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December 16, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Train hits car on tracks in Kent; Sounder trains delayed

Kent police say the driver of a vehicle that was struck by a Sound Transit train was able to escape without injury on Tuesday evening. Kent police Cmdr. Jarod Kasner said the vehicle got caught on the tracks when the barrier arms descended. The driver saw the southbound Southline No. 1515 train coming and was able to…

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December 1, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Severe weather shelters open in Kent, Renton

Due to cold weather conditions, the city of Kent is opening a severe weather shelter Monday night at Kent Lutheran Church. The shelter will be open at 9 p.m. for check-in and registration and will close at 7 in the morning. Located at 336 Second Avenue South, the shelter is operated by Catholic Community Services staff and…

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November 24, 2014 at 6:16 AM

Eight people displaced after mobile home fire in Kent

The Associated Press The Kent Fire Department says four adults and four children have been displaced by an early morning fire Monday in a mobile home. No one was injured. The fire was started accidentally by an overheated electrical outlet. The fire department says there were no smoke alarms in the home.    

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October 3, 2014 at 4:36 AM

2 injured escaping from Kent apartment fire

  Updated at 8:24 a.m.: Firefighters are still mopping up an apartment fire in Kent where two people were injured early Friday when they jumped from a third-floor balcony to escape the flames. At least six families were displaced by the fire, said Deputy Fire Marshall Don Barberie. Several other apartments may be affected by smoke…

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October 2, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Deputies investigate home-invasion robbery near Kent

King County deputies are investigating a home-invasion robbery Thursday morning near Kent where at least two shots were fired. Sheriff’s Detective Jason Stanley said that at least four males wearing masks forced their way into a home in the 4000 block of South 272nd Street just after 6 a.m. The suspects entered the house screaming that they were…

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September 26, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Trailer of rotten chicken towed to landfill

The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. — An official says an abandoned trailer containing up to 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken has been towed from a truck stop to a western Montana landfill. Alisha Johnson of the Missoula County Health Department says the trailer was towed a few miles along Interstate 90 Friday morning without any problems….

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September 22, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Man accused of molesting child at Kent home day care

The husband of a woman who owned and operated a Kent child-care facility was arrested Friday after a 4-year-old reported he had touched her inappropriately. The 61-year-old man is married to the woman who owned the facility, which she operated from their home in the 26000 block of 124th Avenue Southeast, according to the Kent Police Department….

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September 8, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Kent double homicide suspect pleads not guilty

A 29-year-old Burien man pleaded not guilty Monday morning to two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of two men Aug. 20 at a Kent gas station. Leland  Russell Jr., whose bail was initially set at $2 million following his arrest, is being held without bail after Senior Deputy Prosecutor Jessica Berliner successfully argued that a…

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August 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM

1st-degree murder charges filed in Kent double homicide

King County prosecutors charged a 29-year-old Burien man with two counts of first-degree murder on Monday in connection with last week’s double homicide outside a Kent gas station. Leland Dean Russell, whose bail was initially set at $2 million following his arrest, is now being held without bail after Senior Deputy Prosecutor Jessica Berliner successfully…

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