Blotter: Clerk locks self in bathroom after armed robber makes threat

A man armed with a pistol and wearing a mask reportedly attempted to rob a coffee shop Jan. 12 in the 21100 block of 84th… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2009

Kent firefighters respond to Friday-morning blaze

King County Fire investigators are evaluating an early-morning fire Friday in Kent, which damaged a home in the 10800 block of Southeast 213 Street.The fire… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2009

Mother Nature was an expensive date for Kent

Kent city officials spent nearly $150,000 to combat the two-week snowstorm that struck last month. That's nearly five times as much money as the city… Continue reading

Free to live his life: Kent man thrives in spite of autism, other challenges

Brad Jones has been living on his own for about eight years now and he has never been happier.“I had a nice place down the… Continue reading

Suspected Green River landslide prompts reduction in dam release

An apparent landslide along the banks of the Green River, a few miles from Flaming Geyser Park in south King County, is diverting flows of… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2009

Offices close for MLK Day

Federal, state, King County and Kent city offices will be closed Monday to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Metro Transit will have a reduced bus… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2009

Three-car crash in Kent leads to one critically injured, another chased on foot

A three-vehicle crash Monday night in Kent seriously injured one person and led to the foot chase and arrest of another. At 10:18 p.m. Monday, Kent Police, Kent Fire, South King Fire and Rescue, and King County Medic One responded to a report of a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of South 260 Street and Pacific Highway South.

River levees through Kent hold strong during flooding

Levees along the Green River in Kent appeared to have held up fine, despite the heavy rain that pummeled the city and Western Washington last… Continue reading

Regional story: Renton woman talks of escaping flood

A bed, a roof and good food. That's all Carroll Kilkenny needs. And maybe a radio and flashlight.That's what the 79-year old has in her… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2009

Thunderbird ticket sales down after Jan. 3 opening night

After a sold-out crowd of 6,125 attended the Seattle Thunderbirds inaugural hockey game Jan. 3 at the new ShoWare Center in Kent against Everett, attendance… Continue reading

Interstate 5 and I-90 open to traffic – recovery work continues

Interstate 5 is open to traffic from Vancouver, Washington to Vancouver British Columbia. Two of Washington's three main east-west mountain passes through the Cascades have… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2009

As floodwaters recede, King County now turns to repairs

More than 40 roads remain closed in King County Friday afternoon as road crews took their first good look at the damage left behind from… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2009

Blotter: Overnighter in shed leads to arrest

Criminal trespassPolice arrested a man for investigation of first-degree criminal trespass at about 8:30 a.m. Dec. 21 after he spent the night at a shed… Continue reading

Kent misses worst of flooding woes

Kent city officials closed about a dozen streets Wednesday due to flooding, but otherwise the heavy rain had minimal impact on city residents, compared to other Western Washington towns.

  • Jan 9, 2009

Snoqualmie Pass opens Friday

After working around the clock to clear snow, water, and debris from the roadway and shoulders, WSDOT will open the eastbound lanes of I-90 Snoqualmie… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2009

DOT continues work on roads across state

WSDOT crews continue to work on roads across the state that are closed due to flooding. More than 30 closures have been cleared since the… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2009

Fans flock to ShoWare opening

Jan. 2 was a big day for Kent, with the grand opening of the ShoWare Center, its new ice rink and entertainment venue. Check out… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2009

DOT: State road closures top 60 as of 4 p.m. Wednesday

Transportation officials are dealing with a large weather system that resulted in more than 60 road closures in Washington in the last 12 hours. While… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2009