DIck’s Drive-In opened in December on Kent’s West Hill. STEVE HUNTER/Kent Reporter

DIck’s Drive-In opened in December on Kent’s West Hill. STEVE HUNTER/Kent Reporter

Kent Reporter’s most viewed website stories of 2018

Crime, jobs, burgers top list

Here are the top 10 most viewed stories on the Kent Reporter’s website for 2018, according to Google Analytics:

• 1: Kent jury finds Kime guilty of killing baby; officers swarm Kime and baby’s father

11,880 pageviews

Date: Nov. 13

Summary: Marty Kime found guilty of second-degree murder in the Kent drive-by shooting of 1-year-old Malijha Grant in April 2015.

• 2: Boyfriend to face murder charge for shooting Des Moines teen in Kent

11,558 pageviews

Date: June 22

Summary: Giovanni D. Herrin charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Karyme Barreto-Sabalza, 18, once in the head and leaving her on a trail to die during the evening of June 16 at Salt Air Vista Park, 24615 26th Place S., on the West Hill.

• 3: Boeing considers moving 1,400 jobs to Kent

9,979 pageviews

Date: Nov. 19

Summary: Boeing plans to transfer employees from other Puget Sound-area job sites.

• 4: Sonic Drive-In could open this spring in Kent

9,801 pageviews

Date: Jan. 4

Summary: Details emerge about Sonic opening on the northeast corner of 116th Avenue Southeast and Kent-Kangley Road. Sonic opened in June.

• 5: Dick’s Drive-In targets late November opening in Kent

8,270 pageviews

Date: Sept. 28

Summary: Another burger joint nears opening in Kent on the West Hill. Dick’s opened Dec. 12 along Pacific Highway South.

• 6: Kent Police release names, addresses of massage parlors

7,900 pageviews

Date: Nov. 6

Summary: Kent Police released the names and addresses of the 18 massage parlors that the city shut down for violating city and state licensing requirements and allegedly serving as fronts for prostitution.

• 7: Deputies arrest Kentwood student for social media threat

7,213 pageviews

Date: June 5

Summary: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 14-year-old boy for investigation of felony harassment after he allegedly posted a threat to “shoot up a school lunchroom,” at Kentwood High School.

• 8: Kent Police arrest 22 during street racing crackdown

7,142 pageviews

Date: May 16

Summary: Drivers busted for investigation of second-degree criminal trespassing during a crackdown on illegal street racing on the industrial streets and parking lots at the north end of the city.

• 9: Herrin pleads not guilty to killing girlfriend at Kent park

6,788 pageviews

Date: July 10

Summary: Giovanni D. Herrin, 19, entered the plea to the first-degree murder charge for reportedly shooting Karyme Barreto-Sabalza June 16 on the West Hill.

• 10: Dick’s Drive-In grand opening in Kent set for Wednesday

6,636 pageviews

Date: Dec. 10

Summary: The Seattle-based local chain opened Dec. 12 on the West Hill.

A jury convicted Marty Kime in November of second-degree murder for shooting 2-year-old Malijah Grant in 2015. FILE PHOTO

A jury convicted Marty Kime in November of second-degree murder for shooting 2-year-old Malijah Grant in 2015. FILE PHOTO

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