Renton Reporter Staff

Renton teens graduate from Washington Youth Academy

Three Renton teens were among 149 cadets who graduated on Dec. 17.

Top 10 stories of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, here are the top 10 stories that caught the readers’s attention this year.

December Teachers of the Month | RENTON ROTARY

Renton Rotary selects Teachers of the Month for December

Beware of fake playoff tickets and merchandise

Better Business Bureau warns fans to be careful of fake tickets and counterfeit merchandise.

WSDOT tips for hassle-free holiday travel

WASDOT advises to track conditions, slow down and allow for extra travel time.

54 mumps cases have been reported in King County

Mumps can lead to swelling of the covering of the brain and spinal cord, or brain damage.

RTC student chosen for Transforming Lives award | News and Notes

This week, Rainier Scholar student gets a Kindle and 90 families get early Christmas presents.

Garbage service informational workshop dates announced

Republic Services takes over garbage duty starting Feb. 1. Four informational meetings planned.

New southbound SR 167 HOT Lane extension opens on Dec. 17

Six-mile HOT lane extension to create 14-mile southbound stretch of HOT lanes from Renton to Pacific

Fatal accident closes lanes on SR169

Police are investigating a fatal collision near the Comunity Center and are warning of delays

REMINDER: Youth Symphony Orchestra performs on Sunday

Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra performs on Dec. 18 at Carco Theater.

Cold Weather Shelter open tonight through Saturday

Bitterly cold temperatures prompt city to open shelter at old chamber building.

WSP planning holiday DUI patrols

Emphasis runs from from Dec. 15 to Jan. 1, 2017.

Sound Transit sells $477 million in bonds to fund projects

The bond sale will generate proceeds to fund voter-approved transit expansions.

Patriot wrestlers drop opener

Liberty falls to 0-1 with loss to Juanita

Seahawks Safety Kam Chancellor collects toys for children in need

Chancellor brought his fifth annual toy drive to the Landing on Dec. 2.

REMINDER: Renton City Concert Band plays Sunday, Dec. 11

The concert band will have its winter concert at 2 p.m., Dec. 11 at IKEA Performing Arts Center.

Kent company recalls 79 pounds of mislabeled meatloaf

The two recalled products contain known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

City to keep cold weather shelter open Thursday night

Anyone needing shelter from tonight’s dangerously low temperatures is welcome

Police offer tips to keep holiday packages safe

The Renton Police Department remind residents to protect themselves from being targeted.