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  • Lawmakers seek to change how and where sex offenders are released

    TACOMA — Keeping track of convicted, registered sex offenders in Pierce County is no small task — there are more than 2,500 of them living across the county. “A Level 1 (sex offender), we have to knock on their door and verify they`re living at their registered address once a year. Level 2, we have to knock on their door once every six months and a Level 3, we have to knock on their door once every three months,” Pierce […]

  • Lakewood man charged with attempted luring of young children

    LAKEWOOD — “It was extremely scary. I almost started to cry because my mom wasn`t there and I started to get worried and then the guy tried to take me away,” 12-year-old Kail Findlay said. It is the kind of fear no child should know. Fortunately, Kail knew what to do last Friday when police say he was approached by 59-year-old Patrick Huber in front of Woodbrook Middle School. “He says come with me and I said, no, I`m waiting […]

  • Cops crack down on Drunken drivers on Super Sunday

    SEATTLE — On Super Bowl Sunday the celebrations started early and so did the drinking. During the game and afterward at bars all over Seattle bar managers and employees are keeping a close eye out for those who may have had too much to drink. Joe Piano owns The Hawks Nest next to Century Link Field He`s concerned about drunk driving, so he`s hired extra security to keep an eye out and dial a cab or Uber for Hawks fans […]

  • A stinky problem in South Everett has neighbors fuming

    SOUTH EVERETT — It’s something you don’t expect to see behind businesses in your neighborhood. “Trash being left to pile up and being picked through by rodents and birds and we’re frankly tired of it,” neighbor DeAnna Britt said. Behind this small strip mall, at Evergreen Way and west Marilyn, where you’d usually expect to see a dumpster, there is nothing but trash bags — dozens of them, piled up, leaking, and neighbors say at times the smell can be […]

  • After thief stole girl’s ’12’ spirit, community helps turn family’s home into Seahawks shrine

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — It was a crime that left a little, autistic Lake Stevens girl devastated. Someone stole her Seahawks flags — and her spirit — right from her front porch. But what the neighbors did afterwards mended her broken heart — and more. Seven-year-old Maribrooke probably has a better Seahawks house than most 12s and she’s got some really cool Hawks memorabilia, too. “The 12th Man flag signed by Russell Wilson. That was pretty cool. Some guy came […]

  • Pierce County couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

    NEAR GRAHAM, Wash. — Pierce County sheriff’s detectives believe a woman shot dead her live-in boyfriend while he was sleeping in their home near Graham Tuesday and then drove their truck to a church in Tacoma, where she shot and killed herself. A family member made the initial, gruesome discovery just before 3 p.m. Tuesday in the home in the Eastwood Park neighborhood near Graham. The man was dead in his bed, with a gunshot wound to the head. “I’m […]

  • Man shot to death at Federal Way apartment complex identified as 19-year-old from Auburn

    FEDERAL WAY — Police on Friday identified the man found shot to death Thursday night at the Crystal Point Apartments in Federal Way as 19-year-old Erik Raul Reynaga of Auburn. The apartment complex is in the 35600 block of 25th Avenue Southwest in Federal Way. Police said the victim was found in the parking lot outside the apartment complex, and that there is no suspect information. Police said they received the first 911 call at 7:56 p.m. Thursday. When officers […]

  • Seattle police searching for three identity theft, fraud suspects

    SEATTLE — This story serves as a reminder to all that crimes like pick-pocketing and purse-snatching can happen anywhere, at any time, and it only takes a few seconds before your ID, cash and credit cards are gone. Police say a couple, caught on surveillance video walking into a West Seattle Target store, weren’t there to shop; they were there to try to use a credit stolen just a few minutes before. It happened last month at the Japonessa Restaurant […]

  • Gunfire in downtown Seattle leaves two injured

    SEATTLE — It was 8:15 Wednesday night at 3rd and Pine when shots rang out on the busy street corner. “I was walking from McDonald’s. I came out and there was a group of black men and they started shooting toward this way about six seven shots and it was unreal like crazy, I don’t know. Like it was not something I want to experience again. apparently two guys got shot and it’s scary like this happening downtown; it`s not […]

  • Police looking for 13-year-old girl who’s been missing since Friday: ‘Grave concern for her safety’

    SEATTLE — Last Friday, Genel Perkins and her daughter Eliana had a milestone moment. “That was the first day I actually let her take the Metro bus by herself,” the missing girl’s mom said. Eliana boarded the Number 8 Metro bus at 23rd and Jackson at 8:20 that morning. “She wanted to go on her own and she wanted me to trust her to go on her own and to come back on her own so I just told her […]

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