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Arraignment in stabbing death is April 21

Randall Edward Connor, the man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of a Kent woman last year, is scheduled to be arraigned 9 a.m. April 21 at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Sukhvir Singh

Resolution in hate-crime case is reached

A Kent cab driver injured in a hate-crime attack last year is continuing on the path to recovery.

Sukhvir Singh

Teen charged in stabbing death

King County prosecutors charged a 15-year-old Burien girl April 15 with second-degree murder in connection with the April 5 stabbing death of a 49-year-old Kent man at his Panther Lake-area home.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Briefly

Randall Edward Connor, the man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of a Kent woman last year, is scheduled to be arraigned 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Just keep on swimming, swimming …

City of Kent officials continue to explore proposals for a new, full-scale aquatics and recreation center for Kent, as well as a scaled-back facility.

Roberto Gonzales

Officers make arrest in Kent restaurant burglaries

Kent Police arrested a 19-year-old man April 15 for investigation of second-degree burglary in connection with at least 15 burglaries of Kent businesses between March 24 and April 14.

Roberto Gonzales

Schools chief to retire

Kent School District Superintendent Barbara Grohe last week announced her upcoming retirement, which will be effective June 2009.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Randall Connor

Man enters plea Friday in Kent murder charge

Randall Edward Connor pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge at an arraignment Friday in King County Superior Court at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Randall Connor
It took about 20 Renton firefighters

Black bear caught in Renton Highlands

Marcie Palmer has seen plenty of wildlife in her Kennydale neighborhood. She’s seen coyotes, deer, possums and raccoons. Last summer a cougar was spotted in lower Kennydale. But April 23 was the first Kennydale bear sighting for the City Council member and many of her neighbors.

  • Jun 2, 2008
It took about 20 Renton firefighters

Toddler dies following multi-car wreck on SR167

A multi-vehicle accident Monday on State Route 167 resulted in the death of a toddler and injuries to four other people.

King County Animal Shelter Manager Al Dams talks about cat kennels while giving a media tour of the shelter in October after a report criticized conditions in the shelter.

County Council OKs dollars for shelters

The King County Council on Monday approved $965,000 in additional funding this year for immediate upgrades to the county animal shelters in Kent and Bellevue.

  • Jun 2, 2008
King County Animal Shelter Manager Al Dams talks about cat kennels while giving a media tour of the shelter in October after a report criticized conditions in the shelter.

PULLIAM

Pulliam, took a job as the city’s vegetation-management supervisor. He held that job for 22 years before retiring in 2003.

  • Jun 2, 2008

STRACHAN

use of marijuana by individuals. If we want to have a debate about regulating or otherwise changing our legal focus on marijuana, let’s have that debate. We ask only that we make laws that are supported and enforced. The “Green Reaper” case is about neighborhoods and public safety, not individual use. Let’s keep our focus on the big picture, rather than getting distracted by potentially worthwhile but unrelated debate about personal use of marijuana.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Lake development hits another roadblock

Developer Bill Floten ran into another city roadblock on his proposal to build 27 homes on the banks of Lake Meridian because of six lots he wants to build on wetlands.

CASHMAN

days is my goal. Don’t know if I’ll make it before mom begins to notice, but even she says I should try to follow my dreams.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Geoff  Simpson

Lawmaker arrested

State Rep. Geoff Simpson was arrested April 27 by King County Sheriff deputies and booked into the county jail in Seattle on suspicion of fourth-degree assault.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Geoff  Simpson
Police officers Lt. Bob Hope

New Kent police station aimed at reducing crime

Kent Police expect a new substation on Pacific Highway South to help reduce robberies, prostitution, drug deals and other crimes on the West Hill.

Police officers Lt. Bob Hope

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Shannon D. Hill

Police seek man in April 8 Kent motel attack

Kent Police have identified the man who allegedly stabbed a female desk clerk during an attempted robbery April 8 at the Days Inn motel, 1711 W. Meeker St.

Shannon D. Hill

Man in luring case ruled incompetent

A King County Superior Court judge ruled April 21 that Rodel V. Bautista, of Kent, is incompetent to stand trial on charges of luring a minor, in connection with a Feb. 25 incident that involved a 15-year-old Kent girl.