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October 22, 2013 at 6:10 AM
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 turned out to be a false alarm.
KNDU-TV reports some passengers were to be bused to Seattle while others waited for the plane to be cleared to continue the flight.
A Delta spokesman did not immediately return a call for confirmation and details.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman at a Seattle-area operations center said she could not confirm the landing and directed inquiries to an FAA spokesman who did not immediately return an email.
PASCO (AP) — A Delta Air Lines jet reportedly made an emergency landing at Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco last night.
No injuries were reported.
A passenger told the TV station the plane was bound from Atlanta to Seattle.
A Delta spokesperson did not immediately return a call for confirmation and details
September 11, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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 reports that Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant is waiting for the results of the state investigation before taking action. The gambling commission has told him the type of pool Martin allegedly was involved with is fairly common in workplaces.
The newspaper says the pool cost participants $115 to compete for the entire 2011 regular season and playoffs.
July 11, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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 business called Poppydog Farms and Dried Poppies Direct, selling seed pods for decorative purposes.
The Frenches were arrested in October and accused of selling controlled substances. They were not charged, but federal prosecutors began seeking the forfeiture of their property.
A lawyer for the Frenches said in January they had no idea they were selling anything illegal.
TThe Tri-City Metro Drug Task Force and agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration led yesterday’s raid.
June 26, 2013 at 6:41 AM
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 Cy Sun is out of a job following yesterday’s recall election. Things have been pretty much a mess down there for some time. Let’s see what happens now.
We’re predicting flip flops by Friday. Despite all the rain and some flooding in places overnight, it’s supposed to be relatively warmer today and more so tomorrow and by Friday, when the high temperature is expected to be in upper 70s with sunny skies. And we could reach the 80s by Sunday. Let’s hope that forecast is spot on. (Speaking of that flooding: Water seeps into Bellevue Square stores, Bellevue Park condos)
Fatal crash: There was a fatal crash on Highway 530 near Oso east of Arlington when a car slammed into a power pole early this morning.
The U.S. Supreme Court could rule today (or sometime this week) on California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, commonly referred to as DOMA.
Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:
- Voting Rights Act ‘effectively gutted’ by high court, critics say
- She stole another’s identity, and took her secret to the grave. Who was she?
- Yes, summer job paid tuition back in ’81, but then we got cheap | Danny Westneat
- Pike Place Market plans focus on link to proposed waterfront park
- Putin: ‘Nyet’ to U.S. request to turn over Snowden
Memo light: Lola | By Todd Clark
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May 15, 2013 at 5:48 AM
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 treatment started for the rabies virus immediately after she was bitten three days earlier.
“Everything’s fine. It’s 100 percent curable,” Derek said.
But that might not have been the case if Alanna’s grandmother had not seen the bat land on her, he said.
Derek and Melissa had dropped Alanna off with her grandparents Saturday evening while they went out to dinner.
The evening was unseasonably warm and Dan and Sandra Anderson had Alanna out on the deck of their west Pasco house.
As the umbrella was about a quarter of the way open she saw “something black flutter out toward Alanna,” Sandra said. “It was weird. I thought maybe it was moths.”
That’s when she saw a small bat clinging to Alanna’s back near her left shoulder.
Sandra flicked at it, but the bat didn’t move. She flicked it a second time and it flew off.
The bat only had been on Alanna for seconds, but when her grandmother looked closely she saw two tiny pinpricks where the bat had been sitting near her shoulder and another pair in the center of her back.
Alanna had not cried, at least until she saw how upset her grandmother was.
At the Kadlec Regional Medical Center emergency department in Richland, the baby was given two immunoglobulin shots and started on a series of an additional four vaccine shots to be spread over two weeks. At that point they did not know the bat was rabid.
Because her grandmother touched the bat, she also is getting the series of shots, and, as a precaution, her grandfather is too because the bat fluttered past him, Sandra said.
March 7, 2013 at 6:48 AM
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 no evidence he threatened to harm another student.
The 6-year-old was suspended Feb. 28 at James McGee Elementary School. The district said Wednesday the incident will be erased from his record.
November 27, 2012 at 7:04 AM
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.
Casino worker fired for calling police: The worker had just clocked out when she saw a man strike a woman outside a Pasco casino last Thursday. The victim looked pretty scared, so when the man got into a car and drove off, the worker wrote down the license plate number and called police. The casino manager gave the worker the boot, saying she should have called management and casino security first … Say that again? The suspect was never caught.
How about Sounders FC midfielder Osvaldo Alonso being named one of the best 11 players in the MLS for 2012 as voted by teams, players and media?
Sun today, maybe, but then the rain returns. Hey, quit complaining. It’s November. Got pretty cold the past few nights, didn’t it?
Stories trending this morning on seattletimes.com:
- On 81st birthday, Oregon man gives company to employees
- Is the abnormal tale of Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman too good to be true?
- California farmers want orcas taken off endangered-species
- Las Vegas Bowl looks like probable destination for Huskies
- Former Fla. GOP leaders: New election law meant to suppress vote
October 2, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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 shop in Pasco, Powers Equipment, where it found two contaminated items — a pin and shims removed from the excavator.
McKenna says the levels of contamination are low and worker health was not at risk.
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