Steve Hunter

Note to public: Kent Council wants input

After no residents showed up at a public hearing Tuesday night to tell the Kent City Council what they would like to see in the 2009 city budget, Councilwoman Jamie Danielson tried to spark some interest. "Please come to these," Danielson said before the Council adjourned. "We want to hear from you."

Blotter: Man arrested after dispute over baby

Police arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he reportedly slapped a woman in the face during a dispute over their baby at 3:15 p.m. Sept. 2 at an apartment in the 700 block of Third Avenue South.

Kent golf course on par with layout changes

Construction workers are tearing up nine of the 18 holes at the popular Riverbend Golf Course in Kent. Holes No. 1 through 9 were closed Sept. 4 to be remodeled. The holes need to be changed because of the repair and expansion of two levees along the Green River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The repaired levees are expected to help control flooding in the Kent Valley.

No carp yet for Kent’s weed-infested lake

The carp are on hold for Lake Fenwick Park. Kent city officials are still planning to stock Lake Fenwick next May with as many as 300 grass carp in an effort to control Brazilian elodea, a fast-growing, noxious weed that is threatening to overtake the lake.

Trial date set for Kent man in rape case

A Kent caregiver faces an Oct. 29 trial date on a second-degree rape charge in connection with an assault on a physically and mentally disabled woman under the care of a Kent assisted-living contractor.

Major pot bust made in Kent

Federal agents and local law enforcement officers raided five homes in Kent Wednesday as part of a crackdown throughout King County on indoor marijuana-growing operations.

Blotter: Fish thief lands in jail

A man in his 50s told officers that he just wanted a friend, after Kent Police arrested him for investigation of third-degree theft, after he reportedly kyped a pet fish at about 1:20 p.m. Aug. 27 from a pet store in the 24100 block of Pacific Highway South.

Kent Food Bank a winner in law-firm contest

The competitive food drive between two Kent law firms couldn’t have come at a better time for the downtown Kent Food Bank.

Who will feed the masses at Kent Events Center?

Kent city officials have announced that Savor, a Philadelphia-based concessionaire for 35 stadiums and arenas across the nation, will handle the food and beverage services at the Kent Events Center. Savor is the food-service division of SMG, the operator of the events center.

Rusbuldt takes shine to Kent street signs

Sign, sign, everywhere a Kent city street sign. With more than 14,000 street signs in Kent, Tom Rusbuldt, a city street-sign maintenance worker, stays plenty busy. From stop signs to school-zone signs to street-name signs, Rusbuldt is part of a three-man crew that installs and repairs the signs for the city’s public works department.

Kent Council takes first step in Panther Lake annexation

The Kent City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night to let Panther Lake area residents vote next year on whether to annex their area to the city.

Plea in Kent truck-assault case

A 24-year-old Renton man pleaded not guilty Aug. 25 in King County Superior Court to charges of second-degree assault and first-degree malicious mischief in connection with an Aug. 8 incident when Kent Police shot him as he reportedly attempted to charge the on-foot officers with his vehicle.

Blotter: Foot chase involves escalator, ends in arrest

Kent Police arrested a 25-year-old man for obstructing an officer after the man led police on a short foot chase at about 6 p.m. Aug. 18 through an East Hill parking lot and department store in the 10200 block of Southeast 240th Street.

Wave of car prowls in Kent: Numbers going down

The number of weekly vehicle prowls jumped to 33 from 17 in the city of Kent in mid-August from mid-July.

Let’s shoot hoops: New court at Kent park

Jason St. Louis, 18, didn't know about the city of Kent dedication ceremony Aug. 26 at West Fenwick Park. But he certainly knew about the new outdoor basketball court.

Panther Lake annexation topic of Sept. 2 hearing

The Kent City Council has scheduled a public hearing for Sept. 2 regarding a proposal to annex the Panther Lake area.

Blotter: Warehouse worker helps nab gas guzzler

The actions of an operator of a warehouse in the 7000 block of South 190th Street helped Kent Police arrest a man for investigation of third-degree theft in connection with the stealing of gas from trucks.

Kent Events Center gets rink floor

The Kent Events Center reached a milestone Tuesday with the pouring of its concrete floor.

Kent budget: City staff look into future, give report on costs

City officials estimate that Kent will need to spend as much as $1.5 billion over the next 20 years on capital projects, with the lion's share of nearly $1.2 billion going for for utilities and transportation.

Blotter: Warehouse employee helps nab gas guzzler

The actions of an operator of a warehouse in the 7000 block of South 190th Street helped Kent Police arrest a man for investigation of third-degree theft in connection with the stealing of gas from trucks.