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Richland Man infected with West Nile Virus, 4th in the State
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:53:22 -0700

BENTON COUNTY, WA -A man in the Tri-Cities is now the fourth person in Washington State to have contracted the west nile virus.

More than 50 Cars involved in dust storm crashes
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:15:19 -0700

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. (KNDU) - A multi-vehicle accident on I-82 near Locust Grove Road was caused by a dust storm.The crashes happened around 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon on I-82 near Locust Grove Road, south of Kennewick. The accident involved more than 50 cars, but officials said that was just an estimate. 26 people had minor injuries and nine were taken to the hospital.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Arkansas and Oklahoma Counties
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:02:29 -0700

There is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Adair, Delaware, Benton, Carroll, Madison, Washington, Sequoyah, Crawford and Franklin counties until 3 a.m. Tuesday. There is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for McDonald County until 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Beaver Lake Drowning Victims Identified
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:30:19 -0700

BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The drowning victims at Beaver Lake on Sept. 1 have been identified as Sean Kelley, 21, and Wilson Laibwij, 17, officials said. Both victims are from Springdale. Both bodies are at the Benton County Coroner’s Office. The bodies were recovered from two different drowning sites at Beaver Lake on Sept. 1, according […]

Columbia Basin Dive and Team Take Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:42:30 -0700

We have all by now heard of the ALS ice bucket challenge well some of Columbia Basin Dive and Rescue team members gave it whole new meaning Tuesday using 200 pounds of ice.

Dust storm blamed for major pile-up in near Kennewick
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:35:35 -0700

Officials say over 50 cars were involved in a major pile up crash.

Microsurfacing Projects to Impact Pasco Drivers on Tuesday, Wednesday
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:57:27 -0700

Drivers in Pasco may need to find alternate routes on Tuesday and Wednesday due to multiple microsurfacing projects.

Linn, Benton police have no surplus military gear
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:45:00 -0700

A federal program that provides unwanted military gear to law enforcement agencies has gained increased notoriety as a result of police response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month.

Labor Day holiday closures
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:35:00 -0700

Here is the schedule of holiday closures:

Ethics Board dismisses GOP senator's complaint against Inslee
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:51:40 -0700

Don Benton, a top GOP leader, had complained about Gov. Inslee dropping escorts that the management side wanted to continue in a labor dispute.