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CDC Confirms First U.S. Ebola Case

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed the first-ever case of an Ebola diagnosis in the United States. According to NPR, a patient is currently hospitalized in seclusion in Dallas, Texas, following a positive test result for the Ebola virus. He recently returned from Liberia. The CDC is sending a team to Dallas to manage…

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Navigate Your Bainbridge Tomorrow: Five Ways to Participate

Tomorrow, October 1, from 7-9 p.m., you are invited to speak your mind about the course currently being set for Bainbridge through the Comprehensive Plan Update. Comprehensive Plans are a sort of sea chart for the direction a community will take over the next 20 years. The Update is required by the Washington State Growth Management…

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Police Blotter 9/30/14: Pot + “Salvia” = Not Good

POLICE BLOTTER September 28 No License. At about 9:45 in the evening, Officers Victor Cienega and Jon Ledbetter ran data on a southbound vehicle on Madison. The vehicle turned west on Wyatt. The officers learned that the owner’s license was suspended. They stopped the vehicle just east of Weaver. The driver was the owner. Ledbetter…

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IB’s Top Ten Stories in September 2014

Here are the most-read stories Inside Bainbridge published in September, 2014, in descending order: Bainbridge Teacher Michael Anderson Dies Whistleblower Tells What Really Happened to the Tacoma Ferry and Why It Could Happen Again Three-Year-Old Girl and Father Fall off 80-Foot Bluff at Hidden Cove Holy Heart Failure Batman! Navy Growlers Buzz Bainbridge Thursday Night…

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Lacking Key Information, City Council Divided on Public Safety Building(s)

At the September 23 City Council meeting, opinions about where a new police station should be located were, if you’ll pardon the pun, all over the map. The preferences from City staff, councilmembers, and the public ranged from (a) co-locating the current City Hall with the Police Department, (b) co-locating the Police and Fire departments…

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12,000 Eyeballs a Day? Half-Priced Ad Deals Now for All One Call Orgs

Calling all One Call for All nonprofits and those who value and support them! We love what you do, and we want to help you get the support you deserve during red envelope season. As Bainbridge Island’s number one news and information source, Inside Bainbridge commands a huge readership averaging nearly 6,000 views a day. Yes,…

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Burglary at Commodore Area Home Believed to Be the Work of Professionals

Thursday, September 25, residents of the Commodore neighborhood on Jeanette Place returned home at about 8:20 in the evening to find their house had been burglarized. A large bedroom window secured shut with a wooden pole had been forced out of its framework and pushed into the room to gain entry. The homeowners believe there…

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Update: Road Alert—Fallen Power Line and Big Stuck Truck Close Arrow Point Drive

Update: As of 5:05 p.m. the roadway was cleared. ___________ This afternoon, September 26, at approximately 3:55 Bainbridge Island firefighters responded to a fallen power line across Arrow Point Drive at the bottom of the hill between Miller Road and the turn leading to Battle Point Park. They closed the road to wait for Puget Sound…

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Bainbridge Woman Hospitalized from Dog Park Hit and Run Speaks out

On September 6 at about 12:45 in the afternoon, Karn Adams took her dog Trudi to Strawberry Hill Dog Park. It was their fourth or fifth visit to the new park, which opened officially at the end of July. Adams assessed the scene in the main fenced area to see if it looked manageable for…

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Bainbridge Police Identify Suspect in Illegal Entry of Wing Point Home and Assault

On February 24 of this year a Wing Point Way couple awoke at 1:30 in the morning to the sounds of someone in their home. The husband went downstairs and found a man in his kitchen rifling through his wife’s purse. A physical altercation ensued during which the husband received minor injuries to his hand…

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UPDATE: Amber Alert Cancelled for 2 Year Old Kidnapped by Man Who Made Death Threats

UPDATE: The Amber Alert was cancelled about an hour after it was issued when the boy and the suspected abductor were located. An Amber Alert has been issued for a two-year-old La Conner child believed to be in the company of a man who has made threats to kill the child. The child is Don…

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Cause of Death Determined for German Shepherds Found at Stottlemeyer Trailhead

The Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) has released results from necropsy evaluations of the two German Shepherds whose bodies were discovered Saturday morning at the Stottlemeyer Trailhead. According to Dr. Jen Stonequist, cause of death for both dogs appears consistent with severe injuries resulting from being hit by one or more vehicles. There is no evidence…

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Police Blotter

Police Blotter 9/23/14: The Clue of the Long Blond Hair

POLICE BLOTTER September 21 Warrant but No License, Registration, Insurance. At 5:24 in the evening, Officer Jon Bingham observed a vehicle driving north on Miller. He ran the plate and determined it had been sold in April. He stopped the vehicle just south of Hidden Cove. The driver told him she had not yet registered…

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Letter to the Editor: Proposed Police Oversight Plan Lacks Independence

Our city council will consider another police oversight proposal Tuesday night. Islanders for Collaborative Policing does not support it.  We’ve made two really positive steps, as a city, in terms of police oversight this year. First, we’ve recognized the importance of oversight. Second, we’ve realized that—in a small city like ours with very few complaints—oversight…

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Patient Airlifted from Makeshift Landing Pad at Hilltop

At approximately 10:20 this morning, September 22, a man suffered a heart attack in the Grand Forest near Hilltop. Bainbridge Island police and firefighters responded to the scene, and medics treated the patient on site. Rather than carrying him out via stretcher and taking him by ambulance to the Station 21 helipad, it was determined…

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Letter to the Editor: It’s Climate Week on Bainbridge

Last Tuesday, our City Council passed a resolution declaring September 21–27 Climate Week on Bainbridge Island. I am a representative of one of the two organizations proposing the resolution, Quality Bainbridge and Sustainable Bainbridge. We proposed this for many reasons: As in other efforts, Bainbridge Island should be a leader on this vital issue. We…

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Two Dead German Shepherds Found Dumped at Stottlemeyer Trailhead

Note: This story includes graphic details and a potentially disturbing image. Yesterday morning, September 20, at about 8:45, Amanda Gorman Jackson pulled up with her horse trailer at the trailhead off of Stottlemeyer Road in Poulsbo. She was meeting a friend to go riding and was the first to arrive. She said what she saw…

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Holy Heart Failure Batman! Navy Growlers Buzz Bainbridge Thursday Night

[Updated at 1:57 p.m. September 19.] Last night, September 18, at approximately 8:15 roaring plane noise and bright lights jolted Bainbridge residents onto their feet. Some ran outside, others attempted to comfort children awakened by the sound, and still others reached for their glass of wine for a refill. The mystery hit Facebook, with numerous…

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Midday Downtown Winslow Robbery Raises Concerns

We don’t have very many robberies on Bainbridge. Burglaries and car prowls, fraud and shoplifting, yes. But not robberies. So when there is one, it sparks concern and the police seek to raise awareness. On September 8 at 12:51 in the afternoon, an 88-year-old woman was walking home from volunteering at Helpline House. She knew…

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Police Blotter

Police Blotter 9/18/14: Speeding Motorcyclist Crashes & Flees, Leaving Bike & Blood Behind

POLICE BLOTTER September 16 Stolen Generator. An employee of a pump and well drilling company told Officer Carla Sias that he had been using a portable generator at Seabold Church Cemetery. He had last sen it around 5 p.m. on the 4th and noticed it had been stolen by the 8th at 9:30 a.m. The…

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