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Tri-Cities News

Sun, 22 Jul 2018 21:39:00 EDT
One dead in single car rollover crash near Pendleton
PENDLETON- One person is dead after crashing early Sunday morning. Around 3:25 AM, Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle rollover crash on OR-11 at milepost 1.7. The preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet SUV was traveling south bound on OR-11 when for an unknown reason veered off of the road and struck a power pole. The SUV rolled  multiple times.  The driver suffered fatal injuries and was pronoun...

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Sun, 22 Jul 2018 18:49:00 EDT
Richland store gives away free backpacks filled with school supplies
The countdown until kids head back to school is officially underway. Between the pencils, paper and books, we all know school supplies can be pricey. One local store is helping cut costs. 

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Sat, 21 Jul 2018 22:32:00 EDT
500 acre locust grove fire
KENNEWICK: Multiple agencies respond to a 500 acre fire outside of Kennewick Saturday afternoon- damaging several wheat fields. The fire originally started inside the canyon near Locust Grove Rd. As soon as the fire caught the nearby sage brush and wheat field shortly after it started, that's when it picked up. Chief Lonnie Click with Benton County Fire District 1 says multiple agencies are responding to this fire and are still actively working to contain it. Nearby Structures are b...

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Sat, 21 Jul 2018 20:40:00 EDT
FEMA provides Federal funds to help fight the Buckshot Fire
State resources have been mobilized for the Buckshot Fire near Desert Aire and Mattawa. 

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:51:00 EDT
19-year-old Yakima homicide victim identified
The Yakima Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened on July 19th. 

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:37:00 EDT
L Road Fire temporarily closes SR 243 and SR 24
Another big fire burning near the Vernita Bridge in Grant County is now at nearly 30,000 acres. 

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:04:00 EDT
"Tri-Cities Day" Seahawks tickets on sale next Friday
Tickets for the 15th Annual Tri-Cities Day with the Seattle Seahawks go on sale on Friday, July 27. 

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 19:58:00 EDT
Boylston Fire burns 70K acres; 15 percent contained
The Boylston Fire that closed down all lanes of I-90 for most of the night Thursday night into this morning has burned 70,000 acres and is 15 percent contained.

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:15:00 EDT
Remains found in North Pasco positively identified as missing Michelle Hudnall
The Franklin County Coroner has announced that the remains found on July 6 are that of the missing woman Michelle Hudnall.

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:16:00 EDT
Yakima Police investigating two robberies
The Yakima Police Department are investigating two attempted robberies that happened around 1 a.m. on July 20th. 

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:13:00 EDT
Local business under animal abuse investigation
For the last month, NBC Right Now has been following allegations of animal abuse at a Pasco dog grooming salon.  

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:39:00 EDT
Maintaining your AC unit in the summertime
Air conditioning is one of our biggest priorities with these sizzling temperatures outside - but what happens if your unit goes out, and how should you be maintaining it? 

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:27:00 EDT
WSDOT wants you to take survey on 395 corridor improvements
The Washington State Department of Transportation is planning safety improvements to the US 395 corridor between Ritzville and the Tri-Cities, and wants the public's feedback.  

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 21:10:00 EDT
Maintaining your car in the hot summer temperatures
All this heat can take a toll on your car, and repair shops are keeping busy helping people. 

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:57:00 EDT
Non-agricultural burn ban in effect in Umatilla County
On July 18, 2018, the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners declared a temporary ban on all open non-agricultural burning within the unincorporated areas of Umatilla County. 

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:15:00 EDT
Local ranchers and farmers help firefighters battle grass fire near Heppner
The Morrow County Sheriff's Office says local farmers and ranchers helped firefighters put out a large and fast moving fire near Heppner Tuesday afternoon.

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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:50:00 EDT
Two local fire chiefs share personal stories in support of proposed bond, levy
Two fire chiefs are coming forward to talk about how emergency services have impacted their lives personally.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:46:00 EDT
Help Center Monday: Mental health
For this week's help center, we had several specialists come in to answer your questions about mental health. 

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:52:00 EDT
House approves Newhouse bill honoring fallen Richland Marine
The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation H.R. 5504, to designate the U.S. Postal Service facility at 4801 West Van Giesen Street in West Richland, Washington as the “Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office.” 

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:41:00 EDT
Benton County voters to see changes in the Primary Elections
The Benton County Auditor is pleased to announce some exciting changes to the ballot for Benton County voters. 

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:32:00 EDT
UCSO recovers stolen vehicles and property; suspect still at large
On July 11, 2018, Umatilla County Sheriff's Detective Loren Westmoreland received a tip regarding several stolen vehicles being stored on a property located on Echols Road near Hermiston. 

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:38:00 EDT
BLM issues fire restrictions order in Eastern Washington
The Bureau of Land Management Spokane District has issued a fire restrictions order on public lands administered by the BLM in Eastern Washington. 

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:43:00 EDT
How to make sure your recycling efforts aren't going to waste
We've all been there - you have something in your home that you're not sure is recyclable or not. 

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:36:00 EDT
Man jumped while on bike path in Richland
RICHLAND- Detectives are investigating after a man was jumped Saturday afternoon on a Richland bike path. The 22-year-old said he was in the area of Bellerive Drive and Steptoe Street around 11 a.m. when it happened. The man sustained several injuries during the assault was taken to Kadlec to be treated.  If you have any information call 50-628-0333.

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:13:00 EDT
Bikes stolen from shop in Kennewick
KENNEWICK- Police officers are asking for help in locating locating two expensive mountain bikes that were stolen. On Saturday unknown suspects cut the cable securing the bikes and stole them from a store near W 7th Ave and SR 395.  Each of the bicycles is valued at about $2300. Anyone who has any information about the whereabouts of the bicycles, please call the non-emergency number at 509-628-0333 to remain anonymous contact Tri cities Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-84...

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:08:00 EDT
''Scoop it Forward'' week begins in Oregon
OREGON- Sunday is National Ice Cream Day, which also kicks off a celebration of appreciation called “Scoop It Forward.” Supported by Oregon’s dairy farmers and processors, the week-long campaign, from July 15 to 22, encourages people to show appreciation for one another through random acts of ice cream. Josh Thomas, Senior Director of Communications for the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, said: “Random acts of kindness can be contagious, and our call...

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:10:00 EDT
Kennewick residents put up their own speed limit sign
KENNEWICK: Residents in one Kennewick neighborhood are fed up by people speeding through their streets, so they've taken matters into their own hands. A lot of people use 7th Avenue and Huntington Place in Kennewick as a through street to access US 395. Many residents say when drivers are  going 60 MPH on their 25 MPH street, that they can't even let their children or animals play outside near the street. "I have a daughter and all of us have animals in the area...

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 00:18:00 EDT
Man arrested after firing shots from car in Kennewick
KENNEWICK- One man is in custody after firing shots from a car on Saturday in Kennewick. Around 7:16 am Kennewick Police responded to multiple reports of a black sedan driving in a reckless manner near W 27th Ave and S Ely St. One person saw the driver shoot multiple rounds out of the vehicle. Officers located the vehicle near W33rd and S Ely St and conducted a high risk stop. The driver and two other occupants were removed from the vehicle. 21-year-old Benjamin Garcia was identifie...

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Sat, 14 Jul 2018 19:42:00 EDT
City of Kennewick puts up panhandling signs
KENNEWICK: You may have seen them while driving around town.....panhandlers...holding up signs asking for money. Now the City of Kennewick is putting up signs of their own,and cracking down on panhandling. On the signs there's a note encouraging people to stop handing out money,but to contribute to a solution instead. Chariss Warner with the Tri-Cities Union Gospel Mission says that solution could be handing out water, a granola bar- or maybe even one of their resource car...

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 21:45:00 EDT
Hometown Proud and Fun: Prosser
For this week's Hometown Proud and Fun, we drove just a little ways away to Prosser, where we first checked out an alpaca farm! 

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:47:00 EDT
Kennewick Irrigation District dealing with an algae issue
All throughout Kennewick, canals near 45th and Washington Street are filled to the brim with algae. 

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:53:00 EDT
Another season of melon heaven begins in Hermiston
Welcome to Hermiston, where life is sweet... all thanks to watermelons. 

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:17:00 EDT
Throwback Thursday: A-10 Warthog hits bird during 2007 Water Follies Air Show
For this week's Throwback Thursday, we went back just a little over ten years ago to 2007, when an Air Force A-10 Warthog hit a bird during the Air Show. 

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:36:00 EDT
CRIME STOPPERS: Simon Rodriguez-Hernandez
Pasco Police, Franklin County Sheriff's Office, and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are looking for a Simon Rodriguez-Hernandez. 

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:08:00 EDT
Yakima Greenway Fires Being Investigated
YAKIMA-    Since January there has been close to sixty fires along the Yakima Greenway, stretching across I-82 in Union Gap all the way into Selah, and onto Highway 12 right at the 16th avenue exit. 

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:54:00 EDT
Ryegrass Coulee Fire 50% contained, hoping to reach 80% containment by Wednesday night
We don't know the cause of the fire at this time; the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office is bringing in state investigators to determine the cause.

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Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:49:00 EDT
Warden woman dead after Monday morning car collision
A 31-year-old Warden woman died Monday morning in a two vehicle collision north of Warden. 

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Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:38:00 EDT
Two years after the fire, Hill's Restaurant plans to reopen this fall
Less than two years since a fire destroyed the beloved local restaurant - just like a phoenix, Hill's Restaurant is rising from the ashes with the hopes of being back open this fall. 

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Mon, 9 Jul 2018 20:44:00 EDT
Benton Co. Coroner's Office dealing with backlog of toxicology reports
The Benton County Coroner's Office is dealing with a backlog of toxicology reports, with some results taking up to three months to come back. 

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Mon, 9 Jul 2018 17:50:00 EDT
Great news: Hermiston watermelons are back in season
Oregon's famous Hermiston watermelons are back in season.  

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Mon, 9 Jul 2018 17:45:00 EDT
Pendleton Mayor John Turner diagnosed with throat cancer
Pendleton Mayor John Turner has been diagnosed with throat cancer.  

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Mon, 9 Jul 2018 15:14:00 EDT
Safe Kids Benton-Franklin offers free life jacket loan program
With local residents looking for ways to cool off this summer, Safe Kids Benton-Franklin is reminding the community that life jackets can be borrowed for free from loaner boards and loan stations in Benton and Franklin Counties.

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Mon, 9 Jul 2018 01:05:00 EDT
Vegetation fire causes nine cars to catch fire
RICHLAND- A 15 acre fire shut down areas of Highway 240 Sunday and damaged multiple cars. Richland, West Richland, Hanford, and Benton County Fire District 1 responded to the flames off Stevens and Saint Street near the railroad tracks. The blaze started around 11:30 a.m. and spread quickly thanks to the surrounding tumbleweeds. Richland Battalion Chief Brenda Rodgers said the tumbleweeds are what caused nine cars to catch fire. Rodgers said this is a good time to look at your home...

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Sat, 7 Jul 2018 20:39:00 EDT
Summer playground dangers
KENNEWICK: Triple digit temperatures are right around the corner and it's important to make sure you're drinking enough water, staying cool and applying that sunblock, but there's one place during these hot temperatures that can pose some serious safety issues. The playground- a place where your kids have probably already visited this summer. Susan Bruemmer brought her daughter to the playground of dreams today and says hot surfaces are definitely on her radar. "I always tou...

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Fri, 6 Jul 2018 14:20:00 EDT
CRIME STOPPERS: Brian James Colvin
Kennewick Police and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are looking for a Brian James Colvin. 

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Thu, 5 Jul 2018 21:14:00 EDT
Vote now for Dust Devils' Gesa Stadium as Best Short-Season Ball Park
While the Dust Devils and Spokane Indians battle it out on the diamond, it also turns out - both clubs will meet in the finals of Ballpark Digest's search for America's Best Short-Season Ball Park. 

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Thu, 5 Jul 2018 20:19:00 EDT
One person shot multiple times at Howard Amon Park
On July 4 at 7:52 p.m., officers responded for a shooting at Howard Amon Park.

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Thu, 5 Jul 2018 19:33:00 EDT
City of Pasco reviews alleged illegal fireworks usage this July 4
In May, the City Council approved a partial lifting of the fireworks ban to allow some of the so-called “safe and sane” consumer fireworks.

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Thu, 5 Jul 2018 14:51:00 EDT
Conrad fire threatens homes and forces evacuations
State resources are now on scene of the Conrad fire burning near Selah. 

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Thu, 5 Jul 2018 13:12:00 EDT
Brush fire closes Keene Road in West Richland early Tuesday morning
Firefighters in West Richland put out a small brush fire early Tuesday morning. It happened around 1:00 a.m. on the 7600 block of Keene Road just west of Van Giesen.

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Wed, 4 Jul 2018 07:40:00 EDT
Outdoor Grilling & Food Safety
NBC RIGHT NOW- Independence Day calls for a number of people to be outside having a picnic, barbecuing, and enjoying the nice summer weather Eastern Washington has. But making sure you're handling your food safely can ensure your dishes make it to your table, without the risk of someone getting a foodborne illness. 

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Tue, 3 Jul 2018 19:58:00 EDT
One man's weight loss journey leads him to his wife
RICHLAND: One Richland man has gone above and beyond to turn his life around, and he's a true testimony to 'where there's a will there's a way' In the last 8 years 71-year-old Wayne Osmundson has lost nearly 100 pounds. "I weighed 256 pounds and I said…That has got to stop," said Wayne. "I started getting my weight down and I weighed under 200 pounds." In fact, if you met Wayne 8 years ago, then you probably wouldn't recognize him. "I was wearing ...

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Tue, 3 Jul 2018 16:57:00 EDT
What fireworks are allowed in your City?
PASCO: The 4th of July is right around the corner and many of you have already been out and about buying fireworks, but it's important to know what's allowed and what isn't in your County.   The City of Pasco just recently legalized certain fireworks at their May 21st City council meeting. The City Manager's office says the decision was made so that law enforcement can focus on larger violations on the 4th of July, instead of small-scale fireworks. The owner of the Grigg'...

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Tue, 3 Jul 2018 16:47:00 EDT
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue tours Washington to talk about tariffs
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue made appearances in the Tri-Cities and Yakima on Tuesday.

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Mon, 2 Jul 2018 20:13:00 EDT
River of Fire Changes
COLUMBIA PARK: If you haven't heard already, the Tri-Cities Water Follies is taking over the River of Fire festival -- for the Fourth of July. Partnering with Hapo Community Credit Union, Water Follies is working on what they're calling the *River of Fire celebration.''* Iit'll, of course, be a spectacular night that everyone has grown to love- but from a different location this year. Water Follies Event Coordinator, Kathy Powell says they're calling it the sphere of danger. The f...

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Sat, 30 Jun 2018 20:00:00 EDT
Pasco Fire Department's Hands-On CPR training
PASCO: Every second counts- that's the message the Pasco Fire Department is trying to spread across the Tri-Cities.  If you see someone suffering from a cardiac arrest or hear about it using the new pulse point app; an app that notify you when there is an emergency in your area, then Ben Shearer with the Pasco Fire Department says this could make the make the difference between life or death for someone. "It's really about getting on the chest and pushing about 100 times ...

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Sat, 30 Jun 2018 19:49:00 EDT
Operation Dry Water this weekend
RICHLAND: This weekend deputies are putting an emphasis on drinking and boating as part of a nation-wide campaign called 'Operation Dry Water.' Deputies are in the middle of their 'Operation Dry Water' campaign, reminding you to never operate a boat if you've been drinking. They're hoping this can minimize the number of accidents caused by boating under the influence... So far today, Brett Hansen with the Benton County Sheriff's department says they've seen far le...

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Sat, 30 Jun 2018 19:41:00 EDT
'Families Belong Together' rallies happen across the country
RICHLAND: Fighting for families to stay together; Today thousands of people took part in protests around the country speaking out against President Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy. From coast to coast, thousands gathered Saturday to protest the separation and detention of migrant families at the U.S Mexico border. The protesters are calling for the over two-thousand children still separated from their families to be reunited. Carrying signs and chanting through the street...

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Sat, 30 Jun 2018 19:29:00 EDT
Woman killed by train after driving onto the tracks
FINLEY: A tragedy on the train tracks. Benton county Sheriffs Deputies are investigating after a woman's car was hit by a train...killing her at the scene. It happened early this morning around 12:30 a.m on Sr. 397 and East Perkins Road in Finley. Dan Korten with the Sheriffs office tell us the railroad crossing arms were down and the lights were flashing. They believe the woman tried to drive around the crossing arms when her car got stuck. The train then smashed into the woman's...

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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 21:49:00 EDT
Hometown Proud and Fun: Pasco
For this week's Hometown Proud and Fun, we visited our neighbor just over the water - Pasco! 

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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:56:00 EDT
Eastbound lane closures to cause delays between North Bend and Snoqualmie Pass
It’s a busy travel weekend across the state and drivers traveling eastbound on Friday and westbound on Sunday will experience delays on Interstate 90 between North Bend and Snoqualmie Pass.

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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:32:00 EDT
CRIME STOPPERS: Patrick M. Bargewell
Kennewick Police and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are looking for a Patrick M. Bargewell. 

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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 07:23:00 EDT
Pasco police investigating after shooting victim found overnight
Pasco Police are searching for someone possibly involved in a shooting near the Loyalty Inn Thursday night. 

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 21:35:00 EDT
Old barn in Dayton restored to former glory
You might remember a series of stories we've done about a dynamic duo in Washington working to restore historical structures. 

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:53:00 EDT
At least 5 people dead in Annapolis, Maryland newspaper shooting
Multiple people have been shot at The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:49:00 EDT
Three arrested for illegal marijuana grows in Franklin County
Two Pasco men and one Kennewick woman were arrested on Thursday for running illegal marijuana grows. 

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 14:45:00 EDT
CRIME STOPPERS: Samuel T. Mendoza
Kennewick Police and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are looking for a Samuel T. Mendoza. 

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:22:00 EDT
Montecito Fire is 80-90% contained, level 2 evacuations lifted
The Montecito Fire burning near SR 22 is at 80-90% containment as of early Thursday morning.

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 21:47:00 EDT
Tri-Cities unites for "Operation Zoey"
Little Zoey Lorenz has seen a lot in her three short months of life. 

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:57:00 EDT
Several people arrested near Mesa in immigrant operation, FCSO says
On the morning of June 27, 2018, Immigrations Officials conducted an operation in the Basin City area, just west of Mesa. 

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:07:00 EDT
Mosquitoes in Benton County test positive for West Nile virus
Mosquitoes recently collected in Benton County have tested positive for West Nile virus. 

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:50:00 EDT
Richland announces unanticipated road closure at Columbia Park Trail
The City of Richland says that while work continues on the Queensgate Drive Improvement Projects in Richland, a portion of Columbia Park Trail will be closed to daytime traffic. 

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:40:00 EDT
19-year-old dead after vehicle rollover near Prosser
On Wednesday, June 27 at about 6:40 a.m., Washington State Patrol responded to a single vehicle fatal rollover 6 miles east of Prosser on westbound I-82. 

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 17:56:00 EDT
Stolen property recovered after vehicle fires; suspect at large
On Tuesday, June 26 at about 2 a.m., deputies responded to a vehicle fire at Webber Canyon Road and Henson Road. 

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 06:47:00 EDT
Walla Walla man arrested after standoff Tuesday night
The Walla Walla Police SWAT team arrested a man overnight on Tuesday after a standoff.

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 03:59:00 EDT
Richland police search for overnight armed robbery suspects
Richland police are looking for two people after they robbed a gas station at gunpoint Tuesday night. 

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Tue, 26 Jun 2018 21:25:00 EDT
Local man with cerebral palsy designs and sells t-shirts
The Bling Wheelman: that's what some call him, and he's on a mission to sell t-shirts despite being diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

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Tue, 26 Jun 2018 20:30:00 EDT
Former Kennewick superintendent pleads guilty to attempted child sex trafficking
A former Kennewick school superintendent accused of arranging to have sex with two teenage girls at a Richland motel pleaded guilty this afternoon.

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Mon, 25 Jun 2018 21:50:00 EDT
Walla Walla PD arrests wanted shooting suspect
Walla Walla Police are seeking help from the public in locating 28-year-old Mikhail "Micky" Takele of Walla Walla.

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Mon, 25 Jun 2018 21:28:00 EDT
Radioactive sludge being removed from near Columbia River
The U.S. Department of Energy along with its contractors have begun removing radioactive sludge stored near the Columbia River.  

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Mon, 25 Jun 2018 21:03:00 EDT
Supreme Court grants appeal in Arlene's Flowers case, erasing ruling
Governor Jay Inslee gave the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision to grant the appeal of a Richland florist who was fined for refusing to sell flowers to a gay couple.

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Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:02:00 EDT
Tri-Cities Airport awarded $10 million in federal grants
The Tri-Cities Airport was awarded more than $10 million in grant money from the US Department of Transportation.

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Sun, 24 Jun 2018 23:07:00 EDT
Police looking for arsonists who caused fire behind a Kennewick restaurant
KENNEWICK- Police are looking for two arsonists who started a fire behind Bruchi's Saturday night. Around 11:30 p.m. officers received a call from a woman who said she heard popping noises, like fireworks, go off in the area. When she looked outside she saw two people running away from the parking lot where a fire had started. The Kennewick Fire Department responded and was able to get the fire out before it damaged any structures. If you have any information about the fire call po...

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Sun, 24 Jun 2018 20:27:00 EDT
Kennewick family speaking out about a rare disorder
KENNEWICK: A Tri-Cities family has suffered a great loss, but now they're trying to save lives by telling their story of a rare genetic disorder. The Deleon family has lost two sons because of a disease called Urea Cycle Disorder, and now the mother and daughter are battling this disease. To put the disorder into perspective, we take for granted eating a burger, but if either Robyn or her daughter eat a burger, then that protein can be transformed into dea...

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Sat, 23 Jun 2018 22:08:00 EDT
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Oregon Rep. Greg Walden visit Hermiston
Oregon State Representative Greg Walden and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai made a special visit to Hermiston today. The two meet with several health care clinics within Oregon to talk about health care in rural areas. A lot of the areas that surround us are rural areas, some of which lack accessible health care.  Representative Walden, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the health care clinics in attendance today want to make health care through telecommunications accessible for those who need i...

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:17:00 EDT
State fire assistance mobilized for Easterday Fire
State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Easterday Fire, located approximately 16 miles south of Kennewick in Benton County. 

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:10:00 EDT
Trapper admits to drowning coyote pup captured in Kennewick home
An independent trapper who caught a coyote pup in a Kennewick man's kitchen is under fire after admitting to drowning the pup.

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:04:00 EDT
Milepost 22 fire 50 percent contained
The Milepost Twenty Two Fire is burning in brush and grass near Vantage, Washington just west of the Columbia River.  

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:18:00 EDT
New level III sex offender in Kennewick area
A level III sex offender has moved and is new to the area of Kennewick. 

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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:28:00 EDT
New Life Flight app is saving lives
A new app is helping save lives with the touch of a button. 

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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:49:00 EDT
Tri-City educators awarded $45,000 to improve teaching practices
The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s Partners in Science (Partners) program recently awarded $45,000 to Tri-City area educators. 

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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:27:00 EDT
Fire chief fields unusual questions about ballot measure
Benton County Fire District 4 is asking voters to consider a bond to build and equip a station (including another ambulance) and replace three fire engines that are approaching the end of their usable lives. 

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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:51:00 EDT
State resources called in for fire near Vantage
 State resources were called in to help with the Milepost 22 fire late early Thursday morning. 

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:43:00 EDT
8 people, 6 juveniles arrested after fights in Pasco
Pasco Police officers spent about an hour on Tuesday afternoon, June 19, arresting teens and adults for a persistent series of fights in the area of Sylvester Park (5th/ Nixon), Lourdes ER (4th/ Sylvester), and Volunteer Park (4th/ Nixon). 

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:28:00 EDT
9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge
The 9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge begins Thursday, June 21 through June 24.  

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 18:16:00 EDT
Odors reported in 242-A pump storage room
Two Hanford workers were released back to work after undergoing medical evaluation Friday for odors reported in the 242-A pump storage room airlock. 

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:04:00 EDT
Sheriff's deputies looking for Hermiston Comfort Inn & Suites robber
On Sunday, June 17 at about 1:27 a.m., the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery that had just happened at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Hermiston. 

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:00:00 EDT
Suspects sought after TAJ Mart robbery in Milton-Freewater
On Saturday, June 16 at about 7:58 p.m., the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a cold robbery that had happened earlier that morning at the TAJ Food Mart in Milton-Freewater. 

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:04:00 EDT
Two people hit by trains in Toppenish over the weekend
TOPPENISH- Two people have been hit by trains over the weekend.  At 10:48 Sunday morning, Topenish Police received a call of a train vs. pedestrian in between Buena Way and South Toppenish Ave. Traffic has been blocked off and diverted on Buena Way at South Elm St. as well as Buena Way at Asotin Ave. TPD said the woman is in her 40s and was transported to a hospital nearby in critical condition. Since she was enrolled, Tribal PD will be handling the investigation. Saturday:...

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Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:52:00 EDT
Pasco couple combines their passions through a School of Ballet and Capoeira
A Pasco couple is helping people find their center- through fitness. Kate and Deshawn Robins started a school of Capoeira and Ballet in January called "Find Your Center." If you aren't familiar with Capoeira, it's otherwise known as a form of martial arts. Kate and Deshawn decided to combine both in one studio. Their motivation in doing so- "Both of these art forms are complicated and they both have a lot of history. We both had experiences tha...

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Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:25:00 EDT
Teen hit and killed by train in Toppenish
TOPPENISH, Wash.- A railroad official says one of its trains struck and killed a 17-year-old boy.    BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says the collision occurred at about 8 a.m. Saturday in Toppenish in south-central Washington.    Melonas says the eastbound train with empty grain cars was traveling 47 mph when the crew saw the boy between the rails on the tracks.    He says the crew applied the emergency braking system but failed to stop in time. The b...

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Sat, 16 Jun 2018 17:52:00 EDT
Strides Therapeutic Riding Center participant shares testimony story
Therapy through horses- that's what one organization called Strides is working to do for those with disabilities and veterans. One rider has been apart of the organization for 12 years now and has come a long way since joining the program. Braxton first started riding horses when he was little. His mom, Shandiin Schwensimam, says initially he wouldn't even go near a horse, let alone get on one. 12 years later Braxton is now freely riding by himself. Tori Heckman and Melissa ...

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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 21:19:00 EDT
Longtime shelter cat with diabetes still waits for his "furever" home
Every shelter pet deserves a forever home, no matter how long they've been there. 

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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:35:00 EDT
PSD teachers receive grants from Washington FFA Foundation
Two Pasco School District agricultural science teachers have been selected to receive thousands of dollars in grant money from the state legislature to help advance agricultural science education.

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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:31:00 EDT
Puerto Rican Dust Devils player reflects on state of his home territory
As the Dust Devils season gets underway, one player's thoughts are on his hometown in Puerto Rico after the devastating blow from Hurricane Maria last year. 

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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:48:00 EDT
Two arrested for illicit drug distribution in College Place
On Thursday, June 14, Walla Walla Police Narcotics detectives served a search warrant in the 00 block of SE 3rd Street in College Place. 

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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 02:24:00 EDT
Mechanical issues causes RV to catch fire
KENNEWICK, WA - A RV is destroyed after it caught fire due to mechanical issues.

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 21:45:00 EDT
What's next for the public safety sales tax
$13 million: that's how much money the public safety sales tax has in the bank to help local programs and organizations. But, there's $36 million worth of requests.

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:37:00 EDT
Throwback Thursday: Old Richfield Service Station
For this week's Throwback Thursday, we're heading back to 1943. 

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:03:00 EDT
After Walla Walla rape conviction, more potential victims are encouraged to speak up
A case involving a well-known young man convicted by a jury of rape has the small town of Walla Walla a bit shaken up. 

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:19:00 EDT
Investigation into former fire captain began with Craigslist ad
A former Benton County Fire Captain is spending three years in prison and once released will have ten years of probation and will have to register as a sex offender. 

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:39:00 EDT
Soap Lake fire 100 percent contained, firefighters say
All evacuations for the Soap Lake Fire have been lifted. 

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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:08:00 EDT
BCFD#1 asks voters to consider levy to improve EMS response times
Benton County Fire District #1 is asking voters to consider a levy for emergency medical service (EMS) this fall to improve patient care and ambulance response times. 

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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:58:00 EDT
National Anthem auditions for Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo
Know anyone who can belt out the National Anthem? The Benton Franklin Fair is now accepting video submissions from potential National Anthem singers for this year's event. 

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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:03:00 EDT
DOE begins removal of radioactive sludge stored near Columbia River at Hanford
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) have begun removing highly radioactive sludge from temporary storage near the Columbia River to a more secure long-term storage location near the center of the Hanford site. 

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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:46:00 EDT
DEA leading drug investigation in Kennewick
Agents were on scene early Wednesday morning at a home on East 25th Avenue. 

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Tue, 12 Jun 2018 21:29:00 EDT
How Rebuilding the Mid-Columbia works
Last week, NBC Right Now aired and published a story of a local woman who was disappointed with the home renovation project she received from a local non-profit. 

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Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:17:00 EDT
Tuesday afternoon Zintel Canyon fire quickly put out
Firefighters are keeping an eye on Zintel Canyon in Kennewick tonight after a fire there just a few hours ago. 

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Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:44:00 EDT
Tri-Cities Cancer Center welcomes new director of marketing and business development
The Tri-Cities Cancer Center is pleased to welcome Ken Gamboa as their new Director of Marketing and Business Development. 

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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:03:00 EDT
Port, City of Pasco and Tri-Cities Public Market Foundation release survey
Is the Tri-Cities ripe for a vibrant, year-round marketplace that serves both locals and tourists, in the same way that the iconic Pike Place Market in Seattle or the Pybus Market in Wenatchee delight thousands of patrons each year? 

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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 17:07:00 EDT
Richland School District's free summer meals program
The Richland School District will be offering a free summer meals program for any child 18 and younger at five different sites this summer.

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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:30:00 EDT
City of Kennewick accepting summer 2018 Yard of the Season nominations
The City of Kennewick is asking for nominations for the summer 2018 "Yard of the Season."

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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:39:00 EDT
Crews respond to brush fire in Burbank
It started around 5 a.m. Monday morning, off of Dodd road, near Lewis and Clark highway.

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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:15:00 EDT
Fatal crash closes part of I-90
According to Washington State Patrol, it happened at about 11 p.m. Sunday night. 

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Fri, 8 Jun 2018 20:15:00 EDT
Farmer's market season kicks off with start of summer
With the start of summer comes one of our all-time favorites: farmer's markets are back!

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Fri, 8 Jun 2018 19:17:00 EDT
More than 80 WA and OR Korean War vets receive medals
Today was a special day for Korean War veterans living in Washington and Oregon. 

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Fri, 8 Jun 2018 17:28:00 EDT
Suicidal man sniped by police was convicted felon, deputies say
A man is dead after a standoff and hostage situation in Benton City ended after the suspect was shot by a law enforcement sniper. 

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Thu, 7 Jun 2018 20:18:00 EDT
Walla Walla man arrested for felony harassment after domestic violence incident
On June 7 at about 2:00 p.m., Walla Walla Police officers responded to a house in the 100 block of Merriam Street for a report of domestic violence.

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Thu, 7 Jun 2018 17:18:00 EDT
Kennewick couple to serve 5 days on work crew for $12,000 attempted insurance fraud
34-year-old Colby D. Getchell and 33-year-old Jessica C. Getchell, both of Kennewick, pleaded guilty to one count each of attempting to file a false insurance claim, a gross misdemeanor, in Benton County Superior Court on May 31. 

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Thu, 7 Jun 2018 17:10:00 EDT
McMorris Rodgers secures Mill Creek project study for Walla Walla community
This morning, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers received a call from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget announcing news that $500,000 for the Mill Creek Project study has been included in next year's work plan.

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Thu, 7 Jun 2018 16:28:00 EDT
A dream come true? Playground of Dreams prepares for a big upgrade
With the weather warming up, one of our area's greatest attractions is in need of some repairs. 

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Wed, 6 Jun 2018 21:26:00 EDT
Two Kamiakin students barred from wearing military cords at graduation
Two Kamiakin students are speaking out about not being able to wear military cords at graduation.

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Wed, 6 Jun 2018 20:19:00 EDT
KID asks residents to report gopher holes; avoid canal breaks
The Kennewick Irrigation District has a nemesis, and it's got four legs, a tail, and does a lot of digging: gophers. 

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Wed, 6 Jun 2018 20:04:00 EDT
Local water rescue owner warns against swimming without a life jacket
The weather is warmer, and that means boaters, swimmers and paddle boarders are out in full force. 

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Wed, 6 Jun 2018 14:59:00 EDT
College Place teen organizes fundraiser for December's Cops & Kids program
Christmas came early in May when $848 was raised for the Cops & Kids shopping event scheduled for December this year. 

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:57:00 EDT
Two suspects at large after fatal shooting Thursday morning
Two suspects are being sought after a man was fatally shot Thursday morning while on H Street in Yakima. 

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