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March 14, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Richland nuclear plant operator wins $19 million in court ruling

The Associated Press RICHLAND — A federal court has ordered the Energy Department to pay Energy Northwest $19 million for its continued costs from the failure to open a national repository for spent fuel from its nuclear power plant at Richland. The department has not accepted spent fuel as promised because the Obama administration decided not to…


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December 17, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Falling TV kills Richland toddler

RICHLAND, Tri-Cities (AP) — Child Protective Services is investigating the death of a 18-month boy in Richland who was hit by a falling television. KEPR reports the boy suffered significant head trauma Sunday afternoon and died before reaching a hospital. Police say the boy’s mother, boyfriend and a neighbor were in the apartment at the…


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November 19, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Richland bride goes to jail for biting groom

RICHLAND, Tri-Cities (AP) — A Richland couple’s wedding night ended with the bride going to jail for biting the groom. Police say the couple argued and fought Saturday night at the Red Lion Hotel in Kennewick following the ceremony. Sgt. Ken Lattin says the 40-year-old bride was the aggressor in the fight and bit her 31-year-old husband. Lattin…


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September 12, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Mother of 2 stabbed to death in Richland

The Associated Press RICHLAND — The mother of two young children has been stabbed to death in Richland. The children, ages 6 and 2, arrived crying at a neighbor’s door about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, saying their mom was dead. The Tri-City Herald reports that police found 32-year-old Rebecca Vandeventer dead inside her apartment with what appeared to be…


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December 26, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Tased inmate dies in Benton County Jail hospital

The Associated Press RICHLAND — A 29-year-old man hospitalized after being stunned with a Taser at the Benton County jail has died. Kevin T. Culp of Spokane, who died Tuesday, was in the jail as a contract inmate for the state Department of Corrections. Benton County Coroner John Hansens said in a statement that an autopsy would…


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December 4, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Man running from police hit by car in Richland

RICHLAND — A man running from police was struck by a car and went through the windshield early Tuesday on Highway 240 in Richland. The injured man was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The Tri-City Herald reports the driver also was injured and taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. The Washington State Patrol…


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October 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Body found off California freeway was Alaska Airlines pilot from Richland

A body found Tuesday night along a freeway off-ramp in Burbank, Calif,. was that of a 55-year-old Richland, Wash., man. A passerby spotted the body along a fence at the Scott Road off-ramp to Interstate 5 about 6 p.m. and called authorities, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn tells the Los Angeles Times. He was identified as Clifford Morris…


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August 27, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Hope Solo’s grandma plays goalie in short film

The Associated Press RICHLAND — Olympian Hope Solo’s grandmother, 85-year-old Alice Shaw of Richland, stars as a goalie in a short film directed by actor Colin Cunningham. The Tri-City Herald reports the two met in January when Shaw went to Vancouver to watch Solo in a women’s soccer qualifying game for the London Olympics. She…


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May 24, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: City coyotes … Dry weekend … Sounders lose

Weather: Light rain today, but clear tomorrow (!), with 63 degrees expected on Saturday and 64 on Sunday. Not exactly camping weather for the holiday weekend, but this is the Northwest, and we’re tough, right? The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The map and cams. Coyotes in West Seattle … and just about everywhere…


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March 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Multitasking driver in stolen truck makes unexpected stop

Associated Press  KENNEWICK – Texting and eating while driving? Not the best plan. Do those things while driving a stolen truck and the trouble mounts. Kennewick police say a Chevy pickup truck previously stolen in nearby Richland ran into a ditch and drove through some logs and lawns before hitting a home Wednesday. Neighbors and the homeowner saw…


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