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Products from Pasco plant recalled for listeria contamination

DES MOINES, Iowa — A massive frozen foods recall involves millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico.

Date: 05/20/2016 | Northwest

Washington state GOP convention opens in Pasco

SPOKANE — With Donald Trump emerging as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, a little of the drama has been removed from the state GOP convention that opened in Pasco on Wednesday.

Date: 05/18/2016 | Northwest

FDA investigates listeria outbreak linked to Pasco plant

CHICAGO - A listeria outbreak that led to a massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables is being investigated by the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the...

Date: 05/05/2016 | Business Wire

Pasco company recalls frozen vegetables linked to listeria

SEATTLE — A Pasco company has expanded its recall of frozen vegetables linked to a listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people.One person from Maryland and one from Washington have died but health officials do not consider listeria to be the cause of death for either person.

Date: 05/03/2016 | Northwest

Island near Tri-Cities closes permanently because of misuse

PASCO — Officials say an island in the Columbia River near the Tri-Cities has been trashed repeatedly by visitors and will close permanently.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Northwest

Ex-Pasco official sentenced to prison for embezzling $90,000

TRI-CITIES — The former director of the Downtown Pasco Development Authority who admitted to embezzling more than $90,000 from the agency has been sentenced to one year in prison.

Date: 04/20/2016 | Northwest

Former Pasco cop arrested in 1986 Spokane killing posts bail

SPOKANE — A former Pasco police officer who faces a murder charge in the 1986 killing of a Spokane prostitute has been released from jail pending trial.

Date: 04/02/2016 | Northwest

Inquest into Pasco police shooting to begin May 23

PASCO — A coroner’s inquest into the shooting of a Mexican man by Pasco police is scheduled to begin in late May.Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel said the inquest will begin on May 23 and be held at Columbia Basin College in Pasco.

Date: 03/28/2016 | Northwest

Man threatens to kill Pasco mission workers

PASCO — A 30-year-old man has been arrested after police say he climbed onto the roof of the Union Gospel Mission in Pasco and threatened to kill employees there.The Tri-City Herald reported that John Morgan Lutes was arrested for felony threats.

Date: 03/09/2016 | Northwest

Idaho man shoots himself in hand, claims robbery

KENNEWICK — Police say an Idaho man shot himself and claimed the injury was from a robbery, leading them on a fruitless chase.The Tri-City Herald reported that police in Pasco, say the 53-year-old man is being treated for a gunshot wound on his left palm.

Date: 03/07/2016 | Northwest

Monkeys confiscated from Pasco couple who ‘could not have children’

PASCO — A Pasco couple who say they bought two capuchin monkeys because they couldn’t have children want the animals back after they were seized by animal control officials.

Date: 02/21/2016 | Northwest

Coroner says he’ll proceed with inquest into Pasco shooting

PASCO — The Franklin County Coroner says he will proceed with an inquest into the death of an orchard worker who was fatally shot by Pasco police last year.

Date: 02/18/2016 | Northwest

Monkeys taken from Pasco home as shelter investigates

PASCO — Two capuchin monkeys have been confiscated from a home in Pasco while animal control officials determine whether the pets are owned legally.The Tri-City Herald reported that the male primates are being quarantined in separate cages at the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter.

Date: 02/17/2016 | Northwest

ACLU report critical of Pasco’s police 1 year after killing

PASCO — The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington on Wednesday issued a critical report on the Pasco Police Department, contending officers lack critical training, services for Spanish speakers are inadequate and the community doesn’t have any meaningful input into police...

Date: 02/10/2016 | Northwest

Former Pasco official pleads guilty to embezzlement

PASCO — The former director of the Downtown Pasco Development Authority has pleaded guilty to embezzling an estimated $90,000 from the agency.

Date: 01/06/2016 | Northwest

Pasco official who admitted embezzlement fired

PASCO — The Downtown Pasco Development Authority director who admitted to embezzling an estimated $90,000 from the agency has been fired by its board members.

Date: 12/18/2015 | Northwest

Life in prison for Umatilla man who killed 3 Pasco people

KENNEWICK — A Umatilla man will spend life in prison for killing three Pasco people in a cornfield in August 2014.

Date: 12/15/2015 | Northwest

Pasco man sentenced to prison in fatal hit-and-run

PASCO — A man charged with vehicular homicide in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Pasco father of two has been sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison.

Date: 12/01/2015 | Northwest

Pasco man convicted of child sex crimes in 2013 wins appeal

PASCO — A Pasco man serving a life sentence for raping and molesting a girl in 2007 has been given the opportunity to withdraw his plea because of a mistake made at sentencing.

Date: 11/30/2015 | Northwest

Man convicted of killing judge in 1974 seeks DNA testing

PASCO — A man convicted of killing a Superior Court judge with a pipe bomb in 1974 is asking a court to allow DNA testing on evidence from his case.The Tri-City Herald reported that attorneys with the Innocence Project Northwest are representing Ricky Anthony Young.

Date: 11/30/2015 | Northwest

Jury finds Umatilla man guilty in Pasco triple-murder case

KENNEWICK — A jury has found a Umatilla man guilty in the deaths of three Pasco people in a cornfield in August 2014.

Date: 11/23/2015 | Northwest

Brothers plead not guilty in Pasco teen’s shooting death

TRI-CITIES — Two brothers charged with murder in the shooting death of a Pasco teen have pleaded not guilty.

Date: 11/07/2015 | Northwest

Pasco Police: Teen shot while trying to steal pot plants

PASCO — A 16-year-old was shot while reportedly attempting to steal marijuana plants from a backyard in eastern Washington.Pasco police say the teen was shot in the wrist but did not say who fired the gun.

Date: 10/03/2015 | Northwest

Pasco teachers overwhelmingly approve contract, end strike

PASCO — Teachers in Pasco have voted overwhelmingly to approve a contract agreement and end their two-week strike.

Date: 09/14/2015 | Northwest

Striking Pasco teachers, district reach tentative agreement

PASCO — The Pasco School District said Sunday it has reached a tentative contract agreement with striking teachers.

Date: 09/13/2015 | Northwest

Rally held for man slain by Pasco police

PASCO — Cars honked and drivers waved as demonstrators waved signs in Pasco on the seven-month anniversary of the shooting death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes.Demonstrators gathered on Thursday night, as they have each month since the Mexican orchard worker was killed by police on Feb. 10.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Northwest

Franklin Counbty jail death under investigation

PASCO — A Franklin County jail inmate was found dead in his cell and his case is under investigation.The Tri-City Herald reported that the 41-year-old inmate was found hanging in his cell at about 5 p.m. Sunday.

Date: 09/08/2015 | Northwest

State tries new tactic to put out Pasco’s underground landfill fire

PASCO — State officials are trying a new tactic to stop a fire that has been smoldering underground for nearly two years at the Pasco Sanitary Landfill.

Date: 09/01/2015 | Northwest

Verizon backs off plan for Pasco antenna after public outcry

PASCO — Verizon Wireless is no longer planning to build an almost 50-foot cellphone tower in Pasco after residents complained about appearances, health concerns and property values.

Date: 08/17/2015 | Business Wire

More than 50 alley fires in Pasco may be connected

PASCO — Investigators say one suspect may be responsible for more than 50 suspicious fires that have broken out this summer in alleys around Pasco.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Northwest

Former Pasco officer convicted of lying during bomb probe

PASCO — A former Pasco police sergeant has been convicted of lying to his colleagues during a 2013 investigation into bomb threats made against Columbia Basin College.

Date: 07/24/2015 | Northwest

Trial begins for Pasco officer accused of solicitation

PASCO — The trial of a former Pasco police sergeant accused of trying to solicit a prostitute and lying to investigators is under way.The Tri-City Herald reported that prosecutors began opening statements Monday against Zachary Fairley.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Northwest

Pasco officials battle arson fires

PASCO — Officials in Pasco are investigating more than a dozen blazes that were intentionally set around the city in recent weeks.The Tri-City Herald reported that the latest fires broke out early Monday.

Date: 07/14/2015 | Northwest

Burned bodies of adult and child found in car in Pasco

PASCO — The Franklin County Sheriff’s office is investigating the deaths of two people found badly burned in a car as a double homicide.

Date: 07/03/2015 | Northwest

Ex-Pasco cop, murder suspect accused of witness intimidation

SPOKANE — Investigators say a former Pasco police officer charged with murder has made concerted efforts in jail phone calls to contact a former girlfriend who is now a witness for the prosecution.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Northwest

Witness: Man killed by Pasco police told officers ‘shoot me’

SPOKANE — A witness said an unarmed Mexican immigrant fatally shot by police in Pasco fought with an officer, threw rocks and told officers to shoot him before they opened fire, documents released Wednesday show.

Date: 07/01/2015 | Northwest

Files released from Washington police shooting probe

SPOKANE — Authorities have released the first batch of information from an investigation into the fatal shooting of an unarmed Mexican immigrant by police in the eastern Washington.The data released Wednesday afternoon includes video as well as audio files from witnesses and others.

Date: 07/01/2015 | Northwest

Pasco police investigate shooting that injured 2

PASCO — Pasco police are searching for three people who may be connected with an early morning shooting that injured two people.KEPR-TV reported that a 36-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were each hit by one bullet in a drive-by shooting around 1 a.m.

Date: 06/30/2015 | Northwest

Prosecutor: Pasco police leaked info to officer who was murder suspect

SPOKANE — A prosecuting attorney said there is reason to believe members of the Pasco Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office leaked information to a murder suspect, but Pasco police and the Franklin County Sheriff dispute the claim.

Date: 06/08/2015 | Northwest

Wildfire north of Pasco briefly blocks traffic on Highway 395

PASCO — Washington transportation officials say a grass fire north of Pasco briefly closed Highway 395 on Tuesday.All lanes had reopened by mid-afternoon.

Date: 06/02/2015 | Northwest

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