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23 hrs ago | KVEW-TV Kennewick

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Benton County

A Richland man has been confirmed as having West Nile virus. The exposure likely occurred in Benton County and is the fourth human case of West Nile virus in Washington State this year.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Benton County, WA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Police Chase Reaches Speeds of 90 MPH on Highway 395

A 23-year-old man is facing several charges after leading police on a chase Friday night.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, Mesa, WA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KVEW-TV Kennewick

Pasco Officers Seize Narcotics During Traffic Stop

At about 11:30 PM last night, Pasco Police conducted traffic related stop on a motor vehicle.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Pasco's TRAC could face record loss

Pasco's TRAC event center could be headed for a record loss of almost a half-million dollars in 2014.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, Kennewick, WA, Richland, WA

KNDU

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Franklin County Horse

An unvaccinated horse in Franklin County is the first in Washington to contract West Nile virus this year.

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Related Topix: Walla Walla County, WA

Tri-cityherald.com

Franklin sheriff, Pasco police disagree on radio upgrade

Pasco police and the Franklin County sheriff disagree on whether an agreement has been reached on a new bi-county 911 dispatch system.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, Benton County, WA, Kennewick, WA, Richland, WA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KVEW-TV Kennewick

800MHz System To Be Installed in Franklin Co. Dispatch Center

This comes after the Tri-Cities' Fraternal Order of Police made a request that all local governmental agencies work together on the same system.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA

Tri-cityherald.com

Prosecutor: Connell slaying not related to Benton County triple homicide

Fernando Gonzalez, 18, of Connell, is charged with second-degree murder for the Aug. 11 shooting at an apartment complex.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Connell, WA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Commercial projects encourage taxable sales growth in Pasco

The city saw nearly $222.5 million in taxable sales through the first quarter of this year compared with about $212.3 million through the same period last year.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, Prosser, WA, Grandview, WA, Richland, WA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Heat takes toll on Mid-Columbia potato crop

A potato harvester moves through a Franklin County field off Selph Landing Road.

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Related Topix: Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

Tri-cityherald.com

WSU Extension asks Benton, Franklin counties for help hiring part-timers

The 4-H program is looking for two youth coordinators to work with its volunteers, as well as Master Gardeners and master food preparers, Doreen Hauser-Lindstrom, the WSU Extension's Spokane-based youth and family programs coordinator, told Franklin commissioners at this week's meeting.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Franklin County judge sends sex offender to prison for 70 months

A convicted sex offender who pleaded Friday for treatment instead is going to prison because she failed to show much remorse for encouraging a lingerie-clad teen to participate in a lengthy photo shoot.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

WSP: DUI blamed for Franklin County accident

Driving under the influence is being blamed for a late Thursday night crash in Franklin County, according to the Washington State Patrol.

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Related Topix: Othello, WA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

KVEW-TV Kennewick

Man Charged with Connell Murder

The Franklin County Prosecuter's Office charged 18-year-old Fernando Gonzalez with 2nd degree murder for the death of 32-year-old John David Bounhomsavahn.

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Related Topix: Connell, WA

Tri-cityherald.com

Connell says it feels left out of talk about new regional radio system

The city of Connell feels left out of the discussions to consolidate 911 dispatch operations in Benton and Franklin counties.

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Related Topix: Connell, WA, Benton County, WA, Kennewick, WA, Richland, WA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Man shot and killed in Connell

Police and the Franklin County sheriff's office say 32-year-old John Bounhomsvanh was fatally wounded apparently during an argument.

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Related Topix: Connell, WA

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Residents seek to be annexed by Pasco

At its Monday meeting, the city council discussed annexing two pieces of land totaling 6.2 acres on Argent Road in northwest Pasco, just east of Chiawana High School.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, Kennewick, WA, Richland, WA

Tri-cityherald.com

New $5.5M Pasco housing to provide apartments for low-income residents

Construction workers at the site of a new $5.5 million housing community in Pasco at the intersection of North 4th Avenue and West Pearl Street that will provide apartments to low-income residents and migrant workers.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Tri-City Boys & Girls Clubs plan more teen offerings, expand in Kennewick

Kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties' Music & Arts Center fashioned two-liter plastic bottles into sleek space craft, complete with cardboard wings held down by duct tape, and then launched them with help from water, a bicycle pump and simple physics.

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Related Topix: Kennewick, WA, Benton County, WA, Pasco, WA

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Housing vacancy rate in Tri-Cities increased amid building spree

Navigator Villas at 6212 Road 68 in Pasco was finished earlier this year. A recent survey shows the Tri-Cities has the lowest apartment occupancy rates it has seen since 2007.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, Richland, WA, Kennewick, WA

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