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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.

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Suspect in Auburn bank robbery killed self, autopsy finds

A 31-year-old Auburn man who police believe held up a KeyBank branch Sept. 21 and shot at an officer later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police and medical examiners. The man shot himself in the head, King County medical examiners determined, and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he died later that day.

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Child abuse charges against mom detail whipping, beatings and porn

Natashia Britt, 28, is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail after pleading not guilty to several criminal charges relating to abusing her three children. Prosecutors allege she made them watch homemade pornographic videos, whipped them daily with electrical cords and punished them for not shoplifting the proper beverage.

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Puyallup burglar caught in act, in attic, police say

Puyallup police arrested a burglary suspect Sunday afternoon in the attic of the downtown business they say he ransacked, spokesman Scott Engle said. The 42-year-old man was arrested about 2:30 p.m. in the 300 block of East Pioneer with the assistance of K-9 officer Marshall, Engle said.

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Father of man killed during robbery at Tacoma motel talks about sentences for son's killers

Richard Young talks about his son, 41-year-old Kevin Young, who was fatally shot during a robbery at Tacoma's King Oscar Motel in 2014. He also talks about the sentences for two of the four people sentenced for his son's death.
Alexis Krell akrell@thenewstribune.com
Father of man killed during robbery at Tacoma motel talks about sentences for son's killers 0:27

Father of man killed during robbery at Tacoma motel talks about sentences for son's killers

Homeless man found dead in Parkland; suspect arrested 0:43

Homeless man found dead in Parkland; suspect arrested

'I miss the one thing that completes my every day,' says wife of shooting victim 1:47

'I miss the one thing that completes my every day,' says wife of shooting victim

Tacoma Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool talks about massage parlor busts 1:57

Tacoma Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool talks about massage parlor busts