Steve Hunter

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

Kent Police consider wearing body cameras

The possibility of Kent Police officers wearing body cameras remains in the discussion stage. Police Chief Ken Thomas updated the City Council’s Public Safety Committee… Continue reading

Burned strip mall on Kent’s West Hill to be rebuilt

It appears the strip mall destroyed by the Dollar Tree store fire last year will be rebuilt. The city of Kent received a pre-application request… Continue reading

King County prosecutors dismiss arson case against woman in Kent strip mall fire

King County prosecutors dismissed a first-degree arson case against a Des Moines woman accused of starting a large fire that burned down a Dollar Tree… Continue reading

Green River spill in Kent remains a mystery

The source of the small petroleum spill in the Green River in Kent remains unknown and most likely will stay a mystery. “We unfortunately encounter… Continue reading

Haz mat crews respond to Green River spill near Kent | Update

Hazardous materials response teams from Puget Sound Fire and Tukwila Fire responded to a report of a possible leak of an unknown substance in the… Continue reading

Kent man dies in single-vehicle crash in SeaTac

A 19-year-old Kent man died in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in SeaTac. Andrew D. Long, was driving a 2012 Mitsubishi Fuso, a commercial truck,… Continue reading

I-5 brush fire in Kent threatened homes | Update

A large brush fire along northbound I-5 Tuesday afternoon threatened but did not burn a neighborhood near South 255th Street of Kent’s West Hill. Firefighters… Continue reading

Grand jury indicts 8-member bank fraud ring that stole wallets from grocery store customers

Eight people tied to a 10-state theft and bank fraud scheme were indicted Thursday by a grand jury in Seattle on 18 federal crimes including… Continue reading

Kent’s Robert E. Lee worked as chief of police | City building named after Lee

The daughter of a former Kent Police chief expected questions about her father would pop up soon after the recent protest in Charlottesville, Va., against… Continue reading

Des Moines motorcyclist dies in crash on Kent’s West Hill |Update: man identified

A 65-year-old Des Moines man died early Wednesday morning on Kent’s West Hill after his motorcycle collided with a vehicle in the 24000 block of… Continue reading

Costs skyrocket for Kent’s Sound Transit Sounder parking garage

Sound Transit has seen costs go way up for a second parking garage in Kent for Sounder train riders. Sound Transit officials revealed during their… Continue reading

Kent Police arrest husband for investigation of murder after wife fatally stabbed

A 51-year-old woman died from stab wounds during a domestic dispute Wednesday afternoon in the 9500 block of South 207th Place in Kent. Officers arrested… Continue reading

Milton man killed in Kent car crash

A 49-year-old Milton man died in a head-on crash last week along Military Road South on Kent’s West Hill. Thomas Tossey died from multiple blunt… Continue reading

Kent City Council approves Riverbend par 3 development

The Kent City Council unanimously approved Tuesday night a development agreement to allow nearly 500 apartments to be built in place of the city-owned Riverbend… Continue reading

King County initiative to ban safe injection sites qualifies for ballot

King County voters will get a chance - possibly on the November general election ballot - to ban government-sponsored heroin injection sites, also known as… Continue reading

Kent School District takes old Panther Lake school off the market

After a potential sale to a developer fell through, the Kent School District took the old Panther Lake Elementary School property off the market. ”The… Continue reading

Covington man faces charges for fatal shootings of two homeless people

A 30-year-old Covington man faces two charges of first-degree murder for the fatal shootings of two homeless people last year in Kent, following a dispute… Continue reading

Kent City Council bans safe injection sites with 6-1 vote

The Kent City Council joined four other King County cities with a vote to ban safe injection sites. But Kent’s vote Tuesday night differed from… Continue reading

Woman exposes herself to Kent drivers | Police Blotter

Several Kent drivers called 911 one recent morning after they spotted a woman running into traffic near Central Avenue North and James Street exposing her… Continue reading