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Kent man charged with molestation after attack on teenager near Kent-Meridian High
The King County Prosecutor's Office filed a charge Dec. 23 of third-degree child molestation against a 21-year-old Kent man in connection with a Dec. 16 attack of a 14-year-old girl along a trail near Kent-Meridian High School.
Kent Predators sign 15 of 55 players at tryout
The Kent Predators found a few good men Saturday to start to build a roster for the professional Indoor Football League expansion team. Kent signed 15 of the 55 players who competed in a tryout Saturday at The Soccer Center in Tacoma.
Eight ShoWare Center vendors caught selling alcohol to minors
A state Liquor Control Board sting caught eight vendors at the ShoWare Center in Kent selling alcohol to minors during a recent hockey game. SMG, the operators of the city-owned arena, faces a possible $500 fine or a five-day suspension of its liquor license in February by the liquor board for selling alcohol to minors at concession stands during a Dec. 11 Seattle Thunderbirds hockey game. SMG requested a Jan. 13 hearing with a liquor board officer to get the fine or suspension reduced.
Prosecutors charge Kent man with molestation after trail attack
The King County Prosecutor's Office filed a charge Wednesday of third-degree child molestation against a 21-year-old Kent man in connection with a Dec. 16 attack… Continue reading
Pat’s Bar and Grill offers low-key way to ring in New Year
Bar owner Pat Ensign wants customers to have fun on New Year's Eve without having to spend a ton of money on dinner or a… Continue reading
Angry mom cited by Kent Police after reportedly hitting teacher with door — Police Blotter
Assault Police cited the mother of a Kent grade-school student Dec. 9, after she allegedly yelled at her son's teacher and hit the teacher with a door during the incident at the school, located in the 6300 block of South 236th Street.
Cutting down traffic congestion: new Kent overpass takes cars over BNSF tracks
Truck and car drivers no longer have to wait for trains along South 228th Street at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks. Kent city officials Tuesday opened the South 228th Street overpass between 84th Avenue South and 76th Avenue South. The street had been closed for 18 months as construction crews completed the $20 million project.
Seattle man killed on Kent’s Benson Highway, fatality is second accident in seven weeks on Benson
A 58-year-old Seattle man was struck and killed by a small pickup truck as he tried to cross the Benson Highway at about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Panther Lake area of unincorporated Kent.
Red Cross kitchen can feed thousands if Green River floods this winter
The American Red Cross can feed thousands of residents this winter if Green River flooding causes large evacuations in Kent, Auburn, Renton or Tukwila. Red Cross and King County officials Tuesday in Renton displayed a mobile kitchen housed in a 53-foot trailer where workers can produce as many as 12,000 to 15,000 hot meals per day.
World Championship Ice Racing Series comes to the ShoWare Center
Mix motorcycles and ice and what do you get? You’ll find out when the World Championship Ice Racing Series comes to the ShoWare Center 8 p.m. Dec. 18 in Kent. More than 30 professional racers will compete on motorcycles and four-wheel, all-terrain vehicles around an oval track on the ice. Racers can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds on the motorcycles and reach speeds of 50 mph on the all-terrain vehicles.
Vigilant about senior citizen rights: King County ombudsmen make the rounds
Dee Woods joined the King County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program two years ago to help make sure residents of adult family homes receive proper treatment.
BLOTTER: Man arrested after wife says he broke down door, shoved her
ASSAULT A 27-year-old woman told police that her husband of eight years grabbed her, shoved her and broke through a locked bedroom door to get to her during a domestic dispute at about 12:07 a.m. Nov. 25 at an apartment in the 24800 block of 101st Place Southeast.
Washington Legislature alert: Kent Council says it will lobby state for levee repairs, traffic studies
Kent city officials plan to lobby the state Legislature next year to help pay for Green River levee repairs as well as a design to rebuild the Highway 167 interchange at Willis Street.
City sandbag crews get ovation from Kent City Council for flood protection work
Heather McIntosh and two dozen other Kent city employees used silly humor, energy drinks and motivation to make it through nearly 30 straight days of work filling giant sandbags, in preparation for possible flooding this winter.
Kent man guilty in shooting death of wife, jury finds; Tracy Floren to be sentenced Jan. 13
A King County Superior Court jury in Seattle found a 66-year-old Kent man guilty of first-degree murder Thursday in connection with the shooting death of… Continue reading
Animal Shelter Guild files lawsuit against King County, County Exec Constantine
The King County Animal Control Officer's Guild filed a lawsuit Friday against King County and County Executive Dow Constantine to seek release of e-mails from a citizens' advisory committee that in 2007 issued a report that called conditions at the Kent animal shelter “deplorable.”
Kent voters to decide on new tax district: Regional fire authority
Voters in Kent and King County Fire District 37 will decide in April whether to approve forming a regional fire authority. The new entity, if approved, would merge the Kent Fire Department with King County Fire District 37.
Kent Council OKs 2010 budget, some members express alarm
The Kent City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to adopt what Council President Debbie Raplee called "a pretty conservative" 2010 city budget.
Kent Predators will be city’s first pro football team
The professional Indoor Football League is coming in March to the ShoWare Center in Kent. ShoWare Center officials and the co-owners announced at a press conference Monday that the Kent Predators will compete in the second-year league.
Christian rock: TobyMac headlines Winter Wonder Slam at ShoWare Dec. 12
TobyMac calls it a "Winter Wonder Slam" tour. But fans should expect to hear Christmas songs as well as regular hits when the Christian rapper and three other artists perform 7 p.m. Saturday at the ShoWare Center.