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December 21, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Kennewick pharmacy technician accused of stealing medication

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — Police in Kennewick  arrested a pharmacy technician accused of stealing at least 17,000 pills while working at a Walgreens store. The Tri-City Herald reports  32-year-old Marianne Folk pleaded innocent to a charge of first-degree theft at a Thursday court appearance in Benton County. According to court documents, the store’s security manager told police…

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December 19, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Officials: Kennewick student shot by Minnesota police had knife

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities say a Kennewick man who was killed by police on a busy Minnesota freeway was repeatedly stabbing himself in the moments before the shooting, then charged at officers with a knife. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says 18-year-old Johnathon Dean Mar ignored officers’ commands to drop the knife in the…

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December 18, 2014 at 6:39 AM

Officials: Kennewick student shot dead by Minnesota authorities

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — A man killed by Minnesota police after an apparent homicide and high-speed chase has been identified as a Washington state high school senior, but questions remained Thursday about why he was in Minnesota and what led to his confrontation with officers. Johnathon Dean Mar, 18, of Kennewick, died a day earlier of…

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December 2, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Kennewick shooting suspect caught in Oregon

The Associated Press HERMISTON, Ore. — Federal marshals have captured a man in Eastern Oregon who was sought in a shooting last week in Washington state. The East Oregonian reports that 32-year-old Tyree Q. Houfmuse was taken into custody Monday at an apartment complex in Hermiston. Houfmuse was wanted in the shooting of 29-year-old Anthony L. Asselin during a…

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November 24, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Man, woman found dead in Kennewick home

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — Law enforcement officials say the bodies of a man and a woman have been found in a Kennewick home. The Tri-City Herald reports that a family friend found the bodies at mid-day Monday. A dog was also found dead. Benton County sheriff’s officers are investigating. No identities were immediately released and no details…

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October 13, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Police: fortuneteller says to have faith, then makes off with cash and jewels

A fortuneteller faces a December trial after allegedly stealing a combined $16,200 in cash, gold and jewels from two clients. Delma Aide Pineda-Perez, who works under the name Amalia,  allegedly told the clients in August to hand over their valuables so she could pray over the items and make a curse go away, and that she…

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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 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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August 31, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Dust storm leads to about 50 vehicles in collisions near Kennewick

The Tri-City Herald Kennewick — Authorities estimate about 50 vehicles were involved in multiple collisions on Interstate 82 Saturday afternoon amidst blowing dust. Nine people were taken to Tri-City hospitals, but none had life-threatening injuries, said Capt. Devin Helland of Benton Fire District 1. “For as many cars as were damaged and hit, it was remarkable that…

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