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Petition Being Circulated by Anti-Strip Club Group
It's being delicately called a 'gentlemen's club' in many news stories, but we all know it's a strip club. And now, a group of protestors are circulating a petition hoping to have it go away.  The City Stars Gentlemen's club is reportedly due to open sometime in De…
Benton City Girl Used for Bait in Plot to Stab Student
A 16-year-old Kiona-Benton High School student admitted to planning to lure another student and stab him with the help of two other students, according to police.
Jeremiah D. Cunningham, 16, could be tried as an adult, according to news reports...
Gas Leak Causes Home Evacuations and Closes Roads in Pasco
A gas line was struck by a landscaping company Monday morning, causing a gas leak that evacuated multiple homes in the neighborhood. The leak is in the 4900 block of Buchanan Lane.
Surrounding roads were closed for safety.
Cascade Natural Gas was working on the leak and urge people to be careful if in…
Middle School Kids Evacuated to Gym by Fire Alarm
Students at Leona Marshall Libby Middle School in West Richland are safe after a fire alarm went off this morning.
Staff evacuated the school and the kids were moved to the gym, according to Benton County Fire District 4.
Firefighters searched the school and found a light smoke, but no fire...
Richland Bomb Squad Destroys Suspicious Metal Briefcase
The Richland bomb squad destroyed a suspicious metal briefcase on Saturday evening near American Rock Quarry. The suspicious case was reportedly left on Kennedy Road near a vineyard west of the quarry according to news reports of the Benton County Sheriffs Office...
Search Begins for Missing Washington Elk Hunter
Authorities have started searching for a missing elk hunter that is overdue and has not been seen since Saturday. The 37 year old hunter,  Joel Presler, last contacted his family on Saturday the 11th and his truck was found deserted on Wednesday...
Driver Sentenced for Launching Prosser Woman 30 Feet with Car
The driver, that struck a woman eating on her dinner break in Prosser with an out-of-control car, launching her more than 30 feet in the air, has been sentenced.
Jason A. Heep, high on methamphetamine at the time, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months in jail on work…

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