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Published March 31st, 2014 - 12:05AM
After more than three decades of catching killers, Bob Yerbury is utterly bewildered by the idea of relaxation. It’s a concept the homicide detective will have to get used to as he retires Monday after 44 years with the Tacoma Police Department.
Published March 31st, 2014 - 12:05AM
Just a year after one experiment in federal funding for low-performing schools ended in Tacoma, another might soon begin.
Published March 30th, 2014 - 10:35PM
Though advised to evacuate their homes Sunday following a landslide, most residents of the affected Dash Point houses told emergency personnel they didn't plan to leave.
Published March 30th, 2014 - 6:19AM
Bosses at Tacoma’s Click cable system have said for years that customers have to pay more every year in part because local broadcasters are demanding more money for the right to rebroadcast their channels.
Published March 30th, 2014 - 3:31AM
Tacoma’s economic development director said Saturday the proposed sale of two city-owned parking lots to the Murano Hotel’s owners is “a huge victory for the city of Tacoma” — not the giveaway it first appeared to be.
Published March 30th, 2014 - 12:05AM
More than a year ago, a Pierce County Superior Court judge said the public could not know how much money a city-owned cable network pays broadcasters because the charges are trade secrets. Despite the court order stemming from that ruling, the city of Tacoma inadvertently released the details of Click’s payments to those broadcasters to a for-profit Florida company three times during the past year.
Published March 29th, 2014 - 9:57PM
It’s not the only way to end a friendship, but making a drunken pass at a friend’s teenage daughter tends to get immediate results.
Published March 29th, 2014 - 1:38PM
The city has found $2.5 million for new crosswalks and other pedestrian improvements across the city, less than a year after people painted illegal crosswalks and the community had a strong response.
Published March 29th, 2014 - 1:37PM
A man robbed a teriyaki restaurant in Tacoma Saturday afternoon and fled the scene, police said.
Published March 29th, 2014 - 11:42AM
Of course Tacoma needs more bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks. City traffic engineers say they’re the first to admit that.
Published March 29th, 2014 - 11:42AM
They were already annoyed. Then along came an anecdote. The story said a bicyclist was hit by a car on St. Helens Avenue, near The Mix restaurant, sometime in April. He was hurt, hospitalized. Lots of people saw it. It wasn’t all true, but gossip prompted action.
Published March 29th, 2014 - 11:39AM
An evening forum at City Hall showed Tacoma’s rogue street painters succeeded in sparking an urgent public debate about the city’s need for more crosswalks and bike lanes.
Published March 28th, 2014 - 10:23PM
A Lakewood police officer who worked off-duty for Pierce Transit has accused the transit system’s acting public safety chief of wrongfully firing him after the officer reported his concerns about the chief’s leadership.
Published March 28th, 2014 - 10:22PM
Pierce Transit fired Public Safety Chief Rod Baker this week for switching two off-duty Tacoma police officers from hourly to salaried employees without authority, according to a copy of Baker's termination letter obtained Friday by The News Tribune.
Published March 28th, 2014 - 7:06PM
Six schools in Pierce County were recognized by the state Board of Education for achievements by their English Language Learner (ELL) students.
Published March 28th, 2014 - 6:36PM
Proposed exchange: Clearance sale price for downtown property for legal peace on Foss hotel controversy.
Published March 28th, 2014 - 1:52PM
A Tacoma man who allegedly had more than 500 child pornography images on his tablet was charged Friday with four counts of first-degree dealing in depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Published March 28th, 2014 - 1:05PM
The Tacoma School Board wants parents to take a look at proposed school calendars for the next two school years.
Published March 28th, 2014 - 12:43PM
Concrete pouring began this week on Point Ruston's second major commercial structure.
Published March 28th, 2014 - 10:43AM
A 42-year-old Tacoma man threatened children walking past his apartment on their way to school and said he would “blow the whole damn neighborhood up” when confronted, according to court records.
Published March 27th, 2014 - 10:46PM
For a second consecutive year, the Freedom Fair air show on Tacoma’s waterfront will be an all-civilian affair. Despite attempts to secure military demonstrations, the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration will be bereft of active duty jet fighters, bombers and helicopters.
Published March 27th, 2014 - 10:14PM
Tacoma Community College is one of four community colleges in Washington that will begin offering training for students interested in a new field known as limited license legal technicians.
Published March 27th, 2014 - 7:32PM
A Tacoma Walmart employee accused of stealing from his till allegedly told detectives he took the money because he has debt, and wasn’t getting enough hours at the store.
Published March 27th, 2014 - 7:17PM
This week's take-home lesson for some Tacoma students was pretty simple: Planting trees is back-breaking work, but a day in the woods beats an ordinary school day, hands down.
Published March 27th, 2014 - 4:43PM
Three children were hit in a Tacoma crosswalk Wednesday by a driver police said wasn’t paying enough attention.
Published March 27th, 2014 - 4:01PM
Derrick Myers faces 26 year, eight months in prison for beating Terric Davis to death last year.
Published March 27th, 2014 - 9:46AM
The national chain Wingstop has a location planned near Tacoma Mall. This marks the first South Sound location for the 600-restaurant chain with locations in Bellevue and Eastern Washington. It’s starting to look like a slightly more crowded wing market – locally owned Flying Boots and Wings plans to open in the next few weeks. That made-over Lincoln neighborhood haunt plans to open with a menu of wings.
Published March 26th, 2014 - 10:23PM
The Parkway Tavern was packed Tuesday, just the way John O’Gara liked it. Hundreds of people came and went, hoisting beers, telling stories and raising a ruckus. Many might have shown up anyway, but they really wanted to be there Tuesday because O’Gara, the Tacoma tavern’s long-time manger, had died hours earlier.
Published March 26th, 2014 - 4:03PM
Pierce County prosecutors have filed murder charges against a Tacoma man they believe participated in a hit gone wrong two years ago.
Published March 26th, 2014 - 10:50AM
Experts at Western State Hospital say Andrake Morris, who is charged with attempting to rape a Tacoma day-care worker, might have been faking his psychiatric symptoms all along.
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