SEATTLE (AP) — A former Nigerian government official was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for stealing more than $500,000 in pandemic relief benefits in the United States.
Abidemi Rufai was wearing a $10,000 watch and $35,000 gold chain when he was arrested at JFK International Airport in New York on his way to Nigeria in May 2021.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez, a leading candidate for the AL Rookie of the Year award, was put on the 10-day injured list Friday because of a lower back strain.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A judge sentenced two Washington state men to more than two decades in prison Friday in the murder of a housemate in 2018.
Bobbie Anson Pease and Jeremy Jay Warren took 34-year-old Jessica Shaunti Jackson into some woods on federal property just outside Joint Base Lewis-McChord after giving her a ride to a convenience store.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Julio Rodríguez doubled and scored before leaving with lower back tightness, and the Seattle Mariners overcame the loss of the rookie center fielder to beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 on Thursday and avoid a three-game sweep.
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man tracked down his stolen car using GPS and then shot the suspected thief after the man pointed a gun at him.
The vehicle was stolen in Tacoma and the owner was able to track it to Federal Way, KOMO-TV reported Saturday.
DETROIT (AP) — Abraham Toro hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Wednesday night for their fifth win in six games.
Toro, recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday, had two hits and Eugenio Suarez also hit a two-run homer for the Mariners.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former staff sergeant stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Tuesday pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, Washington, to charges related to traveling to a foreign country with the intent to engage in child sex crimes.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The man wanted in connection with the killing of an Olalla couple was arrested Sunday night in Tacoma, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.
Shaun D. Rose was arrested by Tacoma police at a gas station around 8 p.m.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners reinstated All-Star center fielder Julio Rodríguez and catcher Curt Casali from the 10-day injured list on Thursday ahead of a lengthy road trip.
Rodríguez has been sidelined since getting hit on the wrist by a pitch in Houston on July 30.
BEND, Ore. (AP) — The parents of a 9-year-old child who died skiing at Mt. Bachelor ski area in central Oregon last year have filed a $49 million wrongful death lawsuit against the resort and its parent company, Powdr Corp.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals acquired left-hander Anthony Misiewicz from the Seattle Mariners for cash considerations Monday.
The 27-year-old Misiewicz, who will be added to the Royals' 40-man roster and optioned to Triple-A Omaha, appeared in 17 games for Seattle this season with a 4.61 ERA.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) _ TrueBlue Inc. (TBI) on Monday reported profit of $24 million in its second quarter.
The Tacoma, Washington-based company said it had profit of 72 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 82 cents per share.
SEATTLE (AP) — Justin Upton is a free agent again.
The Seattle Mariners optioned Upton to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, and the veteran refused the assignment and chose to become a free agent for the second time this season.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) _ Columbia Banking System Inc. (COLB) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $58.8 million.
The Tacoma, Washington-based bank said it had earnings of 75 cents per share.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney has decided against charging officers after they drove a patrol unit through a crowd and injured at least two in January 2021.
Officers responded to complaints of street racers, KOMO-TV reported.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man accused of assaulting a woman at Olympic National Park and ranting about an impending revolution pleaded guilty Wednesday to interfering with a government communication system.
SEATTLE (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday made two more nominations for the federal bench in western Washington state: Seattle lawyers Jamal Whitehead and Kymberly Evanson.
Whitehead is a civil litigator with the firm Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, where he focuses on workplace discrimination and unfair labor practices.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Republican Pierce County Council candidate Josh Harris will not be charged with any crimes following a shooting in which Harris fired at a man driving a vehicle at him in Tacoma.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma police announced Thursday that two 17-year-old boys have been arrested in connection with the death of a girl who was shot while inside a vehicle.
The first teen suspect, who was not identified, is expected to be booked on suspicion of first-degree murder, police said.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl was shot and killed Wednesday while riding in a car in Tacoma, Washington, police said.
The Tacoma Police Department said on Twitter at about 1 p.m.
SEATTLE (AP) — A 40-year-old Tacoma woman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud involving a scheme to defraud friends and acquaintances out of more than $600,000.
Sabrina Taylor admitted to lying about her health, employment status, and education to steal money from people who had offered to help her, said U.S.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The sheriff of Pierce County, Washington, was ordered to post $100,000 bail while he awaits trial on false-reporting charges related to his controversial confrontation last year with a Black newspaper carrier.
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they will recommend no more than 27 months in prison for a Washington state woman who defrauded friends and acquaintances of more than $600,000 by falsely telling them she needed money for tuition, multiple sclerosis treatment and other causes.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Eight people were wounded in a shooting after a music event and five people were shot, one fatally, in separate incidents in Tacoma, Washington, over the weekend.
Tacoma Police spokesperson Wendy Haddow said in a statement that at 12:45 a.m.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former employee of Washington state’s Employment Security Department pleaded guilty to three federal felonies for exploiting his employment for personal enrichment and fraudulently distributing at least $360,000 in pandemic-related unemployment benefits, prosecutors said.
SEATTLE (AP) — Relievers Sergio Romo and and Roenis Elías were cut Monday by the struggling Seattle Mariners to make room for reliever Ken Giles and infielder Kevin Padlo.
Romo and Elías were designated for assignment, Giles was activated from the 60-day injured list and Padlo was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Attorney General’s office is seeking to require Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer to post bail of $10,000 as a condition of continued release as he awaits trial on charges of false reporting.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say three members of a Puyallup, Washington, family have been charged with a series of misdemeanors for their role in the Jan. 6 insurrection.
The Seattle Times reports the charges include counts of destruction of government property, disorderly conduct and participating in acts of violence in the U.S.
SEATTLE (AP) — The rain that fell on the Seattle area Thursday was so much that records for the date were set across all six climate-reporting sites in the region, the National Weather Service of Seattle said.
SEATTLE (AP) — A person’s race and ethnicity must be taken into account when deciding whether they were free to leave an encounter with police, the Washington Supreme Court said Thursday in its latest decision seeking to counteract bias in the justice system.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An anti-harassment order has been issued against a sheriff in western Washington, requiring him to stay away from a Black newspaper carrier who is suing him over a confrontation last year.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State trooper sustained minor injuries when he was struck by a vehicle while investigating a collision Sunday in Pierce County, authorities said.
Trooper Pedro Martos, 25, was standing at the scene of the collision on State Route 512 at about 3:15 a.m.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The police department in Tacoma, Washington, will hand over the investigation into a May 30 shooting involving Republican Pierce County Council candidate Josh Harris after the county prosecutor raised concerns to about potential conflicts of interest.
SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder after a plumber called to the man's home south of Tacoma was shot and killed on Monday.
Jacques Dothard, 55, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and five counts of unlawful position of a firearm on Wednesday in the incident that left Tom Lorezca dead, KING 5 reported.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An attorney representing a Black newspaper carrier who is suing Pierce County and Sheriff Ed Troyer has filed a temporary anti-harassment protection order against the sheriff.
The order, filed by attorney Vonda Sargent, went into effect Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — The struggling Seattle Mariners made a few roster moves before Sunday’s series finale against the Boston Red Sox.
They placed second baseman Abraham Toro on the 15-day injured list with a sprained left shoulder and designated outfielder Steven Souza Jr.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has overturned a decision to grant parole to man who killed three tavern workers during a robbery in 1980.
Timothy Pauley was 21 when he and associate Scott Carl Smith robbed the Barn Door Tavern near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after closing time, using extension cords to tie up three women and two men who were cleaning up.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Nine people held at the Northwest ICE Processing Center in Tacoma have joined in a hunger strike to protest what they say are unclean conditions amid worries about a COVID spread.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered a King County man to serve 16 years in prison after he was convicted of beating and bludgeoning to death a Northern California woman who traveled to the Seattle area and was engaged in an intimate relationship with the married suspect.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians acquired right-hander Yohan Ramirez on Monday from the Seattle Mariners on Monday for cash or a player to be named.
The 27-year-old Ramirez, who made seven appearances for the Mariners this season, was immediately optioned to Triple-A Columbus.
NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Mariners reliever Erik Swanson was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday with right elbow inflammation, leaving the team without one of its top arms in the bullpen.
Swanson has a 1.29 ERA over 13 appearances, with 21 strikeouts and only one walk in 14 innings — by far the most success he's enjoyed in four major league seasons, all with Seattle.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Ford has learned to travel light — and quickly.
Since the start of the season, the 29-year-old first baseman has played for Tacoma, San Francisco and Sacramento. Traded from Seattle to the Giants on April 30, he was dealt back to the Mariners on Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rather than make his Citi Field debut against the team that traded him, Jarred Kelenic was demoted to Triple-A Tacoma by the Seattle Mariners on Friday after the team arrived in New York for a weekend series against the Mets.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Pierce County deputy shot and wounded a 19-year-old man Thursday who was driving a vehicle wanted in an armed carjacking and robberies, authorities said.
The man was shot near Frederickson after he fled from a traffic stop, The News Tribune reported.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Two men were killed in separate overnight shootings in Tacoma, police said Sunday morning.
Both incidents are being investigated as homicides, adding to a running tally that puts the city and Pierce County on pace for the highest recorded number of killings in recent history, The News Tribune reported.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are calling up top pitching prospect George Kirby to take the fifth spot in the rotation and he'll make his major league debut on Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Kirby will take the spot of Matt Brash after he was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners optioned young right-handed starter Matt Brash to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, with the plan to transition him to a bullpen role for the rest of the season.
Seattle manager Scott Servais said the team thinks Brash can best contribute on the big league club from the bullpen this year.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former Nigerian government official arrested in connection with massive fraud against Washington state’s pandemic relief efforts plead guilty Tuesday in federal court, prosecutors said.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) _ TrueBlue Inc. (TBI) on Monday reported net income of $10.5 million in its first quarter.
The Tacoma, Washington-based company said it had net income of 30 cents per share.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man convicted of shooting to death his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in Tacoma was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Andrew Pointer was sentenced Friday in Pierce County Superior Court for the 2019 death of Lawrence Jeffries, 38, The News Tribune reported.