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Kent Police Blotter | June 14-29

ATM robbery; gunfire exchanged; drive-by shooting; burglary arrest

  • Jul 1, 2020

Sound Transit gets $100 million federal grant for Federal Way light rail extension

Portion of $790 million payment toward $3.1 billion project

  • Jul 1, 2020

Kent apartment rents up 0.8% in June compared to last year

Median rents at $1,501 for one-bedroom unit

  • Jul 1, 2020

King County cases among younger adults drives increase in COVID-19 numbers

Over half of all new cases are among people ages 20-39

  • Jun 30, 2020

Fireworks illegal in city of Kent

Police post concerns about ban violations due to Fourth of July Splash cancellation

  • Jun 30, 2020
Nicholas Germer. COURTESY PHOTO/gofundme.com

Kent man killed in shooting at Cedar River; man charged with murder

Argument led to fight, shooting June 18

  • Jun 29, 2020
Nicholas Germer. COURTESY PHOTO/gofundme.com

Fourth and Willis Street roundabout construction to start in Kent

Project will replace signalization intersection with two-lane roundabout

Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo
Federal Way police officers investigate a crime scene on July 26. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Federal Way Police Department bans neck restraints, chokeholds

Officers have used a vascular neck restraint 41 times in past five years

Federal Way police officers investigate a crime scene on July 26. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Construction work set for 76th Avenue South in Kent

Northbound lanes to close for raising the road

Kent School District task force working on back-to-school plan

Final proposal to go to Kent School Board on Aug. 13

  • Jun 26, 2020

Firefighters extinguish two Kent apartment fires

Busy afternoon June 24

City of Kent adds two more communication coordinators

Neighborhood Program coordinator laid off

Memorial for homicide victim Hiram Figueroa at Brannan Park, 1019 28th St. NE, Auburn. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Prosecutor charges suspected killer of Auburn man with second-degree murder

Hiram Figueroa was shot June 18 at Brannan Park during dispute.

Memorial for homicide victim Hiram Figueroa at Brannan Park, 1019 28th St. NE, Auburn. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Keiser applauds financial support measure for furloughed workers, employers

State’s SharedWork program for businesses, nonprofits, local governments

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Jun 24, 2020
A GoFundMe page has been started for Lorenzo Anderson. The page can be accessed at www.gofundme.com/f/for-the-family-of-the-man-who-was-shot-at-chop

19-year-old killed in Seattle shooting was former Renton High student

Incident June 20 in a protester-occupied space known as CHOP

A GoFundMe page has been started for Lorenzo Anderson. The page can be accessed at www.gofundme.com/f/for-the-family-of-the-man-who-was-shot-at-chop
During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public

Jay Inslee says that until there is a vaccine, it’s the best weapon to stop the spread of COVID-19.

During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo
A number of Landmark 10 and Cineplex locations in the Okanagan are to reopen on July 3. (Contributed)

Several Okanagan movie theatres to open July 3

Select theatres in Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton and Kamloops are reopening

  • Jun 23, 2020
A number of Landmark 10 and Cineplex locations in the Okanagan are to reopen on July 3. (Contributed)