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Stories with place: Tri-Cities
  • Benton County jail officer fired in sex case 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 8:52 am
  • RICHLAND, Washington - A Benton County corrections officer accused of inappropriately touching a woman on work-release has been charged with custodial misconduct.

  • Energy Department appeals order 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:40 pm
  • RICHLAND, Washington - The U.S. Department of Energy has filed an appeal with the state over the state's order that it begin emptying Hanford's oldest double-walled nuclear waste tank.

  • Asparagus harvest off to good start in Washington 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:55 am
  • KENNEWICK, Washington - If you're driving through Mid-Columbia farmland, look closely at the fields. Chances are good you'll spot asparagus spears pushing up to the light.

  • Man's body found in canal near Benton City 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:34 am
  • BENTON CITY, Washington - The Benton County sheriff's office suspects a man had been drinking and accidentally fell into an irrigation canal near Benton City.

  • Ammonia leak clears Toyota Center in Kennewick 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:36 am
  • KENNEWICK, Washington - Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Toyota Center during a junior hockey game Sunday afternoon because of an ammonia leak.

  • Walla Walla man faces prison for head-on crash 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:07 pm
  • RICHLAND, Washington - A Walla Walla man who passed vehicles on a no-pass zone and crashed head-on into another car is facing penalties that could be as severe as a life sentence.

  • Train hits SUV near Prosser that had fled police 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:16 pm
  • PROSSER, Washington - An SUV that was chased by Richland police early Thursday was hit by a train near Prosser.

  • Robber with knife takes cellphone in Kennewick 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:37 pm
  • KENNEWICK, Washington - A robber with a knife took a cellphone from a man Wednesday morning in Kennewick.

  • Hastings issues subpoena over case 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 11:10 am
  • KENNEWICK, Washington - U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings has issued a subpoena seeking answers on the federal government's recent decision to list the White Bluffs bladderpod as a threatened species.

  • Woman killed in Franklin County train accident 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:50 pm
  • MESA, Washington - Authorities in Franklin County are investigating the death of a young woman who killed in a train accident in Mesa north of Richland.

  • Hanford contractors face asbestos fines 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:55 pm
  • RICHLAND, Washington - Two contractors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation will pay more than $175,000 in fines after an investigation found alleged asbestos violations.

  • Report says Hanford nuclear waste capsules at risk 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 1:05 pm
  • RICHLAND, Washington - Nearly 2,000 capsules containing radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation should be moved, in part because of earthquake danger, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General.

  • Canola to be up, chickpeas down this year 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:43 am
  • KENNEWICK, Washington - The amount of canola grown in Washington is expected to grow for the fourth consecutive year, but chickpea plantings may level off after more than a decade of booming production.

  • Source of sickening Hanford fumes still a mystery 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 9:07 am
  • RICHLAND, Washington - A Hanford contractor is still trying to find the source of vapors that have sickened 25 workers in the past couple of weeks around waste storage tanks on the nuclear reservation.

  • WSU researchers developing tasty new apple, WA 38 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:01 pm
  • KENNEWICK, Washington - A new apple under development at Washington State University could compete for the hearts and palates of fruit lovers in a few years.

  • Kennewick girl had 16 surgeries for burns 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 8:38 am
  • KENNEWICK, Washington - A Kennewick girl who accidentally set herself on fire while playing with a lighter on the Fourth of July, 2012, has undergone 16 surgeries.

  • Possible source of fumes uncovered at nuclear site 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:15 pm
  • RICHLAND, Washington - A contractor has identified two possible sources of fumes that have sickened 18 workers during the past two weeks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear weapons site in Washington state.

  • 23-year prison term for Richland murder 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:39 pm
  • RICHLAND, Washington - A 19-year-old who shot a teenager to death on the Fourth of July in Richland was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison.

  • Pasco girls wrestling coach pleads not guilty 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 11:17 am
  • KENNEWICK, Washington - A four-time Washington state girls wrestling champion who became an assistant coach for girls wrestling at Pasco High School pleaded not guilty to a charge of child molestation.

  • Feds want to expand Hanford Reach 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:43 am
  • KENNEWICK, Washington - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to study expansion of the Hanford Reach National Monument.