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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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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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June 16, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Homeless man held on $1M bail in Renton hammer slaying

A King County District Court judge found probable cause to hold a 48-year-old Renton transient on investigation of homicide for allegedly killing another homeless man with a claw hammer. Bail for the man — who has not yet been charged — was set at $1 million. Renton police were called to Renton Beauty School in the…


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June 12, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Three people injured in Renton shooting this morning

Three people were injured in gunfire that broke out shortly before 3 a.m. in Renton, police said. The incident started when two men in what’s being called “vehicle one” went looking for one of the men’s girlfriend, said Renton police spokeswoman Terri Vickers. The girlfriend was in “vehicle two” with two other men. When the two groups encountered…


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