Kent Police overtime costs soar to $120,000-plus per month

Kent Police work the scene of two shooting deaths in August at a Shell station along South 212th Street. - Kent Reporter, file photo
  • Oct 30, 2014 at 1:05PM

The Kent Police Department spends an average of $120,000 to $160,000 in overtime costs each month because it has been unable to keep staffing at a full level as well as unexpected costs from high-profile crimes.

Kent Fire Department RFA offers Halloween safety tips

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Oct 31, 2014 at 11:34AM

While out trick-or-treating, keep on the lookout for firefighters from the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority in your neighborhood.

Prosecutors still reviewing Kent Little League embezzlement case

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Oct 31, 2014 at 11:33AM

King County prosecutors continue to review and investigate the alleged embezzlement of more than $200,000 from the Kent Little League by a former treasurer.

Soccer team owner receives sexual harassment protection order

  • Today at 9:00AM updated at 11:25AM

Dion Earl, owner of Seattle Impact FC, Kent's new professional indoor soccer team, received a sexual harassment protection order from a former Ladies with Impact dance team co-captain in relation to alleged sexual advances Earl made against her and other members on the dance team.

City of Kent plans tree removal, sidewalk repairs

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Oct 31, 2014 at 10:26AM

Protecting public trees from needless removal has always been a priority for the city of Kent, but buckling sidewalks and old age are forcing the removal of some trees.

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