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September 26, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Bremerton man sentenced to 40½ years for sex trafficking

A Bremerton man was sentenced to 40½ years in prison Friday for his involvement in the sex trafficking of females, including two who were underage and homeless. Allixzander D. Harris, aka Park, 24, was sentenced in Kitsap County Superior Court for eight counts related to the commercial exploitation of two minors and an adult through prostitution,…

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September 12, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Teen accused of killing 6-year-old Jenise Wright charged with murder

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — The teen accused in the rape and killing of a 6-year-old Washington girl has been charged with aggravated murder and aggravated rape. The charges were filed Friday against Gabriel Gaeta in Kitsap County Superior Court. The 17-year-old has been held in the Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center on $1 million bail…

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September 4, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Renton Tech, Olympic College make top-10 list

Two Washington community colleges — Renton Technical College and Olympic College in Bremerton — have been named among the top 10 two-year colleges in the nation, and will compete for $1 million in prize money. The two schools were named to the finalist list for the Aspen Prize, a recently-established prize that honors community colleges that…

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August 30, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Sentence for mother of boy in Bremerton school gun accident

The Associated Press The mother of a Washington state boy who brought a gun to school that went off in his backpack and critically wounded a classmate will spend more than a year behind bars. Jamie Lee Chaffin was sentenced to 14 months Friday in Kitsap County Superior Court. She initially faced third-degree assault charges but was…

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August 29, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Competency check for teen accused in 6-year-old Jenise Wright’s death

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County prosecutors say a 17-year-old accused in the rape and killing of 6-year-old Jenise Wright will be evaluated next week to see if he’s competent to stand trial. The Kitsap Sun reports Gabriel Gaeta made a brief appearance in Kitsap County Superior Court on Thursday. At that hearing, Deputy Prosecutor…

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August 22, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Bremerton ferry to make extra round trip for Seahawks fans

A Seattle-Bremerton ferry will make an extra round trip Friday evening to accommodate heavy foot traffic because of the Seahawks game. The 1,200 passenger Sealth will depart Bremerton at 10:15 p.m. and Seattle at 11:30 p.m., according to Washington State Ferries. Passengers should expect heavier-than-normal foot traffic on ferries from Bremerton and Bainbridge Island on Friday…

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August 19, 2014 at 5:38 AM

Tuesday Memo: Pipe bomb in Olympia … Slain girl’s parents seek custody of other children

Disturbing find: An Olympia woman cleaning her garage found what apparently was a pipe bomb. Yikes. Parents of slain girl seek full trial: The parents of slain 6-year-old Bremerton girl have asked for a full trial as they attempt to regain custody of three other children. How long will this last? A…

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August 19, 2014 at 4:45 AM

Slain Bremerton girl’s parents seek custody trial

PORT ORCHARD (AP) — The parents of a slain 6-year-old Bremerton girl have asked for a full trial as they attempt to regain custody of three other children. James and Denise Wright of the Bremerton area appeared Monday in Kitsap County Family Court. Also participating in the hearing was a lawyer from the Nooksack Tribe. Denise…

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August 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Car vandalism tied to arrest in Jenise Wright case

Bremerton police are investigating a case of arson and vandalism they say was perpetrated against family friends of the teen arrested in connection with the killing 6-year-old Jenise Wright. Chief Steven Strachan said police were called to a home in the 3300 block of Pine Street in East Bremerton at 1 a.m. Thursday, after one car…

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August 13, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Father of Jenise Wright says he’s ‘already forgiven’ the suspect

The Associated Press BREMERTON, Wash. — The father of a slain 6-year-old Washington girl says he forgives the 17-year-old neighbor suspected of killing her, and he is leaning on his religion following her death. Gabriel Gaeta “chose wrong,” but “I’ve already forgiven him,” James Wright told the Kitsap Sun. Gaeta is jailed on investigation of first-degree…

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