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A Tacoma pharmacist traded pilfered pills for prostitutes, the state Department of Health found before suspending his credential this week. David Pruett diverted up to 8,000 oxycodone pills in 2017 from the pharmacy at which he worked, then told Lakewood police in December that he traded some of them ...
Dr. Frank Li, medical director of Seattle Pain Centers, attached this photo of himself to his 2008 application for a medical license in Washington state. ... Li's pain center clinics — in Seattle, Renton, Everett, Tacoma, Olympia, Spokane, Poulsbo and Vancouver– served thousands of patients, and the abrupt ...

In Tacoma, the Washington Department of Transportation reduced the eastbound SR 16 ramp to I-5 north to a single lane Thursday. The one lane will be in place until this fall while crews can finish an HOV lane project. Tacoma drivers are familiar with the longtime construction congested area. Washington ...
“We're excited to be joining the Tacoma community,” said Renee Rank Ignacio, McMenamins' marketing director. “We don't have any new information to share right now but as you've seen, construction is definitely in process and everyday things are changing as they start the rehab.” For more information ...
The City of Tacoma released a Request for Information and Qualifications last week to gather feedback from private and public organizations interested in partnering with local public telecommunications provider, Click! Network. The city is working with CTC Technology & Energy, a consulting firm, ...
Seattle cop in the weeds: After getting busted for smuggling hundreds of pounds of weed from Washington state to Baltimore. Alex Chapackdee is a 16-year department veteran. He was supposedly just helping out his brother-in-law with the drug smuggling operation. We all know how hard it is to please the ...

Yesterday, the GEO Group, one of the world's largest for-profit prison companies, decided to push back against attempts in the the American Northwest to limit their immigrant detention operations, filing suit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington against the City of Tacoma, Washington.
Activists will hold a "March for Our Lives" on Saturday in Tacoma to protest gun violence and call for safer schools. A rally is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at ... Other rallies will be held in Washington, D.C., Seattle and cities and towns across the nation. The national march's website says 838 marches, ...
Smothers said Huntingdon police and the Carroll County Sheriff's Department went into the residence and safely recovered Calli Savannah Smith, a 17-year-old girl who's been missing from the Tacoma area since Feb. 12. Smith is currently listed as missing on the National Center for Missing and Exploited ...
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2016 file photo, cars are parked near an entrance to the Tacoma Mall in Tacoma, Wash. A Washington state teenager who was pulled from her bicycle in the mall parking lot in 2014 and shocked with a stun gun by an off-duty police officer working security was awarded $500,000 in ...
The teen thrown to the ground by an off-duty Tacoma police officer working security at the Tacoma Mall and her brother were awarded more than half a million dollars Thursday in federal court. Monique Tillman and brother Eric Branch sued Officer Jared Williams and the city of Tacoma in U.S. District Court ...
It was the Puyallup Tribe linking arms with De-Escalate Washington that led to achieving this historic event, with the Tribal Council unanimous in voting .... with the ACLU, along with all the members of the De-Escalate WA leadership team and Law Enforcement leadership from WASPC, WACOPS, and FOP.
The Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County celebrated the South Sound's innovators at its 40th Annual Meeting on March 8, 2018 at the ... The EDB is part of the Governor's Choose Washington Council, which brings together players from government, business, labor, and economic ...
The drug has been illegal in Washington state since 2011. It garnered headlines in recent years in a series of accidents nationwide, and as outbreaks were reported in major cities like New York City, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas. In 2015, NFL Draft prospect Robert Nkemdiche fell out of his Atlanta hotel ...
Tacoma is one of 11 United States cities that State Farm will award $4 million total in grants. The grant Tacoma was awarded was for $215,000. The funds will go toward improving Tacoma's two Financial Opportunity Centers, supported by Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and adding a third.
As the spring tourism season looms, members of Washington State's congressional delegation called on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Monday to deploy five temporary passenger screening canine teams to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac). In a letter to TSA ...
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Four Western Washington Gastroenterology practices — Digestive Health Specialists, Gastroenterology Associates, Northwest Gastroenterology, and Overlake Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology — merged to form Washington Gastroenterology. Together, the practices employ more than 40 board certified ...
Officers have surrounded a Tacoma motel where a man with a rifle reportedly threatened to shoot people Monday morning. March 19, 2018, at ... Tacoma Police Officer Loretta Cool says officers are trying to make contact with the male suspect who is believed to be in one of the motel rooms. The motel has ...
TACOMA, Wash. – A 19-year-old man admitted to detectives that he shot and killed a cab driver in Tacoma while he was trying to rob him last week, according to documents filed in Pierce County Superior Court on Monday. Eddie Lamont Hogan was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree ...
TACOMA, Wash. – A man has been arrested in Thursday morning's killing of a taxi driver in Tacoma, police spokesperson Loretta Cool confirmed. The man is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the killing of Robert “Big Dave” Crall. Q13 News isn't naming the suspect ...
Tacoma Police wrote: “It was subsequently determined that the suspect in the homicide matches the description of a similar suspect possibly responsible for other violent crimes in the area, wherein the suspect has been armed with a handgun. Citizens are asked to be vigilant of the suspect and to report ...
All lanes were blocked Thursday night for a crash on SB I-5 near 48th Street S. in Tacoma. Washington State Patrol officials said the crash involved a car that struck a pedestrian. Officials told KIRO 7 a suspect being pursued by police jumped over a fence and ran onto I-5 during the pursuit, where that ...
Tammy Crall and her son, David Crall, met KIRO 7 at one of their homes in Tacoma. Overcome with emotion at their loss, both the mother and son made their plea to the public to help find the shooter. "He was robbed and shot and killed ... doing his job. That's what happened as far as we know.” David said ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of killing his parents east of Tacoma was shot by police while officers were attempting to arrest him. Authorities say the 21-year-old man was treated for a gunshot wound to his shoulder and booked into jail on suspicion of two counts of murder.
Tuesday's National Walkout Day protest had special meaning for Foss High School students in Tacoma. A student was shot and killed in the hallway of their school 11 years ago. "My cousin went here during that time and it was scary. My family was scared. Everyone was scared," said 17-year-old Issabella ...
A pair of undefeated Jr. lightweight prospects will square off in the main event of Brian Halquist Productions' 115th 'Battle at the Boat' this Saturday at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. In an evenly matched fight with important implications for both fighters, Giovanni Cabrera-Mioletti (10-0, ...
We are saddened and disheartened to share that there was an attempted robbery at a Girl Scout booth site in Tacoma this evening. We are grateful that no one was harmed, although of course they are shaken. The attempt was unsuccessful and was a very quick interaction, thankfully. Girl Scouts of Western Washington was ...
Police are searching for two men that attempted to rob a Girl Scout booth Saturday evening. "We are grateful that no one was harmed, although of course they are shaken," the Girl Scouts of Western Washington posted on Facebook. Tacoma Police says the two men are described as white males in their ...
TACOMA, Wash. -- Montrell Tormel Red, 23, was charged Friday with three counts of vehicular homicide and failure to remain at an injury accident after a deadly collision on I-5 early Thursday morning. “Marijuana is legal in Washington, but not when you're driving,” Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist ...
A disabled SUV, being assisted by a State Trooper, accidentally crashed into a building and broke a gas line in Tacoma Tuesday night, March 6, 2018. (Photo: ... “He was trying to get her off the road into a safe location and unfortunately this is the result,” said Sgt. Corey Kingman with Washington State Patrol. The crash ...
TACOMA, Wash. - A crash involving two logging trucks on Interstate 5 has sent one driver to the hospital with serious injuries, emergency officials said. ... into the first one, causing logs from the front truck to smash completely through the cab of the second truck, said Trooper Brooke Bova of the Washington State Patrol.
TACOMA, WA – Two logging trucks crashed in Tacoma Thursday morning, snarling traffic for several hours. Two lanes of I-5 were closed, backing up traffic for ... Tacoma Fire says that the logs from one of the trucks went through the cab of the other truck. The driver of one of the trucks was rushed to the ...
A Tacoma man was shot while working in his shed Wednesday morning, and police believe his wife pulled the trigger. Officers were called to the 2400 block of South 52nd Street just before 9 a.m. and found a 57-year-old man suffering from two gunshot wounds. He was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center ...
A Tacoma high school went on lockdown Monday after one shot was fired inside the boy's bathroom at Oakland Alternative High School. ... Over the weekend, two Tacoma students – a 12-year-old and a 15-year-old – were arrested for making online shooting threats to Truman Middle School and Lincoln ...
A Tacoma high school is on lockdown after a gunshot was fired inside a restroom Monday morning, according to police. No one was injured by the gunshot ... the newspaper reports. Oakland, an alternative high school, has 250 to 300 students ages 14 to 21, according to the Tacoma School District website.
In Lake Washington, only about 1 in 10 students come from low-income homes. In Tacoma, more than half of students live in poverty. So why will Lake Washington schools get more money than Tacoma schools under the state's new education budget?
Nora Taylor, 80, was a child battling polio when Graham made two visits to Tacoma in the mid-1940s. She said Graham was instrumental in helping get medical treatment, wheelchairs and braces for thousands of Western Washington children battling polio. She says Graham changed her life. Taylor went ...
Dry, sweet, or somewhere in between, a good cider is hard to beat. Tacoma residents soon will have the chance to try different varieties of local ciders straight from the tap with the arrival of a new Locust Cider taproom, coming soon to historic 6th Avenue. Locust plans to begin construction on their new ...
1 Two more days of sunshine and optimism for the Mariners in Peoria, Arizona, followed by six months of the usual gray mediocrity in Seattle. 2 Yet another Nor'easter paralyzes East Coast with heavy snow, canceled flights, tornado warnings and an impending sense of the apocalypse.
The City of Tacoma's Community and Economic Development Department has issued a Request for Proposals for the purchase and development of a 10.6 acre plot of city-owned land near the Tacoma Dome. The land will be used for “destination entertainment retail.” The minimum bid is listed at $8 million.
According to a recent RentCafe survey, one of Tacoma's zip codes is among the fastest gentrifying areas in America. The survey compared data from the 2000 ... values have gone up over 700 percent. Other rapidly gentrifying cities include Houston, Brooklyn, St. Louis, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. ...
White nationalist propaganda was found at two Tacoma colleges Monday morning and immediately removed by campus staff. Posters and business cards for Patriot Front were found on the Tacoma Community College campus while stickers for Identity Evropa were found on the University of Washington ...
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 ... of Pierce County. He's a former Tacoma City Council member and former director of the Tacoma Rescue Mission.
A nearly 4-year-old cannabis retail operation in Tacoma has been closed down because it had an unpaid state tax bill of $1.4 million. The Washington state Liquor and Cannabis Board revoked the business license of Rainier on Pine and also seized all cannabis products at the shop, The News Tribune ...
The female motorcyclist and a man in a car stopped in the left lane of the freeway after a dispute on the road, the Washington State Patrol said. Witnesses said the incident became physical and ended when the woman shot the man.
Airlines For America filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Tacoma on Tuesday. The organization said at least six other states — Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Vermont — and 30 cities have paid sick leave laws. "Airlines cannot operate their nationwide systems properly if ...
A 46-year-old truck driver went into cardiac arrest Wednesday on an Oregon highway, drove into the opposing lane of traffic and crashed into a car, Oregon State Police said. Dwayne Kemp of Tacoma, Washington was pronounced dead at Providence Hospital in Newberg, OSP said. The crashed happened at about 6 a.m. ...
A Tacoma-born girl forged a bond with a resource officer at her high school after sharing her story while job shadowing. The 19-year-old girl, Shalon Franklin, had been biking 14 miles to and from Kentlake High School each day. She even made the trip in “rainy, pretty cloudy conditions,” Shalon said.
Washington State Patrol is asking for help finding the men who pulled off a diamond heist that unfolded like a movie scene on Tuesday afternoon. Troopers responded to what they thought was an attempted carjacking at about 3:45 p.m. near westbound state Route 520 and Interstate 5. The victim was ...


 

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