The Bremerton School District hosted its annual Back to School Fair and Fun Run at Mountain View Middle School Aug. 28.
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office detectives said investigating the murder of Heather Kelso and Kaden Lum was like putting the many pieces of a puzzle together. They were trying to use all those bits and pieces to – as Lt. Det. Earl Smith put it – "paint a picture." The picture the sheriff’s office painted was released Aug. 20 in the form of a nine-page statement of probable cause against Geraldo "Jerry" Castro De Jesus, 30, of Port Orchard, whom investigators allege committed the murders.
For many people, the Kitsap County Fair is all about the stampede and rodeo. This year’s stampede and rodeo will be Joe Drouin’s 30th. Drouin is the rodeo director and has been helping stage the rodeo at the fair for 30 years. This year’s stampede and rodeo will be Joe Drouin’s 30th. Drouin is the rodeo director and has been helping stage the rodeo at the fair for 30 years.
496. According to statistics gathered during Kitsap County’s annual Point in Time Count earlier this year, that’s how many people who could be classified as homeless in Kitsap County.
A pickup truck driver in a hurry was injured in a two-vehicle crash on State Route 3 just north of Bremerton Aug. 27.
The Kitsap Business Forum will present “The Boomerang Effect: The Socialpreneur Movement and How It Brings Life to Your Business” Sept. 8. Kevin Wiley, The Latitude 48 Group at Ameriprise Financial, and Shannon Bruce, Excell Puget Sound, will co-lead a discussion with Christie Johnson of Purpose Boutique.
As you read this, our fellow Washingtonians in fire-ravaged Chelan, Ferry and Okanogan counties are fighting for the lives of their neighborhoods and their communities. More than 16 wildfires have consumed 600,000 acres; the Okanogan County fires alone have burned 370,000 acres, setting an unfortunate state record. At least 200 homes are confirmed as destroyed. Homes are being lost today. Evacuations are still in effect. Three young firefighters, all of them with local roots, died in the Methow.
Central Stage Theatre of Kitsap County kicks off the 2015-2016 season with "Godspell." Directed by Ty Brillhart, with music and vocal direction by Allison Verhofstadt and choreography by Gracie Raiford, "Godspell" is based on the Gospel of Matthew, with music by Stephen Schwartz and book by John-Michael Tebelak.
BREMERTON – Police aren't entirely sure, but they released details Aug. 26 that backs-up an earlier theory as to why the Bremerton Motel 6 erupted into a fireball Aug. 18.
Geraldo Castro DeJesus, accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, 29-year-old Heather Kelso, and her roommate’s son, 2-year-old Kaden Lum, in East Bremerton in March, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Aug. 21 in Kitsap County Superior Court
Superior Court Judge Jennifer Forbes presided over a packed courtroom Aug. 21 as Gabriel Gaeta, accused of raping and murdering a young neighbor in 2014, sat quietly in the jury box during a hearing on the status of the discovery process and to set a trial date.
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office arrested Geraldo “Jerry” Castro De Jesus in connection with the murder of Heather Kelso, 29, and Kaden Lum, 2, at Kariotis Mobile Home Park. "March 28, 2015, is a day the Kitsap community will not forget. Law enforcement will not forget,” said Sheriff Gary Simpson at a press conference at the Kitsap County Administration building Aug. 20. “This is the day that two members of our community were murdered at their home.”
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office detectives said investigating the murder of Heather Kelso and Kaden Lum was like putting the many pieces of a puzzle together. They were trying to use all those bits and pieces to – as Lt. Det. Earl Smith put it – "paint a picture."
BREMERTON — Officials with the Bremerton Fire Department say they’ve narrowed down the source of the fuel from the Aug. 18 Motel 6 explosion to a gas meter on the side of the building. However, they’re still determining the cause of ignition, which could take a few weeks, said Bremerton Fire Chief Al Duke.
Local filmmakers produce a steampunk mystery series for Monoculus Films.
The Kitsap County Fair is coming, and Cassie O’Hara and Diana Pheasant are excited to make this years the most special yet.
Geraldo Castro DeJesus will be arraigned on murder charges at 11 a.m. Aug. 21 in Courtroom 272, Kitsap County Superior Court. DeJesus is suspected of the shooting deaths of a woman and a child at Kariotis Mobile Home Park in March. He was arrested early Aug. 20, the sheriff’s department reported.
A suspect in the double-homicide at Karotis Mobile Home Park in March was arrested and booked early Aug. 20, the sheriff’s department reported. Detectives arrested the suspect without incident at 8:30 a.m. at his place of employment, the sheriff’s office reported.
An acrid smell of smoke filled the air near Motel 6 in Bremerton as firefighters and other emergency personnel dealt with an explosion that partially destroyed the building around 8:30 p.m. Aug. 18. The acting hotel manager, Tonya Hinds, evacuated the building after being informed of a gas leak shortly before 8 p.m. Hinds, a former volunteer firefighter, said she stepped outside the motel and could hear the leak about 50 yards away. “The smell was so intense I knew this was very big,” Hinds said. “I called 911 immediately.”
The City of Bremerton is taking applications for City Council member following the death of District 1 Councilman Mike Sullivan, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer Aug. 7.