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February 12, 2015 at 12:30 PM

A look at 4 previous police shootings in Tri-Cities

The fatal shooting by Pasco police Tuesday is the fifth involving law enforcement officers in the Tri-Cities since June 27, according to media reports and court records. Two of the previous shootings involved Pasco police officers while a third was by a Benton County sheriff’s deputy working as part of a regional SWAT team….


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February 3, 2015 at 6:01 AM

Disabled elderly woman rescued from burning Kennewick duplex

Tri-City Herald  (TNS) When a medical alert company asked a Kennewick woman to check in on a disabled neighbor Monday morning, she thought it was perhaps to help reposition her in bed, as she had done in the past. But Dori Roberson couldn’t get the security code for neighbor Karen O’Conner’s door to work. She also kept…


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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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