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Next week, Pierce County and Washington state Emergency Management will sign an agreement to enable Washington State Task Force 1 (WA-TF1), one of 28 national Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urban search and rescue teams, to respond to state and local emergencies in ...
Responding to the Washington Supreme Court's McCleary decision on school funding, our Legislature last year created a new tax, known as the second state school levy. It will be imposed for the first time this year, increasing every property tax bill in Pierce County by about $1.03 per $1,000 of value.

Just before 5 pm Thursday, this short tweet from a state patrol trooper: "Road rage incident SB I5 @ King/Pierce County line between motorcycle & car. Physical ... was later identified by the patrol as 60-year old Bruce W. Jones of Roy, Washington, a tiny rural enclave of under 1,000 people in Pierce County.
Authorities say a man was shot and killed in a road-rage altercation with a female motorcyclist on Interstate 5 at the King-Pierce County line. Washington state Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova says the incident happened just before 5 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-5 south in Milton. While details ...
A Lakewood man stole a water district truck and crashed it into an oncoming vehicle Wednesday morning, severely injuring the other driver, Pierce County prosecutors say. The 64-year-old was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Pierce County Superior Court on charges of vehicular assault, vehicle theft, ...
Mason pleaded not guilty at arraignment, and Court Commissioner Meagan Foley set his bail at $2 million. Never miss a local story. Sign up today for unlimited digital access to our website, apps, the digital newspaper and more. SUBSCRIBE NOW. Charging papers give this account of the shooting:.

When a lifelong Puyallup resident is elected to run Washington's statewide Republican Party apparatus, as Caleb Heimlich was last month, the news should elicit a hearty Pierce County cheer, no matter your flavor of politics. This week Heimlich became the first State Republican party chair from Pierce ...
Investigators at the Washington state Patrol crime lab say ballistics evidence prove Pawul was the trigger man. Pawul entered a Pierce County courtroom Tuesday without much emotion on his face as county prosecutors and detectives watched from the gallery. They were all there to see the wheels of ...
The opioid Summit was put together by Pierce County Councilmember Derek Young, who has taken a personal interest in fighting opioid and heroin ... During the summit, Calab Banta-Green, a researcher from the University of Washington, presented statistics and facts about what he calls opioid use ...
Just last month, Tacoma native Burt Goodman, DDS was honored as an Oral Health Hero for his decades of service to expanding access to oral health care in Pierce County and across Washington. More than half of all Washington's Medicaid-enrolled children under six see a dentist, making our state a ...
William A. Bulley, who served as Washington's last highways department director and the first Secretary of the Department of Transportation, has died. He was 92. His death from ... sons became physicians. Later in life the couple moved to east Pierce County to be closer to their sons and five grandchildren.
Some of the biggest names in Pierce County and Washington State politics will gather Friday at the University of Washington Tacoma for an "opioid summit" to discuss efforts to address the related crisis facing the county and the region. "The Pierce County Council took the first step and declared an opioid ...
... sheriff's photo). The man was wanted on a warrant involving auto theft, drugs and firearms violations, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said. ... A Pierce County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man armed with a razor blade near Bonney Lake Tuesday morning, the department said. The News ...
SPANAWAY, WA - Pierce County detectives are looking for a man in connection to a brutal rape and burglary that happened earlier in January. police want to arrest the suspect, David Love, 53, on charges of first-degree rape, second-degree burglary, unlawful imprisonment, and a felony domestic violence ...
King County also performed a homeless count, and Snohomish County held a homeless count earlier in the week. The count is a requirement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Washington state Department of commerce. The data collected helps officials to understand the ...
"We've gone well beyond (the AIDS epidemic) now," Robert Anderson, chief of mortality statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics, recently told the Washington Post. Locally, between 2012 and 2016, Pierce County experienced a rate of 9.9 opioid overdose deaths per 100,000 residents, ...
"Our in-house ballot inserter has reached its end of life. Before we replace this expensive piece of equipment, we're trying out mail house vendors for the February and Spring elections," said Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson. Pierce County is the only county in Washington state that owns and operates ...

Biggest Home In Pierce County Selling For $2M ... BUCKLEY, WA - What did you say? I couldn't hear you because you're 10,000 feet away from me on the other side of this massive home. This Buckley palace is the largest home for sale in Pierce County right now - and for $2 million, it's kind of a good deal.
Two residents at a state institution for developmentally disabled people choked to death while eating in recent years -- and a new report says people remain at risk during meals at the facility in Buckley, Pierce County. The report by the advocacy group Disability rights Washington is the latest to raise ...
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state quarterback Tyler Hilinski has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 21-year-old Hilinski was discovered in his apartment after he didn't show up for practice Tuesday. A rifle "was recovered next to Hilinski and a suicide note was found," ...
... In Pierce County Over $2 Million-4. GIG harbor, WA - Looking for an upgrade? Like, an 8-bedroom type of upgrade? Check out these five homes for sale right now in Pierce County that cost more than $2 million, and definitely count as opulent. $2 million 26813 153rd Street Ct E, Buckley, Washington
... WA - From Pierce County Library System: Bring a ready-to-print file and watch the magic of 3-D printing bring the file to life at Pierce County Library System's 3-D Print Shop. The free print shop sessions are offered January through March at Pierce County libraries, giving people the opportunity to use the ...
Governor Jay Inslee has ordered flags lowered across Washington state on Wednesday to honor Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel McCartney, who was ... The procession for Pierce County Deputy Daniel McCartney is set to begin at Joint Base Lewis-McChord at 11 a.m. and end at Pacific Lutheran ...
Crowds will gather Wednesday to bid farewell to fallen Pierce County sheriff's deputy Daniel McCartney. A procession with hundreds of law enforcement and fire vehicles will leave Joint Base Lewis-McChord about 11 a.m. and spend 45 minutes winding through the streets to Pacific Lutheran University.
A 28-year-old Olympia man and Washington state Patrol trooper was hospitalized Saturday night after his vehicle was struck head-on in Pierce County, according to the Washington State Patrol. The man was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, while the other driver, a 56-year-old Tacoma man, ...
Thomas Roper, 29, was arraigned Friday afternoon in Pierce County Superior Court on charges of attempting to elude police, escaping community custody, false reporting, ... Dispatchers announced what had happened, and a Washington state Patrol trooper spotted Roper's Honda and followed it.
In 2002, Daniel enlisted in the United States Navy where he was stationed on the Abraham Lincoln in Everett, WA. He worked as an electronics technician; was highly decorated and received numerous awards and commendations. During this time, Daniel reconnected with a friend from high school, Cierra ...
Granting unrivaled access to mountains, islands, beaches and forests, residents of Pierce County have a lifetime's worth of outdoor recreation waiting for them. Whether you only stay in town and explore the local parks, or head out on a road trip to Washington's national parks, we want to make sure you get ...
Pierce County sheriff's detectives didn't mince words when it came to the condition of the home where deputy Brandon McCartney was shot and killed. ... Washington has specific laws that address the issue of substance abuse by parents, and when children should be taken out of the home related to ...
Norovirus Sickens Hundreds In Pierce County Outbreak. University Place, WA - The El Toro restaurant in University Place was closed Wednesday after up to 10 people were sicked by norovirus after eating there. The closure follows an investigation of an outbreak at the Tacoma El Toro, where over ...
Tacoma, Wash. -- With police, firefighters and citizens lining the route, the body of slain Pierce County sheriff's deputy Daniel McCartney was escorted Tuesday afternoon from the county medical examiner's office to the Mountain View Funeral Home in Lakewood. It hasn't been disclosed yet where the ...
Seven people have died from influenza this season in the county, up from four last week. The season began Oct. 1. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has received 63 notifications of influenza-related hospitalizations. Of those cases, 71 percent tested positive for influenza A and the rest tested ...
PUYALLUP, WA - From Pierce County government: The Pierce County Executive's Office is accepting applications to fill one Ethics Commission position. ... Applicants must be registered to vote in the state of Washington, reside in Pierce County, and employed in or retired from the private or public sector.
A third suspect was arrested Tuesday morning after a Pierce County sheriff's deputy was shot responding to a robbery call Sunday near Spanaway. One suspect made his first appearance in court Tuesday and another was killed at the scene. A 52-year-old woman was arrested about 2:30 a.m. in East ...
a suspect is in custody after a sheriff's deputy in Washington state was shot and killed while responding to a 911 call late Sunday night, authorities said. Pierce County Deputy Daniel McCartney was shot just after 11:30 p.m. while responding to a call reporting a home intruder, a sheriff's office official said.
Three local Republican leaders have said they're in the running for chair of the Washington state Republican Party. Pierce County Republican Party chair Marty McClendon and state Republican Party executive director Caleb Heimlich, who is from Puyallup, have tossed their names in the ring along with ...
A Pierce County sheriff's deputy was killed after being shot responding to a robbery call Sunday near Spanaway. One suspect is expected in court Tuesday and another was killed at the scene. Deputy Daniel McCartney of Yelm was shot just after 11:30 p.m. while responding to a 911 call for an intruder ...
The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says employees at Tacoma Towing found the man's body Thursday afternoon inside the trunk of a silver Saturn sedan at the tow yard in Lakewood. Investigators believe the victim is a 49-year-old man from Roy. The car was privately towed to the lot from Tacoma ...
She pointed to races in Pierce County and the Olympic Peninsula as possible GOP pickups. "There is no question there is a lot of room for growth for the Republicans in this state," she said. Some other state Republican leaders praised Hutchison's leadership. "Susan took us from being completely broke to ...
Tacoma, Wash. - Three people have died in house fires in just the past week across Western Washington. A woman in Federal Way died last week, and a man in Spanaway and another man in Tacoma died this week when fires broke out in their homes. firefighters believe the cold weather could have ...
During the current flu season, there have been four flu deaths in Pierce County, five in King County and five in Snohomish County. But local health officials say by the end of March, that number could be much higher. "In a more severe season, closer to 400 people will die here in King County from influenza ...
Volunteers will be stationed at meal sites, day shelters, events such as Project homeless Connect. By News Desk, News Partner | Jan 3, 2018 9:01 am ET. 0. Volunteers For Homeless Count Needed: Pierce County. From Pierce County: Volunteers will be stationed at meal sites, day shelters, events such as Project ...
Conductor sues Amtrak for deadly derailment in Pierce County ... Seattle -- A conductor who was injured when a speeding Amtrak train flew off the tracks and onto a Washington state highway last month has filed a lawsuit against the ... The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Pierce County Superior Court.
A man who was critically injured in a Spanaway mobile home fire Tuesday died hours later. Officials have not yet identified the man, who was believed to be elderly. The fire in the 7600 block of 192nd Street East was reported shortly after 8 a.m. by someone walking by. Crews from Graham Fire & Rescue ...
Pierce County homeowners and others across the country rushed in recent weeks to figure out whether they could prepay their property taxes before the end of the year. The new ... But not in Pierce County or elsewhere in Washington state, Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer Mike Lonergan said. His office ...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Converting on third downs had been a sore spot at Penn State, so coach James Franklin made it a point of emphasis in spring ball and fall camp. The Nittany Lions kept working at it during the season and kept getting better, peaking at the perfect time. Trace McSorley threw for 342 ...
Seattle (AP) -- Whimpering in pain, bleeding from head injuries and dazed by the enormity of the crash, victims in the Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle begged 911 dispatchers for help and said "tons of people" had been hurt. Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound ...
Pierce County and City of Tacoma offices will be closed Christmas Day. ▫ Tacoma Solid Waste Management, Murrey's Disposal Co. and University Place Refuse and recycling will not collect garbage, recycling or yard waste on Christmas Day. Garbage collection will be one day later for the week. LeMay ...
Pierce County detectives are asking for help locating a Puyallup man who went missing over the weekend. Michael Kerns, 26, failed to show up Sunday for work at Joint Base ... The car has Washington license plates with the number BDF9144. "Kerns has no known medical conditions, no drug or alcohol ...
In July, an Amtrak Cascades train traveling from Eugene to Seattle derailed near Steilacoom, Washington. There were no serious injuries, but speed was a factor. Then this week, a Portland-bound Cascades train derailed at high-speed on a new bypass route that allows trains to avoid Steilacoom.


 

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