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JBLM continues HIMARS testing

The Army continued its testing of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System on Wednesday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Four series of tests took place Wednesday, with each test seeing three rockets fired, the same as Tuesday’s tests. A single series of test firings is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday.

Crime

Lakebay teen pleads guilty to raping girl, recording assault and putting it online

A 17-year-old Lakebay boy pleaded guilty Wednesday to the sexual assault in March of a then-15-year-old girl whose attack was recorded and put on the internet. Morgan James Cayo, who turns 18 on Saturday, pleaded guilty as an adult in Pierce County Superior Court to one count of third-degree rape and two counts of second-degree assault. Judge Edmund Murphy is to sentence Cayo on Nov. 4.

National

Ex-attorney accused in bizarre kidnap case to plead guilty

The bizarre saga of a Vallejo, Calif., kidnapping-for-ransom case, in which police initially accused the victims of carrying out an elaborate hoax, will take a major step toward a resolution Thursday when the accused abductor pleads guilty in a Sacramento federal courtroom, attorneys said.

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Suspicious pumpkin forces evacuation of Washington State Patrol Parkland office

A suspicious package discovered Wednesday morning at the Washington State Patrol headquarters in Parkland turned out to be not-so-scary after all.
Dean J. Koepfler dkoepfler@thenewstribune.com
Suspicious pumpkin forces evacuation of Washington State Patrol Parkland office 1:56

Suspicious pumpkin forces evacuation of Washington State Patrol Parkland office

Rocket test rattles nerves on Nisqually Reservation 2:18

Rocket test rattles nerves on Nisqually Reservation

Trump supporters gathered in Lakewood to watch the first debate 1:13

Trump supporters gathered in Lakewood to watch the first debate

Democrats have fun with Hillary & Donald at The Grand Cinema 3:20

Democrats have fun with Hillary & Donald at The Grand Cinema