Craig Sailor, KIRO 7

Craig Sailor


Tacoma, WA, United States

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Past articles by Craig:

South Hill Mall underwear shoplifters pull gun, get arrested Tuesday

Two 16-year-olds were allegedly shoplifting underwear just before 5 p.m. Tuesday at a South Hill Mall department store when they were confronted by a store security officer. → Read More

Can a merger boost the Catholic faith in Tacoma? 4 congregations about to find out

Archbishop Paul Etienne issued decrees that will make the merger final on July 1. → Read More

Update: Scuba diver dies in American Lake during dive class

The man was a military veteran in a civilian class, according to sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Darren Moss. → Read More

Historic Tacoma elevated roadway being demolished. ‘It became a safety hazard’

The East 11th Street viaduct that connected the Port of Tacoma with the western half of the Tideflats is being demolished after it began dropping chunks of concrete, causing the city of Tacoma to declare it a hazard. → Read More

Drug needed for crucial medical scans in short supply, being rationed in parts of WA state

Some hospitals in Washington are rationing medical scans and rethinking procedures after a shortage of a critical drug has struck the western United States. → Read More

Tacoma Public Schools will be in lockdown Friday following national TikTok threat

All Tacoma Public Schools will be operating in a state of lockdown Friday following a post threatening violence on the social media platform TikTok that alarmed school districts, students and parents across the nation Thursday. → Read More

More contagious and dangerous COVID-19 variants increasing in Washington, DOH reports

More contagious and aggressive coronavirus variants first identified in California and Brazil are increasing their numbers in Washington. → Read More

Tacoma icon Kris Brannon, the Sonics Guy, dies at age 47

TACOMA, Wash. — Kristopher Brannon was known around Puget Sound as the Sonics Guy. To his friends and family, he was just Kris. Brannon died Thursday from heart failure at a Tacoma hospital, according to sister, Zaraya Skea. He was 47. Brannon was already a popular fixture in Tacoma comedy clubs before the 2008 departure of his beloved Seattle SuperSonics. The team’s move to Oklahoma sent… → Read More

Tacoma’s new Light Trail will take you to glowing whales, a flashing dragon and other wonders

Just in time for the longest nights of the year, a new public art effort is lighting up downtown Tacoma. → Read More

Harold Moss, Tacoma’s first Black mayor and a city icon, has died

Harold Moss, the first African American mayor of Tacoma and the man who guided the sometimes troubled city through turbulent times, died Monday night. He was 90. → Read More

Family of Manuel Ellis filing $30 million lawsuit against Tacoma

The family of Manuel Ellis announced Friday they are filing a lawsuit against the City of Tacoma for $30 million. → Read More

Tacoma Catholic parish whose iconic church is slated for demolition declared unviable

The Catholic parish at the heart of a movement to save its 100-year-old landmark church from demolition is no longer able to exist on its own, the Archbishop of Seattle announced to its congregation Thursday night. → Read More

MultiCare to build new $300 million children’s hospital in Tacoma

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital will no longer have to share a building with Tacoma General Hospital. → Read More

Gig Harbor school principal fired over reports he gave alcohol to student at previous school

GIG HARBOR, Wash. — Written by: Craig Sailor, The News Tribune The principal of a private school in Gig Harbor lost his job Tuesday after allegations surfaced that he supplied drugs, alcohol and money to a student while at his previous teaching job at a Seattle high school. The Archdiocese of Seattle received “credible allegations” that Davin Reyes, the principal of St. Nicholas Catholic School,… → Read More

1 dead in Federal Way apartment fire; building declared a total loss

One person died and an entire apartment building was declared a loss in a fire early Saturday in Federal Way. Units from South King Fire and Rescue responded to the two-alarm fire in the 3300 block of Southwest 320th Street at... → Read More

Stressed at work? It might be because you drove there through Tacoma

Tacoma has the 10th most stressed out commuters in the nation, according to an analysis of data by a sleep education website. → Read More

Forgotten Tacoma diary reveals shameful past. ‘This is one terrible town at present'

Tacoma’s most shameful day had plenty of villains. It also had others who tried to stop what became known as “The Tacoma Method.” → Read More

This Almond Roca candy factory leftover will go to hungry bees

It takes a lot of sugar to make the sweet Tacoma treat called Almond Roca — 4 million pounds a year, according to maker Brown & Haley. → Read More

Pedestrian hit by Sounder train headed to Tacoma

A pedestrian was struck by a Sounder train struck in route to the Tacoma Dome station Thursday evening, authorities say. → Read More

March for ceasefire of gang violence in Tacoma becomes walk of grief for victims

What started as a call to action Saturday became a march of grief on the streets of Tacoma’s East Side. → Read More