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Seattle Thunderbirds add another defenseman | Western Hockey League

The Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds added their second defenseman via trade in the last week when they acquired Brad Deagle from the Red Deer Rebels for a conditional pick in the 2013 Bantam Draft.

Insurance company to repay five senior citizens reportedly scammed by Kent woman

An insurance company will repay the five men and women ages 74 to 90 who lost more than $1 million in an alleged scam by a Kent insurance agent.

Kent Police blotter.

Man arrested for kicking Kent boy at school bus stop| Police Blotter

Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly kicked an elementary school student in an attempt to take the boy's satchel as he waited for the morning school bus.

Kent Police blotter.
Vehicles head across the railroad tracks along Willis Street in Kent. Kent Police plan emphasis patrols to make sure drivers and pedestrians are following rail crossing laws.

Kent Police plan railroad crossing patrols to catch lawbreakers

Kent Police are once again conducting railroad crossing emphasis patrols downtown in an effort to raise awareness about safely crossing tracks.

Vehicles head across the railroad tracks along Willis Street in Kent. Kent Police plan emphasis patrols to make sure drivers and pedestrians are following rail crossing laws.
Venoy Overton pleads not guilty June 30 in Kent to a charge of second-degree promoting prostitution. Overton is still waiting for a trial date to be set.

Ex-UW athlete Venoy Overton waits for trial date in Kent prostitution case

Former University of Washington basketball player Venoy Overton had his pre-trial hearing continued to Oct. 12 as he faces a charge of second-degree promoting prostitution along Pacific Highway South in Kent.

Venoy Overton pleads not guilty June 30 in Kent to a charge of second-degree promoting prostitution. Overton is still waiting for a trial date to be set.

Chamber to host Kent City Council candidate debates Oct. 5

Eight candidates for the Kent City Council are scheduled to participate in debates Wednesday, Oct. 5 presented by the Kent Chamber of Commerce.

Seattle Mist running back Kam Warner slams through a Green Bay Chill defender Sept. 30. Warner scored three touchdowns as the Mist won 42-8 in their Lingerie Football League opener.

Seattle Mist clobber Green Bay Chill 42-8 | Lingerie Football League

The Kent-based Seattle Mist used a trick play for a touchdown on their first play of the game and went on to crush the Green Bay Chill 42-8 in their Lingerie Football League opener.

Seattle Mist running back Kam Warner slams through a Green Bay Chill defender Sept. 30. Warner scored three touchdowns as the Mist won 42-8 in their Lingerie Football League opener.

Sheriff’s office believe report ‘a hoax’ that man had gun at Kent elementary school

King County Sheriff's Office investigators believe the report of a man seen with a gun Friday on the grounds of Carriage Crest Elementary in Renton was a hoax.

Seattle Mist quarterback Angela Rypien participates in a drill at a recent practice for the Kent-based team of the Lingerie Football League.

Lingerie Football League announces expansion to five Canadian cities

The women's Lingerie Football League, which includes the Kent-based Seattle Mist, announced Thursday that five Canadian cities will join Toronto next year for the inaugural season of LFL Canada.

Seattle Mist quarterback Angela Rypien participates in a drill at a recent practice for the Kent-based team of the Lingerie Football League.

Kent man arrested for assault, hate crime

King County prosecutors charged a 42-year-old Kent man Monday with second-degree assault and malicious harassment after he allegedly punched and yelled racial slurs at a Hispanic man during a Sept. 22 fight outside of a Kent restaurant.

The Seattle Thunderbirds traded a draft pick Thursday to the Edmonton Oil Kings to get defenseman Braeden Laroque.

Seattle Thunderbirds trade draft pick for defenseman | Western Hockey League

The Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds junior hockey team acquired defenseman Braeden Laroque Thursday from the Edmonton Oil Kings for a 2012 Bantam Draft pick.

The Seattle Thunderbirds traded a draft pick Thursday to the Edmonton Oil Kings to get defenseman Braeden Laroque.
Nicolas Moreno pleads not guilty Thursday in Kent to three counts of first-degree assault for firing shots that injured people July 23 at a Kent car show. Judge Mary Roberts banned the media from shooting the faces of the six men charged in connection with the shootings.

Six enter not guilty pleas in connection with Kent car-show shooting

Six alleged gang members each pleaded not guilty Thursday in Kent to charges connected with the July 23 car-show shooting on Kent's West Hill that injured 12 people.

Nicolas Moreno pleads not guilty Thursday in Kent to three counts of first-degree assault for firing shots that injured people July 23 at a Kent car show. Judge Mary Roberts banned the media from shooting the faces of the six men charged in connection with the shootings.
A Seattle developer plans to tear down the unfinished parking garage in downtown Kent in early October to build apartments and retail space.

Demolition of Kent half-built parking garage to start Oct. 3

The half-built parking garage that has sat idle for more than four years in Kent is coming down.

A Seattle developer plans to tear down the unfinished parking garage in downtown Kent in early October to build apartments and retail space.
Seattle Mist receiver Jessica Hopkins looks back for a pass as she fights off assistant coach Jeremiah Captain Sept. 23 at a Lingerie Football League practice. The Mist open the season Sept. 30 at Green Bay.

Kent’s Seattle Mist open Lingerie Football League season Sept. 30 at Green Bay Chill | Slide Show

Live television coverage, betting lines, fantasy teams and even a team in Green Bay are part of the changes this season for the women's Lingerie Football League that includes the Kent-based Seattle Mist.

Seattle Mist receiver Jessica Hopkins looks back for a pass as she fights off assistant coach Jeremiah Captain Sept. 23 at a Lingerie Football League practice. The Mist open the season Sept. 30 at Green Bay.
Kent's Stefano Langone sings the national anthem at the Sept. 24 Seattle Thunderbirds game at the ShoWare Center.

Los Angeles management company signs Kent’s ‘American Idol’ star Stefano Langone

Kent's "American Idol" star Stefano Langone had his contract option picked up by 19 Management, according to reports Monday in The Hollywood Reporter.

Kent's Stefano Langone sings the national anthem at the Sept. 24 Seattle Thunderbirds game at the ShoWare Center.
Kent School District officials will keep sandbags around Neely-O'Brien Elementary School

Sandbags to stay around 3 Kent schools in Green River Valley

Sandbags will remain around three Kent schools threatened by Green River flooding until at least next spring.

Kent School District officials will keep sandbags around Neely-O'Brien Elementary School
Darby Cole of Kent

Sandbags to remain along Green River in Kent until spring; removal to cost city an estimated $3 million

It's going to cost the city of Kent an estimated $3 million to remove the giant sandbags from levees along the Green River.

Darby Cole of Kent
Boyz II Men lead the lineup at the Ladies Night Out Concert

Boyz II Men headline Oct. 1 concert at Kent’s ShoWare Center

The popular R&B group Boyz II Men will headline the Ladies Night Out Concert, Volume 4 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Boyz II Men lead the lineup at the Ladies Night Out Concert

Auburn man pleads not guilty to jail assault of rival gang member

A 20-year-old Auburn man pleaded not guilty Thursday to a first-degree assault charge after he reportedly attacked a rival gang member in the King County jail at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

Firefighters battle a blaze Thursday morning at a two-story Kent duplex in the 10900 block of Southeast 250th Court.

Kent duplex fire displaces two residents; kills two cats | Regional Fire Authority

Fire heavily damaged a two-story duplex and killed two cats Thursday morning in Kent.

Firefighters battle a blaze Thursday morning at a two-story Kent duplex in the 10900 block of Southeast 250th Court.