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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.

Fire danger issued for Kitsap, surrounding areas

  • Aug 11, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:22PM

Due to high temperatures and chances of thunderstorms Aug. 11-12, the National Weather Service issued a fire danger warning for Kitsap County.

Bremerton police ask for help in finding 16-year-old girl

  • Aug 11, 2014 at 12:39PM

The Bremerton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 16-year-old East Bremerton girl.

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.

Obliteride riders will cycle through parts of Kitsap Aug. 9

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 2:39PM

Obliteride riders are coming through Kitsap on Aug. 9, raising money to help Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center obliterate cancer.

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.

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.

Child's body found, primary election winners, port eviction among top stories

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 10:49AM

A child's body, believed to be that of a missing 6-year-old girl, was found in a heavily wooded field near her home. Six primary election winners prepare for Nov. 4. A judge upholds the Port of Kingston's eviction of Kingston Adventures. Those are the top stories in the Aug. 8 North Kitsap Herald, available now at newsstands and in stores.

Hard numbers needed, but idea is worth exploring | In Our Opinion

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 10:53AM

As the ferry lanes filled at Kingston, the mothballed Kingston Express sat at dock, a picture of irony. It showed the risks we face in depending on one transportation link to get to and from the peninsula, and it showed the value of having an alternative system.

‘Ghost Noir’ filming in downtown Bremerton | Kitsap Week

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

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

Aug. 5 primary election | Cartoon of the Day

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 11:00AM

The voter turnout in the Aug. 5 primary election was 31.8 percent in Kitsap County. According to the Washington Secretary of State’s website, the greatest voter turnout was in Ferry County, 50.23 percent; and Jefferson County, 50.09 percent.

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.

Tips on personal water craft (over)use

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 11:00AM

Boats have been travelling up and down Puget Sound and its inlets for more than 100 years. Take a hint, go somewhere. You can have fun on your machine but allow the rest of us to enjoy a tranquil summer day.

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 5:48PM

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 body found in heavily wooded area near Bremerton mobile home park

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 2:51PM

A child’s remains were found the morning of Aug. 7 in a heavily wooded area between Highway 303 and Steele Creek Mobile Home Park.

Republicans not panicking after finishing second in House races

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 12:56PM

Despite finishing second behind Democrat Nathan Schlicher in the Aug. 5 primary election, State Rep. Jesse Young is optimistic about his changes of winning in the November general election.

Club offers adventures with a group atmosphere

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 3:32PM

There isn’t much the Peninsula Wilderness Club won’t do.

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