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

More in News

Firefighters douse a mobile home fire late Thursday. The occupants safely evacuated. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound RFA
Neighbors alert residents to flee mobile home fire in Kent

Good neighbors noticed a small fire outside a mobile home and notified… Continue reading

Kent welcomes new way to improve foster care community

The Mockingbird Society swoops in with an innovative plan based on locally led collaboration.

A man addresses the King County Council during a public hearing March 20 at New Life Church in Renton. He presented bags filled with what he said was hazardous materials dropped on his property by bald eagles. Another speaker made similar claims. Haley Ausbun/staff photo
Locals show support for King County waste to energy plant

Public hearing on landfill’s future was held March 20 in Renton.

Sound Cities receives Organization of the Year award

Municipal League honors group that represents 38 cities

King County to seek Medic One levy renewal this year

Measure to raise $1.1 billion over six years to fund emergency response program

Jury convicts Kent man of dealing meth

Caught on tape making sale to confidential informant

City of Kent to allow light manufacturing downtown

Effort to open vacant land to more uses

After being homeless, Christy X (pictured) moved into her Coniston Arms Apartments unit in Seattle at the beginning of 2019. She had bounced around from shelters to friends’ places after facing an eviction at her West Seattle apartment in October 2018. A diversion program run by the nonprofit Mary’s Place helped her find housing. File photo
State lawmakers consider eviction reform legislation

Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, is bill’s prime sponsor.

Most Read