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Tacoma woman pleads guilty to stealing more than $600,000

Jul. 04, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 40-year-old Tacoma woman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud involving a scheme to defraud friends and acquaintances out of more than $600,000. Sabrina Taylor admitted to lying about her health, employment status, and education to steal money from people who had...

Rodríguez homers on Montas' 1st pitch, M's beat A's 2-1

Jul. 03, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Julio Rodríguez homered on Frankie Montas’ first pitch and drove in both runs, Robbie Ray struck out a season-high 12 and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 2-1 on Sunday to deal the Athletics their 25th loss in 31 games. Ray (7-6) combined with Andrés Muñoz and...

Judge: Sheriff must post bail after anti-harassment order

Jul. 01, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The sheriff of Pierce County, Washington, was ordered to post $100,000 bail while he awaits trial on false-reporting charges related to his controversial confrontation last year with a Black newspaper carrier. Judge Jeffrey Jahns on Friday imposed the bail —...

Feds: Tacoma woman lied about having MS to defraud friends

Jul. 01, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they will recommend no more than 27 months in prison for a Washington state woman who defrauded friends and acquaintances of more than $600,000 by falsely telling them she needed money for tuition, multiple sclerosis treatment and other causes. ...

Julio Rodríguez hits 12th HR as Mariners topple Orioles 9-3

Jun. 29, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Julio Rodríguez claimed not taking a peek at where his 12th home run of the season finally came to rest. Maybe he should have. Not many homers at T-Mobile Park land where the 21-year-old deposited his latest longball. “That’s a long way to home...

Police: 8 wounded in shooting after music event in Tacoma

Jun. 27, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Eight people were wounded in a shooting after a music event and five people were shot, one fatally, in separate incidents in Tacoma, Washington, over the weekend. Tacoma Police spokesperson Wendy Haddow said in a statement that at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, people...

Ex-Washington state employee pleads guilty to pandemic fraud

Jun. 24, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former employee of Washington state’s Employment Security Department pleaded guilty to three federal felonies for exploiting his employment for personal enrichment and fraudulently distributing at least $360,000 in pandemic-related unemployment benefits, prosecutors said....

Sergio Romo cut by Mariners as Ken Giles joins bullpen

Jun. 20, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Relievers Sergio Romo and and Roenis Elías were cut Monday by the struggling Seattle Mariners to make room for reliever Ken Giles and infielder Kevin Padlo. Romo and Elías were designated for assignment, Giles was activated from the 60-day injured list and Padlo...

Attorney General seeks to require sheriff to post $10K bail

Jun. 17, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Attorney General’s office is seeking to require Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer to post bail of $10,000 as a condition of continued release as he awaits trial on charges of false reporting. The motion filed Friday seeks to revoke Troyer’s...

Father, brothers accused of destruction in insurrection

Jun. 13, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say three members of a Puyallup, Washington, family have been charged with a series of misdemeanors for their role in the Jan. 6 insurrection. The Seattle Times reports the charges include counts of destruction of government property, disorderly...