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Archives: Feb. 2012

Feb.
29th

Alternate parking, viewing locations announced for trooper’s memorial service

The Washington State Patrol has worked with area churches and organizations to come up with a list of alternate viewing and parking locations for Thursday’s memorial service for a slain trooper.

Parking is extremely limited at the ShoWare Center in Kent, where trooper Tony Radulescu will be honored at 1 p.m. The 44-year-old father was killed last week during traffic stop on state Route 16 near Gorst early Thursday. The gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound several hours later.

For members of the public attending the service, parking will be available at the Boeing Company, 20400 West Valley Highway.

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Feb.
29th

UPDATED: Snow is mostly a no show in Pierce County

UPDATED at 8:15 a.m.

So far, there are reports of snow flakes to the north and to the west of the South Sound.

But little snow has fallen in Pierce County. One reader reports a light dusting in Gig Harbor.

Dispatchers for the Washington State Patrol as well as Fife, Buckley and Puyallup police departments report no snow in the areas they cover shortly after 7:30 a.m. A light snow started falling in the Frederickson area shortly after 8:10 a.m.

The heaviest snow appears to have fallen in the Hood Canal area, prompting school delays.

Today’s forecast calls for rain

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Feb.
28th

Woman sought in attempted break-in at Buckley house

Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who unsuccessfully tried to break into a Buckley house on Feb. 21.

Surveillance footage shows the woman park a vehicle in the driveway of a home on Barkubein Road East. She then knocks on doors and looks into windows before trying to throw a small patio table through a glass door. She fled after cracking the door, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The attempted burglary occurred at 12:20 p.m. on Feb. 21.

The suspect is a white female in her late 20s or early 30s with a

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Feb.
28th

Procession route for slain trooper’s memorial service released

Authorities today released the procession routes for Thursday’s memorial service in honor of Washington State Patrol trooper Tony Radulescu, who was fatally shot last week during a traffic stop.

Troopers will lead the procession, which will start at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Kitsap Mall in Silverdale, go down state Route 3 and wind through Port Orchard, where Radulescu lived.

The procession will continue on eastbound state Route 16 to Interstate 5 and south to state Route 512, where they will pick up more law enforcement vehicles just off 112th Street on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Radulescu’s family will leave Mountain View

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Feb.
28th

Girl shot at Bremerton elementary school stabilizing after 5th surgery

Amina Bowman, the 8-year-old girl accidentally shot by a 9-year-old classmate who brought a gun to a Bremerton elementary school last week, underwent a fifth surgery Tuesday morning but her condition is stabilizing, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Amina has been listed in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle since Feb. 22, when she arrived with injuries from a .45-caliber bullet that struck her in the abdomen and arm. The bullet lodged near her spine.

The  girl is still in the intensive care unit but doctors have upgraded her condition to serious, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said.

Police believe

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Feb.
28th

Puyallup man sentenced to 20 years for dealing Oxycodone

A Puyallup man convicted of running an Oxycodone distribution ring from tribal smoke shops was sentenced today to 20 years in prison.

A federal jury last year convicted Billy Miranda Flores, 42, of conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone, three counts of distribution of Oxycodone, possession of methadone with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

Federal prosecutors say Flores and his operation moved large amounts of drugs through the Indian Smoke Shop on Puyallup Tribal Trust Land in Milton and the Lil Red Smoke Shop on tribal trust land in Tacoma.

“The biggest challenge

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Feb.
28th

High-speed pursuit of kidnapping, robbery suspect ends in Sumner

A man wanted for kidnapping and robbery led Pierce County sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed pursuit this afternoon before rolling his car in Sumner.

Deputies spotted the vehicle just after 4 p.m. and tried to pull over the man, who is wanted in Snohomish County, but the man refused to stop.

“He was seen getting in the truck with a bulletproof vest and high-powered weapons,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. “We tried to stop him and he rolled his car.”

It’s unclear where the chase started but it ended at valley Avenue East and Elm Street East in Sumner.

The

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Feb.
28th

Crown, gowns, car stolen from outside Miss Washington’s Edgewood home

Brittney Henry, who was crowned Miss Washington in July, is asking the public to keep their eyes out for her sash, crown and gowns that were stolen along with her car from outside her Edgewood home early this morning.

“I would be extremely grateful if you could help me by keeping your eyes open for any of these items to appear on craigslist or Ebay- particularly my crown and sash which are obviously one of a kind (they say Miss Washington 2011 on them),” Henry, 24, wrote on Facebook.

She said her crown and sashes, autographs from Miss America contestants

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