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- Dec 3, 2011 at 7:31AM
A Kingston man’s vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Port Orchard at about 6 p.m. Friday, Washington State Patrol reported. The vehicle, a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, was traveling eastbound on State Route 160 approaching Locker Road. Shain West, 31, of Port Orchard was on the north side of State Route 160 and attempted to cross the roadway to his residence when he was struck. West was wearing dark clothing, State Patrol said in an incident report. The driver was not at fault, State Patrol reported.
- Dec 7, 2011 at 9:19AM
Salmon are on the same downward trend as the amount and quality of their habitat, and until we turn that around, there’s little hope for their recovery. The tribes believe the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ streamlined nationwide permit system for bulkhead construction and other shoreline changes is making it too easy to damage and destroy important nearshore salmon habitat in western Washington. We think a change is needed.
- Dec 7, 2011 at 11:33AM
North Kitsap girls, Kingston High School basketball teams end Tuesday night with wins
- Dec 8, 2011 at 3:00PM updated at 5:13PM
A man was shot Thursday by tribal police after he allegedly fired a gun at officers serving a felony warrant issued by Port Gamble S'Klallam tribal court. Sheriff’s spokesman Scott Wilson said Port Gamble S'Klallam police officers, assisted by Suquamish police officers and sheriff’s officers, arrived at the house on Second Avenue in Suquamish shortly before 3 p.m. to serve the warrant. After entering the house, a man was being taken into custody when another person, seated, reached for a concealed weapon and fired, according to Wilson's report. Officers returned fire, and the shooter is believed to have been shot.
- Dec 8, 2011 at 6:00PM updated at 8:32PM
The standoff on Second Street in Suquamish ended at 4:46 p.m., when the subject of a felony warrant issued by Port Gamble S'Klallam court walked out of the house and surrendered. Inside the house, on the living room floor, was the body of another man, shot by police after he allegedly pulled a gun and opened fire two hours earlier when they attempted to serve the warrant on the other man.
- Dec 9, 2011 at 3:00AM updated at 9:11AM
Sheriff’s spokesman Scott Wilson released the following information shortly before 1 a.m. Friday about the fatal shooting in Suquamish, as the investigation into the incident continues. No law enforcement officers were injured during the exchange of gunfire.
- Dec 10, 2011 at 5:00AM
Kevin Fox is the sole returning State swimmer for the 2011-12 team
- Dec 9, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 4:19PM
The subject of a warrant arrest that ended with a fatal shootout between police and another man was booked into Kitsap County Jail shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. Stacy Stanley Callihoo, 42, a Port Gamble S’Klallam man, was sought on a warrant issued by Port Gamble S'Klallam tribal court. According to the county jail booking log, Callihoo was being held without bail Friday morning for failure to appear in tribal court for allegedly violating his probation. He was on probation for indecent liberties and assault.
- Dec 9, 2011 at 10:10AM
President Obama announced an order that would bring the U.S. Department of Education and American Indian education opportunities closer together, Dec. 2 during his third annual Tribal Nations Conference, attended by Forsman and Swift.
- Dec 9, 2011 at 10:41AM
A majority of Kingston residents surveyed support SoundRunner, but they also want to see the port give it limited financial support.
- Dec 10, 2011 at 7:00AM
It happens every year: Generosity overflows in the North Kitsap School District. Those in charge of food and gift drives, however, do not always keep tabs of the amount being donated per school. Instead, it becomes custom to measure the amount donated to local food banks by vehicle size.
- Dec 9, 2011 at 4:37PM
The Suquamish Police Department has charged Stacy Stanley Callihoo with six offenses, including felony possession of a firearm, in relation to Thursday’s fatal shooting. Callihoo, 42, a Port Gamble S’Klallam man, was booked into county jail shortly before 1 a.m. Friday for failure to appear in tribal court for allegedly violating his probation; he was on probation for indecent liberties and assault. He is also charged with second-degree malicious mischief.
- Dec 9, 2011 at 5:08PM
A simple flip of the switch Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. and thousands of lights will turn Kingston into a wonderland of holiday illumination, but the meticulous work of creating each lighted display began six months ago.
- Dec 12, 2011 at 12:00PM updated at 5:14PM
Six months of work illuminated the Port of Kingston Saturday night when thousands of lights were switched on during the opening ceremony of the Kingston Country Christmas.
- Dec 13, 2011 at 11:00AM updated Dec 15, 2011 at 12:50PM
UPDATED: Investigators say there is no evidence Thomas Anthony Black fired a gun at officers Dec. 8, and no firearm was located near his body, according to an update of the investigation issued Wednesday by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. Suquamish Police also offered information, including the entire incident was recorded on police-issued officer body cameras.
- Dec 15, 2011 at 12:00PM updated Dec 19, 2011 at 7:12PM
Body cameras worn by Suquamish police officers captured the Dec. 9 fatal shooting in a Second Avenue house, Suquamish Police Chief Mike Lasnier said Thursday. A Suquamish man was killed when he allegedly drew a weapon on officers who went to his home to serve an arrest warrant on another man at the residence. Officers initially reported that the man, Thomas Anthony Black, fired at them; the Sheriff's Office-led investigation into the shooting revealed that Black did not have a gun, but that a toy gun was found nearby.
- Dec 15, 2011 at 10:00PM
A coach that helped bring a four-year-old baseball program to State every year since it began has bowed out.
- Dec 15, 2011 at 2:58PM
The operator of restaurants in Kitsap and Jefferson counties who was charged with filing false tax returns last month has pleaded not guilty in Kitstap County Superior Court.
- Dec 16, 2011 at 10:46AM
Summary of basketball and swimming for the week of Dec. 11-17
- Dec 20, 2011 at 12:38PM
The U.S. Postal Service has proposed closing 3,700 post offices nationwide and about 250 mail processing centers — including eight in Washington state — and ending Saturday service to close a $9.2 billion deficit. No closures are expected until after May. Some $5.5 billion of that $9.2 billion is money the USPS must pay annually until 2016 to pre-fund 75 years of future retiree health benefits, as required by the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act.
- Dec 21, 2011 at 1:36PM
The owners of the Borrowed Kitchen Bakery are using their dough for donations. Until the end of December, Lacey Menne Anders and Kory Anders are donating a loaf of bread to the Kingston Food Bank for every dollar donated to the business. About 247 loaves have been baked and donated. The goal is to reach 300 by Friday.
- Dec 21, 2011 at 4:29PM
The Kingston High School boys basketball team remains undefeated in the Olympic League
- Dec 23, 2011 at 9:00AM updated Dec 28, 2011 at 5:37AM
A stock of marine spill response equipment at the Port of Kingston Marina gave local firefighters the chance to quickly limit the damage from the sinking of a motor vessel in the waters of Miller Bay Thursday.
- Dec 27, 2011 at 3:19PM
The state ferry Walla Walla is running about 15 minutes late because of an onboard car accident on an earlier run. The mishap was expected to affect the 2:30 and 4 p.m. sailings from Kingston and the 3:15 and 4:45 p.m. sailings from Edmonds.
- Dec 28, 2011 at 3:00PM updated Dec 29, 2011 at 12:51PM
The Washington Redistricting Commission released the first bipartisan plan for redrawing the state's Congressional districts Wednesday