TACOMA — The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the mother who was fatally shot in front of her 5-year-old daughter outside their home.
Date: 01/19/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — Burn bans for Snohomish and Pierce counties were lifted at noon on Saturday.The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency says there are no bans in effect in its jurisdiction. Officials expect pollution spikes Saturday night but they should not trigger burn bans through Sunday evening.
Date: 01/09/2016 | Local News
TACOMA — Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has fought for years to keep a text message he wrote to an employee confidential, arguing that it was a personal communication not related to the work of his office. But the employee disagrees and has revealed its contents in a letter to the...
Date: 01/07/2016 | Northwest
SEATTLE — Burn bans have been called in Pierce and Snohomish counties until air quality improves.The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a stage two burn ban for Greater Pierce County, and a stage one burn ban for Snohomish County and Darrington, effective 1 p.m. Friday.
Date: 01/01/2016 | Northwest
TACOMA — Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputies say they’ve arrested a man for the fatal stabbing of a woman in her home in July.KCPQ-TV reported that the 32-year-old suspect has been booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.
Date: 12/01/2015 | Northwest
TACOMA — An embattled Pierce County prosecutor is the subject of a new $6.5 million damage complaint filed with the ounty’s risk management division.
Date: 11/10/2015 | Northwest
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD — A 13-year-old boy who was shot in the face last week at a military base in Washington state has died, and his 17-year-old friend remains in juvenile detention, police said Monday.
Date: 10/26/2015 | Northwest
TACOMA — Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist retaliated against employees and urged “no good deals” for a group of defense attorneys who were critical of him, according to an investigation into whistleblower complaints.
Date: 10/24/2015 | Northwest
TACOMA — A ban on wood stoves begins Thursday in a county south of Seattle that the Environmental Protection Agency says has some of dirtiest air in the nation.KING TV reported the ban on certain wood stoves affects parts of Pierce County including Tacoma, Puyallup and Lakewood.
Date: 09/30/2015 | Northwest
TACOMA — The state Public Disclosure Commission says all people who want to make financial contributions to support a recall of the Pierce County prosecutor won’t be able to be anonymous, even if they work in Mark Lindquist’s office.
Date: 09/25/2015 | Northwest
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — The Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office says it won’t file any charges after a group of Pierce County lawyers held a raucous party last month.
Date: 09/20/2015 | Northwest
TACOMA — Pierce County officials say they’re still tallying their bills after hosting the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay, but they expect they’ll at least break even.
Date: 09/20/2015 | Northwest
FREDRICKSON — A trapped worker has been rescued from a rail car full of sand in Fredrickson in Pierce County.The News Tribune reported that the man was buried up to his chest in the rail car.
Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest
TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors have charged a Puyallup mother of a missing newborn with custodial interference. She’s accused of fleeing with her son to avoid turning him over to state custody.
Date: 08/18/2015 | Northwest
SPANAWAY — Pierce County prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old man with manslaughter in the accidental shooting death of his friend.
Date: 08/17/2015 | Northwest
OLYMPIA — A man awaiting trial on animal cruelty charges in Thurston County has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting minors in Pierce County.
Date: 08/11/2015 | Northwest
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
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
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
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
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
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
TACOMA — Schools across Pierce County are dealing an outbreak of what health officials believe is norovirus.
Date: 05/08/2015 | Northwest
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
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
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
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