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February 19, 2015 at 8:15 AM

Sex offender performs at Benton County school assembly

The Associated Press BENTON CITY, Wash. — A registered sex offender performed at a high school assembly in southeast Washington though she’s not allowed to be where minors congregate. Benton County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Wilson says Melissa Salsbury turned herself into authorities a day after Tuesday’s assembly at Kiona-Benton City High School. A jail roster shows she…


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January 27, 2015 at 8:28 PM

Avian flu quarantine on eggs, poultry lifted in S.E. Washington

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The Washington Agriculture Department has lifted a quarantine that restricted the movement of eggs, poultry and poultry products in parts of southeast Washington after avian flu was found in two Benton County backyard flocks in December. The department said Tuesday that the outbreak doesn’t appear to have spread beyond those two sites….


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January 12, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Feds arrive to monitor outbreaks of avian flu in Benton County

The Wenatchee World RICHLAND — A federal team of bird flu experts has been sent to Benton County to ensure proper disposal of two infected flocks and promote biosecurity measures to reduce risk of spreading the disease. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday it had dispatched an incident management team to help state officials further detect…


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August 15, 2014 at 6:34 AM

2nd person held in Benton Co. triple homicide investigation

By Tyler Richardson / Tri-City Herald A second person of interest believed to have been at a gas station with three Pasco residents hours before they were killed is being held at the Umatilla County jail. Cristian R. Hurtado, 23, was recently arrested in Umatilla and is at the jail on $50,000 bail for failing to appear…


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August 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Authorities search for suspects in Benton County triple slaying

The Associated Press FINLEY, Wash. — Investigators said Monday that they were searching for those responsible for the deaths of three people found on a farm in south-central Washington over the weekend but that residents should not worry about their safety. The slayings were not the work of a serial killer, Lt. Chuck Jones of the Benton…


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