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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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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March 3, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Kitsap and Thurston counties issue warning about jury-duty scam

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and Thurston County Superior Court hvae issued an advisory about a scam in which residents get a phone call saying they’ve missed jury duty  — and must pay. The scam, which has resurfaced in the West Sound area, has a person calling county residents to inform them that they have failed…

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February 28, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Teen hurt while extracting bullet’s gunpowder; claimed to be shot

Injuries sustained to a 16-year-old Kitsap teen, who originally reported he’d been shot, turned out to have been accidentally self-inflicted, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. The teen told a foster parent on Monday that he had been shot by an unknown person after getting off a school bus, the Sheriff’s Office said. Kitsap County sheriff’s patrol deputies,…

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February 19, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Shoplifting suspect fatally stricken at Belfair

The Associated Press BREMERTON — A suspected shoplifter who collapsed while fleeing from a grocery store in Belfair later died at a hospital. The Kitsap County sheriff’s office says a loss-prevention employee confronted the man just before the store closed Sunday as he was rolling a shopping cart out the door loaded with alcoholic beverages. The Kitsap Sun…

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February 12, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Kitsap County sheriff says he won’t seek re-election

Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer announced today that he will not seek a fifth term as sheriff, citing recent health concerns. Boyer, 63, served as sheriff for the past 15 years and in law enforcement for more than 42 years, according to a news release. After he developed health problems, professionals ruled out any serious issues,…

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Comments | More in Politics, The Blotter | Topics: Kitsap County, Washington State Patrol

January 13, 2014 at 1:39 PM

11-year-old hospitalized after Kitsap County fire

The Associated Press BREMERTON — An 11-year-old girl was rushed to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma after a fire early Monday in south Kitsap County. The Kitsap Sun reports seven other people — ages 2 to 21 years old — were evaluated at Mary Bridge and Tacoma General hospitals. Everyone was outside the home when firefighters arrived shortly…

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