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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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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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