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October 9, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Renton man sentenced to prison for collecting late father’s benefits for 17 years

The Associated Press A Renton man who collected his late father’s Social Security checks for nearly two decades has been sentenced to a year in prison. Patrick Derrick admitted that he collected the benefits, totaling more than $219,000, for 17 years after his father died. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle says the 67-year-old forged his father’s…

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October 9, 2014 at 6:04 AM

VP Biden’s visit bringing Seattle-area traffic to a standstill

UPDATE: 10:35 a.m. | Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted that all lanes and ramps are open. UPDATE: 10:25 a.m. | Taking a late commute this morning? Expect to be completely stuck on Interstate 5 through Seattle because of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit. All freeway on and off-ramps through downtown were closed around 9:45 a.m. and aren’t…

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September 22, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Pedestrian struck by car while crossing street in Renton

A pedestrian was critically injured when she was struck by a car in Renton Monday night, police said. Witnesses said the car hit the woman when she was crossing the street in the 14900 block of Maple Valley Highway around 8:30 p.m., according to the Renton Police Department. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center in…

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September 10, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Teen charged in fatal Renton hit and run

A 16-year-old teen accused of fatally injuring a teenage skateboarder in Renton on Sunday has been charged with felony hit and run. Court documents filed in King County Juvenile Court on Wednesday say the victim, Andrew Finnell, 17, was skateboarding in the street with his brother and a friend near Whitman Court Northeast and Northeast…

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September 7, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Skateboarding teen critically injured in Renton hit-and-run

Update 9:30 p.m.: The driver suspected in a Renton hit-and-run crash that sent a 17-year-old skateboarder to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Sunday has been identified and is in contact with police, authorities said. The suspect is a 16-year-old boy, and the vehicle suspected in the collision has been located and impounded, Renton officials said. Original post: A 17-year-old boy who was…

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September 4, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Renton Tech, Olympic College make top-10 list

Two Washington community colleges — Renton Technical College and Olympic College in Bremerton — have been named among the top 10 two-year colleges in the nation, and will compete for $1 million in prize money. The two schools were named to the finalist list for the Aspen Prize, a recently-established prize that honors community colleges that…

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September 2, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Pedestrian critically hurt in Renton hit-and-run

A pedestrian was critically injured Tuesday night when he was struck by a car while crossing the street in Renton. The man was crossing Rainier Avenue South when he was hit by a white Dodge Caravan traveling north shortly before 8 p.m., according to the Renton Police Department. The driver continued north even after striking the…

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July 23, 2014 at 1:44 PM

PSE outages in Renton and Redmond affect more than 3,000

Puget Sound Energy crews have been dealing with outages since about 8 a.m. this morning, when approximately 1,200 Redmond customers lost power. Before crews could completely fix that equipment problem, a new outage popped up in Renton around 12:30 p.m. and cut power to 2,245 customers, said PSE spokesman Ray Lane. Lane said the second outage might be…

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July 19, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Fire spreads across Renton apartment complex

[do action="brightcove-video" videoid="3685222275001"/] Update | 5:02 p.m.: A fire today destroyed an estimated 16 units of the Regency Woods Apartment Homes in Renton. The fire started at about 2 p.m. in the 1400 block of South 18th Street, and spread to about five or six different buildings of the apartment complex, said Capt. Kyle Ohashi of the Kent…

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