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Pasco police holding Internet Safety Night for kids August 30 (Getty Images)
Pasco police holding Internet Safety Night for kids August 30 (Getty Images)
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Are YOUR Kids Safe Online? Pasco Police Holding Internet Safety Night Event

We've seen some recent stories about predators and criminals who've preyed upon not only adults, but children in our area. The recent huge pedophile sting, Net Nanny, that busted 26 would-be sex offenders, is an example. Police say similar operations all over the country are grabbing adults who seek to cause harm to children. There are now, more than ever, dangers for children and teens online.

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26 people busted in child sex sting operation  (Getty Images)
26 people busted in child sex sting operation (Getty Images)
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Huge Child Sex Sting Busts 26 in Tri-Cities, 13 in Spokane

According to the Washington State Patrol, and other law enforcement agencies, the latest in what are called Net Nanny operations has resulted in 26 people being arrested in the Mid-Columbia. 13 others were nabbed in Spokane, and all their identities made public.

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Yakima County Sheriff's investigate dismemberment, murder of woman in Granger (Newstalk 1280 KIT Radio)
Yakima County Sheriff's investigate dismemberment, murder of woman in Granger (Newstalk 1280 KIT Radio)
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Man Accused of Hacking Up, Burning Wife in Granger Fire Pit!

According to Yakima County Sheriff's officials and other news reports, bond has been set at $1 million dollars for a man who's connected to the disappearance of his wife. Her cut up body was found in a fire pit near Granger. He was arrested last Friday.

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Doctor says too much screen time actually neurologically addictive (Getty Images)
Doctor says too much screen time actually neurologically addictive (Getty Images)
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Health Expert Says Too Much Digital Time is Like ‘Heroin’ for Kids

A pediatric expert says while digital tools can be useful,  too much time spent on phones, tablets and computers can produce heroin-like additions, especially in children.

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Robot goes rogue at Tech Fair  (ChinaFotoPress)
Robot goes rogue at Tech Fair (ChinaFotoPress)
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Robot Designed For Children Goes Haywire, Injures Bystander at Tech Fair

Just what the designers wanted to hear. Their robot, designed to educate and entertain children, went 'rogue' at a tech fair in China, and ended up injuring one of the attendees!

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8 of 9 suspected cases of neurological AFM confirmed in WA Getty Images
8 of 9 suspected cases of neurological AFM confirmed in WA Getty Images
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UPDATE-More Child Illnesses Confirmed as AFM in Washington State

The Washington State Department of Health has confirmed, as of Friday, that 8 of the 9 reported cases with symptoms matching the neurological disorder AFM (Acute Flaccid Myelitis) are in in fact that disease.

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More information released about AFM issue in Washington state (Getty Images)
More information released about AFM issue in Washington state (Getty Images)
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More Info Released About Mysterious Illness Striking WA Children

Over the last couple of weeks, medical professionals at Children's Hospital in Seattle and in 23 other states have been grappling with a mysterious medical issue, possibly a disease that's very rare. But it could be causing a series of illnesses, one of them fatal.

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Important to know difference between Heat Stroke and Exhaustion Getty Images
Important to know difference between Heat Stroke and Exhaustion Getty Images
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Know Difference Between Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Especially with temps climbing into triple digits, you need to know the signs your body is getting too hot. Many of us have children who play sports in the spring and summer, and it's important to safeguard them.  Even doing yard work, we can be prone.

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Ingram Publishing
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5 Summer Day Camps for Kids in Tri-Cities

Here are a few summer day camps for your kids to go off and enjoy, so you can spend summer your way!

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Prosser man accused of child porn images has previous record (Getty Images)
Prosser man accused of child porn images has previous record (Getty Images)
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Granger School Worker Accused of Child Porn Has Previous Criminal Record

New information unveiled in case of a Granger School District Employee arrested for possession of child porn.

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