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Tag: Joint Base Lewis-McChord


Amtrak train hits pickup on JBLM land south of Tacoma, kills driver

An Amtrak Cascades train hit a pickup truck about 19 miles south of Tacoma on Joint Base Lewis-McChord land about 7 p.m. tonight, killing the driver, according to JBLM spokeswoman Brendalyn Carpenter.

The train left Seattle at 5:30 p.m. on its way to Portland, and had about 153 passengers on board at the time of the accident at Solo Point, according to Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham.

No one on the train was injured.

The base is not yet releasing information about the victim, Carpenter said.

JBLM law enforcement and first responders are on the scene, she said.

The train will

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Searchers find ‘other items’ near where human skull was discovered at Lewis-McChord

Army criminal investigators and military police officers have returned today to a heavily-wooded area of Joint Base Lewis-McChord where a human skull was found Wednesday.

The searchers have found some other items in the area, which is located along the outer edge of the base’s training center and about 50 to 100 meters from state Route 507. Lewis-McChord spokesman Joe Piek said investigators declined to be more specific about what the items were.

Meanwhile, a forensic anthropologist was headed to Lewis-McChord to assist in the investigation. The anthropologist is scheduled to visit the scene Friday and help with the

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UPDATED: Amber Alert canceled; two boys taken from Lewis-McChord safe and father in custody

THE LATEST: The Amber Alert has been canceled. Both boys have been found safe and have been turned over to police in Salem, Ore., Joint Base Lewis-McChord reported at 1:39 p.m.

Police in Salem have arrested the father. The boys will be returned to their mother at the base later today.

Military officers and FBI agents are investigating.

FBI spokesman Fred Gutt said the children were located a relative’s home in Salem. The father was being held on suspicion of violating his wife’s restraining order. He’s also facing possible federal charges.


Local law enforcement authorities are searching for a

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