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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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Which Indian Restaurant Is Better: Masala or Love Curry? [POLL]

I love Indian food. It's one of my favorite things to do when I visit Seattle. There used to be none in Tri-Cities, and then there were two, and then only one, and now there's two again. Masala is at 3321 W Kennewick Ave. (west of 395) and Love Curry Cuisine at 5025 North Road 68 (just down from Yokes). So, which is better?

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Thinkstock and Richland High School
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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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Men shot near Wapato while they sat in car
Men shot near Wapato while they sat in car (KIT-AM radio image)
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Two Men Shot in Car in Wapato, One Dies

A 27-year-old Wapato man was found shot to death in a car while another man was seriously injured Tuesday night.

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Federal mediator coming to Pasco
Federal mediator coming to Pasco (Townsquare media image)
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Federal Mediator Headed to Pasco Over Zambrano-Montes Shooting

This process will be confidential, and carry no law enforcement or criminal charging authority.

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Oregon rollover fatal claims life of teenager
Oregon rollover fatal claims life of teenager (Oregon State Patrol)
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Rollover Crash East of LaGrande Kills 14-Year-Old – Seatbelt Use Being Investigated

A tragic crash on Interstate 84 near Ladd Canyon East of LaGrande continues to be investigated by the Oregon State Patrol.

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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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Seattle judge refuses to delay part of minimum wage law
Seattle judge refuses to delay part of minimum wage law (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Judge Refuses to Block Part of Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Law

If you own a McDonalds, Burger King, KFC or any other franchise inside the Seattle city limits, your wallet just took a hit.

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Grandview teen dies during gun sale
Grandview teen dies during gun sale (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
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Grandview Teen Dies As Result of Illegal Gun Sale

Authorities say the accidental discharge of a gun that was being illegally purchased has led to the death of a 16-year-old teen.

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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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