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  • Human skull found by mushroom pickers in wooded area in eastern Pierce County

    TACOMA, Wash. — A human skull was found by mushroom pickers in a wooded area off  Forest Service road 50 in the Greenwater area, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday. The skull was covered in moss and appears to have been there for “a long period of time,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s Det. Ed Troyer. “At this point, it’s a Who Done It? We don’t know if it’s a missing person, a victim of a homicide or a suicide […]

  • Heavy rain moves into area after strong winds knock down trees, power lines (PHOTOS)

    SEATTLE — Tens of thousands of people were without power Wednesday and Wednesday as trees and tree limbs came down during high winds. Officials say over 54,000 customers were without power at one point as a wind and rain storm blew through Western Washington. The National Weather Service in Seattle on Wednesday issued high wind warnings on the coast and north of Seattle from Everett to Bellingham while wind advisories were issued from Seattle to south of Centralia. The weather […]

  • UW student sexually assaulted in dorm room, UW Police say

    SEATTLE — A University of Washington student was sexually assaulted in her dorm room on Monday afternoon, the UW Police Department said Wednesday. The attack occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Monday in a residence hall on the northeast area of campus, the UW Police said in a news release. “The victim said she didn’t realize the suspect was behind her when she opened the door to her room,” police said. “The man followed her into her room, where the assault […]

  • Sex offender Curtis Sell pleads guilty to naked burglaries in Lakewood

    UPDATE — October 18, 2017 Curtis Sell pleaded guilty today to 1 count of residential burglary with sexual motivation – and 2 counts of residential burglary.  He will be sentenced on December 15th.  The standard sentencing range is 53-84 months, plus 18 months added for the sexual motivation. CAPTURED IN PIERCE COUNTY Aug. 22, 2017 —  Lakewood police officers arrested a sex offender who they suspect is the naked man entering people’s homes and burglarizing some of them. Police said they […]

  • Police: 19-year-old family member confesses to drowning 6-year-old Lynnwood boy

    A 19-year-old man admitted to drowning a 6-year-old Lynnwood boy with autism in the child's apartment and disposed of his body in a dumpster outside, the  Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

  • ‘Potent storm on its way’: Strong winds to slam into Western Washington on Wednesday

    SEATTLE — The second of our three consecutive storm systems moves into Western Washington on Wednesday, with strong winds and heavy rain. The wind starts at the beach during the morning hours and will make it into the Seattle metro area by mid-morning, Q13 Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley said. Gusts at the coast and the Bellingham area will jump to 50 mph. Gusts for the metro area, including Everett and Tacoma, will have gusts up to 35 mph. “There will […]

  • Bat broken off, briefly stolen from The Kid’s statue outside Safeco Field

    SEATTLE — The statue of Mariners icon Ken Griffey Jr. had only been standing outside Safeco Field for six months — and then someone stole The Kid’s bat. As if the Mariners season hadn’t been tough enough on the team’s fans. Mariners spokeswoman Rebecca Hale said the bat was taken at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. “The man was quickly arrested and is in police custody,” she said, adding, “The Mariners have the broken bat.” Hale said the team has already […]

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    City of Tacoma urges residents to prepare for heavy rain, says free sandbag supplies available

    TACOMA, Wash. — The city of Tacoma urged residents to prepare for the first heavy rainfall of season by cleaning leaves away from storm drains and said free sandbag supplies will be handed out while they last. The National Weather Service has issued a heavy rainfall outlook for Western Washington starting the evening of Monday, Oct. 16, and extending through the weekend, the city said in a news release. During a heavy rain event, the city of Tacoma’s stormwater system […]

  • 46-year-old man fatally stabbed in East Pierce County; suspect taken into custody

    TACOMA, Wash. — A 46-year-old man was fatally stabbed in East Pierce County Monday, said Pierce County Sheriff’s Det. Ed Troyer. The violence occurred when the victim and a 30-year-old woman went to the suspect’s home at 12010 115th Ave. Ct. E to retrieve some of the woman’s property, the sheriff’s department said. Preliminary information indicates the suspect, a 51-year-old man, struck the woman with a pickax handle and stabbed the victim. The man who was stabbed was transported to […]

  • 11-year-old boy reported missing in Bellevue has been found and is safe, police say

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Bellevue police said Monday night that an 11-year-old boy who was reported missing has been found and is safe. Police say Harmin Kim was  last seen near the State Patrol office in Bellevue. Kim is 4-foot-6 and 80 pounds, and was last seen wearing a blue hoodie, blue jeans, and a green backpack. Bellevue Police have requested the assistance of the King County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue unit.