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Kent schools closed Wednesday, Jan. 17 due to icy roads

Kent School District already had two-hour early dismissal scheduled

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(Screenshot from Valley Regional Fire Twitter account)

Small plane crashes on side of Auburn roadway

The plane’s sole occupant was taken to the hospital with “minor” injuries.

(Screenshot from Valley Regional Fire Twitter account)
The plane door that flew off of the Alaska Airlines flight 1282 Boeing 737-9 MAX found by NTSB investigators in a Portland resident’s backyard. (Courtesy of NTSB)

Passengers sue Boeing, Alaska Airlines after plane door blew out mid-flight

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.

The plane door that flew off of the Alaska Airlines flight 1282 Boeing 737-9 MAX found by NTSB investigators in a Portland resident’s backyard. (Courtesy of NTSB)
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National Weather Service issues winter weather advisory for Kent

Freezing rain might strike Puget Sound area Tuesday evening, Jan. 16

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Black Press Media announces move to new ownership

Carpenter Media Group operates leading community news publications in the southern United States, including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia and Kentucky.

  • Jan 15, 2024
  • Black Press staff
Former Seattle Seahawks player Chad Wheeler is scheduled to be sentenced March 1 for two domestic violence assault convictions after he attacked his then girlfriend in 2021 at a Kent apartment. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Seattle Seahawks

Sentencing date for ex-Seahawks player Wheeler extended to March 1

Jury convicted Wheeler in November 2023 for assaults in 2021 in Kent against his then girlfriend

Former Seattle Seahawks player Chad Wheeler is scheduled to be sentenced March 1 for two domestic violence assault convictions after he attacked his then girlfriend in 2021 at a Kent apartment. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Seattle Seahawks
The Kent Severe Weather Shelter will be open Monday night, Jan. 15 at Holy Spirit Church, 318 Third Ave. S. COURTESY PHOTO, Holy Spirit Church

Kent Severe Weather Shelter extends opening through Monday night

Low predicted to be 22 degrees Monday night, Jan. 15; shelter at Holy Spirit Church

The Kent Severe Weather Shelter will be open Monday night, Jan. 15 at Holy Spirit Church, 318 Third Ave. S. COURTESY PHOTO, Holy Spirit Church
According to the Bellevue Police Department, the suspects would enter the store as a group, steal sunglasses, and conceal them in their clothing and bags before leaving. (Courtesy of court documents.)

Women charged for theft of $20k in sunglasses from Nordstrom

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office have charged four suspects — two Renton women, one Kent woman, and one Tukwila woman — for an organized… Continue reading

According to the Bellevue Police Department, the suspects would enter the store as a group, steal sunglasses, and conceal them in their clothing and bags before leaving. (Courtesy of court documents.)
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Kent neighbors seek pedestrian upgrades along 132nd Avenue SE

Two deaths in 2023 along stretch of road motivate residents to send petition to City Council

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Kent Police arrest man for attempted bank robbery, other charges

Reportedly stole cash from a woman at ATM and luggage from a nearby business on Jan. 10

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Kentwood High School in Covington. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Student with pellet gun leads to brief lockdown at Kentwood High School

Covington Police detain student in Thursday afternoon, Jan. 11 incident; lockdown lifted

Kentwood High School in Covington. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Dept. of Health to give Naloxone to schools as opioid overdoses increase

Opioid-related fatalities among adolescents ages 14-18 have surged almost threefold in recent years.

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Update: Kent to get cold temperatures but snow unlikely

High of 23 degrees and low could hit 15 Friday night; 24 and 16 on Saturday

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Kent Police detain man for reportedly urinating in public

Turns out man along West Meeker Street had state Department of Corrections warrant

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Entering his final year in office, Gov. Jay Inslee called for action on several fronts in his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the state Legislature.

Gov. calls for action on homelessness, climate, abortion rights

While he painted a picture of a state succeeding on many fronts, Republican leaders expressed reservations on Democrat goals.

  • Jan 10, 2024
Photo by Aspen Anderson, WNPA Foundation
Entering his final year in office, Gov. Jay Inslee called for action on several fronts in his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the state Legislature.
Holy Spirit Parish in Kent will host a severe weather shelter Jan. 11-14. COURTESY PHOTO, Holy Spirit Parish

Kent Severe Weather Shelter to open at Holy Spirit Church

Nightly from Thursday, Jan. 11 through Sunday, Jan. 14

Holy Spirit Parish in Kent will host a severe weather shelter Jan. 11-14. COURTESY PHOTO, Holy Spirit Parish
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Second man faces murder charge in 2022 Kent apartment shooting

Auburn man, 18, accused along with Seattle man, 20, of fatal shooting at Irwin Park Apartments

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Secretary of State notifies Legislature of initiatives likely to be on ballots

The initiatives address issues such as parental rights for education, tax collection, vehicle pursuits by police and carbon tax credits. Signatures secured for the ballot measures are being validated for the general election.

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Kent man, Enumclaw man face charges in Snoqualmie cable theft

Police say the two men may be connected to other incidents in King County, including Kent.

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Kent Police arrest parents of boy, 3, for DUI and reckless endangerment

Federal Way couple reportedly using drugs in vehicle with their child in the back seat

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