Pierce County Newswire

Pierce County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Pierce County, WA.

Results 1 - 20 of 609 in Pierce County, WA

  1. Game of tags: Vandals target public property as fast as state can cover it upRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Snoqualmie Valley Record

    ... of the cleanup happens in the areas that produce the complaints, the bigger cities in our corridor, south to Pierce County and north to the Canadian border. Smaller cities, like those in the Valley, don't generate a lot of reports. "We mainly see ...

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  2. BNSF Railway whistleblower awarded $1.25 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Columbian

    ... lot, and then had him arrested and charged with assault. Elliott spent two days in jail but was acquitted in Pierce County court. The railroad used the incident to justify his dismissal. Evidence also showed that BNSF officials in Washington ...

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  3. Paying the bill for U.S. Open at Chambers BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Seattle Times

    ... car-rental-tax revenues created millions of dollars in windfalls for local counties and cities. So why would Pierce County not invite the USGA back? Because Pierce County was almost forced to go it alone. Pierce County had to take the liability risk ...

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  4. Railroad whistle-blower awarded $1.25MRead the original story

    Yesterday | Seattle Times

    ... lot, and then had him arrested and charged with assault. Elliott spent two days in jail but was acquitted in Pierce County court. The railroad used the incident to justify his dismissal. Evidence also showed that BNSF officials in Washington ...

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  5. 'Crappy' solution to soil shortage: U.S. Open human wasteRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | KOMO News

    Tens of thousands of visitors to the U.S. Open earlier this month are expected to solve a soil shortfall in Pierce County when their human waste is transformed into a popular potting mix, officials said. The city-produced nutrient-rich soil ran out around Memorial Day.

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  6. Supervisor who allegedly misused money for homeless veterans is firedRead the original story

    Monday Jun 29 | Stars and Stripes

    For five years, Clyde Drury III ran the Pierce County Veterans Bureau, in charge of an annual budget as high as $800,000 intended to help homeless veterans. Since December, the former Air Force senior master sergeant insisted the government checks he was taking every month to a friend were going to help down-and-out vets.

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  7. Seattle Environmentalists' Bold Plan To Reduce Air Pollution by Up To 0.5%, Ten Years From NowRead the original story

    Monday Jun 29 | Washington Policy Center

    ... of Climate Solutions had this to say about the need for an LCFS: "This is about air quality, in places like Pierce County, and Seattle." The Lung Association has a video claiming "That's why we need a clean fuel standard. Less air pollution means ...

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  8. Sheriff: Burglars find woman dead, steal her identityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Bellingham Herald

    Two men accused of finding a Washington woman's body when they burglarized her home, then hiding the body and assuming her identity, have been arrested, a Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says. The two men were arrested for investigation of multiple counts of theft and identity theft, KOMO-TV of Seattle reported.

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  9. Pierce County, Washington, sheriff: Burglars find woman dead, hide body, steal her identityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Fox News

    Two men accused of finding a Washington woman's body when they burglarized her home, then hiding the body and assuming her identity, have been arrested, a Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says. The two men were arrested for investigation of multiple counts of theft and identity theft, KOMO-TV of Seattle reported.

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  10. Man who caused fatal crash gets 16 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The Columbian

    ... legal limit, nearly four hours after the crash. There also was evidence he'd used marijuana before the crash, Pierce County Deputy Prosecutor Tim Jones wrote in charging papers. "This is a particularly horrible example of why drunk driving is so ...

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  11. Sheriff: Burglary suspects find woman's body, assume her identityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Two men are under arrest after they allegedly assumed the identity of a dead woman whose body they found while burglarizing her home, sheriff's officials said Friday. Ed Troyer of the Pierce County Sheriff's Office said the episode began when the two men snuck into a home in Graham, south of Puyallup.

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  12. US Open donates 70,000 pounds of leftover food to food banksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | KXLY-TV Spokane

    Pierce County food banks and are bursting with food such as honey-baked hams and tri-tip steaks after the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay donated roughly 70,000 pounds of leftovers. The News Tribune of Tacoma reports that pallets of food were trucked Tuesday to Lakewood to the warehouse of the Emergency Food Network, the Pierce County nonprofit that distributes goods to local food banks and shelters.

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  13. Pierce County woman pleads for help finding runaway horseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Seattle Times

    A Pierce County woman is asking riders, hikers and campers to help him find her find her horse after it ran off into the woods several days ago and hasn't been seen since. KCPQ-TV reports that Judy Johnston's 15-year-old Arabian horse took off up a hill in Elbe Hills State Forest.

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  14. US Open donates 70,000 pounds of leftover food to food banksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Seattle Times

    Pierce County food banks and are bursting with food such as honey-baked hams and tri-tip steaks after the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay donated roughly 70,000 pounds of leftovers. The News Tribune of Tacoma reports that pallets of food were trucked Tuesday to Lakewood to the warehouse of the Emergency Food Network, the Pierce County nonprofit that distributes goods to local food banks and shelters.

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  15. Officials hope for light rail to Everett, feedback sought through July 8Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Mukilteo Tribune

    Sound Transit is moving forward to bring a light rail line to Everett in the next few decades. Right now, it's looking for input on where it should go.

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  16. Man charged in murder of missing Enumclaw woman, Nicole White | Pierce County ProsecutorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Covington Reporter

    Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged a Graham man in the murder of Nicole White, 28, who was missing for more than two weeks. Jonathan Daniel Harris, 29, is charged with murder in the second degree and is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in room 270 of the County-City Building in Tacoma.

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  17. Murder charges filed against man accused of killing Orting womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | KOMO News

    A man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Pierce County woman whose body was found in a remote wooded area near Lake Kapowsin Saturday. The victim, 28-year-old Nicole White, of Orting, disappeared more than two weeks ago under suspicious circumstances and police have believed all along that she was the victim of foul play.

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  18. State employees receive temporary layoff noticesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | KREM-TV Spokane

    ... State employees are not the only people facing layoffs. Up to 40 employees at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department have been told they will be laid off in the event of a shutdown. The impacted positions include the staff at the STD/HIV program ...

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  19. Accused Pierce County storage facility burglar arrested, chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | KOMO News

    Police believe they've nabbed the man responsible for at least one of the recent string of storage facility burglaries in Pierce County. Tyler Mitchell was arrested early Saturday morning outside of a Puyallup storage facility.

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  20. Missing Washington mom's body found wrapped in tarp in woodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | New York Daily News

    ... was later jailed on an unrelated weapons charge and remained a person of interest on Monday, according to a Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman. "They had a couple of beers," Jeepers owner Kathy Simonson told Q13 Fox News . "They were not intoxicated. ...

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