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Man gets nearly 28 years for murder of Renton woman

John Charlton pleaded guilty to killing and dismembering 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne.

Renton Reporter’s top stories of 2017

From City Council elections to new businesses to changes in the Renton School District, here’s a look back at the significant stories of 2017.

Renton Reporter’s most viewed online stories of 2017

While crime stories dominated the list, the most-read story was about a potential fast food joint.

Dog quarantined after attacking woman and her cat | BLOTTER

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department incident reports.

Renton resident authors book for kids who love horses

Rae Rankin wrote a book as an ode to her daughter and her riding instructor.

Local churches partner to bring prom to those with special needs

New Life Church in Renton will host the Feb. 9 prom for anyone 14 years and older

Renton seniors carve away at woodcarving class

Woodcarving classes are offered 9 a.m. to noon at the Renton Senior Activity Center.

Renton police identify man who reportedly groped kids in Renton, Federal Way

RPD is asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to call 911.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church invites public to winter solstice service

The service, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Dec. 21, will be centered around silence, music and poetry.

Man punches bartender while being escorted out | BLOTTER

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department incident reports.

WSDOT put a halt on their Longacres Skatepark demolition park and is allowing the skating community a chance to lease the property. (Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter)

Longacres Skatepark gets a fighting chance

WSDOT is allowing skaters to start the permitting process to lease the land.

WSDOT put a halt on their Longacres Skatepark demolition park and is allowing the skating community a chance to lease the property. (Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter)
Renton Police Department is seeking public assistance to identify the man in the back (with the bald head). He allegedly groped a girl and attempted to lure girls from a Renton Walmart Dec. 10. (Courtesy photo)

Police seeking assistance to identify groping suspect

The man reportedly has been attempting to lure girls at the Renton Walmart.

Renton Police Department is seeking public assistance to identify the man in the back (with the bald head). He allegedly groped a girl and attempted to lure girls from a Renton Walmart Dec. 10. (Courtesy photo)

Renton City Council approves 2018 lodging tax funding

Lodging tax is money collected from a 1 percent tax on lodging charged at local hotels, motels and similar facilities.

Man’s window shatters by unknown firearm discharge | BLOTTER

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department incident reports.

Map reflects the proposal to change North Park Drive to North Southport Drive, and Northeast Park Drive toNortheast Sunset Boulevard. (Courtesy image)

Renton street names to change starting 2018

The proposal is to change North Park Drive to North Southport Drive, and Northeast Park Drive to Northeast Sunset Boulevard.

Map reflects the proposal to change North Park Drive to North Southport Drive, and Northeast Park Drive toNortheast Sunset Boulevard. (Courtesy image)

Woman steals from adult entertainment store | BLOTTER

The suspect reportedly stole pheromone spray, prostate gel and a corset.

Renton teenager belts glass-shattering notes

Jessica Zemanek, 13, may look like a shy and quiet teenager, until she sings

Renton skatepark faces doom, skating community asks city for help

Longacres Skatepark, built illegally underneath I-405 pass, is the only covered skatepark in the region that’s open to the public.

Hazen Players gear up for fall play ‘Pillow Talk’

Performances start 7 p.m., Nov 30 at Hazen High School Performing Arts Center.

Victim avoids getting hit by car, gets in fight with driver | BLOTTER

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department incident reports. A man was walking through a parking lot on Nov. 3 in the 17000… Continue reading