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August 6, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Suit claims Franklin County inmates face barbaric practices

By Tyler Richardson / Tri-City Herald Inmates at the Franklin County jail are routinely subjected to inhumane and barbaric practices, according to a lawsuit filed by a Seattle-based legal-aid organization. Mentally ill inmates are chained to a fence for days, pepper-sprayed without reason, left unsupervised in restraint chairs and forced into isolation, the lawsuit claims. Their mental health…

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September 11, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Franklin County official accused of running illegal betting pool

The Associated Press PASCO — A Franklin County court administrator is being investigated for allegedly running an illegal National Football League betting pool. The state Gambling Commission is looking into allegations that Kelly Martin ran the betting pool for several years, including 2011 and 2012. The commission received an email complaint last month about the pool. The Tri-City Herald…

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January 15, 2013 at 3:04 PM

3-year-old Connell boy killed in driveway

The Associated Press CONNELL, Franklin County — A 3-year-old boy was hit and fatally injured by a pickup in the driveway of a home at Connell. The Franklin County sheriff’s office says Carson Thomas Clyde was the son of Boyd and Nicole Clyde. Det. Lee Barrow told the Tri-City Herald a relative pulling into the driveway Saturday…

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