Crime

Kennewick Police upgrade with SPIDR Tech partnership

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Kennewick Police Department announced a new partnership on Tuesday, February 23 that should equip them with more modern technology to help keep the community safe. According to a release by the Kennewick Police, they've partnered with…

Washington overdose deaths increased 38% in early 2020

OLYMPIA, Wash. — With the pandemic looming overhead, Washington state saw a rapid increase in opioid-related overdose deaths at the start of 2020, according to research by the Washington Department of Health (DOH). In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health…

Washington Senate passes police arbitration bill

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to create a panel of arbitrators to review police discipline decisions and to better track law enforcement arbitration cases statewide. The measure is part of an ambitious package…

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Washington Senate passes police arbitration bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to create a panel of arbitrators to review police discipline decisions and to better track law enforcement arbitration cases statewide. The measure is part of an ambitious…

Baby killed in Oregon DUI crash

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — An infant was killed and two adults were hospitalized following a crash in Clatsop County, Oregon. KPTV reports the vehicle’s 23-year-old male driver was arrested on charges that include drunken driving, manslaughter, assault and reckless driving. Oregon State…