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Benton County justice center
(Benton county website)
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Group Files Complaint Over Proposed Criminal Justice Sales Tax

Benton County Citizens for Efficient Criminal Justice claims various public officials have violated Washington law by allegedly using their publicly-elected positions to lobby for the proposed Criminal Justice Sales Tax.

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Corrections officer fired, faces sexual misconduct charges
(Benton County website)
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Benton County Corrections Officer Fired, Faces Sexual Misconduct Charges

The 8-year veteran was terminated over charges of allegedly  having sex with a female inmate.

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Benton County justice center
(Benton County website)
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Juror in Benton County Murder Trial Dismissed for Using Cellphone

According to court officials, the juror used her cellphone to look up the definition of a certain word.

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8th district legislators seeking your opinions
(Washington state legislative website)
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Legislative Town Hall Meetings Saturday in Richland, Kennewick, West Richland — 8th District

On the heels of their recent telephone town hall in January,  8th legislative district officials plan to visit Benton County Saturday.

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New trial ordered for violent sex offender
(Benton County website)
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New Trial Ordered for Sexually Violent Predator in Benton County

A Superior Court Judge has set an October date for a trial to determine if a sexually violent predator should be released to the community.

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Sexual predator could be released Friday from Walla Walla State Pen
(Washington State Department of Corrections)
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Benton Co. Judge to Decide if Dangerous Sexual Predator Will Be Released

The Washington State Attorney General's office is attempting to block the pending release of a inmate who is described as a possible "sexually violent predator" (SVP).

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Black bear shot near Benton City Tuesday
(Photo courtesy of KNDU-TV)
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Black Bear Shot at Benton City Winery

State game wardens had to shoot a bear Tuesday morning after it became increasingly menacing.

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Transient Sex Offender Reukoff
(Benton County Sheriffs Office)
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Alert! Transient Sex Offender Now Residing in Benton County

The Benton County Sheriff's Office and local police are alerting the public about a sex offender who is apparently homeless.

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Death list found at Finley Middle School
(Finley School District website)
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‘Death List’ Found at Finley Middle School – Authorities Investigating

A Finley Middle School student is in the Benton County Juvenile Justice Center after allegedly authoring a "death list" with student and staff names on it.

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Benton County Sheriff Steve Keane
(Benton County Sheriff's Office Website)
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Hear What Your Benton County Sheriff Thinks About Gun Control [INTERVIEW]

This weekend Newstalk 870 shared an exclusive interview with Benton County Sheriff Steve Keane.

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