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Woman faces hit-and-run charge in death of Kent pedestrian

A 29-year-old Redmond woman faces a felony hit-and-run charge for allegedly hitting and killing a 29-year-old Kent man walking on Sept. 9 along 132nd Avenue… Continue reading

Fire damages vehicles at Kent storage yard

A car, motor home and a utility trailer burned during a fire at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at a Kent storage yard. The fire broke… Continue reading

Gone forever: Golfers lament removal of Kent’s Riverbend par 3 course

Golf turned out to be a good walk spoiled on a recent Tuesday morning for about three dozen senior league members at the city of… Continue reading

Kent Mayor Cooke proposes property tax hike for next year

Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke made one last pitch to the City Council to raise property taxes. Cooke, in her 12th and final year as mayor… Continue reading

City honors Kent lifeguards for helping to save teen from drowning

The city of Kent recognized Lake Meridian Park lifeguards Hunter Wruth, Shawn Wruth and Genevieve Tipton at the Sept. 19 City Council meeting for their… Continue reading

Kent officers use undercover prostitution sting to arrest man | Police Blotter

Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of patronizing a prostitute as part of an undercover sting at a local hotel. Officers arrested the man… Continue reading

Kent seeks hotel developer for Naden properties

Kent leaders are getting ready to market another piece of city property – this time in efforts to attract a new hotel. City staff and… Continue reading

Police, parks perk up Kent mayoral debate

Mayoral candidates Jim Berrios and Dana Ralph didn’t hesitate to address how to shake Kent’s negative reputation because of crime. During a mayoral debate Thursday… Continue reading

Kent, state look at local funding options for SR 509

The city of Kent’s contribution to help pay for the extension of State Route 509 between Kent and SeaTac might not be as much as… Continue reading

Former Uber driver pleads not guilty to Kent rape charge

A 28-year-old Seattle man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to second-degree rape for allegedly attacking a 23-year-old Renton woman in Kent while he worked as… Continue reading

Kent mayoral candidate Ralph proposes body cameras for police

Dana Ralph, Kent City councilwoman and mayoral candidate, announced in a press release Wednesday that she will roll out a proposal for Kent Police officers… Continue reading

Kent Police arrest street racer for reckless driving | Police Blotter

Police arrested a man for investigation of reckless driving after he reportedly raced against another car on the streets of north Kent. A Kent Police… Continue reading

Kent Police investigate multiple shots fired cases over last few weeks

The incidents of shots fired in Kent over the last few weeks continue to multiply. Fourteen rounds were discharged on Sept. 8 at the Hookah… Continue reading

Uber driver faces rape charge after Kent attack of woman

A Seattle man has been charged with second-degree rape for allegedly attacking a 23-year-old Renton woman in Kent while he worked as an Uber and… Continue reading

Smoke from wildfires fills Kent skies

Smoke from the Norse Peak fire and other wildfires on Friday near Mount Rainier is filling Kent skies. Puget Sound Fire as well as fire… Continue reading

Shots fired at man near downtown Kent office

Someone fired shots at a man as he walked out of the state Department of Corrections (DOC) field office, 606 W. Gowe St., at about… Continue reading

Kent aims to make Riverbend Golf Complex profitable

Kent city officials revealed a draft business plan on Tuesday to make the Riverbend Golf Complex profitable starting in 2019 and continuing for years to… Continue reading

Three injured in I-5 crash near Kent

State Patrol troopers arrested a 24-year-old Bothell woman for investigation of vehicular assault after a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning along northbound Interstate 5 near Kent.… Continue reading

Gang members exchange gunfire in Kent Valley

Dozens of shots were exchanged between rival gang members but nobody was injured during a Sunday afternoon shooting along South 212th Street in the Kent… Continue reading

Fire displaces four people on Kent’s East Hill | Update: discarded cigarette ignited deck

Four people were displaced after a patio fire extended into the attic space of their Kent home Friday in the 23700 block of 160th Avenue… Continue reading