Tacoma-PierceCounty Health Department

More than 500 people have gotten sick from norovirus in the Tacoma-WA area. Public health officials say two El Toro restaurants in the area are linked to the outbreak. Photo illustration

The number of people sick in a Tacoma, WA-area norovirus outbreak hit 542 this week, increasing by almost 40…

strike 3 you're not outta hereDespite differences in rules between the American and National leagues, three strikes means you’re out no matter who you are — rogue caterer Rick Stevenson is no doubt thankful those rules don’t seem to apply to him. In July, at least two dozen people got sick — three with confirmed Salmonella infections — at “the…

A rogue caterer who has been operating without proper permits since at least 2012 has been named in a rare move by public health officials in Tacoma, WA. Operating as Mr. Rick’s Catering, Rick Stevenson’s food is the suspected vehicle in a Salmonella outbreak that could impact 175 people in multiple counties. [caption id=”attachment_130379″ align=”alignright”…