Tacoma, WA


16-year-old driver shot and killed in Tacoma identified

TACOMA, Wash — The Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office identified the 16-year-old shot and killed in Tacoma last month as Wyatt Owens. The medical examiner released his identity on Thursday along with the cause and manner of his death ruling that his death was a homicide. On the evening...
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WSP: 4-car crash in Tacoma caused by driver who didn't defrost their windshield

TACOMA, Wash. - Troopers say Thursday morning's four-car pileup on Interstate-5 in Tacoma was caused by a driver who did not properly defrost their windshield. According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), just after 8:00 a.m., troopers arrived to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on the ramp from S 56th St. to northbound I-5 at milepost 130.

Tacoma Developing New Housing Policy

With its population poised to grow by more than 127,000 people in the next two decades, Tacoma, Washington is taking steps to boost affordable housing in the city. Writing in The Urbanist, Kevin Le outlines the city’s Home in Tacoma (HIT) proposal, which would change zoning rules to permit more ‘missing middle’ and other more affordable housing types. The plan has faced backlash from some residents, organized under the banner “Don’t Seattle My Tacoma,” who worry about the affordability of new housing, the loss of street parking, and other typical concerns.

Woman injured in shooting at a Parkland encampment

PARKLAND, Wash. — The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is investigating after a woman was shot Wednesday night at an encampment along the off-ramp of eastbound State Route 512 to State Route 7 in Parkland. The WSP responded to the scene just before 9:15 p.m. Wednesday. According to WSP Trooper...

A 20-year old passenger dies in a single car accident on I705 / SR509 ramp in Tacoma Around

Tacoma - At 1:21 PM, February 1, 2023, Washington State Patrol were called to the scene of a fatal collision on the ramp of SR509 and I705 in Tacoma. Johiadia Sealley, a 24-year old, male from Tacoma was driving his vehicle Southbound on SR509 approaching I705 Northbound, when he entered the ramp and left the roadway, striking the barrier. His passenger, a 20- year old, Jalisa Paden, was found deceased at the scene. The other passenger in the vehicle, 20-year old, Abraham Rodriguez, was unharmed.

1 person shot in Lakewood robbery, police searching for shooter

LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Pierce County deputies are investigating a robbery that resulted in someone getting shot in a 7-11 parking lot. Around 1:21 p.m., deputies received a call reporting that someone had been shot near a 7-11 located at 10649 108th Ave SW. Deputies say that two people were...
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$200,000 Available to Women and Minority-Owned Businesses Through

TACOMA, Wash. – As part of the Washington Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center’s ongoing support to women and minority-owned businesses, applications for the “Achieve More” Grants are being accepted now through March 19, 2023, 11:59 PM. “With the diverse perspectives they bring to the...

Tacoma man causes explosion while siphoning gas

TACOMA, WA — A 30-year-old man in Tacoma, Washington had stolen a vehicle, however, it was low on gas. He stopped at a random home and tried to siphon gas from a vehicle parked there while smoking a cigarette. An ember sparked the gas and started a fire. The man was able to get away, however, the vehicle he was trying to get the gas from exploded, totaling the car and damaging the siding on the home. The man fled in another stolen vehicle with a female driver. The police had an image of the guy from a surveillance camera, and with help from the public, they closed in on him. He was arrested in a stolen vehicle, a different one than the one that ran out of gas.

Applicants Sought for Open Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority Board Positions

The Tacoma City Council has announced that it is looking to fill five volunteer positions on the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority Board. Applications must be submitted by the end of the day on Feb. 7. The open positions are: one contractor or housing-development representative with experience in housing development or...