Sound Bites: Kent News, Dec. 12, 2016

Local News from iLoveKent for Monday, Dec. 12

This has been a busy month for news, events and activities already, but things are slowing down a little this week. Here’s what’s going on in and around Kent, Washington this week:

–EDITED to include Footprints of Fight toy drive through Dec. 16.–

toy-driveNEW–Footprints of Fight Hosts Toy Drive thru Dec. 16
Footprints of Fight, a nonprofit dedicated to providing services for the families and patients of pediatric cancer in Washington, is hosting a toy drive through Dec. 16. Please drop off toys, gift cards, mason jars, notebooks and/or towels at one of these locations by Fri., Dec. 16. Click image to the right for a larger view.

NEW–Skier Dies After Falling into Tree Well
In the Snoqualmie Pass area, a man skiing at the Alpental Ski area died yesterday after falling into a tree well yesterday afternoon. Ski Patrol was on the scene within minutes, continuing rescuers CPR attempts. When the ski patrol transported the man to paramedics, he was pronounced dead.

Kent School District Late Start Dates 2016-17NEW–Find Out About Kent School Delays and Closures Due to Weather
Wonder whether your kids have school on cold or wintery days? The Kent School District reports school closures and delays to KING, KOMO and KIRO as well as on social media. Click here for all the ways to find out if your child’s school will be closed or delays.

NEW–Package Thefts and Purse Theft in Kent
Kent Police warns local residents that there has been a large number of package thefts from people’s front porches this holiday season. If you won’t be home to receive your package, ask a neighbor to pick it up or provide an alternate address when ordering your items. Also, a woman stole another woman’s purse when she left