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Pasco police pick up new pickup

PASCO – A new pickup is ready for use by the Pasco police. "No, we are not going all 'county sheriff' on our residents, but we did pick up one truck as part of our fleet," stated... — Updated 2/25/2021


Moses Lake woman injured hitting guardrail

PASCO – A Moses Lake woman is facing DUI charges after striking a guardrail on Interstate 182 Tuesday morning in Pasco. Alexine L. Carlson, 22. Of Moses Lake, was driving west... — Updated 2/25/2021

Moses Lake woman jailed after alleged DUI-related crash

PASCO — A Moses Lake woman was booked into the Franklin County Jail today following an early morning crash on Interstate 182. Alexine Lee Carlson, 22, is being held on $1,000 bail following her 2:02 a.m. crash near the U.S.... — Updated 2/24/2021

No confidence in county administrator?

PASCO — Franklin County Administrator Keith Johnson narrowly survived what can only be called a vote of no confidence during a county commission meeting this morning, Tuesday, Feb. 23. A clash over county administration... — Updated 2/23/2021


Stolen gun recovered with drugs in Pasco

PASCO – A stolen Bersa .380 pistol was recovered by Pasco police after they arrested a Kennewick man for possession of suspected "Mexi" fentanyl pills. Oscar Manzo-Garcia, 22,... — Updated 2/23/2021

Most area school sports delayed at least two weeks

UPDATE: On Saturday, Feb. 13, Franklin County and the surrounding area were moved to Phase 2, allowing football, and girls volleyball, soccer and slowpitch softball games to proceed as previously scheduled. PASCO — With Gov.... — Updated 2/16/2021


Bill requiring classes for kayakers, paddleboarders may be scuttled

OLYMPIA – A bill that would've required boating classes for kayakers, canoeists, paddleboarders and even some surfers appears to have been scuttled. House Bill 1018 is the... — Updated 2/11/2021


Eagles announce sports schedules

CONNELL - The North Franklin School District is planning for Connell Eagles sports to resume next week. All home events are at the high school, 1131 W. Clark St. Here are the... — Updated 2/10/2021


Riverhawks announce football schedule

PASCO - The Chiawana Riverhawks have announced their varsity football season schedule. The Riverhawks will open their season away against the Richland Bombers, officials said. That... — Updated 2/10/2021


WSU quarterback suspended after alleged DUI

PULLMAN – Washington State University starting quarterback Jayden de Laura was arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence on Saturday, Feb. 6, and has been... — Updated 2/9/2021


Say goodbye to Stevens Middle School today

PASCO - The School District is hosting a "Farewell to Original Stevens" today from noon to 4 p.m. at Stevens Middle School, 1120 N 22nd Ave. The celebration as reconstruction... — Updated 2/11/2021

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