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Sheriff fires deputy for tossing teen across classroom

...recorded by her classmates show the girl posed no danger to anyone."What he should not have done is throw the student," Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said. "Police officers make mistakes too. They're human and they need to be held accountable...
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Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued

...SUV was swept into flood waters in Columbia. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said the woman's...Officials were imposing a 12-hour curfew across Richland and Lexington counties.Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott called it a common-sense...
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Arrest of teen who texted in class prompts civil rights case

...confrontation between a white officer and black teenager stirred such outrage that he called the FBI and Justice Department for help.Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott suspended Senior Deputy Ben Fields without pay, and said what he did at Spring Valley High School...
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Search ends for missing Missouri man in Alaska

...Missouri man has been suspended.Troopers say no clues have been found on the whereabouts of 71-year-old Jerry Warner of Richland, Missouri.Warner went missing Aug. 3 after he reportedly left a recreational vehicle he and his girlfriend had parked at...
Photo: Turkey trotting

Former Gov. Sarah Palin joins thousands of runners Thursday for the annual Turkey Trot in Kennewick, Wash. The event is a fundraiser for the local American Red Cross. The former Republican vice-presidential candidate is spending the holiday with relatives in Richland, Wash.
Juneau Empire Online Frontiers: Lights out: Hanford is close to shuttering WWII plutonium plant

Sunday, August 30, 1998 By LINDA ASHTON RICHLAND, Wash. -The lights have been shut off at the Hanford...P. Knight, 74, of Selah and Roger Hultgren, 77, of Richland - both of whom worked at the B Plant and came out of retirement...
William 'Bill' Thomas Satko

...Bill" Thomas Satko died Sept. 18, 2009, at his home in Richland, Wash. He was 76. Born June 15, 1933, in Richmond, Va...throughout the United States and overseas, before retiring in Richland. He was preceded in death by his son, James Satko. He is...
Death Notice: Carolyn Carrier

...Sharclane's birthday.She is survived by her children, Natalie Carrier of Grand Junction, Colorado; Sarah Whelpley of West Richland, Washington; Melissa Whelpley of Dayton, Nevada; Nickolas, Sam and Elizabeth Richter of Farmington, New Mexico; and...
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Alaska Robotics Gallery: "Divisible by Eight," ceramics by Jen Rose

...suckered, sanded, drilled, glazed, fired, and sanded again. Rose, who obtained her MFA in ceramics in 2002, currently teaches ceramics and art appreciation at Richland College. Find out more at
Falcons' White signs to college court life. It is amazing."The campus, located in Pasco, one of three cities that make up the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Richland) region of Washington state, rests among 150 acres near the Columbia River. The Lewis and Clark Expedition camped in the...


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