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1 injured in Black Friday shooting at Washington state mall

Nov. 27, 2021 17:07 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Inside a packed Washington state mall gunshots rang out on Black Friday, injuring one person as hundreds of other shoppers hid inside stores. Authorities said the shooting in Tacoma, south of Seattle, was reported just after 7 p.m. on Friday near...

At least 1 injured in shooting at mall in Tacoma, Washington

Nov. 27, 2021 01:02 AM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Gunshots rang out at a Washington state mall packed with Black Friday shoppers, seriously wounding one person and panicking hundreds of others who hid inside stores as the mall went into lockdown. Authorities said the shooting in Tacoma, south of...

Tacoma liquid gas plant gets OK from state pollution board

Nov. 23, 2021 18:04 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state energy utility’s liquified natural gas facility in Tacoma, Washington, has cleared another legal hurdle — this time getting a green light from the Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board. The News Tribune reports the...

Sheriff: Cannabis store employee shoots suspected robbers

Nov. 20, 2021 12:58 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say an employee at a Spanaway marijuana shop shot two suspected robbers during a holdup earlier this week. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said deputies were called to the cannabis store for a robbery report about...

Kitsap judge to oversee case against Pierce County Sheriff

Nov. 19, 2021 19:39 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap County District Court Judge Jeffrey Jahns will oversee the criminal case against Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer, who is charged with two misdemeanors over his confrontation with a Black newspaper carrier. Earlier this month, the Kitsap...

Amtrak resumes service on route where 3 died in 2017

Nov. 19, 2021 00:24 AM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Nearly four years after an Amtrak train derailed and killed three people on a new route through Pierce County, Washington, service began again on the Point Defiance Bypass. The News Tribune reports Amtrak Cascades trains traveled north and south...

Spirit head to NWSL championship with 2-1 win over Reign

Nov. 14, 2021 19:46 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Ashley Sanchez broke a tie in the 68th minute and the Washington Spirit advanced to the National Women's Soccer League championship game with a 2-1 victory over OL Reign on Sunday. The Spirit, undefeated in their last eight matches, will face the...

Teacher accused of sexual harassment of student in lawsuit

Nov. 11, 2021 15:14 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A high school teacher has been accused of sexually harassing a former student and has been placed on administrative leave, officials said. The News Tribune reports the district announced Eric Garrett’s leave on Wednesday, the same day hundreds of...

Amtrak to resume service on bypass 4 years after derailment

Nov. 10, 2021 17:08 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Amtrak Cascades will resume service Nov. 18 on the Point Defiance bypass between Tacoma and Olympia, nearly four years after a deadly derailment there. The first train to use the bypass is scheduled to leave Seattle at 7:22 a.m. and arrive at the new...

Metallurgist admits faking steel-test results for Navy subs

Nov. 08, 2021 22:13 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A metallurgist in Washington state pleaded guilty to fraud Monday after she spent decades faking the results of strength tests on steel that was being used to make U.S. Navy submarines. Elaine Marie Thomas, 67, of Auburn, Washington, was the director of...