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Tri-Cities News

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:20:00 EST
Local food bank receives $34,500 from Walla Walla Valley Wineries, businesses
The Barrel Full of Money fundraiser broke its own record again this holiday season, as more than 60 Walla Walla Valley wineries, area businesses and non-profit organizations teamed up to raise a monumental amount of money for the Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:14:00 EST
Tipsy Taxi: a free service that gets you home during the holidays
The holidays are notorious for parties, and parties can sometimes lead to poor choices...like drinking and driving. 

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:14:00 EST
Chemical vapor lawsuit delayed again
Trial in a federal court lawsuit over chemical vapors on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has been delayed again.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:54:00 EST
Man arrested for threatening to shoot homes, his girlfriend, and himself
A 39-year-old man is facing felony harassment charges after threatening to kill his girlfriend, then himself.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:41:00 EST
Armed and dangerous suspect arrested after Milton-Freewater robbery
The 27-year-old man accused of robbing the first stop mart in Milton-Freewater is sitting behind bars.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:06:00 EST
Parent company of Jose Cuervo buys Pendleton Whisky
The Pendleton Round-Up's branded whisky has been sold to a Mexican liquor conglomerate for $205 million.

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:36:00 EST
Stop Work order called Dec. 13, contamination source being investigated
A Stop Work was called yesterday at the Plutonium Finishing Plant demolition project at Hanford as a result of elevated radiation levels detected by air samplers worn by six workers conducting the demolition activities. 

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:29:00 EST
Mid-Columbia Partnership student team headed to state FIRST LEGO League tournament
A seven-student team from Mid-Columbia Partnership recently qualified for the state FIRST LEGO League tournament on January 13 in Cheney. 

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:50:00 EST
Weapons complaint leads to officer involved shooting, arrest of convicted felon
Officers and CAT Detectives responded to a disturbance with weapons involved and a possible shooting. 

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:23:00 EST
Traffic crime leads to major bust in Hermiston
On December 13th, 2017, around 1 a.m., a Hermiston Police officer tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation near the intersection of South 1st Street and West Highland Avenue.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:47:00 EST
Two-vehicle crash takes life of Bend man in Deschutes County
OSP is asking for the public's assistance with the investigation that killed a Bend man last week. 

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:37:00 EST
Multi-phase project planned for Vista Field site in Kennewick
Tonight, the Port of Kennewick presented the final plans for the Vista Field site to the Kennewick City Council. 

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:56:00 EST
Public comment period for Class 3 Permit Modification to Hanford Dangerous Waste Permit
The U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operations Office is holding a 60-day public comment period from November 27, 2017, to January 31, 2018, for a Class 3 Permit Modification to the Hanford Dangerous Waste Permit. 

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:06:00 EST
Pasco Police awarded grant for four new officers
The 'problem focus area' is listed as 'other violent crime problem.' 

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:35:00 EST
O Christmas Tree Slideshow 2017
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches! Check out our ho ho holiday slideshow to see the wide assortment of Christmas trees that are decorating our community's homes this holiday season.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:24:00 EST
Steve Young steps down as Kennewick mayor
There are no more city council meetings scheduled in 2017. A new mayor will be selected in January by the council.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:32:00 EST
Walla Walla Police detectives work with Umatilla Co. Sheriff’s deputies to serve search warrant
On December 13th, 2017, Walla Walla Police detectives assisted Umatilla County Sheriff’s deputies in obtaining and serving a search warrant in the 800 block of Pleasant Street early this morning. 

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:52:00 EST
Three detained after officer-involved shooting
Three suspects have been detained after an officer-involved shooting in Kennewick.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:42:00 EST
Hermiston High School to open new parking lot
Hermiston High School will be adding a new parking lot on January 2, 2018.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:10:00 EST
Oregon law enforcement looking for drunk and distracted drivers during the holidays
Umatilla County Sheriff's Deputies will be teaming up with other agencies and doing extra patrols during Christmas and New Years. 

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:23:00 EST
How you can file a claim and become a part of the Wells Fargo settlement
You may have already received the notice in the mail. 

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:49:00 EST
"The Loud Crowd" brings cheer to Kadlec through caroling
As we get closer to Christmas, many people are spreading their holiday cheer...like "The Loud Crowd." 

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:54:00 EST
Team designs new filter to improve Vit Plant safety
A team of engineers from Bechtel National Inc. and the Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection joined industry and academia experts to develop a first-of-a-kind high-efficiency particulate air filter for the Hanford Vit Plant. 

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:37:00 EST
21-year-old Hermiston man arrested with dealer quantities of several drugs
On Monday, December 10th, 2017, Umatilla County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Rankin arrested 21-year-old Eric D. Sommerville of Hermiston on a warrant for Failure to Appear on a previous drug case.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:49:00 EST
Dialed In: Prosser mother shares her experiences as a grieving parent
This Christmas will be Kimberly Starr's third without her youngest son. Her teenage boy, Tom, died by suicide in March of 2015. 

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:50:00 EST
Local kids cope with Autism through hockey
PASCO- Like many other young hockey players, 8 year old Carter Tobias throws on his jersey... laces his skates up tight... then hits the ice. at the other end... Carter's teammate-- James Wheeler. A minder of nets and swatter of pucks.      together, carter and James play for the Rustic Barrel Eagles-- a 9 and 10 year old team from the Tri-Cities. As teammates they battle through the rigors of practice... while also facing a bigger challenge. James the goalie has Asper...

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:51:00 EST
River View High School runs campaign to try and end swearing in school
FINLEY- Between music, television, and movies, curse words have made their way into everyday language. Many kids today have become desensitized and don't think anything of the words they use. Teachers have seen this become a big problem in schools. So to fight it, River View High School in Finley is taking a different approach to cleaning up students language. The Care Don't Swear Campaign started in November after staff decided to take action. Principal Chris Davis then p...

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:51:00 EST
Homeowner helps police catch vehicle prowl suspect
A 23-year-old man is being held on a 72 hour investigative hold for a vehicle prowl. 

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:45:00 EST
Kennewick Police investigating early morning accidental shooting
Kennewick Police are investigating an accidental shooting

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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:12:00 EST
Two puppies dead after shed fire in Pasco
PASCO,WA.-- Pasco Fire and Pasco Police were called out to South Sycamore Avenue on Saturday afternoon for a shed fire. 

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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:03:00 EST
Man loses dog, cat, and home in fire
KENNEWICK, WA.-- A mobile home fire on E Finley Road came to a tragic end after a man lost his dog, his cat, and his home.  

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Fri, 8 Dec 2017 21:38:00 EST
Hundreds of volunteers build over 1,500 bikes for local underprivileged kids
Hundreds of volunteers turned out this afternoon to the Benton County Fairgrounds for the annual Bikes For Tykes program, put on by a local union. 

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Fri, 8 Dec 2017 20:55:00 EST
More local crews going to California to help battle wildfires
More of our local firefighters are heading down to California to help out with the fires.

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Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:54:00 EST
FAQs regarding City of Pasco's elimination of fingerprinting for transportation companies
The City of Pasco has been fielding a number of calls this week regarding the City Council's decision at the December 4 meeting to eliminate the fingerprint requirements for Transportation Network Companies, such as Uber and Lyft. 

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Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:23:00 EST
Late night stabbing sends man to hospital
One man is at the hospital and another in custody after a stabbing in Pasco.

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Fri, 8 Dec 2017 09:05:00 EST
Walla Walla Detective and FBI search homes for investigation
Walla Walla Police Detectives and the FBI are working together to investigate a case involving child pornography.

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Thu, 7 Dec 2017 21:49:00 EST
Mail theft reported in Mattawa
Grant County sheriff’s deputies have received reports of mail thefts happening in areas south of Mattawa. 

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Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:38:00 EST
Pasco man sentenced to 180 months in prison for meth distribution
Joseph H. Harrington, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that 39-year-old Jesus Torres of Pasco, Washington, was sentenced on two counts of distribution and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. 

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Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:30:00 EST
First degree murder charges dropped against former Pasco police officer Richard Aguirre
On December 6th, 2017, first degree murder charges were dropped against former Pasco Police Officer Richard Aguirre.

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Thu, 7 Dec 2017 06:43:00 EST
Man resists arrest after hit & run and DUI in Kennewick
A 28-year-old man is facing several charges after reckless driving complaint.

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Thu, 7 Dec 2017 06:18:00 EST
Hermiston man arrested for sexually assaulting multiple victims
A 36-year-old Hermiston man is behind bars after a month long investigation.

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Thu, 7 Dec 2017 06:00:00 EST
Pasco Police seize marijuana from package
Pasco Police seized about seven pounds of marijuana from a package on Wednesday. 

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Wed, 6 Dec 2017 20:53:00 EST
Local credit card PINs are being stolen, cards cloned by thieves
Most of us are swiping our cards a lot more now that the holidays are well underway, which is why we want to want to warn you of yet another credit card scam. 

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Wed, 6 Dec 2017 20:49:00 EST
Richland Police investigating attempted luring of middle school student
Richland Police are investigating an attempted luring case that happened Monday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. 

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Wed, 6 Dec 2017 16:40:00 EST
Walla Walla elementary student suspended after threat to bring gun to school
Late Tuesday afternoon, a student at Prospect Point Elementary was suspended after school officials became aware of a threat they had made towards two other students where they mentioned "bringing a gun to school the following day." 

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Wed, 6 Dec 2017 15:25:00 EST
28-year-old Granger bank robbery suspect linked to Kennewick robbery
The suspect accused of robbing the U.S. Bank in Granger for a second time is sitting in a Yakima County Jail cell tonight. 

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017 20:23:00 EST
Ways you can help local families in need this holiday season
People have been messaging us recently about where they can donate to help give families in need a good holiday season this year. 

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017 17:31:00 EST
Newhouse praises Interior decision to maintain Hanford Reach National Monument
Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after U.S. Secretary of U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke released the final report outlining recommendations he made to the President on some national monument designations under the Antiquities Act. 

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017 17:11:00 EST
Coats For Kids school challenge winner announced
Every year, local elementary schools team up to hold their own Coats For Kids collections, challenging one another to see who can collect the most coats. 

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017 14:17:00 EST
Richland High School wins state football title
The Bombers football team has been the talk of the town for a while now. 

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:55:00 EST
Pasco City Council votes to approve Uber
People in Pasco will soon be able to use Uber.

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017 10:30:00 EST
Possible suspect arrested in armed robbery
A 21-year-old man is being held on a 72 hour investigative hold for identity theft and fraud.

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017 10:22:00 EST
Student suspended for making list of other students
A Connell High School student has been suspended for making a list of students they hated or didn't like.

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017 07:12:00 EST
Deputies investigating after finding person with gunshot wound
Deputies in Benton County are looking into a death investigation.

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Mon, 4 Dec 2017 19:00:00 EST
Keep your home safe this holiday season
TRI-CITIES- During the holiday season police departments see a spike in home burglaries. Thieves know that the closer it gets to Christmas the more likely your home will have lots of goods inside. So how can you be sure your home is protected? The first thing is as simple as locking your doors and windows. By doing so you can stop one-third of break-ins.  And it's a common myth that burglars strike during the evening or in the dark. But in reality, burglars strike during ...

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Mon, 4 Dec 2017 11:09:00 EST
Victim helps police arrest armed robbery suspects
Two armed robbery suspects are in custody after a victim helped police catch them.

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Mon, 4 Dec 2017 10:07:00 EST
Man arrested for threatening children
A Kennewick man is facing charges after threatening to kill children.

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Sun, 3 Dec 2017 23:46:00 EST
Heart transplant recipient meets donor's family
KENNEWICK, WA.-- Steve Arbogast has never been a stranger to the cardiologist. However, it wasn't until 2006 that he was rushed to the hospital so doctors could put a defibrillator in. But, as Steve and his team of doctors learned, the worst was yet to come.  

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