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Crime

50-year sentence ordered in 2011 Kennewick home invasion, jewelry store robbery

Vicente Guizar Figueroa, 21, was ordered Aug. 25, 2016, to serve 50 years in prison for the 2011 kidnapping of a Kennewick, Wash., family. Vicente Figueroa was one of three gunmen who forced their way into the home and ordered the father to take them to his store, Touchstone Jewelers, so they could steal the inventory. Vicente Figueroa already is serving almost 30 years in a California prison for a nearly identical crime.

Health & Science

UN official: For Afghan women 'glass is half full'

As the United States prepared to invade Taliban-ruled Afghanistan 15 years ago, then-First Lady Laura Bush took over her husband's weekly radio address to tell the American people that part of the reason for going to war after the attacks of September 11, 2001, was to liberate Afghan women from the brutality that had been forced on them by the extremists' regime.

Videos

Opening of Sage Crest Elementary School

Principal Rob Phillips introduces the newest elementary school in the Kennewick School District, Sage Crest. The school, in the Southridge neighborhood, will house almost 500 students and over 70 staff members when school starts next week. For Phillips his goal is to make the school become "a second home" for those who go there.
Sarah Gordon Tri-City Herald
Opening of Sage Crest Elementary School 1:24

Opening of Sage Crest Elementary School

Young entrepreneurs run lemonade stand to raise money for fair, carnival admission 0:54

Young entrepreneurs run lemonade stand to raise money for fair, carnival admission

Jobs of NASCAR: Meet a NASCAR hauler driver and tour the 'storage space on wheels' 2:05

Jobs of NASCAR: Meet a NASCAR hauler driver and tour the 'storage space on wheels'

Kahlotus resident Mirela Haurdic tells about fire evacuation 1:12

Kahlotus resident Mirela Haurdic tells about fire evacuation