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Lawsuit: ICE detained US citizen for a week in Tacoma

Jun. 11, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen from Mexico is suing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying the agency held him in detention for a week even though he had his passport with him and repeatedly insisted he was an American. The Northwest Immigrant...

Mariners get back reliever Graveman after COVID issue

Jun. 11, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Seattle Mariners reliever Kendall Graveman is back with the team after being on the injured list following a COVID-19 scare. The 30-year-old right-hander, who had been out since May 23, was activated Friday before the Mariners opened a three-game series...

Dam operator fined $501K for polluting Puyallup River

Jun. 08, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Department of Ecology has fined dam operator Electron Hydro, LLC, $501,000 for discharging discarded plastic field turf into the Puyallup River. Pieces of the artificial turf were found up to 21 miles (34 kilometers) downstream while...

Report: Tacoma could divert many emergeny calls to civilians

Jun. 03, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A new report says thousands of emergency calls made in Tacoma, Washington, could be handled by trained civilians rather than sworn police officers. The Report on the Alternative Response Study, created by Matrix Consulting Group, found that 9.4...

Manaea throws CG, Moreland homers as A's blank Mariners 6-0

Jun. 03, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sean Manaea pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts for his second shutout this season, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 6-0 on Wednesday night. Mitch Moreland's two-run homer capped a five-run third inning, giving the A’s their...

Trial to determine if GEO must pay detainees minimum wage

Jun. 01, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After nearly four years of litigation and pandemic-related delays, a trial is underway to determine whether the GEO Group must pay minimum wage to detainees who perform cooking, cleaning and other tasks at its immigration detention center in Washington state. ...

Mariners place Kyle Lewis on IL with right knee injury

Jun. 01, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Kyle Lewis on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a torn meniscus in his right knee and it's unclear whether he'll need surgery. Seattle manager Scott Servais said Lewis had an MRI on Tuesday morning and the...

Feds: Unemployment fraud suspect tried to bilk IRS of $1.6M

May. 28, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A suspended Nigerian government official accused of stealing $350,000 from Washington state as part of a massive pandemic-related fraud also sought to bilk the Internal Revenue Service of nearly $1.6 million, federal prosecutors said Friday. Abidemi...

3 officers plead not guilty in Black man's restraint death

May. 28, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Five weeks after ex-Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, three Washington state police officers pleaded not guilty Friday in the death of Manuel Ellis, another Black man who pleaded for breath under an officer’s knee. ...

Officers face charges in restraint death of Black man

May. 27, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state attorney general on Thursday charged two Tacoma police officers with murder and another with manslaughter in the death of Manuel Ellis, a Black man who died after repeatedly telling them he couldn’t breathe as he was being restrained. ...