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I'm a 25-plus-year radio veteran with a passion for talk radio and democracy. I grew up in Tri-Cities and studied journalism at Whitworth University. I love sports, particularly the Green Bay Packers and NASCAR. I threw hammer and played college ball. I've been at Newstalk since 2005. Very lucky, because the wife loves football and NASCAR as well! Five great wonderful kids, ranging from 26 to 7 years old.
Suspect Massey (Crime Stoppers)
Suspect Massey (Crime Stoppers)
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“Misunderstood” Suspect Seen Wednesday in Moses Lake

The guy Kennewick police are looking for, the 'misunderstood' fellow we profiled earlier this week, has been seen in Moses Lake. Reports indicate he has ties to that area. We're calling 29-year-old Brian Massey 'misunderstood' because of the cursive tattoo of that word across his forehead.

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JC Penney to shut 138 stores, many in Oregon (Google Street View)
JC Penney to shut 138 stores, many in Oregon (Google Street View)
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JC Penney To Close 138 Stores, 5 in Oregon-Will Kennewick Stay Open?

Despite turning a profit in 2016, JC Penney announced the closure of some 138 stores across the country, joining Macy's and Sears as other retail outlets who are dropping locations.  The retail giant is facing issues like the others, stemming from the growth of online shopping. The Boston Globe reported in February that analysts say these chains are what's called "overstored," meaning they have too many outlets to economically compete with online sales.

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Theft suspect busted driving stolen car, right in front of cop (Pasco PD)
Theft suspect busted driving stolen car, right in front of cop (Pasco PD)
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Stupid Car Thief Busted Driving Stolen Vehicle In Front of Police

Most of the time, when somebody boosts a car, they don't go tooling around town, using it as their daily driver. Usually, stolen cars are stripped for parts, or repainted or altered and sold. But then, some not so bright criminals just drive them around.

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Typo leads to another delay in Prosser pot changes (Getty Images)
Typo leads to another delay in Prosser pot changes (Getty Images)
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Typo Error Results in Extended Temporary Prosser Pot Ban

The City Council had planned this week to vote on possibly banning future pot business inside city limits, or changing the city statutes to match updates to state pot codes. But that didn't happen because of a typographical error.

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Gas pump where skimmer was found (Richland police)
Gas pump where skimmer was found (Richland police)
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ALERT! Richland Police Find Card Skimmer at Gas Station

If you used your credit or debit card at the pump at the Richland Jiffy Lube Shell station at Jadwin and Williams between Monday morning and 7:45am Wednesday, you're advised to contact your financial institution.

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