Tacoma, WAKOMO News

One driver killed in collision on SR 167

TACOMA, Wash. – All lanes of southbound SR 167 are temporarily blocked Friday because of a collision involving two cars and a semi truck. Washington State Patrol says a pickup truck rear ended a passenger car in the right lane, the passenger car then rolled into the right ditch and the truck continued straight, hitting the back of the semi-truck.
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Pickup truck driver killed in crash near Sumner

SUMNER, Wash. — A pickup truck driver died Friday afternoon in a crash near Sumner, troopers said. At about 2 p.m., police responded to the crash on south State Route 167 at State Route 410. Washington State Patrol Trooper Robert Reyer said a pickup truck hit a car, the car...
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Federal Way, WAfederalwaymirror.com

Shopping cart protests cost FW taxpayers thousands of dollars

About 41 shopping carts, filled with garbage and items from a nearby homeless encampment, lined S. 320th Street on Sunday. Dozens of carts were placed on the public sidewalk in a show of trash cleaning and shopping cart return efforts by Federal Way residents. Resident David Zumwalt recently created the...
Vancouver, WAColumbian

Magazine: Vancouver’s Donut Nook has best doughnuts in the state

Seattle may have the Seahawks, Amazon and grunge music, but it doesn’t have the best doughnut shop in Washington — at least according to Food & Wine Magazine. Earlier this year, Food & Wine Magazine listed Vancouver’s Donut Nook as the best place to get doughnuts in Washington. “The day...
Seattle, WAThe Stranger

SEATTLE RECALLS SAWANT: Recollections of the Embattled Council Member

Someone spotted her crossing the street. Another person saw her shopping at a grocery store. It turns out Seattle can easily recall this embattled council member. The recall campaign against Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, the only socialist on the council, could appear on District 3 ballots if over 10,000 people sign a petition to remove her from office. Both the recall campaign and the campaign against the recall have raised over $500,000. That means the campaigns have been busy stuffing District 3 mailboxes with flyers and creating canvasser minefields outside the light rail stations and the Trader Joe's on Madison.
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Inslee: 1,500 workers will track, trace virus by mid-May

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday evening the state will not be able to lift many of the stay-at-home restrictions implemented to fight the coronavirus by May 4 — the date through which the current directive is currently in place — but he hopes health modeling in the coming days will allow resumption of some activities.
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3 Charged in Death of Seattle Woman Who Disappeared on Vacation in Texas

Three people have been indicted in the murder of a Seattle woman who went missing in October while vacationing in Dallas. Charles Anthony Beltran, 32, Nina Tamar Marano, 49, and Lisa Jo Dykes, 58, each face a murder charge in connection with Marisela Botello-Valadez's death, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office said in a press release Wednesday.
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Searchers recover body of father who drowned in Lake Washington

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Search crews have recovered the body of a man who drowned Wednesday in Lake Washington while trying to rescue his young son, police say. The man's body was found resting near the bottom of the lake, about 100 feet below the water's surface, by a remotely operated vehicle. The body was then brought to shore late Thursday afternoon and turned over to the King County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.
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Rescuers pull man from Lake Tapps

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — Divers with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office pulled a man from Lake Tapps on Friday afternoon. Before 3:30 p.m., crews were called to North Lake Tapps Park for a possible drowning. First responders immediately found the man, in his late 20s, and he was taken to...
Kent, WAkentreporter.com

Auburn man charged with murder of girlfriend in Kent hotel | Update

A 36-year-old Auburn man faces a second-degree murder charge for allegedly beating his girlfriend to death in a Kent hotel during an incident that took Kent Police 52 minutes to respond to the initial 911 call. At about 10:56 a.m. on Monday, June 14, a member of hotel security at...
Seattle, WAKOMO News

Car hit by object through windshield on I-5 near I-90 interchange

SEATTLE - A car heading north on Interstate 5 was hit with an object that shattered the windshield overnight near the I-90 interchange, the Washington State Patrol reports. It was the latest in a series of incidents in which vehicles have been struck by rocks and other objects while traveling on Seattle freeways in the same area, shattering their windshields and injuring the vehicles' occupants in some cases. The objects were believed to be thrown from freeway overpasses.
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First 'Murder Hornet' of 2021 Has Been Found in The US, And It's in a New Area

A giant 'murder hornet' has just been found in a new part of the United States.  The dead insect was discovered in a county of Washington state just north of Seattle by a member of the public in early June. DNA testing has since confirmed it is an Asian giant hornet, or Vespa mandarinia. Because the corpse was exceptionally dry, experts think it's been dead for a while, and is most likely a remnant from last season. Being male - which don't tend to emerge until July or later - boosts the case for it being an older specimen. At the time,...
Pierce County, WAKOMO News

Swimmer rescued from Lake Tapps

LAKE TAPPS, Wash. – The Pierce County Sheriff Marine Services Unit and the Pierce County Metro Dive Team responded to a possible drowning at North Lake Tapps Park Friday afternoon. Rescuers say they found the man, who is in his late 20's. He was transported to the hospital.
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Complaints prompted investigations into Ed Troyer's professional conduct in 2015

Six years ago, before Ed Troyer was elected sheriff in Pierce County, he was the subject of two internal affairs investigations over complaints about his professional conduct. One complaint, from a retired Pierce County sheriff’s deputy, accused Troyer of ethical violations after he was seen drinking alcohol at a Tacoma bar where he had driven and concealed his patrol vehicle. The other alleged that Troyer, then the department's public information officer, misused his power by sending a private message on social media that the complainant interpreted as a threat.