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SWAT team called to building in Pasco

Tri-Cities Regional Special Weapons and Tactics Team and Pasco Police assisted Benton County Sheriff's Office carry out an investigation Monday night at 403 W. Columbia Street in Pasco. Officials said the building has been an ongoing problem, with complaints…

Finley plant agrees to pay $650,000 in Clean Water Act case

TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) - A metal manufacturer in southern Washington has agreed to pay $650,000 and make improvements to its wastewater treatment systems along the Columbia River to settle a lawsuit brought by a nonprofit organization. 

Benton County Commissioners consider changes to justice center

The Benton County Commissioner's Office is assessing the cost-effectiveness of having a Department of Corrections, independent of the sheriff's office. Benton County Sheriff's Office is currently in charge of maintaining the jail, but District 1 County Commissioner, Jerome Delvin, said he has spoken with six counties across the state that have changed the leadership of their jail systems to be more economic, and allow the sheriff's office to focus on other aspects of law enforcement.

Benton PUD restoring power

KENNEWICK, WA - Benton PUD is working to restore power for homes and businesses in parts of Kennewick. Crews have been working through the morning in the areas around Clearwater Ave., Kennewick Ave., Hwy 395 and Huntington St. Upwards of…

Woman arrested for stealing cat and SUV in Richland

Pasco Police arrested Ashley D. Younger on Friday after receiving reports there was suspicious activity on the 4800 block of Tamarisk Drive in Richland. Younger was inside a GMC Acadia SUV, she claimed was a friend's car. Officers found a cat in the backseat that Younger claimed she rescued.

Washington State Patrol hoping to recruit more troopers

The Washington State Patrol has had problems in the past with retaining employees in the department. A study conducted in 2015 by the Washington State Joint Transportation Committee showed most troopers left the state patrol because of low pay, benefits, and issues with management.