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Campfires prohibited in all state parks

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

Washington State Parks announced Aug. 12 that campfires in all state parks will be prohibited until further notice to help prevent human-caused wildfires during the hot, dry season on both sides of the Cascade Mountains.

17-year-old held on $1 million bail for rape, murder of Jenise Wright

  • Aug 11, 2014 at 6:16PM

Gabriel Zebediah Gaeta, 17, made his initial appearance in Kitsap County Superior Court today and was ordered held on $1 million bail in the pending rape and murder case of East Bremerton's 6-year-old Jenise Wright.

17-year-old suspect arrested in Jenise Wright case

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 6:08PM

A 17-year-old boy was arrested this afternoon at his home in the Steele Creek Mobile Park for the rape and murder of Jenise Wright.

Neighbors gather, pray for Jenise Paulette Wright

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Aug 9, 2014 at 6:40AM

This neighborhood was still coming to grips with the news that the body of a 6-year-old neighbor girl, Jenise Paulette Wright, was found in a nearby forest the previous day. On this day, as the investigation into Jenise’s death continued and sheriff’s deputies monitored vehicles going in and out of the mobile home park, Lydia Espinoza and her six children did the only thing they felt they could do: Pray.

Incident commander: 'We will find justice for Jenise'

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Aug 9, 2014 at 6:38AM

The Kitsap County Coroner confirmed Aug. 8 that the body found in a wooded area near Steele Creek Mobile Home Park is that of Jenise Paulette Wright, 6, who was reported missing on Aug. 3. The manner of death was homicide. Officials speaking at a press conference late Aug. 8 didn’t disclose the cause of death.

Jenise Paulette Wright remembered at candlelight vigil

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 9:19PM

It was supposed to be a candlelight prayer vigil to bring Jenise Wright home. Instead, though, it became a chance for the community to come together and mourn the loss of the precocious and popular six-year-old East Bremerton girl.

Person behind Jenise's disappearance would have gotten muddy

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 1:09PM

Investigators say the person responsible for the death of 6-year-old Jenise Wright would have had muddy shoes and clothing.

FOOTBALL | South Kitsap to honor two former players this season

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 12:18PM

Osborn died after falling into river July 4 near the Mount Rainier National Park entrance

SPORTS BRIEF | Villwock disqualified at Seafair

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 12:11PM

South Kitsap graduate’s Beacon Plumbing hydroplane struck Jimmy Shane’s hull during Saturday’s heat

SLIDE SHOW | National Night Out 2014 in Port Orchard

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 12:10PM

More than 200 people attended the annual National Night Out event on Aug. 5 at Marina Waterfront Park.

FOOTBALL | South Kitap football players relish team-building experience at camp

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 12:09PM

Football team traveled for second year to scenic Fort Worden State Park

SLIDE SHOW | Wednesday Cruise at Buck's A&W

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 11:41AM

The annual Wednesday Cruise is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. in the parking lot of Buck’s A&W on Mile Hill Drive.

So much food and wine, so little time | Kitsap Week

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 12:00PM

Kitsap Wine Festival Aug. 9 at Harborside Fountain Park

Author wrote ‘Life Kind of Sucks’ to lift spirits | Kitsap Week

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

“I wanted to write a book to help kids when they feel rejected, or glum, or feel a severe personal loss,” author EC Murray said.

‘Ghost Noir’ filming in downtown Bremerton | Kitsap Week

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

The world of “Ghost Noir” is dark, gritty and dangerous.

August events at Eagle Harbor Book Co. | The Book End

  • Aug 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

Eagle Harbor Books and local bookseller Sue Nevins host a graphic-novel book group for children ages 6-10 every Thursday through Aug. 28, at 3 p.m.

A lively party with a full moon | Stars Over Kitsap

  • Aug 10, 2014 at 6:00AM

The howl you hear is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius as the moon lines up opposite the lively sun and Jupiter in Leo on Sunday morning.

NW wineries crafting seriously delicious rosés | Kitsap Week

  • Aug 10, 2014 at 12:00PM

Fortunately, what we see coming from most Northwest wineries are bright, well-crafted wines that are delicious on their own, as well as superb with a broad variety of cuisine.

Allstars perform at McCloud’s Grill House | Kitsap Week

  • Aug 11, 2014 at 12:00PM

Dixieland jazz comes alive at McCloud’s Grill House starting Aug. 12, 5-9 p.m.

Sheriff's spokesman: 'This is going to be a criminal investigation'

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 5:40PM

An autopsy will be conducted on Aug. 8 to confirm what many authorities say they know: That the body found in a wooded area off Highway 303 is that of 6-year-old girl reported missing last weekend.

Investigation's focus shifts to circumstances behind disappearance

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 3:39PM

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement on Aug. 7, 3:26 p.m., regarding Jenise Paulette Wright, 6, of East Bremerton

Child's remains found near Steele Creek Mobile Home Park; identity pending autopsy

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 3:15PM

The Kitsap County Coroner is conducting an autopsy to confirm the child’s identity, and time and cause of death, sheriff's spokesman Scott Wilson said. “We’re fairly confident it’s her, but we have to go through the process.” He said the investigation has shifted from searching for the little girl to finding evidence that might help determine how she died.

Bowser speaking at Chamber luncheon

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 2:00PM

Carol Bowser, with Managing Conflict, is scheduled as the guest speaker for the Aug. 14 Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Port Orchard Pavilion, 710 Bay St.

Food drive slated for Aug. 16-17 at Port Orchard stores

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 2:00PM

The food drive is Aug. 16-17 at the Fred Meyer store and both Albertson’s locations.

Drive underway for school supplies

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 2:15PM

South Kitsap Helpline is conducting a drive to collect news school supplies to help low-income children as they head back to school in September.

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