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Washington State Attorney General Adds Collection Agencies to Providence-Swedish Hospital Lawsuit

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced this week his office would be adding two collection agencies to his lawsuit against 14 hospitals in the Providence-Swedish Health Alliance (PSHA). The lawsuit accuses the hospitals, including Providence Centralia Hospital and Olympia’s Providence St. Peter Hospital, of violating Washington state’s Collection Agency...
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Gig Harbor grad Michael Toglia promoted to Triple-A

Gig Harbor graduate Michael Toglia is on the cusp of the Major Leagues after the Colorado Rockies prospect was promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque this week. Toglia, a 2016 graduate of Gig Harbor High School, had 23 home runs and 66 RBI in 97 games for Double-A Hartford this season. The 23 home runs is a season record for the Hartford Yard Goats of the Eastern League.

Stone's Run In Women's Amateur Ends In Round Of 64

BATON ROUGE – LSU senior Latanna Stone posted a third consecutive under par round Wednesday in the United States Women’s Amateur, but it wasn’t quite enough to advance in the Round of 64 matches at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Stone dropped a 2&1 decision to...

Local, state police ask for help to find missing indigenous person

LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Local and state police are asking for your help to find a Quileute Tribe member with dementia who left his adult family home over the weekend. The Lakewood Police Department said Frank Cooper, 59, went missing Aug. 6 around 2 p.m. when he left the Comfort Haven Adult Family Home on Tomahawk Road SW.

Rescued puppies arrive in Gig Harbor after flight from Mexico

As the blue-and-white corporate jet touched down at Tacoma Narrows Airport Monday afternoon, three women waved from The Hub’s observation lounge. “Yay! They’re here! They made it!” they cheered. The women rushed alongside the plane after it taxied to a stop in front of the restaurant. The...

Trooper, police activity in South Tacoma

At about 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night, there was a lot of police activity on Pacific and S 84th St. in Tacoma. The Washington State Patrol and Lakewood Police will release more information as an investigation continues.

Thurston County Seeks Vehicle Licensing Subagency for Tenino

The Thurston County Auditor’s office is now accepting applications for a new privately owned subagency to license vehicles and vessels in Tenino. Anyone interested in applying can get the application package at the Thurston County Auditor’s office located at 2000 Lakeridge Dr. Southwest, Building One, Room 106, in Olympia.

WSP seeks missing, at-risk Indigenous man last seen in Lakewood on Aug. 6

LAKEWOOD, Wash. - Washington State Patrol issued an alert for a missing Indigenous man last seen in Lakewood on Saturday. The state agency issued a Missing Indigenous Person Alert on behalf of the Lakewood Police Department. Authorities say 59-year-old Frank Cooper was last seen walking away from the Comfort Haven Adult Family Home in Lakewood around 2:40 p.m. on Aug. 6. The family home is located at 11811 Tomahawk Rd SW.
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Grave Concerns Association fundraises at Steilacoom City Wide Yard Sale

Submitted by Laurel Lemke, Grave Concerns Association Chair. The Grave Concerns Association will participate in the Steilacoom City Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1211 Starling Street. Stop by for a complementary water and check out the offerings including handmade jewelry, fairy gardens, plarn bags, collectibles, and repurposed treasures. All proceeds go toward the mission of the all volunteer group to purchase markers for the historic patient cemetery in Fort Steilacoom Park.
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City Manager Scott Pingel resigns to take position in Newcastle

City of Fircrest announcement. Fircrest City Manager Scott Pingel has notified the City Council that he is resigning at the end of August to take the City Manager position in Newcastle, WA. Mr. Pingel has been the Fircrest City Manager for nearly 5 years. “We knew when we hired Scott...

Gig Harbor MMA studio catching wave of a sport on the rise

The sport of mixed martial arts has taken the country by storm and is steadily climbing the list of America’s favorite sports to watch. Gig Harbor Mixed Martial Arts is a local business capitalizing on that wave by teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing and stand-up fighting. Each discipline provides an excellent workout.
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How 2018’s Q400 Tragedy Changed the CFI Perspective

On August 10, 2018, 29-year-old Richard Russell, a Horizon Air ground service agent with no pilot experience, stole a Bombardier Q400 from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (KSEA) and went on a 75-minute joy ride. You may have seen the video of the Q400 doing loops and barrel rolls over the Puget Sound. The joy ride ended with an intentional crash on Ketron Island, a 221-acre heavily wooded and fortunately, sparsely populated location west of the town of Steilacoom, Washington.
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Warn named to YMCA Advisory Council

Lakewood resident Eric Warn was selected last week to serve on the Lakewood YMCA Advisory Council. Warn is a longtime member of the YMCA and volunteers as an instructor for a senior strength class three times a week. “The Y is my second home and a fabulous crossroads for meeting friends and getting the exercise I need to stay healthy,” the 2019 Lakewood YMCA Member of the Year added.

Police Blotter for Wednesday, August 9, 2022

On 08/09/22 at 10:40 p.m. in the 400 block of Centre St, Sheriff's deputies arrested Jonathan James Bale, 37, on suspicion of second-degree assault. On 08/09/22 at 3:00 a.m. on Old Hwy 99 SW/216th Ave SW, Sheriff's deputies arrested Kenny Eugene B Pennypacker, 32, on suspicion of 1) fourth-degree assault and 2) third-degree malicious mischief.