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Death of dairy worker may lead to more regulations

YAKIMA — The investigation into the death of a Mabton dairy worker who drowned in a manure pit shows the man had drugs in his system.

Date: 12/01/2015 | Northwest

Kennewick stepdad suspected of abusing baby

KENNEWICK — Authorities have arrested a Kennewick man on suspicion of abusing his infant stepson.KNDO-TV reported that Zak Wilding was arrested Sunday and booked into the Benton County Jail.

Date: 11/24/2015 | Northwest

Jurors deliberate fate of man accused of killing 3 from Pasco

KENNEWICK — Jurors are deliberating the fate of an Umatilla man accused of fatally shooting three people in a Benton County orchard.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest

Chromium cleanup nearly finished at Columbia River site

KENNEWICK — Workers have removed about 129 tons of concentrated chromium form the soil along Washington State’s Columbia River.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest

Teens charged in great-grandmother kidnapping in Kennewick

KENNEWICK — Prosecutors have charged three Washington teens in connection with the kidnapping of an elderly woman who was stuffed in the trunk of her car and driven more than 200 miles to a Walmart near Portland.

Date: 11/11/2015 | Northwest

Woman, 86, escapes car trunk after reported abduction

KENNEWICK — Officials say an 86-year-old Washington woman escaped from a car trunk in Oregon after she was reportedly abducted by teenagers.

Date: 11/03/2015 | Northwest

Trial under way for Umatilla man accused of triple homicide

KENNEWICK — The trial of a man accused of fatally shooting three people in a Benton County orchard, with opening statements slated for Wednesday.

Date: 11/03/2015 | Northwest

Police: Kennewick man killed while hunting near Colfax

KENNEWICK — Police say a 31-year-old Kennewick man has died while hunting in eastern Washington.The Tri-City Herald reported that Nicholas Nava-Farias was hunting with a group east of Colfax early Monday when he was shot with a muzzleloader rifle.

Date: 10/12/2015 | Northwest

Infant killed in 7-vehicle pileup near Prosser

PROSSER — An 8-month-old boy from Kennewick who was killed in a seven-vehicle pileup during a dust storm south of Prosser has been identified.

Date: 10/12/2015 | Northwest

Federal grant to fund police radios in Franklin County

KENNEWICK — Members of law enforcement in Franklin County are getting new radios through a federal grant.

Date: 09/15/2015 | Northwest

Washington man charged with cyberstalking former girlfriend

KENNEWICK — A Burbank man has been charged with cyberstalking in connection to text messages he sent his former girlfriend.

Date: 09/08/2015 | Northwest

Kennewick police searching for driver who struck man in a wheelchair

KENNEWICK — Kennewick police are looking for the driver in a fatal hit and run crash involving a man in a wheelchair.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Northwest

Kennewick mayor to revisit city’s marijuana business ban

KENNEWICK — The mayor of Kennewick says he will ask the City Council to revisit the city’s ban on marijuana-related businesses now that the Legislature has changed state law to send tax revenue from those businesses to municipal governments.

Date: 08/17/2015 | Northwest

Judge holds Energy Department to deadlines on Hanford

KENNEWICK — A federal judge has ruled that the Department of Energy will be required to build new storage tanks for high level radioactive waste at Hanford Nuclear Reservation if it does not meet certain deadlines related to cleanup projects.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Northwest

No charges warranted in Franklin County jail death

KENNEWICK — The state Attorney General’s Office has cleared a Washington State Patrol trooper and staff at the Franklin County jail of wrongdoing in the death of a Kennewick man.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Northwest

Miss Tri-Cities loses crown after theft conviction revealed

KENNEWICK — The reigning Miss Tri-Cities will be stripped of her crown after pageant organizers learned she pleaded guilty this year to a misdemeanor theft charge.

Date: 08/01/2015 | Northwest

Benton County deputy shoots, wounds assault suspect

KENNEWICK — Officials say a Benton County sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a domestic violence suspect after he refused to drop a gun during a standoff.

Date: 07/26/2015 | Northwest

Church group delivering Bibles interrupts suicide attempt in Kennewick

KENNEWICK — A church group distributing Bibles interrupted an apparent suicide attempt at an apartment in Kennewick.Kennewick police Cpl. Matt Newton says the group knocked, and a man came to the door covered in blood. They ran down stairs and called police.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Northwest

Hiker, 55, rescued near White Pass after becoming lost

WHITE PASS — Searchers have rescued a 55-year-old man who got lost while hiking a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail in central Washington.

Date: 07/06/2015 | Northwest

Connell man jailed after 2 badly burned bodies found

KENNEWICK — Authorities have arrested a 25-year-old man that they say is tied to the killings of an adult and child found badly burned in a car last week.

Date: 07/05/2015 | Northwest

Man gets 15 years for stabbing ex-girlfriend

KENNEWICK — A 22-year-old man is facing 15 years in prison for stabbing his ex-girlfriend multiple times.

Date: 07/01/2015 | Northwest

Kennewick man dies in South Dakota motorcycle crash

LEAD, S.D. — A man from Washington state has died in a motorcycle crash in western South Dakota.

Date: 06/25/2015 | Northwest

Kennewick man sentenced to 4 years for fraud

KENNEWICK — A Kennewick man who admitted swindling investors in his biofuels company has been sentenced to four years in federal prison.

Date: 06/09/2015 | Northwest

Standoff between police, suspect ends with man’s death

KENNEWICK — Police are investigating the shooting death of a Kennewick man police say has a long history of violence against women.

Date: 05/05/2015 | Northwest

Kennewick officer recorded in heated exchange resigns

KENNEWICK — A Kennewick police officer recorded on video in a heated verbal exchange with three people during a traffic stop has resigned.

Date: 04/21/2015 | Northwest

Kennewick to build rooms so suspension can be done in school

KENNEWICK — Students in Kennewick could soon find themselves serving suspensions at school instead of being sent home.The Kennewick School Board plans to spend about $210,000 to create in-school suspension rooms at each of its middle and high schools over the next two years.

Date: 03/23/2015 | Northwest

Walla Walla woman abducted in Kennewick found

KENNEWICK — Police in Kennewick, said a 22-year-old Walla Walla woman abducted from a grocery store parking lot has been found safe at a Kennewick hotel.

Date: 03/07/2015 | Northwest

Plan for Tri-Cities regional 911 dispatch center advances

KENNEWICK — The Kennewick City Council voted Tuesday night to authorize a regional 911 dispatch center for the Tri-Cities.

Date: 03/04/2015 | Northwest

Driver sought in Kennewick fatal hit-and-run

KENNEWICK — Police say a man walking home from church was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday evening in Kennewick.A passer-by found the body of Michael Robinson, 68, on the shoulder of a road.

Date: 02/23/2015 | Northwest

Disabled woman rescued from burning duplex in Kennewick

KENNEWICK — A Kennewick woman called by a medical alert company to check on a disabled neighbor initially had trouble getting the neighbor’s door lock code to work, then noticed smoke coming from the chimney and heard her neighbor yelling for help.

Date: 02/02/2015 | Northwest

Suspect enters innocent plea in Benton County triple-slaying

KENNEWICK — A suspect in the August shooting deaths of a Pasco man and two women has made his first appearance in a Benton County courtroom.

Date: 01/20/2015 | Northwest

No new cases of avian flu in Tri-Cities

KENNEWICK — No new cases of avian flu have been found in Benton County.Federal and state investigators have visited nearly 730 properties near the Richland and Benton City flocks that were recently diagnosed with avian influenza.

Date: 01/15/2015 | Northwest

6 busted for synthetic drugs at Eastern Washington smoke shops

YAKIMA — Federal agents raided smoke shops in Yakima, Wenatchee and Kennewick Thursday and arrested six people accused of selling illegal synthetic drugs.

Date: 01/09/2015 | Northwest

House inspector robbed at vacant house in Kennewick

KENNEWICK — A man hired to inspect a vacant bank-owned house in Kennewick found two men inside who assaulted and robbed him.Police told the Tri-City Herald the men may have been living in the house.

Date: 12/24/2014 | Northwest

Hypnotized sex case costs Kennewick man his job

KENNEWICK — An amateur hypnotist in Kennewick who is accused of having sex with a woman while she was hypnotized can’t work at his job as a pharmacy assistant until the case is resolved.

Date: 12/24/2014 | Northwest

Kennewick pharmacy technician accused of stealing medication

KENNEWICK — Police in Kennewick arrested a pharmacy technician accused of stealing at least 17,000 pills while working at a Walgreens store.

Date: 12/21/2014 | Northwest

50 arrests in Tri-City gang sweep

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Police arrested 50 people this week in a gang sweep across the Tri-Cities, prompted by a wave of recent shootings.Local, state and federal agencies cooperated in the sweep Tuesday through Thursday and announced results at the Kennewick police station.

Date: 12/19/2014 | Northwest

Man shot by Minnesota police was student in Kennewick

MINNEAPOLIS — A man killed by Minnesota police after an apparent homicide and high-speed chase has been identified as a Washington state high school senior, but questions remained Thursday about why he was in Minnesota and what led to his confrontation with officers.

Date: 12/18/2014 | Northwest

Boy, 15, struck by car in Kennewick

KENNEWICK — A 15-year-old boy was struck by a car Monday evening in a crosswalk in Kennewick in front of Park Middle School.

Date: 12/16/2014 | Northwest

Gay wedding florist case in Kennewick court

KENNEWICK — There’s a pre-trial hearing Friday in the case of the Richland florist who is being sued for refusing to sell flowers last year for a same-sex wedding.

Date: 12/05/2014 | Northwest

Girl struck by car outside Kennewick school

KENNEWICK — Police say a student was hit by a car and injured Thursday evening outside Park Middle School in Kennewick.Witnesses told KNDU-TV that the girl was leaving a dance at the school.

Date: 12/05/2014 | Northwest

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