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Benton County inmate dies after exercising
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:55:31 -0700

An inmate that suffered what is believed to have been a suspected heart attack while exercising in a recreation yard.

Road Construction Projects Move Forward After Bids Accepted
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:50:16 -0700

LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – The Arkansas Highway Transportation Department has approved bids for several road construction projects across the area Monday (Sept. 22). In Benton County, bids were accepted on three projects, according to a press release from the highway department. APAC-Central of Fayetteville was awarded all three of the projects. The first project will […]

Live Weather Updates: Storms Pound The Area
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:00:14 -0700

(KFSM) – A second round of severe weather is rolling through Benton and Washington counties Thursday morning (Sept. 18), before heading south into Crawford, Sebastian and other counties. These are the same counties that were hit by a line of severe storms Wednesday night (Sept. 17) causing some flooding and damage in their wake. Send […]

Benton County authorities seek suspect in stabbing
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:18:11 -0700

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Richland Man infected with West Nile Virus, 4th in the State
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:53:22 -0700

BENTON COUNTY, WA -A man in the Tri-Cities is now the fourth person in Washington State to have contracted the west nile virus.

Proposition 14-7 Aims to Preserve Natural Habitat
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:38:39 -0700

There is a new push to preserve natural habitat and create access to recreation spaces in Benton County.

More than 50 Cars involved in dust storm crashes
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:15:19 -0700

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. (KNDU) - A multi-vehicle accident on I-82 near Locust Grove Road was caused by a dust storm.The crashes happened around 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon on I-82 near Locust Grove Road, south of Kennewick. The accident involved more than 50 cars, but officials said that was just an estimate. 26 people had minor injuries and nine were taken to the hospital.

Sheriff: Inmate charged in murder-for-hire plot
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:32:35 -0700

Investigators said an inmate at the Washington County Detention Center was actively searching for a “hit man" in a murder-for-hire plot. 

Level III Sex Offender Warning in Benton County
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:53:13 -0700

BENTON COUNTY, WA -The Benton County Sheriff Deputies want to warn you about a level III sex offender in the area.

Five People Injured in Two Car Accident on SR 397 near Kennewick Saturday
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:53:13 -0700

The Washington State Patrol say five people were injured in a two car accident Saturday evening on SR 397 near Yew St. Just south of Kennewick.