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Felon gets 3 years for high-speed chase

Romero-Rivera MOSES LAKE A convicted felon who led police on a high-speed chase that ended in significant injuries for his passenger and himself will be spending three years behind prison bars. Nicholas Romero-Rivera, 29, of Moses Lake, pleaded guilty in Grant County Superior Court to vehicular assa

COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD - 2018-03-20 12:00:00

Back to work for deputy who accidentally shot wife

File photo Deputy Jose Rivera stands in Grant County Superior Court during a previous court hearing. EPHRATA Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones announced on Monday that a deputy who accidentally shot his wife in Moses Lake over the summer has been cleared to return to work. Deputy Jose Riverapreviously

COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD - 2018-03-20 12:00:00

Moses Lake woman uses social media, art to keep little girl's memory alive

MOSES LAKE, Wash.-- A Moses Lake woman is reaching thousands across the United States and honoring the memory of a 2-year-old girl. Along with her rock art, a name is being seen, spoken and photographed. With each package of rocks sent to anyone who has requested them, "hashtag BrynlieBug" is handw

KREM - 2018-03-21 12:21:00

Coroner: Toddler accidentally drowned in Yakima River

BENTON CITY, Wash. - A 2-year-old boy died from cold water drowning in the Yakima River on Monday afternoon, the Benton County Coroner's Office confirms. He and his 3-year-old brother went missing from their home just after 2:30 p.m. near DeMoss Road in the Benton City area. Their father had been wa

YAKTRINEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 23:17:36

Man charged with child rape, incest returned to Kennewick after fleeing country

KENNEWICK, Wash. - A child rape suspect is back in Kennewick after he fled to Panama last November, only to be captured and escorted to Miami, Florida. Clay Haynes, 46, is facing charges of child rape, molestation and incest for allegedly sexually abusing two girls for several years at his Kennewick

YAKTRINEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 00:16:30

Othello Police warn of fraud text message circulating

Othello Police want to warn people of a fraud text message circulating in the area. They've received multiple reports of citizens receiving a text message regarding a "power disconnect notice for PUD." The text message mentions that power will be cut off within 30 minutes if no payment is received.


He was paid to care for a blind, mute Kennewick man. Hidden cameras revealed beatings, police say | Tri-City Herald

A Kennewick mother is fearful for her adult son's safety after her in-home caregiver for 10 years allegedly attacked him. James O. Dickerson Jr. was caught March 14 on surveillance video punching his patient in the lower abdomen, striking the man's legs and hitting him in the face, police said. The

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-03-21 01:34:00

MLCA feed sets fundraising record

Courtesy photo The crab and prime rib feed to benefit the Moses Lake Christian Academy athletic programs and facilities set a fundraising record. MOSES LAKE The 10th annual Crab and Prime Rib Feed benefiting the athletic programs and facilities at Moses Lake Christian Academy over the weekend broke

COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

Tri-City con man didn't fake his ID, just learned his true identity, lawyer says | Tri-City Herald

The attorney for a Tri-City con man said that his client learned while serving his latest prison term that he was not who he thought he was. Michael Peter Spitzauer is accused of providing false information in an application for a U.S. passport while on probation for a case related to his former com


Eleven of 31 restaurants fail inspections by health department

Eleven out of 31 establishments failed inspections by the Benton-Franklin Health District's food safety team in results released for the week ending March 2. An additional 14 earned perfect marks on the 418-point inspection, which covers food safety knowledge, handling practices and sanitation. The


Okanogan deputies: 19-year-old man shoots mom, then self

Deputies and officers in Okanogan County are investigating after a shooting Sunday morning. Okanogan County Sheriff's deputies and officers from the Brewster police Department responded to a call at 502 North Star Road in Brewster for a report of a 19-year-old man with a gun. As deputies were headed


One dead in early morning fire in Prosser

One person is dead after an early morning fire destroyed a travel trailer in Prosser. Firefighters were called to 14505 North Griffin Road at 1:54 a.m. and found a travel trailer fully engulfed, said Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher. There are reports the flames brought down power lines and thr


Man shot in leg following confrontation off of Old Naches Highway

NACHES, Wash. - Authorities say a 27-year-old Naches man was shot in the leg Saturday on Old Naches Highway just west of Naches. Deputies say the man was shot about 2:37 p.m. after a confrontation between two groups of people off the highway. Yakima County sheriff's Sgt. Christopher Gray said multip


This Pasco man is no stranger to breath tests. He's on his ninth DUI

A Pasco man did not hold back when asked how much he had to drink before getting behind the wheel: "Plenty." Hector Orozco was asked to clarify just how much that was during a Jan. 25 traffic stop in Pasco. He told Officer Travis Park he wouldn't lie and said it was a "six pack or more," court docu


1 in serious condition after I-82 crash

A 75-year-old Kennewick man is in serious condition after a Sunday morning crash on Interstate 82. James F. Emfinger is being treated at Trios Southridge Hospital with injuries to his head and leg after his Toyota Scion crashed into a Subaru Forester parked on the shoulder near the exit for Coffin


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


I Can Only Imagine' comes to Moses Lake

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions/courtesy photo Bart Millard (John Michael Finley) in the new film I Can Only Imagine, which opened in Moses Lake Thursday. MOSES LAKE A Christian-themed story of redemption and forgiveness opened Thursday at Fairchild Cinemas in Moses Lake. I Can Only Imagine is sc


Trial for 1991 murder underway

Richard Byrd/Columbia Basin Herald Murder suspect Arnulfo Bravo stands in Grant County Superior Court on Thursday. EPHRATA A trial for a murder case that is over two decades old began in Grant County Superior Court this week. Arnulfo Bravo, 66, is accused of killing Barbara J. Kipp, his girlfriend a


Man arrested for theft, drugs in Moses Lake

Moses Lake Police Department/courtesy photo Alejandro Mendoza-Mendoza, 34, was arrested in Moses Lake on Tuesday for drugs and theft. MOSES LAKE An alleged thief and drug dealer was arrested in Moses Lake Tuesday. On Tuesday morning detectives with the Moses Lake Police Departments Street Crimes Uni


She overdosed while driving next to a Kennewick club. Her child was in the backseat | Tri-City Herald

A woman was arrested Friday after she overdosed on drugs while driving with her child in the back seat. Police officers were called to a portion of Edison Street and found a Cadillac blocking the right lane of traffic. They found Taylor Penny in the driver's seat. Officers tried to get her attentio