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House Fire Victim Found

The body of a resident of a Bainbridge Island house destroyed by fire early this morning has been recovered. The woman was in her mid80s. Her husband, also in his 80s, was able to escape the blaze uninjured. A neighbor spotted flames and called 911 just before 1 a.m. Firefighters fought the fire at the Monte…

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A Week of Bizarro Motor Vehicle Accidents

Bainbridge Island always gets its fair share of motor vehicle accidents, but this past week saw a significant amount of the oddball variety. Maybe the solar storm or Hillary Clinton’s e-mails had an effect. The first strange accident happened on March 8. A vehicle was traveling south on Eagle Harbor Drive at 9:52 at night. On a curve,…

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Rash of Roof Falls, One Fatal, Calls for Caution

On the weekend of February 21 and 22, three different Bainbridge Island residents, all men, sustained injuries after falling off their roofs. One of the injured men was airlifted to Harborview Hospital with injuries so severe he died this week. Bainbridge Island Fire Marshal Luke Carpenter said the man was alone when he fell from…

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Celebration of Life Event for Jay Abbott

A celebration of life event will be held on Sunday, April 12, for Jay Abbott, who died of injuries following a biking accident on Bainbridge Island in late January. Abbott was coaching a middle school Gear Grinders class at Grand Forest East when he toppled from his bike and suffered devastating spinal cord injuries that…

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Chilly Hilly 2015 Stats and Accidents

Bainbridge Island’s 43rd annual Chilly Hilly regional bike event, organized by Seattle-based Cascade Bicycle Club (CBC), saw riders enjoying a stunningly clear morning with mountain views and drier-than-normal conditions, with average temperatures for late February—a high of 51 degrees F. This year’s Chilly Hilly drew an estimated 4,500 participants, more than the 3,000-4,000 annual average but…

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Hiker Rescued from Fall at Gazzam Preserve

This afternoon, February 16, at approximately 2:40 the Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) received an emergency call for rescue of an injured hiker who had fallen down a steep slope. The 25-year-old woman had walked down the Close Trail at Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve and on her way back up attempted as a short cut to climb a…

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Kitsap Transit Bus vs. Car Accident Slows Traffic on 305

[Updated 1/29/15 at 3:06 p.m.] An accident involving a large Kitsap Transit bus, a white sedan, and a truck just north of Agate Pass Bridge occurred at approximately 8:15 this morning, slowing traffic. Washington State Patrol and medics responded, and all vehicles were moved to the east side of the road next to the Park & Ride lot. WSP…

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Family Says Abbott Will Not Survive Injuries from Biking Accident

Mountain biking coach Jay Abbott, who crashed Sunday while riding with his middle school team through the Grand Forest, will not survive his accident, his family announced this evening around 5:30. In their announcement, his family said that Abbott’s spinal cord injury has been termed “complete,” and he will “not recover to move, swallow, or…

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More Details on Biking Coach Jay Abbott’s Accident

[Updated 1/29/15 at 2:26 p.m.] Herman Vroom, the head coach for the Bainbridge Island Gear Grinders high school mountain biking team, was able to share more information about the biking accident of middle school coach Jay Abbott on Sunday, January 25. He clarified that the accident happened in Grand Forest East, not at Gazzam Lake as…

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Gear Grinders Middle School Coach Paralyzed After Biking Accident

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall This Sunday, January 25, on a middle school mountain bike ride near Gazzam, Bainbridge Island Gear Grinders Coach Jay Abbott suffered a crash and landed on his head and neck, severely damaging his spinal cord and cervical nerves. Bainbridge Island Gear Grinders is a mountain biking club with the mission of promoting…

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Pilot of Crashed Plane in Hood Canal Presumed Dead

After searching for more than eight hours near Seabeck for survivors of a plane crash that occurred at about 1 p.m. yesterday, January 26, in Hood Canal, the Coast Guard has suspended its search. There have been no reports of a missing plane, but a debris field was found and search crews discovered a driver’s license identifying…

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Plane Crash Debris Field Located

Ileana LiMarzi, the Public Information Officer for Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, has reported that at about 2:15 this afternoon, January 26, a debris field was located in the area where a small plane was believed to have gone down in the Hood Canal. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Amanda Norcross confirmed the debris…

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Coast Guard Searching for Plane Believed to Have Gone Down in Hood Canal

At around 1 this afternoon, January 26, a person called 911 to report having seen a small plane going down into the Hood Canal near Seabeck. Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue is responding to the scene and trying to get their sights on the water. The Coast Guard has confirmed that a helicopter departed from…

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City Bus Tire Goes BOOM, Slows Traffic on 305

Today at approximately 4:25 p.m. a Kitsap Transit bus blew its front left tire heading north on Highway 305 just north of Lovgreen Road. The bus is currently under repair on the east side of the highway, marked off by traffic cones. Two-lane traffic is moving slowly around the bus. No injuries were reported. Residents…

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High School Rower Airlifted Due to Medical Emergency

During a regular indoor workout session this afternoon, a member of the Bainbridge Island Rowing (BIR) Junior (high school) team experienced a serious heart-related medical emergency. According to Bainbridge Island Fire Marhsal Luke Carpenter, the very sick 15-year-old male was airlifted to Harborview Hospital in Seattle for emergency treatment. Bainbridge Island medics received a call about…

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Three Teens Killed Early This Morning in Seabeck Car Crash

At 3:16 this morning, January 11, four teenagers in a Toyota Corolla 4-door were leaving a party when their vehicle rolled over in the 6600 block of Seabeck-Holly Road NW. Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived on scene at 3:27 to find the vehicle on its top in the drainage ditch on the east side…

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Man Overboard on 9:40 Ferry From Bainbridge This Morning

[Read our detailed followup story here.] According to Washington State Ferries Communications Director Marta Coursey, a person went overboard during the 9:40 Bainbridge sailing to Seattle this morning. Coursey said a passenger reported the man overboard. The Puyallup crew jumped to action and pulled a young white male from the water to safety. EMTs met the…

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Happy DUI 2015!

Senior Police Clerk Barbara Seitz reported that in six of the last eleven years, the first police report of the New Year has been a DUI arrest. Those DUI years are 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, and our most recent, 2015. Self-Aware Drunk Driver. Just 49 minutes into the New Year, Kitsap County Sheriff’s Deputy…

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A Tribute to Kathy Dunn, 1943-2014

Katherine E. Dunn, known to most as Kathy Dunn, died on December 22 at 6:25 p.m. surrounded by family and friends at Harborview Hospital in Seattle. Dunn, 71, never regained consciousness after being run over by a car on December 19 while walking with her grandchildren in the parking lot of her condominium complex. A…

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Kathy Dunn Dies

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall [Updated at 7:48 a.m., December 23, 2014.] Monday, December 22, at 6:25 p.m. Kathy Dunn died peacefully at Harborview Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Dunn was one of two pedestrian victims in Friday’s accident involving a car in the parking lot at Eagle Harbor Condos, where she lived….

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