Steve Hunter

Blotter: Smoking at the bus stop ends in trip to jail

A bicycle-patrol officer spotted a young man smoking while sitting in a bus shelter at about 10:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the 300 block of… Continue reading

Kent animal shelter sees major expansion

The King County animal shelter in Kent is about to be expanded. And its resident cats should have something to purr about.

Where there’s hope, there’s a community center

The Rev. Jimmie James wants to give more than just a handout to children and adults in Kent who need help. He wants to give a hand up. James, the pastor of Greater Things Ministries of Kent, is leading a drive to turn a vacant building along West Meeker Street into the Hope Community Center. The center initially will serve as a drop-in center for teens.

New name for the Kent Events Center

It's official: ShoWare Center at Kent is the name of what was formerly the Kent Events Center.The Kent City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a… Continue reading

Is Kent ready for cottage-style developments? Council votes Tuesday

A revised ordinance to bring cottage-style housing to Kent goes Tuesday before the City Council for approval.The City Planning and Economic Development Committee voted 3-0… Continue reading

City Council remains undecided when to raise fees

The Kent City Council remained undecided at a Nov. 4 workshop on when to increase water rates and storm-drainage rates for residents as part of… Continue reading

Kent Council sets three public hearings for Tuesday

The Kent City Council will conduct three public hearings 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at City Hall. They are in regard to:• The draft six-year Transportation… Continue reading

Police Blotter: Two arrested in Kent after father, son report gun threat

Police arrested two men and confiscated firearms Oct. 20, following a report that gunmen had threatened a father and his adult son that day at… Continue reading

Repairs completed on three Green River levees in Kent

Repairs ended last month on three Green River levees along the Riverbend Golf Course in Kent.Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, King County… Continue reading

An American Hero: WWII vet spent time in internment camp, then U.S. Army

Just one month after Kaz Fujita graduated from Fife High School in 1942, he and his family received an order from the federal government to… Continue reading

Kent teens charged in shooting death of Boulevard Park teen

King County prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge Friday against a 15-year-old Kent teenage boy in connection with the Oct. 30 shooting death of a… Continue reading

Kent teen charged with murder in shooting death of another teen

King County prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge Friday against a 15-year-old Kent teenage boy in connection with the Oct. 30 shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in the Boulevard Park neighborhood, south of Seattle. They also filed a first-degree robbery charge that day against a second 15-year-old Kent boy in connection with the shooting death.

All the bells and whistles: Kent Events Center gets scoreboard

Thunderbirds fans should expect to be impressed in the months ahead, when a fancy scoreboard with video screens and graphics lights up at the Kent Events Center.

It’s back to drawing board for law on cottage-style housing in Kent

Cottage-style housing could be coming soon to Kent despite a 4-3 vote by the City Council on Oct. 21 against a proposed ordinance that would allow developers to build as many as two housing-demonstration projects.

Blotter: French fry incident leads to foot chase, Taser

Police responded to a report of a man in his 30s swearing and throwing French fries at a fast-food restaurant at about 9:30 a.m. Oct.… Continue reading

Two killed Thursday in major Interstate 5 wreck

Two people were killed and two seriously injured Thursday night in a five-car accident involving a wrong-way driver on southbound Interstate 5 at South 272nd Street in Federal Way.

Suspect in teen shooting death arrested on warrant

King County Sheriff’s Office deputies Oct. 24 arrested an 18-year-old Seattle man on a murder warrant in connection with the July 12 shooting death of a Renton teen at a Kent fast-food restaurant.

Blotter: Cops nab stolen car before owner knew it was gone

Kent Police arrested a 22-year-old woman for investigation of taking a motor vehicle without permission Oct. 12 even before the owner knew his car had even been taken.

Vandals wreck Kent’s KYSA soccer fields

Four of the five soccer fields at the Kent Pea Patch were closed indefinitely last weekend after someone tore up the grass fields with their truck.