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UPDATED: Flames damage outbuilding in Parkland

Central Pierce firefighters are on the scene of a fire at an outbuilding in Parkland.

Crews reported heavy flames coming from the building in the 300 block of 127th Street East, Central Pierce Fire & Rescue reports. The fire is now out.

There are believed to be animals inside the home.

Paramedics tended to an occupant of the house, who was reportedly OK.

No injuries were reported.


Man charged in groping incidents near PLU

Pierce County prosecutors filed charges today against a 35-year-old man suspected of groping several college students in Parkland.

Zane L. Nixon, a detention officer at Remann Hall juvenile jail, was charged with one count of third-degree rape and eight counts of fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation. He was expected to be arraigned on the charges this afternoon.

Nixon was arrested last week after Pacific Lutheran University security officers spotted him walking in the area. Nixon resembled the suspect in a series of groping incidents around the campus in recent weeks, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Two days earlier, Tacoma-Pierce

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Man charged with shooting his girlfriend in Parkland

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 34-year-old man with shooting his girlfriend in the chest during an argument last week in Parkland.

Mauricio T. Paige-Colter was arraigned on charges of first-degree assault and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm Tuesday afternoon. He was ordered held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $300,000 bail.

Prosecutors allege Paige-Colter shot his girlfriend the night of Aug. 2.

Paige-Colter denies shooting his girlfriend, his attorney, Sean Wickens, said today. The girlfriend also has filed a declaration with the court stating she didn’t know who shot her or why but it wasn’t Paige-Colter.

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Deputies arrest man wanted for shooting his girlfriend last week in Parkland

Pierce County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a 34-year-old man suspected of shooting his girlfriend during an argument last week in their Parkland apartment.

Investigators got a tip that Mauricio Paige-Colter was at his mother’s apartment in Parkland this morning, the Sheriff’s Department reported.

Deputies arrived and announced they were outside. Paige-Colter surrendered without incident about an hour later. He’s been booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault.

Deputies believe he shot his 24-year-old girlfriend about 10:25 p.m. Tuesday on Garfield Street as the she tried to drive away. She was sitting in the driver’s seat of a

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UPDATED: No injuries in Parkland house fire early today

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue crews were trying to figure out what sparked a fire early today inside an older two-story home in Parkland.

The fire started in an upstairs bedroom room around 3:45 a.m., Central Pierce Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Randy Stephens said. By the time firefighters arrived at the home in the 1000 block of 108th Street South, all the occupants and the family dog were safely outside.

Firefighters spotted flames coming from three sides of the upstairs.

“It was very heavily involved,” Stephens said.

Crews doused the fire. No firefighters were injured.

UPDATE: Investigators determined that

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Saturday event at Parkland coffee shop to honor cops

The public is invited to a “Cop Cars and Coffee Event” Saturday at the Parkland Forza Coffee shop.

The event is being held in conjunction with the start of National Police Week, which honors and remembers law enforcement officers who’ve been killed in the line of duty.

Restored emergency vehicles and in-service vehicles will be set up at the Forza shop in Parkland, 11401 Steele St. S., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, a press release states. In addition, Special Olympics will have a dunk tank for “Dunk a Cop” to raise money for the organization.

From noon to

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UPDATED: Car crashes into the back of a school bus in Parkland

A car rear-ended a school bus this morning in the Parkland area.

The crash scene at 112th Street East and 26th Avenue East is causing some traffic issues, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The car’s driver suffered a bloody nose and a student on the bus has complained of a sore ankle but Troyer said no one is being transported from the scene.

The crash was reported just after 8:20 a.m.

UPDATE: KIRO reported the bus was carrying 28 students from Midland Elementary School. They were taken to school on another bus.


Lakewood police dog bites man during track in Parkland

A Lakewood police dog bit a man early Saturday while trying to find a suspect in a domestic violence incident in Parkland.

The 25-year-old man was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma for treatment of his injuries, KIRO TV reported Sunday. He was released Sunday.

The Lakewood Police Department will be reviewing the use-of-force incident, Lakewood police Lt. Chris Lawler said Monday.

The Lakewood Police Department provided the following information about the incident Monday:

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies were looking for a man in a domestic violence assault about 2:40 a.m. Saturday. The man left on foot

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