A Pasco woman was hospitalized Tuesday after her car was slammed into the back of a cement truck on Highway 240 in Richland. The cement mixer was stopped at a rail crossing at 10:55 a.m. near Robertson Drive on the bypass highway.
Women from Kennewick and Othello were injured in a crash six miles west of Connell on Highway 260 Monday, according to the Washington State Patrol. Luzero Flores of Othello and Nancy James of Kennewick were taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland.
The former acting administrator at a home for juvenile offenders in Richland pleaded guilty to a felony and gross misdemeanor after having sexual contact with an 18-year-old felon housed at state’s Twin Rivers Community Facility. Mindi M. Stoker, 39, of Pasco, will not have to register as a sex offender because the felony is not a sex crime.
The extra cars have been out since Aug. 19 and will continue through Sept. 5. Local participants include Kennewick police, Pasco police, West Richland police, Prosser police, Benton County sheriff’s deputies and Franklin County sheriff’s deputies.
A Yakima man who admitted being high on drugs when his truck smashed into a car stopped on a Interstate 82, killing a Pasco couple, could spend less than eight years in prison. Brent A. Owens, 40, pleaded guilty last week in Yakima County Superior Court to two counts of vehicular homicide Leonard “Len” Shure, a Franklin County jail sergeant, and his wife, JoAn, died.
The Franklin County coroner has identified a man found dead in Mesa, Washington, near the elementary school. An autopsy showed the man had a tattoo of what appears to be a face with a toothy evil grin or “Joker” image on his upper right arm. The man was from Cottage Grove, Ore.
A Pasco, Washington, girl was hurt after a four-car, chain-reaction collision Aug. 25, 2016, at Highway 395 and Yelm Street in Kennewick. A Pasco, Washington, driver was cited for following too close by the Washington State Patrol.
The Latino Civic Alliance is organizing forums in Moses Lake and Pasco, Washington, to develop visions for community policing. People are encouraged to express their ideas on how to create safe, healthy communities. The Pasco, Washington, forum is Oct. 29.
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.
A Hermiston, Oregon, man was arrested after shooting another man Aug. 24, 2016, in a dispute over a woman. Hermiston police responded to calls about 8:15 a.m. of a man who was shot in the leg, said Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston.
Kennewick police are asking for the public’s help after exhausting their leads in the gang-related death outside a Kennewick, Washington, apartment Aug. 26, 2016. Police are still looking for two suspects who shot a man who confronted them as they were carving their rival gang insignia on his parked SUV.
Deborah Parker of Prosser was injured when she crashed a three-wheel motorcycle due to inexperience, according to the Washington State Patrol. The crash was at North Gap Road at the exit from Interstate 82 at Prosser.
JoAn and Leonard “Len” Shure were killed Oct. 23, 2015, when their car was hit from behind while stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 82 near Union Gap, Wash. The other driver, Brent A. Owens, pleaded guilty in Yakima County Superior Court to being high on drugs when his truck smashed into their car. Len Shure was a sergeant at the Franklin County jail in Pasco, Wash.
A brief chase took place Tuesday southbound down Broadmoor Boulevard and Road 100 until Rodriguez’s green Dodge Grand Caravan hit a stop sign on a corner at Willow Way. Pasco police helped state troopers arrest Rodriguez.