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03/28/2017
Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stock indexes sharply higher Tuesday, snapping an eight-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average. The rally was broad, with materials and … Click to Continue »
03/28/2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The possible bankruptcy of U.S. nuclear developer Westinghouse Electric Co is a "concern" for President Donald Trump's administration and a potential national security issue, an administration official told Reuters on Tuesday.


03/28/2017
The Latest on France's presidential campaign (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect … Click to Continue »
03/28/2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said on Tuesday he will not divulge - even to other members of his panel - who gave him intelligence reports that indicated President Donald Trump and his associates may have been ensnared in incidental intelligence collection.


03/28/2017
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly seemed to disparage a senior African American congresswoman because of the lawmaker’s appearance - comparing her hair to a “James Brown wig.” O'Reilly later said … Click to Continue »
03/28/2017
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A patron who stole a book from a Montana library in 1982 has returned it after reading it at least 25 times, having it restored and having the author sign it. The man said having the stolen copy of Richard Matheson's 1975 novel "Bid Time Return" had been bugging him. He included a $200 donation to the Great Falls Library and in a letter asked for forgiveness.
03/28/2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era regulations to curb climate change, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry while calling into question U.S. support for an international deal to fight global warming.


03/28/2017
MOSUL, Iraq/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The senior U.S. commander in Iraq acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S.-led coalition probably had a role in an explosion in Mosul believed to have killed scores of civilians but said Islamic State could also be to blame.


03/28/2017

Former Kennewick City Attorney John Ziobro has been selected to complete the Benton County District Court term of Joe Burrowes, which expires next year.

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03/28/2017
(Reuters) - The state of Michigan will replace water lines serving at least 18,000 homes in Flint over the next three years under a settlement approved by a U.S. judge to address a 2015 crisis that exposed residents to lead in their drinking water.


03/28/2017
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc released its first diversity report on Tuesday, showing that women and non-white employees are underrepresented at the ride-services company - just as they are at many other technology firms.


03/28/2017
Get help listening for and identifying different species of birds during the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society’s monthly walk Saturday. Many species of birds are migrating through the area and … Click to Continue »
03/28/2017
A con artist called a Richland man asking for money to support fallen police officers. He didn’t know he called the police. The Richland police officer asked the caller for … Click to Continue »
03/28/2017
A new chief was appointed to head the Columbia Basin College Foundation. Alissa Watkins, previously the foundation’s director of philanthropy, is the new executive director of the nonprofit organization. The … Click to Continue »
03/28/2017
Boaters, including wheat shippers, will have to wait longer for the navigation lock at Little Goose Dam on the Snake River near Starbuck to reopen. The lock now is expected … Click to Continue »
03/28/2017
A Missouri Western student was recently banned from Tinder after she entreated men to send her money. Maggie Archer, 20, used nothing more than a few words in her Tinder … Click to Continue »
03/28/2017
A 65-year-old Fort Worth man has been charged with possessing child porn and sexual abuse of two children after lending his computer to a young family friend, who discovered nude … Click to Continue »
03/28/2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that the Trump administration strongly supports a bill to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc.


03/28/2017
Cpl. Kevin Holtry’s pain strikes unexpectedly. And often. He compares it to getting stabbed and electrocuted at the same time. “Stabbed with an electrical rod,” he told the Statesman. Some … Click to Continue »
03/28/2017
On March 26th at about 6:30 a.m., Benton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call that a woman was found not breathing by her daughter. 
03/28/2017
A full renovation of the boat launch at Two Rivers Park on the Columbia River in Finley is planned. But first, Benton County need permission from the Army Corps of … Click to Continue »
03/28/2017
There are dumb criminals, and then there’s this guy. Police in Washington, D.C., are looking for a man who tried to rob a 7-11 there. He had a gun and … Click to Continue »
03/28/2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite imagery of North Korea's main nuclear test site taken over the weekend indicates that Pyongyang could be in the final stages of preparations for a sixth nuclear test, a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday.


03/28/2017
Kennewick police would like to know the signature of the “artist” spray painting graffiti on a gazebo wall Tuesday. Surveillance video captured the image of a woman painting the wall … Click to Continue »
03/28/2017
Spiders are quite literally all around us. A recent entomological survey of North Carolina homes turned up spiders in 100 percent of them, including 68 percent of bathrooms and more … Click to Continue »
03/28/2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence surged to a more than 16-year high in March amid growing labor market optimism while the goods trade deficit narrowed sharply in February, indicating the economy was regaining momentum after faltering at the start of the year.


03/28/2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Republican leaders said on Tuesday they still intended to repeal and replace Obamacare after their White House-backed bill failed to get enough support and collapsed last week.


03/28/2017
Two generations ago, they were often written off as a bunch of hippies making backpacks and climbing gear for niche markets. But in recent decades, companies such as Patagonia and … Click to Continue »
03/28/2017

Sunnyside police officer resigns during investigation - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |
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SUNNYSIDE, WA - As of March 24th, 2017, Officer Anthony Russell has resigned from the Sunnyside Police Department. Officer Russell had been on paid Administrative Leave since October 2016 while the department investigated potential policy violations ...

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03/28/2017
The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators … Click to Continue »