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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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!"
Bremerton nursing home settles wrongful death case
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit claiming that negligence by a Bremerton nursing home led to the death of a resident in 2016 has been settled through mediation, according to an attorney representing the resident's estate.
Doctor at Bremerton clinic gets 9 months in jail for assault
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A Bremerton doctor who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting five female patients during exams at a clinic has been sentenced to nine months in jail.
The Kitsap Sun reports that 49-year-old Darren Michael Chotiner received the maximum sentence in Kitsap County Superior Court Monday.
Shellfish harvesting closed along Washington shoreline
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Health officials have closed shellfish harvesting on the eastern shoreline of Kitsap County after testing found high levels of the toxin paralytic shellfish poison.
The Kitsap Sun reports Kitsap Public Health announced Wednesday that samples showed PSP concentrations of 172 micrograms of toxin per 100 grams of shellfish tissues.
Adna 26, Kalama 17
Arlington 21, Stanwood 13
Asotin 42, DeSales 14
Auburn 43, Kent Meridian 34
Ballard 45, Ingraham 21
Bellevue 45, Garfield 34
Bellevue Christian 20, King's Way Christian School 14
Kitsap schools vigilantly watching out for lead in water
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Public records show that tests conducted since 2016 revealed nearly half of Kitsap County schools produced water samples that exceeded the recommended federal action level.
Long-running sewage spill discovered at Naval Base Kitsap
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton's public works department says it has discovered another sewage spill — one that leaked an estimated 450,000 gallons (1.7 million liters) of wastewater into Puget Sound over the past two years.
Fire marshal: 7 fires near Bremerton preserve suspicious
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say the seven fires that occurred in or near a nature preserve in Bremerton since mid-August are believed to be suspicious and connected.
The Kitsap Sun reports the Kitsap County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the blazes that have taken place around Illahee Preserve over the last two weeks.
Kitsap library system eliminates late fines
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The Kitsap Regional Library says it will no longer issue daily fines for overdue items.
The Kitsap Sun reports that the library forgave outstanding late fines and stopped collecting them as of Thursday.
It joins a growing number of libraries eliminating overdue fines, including Salt Lake City, Columbus, Ohio, and Nashville, Tennessee.
Police: Correctional officer shoots his own leg at training
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Police say a correctional officer for the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office accidentally shot himself in the leg at a shooting range.
The Kitsap Sun reports the officer was injured Wednesday afternoon while training at the Bremerton Police Department firing range.
80,000 gallons of sewage flows into Sinclair Inlet
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Health officials are warning the public to avoid contact with the water of Sinclair Inlet near Bremerton after 80,000 gallons of sewage spilled from Naval Base Kitsap.
The Kitsap Public Health District says the spill occurred during a two-week period ending Tuesday and that the advisory will remain in effect until Aug. 21.
Washington state man sentenced for girlfriend’s death
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A Bremerton man accused of strangling his girlfriend was sentenced to nearly six years in prison.
The Kitsap Sun reports 59-year-old Richard Heller was sentenced Monday in Kitsap County Superior Court after pleading guilty in July to second-degree manslaughter in the death of 66-year-old Perleen Bode in January 2017.
Bremerton woman arrested after husband stabbed with sword
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A Bremerton woman has been charged with second-degree assault after authorities say she stabbed her husband in the arm with a samurai sword.
The Kitsap Sun reports the man called police early Wednesday morning and was later flown to a Seattle hospital.
Man killed, driver arrested after hit-and-run crash
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — One man is dead and a suspected DUI driver is under arrest after a hit-and-run crash overnight in Bremerton, Washington.
KOMO-TV reports the incident unfolded at around 1:45 a.m. Thursday on National Avenue.
Police say the driver was believed to be speeding and under the influence of alcohol or drugs when he struck and killed a 26-year-old man.
Intoxicated woman on ferry charged with assault
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Bremerton police say an intoxicated 19-year-old woman started a fight on the ferry and was charged with a felony for assaulting an officer.
The Kitsap Sun reports that a man aboard the boat said while underway, the woman sat on his girlfriend and when he tried to get her to leave the couple alone the woman started hitting him.
Authorities: Man with machete robbed Kingston pot shop
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Western Washington authorities are looking for a man who used a machete to rob a Kingston marijuana shop.
The Kitsap Sun reports police say the man entered the Green Tiki Cannabis shop Monday morning and made off with some product after he pulled out a large, black-colored machete.
It appears that the suspect got into a nearby vehicle and fled.
Man accused in murder near Port Orchard pleads guilty
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a friend in the head during a scuffle outside of Port Orchard has pleaded guilty.
The Kitsap Sun reports 39-year-old Shawn Michael Dean Hamlin is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree burglary for the death of 48-year-old David Ray Garcia.