Stolen West Richland veterans memorial items recovered
This is a picture of the intact memorial, taken during the fifth annual Time of Remembrance service in 2011 at Flat Top Park in West Richland.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Kennewick reports interest in grape waste treatment plant
The design work for a wine effluent treatment plant is under way to help kick-start development of a new wine-inspired development along Columbia Drive in Kennewick.
Kennewick man sentenced to federal prison for selling meth
Alfredo Ozuna Ahumada pleaded guilty in December to distribution of a controlled substance.
Fire Rips Through Mobile Home in Benton City
Firefighters in Benton City are trying to figure out what started a fire at a mobile home early Thursday morning.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Sen. Murray 'concerned' about possible cut to Walla Walla vets home grant
Federal money for a Walla Walla veterans home remains uncertain even after U.S. Sen. Patty Murray raised her concerns at a budget hearing Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Murray, D-Wash., told Under Secretary for Health Robert Petzel she was "very concerned" that budget requests have proposed reducing grants for state-run veterans homes.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Suspected Vehicle Prowler Runs from Police, Captured
Summary of Incident: On March 10, 2014 at about 1123 hours, police received a call that a suspect had been found in a vehicle in the area of the 6400 block of West Clearwater Avenue and was still in the area.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
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Retiring Silverman honored by Prosecutor's Association
Charlie Silverman is retiring after 19 years as San Juan County Deputy Criminal Prosecutor.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Our Voice: Boat owners need to know they are liable for derelicts
We live in a desert. So it seems strange that Washington's derelict vessels law is making headlines in the Mid-Columbia.
No water shortage for Yakima River water users
The bureau’s first water outlook of the irrigation season and recent snow in the Cascade Mountains have helped ease drought fears for Yakima River water users.
Nominations sought for small business awards
Businesses in Benton and Franklin counties with fewer than 60 full-time employees are encouraged to participate in the 19th annual Mid-Columbia Small Business Awards.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
New state record walleye caught in McNary Pool of Columbia River last Friday
With all the giant walleye being caught in the Columbia River, it was bound that the state record was going to get broken.
Authorities searching for West Richland man
Rex Brenner Youngblood, 22, is wanted by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, according to Crime Stoppers.
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Wash. AG files charges against owner of Columbia derelict vessel
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced charges Wednesday against the owner of the M/V Forus, a salmon trawler that sank in the Columbia River near Finley in July.
Judge chastises Yakima County detectives over interrogation of murder suspect
Two Benton County correctons officers lead murder suspect Robert McCorkindale into Benton County Superior Court Tuesday for an evidentiary hearing.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Criminal justice sales tax will head to Benton County voters
Benton County voters will decide this summer on a three-tenths of one percent sales tax increase for criminal justice needs.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Tax-funded Washington mental health courts seeing success
The judicial system can be overwhelming for any person. So imagine having schizophrenia or some other serious mental illness that's gone unchecked, and trying to navigate through the justice system with scheduled hearings and conditions.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Benton County assessor plans to step down
A new leader will helm the Benton County Assessor's Office next year, no matter the results of this fall's election.
Benton County Museum launching book club
The Benton County Museum will launch its Wild West History Book Club starting at 1:30 p.m. March 7 at the Prosser museum, 1000 Paterson Road.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Kiona-Benton City School District servers probed
Authorities are looking through recovered email and other digital records from the Kiona-Benton City School District for the motive behind vandalism that destroyed the district's servers.
Trial for second suspect in Richland shooting delayed
The second murder trial related to the July 4 shooting death of Joshua Snapp, 17, has been pushed back to April 7. John C.I. Young, 19, had been scheduled to see his trial on a first-degree murder charge start on March 10. But Benton County Prosecutor Andy Miller told Superior Court Judge Bruce Spanner that Snapp’s family did not want to go ... (more)