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Archives: Oct. 2008

Oct.
31st

Web site established for Gig Harbor family who lost home in fire

The neighbors of a Gig Harbor family whose home was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning have set up web site to raise money to help the family and the Gig Harbor fire department.


People who want to help can go to web site and donate via a PayPal account, said Angela Schellenberg, who lives next door to the Banales family. The family has insurance, but they lost everything in the blaze and will likely have immediate needs for clothing and other essentials, Schellenberg said.


Any money the Banales family doesn’t use will be donated to the

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Oct.
31st

Mobile home fire late Thursday in East Pierce County

East Pierce firefighters doused a mobile home fire Thursday night.


The fire was reported sometime before 10:30 p.m. near 86th Street East and Riverside Drive East, Pierce County Fire Communications reported.


No other information was immediately available.

Oct.
30th

UPDATE: Multiple-vehicle wreck on Interstate 5 in Federal Way right now


The state Department of Transportation reports that all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 are blocked between 272nd and 320th streets in Federal Way right now by a multiple vehicle wreck.


KIRO-TV is reporting that at least two people are dead.


Traffic is backed up for miles in both directions.


The collision occurred about 6 p.m.


UPDATE: (as of 7 p.m.)Trooper Curt Boyle reports that the accident occurred when someone headed north on I-5 crossed the median into southbound traffic and collided with several cars.


Two

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Oct.
30th

AAA offers tips to stay safe on trick-or-treat night

Halloween + Friday night = potential for problems.

That’s why AAA is urging young trick-or-treaters, parents and those attending festive parties to take precautions this year.

“With Halloween on a Friday this year, most festivities are expected to take place that evening putting a large number of adult partygoers on the road the same night as trick-or-treaters,” said Jennifer Cook, manager, AAA Public Relations, in a press release.

According to national stats, two out of every three adults ages 18 to 24 plan to throw or attend a Halloween party. Combine that with 93 percent of children expected to go trick-or-treats and you have heavy car and foot traffic in the neighborhoods.

Read more below from the AAA, including tips for partygoers and trick-or-treaters.

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Oct.
30th

Teens arrested in house burglary

In the middle of everything this morning, three juveniles reportedly broke into a house in the area of South 52nd and Fawcett streets.


A police dog and officers searched for the suspects.


Two of the three teens were arrested, Tacoma police officer Mark Fulghum said.

Oct.
30th

Police activity at Mt Tahoma High

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Students at Mount Tahoma High School were slowly being released today after a fight and possible gun sighting prompted a lockdown.


A large contingent of Tacoma police officers responded to the high school to investigate. They have found no gun and made no arrests, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum reported.


No students or staff were injured during the ordeal.


The fight broke out shortly after 11 a.m. A student reported seeing another student possibly pull a gun on another person, Fulghum said.


School security and an off-duty Tacoma police officer were at

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Oct.
30th

UPDATED: Officers searching for bank robbery suspect in Tacoma


Local law enforcement officers are looking for a possible bank robbery suspect in the Tacoma area.


The robber hit a Gig Harbor bank sometime after 10 a.m.


According to radio scanner traffic, the suspect was spotted on the Tacoma side of the bridge.


As part of the pursuit, two officers collided at South 19th Street and Tacoma Avenue.



No other information was immediately available.


UPDATE: It appears the suspect has been taken into custody along the railroad tracks

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Oct.
30th

Suspected robber to appear in court today

It appears a man suspected in at least one of hotel robbery is going to make his first court appearance today.


The 22-year-old was booked into Pierce County Jail just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree robbery and is on this afternoon’s in-custody arraignment list.


The man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a tip to Crime Stoppers.