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Heroin Smuggled Into Benton County Jail Kills Inmate

Authorities continue the investigation into why an inmate died from heroin use in the Benton county Jail, and especially how he got it.

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Prosser area fire (KNDU-TV)
Prosser area fire (KNDU-TV)
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Prosser Fire Evacuations Lifted, Officials Investigate Blaze

The big fire that started near South Ward Gap Road by Prosser burned over 1,000 acres, and threatened homes, crops, and power lines.

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Man under influence of synthetic pot (Getty Images)
Man under influence of synthetic pot (Getty Images)
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Did Benton County Jail Inmate Die from Synthetic Pot Use?

The official coroner's report was released Tuesday by Benton County, and the cause of death in the March incident has been deemed "Accident." Based upon the coroner's report it appears that is likely. More and more police and emergency personnel say people are having to be hospitalized due to synthetic pot use.

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ACLU wins lawsuit against Benton County (Getty Images)
ACLU wins lawsuit against Benton County (Getty Images)
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How Should TriCities Punish Those Not Paying Fines? [SURVEY]

Some 1,700 misdemeanor defendants will not have to do jail or work crew time in Benton County for failing to pay court-mandated fees related to crimes they've committed.

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Benton County detective likely took his own life (Benton County Sheriff's Office)
Benton County detective likely took his own life (Benton County Sheriff's Office)
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Death of Benton County Detective Likely a Suicide

Although the investigation continues, the death of the officer is being looked as a suicide.

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Autopsy fails to reveal conclusive cause of death for Benton County Jail inmate (Getty Images)
Autopsy fails to reveal conclusive cause of death for Benton County Jail inmate (Getty Images)
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Autopsy Fails to Reveal Why Benton County Inmate Died in Jail

An autopsy performed on an 18-year-old inmate in the Benton County jail failed to produce any specific causes of death. Mark Anthony Moreno was found dead in a suicide protective cell around 7:30am last Friday morning.

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Coroner John Hansens plans autopsy of jail inmate (BentonCountywebsite)
Coroner John Hansens plans autopsy of jail inmate (BentonCountywebsite)
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Autopsy Scheduled for Benton County Inmate Who Died in Jail

Benton County coroner John Hansens (pictured) plans to autopsy the 18-year-old gang member who died early Friday morning in a protective cell at the Benton County Jail.

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Benton County Jail (Benton County)
Benton County Jail (Benton County)
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Benton County Jail Inmate Who Died Under Suspicious Conditions Identified

Authorities say the man was 18-year-old Mark Anthony Moreno, of Kennewick. He was being held in a 'protective' or padded cell due to potentially harmful behavior.

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Benton County gang-drug unit nabs Richland high-profile dealer (Townsquare Media image)
Benton County gang-drug unit nabs Richland high-profile dealer (Townsquare Media image)
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Big Drug Bust Results in Arrest of High-Profile Richland Dealer

Benton County has seen it's special gang unit pay off in many ways, one of them busting a highly sought drug dealer. Officials say it's the biggest operation run so far by the unit.

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Tips for Driving in Upcoming Winter Weather

State troopers had many calls reporting accidents due to the icy road conditions on Tuesday.  Here are some reminders they have to help get you to your destination safely! 

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