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Auburn Police are still waiting for forensic results from the Washington State Patrol crime lab before detectives can move forward with trying to solve the May 21 killing of Seth Frankel, a city of Kent employee.
Incumbent Pat Sullivan sees his strong community ties and work to reform education funding as reasons to keep him as state representative for House Legislative District 47. Challenger Rodrigo Yanez promises he would help stop raising taxes and work to follow the will of the people based on initiative votes.
King County attorneys withdrew accusations that Des Moines animal control and one of its officers played a role in the death of a dog last fall shortly after it left the Kent Shelter.
Comedy, action and a Disney movie share the lineup for the return of the free outdoor summer movies to downtown Kent. The debut of the city of Kent's Summer Nights and the Silver Screen was so popular last year at Town Square Plaza Park that city officials decided to bring the movie series back.
Drivers entered more than 100 vehicles in the Greg Duffin Car and Motorcycle Show July 31 at the Kent Performance Auto Center at the corner of West James Street and Washington Avenue.
Nick Carter has noticed a few similarities as well as changes in the crowd during his current Backstreet Boys tour compared to when the group first toured in the 1990s.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided to install additional drains as well as extend an existing drainage tunnel to repair the Howard Hanson Dam rather than extending a temporary grout curtain. The corps revealed the new plans at a press conference Friday in Seattle organized by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., to announce how the corps would spend the $44 million approved for repairs as part of a $59 billion emergency supplemental spending bill approved earlier this month by Congress and signed July 29 by President Obama.
Pat Ellis started Cops With Cancer to help make sure Greg Duffin's dream to support his fellow police officers fighting the disease became a reality. Ellis, a city of Kent crisis intervention coordinator and chaplain for the police and fire departments, sat down at a table sandwiched between a 1932 Ford Roadster and a classic Harley-Davidson in the showroom at the Kent Performance Auto Center to discuss the endeavor. The center will host the Second Annual Greg Duffin Car and Motorcycle Show July 31, a fundraiser for Cops With Cancer, a Kent-based nonprofit set up to support officers struck by cancer.
Michelle McDowell walked out on the dock behind her Lake Meridian home and looked at the Meridian Belle before crews started to tear apart the 40-year-old boat. "She's just falling apart," said McDowell, who carefully stepped up on the boat but took only a few steps because of the weak floorboards. The boat had once been the queen of the lake hosting dinner parties and even a brass band as it traveled around the lake on Kent's East Hill. But nobody had used the boat for a couple of years because of its bad condition. That, however, is all about to change.
Janet Nance discovered planning became much easier this year for the annual National Night Out gathering Aug. 3 at the Pheasants Hollow neighborhood in Panther Lake because the area has annexed into the city of Kent.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 308-108 Tuesday to approve a $59 billion emergency supplemental spending bill that includes $44 million to repair the Howard Hanson Dam that helps protect the Green River Valley from flooding.
The Kent City Council did not take any action at its July 20 meeting about whether to form a transportation benefit district in order to charge Kent residents an annual city vehicle-license registration fee that would cost anywhere from $10 to $20, and would be used to fund city street projects.
A former teacher in the Kent and Renton school districts pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor for reportedly having sex with a 17-year-old male student last month when she was a teacher at Garfield High School in Seattle.
Ron Tully's more than 500 drawings make it easy to take a trip down hydroplane memory lane at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent. The artist's colorful drawings cover the back wall of the museum in a timeline of boats from 1915 to present. Other individual panels are set up throughout the museum to highlight specific boats such as those driven by Bill Muncey, Miss Wahoo and The Slo-Mo-Shun Family.
Auburn Police have tracked down a Portland, Ore., man as a person of interest in connection with the May 21 killing of Seth Frankel, a city of Kent video program coordinator. "We would like there to be an arrest but what we have now is not to the point where (King County) prosecutors want us to make an arrest," said Auburn Police Sgt. David Colglazier during a Wednesday phone interview. "What we have is not enough to charge him, but he is a person of interest."
Lauren Vermilion stepped off the stage at Town Square Plaza Park in Kent just moments after being named the 2010 Miss Cornucopia, to jump into the arms of boyfriend Blake Densley. "I was surprised and really, really excited," said Vermilion, dressed in a blue formal gown, after she was crowned on a hot July 9 afternoon as the 39th Miss Cornucopia. "I was hoping for it. It's a really big honor and the other girls were all well-qualified." Vermilion will join princesses Erica Rodarte, Renelyn Cruz and Emily Anguiano to represent Kent at various festivals this summer in the Seattle area, including Seafair July 31-Aug. 8 and the Renton Rivers Days July 23-25.
Charging license fees to pay for Kent roads: Kent Council schedules public hearing on idea for raising funds
Dave George had just paid to renew his vehicle license tabs so he had doubts about a proposal by the Kent City Council to start charging an annual city vehicle license registration fee of anywhere from $10 to $20. “Every time you blink an eye they tax something,” said George, of Kent, as he walked out of the Kent Licensing Agency office Tuesday at a strip mall along Washington Avenue South.
Derrick Focht has heard it before: A police officer becomes a hostage negotiator because of an ability to chat. But it’s an ability to listen, he said, that helps a negotiator turn a potential crisis into a safe outcome. “It’s a misnomer that you get on the phone with a gift of gab and talk,” said Focht, a Kent Police detective and one of three hostage or crisis negotiators for the department. “We do active listening.
A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of South 196th Street and 68th Avenue South (aka the West Valley Highway) Thursday night sent two people to the hospital. The call was first reported at approximately 7:50 pm.
Nearly 1,000 people, including 540 children, live in the 262 units at Birch Creek, formerly known as Springwood. The King County Housing Authority, which owns the apartments, finished a $55 million, two-year renovation of the complex in June. The apartments, at 23760 129th Place S.E., just south of Kent Kangley Road, were originally constructed in 1970.