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February 19, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Body found in burning Kent motel room

A man’s body was found inside a Kent motel room this morning after firefighters put out a small fire. Kent police Assistant Chief Pat Lowery said that fire crews were dispatched around 7 a.m. to a fire at the Sunset Motel, 25006 Pacific Highway S. The blaze started inside one room and spread to other units at the…

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January 15, 2013 at 4:04 PM

County jail in Kent shut down after woman tosses suspected bomb

The county jail at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent was locked down for more than two hours today after a woman threw what was thought to have been a bomb through a staff entrance. The woman first went into a nearby bank and “made a comment about a bomb,” said King County Jail Cmdr….

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November 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Kent father charged with abusing his infant twins

A 24-year-old Kent man accused of injuring his infant twins has been charged with two counts of second-degree child assault, domestic-violence. Jason M. Dodd was booked into the King County Jail on Tuesday and ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail. According to criminal charges, which were also filed on Tuesday, Kent police began investigating Dodd after his seven-week-old son…

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October 1, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Pedestrian struck and killed by car in Kent

Kent police say a 79-year-old man was killed when he was struck by a car around 5:45 a.m. this morning. Police say that the man was crossing near 144th Avenue Southeast and Kent-Kangley Road when he was struck. He man died at the scene. Assistant Chief Pat Lowery said the man was not in a crosswalk. “He was…

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August 24, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Man charged in death of Kent motorcyclist

An 18-year-old Kent man has been charged with vehicular homicide after he allegedly struck a 56-year-old motorcyclist with is car Wednesday morning, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Justin Cordova was allegedly driving recklessly while intoxicated when he lost control of his car on Southeast 223 Drive in Kent, crossed the center line and…

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August 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Motorcyclist killed in collision in Kent

A 56-year-old man was killed this morning when his motorcycle collided with a sports car in Kent’s Panther Lake neighborhood, according to police. The collision happened at about 6:44 a.m. in the 12200 block of Southeast 223rd Drive. Police said the driver of a 1986 Nissan crossed the center line as he was entering a curve…

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