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.


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Five Kent-area schools are Schools of Distinction award winners

  • Today at 3:16PM

Covington, Jenkins Creek and Martin Sortun elementaries, Kent Mountain View Academy and Mattson Middle School were named 2014 Schools of Distinction award winners.

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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