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January 6, 2014 at 6:53 AM

Suspect in Spokane homicide shoots self in Pasco

SPOKANE (AP) — Police say a 26-year-old man who accidentally shot himself in the leg Saturday at a Pasco motel is a suspect in a fatal shooting Friday in Spokane. Brandon Mellon was taken to a hospital in Portland in critical condition The Spokesman-Review reports he’s under guard and will be returned to Spokane for the homicide…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: arrest, homicide, Pasco

October 22, 2013 at 6:10 AM

UPDATE: Delta flight lands in Seattle after diversion

UPDATE: 7:50 a.m. | PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A Seattle-bound Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta that made an emergency landing Monday night to Pasco finally landed about 6 a.m. Tuesday at Sea-Tac Airport. KOMO reports the Boeing 757 had landed at the Tri-Cities airport after a sensor indicated a fire in the cargo hold, which…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: emergency landing, Pasco, plane

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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0 Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: Franklin County, illegal betting, Pasco

July 11, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Franklin County poppy farm raided

PASCO, Tri-Cities (AP) — A Franklin County poppy farm was raided by a drug task force Wednesday and what authorities say are illegal poppy plants were cut down. Franklin County Sheriff Richard Lathim called the cultivation of the flowers brazen. The Tri-City Herald reports Ken and Shanna French bought the property two years ago and started a…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: illegall poppy plants, Pasco, raid

June 26, 2013 at 6:41 AM

Wednesday Memo: Shot Pasco teen dies … Pacific mayor out … Flip flops Friday

Sad news out of the Tri-Cities: A 15-year-old and his buddies were playing with a gun in Pasco several days ago when the gun went off, striking the boy in the head. Guns accidentally kill people. KNDO has the story. Bad news for Pacific mayor, good news for opponents: Looks as though Pacific Mayor…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: DOMA, Pacific mayor, Pasco

May 15, 2013 at 5:48 AM

Rabid bat bites Pasco baby

Tri-City Herald MCT REGIONAL NEWS A Pasco baby is being treated to prevent rabies after she was bitten twice by a rabid bat last weekend on her grandparents’ deck. Derek and Melissa Anderson learned Tuesday afternoon that the bat had tested positive for rabies. But they had taken their 11-month-old daughter, Alanna, to the emergency room and had…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Health | Topics: baby, Pasco, rabid bat

March 7, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Suspension overturned for Pasco first-grader sent home for talking about toy guns

The Associated Press PASCO — The Pasco School District has decided to overturn the suspension of a first-grader who was sent home for talking about toy guns. The district determined no discipline was warranted after talking with the parents. The father, Mike Aguirre, told the Tri-City Herald his son Noah was punished for talking about Nerf guns and there’s…

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0 Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: guns, Pasco

November 27, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Tuesday Memo: Marriage certificate rewrite … WSU fall … Casino fires good Samaritan

Out goes “bride,” “groom,” “husband” and “wife” on state marriage certificates: At least that’s possible as the state Health Department grapples with rewriting the certificates in response to the state’s same-sex marriage law. How’s ”Spouse A” and “Spouse B?” KIRO reports. Sure seems this happens a lot at Wazzu: Fourth student falls from building on WSU…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Alonso, Pasco, rain

October 2, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Radioactive Hanford excavator sent to Pasco shop

The Associated Press PASCO — An excavator contaminated with radiation was mistakenly sent from the Hanford nuclear reservation to a Pasco shop last week for maintenance. Washington Closure Hanford spokesman Mark McKenna says the problem was discovered Monday afternoon when the excavator was returned to Hanford. The Tri-City Herald reports a crew was sent to the…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, General news, Government | Topics: excavator, Hanford, Pasco