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Stories tagged: Kennewick

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

After years of preparation, work to empty Hanford leak-prone waste tanks is ready to restart

Hanford workers are expected to begin pumping radioactive waste from a leak-prone underground tank at Hanford for the first time in nearly two years.

Man dies 11 days after crash. Kennewick police investigate as possible vehicular homicide.

A Pasco man has died after a crash in Kennewick April 3.

High art: Kennewick studio gets community excited about glass

“We need a better word than ‘bong,’” said the 60ish-year-old gentleman, who seemed to enjoy coming out for Kennewick’s monthly art walk

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Tri-City company awarded $152 million Hanford contract

The Department of Energy has awarded a Hanford contract valued at up to $152 million to a Kennewick company.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

He’s accused of sexually assaulting an animal in Columbia Park. It’s one of 2 meth-related holiday busts.

Three people were arrested by Kennewick police on Labor Day for having methamphetamine, including a man allegedly caught in a compromising position with an injured beaver.

Judge: Effort to recall Kennewick councilman can proceed

A judge says an effort to recall a Kennewick city councilman can proceed on a single count.

$300 million to dam up a dry canyon? It could make sense for the Mid-Columbia

A bone-dry canyon south of Kennewick could hold the key to planting more wine grapes and other high value crops along the Columbia River. Switzler Canyon, an ancient waterway above …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Massive Tri-City wildfire stalled but not out

Firefighters stopped the advance of an estimated 5,000-acre fire that tore through south Kennewick neighborhoods, consuming five homes and then threatening Finley.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

UPDATE: Kennewick residents can return home while fire continues to threaten Finley

After burning four to five houses in south Kennewick, a wind-driven wildfire was threatening Finley homes Saturday night. Benton County deputies were going to homes, warning them of the approaching …

Should you give to panhandlers? Kennewick urges no

Tuesday, Kennewick posted 23 signs in 17 high-profile spots advising people to give money to charity, not panhandlers.

Federal judge won’t release Kennewick’s convicted former schools chief

Convicted sex offender Paul W. Rosier will stay behind bars in Kennewick until sentencing because of the length of time he is facing in federal prison.

Ex-superintendent expected to plead guilty in child sex case

A former Kennewick school superintendent accused of arranging to have sex with two teen girls at a Richland motel is expected to plead guilty next week.

He found this curled up in his Kennewick kitchen. Then he saw the teeth

A Kennewick homeowner had a wild — but cute — surprise waiting for him after he got home from work Monday.

Kennewick schools expel student for making kill list

A girl was emergency expelled and faces a police investigation after she threatened Horse Heavens Hills Middle School students and staff. Police and school officials said Friday that a “threats …

Kennewick police find four-legged hitchhiker. Now they’re looking for his owner

Kennewick police are trying to reunite a four-legged hitchhiker with its owner.

This Kennewick man died far too young. The governor noticed his final act

It’s been more than a year since Justin Elzinga’s sudden and untimely death. But the 20-year-old Kennewick man known for his infectious smile and loving spirit continues to do good …

Woman goes into labor as officer was about to arrest her

Washington authorities say a pregnant woman went into labor as an officer was attempting to arrest her on suspicion of using drugs.

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 …

Washington state woman accused of fatally shooting friend

Murder charges have been filed against a woman accused of shooting her friend while they were partying.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Prison guard and his wife charged with luring Kennewick student for sex

A husband and wife are charged with trying to lure a young Kennewick teen into a sexual relationship by giving the girl love letters, a promise ring and a cellphone.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Kennewick mayor, Hanford contractor hit with $8.1M verdict. Now they want a retrial

A Department of Energy contractor and its employee, the Kennewick mayor, are asking for a new trial after a jury awarded $8.1 million for retaliation and discrimination against a former …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Police: Man shoots goose from car at Kennewick park

Police said the case of a man who shot a goose from a car at a Kennewick park has been given to the Benton County prosecutor for possible charges.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 2:28 p.m.

Kennewick mayor’s woes mount with ethics complaint

A self-appointed government watchdog is pursuing theft and code of ethics charges against Kennewick Mayor Steve Young over his role in a Hanford discrimination lawsuit.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:39 a.m.

He brought Skittles and condoms. The ‘teen girl’ brought a badge.

An Idaho man has been indicted for allegedly traveling to the Tri-Cities to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Washington man to serve 27 years in prison for child porn

A former Washington first-grade teacher was ordered to serve 27 years in federal prison for taking pornographic photos and video of children.

Kennewick murder suspect captured in motel

Authorities say officers arrested a Kennewick man suspected of murder after spotting his car in a motel parking lot.

Sex case against ex-Kennewick superintendent postponed

The trial for a retired Kennewick school superintendent, accused of trying to meet up with two teen girls for sex, has been postponed to the end of the year.

Kennewick teacher resigns after arrest for sexting with student

A Kennewick elementary school teacher has submitted his resignation, one week after his arrest for allegedly sexting with a teen girl in Walla Walla County.

UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

He was drunk when he climbed into the prison work release center in Kennewick

Nathaniel L. Whiteman, 38, had reportedly been drinking when he climbed over the fence into the state Department of Corrections work release site in Kennewick.

Kennewick man dies after being struck by BNSF freight train

A 30-year-old man was sitting on the railroad tracks in Kennewick, Washington, when he was hit by a BNSF train. He later died from his injuries.