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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…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: hit-and-run accident, Renton

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…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Bremerton, Community colleges, Olympic College

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…


Comments | Topics: apartment fire, Renton

July 16, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Police: Woman pours gasoline on Renton man, sets him on fire

Renton police are looking for a 40-year-old woman who allegedly poured gasoline on a man and set him on fire. The victim, a 52-year-old Renton man, walked into a 7-Eleven store at South 129th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way South around 8 this morning with serious but not life-threatening burns, according to Renton police. The man…


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June 22, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Man found shot dead in Renton

A 27-year-old man was found dead in the parking lot of a Renton restaurant shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, according to Renton police. The man, who police said is from Kent, had been shot several times and died at the scene. The man’s identity was not released. Police were called to the 400 block of Airport Way…


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June 18, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Intruder burned cutting copper wire at PSE site in Renton

The Associated Press A man who apparently intended to steal wire was nearly electrocuted early Wednesday when he cut a copper wire on top of a high-voltage transformer at a Puget Sound Energy substation, officials said. King County deputies first responded to a report of an explosion about 4:30 a.m. at the substation between Renton and Issaquah. Firefighters…


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