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August 19, 2014 at 5:01 AM

Washington has first 2014 case of West Nile virus 

KENNEWICK, Tri-Cities (AP) — Health officials are confirming the first case of West Nile virus contracted in Washington state this year. The Tri-City Herald reports  that the patient was a Walla Walla County man in his 20s. The state Department of Health says he was likely exposed near his home and he was hospitalized. Health officials…

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August 14, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Kennewick police make arrest in bearded-woman holdup case

The Associated Press KENNEWICK, Wash. — Police have arrested a woman suspected of robbing a Kennewick convenience store while disguised with fake facial hair. The Tri-City Herald reports ) 35-year-old Brooke L. Hampton was arrested Wednesday at a Richland motel. She’s accused robbing a store last month by claiming to have a gun. The robber wore fake hair…

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July 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Woman with fake whiskers robs Kennewick store

The Associated Press KENNEWICK  — Police say a woman wearing fake facial hair robbed a convenience store early Monday in Kennewick. Police say she entered the Circle K just after midnight, implied she had a gun and fled with cash from the register. In addition to the fake whiskers, The Tri-City Herald reports, she also spoke in a…

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June 16, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Pit bull attack puts Kennewick woman in hospital

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — A woman is recovering from dog bite wounds she received in a pit bull attack Sunday at a home in Kennewick. Police says Judy Phillips suffered severe bites on her arm and leg. The Tri-City Herald reports medics found her on the driveway of the house, and the pit bull was inside where…

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June 9, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Kennewick: 2 children dead after shooting at home

KENNEWICK — Police in Kennewick say a 16-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy have been found dead after a shooting at a home. The Tri-City Herald reports that Sgt. Ken Lattin says a man came home about 5 p.m. Monday to find his two stepchildren dead of apparent gunshot wounds. Lattin says it appears that at…

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May 19, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Dog rescued from Kennewick ravine

The Tri-City Herald Two emergency responders using ropes and harnesses were lowered into a ravine to rescue a dog south of Kennewick. Firefighters from Benton Fire District 1 and the Kennewick Fire Department were called out early Saturday to help the dog from a washed out area behind the Zintel Canyon Dam, said Capt. Devin Helland with…

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April 28, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Man arrested for drinking his urine at Kennewick restaurant

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — Police arrested a man after others at a Kennewick restaurant complained he drank his own urine. The 26-year-old man and a woman went to the buffet restaurant Saturday night for dinner. Witnesses say the woman left and he urinated into a plastic cup and drank it while standing at his table. The Tri-City Herald…

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December 13, 2013 at 9:08 AM

First flu death of season in Washington

The Associated Press KENNEWICK, Tri-Cities — A Tri-Cities woman in her 50s is the first flu death of the season in Washington. State Health Department spokesman Marqise Allen says the woman died in the past week. Benton-Franklin health officer Dr. Amy Person told the Tri-City Herald the woman had chronic medical conditions that put her at…

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December 10, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Missing Kennewick girl may be in Mexico

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — Kennewick police believe a missing 14-year-old girl or the 19-year-old man suspected of abducting her have tried to contact friends since an Amber alert was issued last week. Sgt. Ken Lattin told the Tri-City Herald someone in the Tri-Cities knows something and police just want to make sure the girl is safe. Police…

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