Steve Hunter

Shacon F. Barbee

Barbee’s trial date continued until Nov. 7 in Kent promoting prostitution case

The trial date was continued Friday to Nov. 7 for Shacon Fontane Barbee, the Seattle man charged with promoting prostitution, leading organized crime, promoting sexual abuse of a minor and other charges.

Shacon F. Barbee
Cameron Dollar

Kent’s ShoWare Center to host Seattle University men’s basketball game Nov. 28

The ShoWare Center in Kent will host a men's college basketball game when Seattle University plays Evergreen State at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28.

Cameron Dollar
Crews put final touches Tuesday

New gym to open soon at Kent-Meridian High School

Principal Wade Barringer expects the soon-to-be completed Kent-Meridian High School gym to "be one of the best gym complexes in the state."

Crews put final touches Tuesday
Marcel Noebels shoots a goal last season for the Seattle Thunderbirds. Noebels has been invited this month to the training camp of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Six Seattle Thunderbird players invited to NHL training camps

Six members of the Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds have been invited to attend National Hockey League training camps this month.

Marcel Noebels shoots a goal last season for the Seattle Thunderbirds. Noebels has been invited this month to the training camp of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Seth Frankel worked as a city of Kent video-program coordinator until he was murdered in May 2010 in Auburn.

Phillip’s court hearing continued again for murder of Kent city employee Seth Frankel

A court hearing has been continued to Oct. 4 to determine a possible trial date for the Oregon man charged with the first-degree murder in May 2010 of Seth Frankel, a Kent city employee.

Seth Frankel worked as a city of Kent video-program coordinator until he was murdered in May 2010 in Auburn.
Kent Police are asking for help to find who shot and killed Arnulfo Gomez-Vazquez (above) Aug. 19 outside his apartment.

Police ‘still stymied’ in murder investigation of Kent man

Kent Police are still trying to develop leads into who and why someone shot and killed a 27-year-old Kent man Aug. 19 outside of his apartment.

Kent Police are asking for help to find who shot and killed Arnulfo Gomez-Vazquez (above) Aug. 19 outside his apartment.
Shacon F. Barbee

Man reportedly made at least $192,000 in 8 months from prostitutes in Kent, Seattle

There's reportedly plenty of money in promoting prostitution in Kent and the Seattle area, according to charging documents filed against a 32-year-old Seattle man.

Shacon F. Barbee
Singer Michel'le has been added to the lineup for the Ladies Night Out Concert

Two more singers added to Kent R&B concert featuring Boyz II Men

Singers Michel'le and Caitlin Cardier have been added to the Ladies Night Out Concert, Volume 4 featuring Boyz II Men at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Singer Michel'le has been added to the lineup for the Ladies Night Out Concert
Adam Vesperman

Kent teen stars in ‘Billy Elliot the Musical’ in London

Thirteen-year-old Adam Vesperman speaks with a British accent that he didn't have five months ago when he left Kent for London.

Adam Vesperman

Thunderbirds defenseman Jared Hauf named new player to watch | Western Hockey League

Defenseman Jared Hauf of the Seattle Thunderbirds made a top-10 list of new faces to watch this season in the Western Hockey League.

Alicia Lee

Kent students back in school | Slide show

Forty Kent schools opened the 2011-12 year Thursday with more than 27,000 students in the classrooms.

Alicia Lee
Venoy Overton

Court case continued again for ex-UW basketball player Overton

Former University of Washington basketball player Venoy Overton had his pre-trial hearing continued to Sept. 27 as he faces a charge of second-degree promoting prostitution along Pacific Highway in Kent.

Venoy Overton

Seattle Thunderbirds name new goaltender coach | Western Hockey League

Dusty Imoo, a member of Team Japan hockey in the 1998 Olympics, was named Tuesday as the new goaltender coach for the Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds.

Kent teachers check in before entering the Kentwood gym Tuesday to discuss and vote on a new contract. Union members voted 97 percent in favor of a new two-year contract.

Kent teachers approve two-year contract with district; pay to remain same as last year

The decision by the Kent School District that teachers will not have to take a pay cut this year despite the state's 1.9 percent reduction in teacher salaries played a huge role in the agreement on a new two-year contract between the district and the teachers union.

Kent teachers check in before entering the Kentwood gym Tuesday to discuss and vote on a new contract. Union members voted 97 percent in favor of a new two-year contract.
Kent Police blotter report.

Man reportedly empties marijuana from pocket at Kent court security checkpoint | Police Blotter

Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of possession of marijuana after he emptied his pockets that reportedly included a plastic baggie of marijuana before going through security at about 12:58 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Kent Municipal Court, 1210 Central Ave. S.

Kent Police blotter report.
Shades were pulled Tuesday at the Seattle Timberwolves Indoor Football League offices in downtown Kent after a crew removed office furniture. The team is leaving Kent after two seasons and might play next year in Everett.

Seattle Timberwolves of Indoor Football League leaving Kent after two seasons

The professional Indoor Football League is leaving Kent and the ShoWare Center after just two seasons.

Shades were pulled Tuesday at the Seattle Timberwolves Indoor Football League offices in downtown Kent after a crew removed office furniture. The team is leaving Kent after two seasons and might play next year in Everett.

Kent company finalist for King County’s Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year

A Kent company is one of the Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year finalists as part of the first King County Executive’s Small Business Awards program.

Kent School Board adopts 2011-12 budget that includes 78 fewer jobs than last year

The Kent School Board unanimously approved a $308 million budget on Aug. 24 for the 2011-12 school year that is $18 million less than last year and includes 78 fewer jobs.

The Kung Fu Kings will perform as part of the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey circus Sept. 1-5 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Ringling Bros. circus adds second Labor Day show in Kent

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus has added an eighth show to its Sept. 1-5 run at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

The Kung Fu Kings will perform as part of the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey circus Sept. 1-5 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.
Debbie Hernandez fights through tears at a press conference Friday

Kent Police, relatives of murder victim seek public’s help to solve crime

Debbie Hernandez trembled as she sat down Friday afternoon at Kent City Hall in front of television cameras to ask the public to help solve the murder of her brother-in-law.

Debbie Hernandez fights through tears at a press conference Friday