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April 11, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Man convicted in 2010 slaying of Kent video producer

The man charged in the 2010 killing of a Kent video producer he considered his romantic rival was convicted of first-degree murder today after a retrial, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. A King County Superior Court jury found William L. “J.R.” Phillip Jr. guilty in the May 2010 stabbing death of Seth Frankel,…

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March 13, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Owner of Kent apartments gets prison for mishandling asbestos

The owner of a Kent apartment complex was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in prison for violating the Clean Air Act by knowingly exposing residents and workers to airborne asbestos, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Stanley Xu, 53, pleaded guilty in October for failing to protect residents of the Avante Apartments in Kent from asbestos…

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January 25, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Kent pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by van

A 62-year-old Kent woman suffered life-threatening injuries after a van hit her while she was walking on the sidewalk on the east hill of Kent Friday night. Kent police are investigating the accident in the 24100 block of 104th Avenue Southeast, where the woman crossed a driveway in front of the van, which was waiting to make…

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December 29, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Fire in Kent apartment walls, floor displaces 8 people

A fire in the floor and walls of a Kent apartment complex left eight people homeless. A resident heard a smoke or automatic fire alarm and called the fire department shortly after 1 a.m.Sunday at an apartment complex in the 9700 block of south 248th Street in  Kent. When police and fire arrived, they saw smoke coming…

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December 6, 2013 at 2:42 PM

35-year sentence for man who killed girlfriend in Kent in 2010

A man who fatally stabbed his girlfriend before fleeing to Northern California three years ago was sentenced today to just over 35 years in prison. Shawn Gulseth, 43, was found living under a bridge in a small town 200 miles north of San Francisco. He killed Bonnie Peterson, 45, in her Kent apartment on Dec. 20, 2010. Originally charged with…

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December 3, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Injured construction worker hoisted off apartment roof

Kent firefighters used an aerial ladder truck and a “Stokes” basket to remove a construction worker who was injured this morning while working at an apartment complex. The worker suffered an undisclosed but non-life-threatening injury while on the roof of the five-story building under construction at West Smith Street and Fourth Avenue North, according to…

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December 1, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Man arrested after fire in his Kent apartment

Police took a man into custody after he tried to barricade himself in his burning apartment in Kent this morning, fire officials said. Police had gone to the apartment in the 24000 block of 110th Place Southeast, were not allowed to enter, and while at the scene, a fire started in the man’s apartment, said fire…

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November 27, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Molotov cocktail found in Kent apartment

The Associated Press The Port of Seattle bomb squad found at least one Molotov cocktail after responding to a report of suspicious items left in the apartment of an evicted tenant, a Kent fire-department official said Wednesday night. Nearby apartments were evacuated as a precaution, said Capt. Kyle Ohashi. He also said “potentially threatening messages” were found…

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November 18, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Prosecutors to seek 35-year sentence for man who killed ex-girlfriend in Kent

A man who fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend when she tried to get him to leave her Kent apartment nearly two years ago pleaded guilty last week to second-degree murder with a deadly weapon, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Shawn D. Gulseth faces a sentence range of 26 to 35 years in prison when he is…

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