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Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:30PM
Josh Powell told his oldest son he had a “big surprise” for him moments before he attacked his two boys with a hatchet and started a fire that killed them all.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:33PM
A dogwood tree will be planted Saturday at Carson Elementary School in remembrance of Charlie and Braden Powell.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:33PM
Pierce County sheriff’s investigators have roped off part of a Graham recycling center after receiving a tip that Josh Powell threw some paper away there before he ignited a deadly house fire Sunday.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:15PM
Associated Ministries will hold a Moment of Blessing ceremony next week at the what’s left of the home where the two Powell brothers were killed.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:33PM
State Sen. Pam Roach, a frequent critic of the Department of Social and Health Services, asked DSHS today what Utah police told the agency about the Powell children’s welfare before their deaths.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:36PM
Pierce County sheriff’s detectives confiscated the cellphone of Josh Powell’s sister after she refused to give them emails and a voicemail he left for her before he killed his sons Sunday, newly filed court records show.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:33PM
A notoriously anti-gay church plans to picket Saturday’s funeral for Charlie and Braden Powell and will be counterprotested by Occupy Seattle.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:33PM
Highlights of the 911 log detailing the police and fire response to Josh Powell's home on Sunday:
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:33PM
Listening to the 911 tapes now, after we know what was about to happen at Josh Powell’s house, the 911 call takers seem agonizingly dense and rude.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:36PM
The time and place of the funeral service for the two Powell boys killed Sunday in a house fire have been changed because of an overwhelming response from the community.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:36PM
A couple saying they are an aunt and uncle of Josh Powell released a statement Tuesday night, several media outlets reported.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:36PM
A search warrant affidavit filed in Pierce County Superior Court on Tuesday showed Josh Powell withdrew $7,000 from a South Hill bank branch Saturday.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:33PM
She could hear a boy crying inside the house. She rang the doorbell. She begged Josh Powell to let her in. He ignored her.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:36PM
Husband. Antisocial. Father. Awkward. Person of Interest. Erratic. Loving. Controlling. Abusive. All are words that have been used to describe Josh Powell, 36, but there is only one that will forever be associated with his name.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:36PM
On Sunday, just hours after the deaths of Charlie and Braden Powell and their father, several news media outlets were reporting that one of the children had made a drawing depicting a family outing that indicated their mother, Susan Cox Powell, was in the trunk of a vehicle.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:37PM
A search warrant affidavit filed in Pierce County Superior Court on Tuesday showed Josh Powell withdrew $7,000 from a South Hill bank branch Saturday.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:37PM
A memorial fund has been set up in memory of Charlie, 7, and Braden, 5, who were killed by their father Sunday afternoon. The money will assist with funeral costs.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:37PM
Community members around Carson Elementary School have started to hang purple ribbons in honor of the two Powell brothers who were killed Sunday in a violent house fire.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:37PM
A funeral service for the two Powell brothers who were killed Sunday in a violent house fire has been set for Saturday in Puyallup.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:37PM
‘There but for the grace of God,” is a conventional and charitable attitude toward people who get in trouble with the law. The idea is that good guys and bad guys share a common humanity that the good guys do well to ack-nowledge.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:37PM
The woman who took Charlie and Braden Powell on their last drive was a visitation supervisor who worked for Foster Care Resource Network, one of hundreds of businesses that contract with the state to provide social services.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:37PM
Josh Powell put some thought into killing his sons. In the days leading up to Sunday, he gave away the toys and books he kept for the two boys at his Graham-area house and stopped somewhere to fill two 5-gallon cans with gasoline, authorities said Monday.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:37PM
On Sunday, just hours after the deaths of Charlies and Braden Powell and their father, several media outlets were reporting that one of the children had made a drawing depicting a family outing that indicated their mother, Susan Cox Powell, was in the trunk of a vehicle.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:37PM
Charlie Powell wanted a duck pond. And bugs. Lots of bugs. His grandparents, Chuck and Judy Cox, wanted a place for the rainwater to flow on their wooded South Hill property. They were in the midst of fulfilling the little boy’s wish – and their own – by building a storm water retention pond.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:37PM
The woman who took Charlie and Braden Powell on their last drive was a visitation supervisor who worked for Foster Care Resource Network, one of hundreds of businesses that contract with the state to provide social services.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:37PM
Chuck Cox, father of Susan Cox Powell and grandfather of Charlie and Braden Powell, said he was worried what might happen if the boys had been living with their father Josh Powell full time.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:40PM
Timeline of the Susan Cox Powell case.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:40PM
At Carson Elementary School in Puyallup, where 7-year-old Charlie Powell was a first-grader, candles, stuffed animals and other symbols of a school in mourning surrounded a sign near the front entrance.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:40PM
Investigators searching through the rubble of Josh Powell's home found two five-gallon gas cans, including one near the bodies. Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer also said Powell had sent emails to family members and his pastor, some notes including instructions of what to do with his estate.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:40PM
Here are a couple of Facebook groups set up for Susan Cox Powell and her sons.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:40PM
The Eastside Neighborhood Advisory Council of Tacoma will host a candlelight vigil tonight for Susan Cox Powell and her two sons.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:40PM
One by one, they added to the growing memorial.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:40PM
Susan Cox graduated in 2000 from Rogers High School in Puyallup and married Josh Powell about nine months later. The two had met at church. They later moved to Utah and had two children: Charlie and Braden.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:40PM
As late as last week, Josh Powell was fighting for custody of his two boys and planning a future with them.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:40PM
One by one, they added to the growing memorial. About 50 people gathered Sunday night at Carson Elementary School in Puyallup for a vigil to remember Charlie and Braden Powell. Charlie was in first grade at the school. Braden had yet to start school.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:40PM
The man who gave life to 7-year-old Charlie Powell and his 5-year-old brother Braden apparently took it away Sunday in a fiery blast that left behind only charred walls at a Graham-area home.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:40PM
As late as last week, Josh Powell was fighting for custody of his two boys and planning a future with them.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:46PM
According to Pierce County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Ed Troyer, emails are being received from Josh Powell’s email account. “We are getting emails from him,” Troyer said. “They lead us to believe that this is intentional, this is planned.”
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:40PM
Three bodies have been found in the Graham-area home where Josh Powell was living and where he was to have a supervised visit with his children today, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said this afternoon.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:46PM
Josh Powell suffered a setback in his quest to get his kids back Wednesday when a Pierce County judge said she wouldn’t consider returning the boys to him until he underwent a psycho-sexual evaluation.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:48PM
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Police this year conducted public searches for any sign of Susan Cox Powell, using cadaver dogs to search the vast desert around Topaz Mountain in Utah and rappelling into scores of mine shafts near Ely, Nev.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:48PM
The husband of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell has asked a Pierce County Superior Court judge to move his sons to a neutral caretaker, contending his missing wife’s parents are turning their two sons against him and have even encouraged the boys to call him “Josh” rather than “Daddy.”
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:49PM
This week marks the second anniversary of the disappearance of Puyllup native Susan Cox Powell from her Utah home. In updating the case, The Salt Lake Tribune is asking a key question: What happens if her body is never found?
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:51PM
Friends and family today observed the 30th birthday of Susan Cox Powell, a Utah mother who mysteriously vanished in December 2009.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:51PM
SPOKANE – Susan Cox Powell’s father-in-law once was accused of inappropriately discussing sex with children and keeping pornography in his home against the wishes of his wife, according to court documents.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:51PM
Wednesday was a brutal day in court for Josh Powell. First, he listened as an assistant state attorney general disparaged him and his family in front of a bank of television cameras and a courtroom full of spectators. Then, a Pierce County judge ruled Powell’s home wasn’t a fit place to raise his two young sons, at least not right now.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:51PM
A Pierce County judge ruled this afternoon that the sons of a missing Utah mother cannot be safely returned to their father, who has long been a person of interest in his wife's 2009 disappearance. Judge Kathryn Nelson awarded temporary custody of the boys to Susan Cox Powell's parents, Chuck and Judy Cox. Josh Powell has been granted supervised visits.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:51PM
The parents and husband of missing Utah mother Susan Cox Powell have returned to a Pierce County courtroom this morning as part of the ongoing custody battle over her two young sons.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:51PM
For at least one more day, the sons of Susan Cox Powell will live in limbo.
Published February 16th, 2012 - 5:51PM
A child custody hearing involving the sons of missing mother Susan Cox Powell won’t be decided until Wednesday. Superior Court Judge Kathryn Nelson requested an additional day to review materials provided by Chuck Cox, Susan’s father, and Josh Powell, Susan’s husband, before determining where the couple’s two sons will reside.
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