford learns to live out of suitcase

May. 14, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Ford has learned to travel light — and quickly. Since the start of the season, the 29-year-old first baseman has played for Tacoma, San Francisco and Sacramento. Traded from Seattle to the Giants on April 30, he was dealt back to the Mariners on Thursday. ...