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Council committee OKs plan to hire more police in Panther Lake annexation; final vote is Feb. 2
A Kent City Council committee approved funds Tuesday to hire 12 new police officers as part of a $1.2 million pre-annexation budget to serve 24,000 Panther Lake residents when they join the city July 1.
Kent teen enters plea in stabbing charge; is being charged as an adult
A 17-year-old Kent teen pleaded not guilty Thursday in King County Superior Court to a first-degree assault charge in connection with the stabbing of a 30-year-old Auburn man Jan. 9 near a Kent convenience store.
Kent City budget: No job losses projected
Kent city officials do not expect to cut any city jobs this year in order to meet a 2010 general fund budget of $80.3 million as well as a reserve balance of $6.3 million, or 8.1 percent of the general fund.
Charges filed in Jan. 15 Kent drug deal gone bad, shooting
King County prosecutors Thursday filed first-degree robbery charges against a Renton man and a Kent man in connection with a drug deal gone bad and and gunshots Jan. 15 in Kent near an East Hill apartment complex.
World-famous Peking Acrobats set to take center stage in Kent
Mouths are expected to drop and heads to shake when the Peking Acrobats perform Jan. 29 in Kent.
Panther Lake man sees 30-year prison sentence in wife’s shooting death
A King County Superior Court judge on Jan. 13 sentenced Tracy Floren to 30 years in prison for the shooting death of Floren’s wife in 2007 at their Panther Lake home in unincorporated Kent.
Kent teen charged as adult in stabbing incident
The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on Jan. 13 charged a 17-year-old Kent boy with first-degree assault in connection with the stabbing of 30-year-old Auburn man Jan. 9 near a Kent convenience store.
Kent man charged with animal fighting, after officials find surgically enhanced roosters
A Kent man and three other men pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning at their arraignments in King County Superior Court in Kent to charges of animal fighting in connection with illegal cockfighting operations in Kent and Auburn.
Kent man enters plea in child-pornography case; allegedly sought work as a nanny
King County prosecutors charged a 45-year-old Kent man Jan. 6 for possessing child pornography in connection with photos and videos the man reportedly downloaded last summer on his laptop computer at his Kent apartment.
ShoWare officials work to pare down Liquor Board fine
ShoWare Center operators could see a reduction in a state Liquor Control Board fine as they implement new alcohol-serving policies at the Kent arena after eight vendors were caught selling alcohol to minors.
Update: Police search Clark Lake Park for missing Kent woman
The King County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit and K-9 unit are searching Wednesday afternoon at Clark Lake Park on the East Hill in Kent in an effort to find a 49-year-old Kent woman reported missing by relatives since Jan. 2.
Police arrest Kent boy in stabbing incident
Kent Police arrested a 17-year-old Kent boy for investigation of first-degree assault in connection with the stabbing of a 30-year-old Auburn man at about 6:56 a.m. Jan. 9 at a convenience store parking lot.
King County now says it will stay in animal-shelter business until June 30
King County officials won’t be getting out of the animal-shelter business as quickly as they had planned. The County Council agreed Monday with a request by County Executive Dow Constantine to extend the deadline for closing the Kent and Bellevue shelters to June 30, from the previous Jan. 31.
Man sentenced for Kent rape of 14-year-old girl
A 31-year-old man was sentenced Jan. 6 to a minimum of 7 years, 2 months in prison for the second-degree rape in August 2008 of a 14-year-old runaway girl in Kent.
Passing the torch: Kent Council gets new president
Jamie Perry quickly has moved up the Kent City Council ladder. The Council unanimously elected Perry (formerly known as Danielson) Tuesday as Council president for the next two years.
Kent man charged with cockfighting – Developing story
King County prosecutors have charged a 37-year-old Kent man as well as three other men for animal fighting in connection with reported illegal cockfighting operations in Kent and Auburn.
Pink Floyd Experience comes to Kent: Bringing back the pig and the sound
Fans can expect to get blown away by the rock, when the Pink Floyd Experience plays the ShoWare Center Jan. 21 in Kent. Tom Quinn, lead guitarist for the tribute band playing the Jan. 21 ShoWare gig, described the quadraphonic sound system used on tour during a recent phone interview from his San Diego home.
Kent man enters plea in pantless attack on Kent-Meridian student
A 21-year-old Kent man pleaded not guilty Monday morning in King County Superior Court in Kent to a charge of third-degree child molestation in connection with a Dec. 16 attack of a 14-year-old girl along a trail near Kent-Meridian High School.
Green River levee system has weak areas, could affect flood control
Recent repair projects by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have greatly improved the strength of sections of the Green River levees in Kent. But other levees remain weak, and some won't be fixed until at least 2011.
Police arrest man for pants-less trail attack on high school girl
Kent Police on Saturday arrested a 21-year-old Kent man for investigation of indecent exposure and child molestation in connection with a Dec. 16 incident along a trail near Kent-Meridian High School.