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Raymond Ha dominates in state

The Liberty boys swim and dive team likely won’t have another season for the ages, but the Patriots are stirring up a lot of excitement, thanks to Raymond Ha.


Uptempo, the beat for Liberty girls on the court

After finishing one game short of state last season, the Liberty girls basketball team is ready for another push.


First-year Liberty coach goes on offense

First-year Liberty boys basketball coach Omar Parker wasn’t willing to waste a second. The team kicked off the season by practicing at midnight Nov. 12, then twice more later in the day.

Shoplifter caught with other people’s credit cards | Police Botter

The following information was compiled based on City of Renton Police reports.

Hazen high on potential

A year after making the state tournament for the first time in nine years, the Hazen boys basketball team couldn’t quite repeat the success.

Would-be thief leaves something behind – his marijuana | Renton police blotter

The suspect was fleeing the Grocery Outlet on Sunset Boulevard with a package of razors, but accidentally dropped the package on the ground outside the front doors. The suspect ran off. Store workers also found that the suspect dropped a bag of a green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana.

Renton runner races to the top of the world

Joseph Gray knows what it takes to be a world-class mountain runner. Miles, miles and more miles. Then, when he thinks he’s done, a few more miles for good measure.

Police find strange items at sex offender’s home | Police blotter

Renton Police officers found several containers of unknown liquids on the property. The man said some of the containers contained human urine that he used as fertilizer.

Lindbergh looks to continue upward trend | Swim & dive preview

Maybe it’s something in the water. Coming off of two of the best seasons in school history, the Lindbergh boys swim and dive team is looking to do even better this year. The Eagles placed second at districts each of the past two years, the team’s first two times earning hardware at the district meet. Lindbergh also took seventh at state last year, and the team’s best-ever finish at state, fifth, is definitely within reason if this year’s team performs as expected.

For Renton nothing less than 50,000 lights | Ivar’s Clam Lights

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park will undergo quite a change Friday when the City of Renton Clam Lights are flipped on.

Man exposes himself in Fred Meyer parking lot | Police Blotter

The following information was compiled based on City of Renton police reports. A Renton man was arrested after troubling customers, employees and police officers Oct. 29. Employees at the downtown Fred Meyer first realized there was an issue when vendors started to complain a man parked in a motor home behind the store was harassing them while they tried to make deliveries.

Habitat for Humanity gives family ‘an extra life’

When Yesihak Hassen was spending 15 days in the jungle trying to escape the violence in his homeland of Ethiopia, he never could have imagined where he would be 26 years later. “I feel like I’m living an extra life now,” Hassan said from his new home in Renton.

Liberty takes fourth at state | Soccer

The Liberty girls soccer team finished another standout season by falling to Holy Names 1-0 Saturday to take fourth in the 3A state tournament. The Patriots (14-5-1) lost to Columbia River Friday in the semifinals in a shootout. Liberty took the lead in the 26th minute in that game when Tara Johnson scored off a Katie Noonan throw-in. It was just the fifth goal Columbia River had allowed all season.

Man points gun at relatives in estate dispute | Renton police blotter

The following information was compiled based on City of Renton police reports.

Mackenna Briggs, Talisa Wibmer finish strong at state | 3A swim & dive

Liberty's Mackenna Briggs finished in the top four twice as the Patriots placed eighth at the 3A state swim and dive meet. Hazen took 14th, while Kennedy, with some Renton athletes, placed 11th.

Kaitlin Zinsli, Tala Hild lead the way at state | 2A swim & dive

Renton placed 17th and Lindbergh 24th at the 2A state swim and dive meet last weekend. Senior Kaitlin Zinsli led Lindbergh with a fifth-place finish in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.65 seconds. Renton's Tala Hild placed 10th in the event and seventh in the 100 fly.

Liberty tops Bonney Lake, Columbia River next in state quarterfinals | Soccer

The Liberty girls soccer team beat Bonney Lake 3-1 Saturday in the 3A state soccer tournament. The Patriots (14-3-1) play Columbia River Friday at 2 p.m. at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup in the 3A state quarterfinals.

Gun drawn in Safeway gas pump altercation | Police Blotter

The following information was compiled based on City of Renton police reports. A gun was drawn after an altercation at a gas station Oct. 8. According to witnesses, a 40-year-old man was displeased with how long a 21-year-old man was taking to fill his car at the gas station at the downtown Safeway.

VA finding a place for homeless veterans to live

“Did you serve?” On the streets of Renton, in soup kitchens, in tent cities, this is the question members of the Veterans Affairs Community Housing and Outreach Services are asking. The center at 419 S. Second St. in downtown Renton offers a full array of services for homeless veterans.