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Tacoma News Tribune

Tacoma, WA, United States

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Past articles by Kenny:

Tacoma police seek information about homeless man's killing

Tacoma police are trying to figure out who killed a 74-year-old homeless man near Pacific Avenue. They are seeking tips from the public regarding the death of Oscar Blackwater. → Read More

Firefighters work to rescue woman, horse after fall down hillside near Auburn

Multiple agencies were working late Monday to rescue a woman and the horse she was riding after the two fell about 25 feet down a hillside near Auburn, officials said. → Read More

Recognize this guy? Police seek help identifying tattooed bank robber

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help identifying a suspected bank robber who appears to have tattoos or lines covering his left hand, according to Crime Stoppers. → Read More

Motorcyclist killed in SR 18 crash

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday morning in a crash westbound on state Route 18 near milepost 6, according the Washington State Patrol. → Read More

Car fire on I-5 stalls traffic near Tacoma

A car fire Sunday morning blocked two lanes of southbound Interstate 5 near Tacoma and snarled traffic. → Read More

2 taken to hospital after truck drives into Green River

One man was rescued early Sunday morning and another arrested after the pickup they were in drove into the Green River in Auburn, a police spokesman said. → Read More

Fire knocked down at old Puget Sound Hospital in Tacoma

Tacoma firefighters were investigating the cause of a fire Thursday at old Puget Sound Hospital after battling the blaze for about an hour, spokesman Joe Meinecke said. → Read More

Seahawks players, fans react on social media to playoff loss

The Seattle Seahawks’ season ended Saturday with a 36-20 divisional playoff loss to the Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Afterward, several players took to social media to say goodbye, express their appreciation for fans or just comment on the end of the team’s latest run. → Read More

Man shot outside tavern in Federal Way

A 44-year-old man was shot Sunday morning outside a tavern in Federal Way, police said. → Read More

1 killed, 2 wounded in Tacoma shooting

One man was killed and two others were wounded early Sunday in a shooting in South Tacoma, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said. → Read More

Tacoma marina fire damages 5 boats, Coast Guard assessing environmental impact

Tacoma firefighters and the Coast Guard were assessing damage Sunday morning after a fire at Tyee Marina damaged five boats, officials said. → Read More

Eatonville man killed in crash near Graham

One man was killed and another severely injured Sunday morning in a single-car crash near Graham, according to the Washington State Patrol. → Read More

Pedestrian killed in Tacoma hit-and-run

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed Tuesday night in a hit-and-run on the Sprague overpass in Tacoma, State Trooper Todd Bartolac said. → Read More

Man, 41, fatally shot in Tacoma

A 41-year-old Tacoma man was shot and killed Saturday night in the 1500 block of South L Street, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said Sunday. → Read More

Early morning fire destroys parking garage in downtown Tacoma

An early morning fire destroyed a parking garage Sunday in downtown Tacoma. → Read More

Tacoma police arrest 2 men in fatal shooting

Tacoma police arrested two men Thursday in connection with a fatal shooting on Sunday morning, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said. → Read More

Apartment fire displaces about 30 in Kent

About 30 people were displaced from their homes Sunday after a two-alarm fire engulfed a Kent apartment building, according to a press release from Kent Regional Fire Authority. → Read More

Car crashes into power pole in Lakewood

One person was injured and power lines were downed Sunday morning in Lakewood after a car crashed into a power pole, West Pierce Fire & Rescue’s Jenny Weekes said. → Read More

NFL Draft live chat – Day Three

Catch up on all the latest news and notes from Seattle Seahawks beat writer Todd Dybas. → Read More

NFL Draft live chat – Day Two

Live draft chat? This ought to be good for anyone having trouble sleeping. I just hope Cable makes the right picks. → Read More