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Archives: April 2009

April
28th

Car fire blocking lane of Highway 167 near Kent

A car fire is blocking the right lane of Highway 167 near Kent.


The state Department of Transportation said the fire started at about 5:55 p.m. at South 212th Ave. Fire crews, the Washington State Patrol and DOT Incident Response crews are on the scene.

April
28th

UPDATED: Third suspect in Salishan shooting arrested

The third suspect in the deadly Salishan housing development shooting turned himself in Tuesday afternoon.


Tacoma Police say Kacy J. Estes, 19, contacted an attorney this week, who told police Estes wanted to turn himself in. Just as planned, Estes walked into the department’s headquarters at about 1 p.m. Tuesday. He didn’t want to say anything, and was booked on multiple charges, including first- and second-degree murder. He also had outstanding warrants for traffic infractions, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.


Two other suspects – Michelle D. Deda, 24, and Alejandro F. Lloret, 25 – have been arrested and

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April
28th

Washington courts offer help to folks with suspended driver’s licenses

Misdemeanor courts across Washington will hold a “Debt Reduction Program” next month to help people pay off court fines and get their driving privileges restored.


Throughout May, the courts will be offering reductions on outstanding fines and those already sent to collection agencies. Once the fines are paid, courts will notify the state to clear the person’s driving record, making them eligible to renew their driver’s license. A similar program in 2002 resulted in 10,000 closed cases and more than $1.8 million in revenue to the state.


Municipal courts participating in the program include Bonney Lake, Buckley,

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April
28th

Be wary of online swine flu scams

It never takes long … Watch out for swine flu-related scams, the Better Business Bureau warns.


Here’s the press release.



DuPont, WA – April 29, 2009 – Relying on reports from online security experts, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulent emails and Web sites trying to take advantage of the current swine flu outbreak.


“Scammers read newspapers, watch TV and surf the Internet and they know that by using a hook from the day’s top headlines, that they’ll be able to catch lots of fish,” said Robert

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April
28th

Confrontation leaves man dead in Auburn alley

Auburn police were investigating what led up to a deadly confrontation in an alley this morning.


Officers responded the alley near Fifth and F Street Southeast about 11:10 a.m. and found a 29-year-old man dead after he was shot in the chest, police reported.


Arriving officers found and arrested the suspected gunman, a 19-year-old Pacific man.


Investigators believe the men were involved in a confrontation when the younger man fired several shots at the victim.


No other information was released about the incident.

April
28th

Investigation continues in deadly Parkland shooting

The investigation was continuing today into Monday night’s deadly deputy-involved shooting at a Parkland home.


Two Pierce County sheriff’s deputies responded to the home in the 800 block of 111th Street South after a woman called 911 shortly before 10 p.m. to report her husband was drinking and screaming at her and her mother.


The woman’s 57-year-old husband saw the deputies, went to the garage and returned with a gun, the Sheriff’s Department reported. Investigators later discovered the gun was loaded and had a round in the chamber.


The deputies asked the man to drop his

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April
28th

Fire displaces two in Kent

Flames shoot up from a house in Kent. Kent Fire photo.


A kitchen fire sent flames and smoke shooting into the sky of a Kent neighborhood Monday night.


Kent and Renton Fire Department crews were called to a house in the 10200 block of Southeast 228th Street in Kent at about 8 p.m. Residents told 911 that a fire started on the stove and was spreading up a wall. By the time crews arrived, flames had reached 10 feet in the air from the back of the house, and residents were already

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April
27th

UPDATED: Deputies shoot and kill armed man

Officers stand next to the still-idling cars of two officers involved in a shooting at a house in Parkland. Brian Everstine/The News Tribune


Two Pierce County Sheriff deputies responded to a domestic dispute at a quiet, well-kept house in Parkland.


Within three minutes, one deputy had fired two shots, killing a man who pointed a loaded .45-caliber handgun at the officers. The other covered the man’s wife and mother in law.


“The guy didn’t give our guys a chance to calm him down,” he said.


At about 10 p.m. Monday

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