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February 6, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Hung jury in Kitsap County trial of man accused of killing baby

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County jurors were unable to reach a verdict in the murder trial of a man accused of shaking his infant daughter to death. A hung jury Thursday ended the trial of the 22-year-old Kingston man, Hector Francisco Saavedra Ruiz. His re-trial has been scheduled for March 16. The Kitsap Sun reports…


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January 22, 2015 at 8:49 PM

Driver, 17, pleads guilty in Kitsap County triple fatality

A 17-year-old driver charged with vehicular homicide for the Jan. 11 accident that killed three of his passengers in Kitsap County pleaded guilty to all three counts Thursday. The teen appeared in Kitsap County Juvenile Court after prosecutors and the defense agreed to recommend juvenile, rather than adult, charges, the Kitsap Sun reported. The Seattle Times is…


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January 20, 2015 at 11:37 AM

1 phone making thousands of 911 calls to Kitsap dispatchers

The Associated Press BREMERTON — One cellphone in south Kitsap County has called 911 thousands of times in the past year, tying up dispatchers and police who have never been able to find the caller. The Kitsap Sun reports the calls are coming from a phone that lacks a service plan and can only dial 911. Officials think…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: 911 calls, Kitsap County, Port Orchard

November 27, 2014 at 3:02 PM

After 3 months in hospital, Kitsap County woman heads to jail on murder charge

After spending nearly three months at Harborview Medical Center, a 55-year-old Central Kitsap County woman was booked into jail Wednesday night, accused of fatally stabbing her husband and then setting their house on fire Aug. 31, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. Chong Charpentier, who has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson,…


Comments | Topics: Alan Charpentier, Chong Charpentier, Kitsap County

September 17, 2014 at 5:55 AM

4.0 magnitude earthquake rattles Puget Sound area early Wednesday

Updated at 12:55 p.m. A 4.0 magnitude earthquake, the largest in Western Washington this year, shook the Puget Sound area early Wednesday. The quake, centered under Hood Canal, started around 3 a.m. and only lasted a few seconds, said John Vidale, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network based at the University of Washington. The quake was centered near Seabeck,…


Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: earthquake, Kitsap County

August 17, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Experienced skydiver dies in ‘extremely hard landing’

An experienced skydiver with a fully functional parachute died Sunday afternoon after an “extremely hard landing,” according to a spokesman for Kapowsin Air Sports at Sanderson Field in Shelton. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Ryan Erickson, who was an experienced skydiver. Erickson had completed nearly 1,000 successful jumps in the past. On Sunday,…


Comments | More in Sports, The Blotter, Weird news | Topics: accident, fatal, Kapowsin

August 12, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Charges in slaying of Bremerton girl delayed for mental evaluation

Prosecutors said the suspect in the rape and murder of 6-year-old Jenise Wright, whose body was found last week in a bog not far from her Bremerton home, will not be formally charged until he undergoes a mental-competency evaluation. Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Kevin Hull ordered the evaluation for Gabriel Z. Gaeta, 17, at…


Comments | More in General news, Roundups, The Blotter | Topics: Gabriel Z. Gaeta, Jenise Wright, Kitsap County

July 16, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Over 200 sick cases reported at Kitsap County lake

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — A popular park in Kitsap County is closed through Friday after more than 200 people reported becoming sick after swimming in the lake over the weekend. Kitsap County health officials say they believe a virus is the likely source of the illnesses. Water samples collected showed low levels of the E.coli…


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May 30, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Judge grants Casey Kasem’s daughter daily visitation

By Manuel Valdes / The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — A daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem was granted regular visits with him on Friday after raising concerns about his care. The ruling by a judge in Washington state marked the latest twist in the ongoing dispute between Kasem’s wife Jean and her stepdaughter, Kerri…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Casey Kasem, Jean Casem, Kitsap County

May 28, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Casey Kasem’s wife ordered to appear in Kitsap County court

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — The wife of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem has been ordered to appear in court in Kitsap County on Friday in an ongoing dispute with a stepdaughter who has been given authority to determine whether her father is receiving adequate medical care. The 82-year-old Kasem and his wife, Jean, have been…


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