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More than 30 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Prosser Memorial Hospital’s DIY drive-up screening, which a team of providers diligently maintains seven days a week.
A cluster of COVID-19 cases that spreads across three Eastern Washington counties has been traced to a meat processing plant in Wallula.
Jerry Davis was a respected lawyer and review judge who volunteered his skills to the less fortunate. He also had gained the respect of some in Spokane, where 15 years ago he helped argue for the validity of an effort to recall Mayor Jim West. But privately, Davis arranged for the molestation of a young child and collected child pornography.
Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher swapped insults with a fellow elected leader Wednesday as he mounted a spirited defense of his stewardship of the county’s 700-plus-bed jail.
The wife of Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher has filed for divorce and accused him of strangling her during a fight over his alleged extramarital affair.
The officer was transported to Prosser Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the city of Prosser said in a news release. The suspect had not been arrested as of 5 a.m.
Police and sheriff’s deputies investigated more homicides last year than in the past 10 years. The Benton County Coroner’s Office said seven people died by homicide in 2018, including two murder-suicides, four shootings and one strangulation.
Take a look around and count nine people. One of them, statistically, doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from, according to the food bank organization Feeding America.
Sonia Alamilla brought seven family members, three pots, two grills and nearly 3,000 tamales to the Benton County Fairgrounds.
Five years after Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana, uncertainty continues in cities and counties across the state over how to regulate pot businesses – or whether to allow them at all.
A West Richland man has been shot and killed by law enforcement officers responding to reports of a domestic dispute.
Two and a half years after Benton County voters approved a public safety sales tax, one of the more surprising outcomes is a rise in the number of people arrested for sex crimes against children.
Undersheriff Jerry Hatcher announced his bid to run for Benton County sheriff on Tuesday, the same day he was appointed the interim sheriff by the county commissioners.
A twice-convicted sex offender has been charged with a new crime for allegedly writing letters from the Benton County jail to a young teen girl about their “sleepovers.”
A Pasco man has filed a claim seeking $5 million for the death of his son in the Benton County Jail.
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, under consideration by President-elect Donald Trump for a Cabinet position, still found time to appear in a Kennewick courtroom for jury duty this week.
Scruffy, unshaven deputies are patrolling Benton County and raising funds for people in need during Christmas.
A woman acknowledged kidnapping a woman she knew and picking up a $250,000 ransom that authorities handed over in hopes of the safe return of the victim, but her body was found along a rural road two days later, a police report said Monday.
A wildfire burning toward the Hanford nuclear reservation scorched about 110 square miles of grassland Monday as it spread from Yakima County into Benton County.
Benton County in southeast Washington has ended its practice of jailing people or requiring them to toil on work crews if they fail to pay court fines and fees.