Lakewood http://kplu.org en Friday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-13 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Pierce County Jury Convicts Lakewood Robbery Mastermind</strong></li><li><strong>More Learned About Seattle Actor&#39;s Death</strong></li><li><strong>Thousands Greet Returning Sailors in Everett</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Verdict for Plotter of Violent Walmart Robbery</b></p><p>Odies Walker will spend the rest of his life in prison <a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/03/25/1598992/life-for-guards-killer.html">for planning out the violent 2009 robbery </a>at the big-chain store that resulted in the killing of an armored-car guard, Kurt Husted. Pierce County Judge Bryan Chushcoff&nbsp;has ordered Walker held without bail until sentencing on April 8th.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:07:35 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1073 at http://kplu.org Friday morning's headlines No injuries in natural gas explosions at Pierce Transit facility http://kplu.org/post/no-injuries-natural-gas-explosions-pierce-transit-facility <p><i>Updated 9:07 p.m. </i></p><p>Several explosions rocked a Pierce Transit facility in Lakewood late this afternoon, and officials say they suspect natural gas ignited at a compressor, burning tanks that fuel buses. There were no reports of injuries, and the fire has been extinguished.</p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 02:42:37 +0000 KPLU News Staff 899 at http://kplu.org Buried explosives and weapons found in Puyallup http://kplu.org/post/buried-explosives-and-weapons-found-puyallup <p>An informant's tip has led authorities to find four homemade explosive devices and other weapons buried at a Puyallup site.</p><p>Traffic was diverted Friday afternoon from the site on Shaw Road East and several homes were briefly evacuated. Puyallup police, federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents and members of the Pierce County sheriff's bomb squad responded.</p><p>ATF spokeswoman Cheryl Bishop says the cache may be tied to a fugitive killed in a confrontation with bail bond agents in Lakewood more than two years ago.</p> Sat, 08 Jan 2011 07:40:06 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 502 at http://kplu.org Growth Pains as Lewis-McChord Population Booms http://kplu.org/post/growth-pains-lewis-mcchord-population-booms <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-931737.mp3</p> Thu, 28 Oct 2010 17:48:30 +0000 Gary Davis 35 at http://kplu.org Growth Pains as Lewis-McChord Population Booms