Dean Radford

Threat made to Lindbergh High School | POLICE BLOTTER

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

General election ballots mailed out

The ballots are in the mail for the Nov. 3 general election filled with local elections, including one contested race for the Renton City Council.

Wounded man rolling his way to hospital ER falls on Carr Road | POLICE BLOTTER

The following was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.

Robert Jewell of Renton uses his brewing system – his brewery – to brew beer outside on his driveway. Inside his garage is a cooler with beer kegs – and room to sip away.

Renton brewmeister taps into hoppy hobby

Three first places in beer-making at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup is a pretty good argument for naming Robert Jewell Renton’s amateur brewmeister.

Robert Jewell of Renton uses his brewing system – his brewery – to brew beer outside on his driveway. Inside his garage is a cooler with beer kegs – and room to sip away.

Argument leads to shots fired, beating with crowbar | POLICE BLOTTER

The following was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.

Tim Baggenstos of Fairwood won the grand championship in Lego building youth division at the Washington State Fair with this Swiss chalet.

Lego star pieces together a championship

Tim Baggenstos of Fairwood created a Swiss chalet covered with flower boxes that earned him the grand championship in Lego building at the Washington State Fair.

Tim Baggenstos of Fairwood won the grand championship in Lego building youth division at the Washington State Fair with this Swiss chalet.

State troopers issue 52 warnings on first day of I-405 express tolling

Troopers will use the first several weeks educating motorists of the changes involved in the new toll lanes with warnings and literature, according to the state patrol, so commuters have a better understanding of the new rules associated with the toll lanes.

Homeless man threatens couple, police officer | POLICE BLOTTER

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

A map of the new I-405 HOT lanes.

Tolling of I-405 express toll lanes begins this weekend

To get ready for the launch, starting Friday night the state Department of Transportation will close two lanes in both directions of I-405 between Bellevue and Bothell to finish striping the lanes.

A map of the new I-405 HOT lanes.
Donovan Eckhardt

Firefighters to honor comrade who died of cancer with procession

Firefighting agencies from throughout South King County – including all Renton fire stations – will gather at 10 a.m. at the Renton fire department’s headquarters on Lind Avenue for a procession to the New Life Church on the Renton-Maple Valley Highway.

Donovan Eckhardt

Bellevue woman pleads not guilty to attempting to kidnap child from mother

A 34-year-old Bellevue woman pleaded not guilty Monday (Sept. 21) to charges she attempted to kidnap a 2-year-old boy from his mother's arms Sept. 7 outside an auto-parts store on Rainier Avenue.

Tammy Dunakin stands among her goats Wednesday at a half-acre site on Talbot Hill where they were close to finishing their job.

Goats chomp down violation

A herd of hungry goats spent the week chomping away at blackberries and other underbrush on Talbot Hill to help a property owner resolve a code violation.

Tammy Dunakin stands among her goats Wednesday at a half-acre site on Talbot Hill where they were close to finishing their job.

Argument over TV ends in assault | POLICE BLOTTER

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

Hicks gets 30 months for boating death of teacher

Richard Anthony Hicks was convicted in July of one count of homicide by watercraft and two counts of assault by watercraft by a King County Superior Court jury.

One person files for open school director seat

The race became candidate-less when the only candidate, Larry Crim, learned he didn’t live within the boundaries of Director District 4 and had to withdraw.

Drug arrest leads to notebook of names | POLICE BLOTTER

The following was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.

Valley Medical Center

Valley Medical expanding Highlands clinic

Valley Medical Center is expanding its Highlands Clinic on Duvall Avenue Northeast to accommodate the growing demand for medical care.

Valley Medical Center
A student crossing guard blocks traffic as families file toward Kennydale Elementary School on the first day of school

Teachers agree to contract as students head back to school

The Renton School District started the new year Wednesday – or Thursday – with plenty of students and a new contract approved by 95 percent of the district's teachers.

A student crossing guard blocks traffic as families file toward Kennydale Elementary School on the first day of school
The back of a 'real' $5 shows the correct wording. On the movie prop money

Movie prop money scam using fake $100 bills debuts in Renton

Anyone can buy a stack of fake $100 bills online for about $30, according to Commander David Leibman with the Renton Police Department, apparently with no restrictions.

The back of a 'real' $5 shows the correct wording. On the movie prop money

Renton brothers plead not guilty in shooting death in Skyway

The brothers remain in custody with bail set at $2 million for Marque Fluker and $500,000 for Jerry Fluker. A case setting hearing is scheduled for Sept. 10 in courtroom 1201 of the King County Courthouse.