Larry Johnston shares his family's home movies of Ivan the gorilla from the 1960s. Check out Ivan as a baby. The world-famous gorilla lived with the Johnstons for three years, until he was 60 pounds and proved too big and powerful to remain in the home. He was moved to Tacoma's B&I shopping center, where he lived from 1967 to 1994. Ivan died in August 2012 at Zoo Atlanta.
Dean J. KoepflerIvan footage courtesy of Larry Johnston
Young Ivan the gorilla featured in home movies
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Son suspected of killing 77-year-old mother makes court appearance
Man in court for stabbing to death an ex-girlfriend's friend
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Transforming Tacoma's Prairie Line into a linear park
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"This development … will turn an underutilized City of Tacoma parking lot into a thriving community for approximately 300 people, with 34 affordable units and ground-level retail amenities," says mayor Marilyn Strickland.
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A suspect vandalized a Pierce County courtroom Oct. 2, trashing a judicial assistant's desk before being tackled by a county corrections deputy, according to the Sheriff's Department. They released the video on social media noting the man's outburst was a "bad idea."
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This week the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission approved a 50,000 dollar grant that will help fund safety upgrades at Tacoma’s McCarver Street rail crossing in Old Town. Tacoma Public Works director Kurtis Kingsolver says he expects some of the work to be completed by Thanksgiving.