A 19-year-old pepper sprayed a woman who was outside her car after being caught by shoppers trying to steal alcohol from a Lakewood grocery store last month, according to charging documents. The woman ended up being hospitalized with a heart attack in the wake of the assault.
The Gig Harbor High School wrestling team ended up with two state placers at the Class 3A Mat Classic state tournament over the weekend at the Tacoma Dome. Senior John Bittinger took fifth place in the 152-pound weight class and junior Zayne Ball placed seventh in the 160-pound weight class.
Sickle cell anemia affects about 100,000 mostly African Americans. Once considered a death sentence, life expectancy has improved. It still remains a painful and debilitating genetic disease. Kendra Hogenson has been living with the condition for 47 years.