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Austin Curtis

Kent Police program gives students chance to try law enforcement

Micah Starks enjoys the attention when people walk up to him at the ShoWare Center or Kent Station and want to know about his uniform… Continue reading

Austin Curtis

Kent Boeing engineer killed in Amsterdam plane crash

A 48-year-old Kent man was among the three Boeing engineers killed in the crash of a Turkish Airlines 737-800 jet Feb. 25 in Amsterdam.John Salman… Continue reading

Police Blotter: Robbers run with cash at fast-food restaurant

Robbery Two men escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash after they reportedly robbed a fast-food restaurant at about 10:10 p.m. Feb. 10 on the 1300 block of West Meeker Street.

Tom Capp has been principal at Sunny Crest Elementary for the past five years and is looking forward to having a new school.

City, Federal Way schools could join forces on project

A new park and elementary school are slated to pop up on Kent’s West Hill within the next two years on adjacent properties.In fact, Kent… Continue reading

Tom Capp has been principal at Sunny Crest Elementary for the past five years and is looking forward to having a new school.
Ros Winslow shows off one of her prized antiques. She has glassware displays in several rooms of her house

Kent Commons plays host to Depression-Era glass show

Once Ros Winslow started to collect antique glass and other items about 15 years ago to decorate her home, she became hooked.After only a few… Continue reading

Ros Winslow shows off one of her prized antiques. She has glassware displays in several rooms of her house
In his first court appearance

Son pleads guilty in slaying of local couple

Vincent Wayne Housley ignored his attorney’s advice and pleaded guilty Monday during his arraignment in Seattle to charges of killing his parents in their Panther… Continue reading

In his first court appearance
Tracee Parker

Budget issues cloud future of Kent domestic-violence facility

The future of the city-run Safe Havens domestic-violence visitation and exchange facility could be in jeopardy next year unless additional funds are found.“For 2009, Safe… Continue reading

Tracee Parker
The late Karen and Joe Housley will be honored by friends and the community with a procession of classic cars Thursday through Kent.

Community comes together to remember slain Panther Lake couple

Dennis Housley found out just how many lives his parents touched when 91 classic-car owners drove in a funeral procession for Joe and Karen Housley… Continue reading

The late Karen and Joe Housley will be honored by friends and the community with a procession of classic cars Thursday through Kent.

Kent city staff cutting benefits to save jobs

The Kent Police Officers Association union voted Wednesday to allow the city to hold off on making contributions to a deferred-compensation package for officers.The union… Continue reading

In his first court appearance

Arraignment postponed for man in killings of his Panther Lake parents

A King County Superior Court judge on Wednesday agreed to delay an arraignment until Monday for Vincent Wayne Housley, charged with killing his parents in… Continue reading

In his first court appearance
Bellevue resident Stu Jacobson (lower right) looks through vintage postcards at last year’s Greater Seattle Postcard and Papers Collectibles Show. The show returns to Kent this weekend

Paper, paper everywhere at this Kent show

Nearly 30 dealers from four states will display everything from postcards of trains to old-movie posters Saturday and Sunday at the Kent Commons.The more than… Continue reading

Bellevue resident Stu Jacobson (lower right) looks through vintage postcards at last year’s Greater Seattle Postcard and Papers Collectibles Show. The show returns to Kent this weekend
The late Karen and Joe Housley will be honored by friends and the community with a procession of classic cars Thursday through Kent.

Car devotees to honor slain Panther Lake couple

Friends of the late Joe and Karen Housley plan a procession of classic cars Thursday morning through Kent to honor the couple. The procession will… Continue reading

The late Karen and Joe Housley will be honored by friends and the community with a procession of classic cars Thursday through Kent.
Kent’s first police officer Lorna Rufener has retired

One of Kent’s first female police officers retires

Then-Kent Police Chief Jay Skewes told Lorna Rufener at her job interview in 1980, “I’ve been waiting for you for seven years.”That comment puzzled Rufener,… Continue reading

Kent’s first police officer Lorna Rufener has retired

Arraignment for son charged in deaths of Panther Lake couple

Vincent Wayne Housley, the man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the killing of his parents Feb. 1 at their Panther… Continue reading

Kent resident Mike McCaughan stands Wednesday next to Mill Creek near his home on Kennebeck Avenue

City prepares to combat Mill Creek flooding

The frustration mounts each year for Mike McCaughan as he watches Mill Creek flood the yard and street outside of his home on Kennebeck Avenue in Kent. “It floods constantly two or three times a winter,” McCaughan said Wednesday as stood next to the creek, just east of Mill Creek Middle School and south of James Street. “The creek turns into a river two or three times a year.”

Kent resident Mike McCaughan stands Wednesday next to Mill Creek near his home on Kennebeck Avenue
Harlem Globetrotter Scooter Christensen displays his dribbling skills.

Harlem Globetrotters are dunking, with a twist

Andre “Hot Shot” Branch never missed watching the Harlem Globetrotters as a kid when they came to his hometown of Houston in the 1970s and early 1980s. “I was a fan before I became part of the team,” said Branch, in a phone interview Friday.

Harlem Globetrotter Scooter Christensen displays his dribbling skills.
Howard Hanson Dam  recently had its storage capacity diminished

City officials keep close watch on Howard Hanson Dam

Kent city officials are keeping a close watch on the drop in storage capacity at the Howard Hanson Dam because of the potential impact of… Continue reading

Howard Hanson Dam  recently had its storage capacity diminished
Crime scene tape Friday at the Panther Lake home where the deaths of married couple Joe and Karen Housely occurred.

Son charged in deaths of Panther Lake couple

King County prosecutors charged Vincent Wayne Housley on Monday with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the killing of his parents after an… Continue reading

Crime scene tape Friday at the Panther Lake home where the deaths of married couple Joe and Karen Housely occurred.
Katie Shin

City sinking money into fixing KM pool

Kent city officials plan about $250,000 worth of repairs this year to add another five years of life to the Kent Meridian Pool.“With the needed… Continue reading

Katie Shin

Blotter: Woman slugs boyfriend following text messages with other woman

Assault: A Kent woman reportedly punched her boyfriend in the face during an argument about another woman 9:25 p.m. Jan. 28 at an apartment in… Continue reading