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October 10, 2014 at 7:25 PM

14 former students sue Kennewick schools over alleged molestations

Tri-City Herald Fourteen former Kennewick High School students sued the Kennewick School District on Thursday saying the district had failed to protect them from a former teacher and coach they say molested them. The victims, identified only as John Does, filed the lawsuit in Benton County Superior Court. All of the victims filed claims totaling $70 million against…

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October 9, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Safety group: Texting-driving law should include Internet, IMs

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A state traffic-safety board is asking Washington lawmakers to upgrade the texting-while-driving law from the flip-phone age to the smartphone era. As passed in 2007, the law bans only texting or holding a phone to the ear while driving. Surfing the Internet, checking email or sending instant messages on a phone are…

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October 9, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Kennewick man accused of having sex with hypnotized woman

An amateur hypnotist in Kennewick  is accused of having sex with a woman while she was hypnotized. Kevin Christian Geyer pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Benton County Superior Court to a charge of indecent liberties. Court documents say the 25-year-old hypnotized the woman June 4 at his home in Kennewick. He reportedly had used hypnotism several times…

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October 9, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Woman killed on railroad tracks at Kelso

A person has been struck and killed by a train in Kelso. Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonassays the crew saw a pedestrian standing in the middle of double main line tracks at 12:35 a.m. Thursday near the train station. The crew applied emergency brakes and blew the whistle, but the person stepped into the path…

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October 8, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Tacoma woman accused of breastfeeding drugs

TACOMA — A woman accused of giving her daughter methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana through breastfeeding is back in jail in Tacoma while she awaits trial on a charge of endangerment with a controlled substance. The 34-year-old, Iuni Moana Malo, had been released to await trial after pleading not guilty. The News Tribune reports  she was booked back…

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October 8, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Police identify shooting victim as Anchorage radio host

ANCHORAGE — A man found dead Tuesday in his east-side Anchorage home has been identified as a longtime radio show host. Anchorage police say 64-year old Marvell Johnson was found shot to death in a bedroom at his home on Island Drive. A 16-year-old Anchorage boy was arrested and charged with murder in Johnson’s death. Johnson was host…

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October 7, 2014 at 10:23 PM

1 dead, 1 injured in Port Angeles shooting

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles police official says a 911 call led officers to a home where they found a homicide victim, a wounded suspect and an unhurt woman who may have been an abduction victim. Deputy Chief Brian Smith says police arrived at the home shortly after 7 p.m. after getting a frantic call…

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