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October 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM
POULSBO — Police say a Kitsap County man accused of stabbing a hypodermic syringe into a sausage package at a Wal-Mart store in Poulsbo told them it was a “ridiculously stupid” decision he made while sleep-deprived and on heroin.
The Kitsap Sun reports that prosecutors on Monday charged 33-year-old Daniel Thieman with malicious mischief and placing poison or other harmful objects or substances in food. The store ultimately tossed out about $19,000 in meat after the syringe was found Friday. Thieman, of Kingston, is held on $250,000 bail.
Poulsbo Police Chief Al Townsend says he doesn’t believe any customers were affected.
Public defender Bill Houser argued that prosecutors failed to show probable cause for the charges since Wal-Mart chose to remove the meat and police said the syringe was empty, but the district-court judge was not swayed.
August 21, 2013 at 4:55 PM
A man died Wednesday afternoon shortly after going diving near Kingston, North Kitsap Fire and Rescue officials said.
He had been diving with others near the Point Julia area on the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Reservation, breathing surface-supplied air from a compressor on the boat, rather than using a scuba tank, a fire and rescue spokeswoman said. After more than an hour underwater, the man gestured to a companion that he wanted to resurface. They did, and he told others on the boat he didn’t feel well. As he was taking off his gear, he passed out in the boat, said Michele Laboda, the spokeswoman.
Fire crews spent 40 minutes but were not able to revive the man.
How deep he’d been diving and how many companions were with him are not yet known. The coroner’s office has not yet released the man’s name and cause of death.
More details will be added to this post as they become available.
February 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM
The Associated Press
SEATTLE — To Laura King, her three children were acting normal while enjoying dinner at an Italian restaurant in their hometown in Kitsap County.
But staffers of the restaurant Sogno di Vino in Poulsbo were so impressed with her children’s table manners during their Feb. 1 dinner that they thanked her kids and gave the family of five a bowl of ice cream.
It wasn’t until King got home that that she noticed a $4 “well behaved kids” discount on her receipt to cover the dessert. A friend posted a picture of the receipt on the website Reddit, and the story took off.
“The server said staff didn’t even know there were kids at the table,” said King, whose children are 2, 3, and 8 years old.
King said it’s been entertaining to see all the attention her story has gotten, and she plans to dine at Sogno di Vino again soon.
Sogno di Vino owner Rob Scott said servers have the discretion to offer a discount to customers, adding that this wasn’t the first time well-behaved kids have been rewarded. What was different this time was that one of the staffers wrote it out in the receipt.
“It was just an act of kindness,” Scott said.
Scott said the restaurant was packed the night Laura’s family came in, which can be challenging to families with small children. But he said he was impressed with the way the family was interacting with each other and that even the 2-year-old on a high chair seemed to be having a good time.
Rowdy children are an issue all restaurant customers have encountered at one point or another, Scott said.
“You can tell when a (family) had a rough ride to the restaurant,” Scott said. “There tends to be sometimes activities where children get out of the chair or stand on chairs or get loud, as they get loud, it upsets other patrons, and they paid for a baby sitter.”
Scott said he’s been asked if he would charge more to customers who have unruly children. That’s not something he does, he said.
“Everybody in my generation was raised to behave in restaurants,” he said. “… Parenting skills have been forgotten in some cases.”
King said she has worked in the restaurant industry before and knows that families aren’t the easiest customers to serve. She said that at the restaurant, her kids apply the table etiquette used at her dining table.
November 15, 2012 at 7:15 AM
UPDATE 7:15 a.m. | The three people who died in the crash west of Kingston last night were residents of the Kitsap County town.
A car driven by 59-year-old Robin N. Bishop crossed the centerline of Highway 104 and hit a car driven by 44-year-old Anthony A. Adams, according to the State Patrol.
The collision at 7 p.m. Wednesday killed both drivers and a passenger in Adams’ car, 44-year-old Marion D. Sparks.
The crash, which occurred two miles west of Kingston, blocked the highway for four hours. It’s heavily used by ferry commuters.
August 24, 2012 at 7:41 PM
The passenger-only ferry between Kingston and Seattle will shut down permanently at the end of September, according to the ferry service’s website, which carries the following notice:
The Port of Kingston SoundRunner Ferry will be terminating service effective September 28, 2012. Thank you for your continued support. ****SoundRunner Crew
It is simply too expensive for the Port of Kingston to operate the ferry. Fares covered only about 24 percent of operating costs, and the Port of Kingston had to make up the rest, to the tune of $50,000 per month, the Kitsap Sun reports.
“If we could find a partner willing to take it on, we’d be willing to discuss that, but as far as the port providing passenger-only ferries at this time, we’re not going to do that,” Port Executive Director Kori Henry told the newspaper.
Typically, about 34 people take the 149-passenger ferry to Seattle in the mornings, and 48 to Kingston in the evenings, the newspaper reports. The Port of Kingston had hoped for about twice that.
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