Washington hospital guard sentenced for bribing girl for sex
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A former hospital security guard has been sentenced to nine years in prison for trading cigarettes and vodka for sex with a 15-year-old girl.
Washington daycare owner sentenced for sex assault of girl
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A former Washington state daycare operator has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl.
Washington court to offer amnesty on outstanding tickets
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state court has announced plans to help residents clear some of their accumulating debt from outstanding fines.
Ex-shipyard commander fired over inappropriate relationship
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The Navy says a rear admiral and former commander of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard was fired from his post as director of industrial operations of the Naval Sea Systems...
Idaho man gets 42 years for 1990s murders solved by DNA
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The cases of a woman stabbed in Idaho and another strangled in Washington in the 1990s didn't seem related until law enforcement officials realized through DNA evidence that...
Man gets over 2 years for hate crime assault of black man
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Bremerton man convicted of a hate crime against a black man was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison.
The Kitsap Sun reports A Kitsap County Superior Court jury...
12-year-old boy dies in shooting
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy from the Bremerton area has died after he was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with an apparent gunshot wound to the back of the...
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Pet ownership restrictions have been placed on a pet-grooming couple who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.
The Kitsap Sun reported Tuesday that 68-year-old...
Man accused of robberies, pursuit held without bail
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man who is accused of robbing coffee stands and leading police on a chase that involved a Washington state trooper shooting at his car is being held without bail until his...
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say several women were arrested in connection with raids on four massage parlors in and around Bremerton.
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A U.S. Navy officer has made history by being the first woman elevated to the command of a Washington state shipyard.
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The Suquamish Tribe says it plans to sue the Navy over sewage spills that they say have discharged "hundreds of thousands of gallons of untreated sewage" into local waters...
Bremerton bans disposable plastic bags
SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Bremerton has banned single-use plastic bags, starting in 2020.
The Kitsap Sun reports Bremerton's city council approved an ordinance this week banning single-use...
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Washington not-for-profit health organization has been ordered to pay as much as $25 million in patient debt relief, restitution and fees as part of a settlement of a...
- The Spokesman-ReviewFerris educator named state Science Teacher of the YearApril 23, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewShawn Vestal: Legislature considers sales-tax refunds for Washington’s poorFebruary 27, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewBremerton man accused of injuring Spokane police officers and endangering his childrenJanuary 17, 2019
- Idaho State JournalBoise man suspected in two murders from the 1990s, including WA cold caseJanuary 4, 2019
Nurse files class action suit over unpaid breaks
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A nurse who works at a Bremerton medical center has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against Franciscan Health System, alleging staff isn't properly...
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Health officials are advising people to avoid contact with water after 4,000 gallons of sewage spilled at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Saturday and Sunday.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of running a crime ring out of his home near Bremerton has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Police arrest woman suspected of killing man, covering it up
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Bremerton woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her boyfriend and then attempting to cover it up.
Winter storm warning issued for western Washington
SEATTLE (AP) — Officials have issued a winter storm warning for the Puget Sound region including Seattle.
The National Weather Service says the warning will be in effect from noon Friday to noon Saturday.
Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected in the interior lowland areas including Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, Bremerton, Bellevue, North Bend, Redmond and Kent.
Body found on beach in South Kitsap likely missing teen
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a body of an apparent teenage female that washed up on a beach in South Kitsap.
Deputies and emergency crews from South Kitsap Fire and Rescue received a call at about 3:11 p.m. from a nature photographer who had stopped on the side of the road to look at birds.
Sheriff's units arrived on-scene at 3:23 p.m. and confirmed the initial report.
Man charged in Bremerton cold case pleads not guilty
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A man who was arrested in Idaho in connection with the slaying of a woman in Washington state in 1992 has pleaded not guilty to murder.
The Kitsap Sun reports 54-year-old Robert Lee Miller pleaded not guilty this week to a count of second-degree murder in Kitsap County Superior Court in the death of Marilyn Hickey.
Police arrest man in 26-year-old murder case
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Police say detectives have arrested a man in Idaho in connection with a 26-year-old Washington state murder case after DNA evidence linked him to the crime.
KOMO-TV reports 54-year-old Robert Lee Miller was arrested this week in Boise, Idaho, on a murder warrant.
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High wind warnings for Northwest coast, inland Washington
SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Thursday on the Washington and Oregon coast and for inland areas including Seattle.
Along the coast the warning goes into effect at 1 a.m. Thursday with winds from 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.
The Weather Service also has issued a coastal flood warning on the Washington coast Thursday with waves up to 28 feet and flooding in low lying areas.
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
Aberdeen 51, Elma 41
Adna 55, Rainier 35
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 50, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 40
Faulty gate at Bremerton plant causes sewage, runoff spill
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a malfunctioning gate at a wastewater treatment plant on Bremerton's east side led to a spill of sewage and runoff into Port Washington Narrows and Dyes Inlet.
Navy hopes to avert ospreys from nesting on mothballed ships
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The Navy is working on a plan to encourage a pair of ospreys to make their homes somewhere other than at the top of Bremerton's fleet of inactive mothballed Navy vessels.
APNewsBreak: Assaults increase at Washington mental hospital
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The tall, lanky patient walked out of his room at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital and spit on two patients before ducking back inside. A few minutes later, he came back out and punched two patients, so Larry Herbert, a licensed practical nurse, went after the man. As Herbert approached, the patient punched him in the face.
Veterans Benefits Administration to close office’s help desk
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The Veterans Benefits Administration is shutting down a help desk inside its Bremerton office that's staffed with employees who assist veterans with benefit-related queries.
Man who died in trailer fire identified
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The man who died this week in a fatal fire at a trailer near Bremerton, Washington, was identified as 37-year-old Ryan Anderson.
Fire investigators said the cause of the fire was an improperly discarded tobacco product.
Prosecutor: Police shooting of man during chase justifiable
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A Kitsap County prosecutor says that the shooting and wounding of a 72-year-old man after he allegedly pulled a gun on officers in May was lawful, justifiable and necessary.
Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney Tina Robinson's findings were released by authorities Tuesday in the police shooting of Fred Sowell.
1 killed in mobile home fire near Bremerton
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say one person died in a mobile home fire near Bremerton.
Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue firefighters responded to the home before noon Tuesday on a report of smoke and flames.
Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue said on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that one person died in the fire.
New fast ferry service begins between Kingston and Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — After a year of promising that fast ferry service between Kingston and Seattle would begin in 2018, Kitsap Transit has delivered.
KING-TV reports the official first sailing will leave Kingston at 5:25 a.m. Monday, bound for downtown Seattle.
Police: Device found near Bremerton school had explosives
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a suspicious device found last week near an elementary school in Bremerton likely contained explosive materials.
Bremerton Police Capt. Randy Plum tells the Kitsap Sun that investigators X-rayed the package and determined it could have caused damage and serious injury if it had detonated.
Wounded war veteran graduates from firefighting school
SEATTLE (AP) — A war veteran who lost part of his left leg when he stepped on a roadside bomb in Afghanistan is graduating from firefighting school and plans to enroll in a course for emergency medical technicians.
KING-TV reports retired Air Force Tech Sgt. Daniel Fye was serving his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan when he stepped on an improved explosive device in 2011.
He lost his left leg below the knee. He kept his right leg after months of surgery.
Man charged with shooting muzzled, leashed dog at park
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man with shooting a muzzled, leashed dog at a Washington park.
The Kitsap Sun reports the suspect, who lives in Port Orchard, was charged Oct. 9 with first-degree animal cruelty. A warrant was issued Oct. 10 for his arrest.
Washington state man arrested in Alaska fatal stabbing
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 46-year-old Washington state man is accused of fatally stabbing another Washington man in Alaska.
John Stapleton of Kent, Washington, is charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of 61-year-old John Fergerson Sr. of Bremerton, Washington.
Alaska State Troopers say they got a request on Sunday from Yakutat police to help with an investigation into Fergerson's death in the southeast Alaska community.
US Navy gets $2M to study jet engine noise
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Funding has been allocated for the U.S. Navy to study and develop technologies that would reduce jet engine noise as it plans to bring more electronic-warfare aircraft to train on a Puget Sound island north of Seattle.
4 Navy sailors accused of sex with underage girl, child porn
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Four sailors assigned to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor have been accused of sex crimes against an underage girl.
Respite program gives homeless patients a place to recover
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Walter Jacque figured he was better off than most people without homes.
He had a pickup truck cab he could sleep in at night, snuggled up with his service dog Andy. It wasn't comfortable or safe, but it kept him out of the elements.
His doctors were less optimistic.
"They told me the conditions I was living in were detrimental to my health and I should be in a shelter," Jacque recalled Friday. "But try getting shelter!"