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Kitsap County

Port Gamble Bay cleanup effort to begin Monday

PORT GAMBLE — About 20 years after the Pope & Talbot mill shut down the Washington Department of Ecology is scheduled to begin a $17 million project to remove wood waste and contaminated sediment from the Port Gamble Bay.

Date: 09/28/2015 | Northwest

Prosecutor: No charges after lawyers’ raucous party in Olalla

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — The Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office says it won’t file any charges after a group of Pierce County lawyers held a raucous party last month.

Date: 09/20/2015 | Northwest

Pierce County man pleads guilty to pimping, child rape

PORT ORCHARD — A Pierce County man accused of pimping and raping underage girls has pleaded guilty in Kitsap Superior Court.The Kitsap Sun reported that Ricky Lee Grundy Jr. entered his pleas Monday to human trafficking, promoting sexual abuse of a minor and three counts of child rape.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest

Kitsap sewage spill prompts warning to stay out of water

SILVERDALE, — Health officials are warning people to avoid contact with water in Dyes Inlet and the Port Washington Narrows on the Kitsap Peninsula after thousands of gallons of sewage spilled into the water during a construction project.

Date: 08/01/2015 | Northwest

Bystanders help but couldn’t save man who drowned in Kitsap County

LONG LAKE — The Kitsap County Sheriff’s office says bystanders formed a chain to try to pull a drowning man to the shore of Long Lake but they couldn’t save him.Sgt. Jon Van Gesen says the Tacoma man was swimming with friends when he became distressed and called for help. He went under water.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Northwest

Kitsap County: 2 men held captive, 2 others arrested

EAST BREMERTON — Two men have been arrested after Kitsap County sheriff’s officers learned that two other men had been held captive, severely beaten and robbed.

Date: 06/05/2015 | Northwest

Arrest in Florida on child abuse charges for Washington state man

PORT ORCHARD — A 43-year-old man has been arrested in Florida for suspicion of child rape following an investigation that began in Washington state.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Northwest

Kitsap sheriff’s deputy shoots bear that was injured by car

POULSBO — The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy shot and killed a young bear after it was struck by car near Poulsbo.

Date: 05/19/2015 | Northwest

2 Kitsap County men in separate cases sentenced for killing daughters

PORT ORCHARD — Two men who were convicted of killing their infant daughters in separate cases last year have been sentenced to prison.

Date: 05/02/2015 | Northwest

Judge orders cease fire at permit-less Kitsap gun range

BREMERTON — A Kitsap firing range is fighting a judge’s injunction ordering compliance with a September ordinance that requires gun ranges to obtain operating permits from the county.

Date: 05/01/2015 | Northwest

Kitsap County starts text-to-911 service

BREMERTON — People in Kitsap County who need emergency help can now send a text to 911 instead of making a phone call.

Date: 03/31/2015 | Northwest

Kitsap County inmate convicted of assaulting fellow inmate

PORT ORCHARD — A Kitsap Superior Court jury on Friday convicted a jail inmate of first-degree burglary and unlawful imprisonment for escaping his cell and attacking a fellow inmate.

Date: 03/28/2015 | Northwest

Logging revenue not meeting Kitsap County’s expectations

BREMERTON — Kitsap County isn’t making as much money from logging in parks as officials had expected.

Date: 03/16/2015 | Northwest

Jail attack charges dropped against inmate accused of Port Orchard murder

PORT ORCHARD — A Washington man accused of strangling his girlfriend and later attacking a fellow inmate in the Kitsap County Jail has had the jail attack charges dropped because officials are unable to find the victim.

Date: 02/28/2015 | Northwest

Hung jury in Kitsap trial of man accused of killing baby

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 Kingston man, Hector Francisco Saavedra Ruiz, 22. His re-trial has been scheduled for March 16.

Date: 02/06/2015 | Northwest

Teen driver pleads guilty to 3 vehicular homicide counts

PORT ORCHARD — The 17-year-old driver in a Kitsap County crash that killed three high school classmates has pleaded guilty to three counts of vehicular homicide.The Kitsap Sun reported that the teen entered his pleas Thursday in juvenile court

Date: 01/23/2015 | Northwest

Silverdale boy in serious condition after attack by Rottweilers

SILVERDALE, — A 5-year-old boy who was mauled by two Rottweiler dogs is in serious condition at a Seattle hospital.A Harborview Medical Center nursing supervisor says the boy is in the intensive care unit Wednesday following surgery.

Date: 01/14/2015 | Northwest

Boy, 5, seriously injured in dog attack

SILVERDALE — A Kitsap County sheriff’s spokesman says a 5-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was attacked by two Rottweiler dogs at a home in Silverdale, Washington.

Date: 01/13/2015 | Northwest

3 Bremerton teens killed in car crash

SEABECK — Sheriff’s deputies say three teenagers are dead after a car crash on the Kitsap Peninsula, and impairment and speed may have been causes.

Date: 01/11/2015 | Northwest

Kitsap County Jail death apparent suicide, officials say

PORT ORCHARD — The Kitsap County sheriff’s office says it appears that a 35-year-old county jail inmate found dead in his cell committed suicide.

Date: 01/02/2015 | Northwest

Man’s body found on Kitsap County beach

INDIANOLA — The Kitsap County sheriff’s office says a man’s body has been found on a small beach near Indianola.

Date: 12/09/2014 | Northwest

Ferry skipper steers steady course for 50 years

PORT ORCHARD — After a half century of piloting ferries across Sinclair Inlet, you’d think Willis “Bill” Nearhoff could do it with his eyes closed.“I tried that. It didn’t work,” he said, sipping a cranberry drink at the Blue Goose Tavern.

Date: 10/28/2014 | Northwest

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