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Police Say Arsonist Burned Down Pasco Home Over Dispute

A long-standing grudge against members of a family is behind an arson fire that gutted a Pasco home back on June 5th. Pasco Police report a suspect is now in custody over the blaze. David Efrain Perez-Saquic, 21, was arrested over the weekend, said officers. He was identified as the...
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Police ‘Talk Down’ Armed Woman with Helmet in Pasco

Sunday evening, a potential crisis was averted by Pasco Police. Several calls were made to Officers about a woman seen walking down Court Street armed with a rifle. When officers arrived, they found the woman, wearing a helmet and she also had tactical body armor. Police contacted her as she...
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If it Goes Up and Blows Up, Is it Okay in West Richland? Yes and No.

Pasco police are using the slogan, "If it goes up or blows up it's not allowed". And I'm pretty sure that we all know the fireworks rules in Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco are different than in West Richland. But West Richland still has plenty of rules, and you could be fined up to $1000 if you don't comply. I live in West Richland and we love the show our neighbors and surrounding neighborhoods put on. But we hate it for our dog! We sit in our backyard and watch the show for hours. It's crazy how non-stop it is once it gets going. Almost like 'battle of the neighborhoods. There will be a huge display a few blocks over, then my neighborhood answers in kind. Many of these mortars and shells are Disney-quality fireworks. I'm not even sure if all of them are legal in West Richland. For instance, according to the West Richland fireworks code, a mortar must be 1 3/4 inches or smaller and may contain no more than 40 g of pyrotechnic composition. I'm pretty sure the 1 3/4 inch means the circumference of the tube. On July 5th I always see lots of those empty mortar tubes sitting on sidewalks, but I've never actually measured one. Nor will I, LOL. By the way, if you get a hold of some fireworks that are not legal and think you can just hop over to West Richland and set them off, you should know that you can't do that in any public park within the city of West Richland including vehicle parking areas.
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TC Ams Release 3 20-Year-Olds, Announce Schedules for Fall

Coming off the strangest season in franchise and WHL history, the Tri-City Americans over the last week have made some announcements. First, 3 20-year-old players will not be on the roster for camp this summer. June16th, the Americans said Booker Daniel, Edge Lambert, and Bryan McAndrews were all released by the club.
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This Animal Kills More People in Washington Than Any Other

Washington's most murderous animal may not be what you're expecting. Summer's here and you're finding yourself outside more. Maybe it's for recreation and exercise. Maybe it's your quest to have the perfect lawn or yard. Whatever brings you to the great outdoors (even if it's just two blocks down), it's good to stay alert and be mindful of the local inhabitants.
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Five to the Five – Roostertails Return 5 Weeks From Today

Water Follies Weekend is set, the HAPO Columbia Cup and Air Show will dazzle the Tri-Cities once again, back in its traditional scheduling window of the last weekend in July, and in 2021 that's July 23rd-July 25th, marking the return of the rooster tails on the Columbia River after all hydroplane action was scuttled, never making it out of the Lampson Pits area, taking all 2020 off due to the pandemic.
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Fire Danger Raised to ‘High’ For Most of Eastern WA, And Us

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has raised the fire danger for most of eastern and southeastern WA to high, which is in the middle of their threat chart. As of Friday June 18th, the high classification went into effect. What does that mean for recreation? Not a huge change, but no permit or rule burns are allowed (those apply mainly to the agriculture and timber industry).
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Masks, Distancing to Remain for Area Summer Schools?

With the state expected to "re-open" June 30th, it remains to be seen if area school districts will 'loosen' some requirements for their summer school and activity programs. At least for the time being, Kennewick schools will not. This was some of the information sent via email to parents and others on their recipient lists as well as media:
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Benton County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Sex Offenders

The Benton County Sheriff's Office Detective Division is on the search for a couple of Sex Offenders on the loose. Both suspects have failed to register with law enforcement. 29-year old Thomas Wilson Blake is required to register with the Sheriff's Office and has yet to do so. A warrant has been issued. Blake has very distinctive tattoos on the neck and face.
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Inslee Raises Pride Flag at State Capitol Friday

Saying "The LGBTQ community still faces challenges & WA has a great distance ahead toward equity and justice for all," Gov. Jay Inslee raised the pride flag at the state capitol campus Friday. Inslee has pushed hard during his administration for a variety of gender and other orientation issues since...