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Man gets nearly 28 years for murder of Renton woman

Man gets nearly 28 years for murder of Renton woman

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

Man gets nearly 28 years for murder of Renton woman
Renton Reporter’s top stories of 2017

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 top stories of 2017
Renton Reporter’s most viewed online 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.

Renton Reporter’s most viewed online stories of 2017
Dog quarantined after attacking woman and her cat | BLOTTER

Dog quarantined after attacking woman and her cat | BLOTTER

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

Dog quarantined after attacking woman and her cat | BLOTTER
Renton resident authors book for kids who love horses

Renton resident authors book for kids who love horses

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

Renton resident authors book for kids who love horses
Local churches partner to bring prom to those with special needs

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

Local churches partner to bring prom to those with special needs
Renton seniors carve away at woodcarving class

Renton seniors carve away at woodcarving class

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

Renton seniors carve away at woodcarving class
Renton police identify man who reportedly groped kids in Renton, Federal Way

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

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

Renton police identify man who reportedly groped kids in Renton, Federal Way
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church invites public to winter solstice service

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.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church invites public to winter solstice service
Man punches bartender while being escorted out | BLOTTER

Man punches bartender while being escorted out | BLOTTER

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

Man punches bartender while being escorted out | BLOTTER
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

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.

Renton City Council approves 2018 lodging tax funding
Man’s window shatters by unknown firearm discharge | BLOTTER

Man’s window shatters by unknown firearm discharge | BLOTTER

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

Man’s window shatters by unknown firearm discharge | BLOTTER
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

Woman steals from adult entertainment store | BLOTTER

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

Woman steals from adult entertainment store | BLOTTER
Renton teenager belts glass-shattering notes

Renton teenager belts glass-shattering notes

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

Renton teenager belts glass-shattering notes
Renton skatepark faces doom, skating community asks city for help

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.

Renton skatepark faces doom, skating community asks city for help
Hazen Players gear up for fall play ‘Pillow Talk’

Hazen Players gear up for fall play ‘Pillow Talk’

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

Hazen Players gear up for fall play ‘Pillow Talk’
Victim avoids getting hit by car, gets in fight with driver | BLOTTER

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

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