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Puyallup man admits to owning 100,000 images of child porn

A 56-year-old Puyallup man pleaded guilty Thursday in Pierce County Court to possessing more than 100,000 images of child pornography.

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Related Topix: Puyallup, WA, Microsoft, Startups

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Crosscut.com

The Daily Troll: 3 bodies recovered on Rainier. Hanford whistleblower ...

The Daily Troll: Ballmer dribbles away from Microsoft board. The cost of raising a kid.

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Related Topix: Glacier, WA, Avalanche, Law, Employment / Labor Law

KOMO News

Sex offender charged with aggravated murder in double slaying

A sex offender has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder for the alleged killing of his two roommates in Spanaway Sunday morning, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Spanaway, WA, Death Penalty

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Seattle Times

Lawmakers turn up the heat on troubled ferry system

Yukako Amari, left, and Destiny Vesper, both of Seattle, look back at the city as the ferry Puyallup heads to Bainbridge Island on Tuesday, a classic summer scene in the Pacific Northwest, where ferry routes crisscross Puget Sound.

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Related Topix: Puyallup, WA, Tacoma, WA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

King County Journal

White River activity coordinator enters not guilty plea for theft | Pierce County Superior Court

A former assistant coordinator for the White River School District's Community Activity Program , Vic L. Robbins, has been charged with first-degree theft by the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Office.

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The News Tribune

California sex offender allegedly confesses to killing two men near Frederickson

A fugitive sex offender from California suspected of beating two men to death in their Frederickson-area home told detectives he thought the victims has shown "grooming behavior" toward boys, court records show.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Frederickson, WA

KPIC

Charges: Talkative white supremacist gets himself arrested

PARKLAND, Wash. -- A proud white supremacist and irresponsible bicycle rider talked himself into a felony harassment charge after reportedly letting loose a stream of profanity-laced threats at a Pierce County Sheriff's Office deputy.

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Related Topix: Parkland, WA

The News Tribune

Three charged with kidnapping 5-year-old girl from her University Place home

A Puyallup woman kidnapped her 5-year-old granddaughter and punched a little boy in the face when he tried to intervene, according to Pierce County prosecutors.

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Related Topix: University Place, WA, Puyallup, WA

KOMO News

Suspect arrested in connection with Pierce Co. double murder

A Pierce County man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his two roommates, who were found dead Sunday at a home in the Tacoma suburb of Frederickson.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Frederickson, WA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Roommate arrested in double homicide in Pierce County

A Pierce County man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his two roommates, who were found dead Sunday at a home in the Tacoma suburb of Frederickson.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Frederickson, WA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The News Tribune

2 found dead in Frederickson home with possible booby trap

A sheriff's deputy found two bodies in a Frederickson home Sunday when he was out doing sex offender address verification, Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Jerry Bates said.

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Related Topix: Frederickson, WA

The News Tribune

Just like olde times: 16th century pays Pierce County a visit

Merriwick is a fantasy village erected each summer on 75 low-lying acres outside Bonney Lake for the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire.

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Related Topix: Bonney Lake, WA, Gig Harbor, WA, Bothell, WA, Orting, WA

The News Tribune

Pierce County in talks to buy one-third of an acre in its own parking ...

Pierce County is in the peculiar position of trying to buy back one-third of an acre of land in its own parking lot at Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway - and not for the first time.

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Related Topix: Spanaway, WA, Fire

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The News Tribune

Anderson Island offers tranquility, spectacular views - but...

The ferry makes a total of 222 individual trips per week. For Anderson Island residents, the first boat of the day leaves the island at 6:15 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Related Topix: Anderson Island, WA, Steilacoom, WA, Tacoma, WA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The News Tribune

Information night planned for Tacoma's young entrepreneurs

Local students in grades 6 through 12 can participate in the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber's Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a year-long program that helps them launch and run their own business or social movement.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Bonney Lake, WA

The News Tribune

Tacoma drivers to get chance to judge Sprague ramps to Highway 16 for themselves

Tacoma's much maligned Sprague Avenue interchange on state Route 16 will open to traffic Sunday morning, giving drivers a chance to judge the unusual structure for themselves.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

KOMO News

Charges: Man robs pawnshop, gives employee panic attack

A man who robbed a Tacoma pawnshop Wednesday, giving an employee a panic attack in the process, was arrested in possession of cash, jewelry and a loaded gun as he left the scene, according to charges filed in Pierce County Superior Court.

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The News Tribune

Man charged with robbing Spanaway business

A man suspected of robbing a loan shop in Spanaway Wednesday has pleaded not guilty to first-degree robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm.

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Related Topix: Spanaway, WA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The News Tribune

The Nose: From Booger to Yoda, Tacoma's pet name database is going to the dogs

A sensitive 19th-century writer named Anatole France once wrote: "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

The News Tribune

Three finalists selected for executive director of Pierce County Library System

A panel has selected three finalists for executive director of the Pierce County Library System to succeed Neel Parikh who is retiring Nov. 1. A public forum with the three candidates will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug.21 at the library system's administrative center, 3005 112th St. E., Tacoma.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

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