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Bremerton health center starting behavioral health residency to help meet demand
BREMERTON — Peninsula Community Health Services will launch a residency program in fall 2019 to help meet an overwhelming need for behavioral health providers. The Bremerton-based community health center is developing a residency for psychiatric nurse practitioners, who will receive a year of postgr
Human heart left on board prompts Southwest flight to return to Seattle
SEATTLE - Southwest Airlines says a Dallas-bound flight returned to Seattle last weekend because a human heart was left onboard. The Seattle Times reports that Flight 3606 arrived in Seattle from Sacramento, California. Someone forgot to unload the heart before the plane left for Dallas, and the cap
Faulty gate at Bremerton plant causes sewage, runoff spill
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a malfunctioning gate at a wastewater treatment plant on Bremerton's east side led to a spill of sewage and runoff into Port Washington Narrows and Dyes Inlet.
Stennis assisting push for 'political solution' in Afghanistan, Navy says
The USS John C. Stennis has begun supporting a U.S. offensive in Afghanistan following its arrival in the Arabian Sea, the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. 5th Fleet confirmed Thursday.
Teens get more sleep with later school start time
When Seattle Public Schools announced that it would reorganize school start times across the district for the fall of 2016, the massive undertaking took more than a year to deploy. Elementary schools started earlier, while most middle and all of the district’s 18 high schools shifted their opening b
Olympic View Transfer Station to close next month for repairs
BREMERTON — County officials are asking residents to hang on to their garbage next month while the Olympic View Transfer Station closes for repairs. Olympic View, the collection point for all of the county's garbage, will be closed between Jan. 11 and Feb. 5 while contractors repair the facility's c
Deputies investigating East Bremerton shooting find runaways, neglected animals
BREMERTON -- Kitsap County deputies investigating reports of a woman shot in the leg in East Bremerton early Tuesday found a house full of people -- including two juvenile runaways -- as well as multiple animals that may have been neglected.
Witness: Woman found dead at Silverdale apartment thought she was using cocaine
SILVERDALE -- A woman found dead at a Silverdale apartment last month had used a powder she apparently believed was cocaine before collapsing, according to a witness, but law enforcement suspected it may have been the powerful opioid fentanyl.
Carlisle II out of service indefinitely on Bremerton-Port Orchard route
BREMERTON — The Carlisle II will be out of service on the Bremerton-Port Orchard route for the foreseeable future, Kitsap Transit announced Wednesday. The Carlisle II was taken out of service Monday after the engine failed, according to Kitsap Transit spokesman Sanjay Bhatt.
More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz
SEATTLE (AP) - High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle. That's the finding of a study on later school start times. Teenagers wore activity monitors to discover whether a later start to the school day would help them get more sleep. It did, adding 34 minutes of slumber a night. They al
Pierce County deputy arrested for assault to be fired, sheriff says
Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor intends to fire a deputy who was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of first-degree assault, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Pastor issued a statement Wednesday saying the deputy, Robert Glen Carpenter, would be charged with a felony crime as a result of
Nurse injured in hit-and-run near Warren Avenue Bridge in serious condition
BREMERTON -- A man struck by a car last week as he walked on a sidewalk near the Warren Avenue Bridge was listed Monday in serious condition after five surgeries at a Seattle hospital.
Faulty gate the cause of 200,000-gallon sewage spill
EAST BREMERTON — A malfunctioning gate at Bremerton's east side wastewater treatment plant is being blamed for about 200,000 gallons of sewage and runoff spilling into Port Washington Narrows and Dyes Inlet on Tuesday.
CHI slows work on Harrison Silverdale hospital
SILVERDALE — Workers are being laid off at the Harrison Medical Center hospital project in Silverdale, signaling a slowdown in construction. Several tradespeople employed at the site contacted the Kitsap Sun this week to report a widespread reduction in force, though the scope of the layoffs could n
White Supremacist Gang Attacked Black D.J. at Seattle-Area Bar, Authorities Say
Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, a crew of white supremacist gang members descended on the Rec Room Bar & Grill, a normally relaxed bar in Lynnwood, Wash., about a half-hour drive north of Seattle, the authorities said.
Help was on the way for family with three daughters battling cancer, until Visa was denied
BREMERTON — On Dec. 7, Rosminda Galanto flew from Iloilo City in the Philippines to the U.S. Embassy in Manila. Galanto was seeking a visa to travel to the United States and support her "Auntie Beth" Goheen of Bremerton, whose three adult daughters all have cancer. Middle daughter Katie, 29, is term
Elaine Valencia has been an institution at Bremerton's city hall
An institution within Bremerton City Hall plans to retire at the end of this year. Elaine Valencia has worked for the city for over 40 years, most of that time as the executive assistant to seven different mayors, one of which was me.
Homeless patients have a place to stay for awhile after leaving Gig Harbor hospital
For the homeless, being in the hospital at least means getting sleep in a bed. To address that problem, if only temporarily, CHI Franciscan Health has partnered with Catholic Community Services and Peninsula Community Health Services to offer homeless men somewhere to go after leaving the hospital.
CAPTURED: Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy wins footrace with ‘Armed and Dangerous’ suspect
CAPTURED: The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office says thanks to tips from citizens, Woodsum was spotted running from a Shore Place apartment building. Deputy Brandon Myers literally chased him down Silverdale Way and caught him at NW Lowell St and Silverdale Way NW.
Pet groomer charged with animal cruelty again, 36 animals removed from home
The misdemeanor second-degree animal cruelty charges in Kitsap County District Court against Cherilyn M. Wilson, 68, follow felony animal cruelty charges filed in Lewis County Superior Court against Cherilyn Wilson and her husband, Roy I. Wilson.