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Dumb Criminal in Moses Lake: Too Drunk to Pump Gas, Car Thief Passes Out

Salvador Chavez had a warrant out for his arrest, meth in his possession, was drunk behind the wheel in a stolen car without a license and had the cops looking for him for trespassing. Then he did the absolute dumbest thing possible.

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How Do YOU Explain the Richland High Bomber’s Logo? [SURVEY]

A local woman recently posted to Facebook that her exchange student was really surprised by the Richland High School bombers logo. He says in his country no one would walk around with a mushroom cloud on their shirt unless they were making a provocative political statement. Most of us have to explain the logo at some point -- either to a newbie who just moved here, or because we're wearing the logo somewhere else. What do YOU say? How do YOU explain it?

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RIP Tom Gnoza! You Will Be Missed [VIDEO]

A large population of Tri-Citians are mourning today the passing of our good friend and fellow musician Tom Gnoza! He passed away last night doing what he loved: entertaining people with his wit, humor, raspy voice, guitar-playing and harmonica. Those who knew Tom, knew he rode life hard! I hear he went peacefully and unexpectedly during a break at a performance when he laid down to take a nap and just never woke up.

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Local Man Beats Feds Over Columbia River Island Access

Bradley Miltenberger of Echo, Oregon, (below Hermiston) drove up to Yakima three times to attend federal court and fight a $125 ticket. His gas and food probably cost more than that, but it was the principle of the thing. And he won.

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Does Anyone Use the Facebook ‘Garage Sale’ Groups? [SURVEY]

I have some very unique -- and recognizable -- glass doors that used to be in the changing rooms at Oasis Water Works. I know they'll go for a great price to the right buyer, but how do I find that buyer? I recently tried "Tri-Cities Deal or No Deal." Anyone have a favorite "garage sale" group?

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Highway Speed Limit May Soon Be 75 mph in Mid Columbia

A bill in Olympia to raise the highway speed limit to 75 miles per hour has support in the state senate. The increase would not be mandatory, it would merely give WSDOT permission to raise the limit in certain areas if they chose to.

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Best Swim Lessons for Babies in the Tri-Cities

It's time to start thinking about swim lessons and cleaning up the backyard pool. If you're the parent of a baby, summer is always a mixed blessing because the fun brings added danger. One option is to teach your baby to swim

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Why the Impending Drought Is Going to Ruin Summer

Snow pack experts are warning the Cascade Mountains don't have enough water to meet demands this summer. Snow pack is like a water savings account. When it melts slowly it provides water all year. When it melts quickly there will be none left by late summer and fall. The beautiful, dry spring we've had spells trouble.

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Seattle’s “UP” House Goes to Auction Friday

Edith Macefield owned a "hold-out" house in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood until she died in 2008. Offered a million dollars for her tiny home, she declined and a five-story commercial building went up on all three sides of her property. Sandwiched between an L.A. Fitness and a Trader Joe's, she earned the love and respect of Seattle for her steadfast commitment to die in her own home.

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Moses Lake Man on Xanax Is Worst Burglar Ever

TJ Harman of Moses Lake was sentenced Monday for burglarizing a neighbor's house. If there were a checklist of how to rob someone, I think he forgot every single one:

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Husband of Samantha Noethe Explains Why He Abducted Her

Kennewick police have released more details about the Walla Walla woman who was attacked and dragged out of her car in the WinCo parking lot.

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Worst Polluters List Includes Pacific Northwest — You’ll Never Guess Why

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Oregon, Idaho and Washington are 7th, 8th and 9th on "per capita emissions." That makes us some of the worst polluters of air in the nation. Here's the surprising reason why:

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