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Kent mortgage firm owner sentenced to six months in prison

The owner of a Kent-based mortgage company was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to six months in prison, 80 hours of community… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
The 2009 Miss Cornucopia Court is

Miss Cornucopia to be crowned today

Five local young women are in the running to be crowned Miss Cornucopia 2009.The winner will be crowned this afternoon at the Cornucopia Main Stage… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
The 2009 Miss Cornucopia Court is
Paul Petersen stands between Kent Police volunteers Joanne Nelson

The face of Kent P.D. gives his final farewell

Paul Petersen became the face of Kent Police to some extent because of his appearances on Seattle television stations to talk about major crime incidents… Continue reading

Paul Petersen stands between Kent Police volunteers Joanne Nelson
Longtime Kent residents Pat and Pete Curran have been crowned Kent Cornucopia’s Old Timers King and Queen.

They’re King and Queen: Cornucopia Days title goes to longtime Kent residents Pete and Pat Curran

(Editor's note: We are updating this story to reflect a correction made regarding the names and information we printed related to the couple's children.)For a… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
Longtime Kent residents Pat and Pete Curran have been crowned Kent Cornucopia’s Old Timers King and Queen.
Brian Baker

Listening to them scream: Cornucopia Days carnival worker loves his job

The fun starts for Brian Baker every time he operates the Zipper ride at the Funtastic carnival in Kent.A sign warns riders that the Zipper… Continue reading

Brian Baker
A backhoe was pulled from in the Green River in Kent Tuesday after its driver lost control of the vehicle that day along the Green River Trail. The driver

Backhoe plunges into Green River; driver unhurt

A backhoe driver escaped injury Tuesday despite falling into the Green River in Kent atop a backhoe.The driver lost control of the backhoe while backing… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
A backhoe was pulled from in the Green River in Kent Tuesday after its driver lost control of the vehicle that day along the Green River Trail. The driver
In response to concerns about ongoing structural concerns at Howard Hanson Dam (shown above)

King County: Public will have earlier warning in Green River flooding

The thousands of Green River Valley residents in communities such as Auburn, Kent, Renton and Tukwila will have an additional seven hours’ warning of possible… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
In response to concerns about ongoing structural concerns at Howard Hanson Dam (shown above)
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Drivers beware: 10,000 STP riders coming through Kent Saturday

From 4:45-7:30 a.m. Saturday 10,000 cyclists from around the world will begin the 200-mile Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP) from the starting… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
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Organizers cancel LiveFaithFest

LiveFaithFest 2009 has been cancelled because of low ticket sales, according to the ShoWare Center Web site.The all-day music and worship festival had been slated… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
Gary Hobbs

Cornucopia Days Street Fair: The biggest shopping event ever

Organizers expect thousands to shop their way through the 38th annual Kent Cornucopia Days.Nearly 600 vendors will fill 19 city blocks July 10-12 during the… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
Gary Hobbs
The world-famous Carnation brand got its start in Kent. Shown above is a postcard with the plant

Did you know? World-famous Carnation brand got its start in Kent

While Kent was once known for its hops (even pulling its name from a renowned hop-growing region in England), then later as “the lettuce capital… Continue reading

The world-famous Carnation brand got its start in Kent. Shown above is a postcard with the plant

Police blotter: Sister-punching woman is arrested

AssaultKent Police cited a 25-year-old woman for investigation of fourth-degree assault after she reportedly punched her sister during a fight outside of a car at… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
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Two arrested for animal cruelty after bull-dragging incident

Sheriff's deputies arrested two men July 5 after they were found dragging or pulling a very reticent live cow with their car. Or more precisely,… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
This bull
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Lingerie Football League: A panty run in Kent

The Seattle Mist, a team of the Lingerie Football League, is having a training camp at Kent's ShoWare Center this month, culminating in a media… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
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Dragon boaters take to the waters of Kent's Lake Meridian June 26 for practice. The Dragon Boat racing should be swift and popular at this year's Cornucopia Days celebration.

Paddling to their own beat: Dragon-boat racers ready for Cornucopia Days

Krista Wilson had no idea what a dragon boat was when she first saw the photos, but said she saw pictures of the long, sleek… Continue reading

Dragon boaters take to the waters of Kent's Lake Meridian June 26 for practice. The Dragon Boat racing should be swift and popular at this year's Cornucopia Days celebration.

More 405 lane closures start next week

Drivers can expect nighttime lane closures on I-405 in Bellevue, Renton and Tukwila next weekBELLEVUE – Drivers should expect delays on northbound I-405 in south… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
Brian Dye of Kent

Plenty of fun opportunities at Kent’s July 4 Splash

(Editor's note: Schedule of events follows this story)Anyone who just wants to have fun can find plenty of options at the 11th annual Fourth of… Continue reading

Brian Dye of Kent

Holiday travelers: Prepare for westbound I-90 delays to Seattle on Sunday

Drivers face additional delays and will see some big changes on I-90 starting Sunday afternoon as they return from their Fourth of July vacations. Crews… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
Tri-Cities players make a gang tackle during a recent Arena Football League 2 game at the Tri-Cities.

Arena Football League taking close look at Kent’s ShoWare for professional franchise

The fully dressed men of the professional Arena Football League 2 could be joining the scantily clad women of the Lingerie Football League as housemates… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
Tri-Cities players make a gang tackle during a recent Arena Football League 2 game at the Tri-Cities.
Fireworks are fun

Fireworks: Fun but dangerous, Kent firefighters warn

Fireworks may the best known way to celebrate the Fourth of July, but police and fire officials are reminding Kent residents to be safe while… Continue reading

Fireworks are fun