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Old Mabton High School may return to former role

MABTON — The big brick school on the east edge of town hasn’t served its original role — or any official role — for more than 50 years, though some have tried to revive it as a city hall and library, medical clinic or commercial space.
MABTON, WA

Crash Sends Benton County Deputy to Area Hospital

Because this involved a law enforcement agency, the Washington State Patrol will conduct the investigation. Monday morning crash injures Benton County Deputy. According to the Benton County Sheriff's Department, one of their Deputies sustained minor injuries in a crash in south Kennewick Monday morning, 6-27. Around 9 AM, the BCSO...
BENTON COUNTY, WA
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Drunk Driver Slams Median, Drives Away Smoking and Dripping

An early Sunday morning crash was easy for Kennewick Police to trace. An intoxicated driver leaves a trail of fluids behind. Around 5 AM Sunday morning, Kennewick Police were alerted to a potential issue when they saw a car driving near West Deschutes and North Kellogg Streets with smoke pouring from the engine compartment. Not something you see every day!
KENNEWICK, WA
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Fireworks laws and regulations for Tri-Cities in 2022

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Each city has their own fireworks laws when it comes to the holiday seasons. The city’s fire departments and districts told us what their fireworks laws are for the Fourth of July. Pasco The City of Pasco allows non-aerial fireworks. “Buy them in Pasco, that’s what’s legal in Pasco,” said Ben Shearer, the Public Information Officer for...
TRI-CITIES, WA
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Stabbed bus driver's wife turns tragedy into advocacy

Earlier this year, Pasco school bus driver, Richard Lenhart, was fatally stabbed while driving a bus of 35 children in broad daylight. This tragedy left bus drivers and parents across the country in fear. Today, Richard's wife, Nancy, took the first step in her journey towards improving bus safety. She...
PASCO, WA

‘These are needed services:’ Benton County commissioners to secure second building for mental health facility

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. — Benton County commissioners are searching for a second building to lease as part of the proposed behavioral health treatment center set in Kennewick. Originally, the county was preparing to turn the former Kennewick General Hospital building, also known as the Trios Auburn Campus, on Auburn St. into a one-stop shop for mental health and drug recovery.
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