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Archives: Oct. 2012

Oct.
31st

Gig Harbor woman indicted in fraud case that snares Las Vegas judge

The U.S. Attorney for Nevada today charged six people, including a Gig Harbor woman, in a scheme that allegedly bilked would-be investors out of $3 million over a 10-year period.

Constance C. Fenton, 68, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, six counts of wire fraud, one count of securities fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, two counts of engaging in money transactions in criminally derived property and nine counts of money laundering.

Also indicted is Clark County, Nevada, District Court Judge Steven E. Jones, who allegedly used his office

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Oct.
31st

Flood advisory extended in Pierce County through tonight

A flood advisory affecting 14 counties, including Pierce, has been extended until 6:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The advisory was initially set to expire at 10:30 a.m.

Forecasters said they are keeping flood watch through the day because another inch of rain is supposed to fall today, heightening the possibility of rivers and streams reaching their peaks.

County officials are keeping a close eye on the Puyallup River near Orting, which can sometimes spill over the banks during heavy showers.

Two inches have fallen in the last 24 hours, the Weather Service said.

Forecasters also warn that

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Oct.
30th

Police arrest 18 teens at Bonney Lake party they say were drinking underage

Police Saturday arrested 18 teenagers they say were drinking at a party near Bonney Lake, at a house containing nothing but alcohol and a beer pong table.

A neighbor called 911 to report noise and youths, mostly 17- and 18-year-olds from Fife, arriving at the Inlet Island house.

The owner of the house had moved and left her 19-year-old son to stay at the home, according to Pierce County officials. He was arrested and charged with providing his residence for illegal drinking, as well as being a minor in possession of alcohol, authorities said.

Police released 14 other high schoolers

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Oct.
30th

Federal Way police looking for man they say almost shot infant

Federal Way police are looking for a man they say fired a handgun at his girlfriend’s apartment earlier this month, almost hitting a 1-year-old child.

Dvontaveous Hoston fired the gun Oct. 15 during an argument with another resident of the apartment, police say.

The gun, described as a “rusty chrome .38 caliber,” was not recovered.

A felony warrant for reckless endangerment and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm was issued for Hoston’s arrest, police say.

Police consider Hoston armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should not contact him, and instead should call 911, according to police.

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Oct.
30th

Two arrested for car prowls at Tacoma apartment complex

Two men were arrested early this morning after Tacoma police allegedly caught them breaking into cars parked at an apartment complex.

Residents called 911 about 12:20 a.m. to report seeing the vehicle prowlers in the parking lot in the 5400 block of South 12th Street. The first officers to arrive spotted the men, ages 19 and 24, break into a car and took them into custody.

The pair is accused of trying to steal two cars – the ignitions had been tampered with – and breaking into four others. One of the men had stolen property on them, but the

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Oct.
30th

Flood watch in effect on Puyallup River near Orting

A flood watch was expanded this morning to include two rivers in Pierce and King counties, according to the National Weather Service.

With heavy rain forecast to hit through Wednesday, officials warn that the Puyallup River near Orting and the White River below the mud dam could possibly overflow. County officials are monitoring the water.

The flood watch extends through Wednesday morning.

Up to 2 inches could fall in Tacoma by Wednesday afternoon. Mountain areas like Paradise could see 4 inches, with the snow level rising to 7,000 or 8,000 feet.

Oct.
30th

Woman found stabbed to death in Auburn apartment

Auburn police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a woman inside an apartment.

Her body was found about 8:30 a.m. in the 6300 block of 22nd Avenue Northeast. One person, reportedly the victim’s ex-boyfriend, has been arrested, KIRO-TV reports.

This is a developing story. We will post more information as it becomes available.

Oct.
30th

Woman seriously injured after being hit by car in Tacoma

A 40-year-old woman is in serious condition after being struck by a car Monday evening, Tacoma police said.

The accident happened about 6:40 p.m. in the 200 block of North G Street. Police spokesman Mark Fulghum said the woman was trying to cross the street when she emerged between two parked cars and was hit by a passing vehicle.

She was treated at the scene for a broken arm and then transported to the hospital, where she underwent surgery to have a lung removed.