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Man arrested at Mexican border, will be extradited to Franklin County for allegedly killing mother

The Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office has started the process to extradite a man from California who is accused of killing his mother.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Franklin County man infected with West Nile virus. He’s the 1st in the state this year

A man in Franklin County is the first person in Washington state to be diagnosed with West Nile virus this year.


WSP, Franklin County authorities fire shots after high-speed chase ends east of Pasco on Saturday

Two women are in custody after fleeing law enforcement in a stolen Prius, according to the WSP. An investigation into the incident, and the officer-involved shooting, is continuing Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018

Franklin County sues national drug makers over opioid crisis

Franklin County has joined a list of government agencies throughout the country filing lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors for creating what they describe as “the worst man-made epidemic in …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018

Protesters question Basin City, Washington, ICE raid that lead to five immigration arrests

About 30 people gathered Thursday afternoon at the Spokane County Jail to protest a recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid at


Franklin County prosecutor says judges went behind his back

An unusual suit over who controls court records in Franklin County has expanded to include the county prosecutor and is headed to the Washington State Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018

Palouse Falls reopened Tuesday morning after recent drowning death

Palouse Falls State Park was reopened Tuesday morning after being closed for several days.


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018

Body recovered beneath Palouse Falls

Franklin County emergency crews recovered a body Monday morning believed to be that of a 26-year-old Pullman man who went missing last week.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018

Crews working to recover body at Palouse Falls

One person is reported missing after falling into the Palouse Falls Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018

Body of missing Palouse Falls swimmer located Sunday

The body of a man who drowned while swimming at Palouse Falls on April 21 was located Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018

Mother of hiker who fell from Palouse Falls last year pushes for more safety

News of a Palouse Falls swimmer who disappeared Saturday comes almost a year after 25-year-old Cade Prophet went missing after


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018

Search for missing Palouse Falls swimmer postponed

The search for a swimmer who went missing Saturday at the base of Palouse Falls was called off Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018

Spokane man lost under Palouse Falls

A swimmer is missing and presumed dead after Franklin County sheriff’s deputies say he did not surface from the water under Palouse Falls.


Agencies in overdrive to find food for the hungry in Tri-Cities

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.


Man dies after jumping onto moving train while fleeing police near Ritzville

A man fleeing from police near Ritzville died Tuesday when he jumped from an overpass and landed on a moving train, according to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.


Death of Washington mother of 3 linked to hantavirus

A Washington state mother of three’s death has been linked to hantavirus.


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017

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.


Franklin County clears last hurdle for inquest into Pasco police-shooting case

The last step for an inquest to provide clarity on the shooting death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes by three Pasco police officers is done.


Franklin County man convicted of killing woman and her toddler

A jury has found a 26-year-old man guilty of killing his 18-year-old girlfriend and her toddler in southeastern Washington.


Franklin County man tests positive for Zika

KENNEWICK – Authorities say a Franklin County man in his 30s has tested positive for the Zika virus after a recent trip to Mexico. The Tri-City Herald reports the Benton-Franklin …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 28, 2015

Commissioners remain at odds over Spokane County CEO job

After a public rebuke of Todd Mielke’s candidacy for Spokane County chief executive, Al French says he still wants a national search conducted by a headhunter. Mielke and Shelly O’Quinn …


UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2015

Haskell: No comment on Richard Aguirre leak accusations

Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell said his office will not be releasing the details that led one of his deputies to accuse law enforcement in Central Washington of leaking information …


Fire chief killed in ATV rollover

Investigators are continuing to look into the death of a rural Franklin County fire chief killed while fighting a brush fire Wednesday in Adams County.