Steve Hunter

Kent-Meridian High locked down for half-hour Tuesday; report of man with gun turns out false

Kent School District officials locked down Kent-Meridian High School for about a half-hour at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday after a report of a man carrying a gun near French Field, the stadium next to the school.

Shacon Barbee is scheduled to go to trial Feb. 20 in Kent for promoting prostitution and leading organized crime.

Barbee trial date in Kent for promoting prostitution continued to Nov. 14

The trial date has been continued until Nov. 14 for Shacon Fontane Barbee, the Seattle man arrested in Kent and charged with promoting prostitution, leading organized crime, promoting sexual abuse of a minor and other charges.

Shacon Barbee is scheduled to go to trial Feb. 20 in Kent for promoting prostitution and leading organized crime.
Kent City Councilwoman Debbie Ranniger responds to a question as challenger Bailey Stober listens at the Kent Chamber of Commerce candidate debates Oct. 5 at the ShoWare Center.

Kent City Council candidate Bailey Stober taken to court for unemployment benefits | Election 2011

Kent City Council candidate Bailey Stober claims he is paying back the state for overpayment of unemployment insurance benefits in 2010.

Kent City Councilwoman Debbie Ranniger responds to a question as challenger Bailey Stober listens at the Kent Chamber of Commerce candidate debates Oct. 5 at the ShoWare Center.
King County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Ross Bryde Friday after Kent Police issued an arrest warrant for him for allegedly breaking into Kent homes.

SeaTac man caught in connection with Kent home burglaries | Update

King County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 25-year-old SeaTac man Friday wanted in connection with a recent string of home break-ins in Kent and Southeast King County.

King County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Ross Bryde Friday after Kent Police issued an arrest warrant for him for allegedly breaking into Kent homes.
Seattle Mist Lingerie Football League players from left Ericka Smith

Kent-based Seattle Mist drawing national media attention to Lingerie Football League | Slide Show

Players from the Seattle Mist of the women's Lingerie Football League appeared at the ShoWare Center in Kent Thursday to promote their game at 7 p.m. Friday against the Las Vegas Sin.

Seattle Mist Lingerie Football League players from left Ericka Smith
Kent Police released this composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with two rapes Oct. 26-27 on the East Hill. Kent Police arrested a 15-year-old boy Nov. 7 in connection with the crimes.

Kent Police release sketch of East Hill sexual assault suspect | Update

Kent Police continue to aggressively pursue leads in the investigation of two sexual assaults that occurred last weekend on the East Hill and released Wednesday a sketch of the man suspected in the attacks.

Kent Police released this composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with two rapes Oct. 26-27 on the East Hill. Kent Police arrested a 15-year-old boy Nov. 7 in connection with the crimes.

Prosecutors charge Kent man in connection with Panther Lake shooting

King County prosecutors charged a 29-year-old Kent man Monday with first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the Oct. 25 shooting over a drug deal in the Panther Lake area that injured a 31-year-old Seattle man.

Kent woman pleads guilty to insurance scam of elderly clients

Ex-insurance agent Jasmine Jamrus-Kassim, of Kent, pleaded guilty Monday to 10 counts of first-degree theft for stealing more than $1 million in retirement funds from five men and women ages 74 to 90.

Kent Police investigate two sexual assaults on East Hill; suspect remains on the loose

Kent Police are investigating two sexual assaults against women that occurred this past weekend on the East Hill.

Receiver Jessica Hopkins and the rest of the Seattle Mist play the Las Vegas Sin in a Lingerie Football League game at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Kent's ShoWare Center.

Kent-based Seattle Mist favored to beat Las Vegas Sin in Lingerie Football League game Nov. 4

Oddsmakers have listed the Seattle Mist as a 10.5-point favorite against the Las Vegas Sin in the women's Lingerie Football League game to be played at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Receiver Jessica Hopkins and the rest of the Seattle Mist play the Las Vegas Sin in a Lingerie Football League game at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Kent's ShoWare Center.
Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Calvin Pickard has been chosen to compete for Team WHL against Team Russia Nov. 16-17 in Canada.

Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Calvin Pickard picked for Team WHL for games against Team Russia | Hockey

Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Calvin Pickard has been picked to play for Team Western Hockey League against Team Russia in the 2011 Subway Super Series Nov. 16-17 in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Calvin Pickard has been chosen to compete for Team WHL against Team Russia Nov. 16-17 in Canada.

Kent Police arrest Kent man in connection with Panther Lake shooting

Kent Police arrested a 29-year-old Kent man Wednesday for investigation of first-degree assault in connection with the Tuesday evening shooting in the Panther Lake area that injured a 31-year-old Seattle man.

Kent Police are looking for a yellow pickup with a rack similar to this one involved in a hit-and-run accident Oct. 22 that killed a Kent man.

Kent Police seek hit-and-run driver who struck and killed pedestrian

Kent Police want the public's help to find a hit-and-run driver who reportedly struck and killed a Kent man on the East Hill.

Kent Police are looking for a yellow pickup with a rack similar to this one involved in a hit-and-run accident Oct. 22 that killed a Kent man.

Kent Police investigating shooting of Seattle man | Update

Kent Police were still trying to identify the suspect Wednesday in a Tuesday evening shooting in the Panther Lake area that injured a 31-year-old Seattle man.

Kent Police blotter.

Kent woman reportedly throws bottle, rock at woman over laundry-room dispute | Police Blotter

Kent Police cited a woman for investigation of fourth-degree assault after she allegedly threw a juice bottle and a kiwi-sized rock that hit another woman during a dispute about use of a shared laundry room.

Kent Police blotter.
Jeff Caso serves as president of the Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation that is offering a $1

Kent groups seek college scholarship applicants for sports-related degrees

Graduates of high schools in the Kent School District pursuing a career in a sports-related field can apply for a $1,500 college scholarship from the Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation and the Kent Community Foundation.

Jeff Caso serves as president of the Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation that is offering a $1
Regional Animal Services of King County has lowered cat adoption fees through Oct. 31 to $30 for cats and $75 for kittens.

King County lowers cat, kitten adoption fees through Oct. 31 at Kent shelter

It will cost less to adopt a cat or kitten through Oct. 31 at the Kent animal shelter.

Regional Animal Services of King County has lowered cat adoption fees through Oct. 31 to $30 for cats and $75 for kittens.
Kent School Board candidates Russell Hanscom

Candidates contend for two Kent School Board positions | Election 2011

Voters have a choice in two contested races for the Kent School Board, although one candidate says he has not had the time to actively campaign for a position and is unsure if he would serve if elected.

Kent School Board candidates Russell Hanscom

Kent Education Association recommends Sims, Hamada, DeBruler for Kent School Board

Larry Sims, Leslie Hamada and Karen DeBruler are the picks by the Kent Education Association for the Kent School Board.

Kent man charged with assault for stabbing at Panther Lake apartment | Update

King County prosecutors charged a 30-year-old Kent man Thursday with second-degree assault in connection with an Oct. 17 stabbing of his roommate at a Panther Lake apartment.