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.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) _ Columbia Banking System Inc. (COLB) on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $57.5 million.
The Tacoma, Washington-based bank said it had earnings of 74 cents per share.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais and third base coach Manny Acta have both tested positive for COVID-19 and will be away from the team beginning with Wednesday’s game against the Texas Rangers.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners placed catcher Luis Torrens on the COVID-19 injured list on Tuesday.
Torrens is the second Seattle player to land on the virus list in recent days. Outfielder Mitch Hangier was placed on the COVID-19 list on Saturday after he tested positive.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of trying to hurt his children was shot in the shoulder after a Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy opened fire Friday night near Tacoma.
The sheriff's office said in a statement that the police shooting happened as police responded to a 911 call from a 10-year-old boy who reported that his father had been drinking inside an apartment and was trying to hit him and his 9-year-old brother.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Newly released FBI documents show the Sumner man who stole an airplane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 2018 seemed unsettled to his loved ones before the theft, which ended when he crashed the plane on Pierce County’s Ketron Island.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A charter school bus company that operates in Washington state has settled a complaint over safety violations with state regulators.
The Utilities and Transportation Commission announced a $198,000 settlement with Ohio-based First Student Inc.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners placed reliever Sergio Romo on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation.
The move was made retroactive to Tuesday, a day after Romo pitched a scoreless inning at Minnesota in his 800th major league appearance.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A detective sergeant is suing the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department in Tacoma, Washington, for alleged discrimination and retaliation against women.
Det. Sgt. Jessica Whitehead says she was punished for asking to avoid child violence investigations after the death of her stepdaughter, according to the lawsuit.
SEATTLE (AP) — A second defendant has pleaded guilty in federal court to a hate crime and making false statements in connection with a 2018 racially-motivated assault in the Seattle area.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury in Tacoma has awarded $8 million in damages to a woman hurt in the 2017 Amtrak train derailment that spilled passenger cars onto Interstate 5, killing three people.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former Port Angeles naturopathic physician was sentenced to eight months in prison and one year supervised release after being found guilty of selling products he claimed could prevent numerous serious diseases, including COVID-19.
PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) — A memorial for slain Pierce County deputy Dominique “Dom” Calata was underway Friday in Tacoma.
Calata, 35, was shot and killed last week during a SWAT operation in which Sgt.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials have released the name of a 37-year-old man police fatally shot near the Tacoma Mall last week.
Michael Mercado, of Ruston, died March 16 outside a residential building close to the west entrance of the mall, The News Tribune reported.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man who killed a 12-year-old girl in a Tacoma park in 1986 is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison.
Gary Hartman, 70, was found guilty Tuesday durung a bench trial of first-degree murder in the death of Michella Welch, The News Tribune reported.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County Council on Tuesday approved a settlement that will pay $4 million to the family of Manuel Ellis, a Black man killed by police two years ago as he pleaded for breath.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The family of Manuel Ellis, a Black man killed by police two years ago as he pleaded for breath, has reached a $4 million proposed settlement with one of the two government agencies it named in a wrongful death lawsuit.
SEATTLE (AP) — Longtime NFL journalist John Clayton died Friday following a short illness. He was 67.
The Seattle Seahawks announced the death for Clayton's family in a statement.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police shot and killed a man near the Tacoma Mall on Wednesday, authorities said.
Tacoma police said police made contact with an armed person at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and that police shot the person, KING-TV reported.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — One of two Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies wounded in an exchange of gunfire as they tried to arrest a man south of Tacoma, Washington, has died, authorities said Wednesday.
Dominique “Dom” Calata, 35, died following Tuesday's shootout in Spanaway, according to a statement from the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Two sheriff’s deputies were shot and wounded and a man was killed in an exchange of gunfire as the deputies tried to arrest the man south of Tacoma, Washington, authorities said.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The defendant in a Pierce County murder trial Monday threw an object toward prosecutors as the judge confirmed the man’s guilty verdict, prompting deputies to tackle and use a stun gun on him.
SEATTLE (AP) — A 21-year-old Seattle man pleaded guilty Monday to a terrorism-related charge after being arrested while trying to board a flight to join the Islamic State group.
Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams was arrested last June at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as he checked in for a flight to Cairo.
SEATTLE (AP) — Teachers who lacked proper accreditation taught at charter schools in Seattle and Tacoma, in violation of state rules, a Washington state audit has found.
SEATTLE (AP) — A 38-year-old SeaTac, Washington, man was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court to 25 years in prison for four federal felonies related to child sexual abuse.
The Seattle Times reports Brandan L.
SEATTLE (AP) — A woman who torched five Seattle police cars during a tumultuous protest that heralded a summer of unrest after George Floyd's murder in 2020 was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A top Democrat in the Washington Legislature is pulling support of a proposed tax on fuel exported from the state’s five refineries that has been criticized by neighboring states.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma Police shot and killed an armed robbery suspect late Thursday night at a Marriott Hotel.
Police were called to the hotel on Commerce Street around 10:45 p.m. Thursday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state regulators found more than 600 safety and procedural violations by school bus carrier First Student in the past two years, dozens of which persisted for years after company officials were warned of the infractions.
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma police officer shot and seriously wounded a man in Lakewood while trying to arrest him for investigation of first-degree murder.
The News Tribune reports the man shot by police was taken to a hospital for treatment, according to a news release from the Pierce County Force Investigation Team.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The death of a woman found in a Tacoma homeless encampment has been ruled a homicide, police said.
Tacoma Police said Monday in a statement that the woman has been identified as 35-year-old Syretta Brown.
SEATTLE (AP) — A metallurgist in Washington state was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and a $50,000 fine Monday after she spent decades faking the results of strength tests on steel that was being used to make U.S.
SEATTLE (AP) — The FBI has boosted a reward to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted in a slaying in Washington state nearly two decades ago.
Authorities in Pierce County said Liban Abdulkadir Sheikh shot Ricky Sinclair six times in Lakewood, near Tacoma, in November 2002 to punish Sinclair for intervening in a domestic disturbance involving Shiekh's friend.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma man who beat a pregnant woman and mother of four to death at their home last year was sentenced to prison Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court.
Ian Sweeney was sentenced to 16 years, five months in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Stephanie Chaipis, The News Tribune reported.