Steve Hunter

Vicci Martinez

Martinez cancels Kent concert for ‘The Voice’ tour

The success of Tacoma singer Vicci Martinez on NBC's "The Voice" meant she had to cancel a scheduled Thursdays at the Lake free concert in Kent at Lake Meridian Park.

Vicci Martinez
The Kent Little League Major All-Stars

Dramatic tournament comeback by Kent All-Stars ends in state championship game | Little League Majors Update

The Kent Little League Major All-Stars team won five consecutive loser-out games at the state tournament in Vancouver before losing to North Bothell in the championship game Saturday.

The Kent Little League Major All-Stars
Kent City Council Position No. 7 candidates Dana Ralph

Ralph, Smith and Sealfon seek Kent City Council seat | Election 2011

Dana Ralph, Suzanne Smith and Michael S. Sealfon are vying in the primary to replace Ron Harmon for Position No. 7 on the Kent City Council.

Kent City Council Position No. 7 candidates Dana Ralph
Barbara Jeanne Anderson

Ex-Kentlake teacher pleads guilty to sexual misconduct with student

Ex-Kentlake High School teacher Barbara Jeanne Anderson pleaded guilty Friday morning to first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor for having sexual contact with a 17-year-old male student.

Barbara Jeanne Anderson
At the Ridge Theatre will present 'A Chorus Line' this summer at the Kentridge High School Performing Arts Center in Kent.

Catch ‘A Chorus Line’ at Kentridge Performing Arts Center in Kent

At the Ridge Theatre will present "A Chorus Line" this summer at the Kentridge High School Performing Arts Center, 12430 S.E. 208th St., in Kent.

At the Ridge Theatre will present 'A Chorus Line' this summer at the Kentridge High School Performing Arts Center in Kent.

Motorcyclist dies from injuries suffered in Highway 167 crash; third biker death in six weeks in Kent-Auburn area

A 54-year-old Puyallup man died Wednesday, July 27 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash July 17 on southbound Highway 167 in Auburn heading to westbound Highway 18.

Law enforcement agencies plan joint effort to combat gangs after Kent shooting

More than 60 high-ranking law officials attended a meeting Wednesday in Burien hosted by Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to address local and regional gang violence.

Kent Police are looking for at least two shooters in connection with a gang-related shooting that broke out at a lowrider car show

Kent Police looking for gang members involved in car-show shooting

Kent Police are looking for at least two shooters in connection with a gang-related shooting that broke out at a lowrider car show Saturday at a Pacific Highway strip mall and injured 12 people.

Kent Police are looking for at least two shooters in connection with a gang-related shooting that broke out at a lowrider car show
The U.S. Postal Service is looking at possibly closing the Midway office in Kent on Pacific Highway South.

Postal Service might close Kent’s Midway branch

The United States Postal Service is looking at possibly closing the small Midway branch in Kent on Pacific Highway South.

The U.S. Postal Service is looking at possibly closing the Midway office in Kent on Pacific Highway South.
The Kent/Chinook Senior Little League All-Stars won the state title Saturday in Auburn to earn a berth in the Western Regionals in Ontario

Kent/Chinook All-Stars win state championship | Senior Little League

The Kent/Chinook Little League Senior All-Star team came back through the losers' bracket to win the state baseball tournament at Brannan Park in Auburn.

The Kent/Chinook Senior Little League All-Stars won the state title Saturday in Auburn to earn a berth in the Western Regionals in Ontario
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus came through Kent in 2009 and will return Sept. 1-5 to the ShoWare Center. Tickets go on sale July 25.

Tickets on sale July 25 for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Sept. 1-5 in Kent

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus returns to the ShoWare Center in Kent for eight shows Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-5.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus came through Kent in 2009 and will return Sept. 1-5 to the ShoWare Center. Tickets go on sale July 25.
Kent city officials have several projects planned over the next few years to upgrade Green River levees to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency standards.

Kent City Council approves Green River levee project

The Kent City Council approved a $796,000 contract Tuesday night with Kent-based Scarsella Brothers, Inc., to construct secondary levees at Horseshoe Bend along the Green River.

Kent city officials have several projects planned over the next few years to upgrade Green River levees to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency standards.
William L. Phillip Jr.

Phillip awaits trial date for Auburn murder of Kent city employee Seth Frankel

A 30-year-old Oregon man is waiting for a trial date to be set on his first-degree murder charge in connection with the May 21, 2010 stabbing death in Auburn of Seth Frankel, a Kent city employee.

William L. Phillip Jr.

Kent man arrested, charged in connection with December shooting death of Enumclaw girl | Update

King County prosecutors charged a 25-year-old Kent man Thursday with first-degree manslaughter in connection with the Dec. 11 shooting death in Enumclaw of Kelsey Carter, his 16-year-old girlfriend.

Kent Police blotter report.

Kent officers arrest pink-haired woman for prostitution loitering on Pacific Highway | Police Blotter

Kent Police arrested a woman for investigation of prostitution loitering and possession of drug paraphernalia after a caller reported a woman with pink hair, a pink shirt and turquoise skirt walking in traffic at about 9:50 a.m. July 11 in the 26000 block of Pacific Highway South.

Kent Police blotter report.

Kent to host 18th annual Riverbend Amateur golf tournament Aug. 13-14

Golfers will compete for as much as $15,000 in prizes at the 18th annual Riverbend Amateur Aug. 13-14 in Kent.

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

Ex-UW basketball player Venoy Overton awaits trial date for promoting prostitution in Kent

No trial date has been set yet for Venoy Overton, the former University of Washington basketball player charged by King County prosecutors with 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.
The city of Kent plans to make improvements this year to the Hawley Road levee along the Green River.

Kent plans public hearing July 20 about Hawley Road levee improvements along Green River

Residents can testify about the Hawley Road levee improvements along the Green River at a public hearing before the city of Kent hearing examiner at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 in the Council Chambers West at City Hall.

The city of Kent plans to make improvements this year to the Hawley Road levee along the Green River.
Kent Police search through Suzie Q's and Sun Leaf Medial Center to collect evidence for medicinal marijuana July 6.  The warrents are the city’s latest step in a process that began with notice to marijuana dispensary owners they must close or face the loss of their business licenses and potential criminal charges.

Public hearing July 19 in Kent on medical marijuana moratorium

Want to tell the Kent City Council what you think of its six-month ban on businesses selling medical marijuana?

Kent Police search through Suzie Q's and Sun Leaf Medial Center to collect evidence for medicinal marijuana July 6.  The warrents are the city’s latest step in a process that began with notice to marijuana dispensary owners they must close or face the loss of their business licenses and potential criminal charges.
Crowds flocked to the 40th Kent Cornucopia Days festival July 8-10 for face painting and many other activities

Kent Cornucopia Days runs smoothly; draws large crowds

Everything ran so smoothly at the 40th annual Kent Cornucopia Days festival that even drivers struggling to find parking spots obeyed the no-parking signs.

Crowds flocked to the 40th Kent Cornucopia Days festival July 8-10 for face painting and many other activities