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November 7, 2014 at 2:36 PM

New charge filed in grisly Port Orchard homicide

The Associated Press The man accused of killing his girlfriend and posting grisly photos of her body online is facing a new charge. Kitsap County sheriff’s spokesman Scott Wilson said authorities filed a probable-cause certificate Friday amending the charges against David Kalac from second-degree murder to first-degree murder. Wilson said that when Kalac was arrested in Oregon, documents were found in…

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November 6, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Autopsy: Woman in online photos strangled, beaten

The Associated Press Update at 3:25 p.m.: Authorities say a Washington state woman whose lifeless body appeared in online photos died of strangulation and blunt force trauma to the head. The Kitsap County coroner’s office released the cause of death for 30-year-old Amber Lynn Coplin on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the man accused in her death waived…

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November 5, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Police: Man sought in Port Orchard slaying in custody

Update at 9 p.m.:  The man wanted in connection with the slaying of a Port Orchard woman is in custody, according to the Wilsonville Police Department. David Michael Kalac was taken into custody by officers in Wilsonville, south of Portland, after he turned himself in to a deputy, police said. Kalac was taken into custody without incident. Update at 6 p.m.: Police say they…

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November 4, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Kitsap County investigating woman’s death, graphic photos

The Associated Press UPDATE: Wednesday, 9:10 a.m. | Deputy Scott Wilson said Wednesday that the identity of the woman found by a relative Tuesday afternoon has yet to be confirmed. The office can’t confirm the online postings but is taking them seriously. Deputies are looking for the woman’s car, a gold 2001 Ford Focus, Washington license 495-YLY. ORIGINAL…

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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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