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  • Local Man Accused Of Diverting Mason County River

    riverbedThe state attorney general's office has accused a 55-year-old Mason County man of using an excavator to fill and divert the Tahuya River without a permit. William Cayo Sr. was charged in Mason County District Court on Thursday with three misdemeanor… Read More +

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  • Tacoma Mailman Pleads Not Guilty To Harassment

    mailmanA Tacoma mailman has pleaded not guilty to charges he harassed and groped women on his route. The News Tribune reports bail was set at $35,000 during an arraignment Thursday in Pierce County Court for Robert Joseph Taitano. He was arrested… Read More +

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  • Seattle Picks Up 2015 Option On Iwakuma

    Iwakumajune10The Seattle Mariners will have right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma under contract for the 2015 season. The Mariners announced Thursday that Iwakuma's $7 million option was vested based on his on-field performance. Iwakuma missed the first month of the 2014 season but went 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts. In 91 career games with Seattle, Iwakuma is 38-20 with a 3.07 ERA.

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Auto Sales Soar for Detroit Three

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_9bb554c43d.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (DETROIT) -- Automakers reported a double-digit increase in sales for the month of August, marking the best month of gains in six years. General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group all noted increases. Sales at GM jumped 14.7 percent, while Ford and Chrysler saw 11.5-percent and 12.2-percent gains, respectively.

Experts attribute low loan interest rates to the increase in sales in addition to increasing consumer confidence.

Top sellers included the Chevy Silverado and Ford's F-series pickup truck.

Ford sales analyst Erich Merkle said the company appears to be hitting its marks, whether its goals set for small cars, sedans or trucks.

"We had a great retail sales month in August. In fact we were up 20 percent year over year, and August retail sales were the best retail sales month for Ford, any month, going back to August 2006," Merkle said.

Joining American auto success, Japanese automaker Toyota claimed the top spot in gains with 22.8-percent growth, as well as the number-one top-selling car.

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