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Contract employee agrees to pay $124K for fraud allegations
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — An executive with a Hanford Nuclear Reservation private contractor has been accused of taking more than $40,000 in illegal kickbacks.The U.S. Department of Justice says Richard Olsen, vice president of finance for Mission Support Alliance, has agreed to pay about triple that a
2 injured after personal watercraft crash
The Tri-City Herald reports that two people were riding on the watercraft near the Franklin County side of the river, across from Howard Amon Park, on Saturday when they ran aground.
Long awaited dispatch merger officially in affect in Mid-Columbia
The new dispatch center will provide services to police and fire departments in Kennewick, Richland, and West Richland. Calls to the Prosser Police Department, Benton County Sheriff's Office and Benton County Fire districts 1,2,4,5 and 6 will also be routed through the center.
Grant County Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Two After Ephrata-Area Accident - NewsRadio 560 KPQ
From a GCSO Release – At approximately 3:30am August 1st, two male subjects, apparently trying to hide a stolen car after crashing it, called for medical assistance complaining of injuries they said were received in an assault. Stolen credit cards, an illegal firearm, as well as a spent bullet casin
Fishing halted in Tri-City area due to hot river waters
The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that as of Monday, any sockeye or summer chinook salmon must be released if they are caught in the Columbia River in the Tri-City area, starting at the Blue Bridge between Kennewick and Pasco upstream to the Interstate 182 bridge between
One dead in vehicle crash in Grant County, driver charged with DUI
SOAP LAKE, Wash. -- One person is dead following a vehicle crash near Soap Lake in Grant County Saturday, according to Washington State Patrol.
Trespassing. Meth. Now burning. Career criminal faces new Tri-Cities charges
Jared W. Pruitt, 27,had methamphetamine on him when tracked downa short time later by Kennewick police.
Two people are arrested after a drug bust in Kennewick
KENNEWICK, Wash. -Two people are arrested after a drug bust in Kennewick. It happened early Sunday morning at a home on the 600 block of East 9th Place.Kennewick Police arrested 32-year old Beth Rieger and 32-year old Lance Robertson for possession of meth and marijuana and supplying the drugs to ch
Man charged with attempted murder in WinCo shooting
RICHLAND, Wash. - A man accused of shooting a woman in the head at WinCo Foods in Richland has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, according to the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office.
Grant County Health District investigates rare meningitis case
MOSES LAKE, Wash. - The Grant County Health District is investigating a confirmed case of Invasive Neisseria Meningitidis, a rare and dangerous form of meningitis typically found in Africa.
Workers owed $1M in back wages for Richland nuclear plant work
An Energy Northwest subcontractor was ordered to pay more than $1 million in back wages to workers it employed at the nuclear power plant near Richland.Energy Northwest, the owner and operator of the Columbia Generating Station, has hired Crane Nuclear since 2011 to work on refueling outages at the
Next steps in automated apple picking
A Moses Lake, Wash., company, Automated Ag Systems, has teamed up with a Michigan firm to provide growers with what maybe the best harvest assist for apples shy of robotic pickers.
He singled out a transient. Prison ordered in Kennewick hatchet attack
A 27-year-old man is going to prison forattacking a stranger with a hatchetat a Kennewick car wash.Rafael Mejia Virrueta reportedlytargeted the 49-year-old victimafter learning the man was a transient.The victim, Coy Jones, was left with a large cut below his bottom lip, and had a significant amount