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Shooting under investigation; man found dead in Kennewick

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- [UPDATE] 3:00 a.m. Friday: Police have identified the deceased man as Jaden Quintero, they say his family has been notifed. Officers say the investigation is ongoing. ------------------------------- Police are investigating after a deceased man was found following reports of a shooting Thursday night in Kennewick. Police say...
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Identity of Body Found South of Kennewick Released–Still a Homicide

The identity of the person found Tuesday mid-morning south of Kennewick has been released. Benton County Sheriff's Department investigators say the deceased male is 33-year-old Hector Cortez-Ballardo of Pasco. His ID was delayed pending the notification of family members. Tuesday around 10:45 AM, a postal worker making deliveries in the...
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Kadlec is introducing a new treatment for COVID-19 patients

TRI-CITIES, WA – Kadlec Regional Medical Center has a new way of treating patients who are diagnosed with COVID-19. According to Kadlec:. “COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies are available under an emergency use authorization for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older) and who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19.
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Amazon building 2 massive warehouses, bringing 1,500 jobs to Pasco

PASCO, Wash. — A huge construction site off S. Road 40 East in Pasco will be home to two massive Amazon sites and 1,500 local jobs starting in 2022, the company and City of Pasco confirmed Thursday. Amazon made that announcement along with Pasco’s mayor and city manager, saying the...
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Former Trump Press Secretary to speak in Pasco

Pasco, WA — President Trump's former Press Secretary is coming to the Tri-Cities next month. Kayleigh McEnany was the 33rd White House Press Secretary who served during the last 10 months of Donald Trump's presidency. The event she'll be speaking at is part of a gala fundraiser for Gather 4 Him Christian College at the HAPO Center in Pasco on October 23rd.
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4-Day Weather Forecast For Kennewick

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Kennewick: Thursday, September 16: Sunny during the day; while mostly cloudy overnight; Friday, September 17: Partly sunny during the day; while rain showers likely overnight; Saturday, September 18: Rain showers during the day; while rain showers likely overnight; Sunday, September
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Staffing shortages in local law Enforcement

Tri-Cities, WA — Staff shortages are effecting businesses and services all over the Tri-Cities, including our police forces. Currently, the Pasco Police Department has five openings, Kennewick has 12, including seven officers, Richland has nine, West Richland two and the Benton County Sheriff's Office has 12, including the Sheriff and Undersheriff.
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BFHD Closes Parts of Columbia River Shoreline After Discovery of Neurotoxin

(Kennewick, WA) –The Benton-Franklin Health District has ordered the Columbia River. shoreline from the boat launch at Howard Amon Park south to the confluence of the. Yakima River closed Thursday due to toxic levels of cyanobacteria in the lake. Test. results indicated elevated levels of the neurotoxin Anatoxin-a, which is...
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UPDATE: Pasco man ID’d as homicide victim found south of Kennewick

Investigators are investigating the death of a 33-year-old Pasco man found south of Kennewick as a suspected homicide. Benton County Sheriff’s detectives have confirmed using a fingerprint comparison that Hector Cortez Ballardo was the person discovered at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s Commander Jon Schwarder. A U.S. Postal worker discovered the...
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Take advantage of Thursday sun in Boardman

(BOARDMAN, OR) The forecast is calling for sun today in Boardman. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: With COVID-19 restrictions lingering around the country, this beloved pastime has taken on new relevance. Meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks and a blanket can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.
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Homicide investigation: Body of Pasco man, 33, found off Bateman Road

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. — A man turned up dead off the side of a road in Benton County on Tuesday. Now county authorities believe another person killed him, making this a homicide case. “Detectives are now investigating this case as a homicide,” the Benton County Sheriff’s Office posted to Facebook,...
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Going pro in rodeo

PENDLETON — It’s a difficult life to be a cowboy. It’s even more difficult to be a professional cowboy competing on the rodeo circuit. For some, the draw of money and fame bring them into the world of professional rodeos, for others, it’s a family tradition. For all, however, it requires an immense amount of time and dedication.
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Sobering Graphic Shows Why Schools Zones are 20 MPH

The Kennewick Police Department has released a traffic safety graph to drive home why people need to go slow in school zones. KPD put out the information Thursday, explaining why such zones are only 20 MPH. We know for some drivers it's an annoyance when they're in a hurry. But...
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