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Tri-Cities News

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 21:48:00 EDT
Four fires start within a half hour of each other along Queensgate exit
RICHLAND, WA- Four fires sparked near the Queensgate exits Sunday afternoon. Duty Chief Scott Hawley with Benton County Fire District 2 said they all sparked within thirty minutes of each other starting at 1:30 p.m. The fires stretched from the 3B exit and up I-182 and caused one lane of the highway to be shut down. Multiple agencies had to be called in since there were several of them. Hawley said that wind probably played a factor in the spreading of the fires. Combined, roug...

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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 21:19:00 EDT
Man dies after car goes off road and hits rock wall in ditch
KENNEWICK, WA- A man was found dead Sunday morning after his car went down into a ditch and hit a rock wall. The Benton County Sheriff's Office said it happened in the area of Badger Road and South Webber Canyon Road. 41-year-old Paul S. Samson had been driving southbound on Webber Canyon Road when he drifted off the edge of the roadway, went down into a ditch, and hit the rock wall embankment head on.  Samson died at the scene. Deputies said the airbags were deployed and that...

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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 21:56:00 EDT
Tree branch falls and kills woman during Renaissance Faire
KENNEWICK, WA- A woman is dead after a tree branch fell onto her at the Ye Merrie Greenwood Renaissance Faire Saturday. Around 2:46 p.m. witnesses say they saw 37-year-old Stephanie L. Judd and her son were sitting on a bench under the tree when her son heard something snap. He got up and within seconds the limb broke free and fell down onto Judd. One witness explained the sound as like a propane tank exploding. People rushed to help and went to pull the branch off of her. Witn...

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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 01:29:00 EDT
SWX High School Football - Game of the Week Scores 9-21-18
SWX Game of the Week Scores 9-21-18

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Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:25:00 EDT
Southridge football team's female kicker makes varsity debut
Natalie James went out for the Southridge Suns football team this past May. She was messing around on the gridiron at a regional track meet held at Kennewick High School earlier this spring and their track coach noticed her. 

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 21:05:00 EDT
US Army Corps Walla Walla District deploys engineer to help in Florence efforts
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District deployed a military civil engineer to Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:28:00 EDT
After overseas giraffe attack, Hermiston man rushes to recovering family
A Hermiston man has spent most of his time at a hospital in South Africa this month after his daughter and grandson were trampled by a giraffe on September 3. 

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:29:00 EDT
Former Pasco pastor sentenced for attempted rape of a child
A Washington father and former pastor entangled in a child sex sting has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. 

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Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:58:00 EDT
#Metoo movement sparks changes for local businesses
KENNEWICK: The #metro movement spread virally in October 2017 as a hashtag used on social media -- hashtag me too. The movement is bringing awareness to sexual assault and harassment cases -- especially in the workplace It led to many High-Profile cases that have been making headlines for months, and that's encouraged even more people to come forward with their own stories. Every week it seems as though there's a new case to report on, so now -- there seems to be some changes with h...

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Wed, 12 Sep 2018 20:54:00 EDT
4th Zintel Canyon fire sparks since August 30
It's been a summer of fires in Kennewick's Zintel Canyon, and now residents are wondering what's starting them.

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Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:51:00 EDT
Kennewick Fire Dept. awarded $2.3M SAFER grant for more firefighters
Kennewick Professional Firefighters announced on their Facebook page that the Kennewick Fire Department is one of the recipients of the SAFER Grant through FEMA. 

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Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:38:00 EDT
Health District says avoid contact with Moses Lake amid high toxin levels
Grant County Health District took samples on Monday September 17th to test for the spread of blue-green algae in Moses Lake. 

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Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:32:00 EDT
Long-time dancer and performer keeps on moving by teaching fitness classes at nearly 80 years old
KENNEWICK, WA- In her nearly 80 years of life, Shelagh Moore has spent a majority of it out on the dance floor. Born and raised in England, Moore began dancing at 4 years old. At 16, she started what would become a 50 year career in dance. Thirty of those years would be spent as a professional performer. During that time she would travel throughout London, Spain, and even to Paris where she performed at the famous Moulin Rouge.  "They were auditioning for dancers in Paris,...

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Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:12:00 EDT
17-year-old recovering after crashing into back of bus in Pasco
A 17-year-old is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after driving their Honda Civic into the back of a Pasco School District bus on Wednesday afternoon. 

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Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:59:00 EDT
CRIME STOPPERS: Dustin Edward Kuykendall
Kennewick Police and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are looking for a 40-year-old Dustin Edward Kuykendall. 

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Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:47:00 EDT
Business Spotlight: Vida Health Bar
Three millennials with a vision of a healthier community have opened up one of Yakima's only health bars. 

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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:51:00 EDT
911 call audio, narrative released in Walla Walla officer-involved shooting
The deceased subject was identified as Christopher Adam Borland, age 40 of Walla Walla

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:34:00 EDT
WATCH LIVE at 6 p.m.: Town hall event with McMorris Rodgers, Brown
Wednesday night KHQ and the Spokesman Review will host a town hall candidate forum with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the top ranking female GOP member in the house, and her democratic rival, former state Sen. Lisa Brown.  

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:21:00 EDT
CDC says nasal spray is back for this year's flu season
WASHINGTON: It's barely pumpkin latte season and already signs are up advertising *flu* shots! One vaccine that's been off the market for a couple years is back this year. Two years ago the nasal spray vaccine was taken off the market because the Center for Disease Control said it was no longer effective for that particular flu season. For those who tend to get a little needle frantic, the CDC now says this year's nasal spray vaccine should be effective for this year's flu strain. I...

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:22:00 EDT
National Alpaca Farm Days at Sage Bluff Alpacas in Prosser
To celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days, Sage Bluff Alpacas in Prosser will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30. 

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:03:00 EDT
Finley school partners with BCSO for voter registration drive
In celebration of National Voter Registration Day, River View High School in Finley is partnering with the Benton County Sheriff’s Department to host a Voter Registration Drive at the school from 8:00 AM to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25.  

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:54:00 EDT
20-year-old man arrested for allegedly injuring 3-year-old in Kennewick
A 20-year-old man is in jail Wednesday after allegedly assaulting a 3-year-old and injuring their head and face.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:35:00 EDT
Hanford emergency siren drill planned for Thursday, Sept. 20
Emergency sirens will be activated on Thursday, September 20 for an emergency drill on the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:31:00 EDT
'Evening of Hope' sheds light on homelessness & addiction in Yakima
Yakima's Union Gospel Mission kicks off their annual Evening of Hope event with homelessness and addiction in the spotlight. 

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:14:00 EDT
Andrew Tate easily wins Bill Muncey Cup final in San Diego
The final for the 54th annual HomeStreet Bank San Diego Bayfair was won by Andrew Tate driving the U-9 Delta/Realtrac with five-lap final average speed of 143.605 mph on Mission Bay’s 2-1/2 mile racecourse. 

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:24:00 EDT
Kennewick para educators rally for higher wages
KENNEWICK: Educators across Washington Sate have been rallying for higher wages for a while now. Some districts have come to a decision, but others are still in the negotiation stage  Today Kennewick para educators, cashiers and licensed nurse practitioners rally outside the Kennewick administration building for their third bargaining session this summer. Para Educators we talked with today say paras are really the first-responders to the teachers, therefore, it's important t...

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:17:00 EDT
Gas leak in Boardman cleaned up in half hour
At 11:47 a.m. today, the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call reporting that a worker had hit a pressurized natural gas line. 

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:05:00 EDT
Benton-Franklin Health District hosts youth suicide prevention summit
KENNEWICK: it's a sad reality, but in the last year the Tri-Cities community has lost 25 people to suicide. Local health experts are trying to get a handle on this problem. 12 of those 25 people who died from suicide were kids and young adults between the ages of 10 and 24. That's why a room full of medical clinicians, local organizations and school nurses join together to talk suicide prevention at a summit Tuesday morning. Local health experts we talked to say young people commi...

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:20:00 EDT
Motorcyclist injured after colliding with school bus in Pasco
A motorcyclist is in critical condition after driving into the back of a Pasco School District school bus. 

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:12:00 EDT
Kennewick Police searching for people who burglarized and trashed a food truck
Kennewick Police are investigating a burglary at Taco Zone where they took items and vandalized it, cutting wires and damaging appliances.

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Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:52:00 EDT
Former Chiawana security guard formally charged with sexual misconduct
Two men who were previously employed with the Pasco School District are currently suspects in separate allegations of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor in the First Degree. 

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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:33:00 EDT
3 arrested, 1 injured after shooting at Pasco front yard dispute
One woman is recovering from a non-life threatening injury after a shooting occurred at a large fight in the 1900 block of 19th Drive. 

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Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:12:00 EDT
Suspected shooter found dead in field, victim suffers non-life threatening injuries
PASCO, WA- One person is dead and another injured after a shooting in east Pasco Saturday night.  Around 7:30 Saturday night, Pasco Police started receiving reports of shots being fired in the area of Fortaleza Lane and Luna Dr in east Pasco. One caller said his neighbor was shooting at him. When officers arrived on scene they found a female in the front yard of her neighbor's house. She had been shot with a serious but non-life threatening injury. Officers rendered aid unt...

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Sun, 16 Sep 2018 01:15:00 EDT
Police catch burglary suspect after two hour search
KENNEWICK, WA- Police arrested a burglary suspect after searching for him for two hours Saturday night. Police originally received a call around 7 p.m. after a homeowner in the area of W 22nd Ave spotted an suspicious male in their backyard. Officers later spotted the male at W 20th Ave where he was burglarizing the home. When the suspect noticed officers he took off on foot and ran through the residential area. For about two hours Kennewick police searched for the suspect in t...

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Sat, 15 Sep 2018 19:00:00 EDT
WSP says speed was a factor in fatal motorcycle crash in Pasco
PASCO, WA- One man is dead after crashing his motorcycle in Pasco Saturday morning.  It happened at 8:00 a.m. on I-182 at the Road 68 on-ramp. Washington State Patrol said 43-year-old Otoniel Gomez-Gamero was driving eastbound when he lost control of his bike and crashed.  Gomez-Gamero was transported to Kadlec Regional Medical Center before he was later pronounced dead.  WSP's investigation found that speed played a factor in the crash and that drugs or alcohol...

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Fri, 14 Sep 2018 21:10:00 EDT
SWX High School Football - Game of the Week Scores 9-14-18
SWX Game of the Week Scores 9-14-18Kennewick HermistonKamiakin HanfordRichland SunnysideWalla Walla ChiawanaPasco SouthridgeSelah DavisNorthwest Christian Tri-Cities PrepKiona-Benton RiverviewNaches Valley ZillahHighland GrangerEisenhower Cour d' AleneKittitas Columbia

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Fri, 14 Sep 2018 22:48:00 EDT
WA Wine Foundation donates $15,000 to NW Immigrant Rights Project
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation presented a check for $15,000 to the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project at an event held in Benton City yesterday. 

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Fri, 14 Sep 2018 18:32:00 EDT
Energy Northwest employee to receive agency lifesaving award
Cathey Anderson, Energy Northwest occupational health supervisor and registered nurse, will receive an agency lifesaving award Monday, September 17, at 9 a.m. during an all-employee meeting at Columbia Generating Station. 

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Fri, 14 Sep 2018 18:14:00 EDT
UCSO investigates alleged threat to Milton-Freewater school
On Thursday evening, September 13, Umatilla County Sheriff deputies were investigating an assault complaint in the Milton-Freewater area involving high school-aged boys.

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Fri, 14 Sep 2018 17:54:00 EDT
ESD 123 to host yearlong rotation of art displays
Each year, cultural and education communities come together to celebrate the power of arts in education to transform our communities, schools, teaching, and learning. 

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Fri, 14 Sep 2018 10:10:00 EDT
Crash closes 1 lane of I-82 near Coffin Road
UPDATE: All lanes on I-82 are back open. -  A crash on I-82 westbound at milepost 122, 10 miles west of the Oregon State line is backing up traffic in the area of Coffin Road.

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Thu, 6 Sep 2018 06:49:00 EDT
Kennewick PD serves search warrant in neighborhood of hit and run
Kennewick Police Department served a search warrant today at a home in the neighborhood where 17-year-old Kyle Marboe was allegedly hit and run in the Wednesday evening on September 5.

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Thu, 13 Sep 2018 21:28:00 EDT
Former WSU Quarterback Ryan Leaf speaks at Southridge High School
KENNEWICK,WA - Former WSU quarterback Ryan Leaf, selected second overall in the 1998 NFL draft, gave a speech at Southridge High School on Thursday morning. Leaf was sentenced to prison in 2012 after breaking into a house in Great Falls, Montana, and stealing prescription painkillers. He served 32 months, during which time he was able to get sober and found a new found passion for helping people. "It actually was the perfect example of being in a terrible place and circumsta...

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Thu, 13 Sep 2018 21:18:00 EDT
New youth cafe in Prosser invites public to ribbon cutting
The Sharehouse Youth Café is celebrating its grand opening on Wednesday, October 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and invites the community to tour the facility and meet the staff.  

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Thu, 13 Sep 2018 20:34:00 EDT
Donations pouring in for Petey the pit bull puppy
 Petey a badly injured pit bull puppy was rescued off of Rupert road in West Richland and is getting a ton of support from strangers all over. 

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Thu, 13 Sep 2018 20:35:00 EDT
Naked woman vandalizes statue in local church
A woman went into St. Patrick Catholic in Pasco and destroyed a Virgin Mary statue.

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Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:09:00 EDT
Health district hosts youth suicide prevention summit
Twelve young people have died by suicide in Benton and Franklin Counties since the beginning of 2017. 

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Wed, 12 Sep 2018 20:39:00 EDT
Myriad Genetics helps patients find their depression medication faster
WASHINGTON: Mental health is talked about a lot these days. In fact, one in five people in the U.S are clinically depressed. Now a national company is working to help people get better, faster- and it's called "Myriad Genetic Response." When a patient first approaches their primary care doctor with depression, they're usually prescribed a medication based on medical history, symptoms or family history. However, usually there's a trial and error period. Each each drug can ...

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Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:45:00 EDT
Local impact of U.S.-Mexico trade Agreement
 President Trump announced this past August a new preliminary agreement between the U.S. and Mexico called the United States Mexico Trade Agreement. The agreement still needs to be approved by congress but here locally Mexico is one of Washington's top markets for apples and pears

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Thu, 13 Sep 2018 04:26:00 EDT
Pasco School District creating naming committee for two new schools
Pasco School District is seeking community members, parents, and district employees to serve on a Naming Committee that will recommend a list of school names to the Board of Directors from those that have been submitted by the public.

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Wed, 12 Sep 2018 20:44:00 EDT
Doctors practice surgery in a laboratory on wheels
Today at the Sign Conference Doctors from Africa, Asia and the Middle East came together right here in Richland to learn about new techniques and skills in the medical field. 

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Wed, 12 Sep 2018 20:38:00 EDT
Local woman shares her experiences with leukemia
Every three minutes in the United States somebody is diagnosed with a blood cancer. 

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Wed, 12 Sep 2018 20:12:00 EDT
Senate passes package with investments for vets, Hanford, PNNL, and WA families
Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray announced that Congress has come together to reject President Trump’s proposed cuts to a number of Washington state priorities.

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Wed, 12 Sep 2018 20:00:00 EDT
No one injured after car flips into canal near Prosser
On Wednesday morning, West Benton Fire Rescue responded to a car accident off of County Route 12. 

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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 22:54:00 EDT
Military vehicle drives off cliff, four injured
KITTITAS COUNTY, WA-  A military exercise early Saturday morning sent four men to the hospital after their Stryker went over a 25 foot cliff.  Washington State Patrol said the military vehicle was headed along the south side of I-90 around 4:30 a.m. on a dirt road. The driver, 22-year-old Chance Kennen, didn't see the cliff up ahead and ended up going over. The Stryker landed on its front, facing the ground with its wheels against the cliff. Kennen was taken Harb...

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 21:28:00 EDT
Smart house at the Central Washington State Fair
If don't have any plans for the weekend yet, there's no need to worry, the Central Washington State Fair has started. 

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 21:09:00 EDT
Parent-to-Parent Academy looks forward to second successful year, YSD says
Washington Middle School is offering a four-week Parent-to-Parent Academy for a second consecutive year. 

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