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Local Road-rage suspect charged with putting gun to woman's head
"I should blow your [expletive] brains out...I'm a [expletive] drug dealer. You can't be [expletive] with me." Those were the words a woman heard right before a man who clipped her car Saturday in Sumner put a gun to her head, according to charges filed in Pierce County Superior Court.
Local Newborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed dead Newborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed dead
A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia, the Center for Whale Research said.
Local 5 of Wash. state’s best pumpkin patches 5 of Wash. state’s best pumpkin patches (Photo Gallery)
Halloween is just around the corner, pumpkin-spice-everything is everywhere, and the rain is back in full force. To me, this means it’s time for a visit to my favorite U-pick pumpkin patch! Since most of our area’s best spots have corn mazes, petting zoos, and more, you can definitely make a day trip out of it for you and your family.