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Arrest made in mysterious death of Tacoma man

UPDATE: Deputy prosecutor Phil Sorensen said he will charge the 16-year-old boy with first-degree murder and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm this afternoon. Robbery appeared to be the motive, Sorensen said.

The boy in custody and another 16-year-old boy apparently confronted Watson with a gun and demanded his possessions, Sorensen said. Watson reportedly laughed at them and grabbed for the pistol when he was shot, the deputy prosecutor said.

An arrest warrant is being sought for the other boy.

PREVIOUS POST: Tacoma police have arrested a man in the Nov. 18 shooting death of David Watson.


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Hitch slams through windshield on Interstate 5, narrowly missing driver

A 37-year-old Puyallup man narrowly avoided injury this morning after a trailer hitch smashed through his windshield.

The accident occurred about 7:20 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill said a hitch was lying in the roadway when a car in front of the Puyallup man kicked it up and it sailed through the dump truck’s windshield.

The man suffered minor scrapes.


UPDATED: No charges today in ‘complicated’ Tacoma homicide

UPDATED at 2:18 p.m.

A 27-year-old man arrested in connection with a mysterious slaying at a downtown Tacoma home was ordered held Friday as Tacoma police continue their investigation.

No charges were filed Friday against the man, who was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of first-degree murder. He was ordered held on $1 million bail at Pierce County Jail. Prosecutors are expected to file charges Monday.

Meanwhile, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office was working to identify the homicide victim and determine his cause of death.

A woman living at the home in the 2300 block of Tacoma Avenue South

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Pools, spraygrounds provide outlets to cool off

If you’re looking for a place to cool off during this week’s heat wave, Metro Parks Tacoma has a few suggestions.

All the city’s pools and spraygrounds are open to the public and operating on normal summer schedules.

Spraygrounds are free and operate from 10am to 8pm daily at:

Jefferson Park 801 N Mason Ave.

McKinley Playfield - 4321 McKinley Ave

South Park 4851 S Tacoma Way

Wapato Hills Park 6231 S Wapato St.

Wading Pools

Operating Hours For All Four Wading Pools: – Mon-Fri -1pm – 6pm, through August 27:

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Tacoma police looking for bank robber

Tacoma Police are looking for a bank robber who hit the Rainier Pacific Bank on South Pearl Street at about 2:30 p.m.

The robber ran from the bank, located at 1211 South Pearl Street, according to scanner traffic.

UPDATE: 3:31 p.m.: Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said the robber used a note that implied a weapon to take the money.

She is described as a 5-foot-1 Asian woman in her late 20s to early 30s who was wearing a tan baseball cap, a blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

A police dog responded to the scene but could not track the

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UPDATED: Stadium District trauma victim airlifted

A helicopter is on its way to transport a trauma patient from Stadium High School to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

There are no details available about the patient or what caused the injury.

UPDATE: 8:35 p.m.: A pedestrian was injured near Stadium High School and is being flown to Harborview, Tacoma fire spokeswoman Jolene Davis said.

A helicopter is landing at the Stadium Bowl because it is the closest designated landing zone.

The incident happened at about 8 p.m. and reportedly involved a bus.

UPDATE: 9:13 p.m.: Our news partner, KIRO-TV is reporting the victim is a 53-year-old man

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Man found guilty in Old Town murder, faces up to 50 years in prison

A man convicted last week of murdering a Parkland resident in Tacoma’s Old Town neighborhood was found guilty today of unlawfully possessing a firearm.

John A. Richardson III faces more than 50 years in prison when sentenced Jan. 15, Pierce County deputy prosecutor Ed Murphy said.

A jury on Thursday found Richardson, 25, guilty of first-degree murder in the March 27, 2008, shooting death of Eric Nevils. Jurors deliberated for about two hours after a three-week trial.

Nevils, 30, was found dead in the 900 block of North Park Drive. He’d been shot seven times. Police said Nevils had set

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