Steve Hunter

Busy night for Kent Police on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July turned out to be an extremely busy night for Kent Police even beyond the hundreds of fireworks-related calls. Officers responded to… Continue reading

Kent’s fireworks ban leads to calm before the storm

It appears the city of Kent’s ban on fireworks might have kept nights quieter leading up to the Fourth of July. But then the illegal… Continue reading

Kent Black Action Commission gets $15,000 grant to increase voter engagement

The Kent Black Action Commission received a $15,000 grant to help increase voter engagement in the black/African American and African communities. King County Elections and… Continue reading

Puget Sound Fire selects three fire chief finalists; candidates to meet with residents

The Mercer Island fire chief and two out-of-state candidates are the finalists to be the next chief of the Kent-based Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.… Continue reading

Investigators release update/video about Kent Police shooting of Auburn man

The Des Moines Police released the following on Thursday evening about the shooting death of Giovonn Joseph-McDade, 20, of Auburn, by a Kent Police officer… Continue reading

Auburn man shot, killed by Kent Police reportedly tried to run over officer | Update: Vehicle had passenger

A Kent Police officer shot and killed a 20-year-old Auburn man who reportedly tried to use his vehicle to run over an officer after a… Continue reading

Kent mayoral candidates take on city’s fiscal cliff

The city of Kent’s potential loss of millions of dollars of state-shared revenue became a hot topic among the four candidates at a Tuesday night… Continue reading

Task force targets South King County gun crimes

Kent Police and other members of a newly created South King County regional task force say they are reducing the skyrocketing number of gun crimes.… Continue reading

State demands documents in campaign finance case against Stober

The state Attorney General’s Office (AGO) filed a petition Friday in King County Superior Court seeking enforcement of a civil order issued in the state’s… Continue reading

Kent looks to make Riverbend Golf Complex profitable

City leaders are trying to figure out a business plan to make Kent’s Riverbend Golf Complex profitable rather than suffering annual losses of about $300,000… Continue reading

Train kills man in Kent

A BNSF Railway freight train struck and killed a man on the tracks in Kent at about 5:19 a.m. Friday. The train hit the man… Continue reading

City of Kent faces ‘bleak’ financial future

The city of Kent faces “a bleak picture” financially over the next few years with the potential loss of millions of dollars of state-shared revenue… Continue reading

Road rage in Kent leads to vehicle crash

A bit of road rage erupted in Kent on Tuesday along eastbound State Route 516. A man driving a Jeep began passing traffic by using… Continue reading

Shirtless men punch vehicles in Kent | Police Blotter

Drivers started to call Kent Police on a recent night after two shirtless men took to the streets and started to pound on vehicles with… Continue reading

Kent City Council wants more light rail parking

The Kent City Council wants Sound Transit to build more parking at the new light rail station scheduled to open in 2024 on the West… Continue reading

Kent’s ShoWare Center to get longer name

Kent’s ShoWare Center will soon get a longer name. In return, the city will get more money. Coming this fall, the city-owned arena will be… Continue reading

Kent family escapes injury in ‘attempted thrill killing’

A family of four returned home late one April night on Kent’s West Hill from the grocery store, stepped out of their vehicle and suddenly… Continue reading

Kent’s chances to land Dick’s Drive-In drop; but Sonic coming in 2018

The chances of a Dick’s Drive-In coming to Kent suffered a serious blow, but Sonic Drive-In is back on board with plans to open next… Continue reading

State wants Kent to help pay for highway extensions

City leaders are struggling with how much Kent will have to pay to help extend State Routes 509 and 167. Craig Stone, Washington State Department… Continue reading

Kent residents keep fighting crime at West Hill home

Rampant crime activity at a Kent West Hill home continues to be a problem for nearby residents with few resolutions. Residents remain frustrated about the… Continue reading