Tag Archive for Kitsap County

Pickers no fans of Kitsap mushrooming restrictions

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Some mushroom hunters are objecting to Kitsap County’s recent restrictions on recreational harvesting…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Measles update: WA case count grows to 12, extending to third county

Measles continues to spread in Washington as cases in San Juan County have extended to a Kitsap County resident. A man in his 40s from Kitsap visited several places in Friday Harbor, including a restaurant where a contagious San Juan County man was at the same time.

San Juan County’s case count is now five, and Kitsap County has one. In Whatcom County, the case count remains at six. So far, there have been no reported measles cases related to the Whatcom County woman who attended a concert and several public venues in King and Pierce counties while contagious. Public health officials warn that the time is just starting when people who went to those places may start showing symptoms.

According to health officials, the Kitsap County man may have been exposed to measles March 21 at Cask and Schooner Public House and Restaurant, where San Juan County’s first case was also present while contagious. The Kitsap resident also traveled around Puget Sound while contagious, going to Seattle from Bainbridge Island on the Washington State Ferry System April 4, then flying to Friday Harbor. From the marina, he went to the San Juan County Department of Community Development and Planning, Cask and Schooner, and the fuel dock in Friday Harbor.

A list of the places visited by both cases while they were contagious is available online. Anyone who was in those places at the listed times should find out if they’ve been vaccinated for measles or have had measles before. People who are unvaccinated, or aren’t sure if they’re immune, and develop an illness with fever and unexplained rash should consult a health care professional immediately. Call ahead to their clinic, doctor’s office, or emergency room before arriving so people in waiting rooms aren’t exposed.

Measles is highly contagious even before the rash starts, and is easily spread when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes — if you’re not vaccinated, you can get the measles just by walking into a room where someone with the disease has been in the past couple of hours.

Washington typically has five or fewer measles cases per year; so far in 2014, there have been 12. Symptoms begin seven-to-21 days after exposure and is contagious for about four days before rash appears until four days afterward. People at highest risk from exposure to measles include those who are unvaccinated, pregnant women, infants under six months of age, and those with weakened immune systems.

Children should be vaccinated with two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, with the first dose between 12 and 15 months and the second at four-to-six years. Adults should have at least one measles vaccination, with some people needing two. The state Department of Health immunization program has more information about measles and measles vaccine.

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2 'victims' turn into suspects in Kitsap County

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The Kitsap County sheriff’s office says detectives resolved a shooting and a stabbing by determining the injuries were self-inflicted and the “victims” lied…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Washington schools returning expelled students

By By CHRIS HENRY BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Although it has been nearly a year since Anne Becker’s son was expelled from a Kitsap County private school, the pain still is raw…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Port Orchard lawyer charged with perjury

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap County prosecutors have taken the unusual step of charging the lawyer for a defendant…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Woman's body washed ashore on Wash. island

MANCHESTER, Wash. (AP) — A Kitsap County, Wash., sheriff’s spokesman says a woman’s body has been found on a county island, where the body apparently washed ashore…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Human trafficking like murder in Kitsap County

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The first man convicted of human trafficking in Kitsap County faces a possible sentence of 46 years in prison…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Kitsap County deputies shoot, wound man at home

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Kitsap County sheriff’s spokesman says a 44-year-old man has been shot in the chest during a confrontation with deputies who went to a home to check on a woman’s welfare…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Mason County Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

Mathes is listed in custody at the Mason County jail on charges that include 2 counts of armed robbery with a firearm, 3 vehicle theft and felony eluding.
Adam said an investigation into further crimes that Mathes is suspected of committing will continue.