The unsolved murder of Kennewick teen Hunter Black is among youth gun deaths nationwide since the 2018 Parkland, Florida high school shooting. Eight Tri-City killings involved Tri-Cities children in 5 years.
Police arrested a man after he and two others barricaded themselves inside an 11th Avenue home in Pasco and started a standoff. Tri-City Regional SWAT got them to surrender. One man had a stolen AR-15 rifle.
Pasco firefighters teamed up with the American Red Cross to get bed shaker fire alarms for a family with hard of hearing children. The smoke detectors vibrate to alert deaf or hearing impaired people of danger.
A Pasco man is facing possible second-degree assault charges after he allegedly punched, choked and kicked his girlfriend and then cut her on the arm on West Court Street on Thursday, Feb. 14, say Pasco police.
Pasco police shared a Vanilla Ice-themed message which struck the right chord for people looking to make their way through the morning’s winter weather. The post went viral with hundreds getting into the fun.
A convicted California robber hid in a bedroom of a West Richland house with police outside of the door for about an hour. He was surrendered and was arrested on a warrant after the hour-long standoff.
Christine M. Gillum of Kennewick is serving a 3-month county jail sentence for neglecting her pets, leading to the deaths of three cats and three dogs. She also filed false reports of a rape and assault.
Death and homicide statistics for Benton County have been released by Coroner’s Office for 2018. Seven people were killed including six shootings, makes for an annual high which topped the past 10 years.
Victor M. Ulloa, 34, is in the Benton County jail accused of threatening to kill his estranged wife and himself with a pistol while eating at Sterling’s restaurant in Tri-Cities, Washington, with their toddler.
A Richland judge sentenced Zayne K. Barbre to 28 years in federal prison for child pornography. Barbre, 29, videoed meth use and sex acts with teenage boys and shared them. He still faces Benton County charges.
A Richland man led Pasco police on a chase from Franklin County to Wallula in a minivan stolen from a Pasco truck stop Thursday. It started near Highway 12 and went through Burbank before ending at paper mill.
Richland officials announced they were starting a second search for a new police chief using recruitment firm Ralph Andersen and Associates. The move comes months after the city decided against two finalists.
A semi truck hauling cattle nearly plunged into the Snake River when it skidded off snowy Highway 12 near Pasco when the driver tried to avoid a crash during a snowstorm. The cattle spent the night in the truck.