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10 min ago | The News Tribune

Gun show at Tacoma Dome has some city officials feeling uneasy

Thousands of people are expected to peruse hundreds of tables of guns, ammunition, cartridges, magazines and knives at two gun shows in Pierce County this weekend.

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Related Topix: Puyallup, WA, Tacoma, WA, Centralia, WA

Thu Apr 24, 2014

The News Tribune

South Hill woman praised for saving son from fire arrested, allegedly set blaze

A woman publicly praised for rescuing her toddler son from a fire at their South Hill home was arrested Thursday for allegedly setting the blaze.

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Related Topix: Fire, South Hill, WA

Bellingham Herald

Hospitalized baby's mom arrested in arson probe

KOMO-TV reports that spokesman Ed Troyer says Melinda Kay Sayers of Puyallup was arrested Thursday after being interviewed by detectives.

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Related Topix: Puyallup, WA

The News Tribune

Men claim they were forced to participate in Tacoma pawn shop robbery

Pierce County prosecutors on Thursday filed first-degree robbery charges against two men who both claim they were forced into holding up a pawn shop in Tacoma.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Pepper spray turns Tacoma shoplifting into felony

Police say Debra Genia Marzette used pepper spray April 7 on a drug store manager who tried to stop her from leaving without paying for a shopping basket of items, including a package of diapers.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The News Tribune

Fence dispute leads to indecent exposure charges for Spanaway man

He did not like a fence the woman next door put up and expressed his distaste in a variety of ways.

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Related Topix: Spanaway, WA, Drugs

The News Tribune

Pierce County students named Washington Scholars, alternates

Kathryn M. Draney and Paulina L. Davison, both of Rogers High School; Cassidy C. Forler and Alyssa A. Ricketts, both of Eatonville High School; Gabriel T. Carroll and Emma E. Miller, both of Puyallup High School; Paul C. Alvestad and Madeleine E. Misterek, both of Peninsula High School; Kaitlyn Hall of Emerald Ridge High School; Brennan Hartley of ... (more)

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The News Tribune

Wash. health exchange reports 164,062 signed up for private plans

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange released new figures Wednesday showing that more than 164,000 state residents signed up to buy private-sector health plans under the Affordable Care Act since Oct. 1. The enrollees' average plan cost was nearly $107 per month for those plans receiving a tax credit from the federal government, and tax credits ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, Medicaid, Health, Thurston County, WA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Montana sentenced in Washington cold case killing

A 60-year-old Montana man has been sentenced to less than 3 A1 2 years in prison for the 1996 death of a Kirkland, Wash., woman.

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Related Topix: Kirkland, WA

Auburn Reporter

VRFA firefighters chip in to help at Oso landslide

Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters from left, Firefighter Barry Rickert, Firefighter Jason Herman, Battalion Chief Parry Boogard and Capt.

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Related Topix: Landslide, Oso, WA, Fire, Snohomish County, WA, Darrington, WA

Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way professional boxer charged in connection with 'Buddy Bandits' robbery ring

Federal Way boxer Vincent Gary Thompson was arrested April 17 for robbery in the first degree in Pierce County.

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Related Topix: Federal Way, WA, King County, WA, Spokane County, WA

KOMO News

Suspected burglar arrested after falling in lake

After a suspected burglar fell into American Lake, it wasn't just his statements to police that were all wet, according to charges filed Monday with Pierce County Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Lakewood, WA

The News Tribune

Tacoma may have to pay more to maintain clean air

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is considering a change of policy that would require Tacoma and Pierce County to pay a higher rate than other Puget Sound jurisdictions to keep their air clean.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The News Tribune

County sets rules for work to resume on Tanglewood

Two months after ordering demolition work to stop at the Tanglewood Island lodge, a Pierce County building official has determined tearing down the structure would not have a negative impact on the environment.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Gig Harbor, WA, Puyallup, WA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The News Tribune

Tacoma woman faces life in prison after shoplift attempt turns violent

A Tacoma woman could face the possibility of life in prison without the possibility of parole after she allegedly used pepper spray on a store manager who tried to stop her from shoplifting.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

PNW Local News

Investigation continues into Buckley toddler's death in accident

The simple outline of the horrific scene was quickly and easily pieced together.

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Related Topix: Buckley, WA, Enumclaw, WA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The News Tribune

Marriage Licenses for the week ending April 18

From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending April 18, 2014 ABBOTT/BESS Kalain Nathaniel, JBLM, with Rocretia Marsha, Glenwood, Ga.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Puyallup, WA

The News Tribune

Boy, 15, held in connection with string of "Buddy Bandits" bank robberies

A 15-year-old boy suspected in a string of “Buddy Bandits” bank robberies across the state appeared in court Monday.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Frederickson, WA

KOMO News

Charges: Men resist arrest after offering booze to the wrong teen

Two men found out the hard way there are still some teenagers who will look a gift horse in the free-booze-filled mouth after getting themselves arrested last Thursday at Spanaway Lake Park.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers

KOMO News

Have you seen this suspected bank robber?

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office is looking for a wanted felon suspected of robbing a U.S. Bank in Fredrickson earlier this month.

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