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Karli Jorgensen appointed as Kent Municipal Court judge

The Kent City Council Tuesday night unanimously confirmed the appointment of Karli Jorgensen to Kent’s Municipal Court to replace Judge Robert McSeveney.

Kent City Council adopts 2012 budget; 10 employees to lose jobs

The Kent City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday night to adopt the 2012 budget that includes the layoffs of 10 employees in January because of declining revenues.

Kent’s Postal Service distribution center to stay open at least until May 15

The Kent Delivery and Distribution Center for the U.S. Postal Service will stay open at least until May 15.

The sentencing for Jasmine Jamrus-Kassim

Sentencing continued again for Kent woman who stole money from elderly

The scheduled sentencing of a former Kent insurance agent has been continued again because of her request for a new attorney.

The sentencing for Jasmine Jamrus-Kassim
Neighbors gather in Kent during National Night Out last August

Kent ranks 13th nationally for National Night Out events

Kent earns national ranking with 110 National Night Out events last summer.

Neighbors gather in Kent during National Night Out last August

Kent receives $253,000 grant for salmon recovery project along Green River

The city of Kent received a $253,581 grant Monday from the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board for a Green River project along Frager Road to help increase survival of juvenile Chinook salmon.

Kent man dies in Interstate 5 truck accident near Tumwater

A 40-year-old Kent man died when his semi-truck collided with another vehicle, crashed and burned on Dec. 8 along Interstate 5, just south of Tumwater. Shamsher Sohi died at the scene, according to the Washington State Patrol. He was identified by the Thurston County Coroner's Office. A 40-year-old Kent man died when his semi-truck collided with another vehicle, crashed and burned on Dec. 8 along Interstate 5, just south of Tumwater.

SeaTac man pleads guilty to sex trafficking; Kent Police initiated case

A SeaTac man pleaded guilty Friday to sex trafficking through force, fraud and coercion in connection with a case initially investigated by the Kent Police.

A 28-year-old Kent woman suffered serious injuries Wednesday

Kent man arrested for vehicular assault in State Route 516 accident

The Washington State Patrol arrested a 47-year-old Kent man for investigation of vehicular assault after his pickup collided with two other vehicles at about 1:10 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of State Route 516 and Meeker Street.

A 28-year-old Kent woman suffered serious injuries Wednesday

Kent Police catch two burglary suspects inside West Hill home

Kent Police arrested two men Thursday for investigation of burglary after they responded to a home alarm system and found two men inside the house.

City of Kent to lay off 10 employees in January

The city of Kent will lay off 10 employees in January because of declining revenues in order to balance the 2012 budget.

King County awards funds to renovate Kent mobile home park

A Kent mobile home park will receive about $1.53 million from the King County Housing Finance Program to renovate the park and preserve affordable housing for low-income homeowners.

Kent Police arrest six in connection with property crimes

Kent Police arrested two young men and four juveniles Tuesday in connection with a series of burglaries, robberies, thefts and car prowls.

Postal Service looks at closing Kent distribution center

The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing its Kent Delivery and Distribution Center but no decision has been made yet.

Kent Police Blotter.

Kent officers arrest National Guard sergeant for reportedly picking up prostitute | Police Blotter

Kent Police arrested a National Guard sergeant for investigation of patronizing a prostitute after he allegedly picked up in his vehicle a woman walking the night of Nov. 30 in the 26200 block of Pacific Highway South.

Kent Police Blotter.
12/02/11 Bally's member Ron Engen takes a look at the flyers to another gym that are posted on the outside of Bally's in Kent

LA Fitness to close Kent’s Bally club Dec. 8 | Update

LA Fitness will close the Kent Bally Fitness Club on Dec. 8 and transfer members to the LA Fitness club just one-half mile away.

12/02/11 Bally's member Ron Engen takes a look at the flyers to another gym that are posted on the outside of Bally's in Kent

Prosecutors charge Kent man with promoting prostitution

King County prosecutors charged a 37-year-old Kent man with second-degree promoting prostitution after he allegedly used an 18-year-old woman with a mental disability to perform sex acts with men for money and then give the cash to him.

Kent man killed by Sounder train; 3rd railroad crossing death downtown this year

A 46-year-old Kent man was killed by a Sounder commuter train at about 5:40 p.m. Thursday after he reportedly stepped into the path of the train at the West Meeker Street and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad crossing.

Applus Technologies chosen top Kent green company

Applus Technologies was named the Kent Green Business of the Year for 2011 by the city of Kent.

Get free tickets for holiday shows at Kent Food Bank

Families unable to afford tickets for holiday shows can pick up free tickets at the Kent Food Bank.