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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.

UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:42 a.m.

Second trial starts for former Pasco officer accused of rape, assault

“Who are you?” a woman said she asked Richard Aguirre after waking up from an alleged sexual assault. She knew Aguirre her entire life, took trips with him, and at …

Shawn Vestal: Pasco couple built strong business, close family, despite immigration status

Gloria Ochoa-Bruck came to America as an undocumented baby. She went on to law school and now serves in Spokane Mayor David Condon’s Cabinet.

Senate bill to improve coroner inquests moves forward

A bill to change coroner inquests is moving forward after clearing the Senate Law and Justice Committee.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

Pasco students, businesses join in A Day Without Immigrants boycott

Fiesta Foods, the four-store Pasco chain owned by Craig Gaylord, closed Thursday, along with many other businesses in support of “A Day Without Immigrants.”

Washington woman faces charges for poisoning husband

A Washington state woman has been charged with poisoning her estranged husband with pesticide.

Former Pasco officer says he wasn’t shooting to kill Zambrano-Montes

One of three Pasco police officers who fired upon Antonio Zambrano-Montes when he wouldn’t stop throwing large rocks said he was not shooting to kill the man.

Jury picked for coroner’s inquest into Pasco police shooting of man

A jury has been selected for a coroner’s inquest into the 2015 death of a Mexican man shot by three Pasco police officers.

Family of teen who died in Benton County Jail seeks $5 million

A Pasco man has filed a claim seeking $5 million for the death of his son in the Benton County Jail.

Federal judge hears arguments in lawsuit on Pasco’s election system

The attorney for a Pasco woman suing the city over its election system congratulated city officials Wednesday on their recent progress, but said it’s not enough to give Latino candidates …

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.

Subpoenas issued for hearing on fatal Pasco police shooting

A coroner’s inquest into the death of a man who was fatally shot by Pasco police after he was throwing rocks is on track to begin in two weeks.

Attorney general won’t file charges in police shooting case

The state on Thursday closed its investigation into the shooting death of a Mexican national by Pasco police, and concluded that no charges would be filed against the three officers …

Inquest into death of orchard worker put on hold again

A coroner’s inquest into the shooting death of a mentally ill man by Pasco police last year has been delayed after an attorney withdrew from the case.

Pasco approves consent decree in ACLU voting rights lawsuit

The Pasco City Council has approved the submission of documents to a federal judge agreeing that the city’s at-large system for electing council members violates the federal Voting Rights Act.

Pasco’s voting system weakens Latino voice, ACLU lawsuit says

The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is following up on a lawsuit that forced voting changes in Yakima with a similar case against Pasco, alleging that the …

Man, 20, sentenced to 94 years in Pasco killing

A man has been sentenced to 94 years in prison for a fatal Pasco shooting in 2014 that was tied to a string of gang-related shootings in the area.

Pasco reviewing outdated, unenforceable juvenile curfew

Pasco officials may lift the ordinance that prohibits juveniles from being out on public streets and in city parks between midnight and 5 a.m.

Mistrial in rape trial of ex-Pasco police officer Richard Aguirre

A mistrial has been declared in a case involving a 52-year-old former Pasco police officer.

Ex-Pasco cop denies sexual contact with woman

Richard J. Aguirre told detectives he did not have any sexual contact with a woman at his home after a night of partying in November 2014.

Pasco frozen food processor aims to restart production after recall

CRF Frozen Foods is unable to identify the contamination source that prompted a massive recall and led the company to lay off 300 workers at its Pasco plant. Gene Grabowski …

Feds won’t charge Pasco police in shooting death of orchard worker

Three Pasco police officers who shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes, a 35-year-old Mexican national in February 2015, will not face charges of federal civil rights violations, the U.S. Attorney’s office …

Pasco City Council OKs use of body cameras by police

Pasco will join a growing number of cities across the country outfitting its police officers with body cameras.

Pasco frozen food company lays off 61 in wake of recall

A Pasco frozen food company has laid off 61 more workers amid an ongoing shutdown in connection to listeria contamination in some of its products.

State GOP convention wraps up Saturday

The state Republican Party convention wraps up Saturday in Pasco.