Steve Hunter

Sheriff’s Office arrest second man in connection with triple murder near Kent; others could be involved as well

The King County Sheriff's Office arrested a second suspect Thursday in connection with the shooting deaths of three men in unincorporated Kent and expect at least one more man also could have been involved with the deaths of the men.

Prosecutors charge Kent man with first-degree assault in stabbing of three Des Moines women

King County prosecutors charged a 20-year-old Kent man Wednesday with three counts of first-degree assault in connection with the May 8 stabbing of three women in Des Moines.

Lakewood man charged with murders of three Pierce County men shot near Kent

King County prosecutors Thursday charged a 36-year-old Lakewood man with three counts of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of the three Pierce County men whose bodies were found March 10 at a plant nursery in unincorporated Kent.

Connor sentenced to 32 years in prison for murder of Kent woman in 2007

Randall Edward Connor was sentenced Wednesday to 32 years in prison for the first-degree murder of Merianne Lorentson in 2007 at her Kent apartment.

Bicyclist killed by train in downtown Kent

A 47-year-old Kent man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train while riding a bicycle across the tracks at about 9:17 p.m. Tuesday at the West Gowe Street railroad crossing in downtown Kent.

Kent Police Blotter: Man throws telephone at girlfriend during dispute

Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he reportedly threw a telephone receiver that hit his girlfriend in the nose during a dispute.

Federal Way man charged with shooting on Metro bus in Kent

King County prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old Federal Way man with first-degree assault and second-degree assault in connection with the April 20 shooting on a Metro bus in Kent.

Bail set at $1 million for Kent man arrested for stabbing three Des Moines women

Bail was set at $1 million Tuesday in King County Superior Court for a 20-year-old Kent man arrested by Des Moines Police for investigation of three counts of first-degree assault in connection with the Sunday stabbing of three women.

Connor scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for 2007 murder of Kent woman

Randall Edward Connor is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in King County Superior Court in Seattle for the first-degree murder of Merianne Lorentson in 2007 at her Kent apartment.

Nathaniel Zaborac performs with 'Insanity Machine' at the 'So You Think Kent Has Talent' preliminary round Saturday at the Allegro Performing Arts Academy.

Fifteen contestants earn spots in ‘So You Think Kent Has Talent’ finals

Ten singers, a drummer, a pianist, a dancer and a dance group are among the 15 finalists for the first "So You Think Kent Has Talent" competition.

Nathaniel Zaborac performs with 'Insanity Machine' at the 'So You Think Kent Has Talent' preliminary round Saturday at the Allegro Performing Arts Academy.
Kent Police investigate the shooting of an armed man Wednesday by police officers at the Kent Transit Center.

Medical Examiner’s Office identifies Kent man shot by police

The armed Kent man shot and killed Wednesday by the Kent Police has been identified as Robert Raucci by the King County Medical Examiner's Office.

Kent Police investigate the shooting of an armed man Wednesday by police officers at the Kent Transit Center.
Seattle Mist players huddle during a Lingerie Football League game last August at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Daughter of ex-NFL quarterback Mark Rypien to lead Seattle Mist in Lingerie Football League in Kent

Angela Rypien, daughter of former NFL and Washington State University quarterback Mark Rypien, is expected to quarterback the Seattle Mist in the 2011-12 season of the women's Lingerie Football League, which plays in Kent.

Seattle Mist players huddle during a Lingerie Football League game last August at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Kent man sentenced to five years in prison for illegal gun possession

A 31-year-old Kent man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of firearms.

Fifteen contestants

Fifty contestants sign up for ‘So You Think Kent Has Talent’ competition

Fifty contestants signed up to compete in the first "So You Think Kent Has Talent" competition. Those contestants will participate in a preliminary competition in front of judges May 7 to determine the 15 finalists for the show at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center.

Fifteen contestants
Kent Police shot and killed a man armed with a shotgun or rifle at about 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Kent Transit Center on Railroad Avenue in downtown Kent. Two patrol cars responded to the initial calls of a man with a gun

Kent Police shoot, kill armed man Wednesday morning at Kent Transit Center

Kent Police shot and killed a 58-year-old Kent man armed with either a shotgun or rifle at about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Kent Transit Center in the 300 block of Railroad Avenue in downtown Kent.

Kent Police shot and killed a man armed with a shotgun or rifle at about 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Kent Transit Center on Railroad Avenue in downtown Kent. Two patrol cars responded to the initial calls of a man with a gun
Kent-Meridian drummer Brad Hill performs during a rehearsal for the school's musical 'Little Shop of Horrors' that opens May 5. Hill also plays in a band outside of school that recently performed in Austin

Kent-Meridian drummer adds rockin’ beat to ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

When directors of the Kent-Meridian High School orchestra, jazz band, choir or drama department need a drummer, they turn to Brad Hill. Hill, a senior, plays drums in the school's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" that runs at 7 p.m. May 5-7 and 11-13 at the Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center.

Kent-Meridian drummer Brad Hill performs during a rehearsal for the school's musical 'Little Shop of Horrors' that opens May 5. Hill also plays in a band outside of school that recently performed in Austin
Fans live it up at the Ladies Night Out

Kent’s ShoWare Center turns profit in first quarter of 2011

Tim Higgins could hardly wait to share that the ShoWare Center in Kent made a profit in the first three months of 2011. "I like to go right to the bottom," said Higgins, the arena's general manager, said as he prepared to tell the Public Facilities District board Thursday about the income statement for January through March. "We were in the black for the first quarter at about $12,000."

Fans live it up at the Ladies Night Out
Bill Boyce

Kent School District to cut 110 jobs from 2011-12 budget

The Kent School Board has approved cuts to 110 employees in the 2011-12 district budget because of a loss of federal and state funding.

Bill Boyce

Kent’s Stefano Langone will sing July 8 in Everett as part of “American Idols Live” tour

Fans of Kent's Stefano Langone will have to go to Everett if they want to see him sing as part of the 2011 "American Idols Live" tour.

Robert Poole

Robert Poole: Happy days ahead for Kentridge actor, singer, 4.0 student

Happy days are certainly ahead for Robert Poole. Before Poole stars as Richie Cunningham May 4-7 and 11-14 in the Kentridge High School musical "Happy Days," he heads off for a four-day visit to Stanford University to help him decide whether to attend the Palo Alto, Calif., school, Princeton University or the University of Southern California.

Robert Poole