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Tag: Kapowsin


Pilot killed in crash south of Graham identified

The pilot who was killed Thursday afternoon when a small plane crashed after taking off from the Kapowsin Field Airport south of Graham has been identified.

Robert James McDonald, 75, was from Puyallup, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office reported this morning.

McDonald and another man were aboard a small plane Thursday. They took off from the Kapowsin airstrip.

Witnesses reported seeing the plane stall in the air, take a hard right and crash into a large pasture about 300 yards from the end of the runway about 12:45 p.m. McDonald died at the scene from his injuries.


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Man gets clocked with pool ball after pulling gun at Kapowsin bar

A 40-year-old man didn’t like the answer he got when a Kapowsin bartender refused to serve him more alcohol.

As he walked out of the Kapowsin Tavern on Saturday, he allegedly pulled a gun and pointed it at the bartender. A witness threw a pool ball, hitting the man right in the back of the head, court documents state.

Besides the cut on the back of the head, the man now faces second-degree assault charges. Kevin J. Valentine was charged Tuesday.

Court documents provide the following information …

An employee at Kapowsin Tavern told Pierce County sheriff’s deputies she refused

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