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The suspect, 36-year-old Adam Dunn of Port Orchard, was arrested for second-degree burglary and possession of a burglary tool. He is held in Kitsap County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.
The Comanche 202 supported the invasion of Okiniwa during World War II. She watched Russian fishing boats in the 1960s, chased Caribbean pirates in the 1970s and even helped tug a barge used in the movie “Pearl Harbor” in 2000.
Primary election results as of Tuesday night showed Linda Simpson, a Republican, leading the Kitsap Conty Commissioner District 2 race with 36.73 percent of the vote. Garrido, a Democrat, followed with 34.16 percent.
The Craigslist ad placed online in mid-July was to the point. “Wanted,” it read. “Elderly Port Orchard couple lost their home to commercial property developers. Homeless and with disabilities.”
Plans for a town hall style meeting led by Port Orchard Mayor Tim Matthes are moving forward, with an anticipated first meeting scheduled for mid-September.
The time it takes to get a building permit from Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development has shortened compared to the days before the Great Recession, but strides in inspection times are needed, according to the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County.
The Port Orchard City Council approved the interlocal agreement last week, which includes authorization of $110,000 city funds previously budgeted in the 2012 budget, along with money from a $500,000 Washington state grant secured for the pedestrian pathway.
The police department fielded 11,723 calls through June of this year, a 33 percent uptick over the same time last year, said Port Orchard Police Chief Alan Townsend. This continues a trend that saw an eight percent rise in overall calls from 2010 to 2011 and nearly a 20 percent uptick from 2009 to 2010.
The Retsil Annexation, a nine parcel, 2.2 acre annexation located between the intersection of Bay Street and Arnold Avenue to the west and the intersection of Beach Drive and Olney Avenue East was approved by the city council last week.
The Port Orchard City Council ruled out medical marijuana dispensaries and community medical marijuana gardens at Tuesday night’s city council meetings.
Port Orchard collected slightly more sales tax revenue than anticipated in May, continuing a trend of tax revenues that keep pace with the city’s 2012 revenue projections.
Patients using medical marijuana will likely need to continue to look outside the city limits of Port Orchard for their medicine.
Ranging from 16 feet to nearly 100 feet, the classic style Chris-Craft boats spent the weekend being admired by visitors who took in the sleek lines, classic mahogany and antique helms.
Concert's by the Bay, a free, weekly outdoor concert series at Port Orchard Marina's Waterfront Park, began June 7. The outdoor concert series, organized by the local nonprofit Fathoms o'Fun Festival Association, runs every Thursday throughout the summer.
Typically, the Fourth of July celebration has been one of the more popular events. But after two years of decreased membership and consistent problems with the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office and surrounding neighborhoods, attendance at the Fourth of July Celebration has taken a dip, said Marcus Carter, the club’s executive officer.
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Fred Needham Post 2669 of Port Orchard unveiled their newly built Veterans Wall of Honor during last week’s summer holiday. The 150-square-foot wall displays more than 1,110 commemorative bricks honoring the names of service members from all branches of the military, past and present.
The city of Port Orchard flew a special flag high above city hall during the Fourth of July holiday to celebrate the memory of an honored citizen.
Randy Bragge stood smiling at the far end of the firing line at the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club as men and women along the line prepared for a “liberty volley,” a minute-long shootout.
Ryan and Baldwin are just two Port Orchard business owners struggling to make sense of what the changes in healthcare law, colloquially known as Obamacare, will mean to their small businesses following the court decision.
A runaway car smashed through a corner of the Custom Hearth stove store in Gorst Thursday afternoon, destroying some pellet stoves and surprising store employees.
Known as the McCormick Woods STEP System Retrofit project, city officials are hoping to gradually convert homes in McCormick Woods from the existing septic tank effluent pumping system to a more manageable grinder pump system.
The Port Orchard City Council Tuesday evening unanimously approved a library roof replacement bid for an amount with a limit of $150,000.
Simpson, 47, is the lone Republican running for the District 2 County Commissioner seat.
DiMarco and the cast and crew were filming a trailer for season two of “Ghost Sniffers” Tuesday. The show, which features a cast of child and teen actors with real-life disabilities, already has 12 episodes completed in the first season.
Jonathan McHenry knew he needed to lose weight. At 550 pounds, he would sit in his Port Orchard home watching the NBC reality show, “The Biggest Loser” and think, “Why not me?”
Danielson will face-off against current commissioner Charlotte Garrido, former Port Orchard Mayor Lary Coppola and Linda Simpson in the primary election Aug. 7. She has previously run for Kitsap County Auditor in 2006 and for 26th District Washington state Senate seat, losing both contests.
Geoffrey Marti, the Port Orchard Police Department’s Commander, said a spike in thefts of older model Hondas, Toyotas and vans were part of a brief crime trend largely attributed to thieves researching car theft on the Internet. Through that, first-time car thieves learned how to break into older-model cars, how to grind keys and access other vulnerabilities in the cars.
The toll on the bridge will cost $4 for Good to Go! (up from $2.75) pass users, $5 for cash (up from $4) and $6 for Pay By Mail (up from $5.50) customers.
The city’s 2008 Comprehensive Plan was certified by the Puget Sound Regional Council June 1. The document, which consists of detailed plans for the city’s future, including transportation structure, parks plans, housing, utilities and other city functions was submitted to the council in hopes of garnering approval for the plans, said James Weaver, Port Orchard’s planning director.
A Judge pushed the sentencing of Megan Mollet back one week after a late memorandum from the prosecution asked for a lengthy prison term.
Witness in Trooper Radulescu killing convicted for helping shooter
Representatives from Washington state’s ferry system met Tuesday at Harper Church to discuss potential ferry system updates.
Marcus Carter, the executive officer of the club, said shooters once again took to the range May 1, months after the popular shooting club was closed when Pierce County Superior Court Judge Susan Serko agreed with Kitsap County prosecutor Russell Hauge that the club was a public nuisance and ordered it not to use the property as a shooting range until a Kitsap County conditional use permit was issued.
A partnership between Kitsap County and Key Peninsula Metropolitan Park District will keep a South Kitsap park open daily through October.
The Kitsap Harbor Festival will welcome some old staples, and new arrivals, this weekend around Sinclair Inlet.
On May 9, Port Orchard’s Economic Development and Tourism Committee discussed a deal in which the city would use iZigg, a cellphone texting service that helps organizations text messages, to people who’ve signed up.
A torrent of sunshine and temperatures in the ’70s have spurred marine algae blooms across the Puget Sound, including Sinclair Inlet.
The City of Port Orchard may soon text your cellphone. On May 9, Port Orchard’s Economic Development and Tourism Committee discussed a deal in which the city would use iZigg, a cellphone texting service that helps organizations text messages, to people who’ve signed up.
Discussion turns heated on question of when city reimburses council members
New businesses hope to add to the ‘old section’ in the east end of town