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September 16, 2014 at 6:33 AM

First date ends with man dead, woman hospitalized

TACOMA (AP) — Pierce County sheriff’s detectives know this much: a first date ended with a Gig Harbor, Washington, man dead and his date hospitalized in critical condition. The News Tribune reports that investigators think the 47-year-old Port Orchard woman ran over her date, then crashed his truck 15 feet down an embankment. But…

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July 28, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Body of Port Orchard teen located in Ohanapecosh River

The Associated Press CHEHALIS — The Lewis County sheriff’s office says rescuers worked Monday to recover the body of a Port Orchard teen from the river south of Mount Rainier National Park. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said kayakers spotted the 17-year-old’s body on Sunday, more than four weeks after he fell in the cold and fast-moving Ohanapecosh…

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July 17, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Norovirus caused sicknesses at Kitsap County lake

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — Health officials in Kitsap County say norovirus is to blame for sickening more than 260 people at a popular park over the weekend. Officials on Thursday said tests of stool samples confirmed the same type of norovirus, a contagious virus that causes stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Horseshoe Lake County Park…

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July 7, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Teen falls into river near Mount Rainier National Park

CHEHALIS, Lewis County (AP) — The Lewis County sheriff’s office says a Port Orchard teen is presumed drowned in a river near the southeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park. The sheriff’s office says the 17-year-old was taking photos with friends Friday when he slipped and fell in the cold and fast-moving Ohanapecosh River near the…

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June 20, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Man killed by Port Orchard police identified

A man who was fatally shot by Port Orchard police on Thursday night has been identified by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office as Thomas D. Rogers, 36. Rogers, whose last known address was in Bremerton, was shot after apparently getting into a fight with two officers at South Park Plaza shopping center, 1750 Village Lane S.E., around 8:15…

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December 17, 2013 at 5:37 AM

2 teens dead in high speed crash near Port Orchard

Two teenage girls are dead after what appears to be a high-speed crash near Port Orchard last night. Authorities say that a Toyota Camry was heading north on Baby Doll Road Southeast just after 9:30 p.m when it went off the road. The 18-year-old Camry driver apparently tried to brake when she came upon an SUV in front of her, but,…

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November 1, 2013 at 9:23 AM

13th DUI arrest for Port Orchard man

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — A Port Orchard man who was arrested for a 13th time on suspicion of drunken driving was charged Thursday in Kitsap County District Court with felony DUI and attempting to elude police. The Kitsap Sun reports Charles Thomas Sorensen is jailed with bail set at $1 million after Deputy Prosecutor Lael…

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October 17, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Man severely burned in Port Orchard house fire

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — A Port Orchard resident saw smoke coming from a neighbor’s house Wednesday night, ran inside and rescued a man with severe burns. South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Lt. Rick Christenson told the Kitsap Sun arriving firefighters found the 63-year-old man in the yard. He was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle…

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August 30, 2013 at 8:08 PM

S. Kitsap School District reports tentative deal with teachers union

The South Kitsap School District and the South Kitsap Education Association have come to a tentative agreement that, if ratified by both the school board and the union, will avert a teachers strike, according to a news release from the school district. Details of the agreement were not released. The release said the board expects Superintendent Michelle…

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May 31, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Bear sighted at Port Orchard elementary school

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD – Hidden Creek Elementary School in Port Orchard is telling parents not to let children walk to or from school while a big bear may be in nearby woods. South Kitsap School District spokeswoman Lisa Kirkemo says parents should drive their children, if they don’t take the bus. The school went into a…

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