Man crashes car after being shot in Pasco

PASCO, Wash. -- According to police, one man was taken to the hospital after he was shot while driving in the area of Road 37 and Park Street just before 10 p.m. Sunday night. Pasco police say after he was shot, the man continued driving east on Sylvester Street before crashing at 26th Avenue and Sylvester.
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Tri-Cities hospital getting pounded with COVID-19 patients

One of the four hospitals in Benton and Franklin counties, Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, was treating 44 patients for COVID-19 late last week. “This is entirely avoidable,” said Reza Kaleel, Kadlec’s chief executive. “We have access to a safe vaccine.”. The number of COVID-19 patients at Kadlec, the...
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Pasco Cop Drives Off With Gas Nozzle Still Sticking Out of Patrol Car

Pasco Police say the officer involved has already and will continue to have a hard time living this one down. Originally reported on social media by Tri Cities Bad Driver Shaming, this Pasco Police Supervisor unit was spotted Sunday near Road 68 on !-182, tooling along with a gas pump nozzle sticking out of their vehicle. Jose Cruz captured a video of the car traveling with the nozzle sticking out.
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Sexual misconduct suit against WWPS gets a trial date

WALLA WALLA – A lawsuit against Walla Walla Public Schools over allegations of sexual misconduct is tentatively scheduled to go to trial Feb. 15, 2022. The lawsuit, filed in mid-July, is being brought by Tacoma attorneys Darrell Cochran and Bridget Grotz on behalf of the mother of a former seventh-grader student at Pioneer Middle School. The former student, who was just 12 years old at the time, alleged that a music teacher sexually harassed her between 2015 and 2016.
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Police: Man found dead in hotel room, detectives investigating

KENNEWICK -- The Kennewick Police Department says detectives are investigating the death of a man after he was found unresponsive in a hotel room on Sunday morning. Police say there were called to assist officers as medics performed CPR at a patient at the Quality Inn on Quinault Avenue. Police...
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'Spineless.' Many Tri-Cities parents upset with local schools over new WA mask mandate

KENNEWICK — A chorus of angry parents rose up after school districts announced that children returning to school this fall will need to wear masks in class. Kennewick, Richland and Pasco districts announced late last week they would comply with the order from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee requiring face coverings for all teachers and students even if they have been fully vaccinated.
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When Pasco Police Get an Urgent Call While Filling Up…OOPS!

We've probably all seen videos of someone driving down the road with a gas pump handle sticking out of their gas tank. Hard to believe this ever happens isn't it? I'll bet the Patrol Sergeant for the Pasco Police who got caught driving down the road with one sticking out of his tank always thought that it would be impossible for it to happen to him. But while he was filling up, and cleaning his windshield at the gas station the past Sunday, a call came in that sounded important. Naturally, he put the squeegee back in its container and sped away! Yes, it's a classic case of being thrown off of your routine. Oh, I'm sure he took a whole lot of joking and ribbing from his co-workers. He even appeared on the Facebook page called Tri-Cities Bad Driver Shaming. Pasco police agree in their own Facebook post about the incident (shown below), that that is appropriate. They also answer several questions you might have about this incident. Is it a crime? Only if you did it on purpose. If it was you with the gas pump handle sticking out of your gas tank, would the police pull you over for it? Absolutely. Would you be responsible for repair costs? If it caused some damage, then yes. Apparently, in most cases, these pump handles are designed with a quick-release system. This officer is not the only person in the world who has ever done this as we all know from internet videos. And he's not even the first police officer who has ever done it as you'll see in the YouTube video I found below!

Man stabbed in Kennewick by his father-in-law, police say

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Kennewick Police Department responded to Heatherstone Apartments on Saturday after a man was stabbed by his father-in-law. Police were dispatched to Heatherstone Apartments just after 11:00 a.m. on Saturday for an assault. Kennewick Police say the victim attempted to speak with Agustin Villalobos, 64, about a...
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Store gives away free backpacks and supplies

RICHLAND, Wash. — Some kids in our community now have backpacks filled with school supplies to get ready for this school year. Verizon shut their doors for normal business on August 1, 2021 and opened them to kids eager to take home brand new backpacks. Instead of electronics, the store...
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Air quality downgraded to 'very unhealthy'

EASTERN WASHINGTON, -- Air quality in Yakima and the Tri-Cities area is now listed as very unhealthy. Action News Storm Trackers say models show the smoke lingering until at least Wednesday. The smoke has been brought in by fires across the Northwest. Officials with the Department of Ecology say everyone,...