TACOMA -- A Pierce County ordinance that would block licensed marijuana operations is likely to be challenged court.Tacoma lawyer Jay Berneburg told The News Tribune that he believes the measure will be struck down.
Date: 12/15/2013 | Northwest
FOX ISLAND — A search dog used to locate disaster victims has helped firefighters recover the body of a doctor who was trapped with his 8-year-old daughter when fire raced through their Fox Island, Wash., home.Gig Harbor Fire...
Date: 12/06/2013 | Northwest
SPANAWAY -- A Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says a man is dead and a sheriff's deputy has been wounded after shots were fired at a commercial storage unit in Spanaway. Deputies responded to the site after reports that a man was making threats.
Date: 12/03/2013 | Northwest
FOX ISLAND -- The Pierce County sheriff's office is investigating a death on Fox Island as a homicide.Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer told The News Tribune that a man's body was found in a ditch Thursday morning by an employee of the nearby Fox Island Grocery.
Date: 11/21/2013 | Northwest
FREDERICKSON -- At Boeing's Pierce County manufacturing facility, its massive skin and spar and composite manufacturing plant at Frederickson, it was business as usual Friday, two days after union machinists roundly rejected a proposed Boeing eight-year labor contract.The...
Date: 11/16/2013 | Business
TACOMA -- Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says his office is considering possible negligence or recklessness charges against the owner of two pit bull dogs that fatally attacked a 65-year-old woman in Spanaway.
Date: 11/07/2013 | Northwest
TACOMA -- The Pierce County prosecutor says two Lakewood, Wash., police officers were justified in fatally shooting a 28-year-old man who lunged at them with what turned out to be a realistic toy replica handgun.
Date: 10/03/2013 | Northwest
TACOMA -- The Washington Health Department has closed a number of Pierce County beaches to recreational shellfish harvesting after high levels of paralytic shellfish poison were found in samples.The News Tribune said the closure was announced Thursday.
Date: 09/19/2013 | Northwest
GRAHAM -- The Pierce County medical examiner's office says a man found dead Wednesday in a house fire at Graham had been killed by sharp force injuries to his head and neck.The News Tribune reported that the death of 55-year-old Douglas Erhardt of Graham was a homicide.
Date: 07/27/2013 | Northwest
TACOMA -- The practice of temporarily "parking" the mentally ill in hospital emergency rooms without treatment violates state and federal law, Pierce County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Nelson ruled in a decision that could affect how mental patients are treated across the state.
Date: 05/21/2013 | Northwest
TACOMA -- Pierce County plans to ask other local governments and public agencies to help cover the cost of security for the U.S. Open in June 2015 at Chambers Bay Golf Course.
Date: 05/13/2013 | Northwest
TACOMA -- Booth Gardner, a two-term Democratic governor who later in life spearheaded a campaign that made Washington the second state in the country to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill, has died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 76.Gardner...
Date: 03/16/2013 | Northwest
TACOMA -- Law enforcement officers in Pierce County say an undercover sting in which local officers and federal agents ran a "chop shop" of their own for stolen cars has put a dent in vehicle theft.
Date: 03/06/2013 | Northwest
TACOMA -- Pierce County has agreed to pay $1.65 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the family of a Fircrest man who was hit by a sheriff's patrol car.
Date: 01/09/2013 | Northwest
TACOMA -- The Pierce County prosecutor has filed an arson charge against a 32-year-old woman accused of starting a fire in her home with her four children inside.Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said the woman suspected her husband was cheating and burned some of his possessions.
Date: 01/03/2013 | Northwest
A burn ban in Snohomish and Pierce counties was put into effect at 5 p.m. todayby the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
Date: 12/29/2012 | Local News