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Dry weather induces early Pierce County burn ban
An unusually dry first five months sparked an early burn ban this year. The Pierce County Fire Marshal, in partnership with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association, announced the ban Tuesday. It took effect at 8 a.m. today, June 7, until further notice because of current and predicted dry weather conditions.
Pierce County issues burn ban after unseasonably dry weather. Here’s what to know
Nearly all of Washington state is set up “for an increased risk of above-normal fire activity from July through September,” the Weather Service said.
Found alive: How a 10-year-old girl survived 24 hours alone in the Washington woods
CLE ELUM, Wash. - A 10-year-old girl who had been reported missing on Sunday afternoon, was found alive in the Cle Elum River Valley on Monday. The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office led a massive search and rescue operation, which involved multiple agencies and volunteers from across the region. Shunghla Mashwani,...
5 arrested, charged for trying to access Tacoma power vault for 911 communication tower
Two defendants were recently employed by a Parkland scrap metal recycling company, according to pretrial services reports.
Did you see the orange flag flying over the Tacoma Dome? Here’s what it was about
The flag flew from May 23 through June 4.
Man dies after being trapped inside as fire completely engulfs two-story house near Spanaway
Central Pierce Fire and Rescue said arriving crews found the two-story home fully engulfed in flames.
They rioted at Pierce County’s juvenile detention center. Now they face felony charges
No one was hurt in the riot. Officials estimated damage to the facility to be $35,000.
Driver flees wreck on SR-167 near Puyallup after causing 3-car crash, troopers say
The Tuesday night wreck partially closed the highway for more than five hours, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Five Firefighters Injured When Roof Collapses on Them in Pierce County
Five Tacoma firefighters were injured Monday night when a ceiling collapsed on them during an apartment fire. Two residents were also injured, according to the Tacoma Fire Department. The ...
Shots fired at siblings driving on 38th Avenue
A 17-year-old woman and her 23-year-old brother told police they had been shot at while driving on 38th Avenue in Gig Harbor at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6. Nobody was injured in the incident, which took place on 38th between Hunt and 56th streets. Interviews with the victims and...
Why Bright Orange Strips Are Coming to Washington State Highways
Here Is Why Washington DOT Is Adding Orange Strips To WA Highways. The Washington State Department of Transportation is starting a new program on the highways in Washington State and they are hoping you'll take notice. New Bright Orange Strips On The Highway Serve A Purpose In Washington State. You...
Brush fire closes East Pierce County roads. ‘A large emergency response’ remains
Firefighters asked drivers to avoid the area.
Roy Pioneer Rodeo Draws In Sold Out Crowds During Busy Weekend
Thousands of people flocked to the Roy Pioneer Rodeo grounds over the weekend to watch cowboys and cowgirls compete during the 62nd iteration of the annual event. Nearly 100 competitors were
Pierce County deputies help wrangle two animals after they escape enclosure
“No two days are the same here, and you really never know what you’re going to see!” said the Sheriff’s Department.
Police investigate reports of suspects shooting at cars in Gig Harbor
GIG HARBOR, Wash. - Police are investigating after two people were shot at while they were driving down a Gig Harbor road Tuesday night. According to the Gig Harbor Police Department (GHPD), at around 9:30 p.m., officers responded to several reports of shots being fired near 38th Ave. and Hunt St. Soon after a 17-year-old girl called 911 saying she and her older brother were shot at.
A Sumner favorite: The Buttered Biscuit returns 6 months after destructive fire
SUMNER, Wash. — It's a Tuesday morning and The Buttered Biscuit is jammed with happy and hungry customers ordering the classics like the Don't Be A Chicken, a 12 oz. chicken fried steak double-loaded with gravy. The happiest person here is the owner, Tamara Haskins. "It's just going along...
20-year-old man killed in Auburn shooting
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim of a shooting on May 30 in Auburn that resulted in the death of a 20-year-old man. According to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, Fabian Gonzalez, 20, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. The medical examiner’s office marked Gonzalez’s death as a homicide.
Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Dangerous Levels of Cancer-Causing Pollutants in 5-Mile ‘Contamination Zone’ Around Seattle-Tacoma Airport
A Washington-based law firm is bringing a class action lawsuit against the Port of Seattle, as well as Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines, alleging that 300,000 people are living in a five-mile radius ‘Contamination Zone’ around Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Attorneys from Hagens Berman claim that levels of...
Deadly fire in Pierce County leaves man in 50's dead
PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — A fire in Pierce County has left a man believed to be in his 50’s dead. Central Pierce Fire & Rescue and Graham Fire & Rescue were dispatched at 6:55 a.m. to a fire at a two-story home on 199th Street Court East, between Spanaway and Elk Plain. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home fully engulfed in flames. 12 units responded to the fire.
Cellphone, landline, internet outages reported in East Pierce County. Here’s what we know
“Please do not call 911 to test the system,” the fire agency’s post said.
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