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King County SWAT vehicle. Courtesy photo

Investigation concludes on SWAT team's fatal shooting of suspect in Algona

A multi-agency team has finished investigating the King County SWAT’s shooting of a 43-year-old man in December 2021 in Algona, near Auburn, that resulted in… Continue reading

Kent Police report missing girl, 15, has been found and is safe | Update

Girl’s status changed to missing from runaway after parents stopped hearing from her

A screenshot of the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter view of the arrest of a Kent man after carjacking incidents Feb. 13 in Kent. COURTESY IMAGE, King County Sheriff’s Office

Kent Police to join new Western Washington Carjacking Task Force

U.S. Department of Justice announces Seattle, Kent police departments as partners to reduce crime

Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla and his command staff will host a community meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at Highline College. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Police

Kent Police set community meeting for May 9 at Highline College

Topics to include latest news, updates from Police Chief Rafael Padilla and his command staff

Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla and his command staff will host a community meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at Highline College. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Police
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Sound Transit constructing giant bridge in Kent for light rail

Structure along I-5 stretches more than three football fields in length

  • Apr 17, 2024
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Medical examiner identifies Kent man killed while lying in street

Tony Vento Houston, 63, died of multiple blunt force injuries after vehicle hit him

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Kent historian, master gardener Nancy Simpson dies at age 80

Roles included Greater Kent Historical Society president; King County Landmarks commissioner

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Kent man dies after collision with vehicle while lying in the street

Incident at about 4:06 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 at 132nd Avenue SE and SE 278th Street

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Kent Police to offer teen academy for students in June

For high school students interested in law enforcement career

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Madeline Goldsmith. COURTESY PHOTO

No suspect yet in July 2023 Kent murder of Madeline Goldsmith

Someone fatally shot 18-year-old Kentwood High graduate as she sat in vehicle near Lake Meridian

Madeline Goldsmith. COURTESY PHOTO
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Police bust mother, daughter in Kent for retail crime spree

Two reportedly joined one other woman in 3-state crime ring taking women’s clothing from Lululemon

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Reith Road in Kent to get two new roundabouts this year

City Council approves $4.28 million bid; project to start in late May or early June

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Puget Sound Fire's Teddy Bear Clinic set for May 18 in Kent

Annual event provides free checkups for teddy bears and children

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Overturned military vehicle causes I-5 backup near Kent, Federal Way

Wednesday, April 10 in northbound lanes near South 272nd Street

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Kent Police Blotter: March 26 to April 7

Incidents include robberies, burglaries, shooting

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State Patrol seek witnesses to I-5 hit-and-run crash in Kent

Collision at about 11:30 p.m. Monday, April 8 along northbound I-5 near State Route 516

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Riverbend Golf Complex in Kent turns profit for 2nd consecutive year

City-owned facility brings in about $600,000 in 2023

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Kent Police recovered nearly 800 catalytic converters in a 2021 bust. File photo

New state legislation fights catalytic converter theft

Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill on March 26 adding new regulations to the purchase and sale of catalytic converters — and the metals used… Continue reading

Kent Police recovered nearly 800 catalytic converters in a 2021 bust. File photo
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Firefighting Diversity & Recruitment Workshop set for May 11 in Kent

Event designed to help potential candidates get jobs

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(Photo courtesy of the Kirkland Police Department)

Kirkland officer steps down following investigation into bikini barista incident

A Kirkland police officer accused of exhibiting odd behavior toward bikini barista employees while using a city-owned vehicle has resigned following an internal investigation by… Continue reading

(Photo courtesy of the Kirkland Police Department)