Steve Hunter

Robert Poole performs as Richie in the Kentridge High production of 'Happy Days

Kentridge’s ‘Happy Days’ receives 11 nominees for 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards; Poole finalist for top actor

Robert Poole is a finalist for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role at the ninth annual 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards show June 6 in downtown Seattle. Poole, a Kentridge High senior, played Richie Cunningham in the school's recent production of "Happy Days - A New Musical."

Robert Poole performs as Richie in the Kentridge High production of 'Happy Days
Matthew Roland

Kentridge takes second, Kent-Meridian fourth in Washington State High School Photo Competition

Kentridge High School took second place and Kent-Meridian tied for fourth out of 75 schools at the annual Washington State High School Photo Competition at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore.

Matthew Roland
King County Sheriff's Office investigators examine the scene March 10 where three men's bodies were found at a nursery in unincorporated Kent. Two men have been charged in the past week with first-degree murder in connection with the deaths.

King County prosecutors charge second man for murders of three men found near Kent

King County prosecutors charged a second man Monday in the December shooting deaths of three Pierce County men whose bodies were found in March at a nursery in unincorporated Kent.

King County Sheriff's Office investigators examine the scene March 10 where three men's bodies were found at a nursery in unincorporated Kent. Two men have been charged in the past week with first-degree murder in connection with the deaths.
Col. Anthony Wright

Army Corps expects to know by fall whether Hanson Dam repairs will further reduce Green River flood risk

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects to know in September whether or not the recently completed repairs will return the Howard Hanson Dam to its normal operating capacity and reduce the heightened risk of flooding that has threatened the Green River Valley the past two winters. Crews have installed additional drains and wells at the dam. But until they complete testing this summer after the reservoir pool behind the dam reaches full capacity, they won't know how well the repairs worked to protect the cities of Auburn, Kent, Renton and Tukwila from flooding next winter and many winters to come.

Col. Anthony Wright

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