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Kent officer busts down fence to catch escaping inmate | Police Blotter

A Kent Police officer's decision to go through a fence rather than over it helped him catch an escaping inmate from the city jail when the fence fell on the 24-year-old man.

Kent Police blotter report.

Teachers union and Kent School District near contract agreement

An agreement on a new contract between the Kent School District and the teachers union could come this week and is expected by Aug. 30 at the latest.

Students and their families who participated in the Kent School District's Refugee Transition Center Summer Program fill up the office of Superintendent Edward Lee Vargas during a Aug. 17 visit.

Kent students end summer refugee transition program with informational walk

About 75 Kent students from kindergarten to high school juniors participated in a 2.4-mile walk Aug. 17 as part of the Kent School District's Refugee Transition Center Summer Program.

Students and their families who participated in the Kent School District's Refugee Transition Center Summer Program fill up the office of Superintendent Edward Lee Vargas during a Aug. 17 visit.
Jeff Caso serves as president of the Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation that raises fund for local youth sports programs.

Thunderbirds dish out funds to Kent schools, sports groups

Jeff Caso has watched a lot of children benefit over the last two years from the Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation supported by Seattle Thunderbirds hockey fans.

Jeff Caso serves as president of the Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation that raises fund for local youth sports programs.
A volunteer helps clear brush in April along the Soos Creek Trail in Kent.

King County plans survey of Soos Creek Trail users in Kent

King County Parks will conduct surveys of park users from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 along the Soos Creek Trail in Kent.

A volunteer helps clear brush in April along the Soos Creek Trail in Kent.
The Salsations are one of the many acts coming to Kent Sept. 1-5 with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus.

Thrills galore at Ringling Bros. circus Sept. 1-5 in Kent at ShoWare Center

Hire-wire acts, speeding motorcycles in a steel globe, aerial gymnasts, flying dogs and clowns are each part of the Boom A Ring circus presented by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.

The Salsations are one of the many acts coming to Kent Sept. 1-5 with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus.
Bicyclists head through Kent during the Seattle to Portland Classic in July.

State seeks volunteers to count bicyclists, walkers in Kent and other cities

Volunteers are needed Sept. 27-29 in Kent, Tukwila and other selected cities across the state to help count people who bicycle or walk to their destinations.

Bicyclists head through Kent during the Seattle to Portland Classic in July.
Colin Jacobs of the Seattle Thunderbirds moves the puck against the Portland Winterhawks during a game last season. Seattle opens rookie camp Aug. 25 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Seattle Thunderbirds open Rookie Camp Aug. 25 in Kent

Fans can watch the Seattle Thunderbirds in action during four Rookie Camp scrimmages Thursday, Aug. 25 and Friday, Aug. 26 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Colin Jacobs of the Seattle Thunderbirds moves the puck against the Portland Winterhawks during a game last season. Seattle opens rookie camp Aug. 25 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.
Seattle Mist quarterback Angela Rypien releases a pass at a May practice at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Kent Lingerie Football League team Seattle Mist rated No. 5 in power rankings

The Kent-based Seattle Mist are ranked No. 5 out of 12 teams in the first Lingerie Football League power rankings for the 2011-12 season.

Seattle Mist quarterback Angela Rypien releases a pass at a May practice at the ShoWare Center in Kent.
Kent Police have identified the body found Aug. 5 on the East Hill as Lyubov Lutsyk

Kent Police identify body found as missing Kent woman

Kent Police have identified the body found Aug. 5 as a missing 49-year-old Kent woman.

Kent Police have identified the body found Aug. 5 on the East Hill as Lyubov Lutsyk
The King County Council approved a $20 per yer vehicle license fee Monday to help fund Metro Transit. The two-year fee starts in 2012.

King County Council approves $20 vehicle license fee to help fund Metro Transit

Vehicle owners will pay an extra $20 license fee in each of the next two years to help fund Metro Transit.

The King County Council approved a $20 per yer vehicle license fee Monday to help fund Metro Transit. The two-year fee starts in 2012.
The filling of the reservoir this summer behind the Howard Hanson Dam on the Green River has allowed engineers to run tests to determine if drainage repairs to a damaged abutment next to the dam have worked.

Engineers continue to run tests at Howard Hanson Dam along Green River

Engineers, geologists and other scientists continue to run a battery of tests on the right abutment drainage improvements at the Howard Hanson Dam.

The filling of the reservoir this summer behind the Howard Hanson Dam on the Green River has allowed engineers to run tests to determine if drainage repairs to a damaged abutment next to the dam have worked.

Kent detectives still searching for car-show shooters

Kent Police continue to search for three or more suspects involved in the gang-related shooting July 23 that injured 12 people at a Kent lowrider car show on the West Hill.

Kent Police investigating human remains found on East Hill

Kent Police are investigating a death in the 24100 block of 114th Avenue Southeast on the East Hill where human skeletal remains were found at about 11 a.m. Friday by a crew clearing brush.

Ex-University of Washington basketball player Venoy Overton is charged with second-degree promoting prostitution in Kent.

Still no Kent trial date for ex-UW player Venoy Overton

Former University of Washington basketball player Venoy Overton had his pre-trial hearing continued to Aug. 30 as he faces a charge of second-degree promoting prostitution along Pacific Highway in Kent.

Ex-University of Washington basketball player Venoy Overton is charged with second-degree promoting prostitution in Kent.
Ruth Moody will perform Oct. 29 at the Kentwood Performing Arts Center as part of the annual city of Kent Spotlight Series.

Kent announces Spotlight Series lineup for 2011-12

Make plans for fall, winter and spring entertainment in town as tickets are on sale for the Kent Arts Commission’s 2011-2012 Spotlight Series.

Ruth Moody will perform Oct. 29 at the Kentwood Performing Arts Center as part of the annual city of Kent Spotlight Series.

Kent man accidentally shoots himself in groin

A Kent man reportedly accidentally shot himself in the groin with a handgun late Thursday afternoon inside an apartment near Lake Meridian.

James T. Radtke

Kent man pleads not guilty to manslaughter charge in shooting death of Enumclaw girl

A 25-year-old Kent man pleaded not guilty Thursday to first-degree manslaughter in connection with the Dec. 11 shooting death in Enumclaw of Kelsey Carter, his 16-year-old girlfriend.

James T. Radtke
Crews place super sacks in October 2009 along the east bank of the Green River near the Riverbend Golf Complex in Kent. The sandbags still remain as city officials wait for repairs to be finished at the Howard Hanson Dam.

Giant sandbags might remain along Green River in Kent for another winter

The giant sandbags are staying along the Green River Trail in Kent at least through the fall and maybe until next spring.

Crews place super sacks in October 2009 along the east bank of the Green River near the Riverbend Golf Complex in Kent. The sandbags still remain as city officials wait for repairs to be finished at the Howard Hanson Dam.

Kent couple faces charges for alleged abuse of 5-week-old son

King County prosecutors have filed assault and criminal mistreatment charges against a Kent father and mother in connection with alleged abuse of their five-week-old boy.