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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

‘Captain Underpants’ tried to outrun Pasco police. The tale of the short chase is going viral.

A pantless man ended up in jail Wednesday after trying to run from Pasco police.

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.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Don’t blame Snake dams for grieving mother orca, congressional members told in Pasco

“We were all saddened to see the recent death of a newborn baby whale off the coast of Washington,” said Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., on Monday. “However, the four lower …

100,000 jobs depend on dams. A congressional committee is coming to Pasco to see if they’re worth saving

The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee has set a field hearing in Pasco to focus on the economic benefits provided by the Columbia and Snake river dams.

This Pasco teen murder suspect was booted out of jail for causing trouble, say officials

A Pasco murder suspect has been moved to the Washington State Penitentiary pending his trial after he allegedly assaulted corrections officers in the Franklin County jail.

UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

With Avista, Gesa stadiums in the running, ballpark fan contest draws out Brett brothers’ competitive streak

Ballpark Digest’s contest is now focused on the short-season A leagues. The bracket started with 32 stadiums across the nation. And the finals have two teams from Washington: Spokane’s Avista …

UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 11:57 a.m.

Cat nap kidnap: Cats worth $12,000 are stolen as the Pasco breeder slept

Six exotic – and expensive – Bengal cats were stolen from a Pasco breeder while she slept.

This Pasco teacher’s summer plans will save her life

Johnson, 56, has a kidney condition and needs a transplant. And she learned earlier this month that she’ll get one – thanks to her good friend Mary Frances Lembo, who’ll …

UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 4:23 p.m.

California man gets 4 years in prison over local energy credit scam

A California man was sentenced to more than four years in prison Friday after he previously pleaded guilty to defrauding millions of dollars from the government through the sale of …

UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

Pasco man gets life in prison for drug convictions

A federal judge in Spokane has sentenced a Pasco, Washington, man to life in prison plus 49 years after he was convicted in separate trials last fall of distribution of …

Pasco seed company fined $20K for pesticide waste spread

State officials say a Pasco seed company has been fined $20,000 after a pesticide waste spread that potentially exposed people and the environment.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Pasco murder suspect’s Spokane lawyer admits mismanaging money, records

The Spokane lawyer for a Pasco murder suspect has been reprimanded by the state for mismanaging client money and records.

BRIEF: Rail car gets off-track at Pasco hump yard

Officials say nothing spilled out of a rail car that tipped over Friday morning in Pasco.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Westport man pleads guilty in Spokane to $65 million biofuels scheme

A Westport man, who until recently worked an alternative fuels company that operated in both Moses Lake and Pasco, was sentenced Wednesday to 6 1/2 years in prison after investigators …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 7:36 p.m.

Pasco man’s Space Needle footage was striking – until his drone struck the top.

A 20-year-old Pasco man is facing a charge of reckless endangerment for crashing his drone on the roof of the Space Needle on New Year’s Eve.

Police: 2 bodies found in Portland park in search for teen

Police searching for a 15-year-old runaway girl found two bodies Wednesday off a trail in a forested park in Portland but said they could not release the identities of the …

Work release no longer an option at Pasco jail

Defendants facing time in the Pasco’s jail no longer have work release as a sentencing option.

Pasco murder case ends in mistrial after parking-lot incident

A Pasco murder trial came to an abrupt end Wednesday after several reports of a woman yelling about the case while jurors were leaving the courthouse.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

Port of Pasco Commission president killed in crash

The president of the Port of Pasco Commission has died after a van crashed into his four-wheel farm vehicle.

Custom plane would call Pasco home, fly the world for research

Plans are being made to base a new aircraft at Pasco that will fly the world, collecting data on the Earth’s atmosphere.

Ice cream truck overheats in Pasco

No one was hurt Friday when an ice cream truck went up in flames in Pasco but the dramatic incident is causing plenty of anguish for ice cream fans.

Man allegedly linked to 8 robberies arrested Monday

Pasco police arrested Juan Delatorre on Monday in connection with eight convenience store robberies.

Founder of Pasco green energy company sentenced for fraud

A 43-year-old founder of a Pasco renewable energy company has been sentenced more than eight years in prison for defrauding the government of $9.5 million.

UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 5:17 p.m.

Central Valley boys soccer runs into Pasco again

Central Valley is making its third straight appearance in the Washington State 4A semifinals at 8 p.m. on Friday in Puyallup. The Bears will take on the Pasco Bulldogs in …

UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

Harry Styles mocks Pasco’s Taco Bell bribe on late night TV

British singer Harry Styles took to the national airwaves to poke fun at President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – and a Pasco police drug suspect.

Pasco will honor veterans over Memorial weekend with traveling Vietnam wall

Hundreds of veterans from across the Northwest will travel to Pasco on May 24 to help escort a replica version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to City View Cemetery.

UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Ex-Pasco Police officer murder trial in Spokane delayed again

The former Pasco police officer charged with killing a Spokane prostitute in 1986 had his trial date moved from May 8 to October 2.

Pasco OKs ride-hailing companies but requires fingerprinting

PASCO – The Pasco City Council has voted to greenlight ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft. But the city is requiring that all drivers be fingerprinted. The Tri-City reported …

UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:49 p.m.

Flying bong slices man’s hand during fight over lighter in Pasco

An argument over a lighter changed to possible vandalism then an assault when a man nearly bled to death in Pasco.

Former Pasco officer found innocent of rape

A former Pasco police officer has been found innocent of raping and assaulting a woman in 2014.