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20 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Exchange student presumed drowned after swimming in Columbia River

Sheriff Kendle Allen with Stevens County has confirmed that a 15-year-old male exchange student from S. Korea has not been seen since Thursday afternoon and is presumed drowned.

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Related Topix: Stevens County, WA, Northport, WA, Pasco, WA

21 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Police: Dispatch communication problems led to dangerous situation at Pasco standoff

Communication difficulties caused by separate dispatch systems in Franklin and Benton counties led to “very dangerous” problems for authorities at a standoff earlier this week in west Pasco, law enforcement officials said.

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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Police: Gas thefts spike in Kennewick

Terry DeJuan, a transit employee, estimates 20 vehicles used in a ride share program have had gas stolen out of them.

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

KIMA

1st case of West Nile in Washington for 2014 is in Franklin County

Mosquito samples collected in Franklin County tested positive for West Nile virus.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health

Tri-cityherald.com

Trial set for Connell woman accused of embezzlement

A Sept. 3 trial date has been set for a Connell businesswoman charged with embezzling at least $28,000 from a Mesa farm and a public cemetery district.

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Related Topix: Connell, WA, Mesa, WA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Pasco votes to draft measure to ban pot sales

The Pasco City Council voted 6-1 Monday to draft an ordinance banning recreational and medicinal marijuana sales in the city, despite objections from a man looking to set up a marijuana store downtown.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Pasco, WA, Prosser, WA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

3 arrested in Pasco altercation

Three Basin residents were arrested early Sunday after they were asked to leave a Pasco property because the homeowner didn't know them.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Franklin County Home Invasion

Detectives are still trying to find the suspects who allegedly broke into a house north of Pasco, robbed a family inside and injured one person.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Tri-cityherald.com

Prosser retail pot shop approved

Just because the state issues a license doesn’t mean pot stores can open. The retailers have to follow local regulations as well.

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

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

New theft charges against Connell woman serving time for embezzlement

A former Connell councilwoman already doing two years for skimming money from a Mesa farm will return to a Franklin County courtroom next week on new theft charges involving another farmer and a public cemetery district.

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Related Topix: Connell, WA, Mesa, WA

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Franklin County votes to ban semi-truck parking

The changes were prompted after other drivers complained about parked 18-wheelers blocking their views along streets, as well as other parked cars making it difficult to pick up or drop off children safely at schools, said Public Works Director Matt Mahoney.

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

KEPR CBS 19

Franklin County deputies looking for five home invasion suspects

Franklin County deputies are looking for five men who stormed into a home north of Pasco and opened fire early Friday morning.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Ex-corrections officer admits to sexual contact with female inmates

A former Franklin County corrections officer could spend up to a year in jail after admitting Wednesday that he had sexual contact with two female inmates in exchange for razors and candy.

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Related Topix: Richland, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Pasco, WA

Tue Jul 01, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Where & How To Use Fireworks Safely

NBCRightNow.com - As we prepare to celebrate our nation's independence, officers want you to keep safety in mind.

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Related Topix: Kennewick, WA, Prosser, WA, Richland, WA

KEPR CBS 19

More charges for former Connell mayor pro-tem

KEPR has learned a woman doing time for embezzlement is now suspected of ripping off another farm owner.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Mid-Columbia meeting agendas for June 30-July 2

Port of Benton Commission, 8:30 a.m., 3250 Port of Benton Blvd., Richland: approve contract with G2 Construction for the next phase of renovations at 3250 Port of Benton Blvd. Kennewick Irrigation District board, 9 a.m.,12 W. Kennewick Ave.: consider confirming a canal breach emergency and authorizing repairs without using bidding.

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

Tri-cityherald.com

Green Power's Tri-City creditors wait for foreclosure decision

Superior Court Judge Cameron Mitchell on Monday told creditors he would issue a written decision later this week after hearing arguments about the issue.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, Richland, WA, West Richland, WA, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Public money use by Pasco School District still under investigation

State officials are still investigating allegations that Pasco School District officials used public money to advocate for a voter-approved $46.8 million bond, and a conclusion isn't likely until September at the earliest.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA

Tue Jun 24, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

May brings more Tri-City jobs

Nonfarm jobs reached 103,700 last month, up by 900 jobs from the same time the previous year, according to data released Tuesday by the state Employment Security Department.

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Related Topix: Columbia County, WA, Walla Walla County, WA, Yakima County, WA

Sun Jun 22, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Grand opening for Pasco's first public community garden planned Saturday

Pasco's first community garden is located in the Northeast corner of Kurtzman Park just south of Virgie Robinson Elementary School.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Pasco, WA, Life, Food, Vegetables, Benton County, WA

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