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Man who attempted to flee courtroom sentenced

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man who attempted to flee a Pierce County courtroom on Valentine’s Day has been sentenced to 26 years in prison…. …read more

3 charged with murder in car theft vigilantism

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says a man was killed for allegedly stealing a car in a case of what he calls “vigilante justice run amuk.”… …read more

New trial for convicted Pierce County judge

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A state Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for former Pierce County Superior Court Judge Michael Hecht who was convicted in 2009 of felony harassment and patronizing a prostitute…. …read more


NOREYNA ROGOWAY, Age Now: 16, Missing: 01/31/2014. Missing From PUYALLUP, WA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Pierce County Sheriff’s Office (Washington) 1-253-798-4721. …read more

Wash. man gets 16 1/2 years for shaking infant son

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County, Wash., prosecutor says a 19-year-old man has been sentenced to 16 1/2 years in prison for violently shaking his 7-day-old son, severely injuring the boy…. …read more

3rd trial: man gets 74 years in Wash. murder case

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — After three trials, a Pierce County, Wash., man convicted of killing one woman, paralyzing another and killing her unborn baby in 1991 has been sentenced to 74 years in prison…. …read more

Defendant tries to flee Pierce Co. courtroom

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man convicted of attempted murder tried to flee a Pierce County courtroom Friday, making it to the door before corrections deputies took him down…. …read more

Tacoma man charged with killing daughter, 2

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County prosecutor says a Tacoma man squeezed his 2-year-old daughter to death to punish his wife for separating…. …read more

Tacoma-area man suspected of killing daughter

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County sheriff’s office says a man killed his 2-year-old daughter at a Tacoma-area apartment…. …read more

Man accused of groping girl in Snohomish arrested

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man suspected of groping an 11-year-old girl last month in a Snohomish Fred Meyer store was arrested Monday night in Pierce County…. …read more

Pierce County pays $225K to man bit by police dog

SEATTLE (AP) — Pierce County will pay a Tacoma man $225,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a man who was attacked by a Lakewood police dog in 2011…. …read more

1 dead in officer-involved shooting in Pierce Co.

SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) — One person is dead after spraying Pierce County deputies with pepper spray during a traffic stop in Spanaway on Saturday…. …read more

Woman died after dog attack, no charges planned

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County, Wash., prosecutor says he won’t file any criminal charges against the owner of two dogs that attacked a woman last October because the investigation didn’t produce sufficient evidence to support them…. …read more


HANNA JOHNSON, Age Now: 17, Missing: 01/24/2014. Missing From GRAHAM, WA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Pierce County Sheriff’s Office (Washington) 1-253-798-4721. …read more

Suspect charged in JBLM soldier's stabbing death

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County prosecutor charged a Puyallup man with second-degree murder Tuesday in the stabbing death of a Lewis-McChord soldier who intervened in a domestic violence assault…. …read more

Man accused of fatally stabbing soldier

PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man in Pierce County is in custody after fatally stabbing a soldier…. …read more

Man accused of stabbing fellow soldiers, killing 1

PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man in Pierce County stabbed two fellow soldiers, killing one of them…. …read more

Tacoma woman charged with abusing her infant

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 20-year-old Tacoma woman remains in Pierce County Jail on $500,000 bail accused of assaulting her 9-month old son last month…. …read more

Fatal Fox Island, Wash., fire was electrical

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County, Wash., fire marshal says a house fire that killed a Fox Island doctor and his 8-year-old daughter was an accidental, electrical blaze…. …read more

Woman accused of setting boyfriend's house on fire

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Pierce County prosecutors have accused a 50-year-old woman of setting her boyfriend’s Tacoma home on fire on Sunday…. …read more

40-year-old woman died skiing at Crystal Mountain

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County medical examiner’s office says a 40-year-old woman who died skiing at Crystal Mountain last week died from blunt force trauma…. …read more

Puget Sound waters to run red near Joint Base Lewis McChord

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Red dye will be injected into treated wastewater this week at Joint Base Lewis McChord’s wastewater plant then monitored in a state health department study. The Department of Health, along with federal, tribal, state and local agencies, are doing the study in the Puget Sound waters off Solo Point in Pierce County to see where shellfish are safe to harvest.

The test will be on Monday and Tuesday. Red dye will likely be visible in the waters near the treatment plant. Tracking will include gauging the wastewater’s movement and dilution. The dye isn’t harmful to people, marine life, or the environment.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is funding this test as part of a larger study, which includes other pollution surveys and ongoing marine water quality monitoring. Results will help determine whether closed shellfish beaches in some areas of Pierce County could be reopened to harvest.

The Department of Health is responsible for the safety of commercial shellfish harvested in the state. The agency’s Office of Shellfish and Water Protection uses national standards to classify all commercial shellfish harvesting areas.

Intruder shot outside Pierce County home

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – The Pierce County sheriff’s office says a love triangle resulted in an intruder being shot Monday outside a Pierce County home.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer told The News Tribune ( a man wanted to confront the owner of the property about an affair when the intruder was shot twice.