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Tacoma cop disciplined for officers not using bodycams

Jul. 27, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma, Washington, police lieutenant in charge when officers responded to Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer’s altercation with a Black newspaper carrier has been disciplined for his and other officers’ failures to turn on their body cameras. ...

Man charged in Tacoma security guard’s death

Jul. 23, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a security guard found dead in downtown Tacoma was severely beaten by a U.S. Army Ranger after she tried to stop the intoxicated man from entering a building, according to court documents. The News Tribune reports that on Friday,...

Tacoma police investigate 2 weekend homicides

Jul. 19, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma Police say they are investigating two fatalities that happened over the weekend — one involving a female security guard and the other a man who was shot. Police say the woman, who is in her 40’s, was working as a security guard and was...

Haniger has 3 hits, Mariners hold off Angels 6-5

Jul. 17, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mitch Haniger didn't take much time off during the All-Star break. Instead of resting to prepare for the second half of the season, the Seattle outfielder worked on his swing. After one game it appears the adjustments are working. ...

Drought emergency declared in Washington state

Jul. 14, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday declared a statewide drought emergency because of hot, dry conditions that have plagued the region and water supply. Citing recent record temperature that killed at least 91 people in the state, increased...

Mariners reinstate Kikuchi from IL in time for All-Star Game

Jul. 12, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners reinstated left-hander Yusei Kikuchi from the injured list Monday, making him eligible to participate in the All-Star Game. Kikuchi was selected to the American League All-Star team for the first time in his career and is Seattle’s...

Man files excessive force claim against 2 Tacoma officers

Jul. 12, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Two Tacoma police officers involved in the death of Manuel Ellis have been accused of wrongfully arresting and using excessive force in an unrelated incident three months before their fatal encounter with Ellis. Timothy “Timmy” Rankine, 32, and...

Tree DNA helps convict Washington timber thief after fire

Jul. 09, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a timber thief who authorities said started a large forest fire in Washington state, a case that prosecutors said marked the first time tree DNA had been introduced in a federal trial. The jury deliberated for about...

Jurors award $1.5M to man run over by Tacoma police officer

Jul. 08, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Jurors have awarded $1.5 million to a man who was run over by a Tacoma police officer. Emanuel Andrade sued the Police Department, the city and Officer Luke Faulkner, the News Tribune reported. Andrade alleged the officer in 2014 was messaging a...

Ex-detention center guard pleads guilty to taking bribes

Jul. 06, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former guard at a juvenile detention center in Chehalis pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge that he accepted bribes in exchange for smuggling marijuana, cell phones and other contraband inside. Prosecutors said Julio Hayes, a former guard...