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Pierce County

Pierce County prosecutor, deputy sued in federal court

SEATTLE — A woman who was charged twice with child sex crimes in Pierce County and twice had those charges dismissed filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against the county prosecuting attorney and one of his deputies.

Date: 07/28/2015 | Northwest

Woman dies in Pierce County Jail

TACOMA — An inmate at the Pierce County Jail was found dead in her bunk a day after she was booked into the jail.The Tacoma News Tribune reported that authorities say 47-year-old Winona Taraya, of Ocean Park, was found dead about 8:30 a.m.

Date: 07/07/2015 | Northwest

Critics of Pierce County prosecutor file recall petition

TACOMA — Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist is the target of a recall campaign.The Tacoma News Tribune reported that critics of Lindquist filed a formal recall petition with the county auditor on Wednesday.

Date: 06/24/2015 | Northwest

Thurston County screening process aims to protect gophers

OLYMPIA — Thurston County officials have set up a screening process for developers in unincorporated areas designed to protect pocket gophers.

Date: 06/13/2015 | Northwest

Officers from 36 agencies to help police U.S. Open

TACOMA — About three dozen law enforcement agencies are helping provide security for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay.The Seattle Times reported that Pierce County is paying the security bill, which could top $2 million.

Date: 06/09/2015 | Northwest

Pierce County Superior Court judge to retire July 31

TACOMA — Pierce County Superior Court Judge Tom Larkin has announced that he will retire from the bench July 31.The Tacoma News Tribune reported that Larkin has served in Superior Court for 20 years after spending 10 years in the district court.

Date: 06/02/2015 | Northwest

Many absent from Pierce County schools; norovirus suspected

TACOMA — Schools across Pierce County are dealing an outbreak of what health officials believe is norovirus.

Date: 05/08/2015 | Northwest

Bonney Lake shooter had been served with protection order

BONNEY LAKE — Officials in Pierce County say the man who killed his wife before fatally shooting himself had been served a protection order hours earlier.

Date: 04/20/2015 | Northwest

Man dies in Pierce County Jail booking area

TACOMA — Pierce County authorities say a man died in the county jail’s booking area hours after officers say he appeared to ingest a white substance as he was being arrested.

Date: 03/04/2015 | Northwest

Noise complaint ends in fatal stabbing at Parkland apartment

PARKLAND — The Pierce County sheriff’s office says a dispute between neighbors over noise at a Parkland apartment building ended in the stabbing death of a 50-year-old man and the arrest of a 21-year-old man for investigation of murder.

Date: 02/24/2015 | Northwest

School bus cameras to snap photos of illegal passers in Pierce County

TACOMA — Video cameras on school buses will snap photos of drivers who pass school buses illegally in southeast Pierce County.

Date: 02/08/2015 | Northwest

Pierce County sheriff: Woman, boyfriend found dead

GRAHAM — Pierce County authorities say a woman and her boyfriend have been found dead and they say the woman may have fatally shot the man before killing herself.

Date: 01/27/2015 | Northwest

Pierce County launches study of ferry system

TACOMA — Pierce County is hoping to balance island needs with taxpayer burdens after conducting a new study of its ferry system.The News Tribune reported that the study will evaluate the ferry system’s financial stability and help the county plan for budget needs for the next 14 years.

Date: 01/18/2015 | Northwest

Pierce County wants sex predators sent back to home counties

TACOMA — State lawmakers from Pierce County have called for sex offenders treated and released from McNeil Island to be sent back to where they came from.

Date: 01/15/2015 | Northwest

Strippers sue Pierce County to stop release of IDs

SEATTLE — A group of strippers sued Pierce County on Tuesday, saying they don’t want officials to release their business licenses — and their real identities — under a public records request.

Date: 10/14/2014 | Northwest

Pierce County prosecutor appeals phone record case

TACOMA — The Pierce County prosecutor has asked the Washington Supreme Court to block disclosure of his telephone records.Two briefings were filed with the court last week, asking the justices to review a Sept. 9 ruling by the state Court of Appeals, The News Tribune reported.

Date: 10/12/2014 | Northwest

Funnel cloud prompts Pierce County tornado warning

ANDERSON ISLAND — The National Weather Service issued an emergency tornado warning Saturday afternoon for Pierce County, though a tornado did not develop.The News Tribune reports the warning was issued shortly after noon after a funnel-shaped cloud touched down near...

Date: 10/12/2014 | Northwest

Pierce County ME’s office says mother of 4 killed herself

SPANAWAY — The Pierce County medical examiner says a Spanaway, Washington, mother of four young children found dead in her home this week killed herself.

Date: 10/09/2014 | Northwest

Woman found dead at Spanaway home; 4 children OK

SPANAWAY — Pierce County deputies are investigating the death of a young mother whose body was found Tuesday at a home in Spanaway.Four children — ages 1, 3, 4 and 7 — were in the home where the woman was killed. The children are OK.

Date: 10/07/2014 | Northwest

Deputy finds 2 bodies in home south of Tacoma

TACOMA — A sheriff’s deputy found two bodies in a home in the Tacoma suburb of Fredericksonon  Sunday, and authorities have detained four people for questioning.

Date: 08/17/2014 | Northwest

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