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Tribes consider a Pasco casino, maybe a water park, after signing agreement with city

The city of Pasco and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation are cooperating as tribal work advances toward creating a casino or other economic development in northeast Pasco.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

Ethics complaint targets Spokane Councilwoman Karen Stratton’s endorsement of Pasco marijuana business

The complaint filed Friday alleges Stratton violated several portions of the city’s ethical code prohibiting city officials from using public resources to further their own financial interests. The councilwoman said …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

Family fight in Pasco ends with 2 people shot

A Pasco man is in jail after two people were shot early Monday morning in his house.


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.


Slain WSP trooper’s name among 5 being considered for new Pasco middle school

A slain Washington State Patrol trooper may be remembered on Pasco’s newest middle school.


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019

Man arrested in car chase Wednesday night wanted in Pasco for shooting ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend

A man arrested after a high-speed car chase through Spokane County on Wednesday night is wanted in Pasco on suspicion that he shot his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend.


Rancher under investigation after 29 dead cows found

An Idaho sheep rancher is under investigation for animal cruelty after 29 dead cows were seen off Highway 395 near Pasco, Washington


Pasco man is guilty of trying to kill 3 police officers

A jury found Edwin Espejo guilty Tuesday afternoon of trying to kill three police officers.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Two rescued bald eagles will be released into the wild near Pasco. You can watch.

More than a year ago Mark Taff spotted a large bird sitting under a bush in his Richland backyard.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.