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Ruined Benton County  Road (Benton County Road Department)
Ruined Benton County Road (Benton County Road Department)
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Mother Nature Hammers Benton County Roads, Many Closed

One of the harshest winters in years has destroyed or damaged many Benton County roads, some are closed short-term, several probably won't be fixed for months. For those who don't travel into the outlying areas, these pictures are the first visuals of just how hard nature has been.

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Stolen check writing suspect (Benton County Sheriff's-Kennewick police)
Stolen check writing suspect (Benton County Sheriff's-Kennewick police)
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Fraud Suspect Floating Stolen Checks All Over Tri-Cities

Crime Stoppers and the Benton County Sheriff's department have joined an investigation with other agencies to find this guy. He's accused of using a checkbook stolen from a Benton City resident to pay for a lot of stuff around the area.

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Benton County Sheriff Steve Keane retiring effective April 1st. (Benton County Sheriff's office)
Benton County Sheriff Steve Keane retiring effective April 1st. (Benton County Sheriff's office)
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Search Begins For New Benton County Sheriff

With the announcement of the retirement of Benton County Sheriff Steve Keane effective April 1st, what will the county do to replace him?

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Benton County Jail (Google Street View)
Benton County Jail (Google Street View)
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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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