Crime

Crime

Death penalty repeal bill introduced in Washington state

Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday announced proposed legislation to abolish the death penalty in Washington state. No Tri-City inmates are currently on death row but one active case is being considered for the death penalty following the November abduction and murder of the wife of a Kennewick pawn shop owner.

Crime

Sex offender accused of new molestation of Richland girl

Prosecutors now allege that a sex offender who wrote letters from jail to a young teen actually molested her before he was locked up. Kevin L. Kron, 32, pleaded innocent in Benton County Superior Court to first-degree child molestation. That is in addition to his current felony charge of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

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Former Kennewick teacher charged with raping teen

A former Kennewick middle school teacher charged with sending sexually explicit photos of herself to at least four students is now accused of having sex with one of them. Tonie Ann Reiboldt, 43, pleaded innocent Jan. 11, in Benton County Superior Court to one count of third-degree rape of a child.

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Prosser firefighter’s body escorted home

Firefighters from West Benton Fire and Rescue joined other emergency personnel Monday as the body of James S. Wildman, 23, was placed into a vehicle at the coroner's office in Yakima to be driven to Prosser. Wildman, a firefighter with the department, was one of two men killed in a crash Saturday after the vehicle he was driving landed in the Naches River.

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GNC Robbery

A robber remains at large after holding up a GNC, a nutritional supplement store at 2879 W. Kennewick Ave shortly before noon. Kennewick Police are actively looking for the suspect described as a young white male.
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GNC Robbery 0:47

GNC Robbery

Pasco Police Officer Adam Wright testifies 1:27

Pasco Police Officer Adam Wright testifies

Woman dies crossing Clearwater in Kennewick 0:41

Woman dies crossing Clearwater in Kennewick

Scene of Van Giesen Street wreck where motorcyclist was killed 0:16

Scene of Van Giesen Street wreck where motorcyclist was killed