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Yakima River Flooded Its Banks Thursday Night

According to Benton City resident and KORD personality Ed Dailey, the Yakima River over-flowed its banks about 2 a.m. and has slowly receded since.

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Ed Dailey
Ed Dailey
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Yakima River at Its Highest Level in Years!

We've seen the Yakima River at some of its lowest levels this summer during the drought, but flash flooding from autumn storms this week has it surging.

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benton county fire district 4 new pumper truck
benton county fire district 4 new pumper truck (Benton County Fire District 4)
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Benton County Fire District 4 Gets Much-Needed New Fire Unit

A new pumper truck will greatly help Benton County Fire District 4 battle the blazes around the Mid-Columbia.

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Creatas
Creatas
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5 Lessons for Benton City’s Worst Bank Robber Ever

A 36-year-old Benton City man unsuccessfully tried to rob a bank and he seemed to do EVERYTHING wrong. If you're going to commit a federal crime, GET A CLUE! Here are the five biggest mistakes he made:

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Jochen Sand
Jochen Sand
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Benton City Man Was Likely Killed, Likely No One Will Pay

Les Young got drunk at a Benton City bar last fall and then stumbled home to never wake up again. Was it murder? Police would like to charge Craig Nunamaker, who admitted to robbing Young while he was semi-conscious, but they can't... so far.

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Man's death ruled undetermined
Man's death ruled undetermined (Benton County)
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Benton City Man’s Cause of Death Ruled “Undetermined” By Coroner

The Benton County coroner has released a report on cause of death of a Benton City man who died in January of this year.

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Benton City shoplifter causes school lockdown
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Fleeing Benton City Shoplifter Causes Brief Lockdown of Elementary, Middle School

A short lockdown occurred in Benton City after authorities were chasing a shoplifter in the area.

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Benton City murder suspects
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Two Arrested in Connection with Benton City Murder

Two suspects are in the Umatilla County Jail.

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Benton County authorities now calling it a homicide investigation
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Authorities Investigating Body at Benton City Church Parking Lot

Benton County Sherriff's deputies now say the death is considered a homicide.

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Artist Conception of New Red Mountain Interchange Project
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Gas Tax Hike Would Help Fund Red Mountain Interchange – Is It Necessary? [POLL]

Newstalk 870 reported earlier this week the Washington State Transportation Committee was going to push for a 10-cent gasoline-tax hike at the pump.

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