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Police arrested a man for investigation of vehicle prowl, after he reportedly took perfume and reading glasses at 3:04 a.m. March 20 from a car in the 100 block of North Railroad Avenue.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Elana Klopfenstein

Elana Marie Klopfstein, 8, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Washington Pageant.

Elana Marie Klopfstein, 8, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Washington Pageant.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Elana Klopfenstein

Nineteen people escaped safely from a fire that struck at an apartment complex

Nineteen people escaped safely from a fire that struck at an apartment complex 10 a.m. Saturday at the Valli Kee apartments in the 23400 block of 104th Avenue Southeast on Kent’s East Hill.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

If it’s spring, it’s time for road work in Kent

Drivers in the Kent Valley soon will have to navigate through several road-construction projects.

Hearing on recall petition starts Thursday

A date has been set for a hearing on the recall petition against Don Jacobson, the president of Valley Medical Center’s commissioners.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Briefly

Want to put your name on a piece of local history? The City of Kent has scheduled what it’s calling a “Topping Out” ceremony for the upcoming Kent Events Center, and the public is invited.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Radio dramas offered weekly

Radio drama fans of all ages can come together for listening sessions 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Man arrested after brother says he was choked

A fight between two adult brothers March 24 ended with the arrest of one of them for investigation of fourth-degree assault. The incident took place at a home in the 13100 block of Southeast 258th Street.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Gov. Chris Gregoire opens her campaign April 7 at the Rainbow Cafe in Auburn. On the left is congressman Norm Dicks. On the right is Gregoire’s husband Mike Gregoire.

Gregoire kicks off re-election bid in Auburn

Gov. Christine Gregoire launched her reelection campaign April 7 in Auburn’s Rainbow Café, a few feet from where she once sat after school while her single mother cooked flapjacks and flipped burgers.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Gov. Chris Gregoire opens her campaign April 7 at the Rainbow Cafe in Auburn. On the left is congressman Norm Dicks. On the right is Gregoire’s husband Mike Gregoire.

Clerk stabbed in robbery attempt

Kent Police are searching for a man in connection with an attempted robbery that left a female clerk injured April 8 at the Days Inn motel, 1711 W. Meeker St.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Teenage girl arrested after stabbing death of Kent man

By Reporter staff

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Sentencing scheduled in hate-crime attack

A 21-year-old Kent man, who pleaded guilty to a hate-crime attack against a Kent taxi-cab driver is scheduled to be sentenced at 3:30 p.m. Friday before Judge Monica Benton at the King County Superior Courthouse in Seattle.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Court rules VMC recall petition as insufficient

King County Superior Court Judge Michael Trickey ruled last week that Chris Clifford’s recall petition of Valley Medical Center/Hospital District 1 Commissioner Don Jacobson isn’t sufficient.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Shirt-cutting episode ends in altercation, arrest

A domestic dispute broke out 10:06 p.m. March 31 at an apartment in the 24900 block of 103rd Avenue Southeast, after a woman became upset at her boyfriend for hanging up a phone on her.

  • Jun 2, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

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
  • BY Wire Service
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
  • BY Wire Service

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
  • BY Wire Service

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