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Home Franklin County Sheriff says jail is safe regardless of report saying otherwise Franklin County Sheriff says jail is safe regardless of report saying otherwise (Video)
KEPR got a firsthand look at some of the improvements that have come with the new Franklin County Jail. It's been up and running since June. But the old jail renovation was just completed and now being used as well. Still, a report out of Seattle alleges the Franklin County Jail is one of the worst in the state for inmate treatment. KEPR got all sides.

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Home Franklin County Sheriff says jail is safe regardless of report saying otherwise (Video)
KEPR got a firsthand look at some of the improvements that have come with the new Franklin County Jail. It's been up and running since June. But the old jail renovation was just completed and now being used as well. Still, a report out of Seattle alleges the Franklin County Jail is one of the worst in the state for inmate treatment. KEPR got all sides.

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YouNews Sun Pillar Sunset Sun Pillar Sunset
Sunseton 10-1-14,taken from Aaron Drive in Richland. Besides besing a colorful sunset, picture also shows a prominent "sun pillar" above where the sun has just set behind Candy Mountain. Taken with my iPhone, so unfortunately I couldn't zoom in more closely.

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Offbeat

Offbeat Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons
The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

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Local DOE pays for students to learn at local colleges (Video)
Major deadlines will have operations at Hanford continuing far into the future. So the DOE has been working ahead to train potential employees. The department is sponsoring degrees specific to work at Hanford. KEPR found out just how successful this program is, after four years in action.
Local Hazmat concern prompted evacuation of hundreds (Video)
Hundreds of people are finally allowed back in their homes after a hazmat threat involving a Pasco truck. The big rig tipped in College Place, carrying 15,000 gallons of ammonia. KEPR shows how crews carefully emptied the gas and eliminated the danger.

Sports

Sports Steinbrenner apologizes for missing playoffs Steinbrenner apologizes for missing playoffs
Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized Wednesday for his team's failure to make the playoffs for a second straight year and said New York is talking with general manager Brian Cashman about a new contract.
Sports NFL extends 'Sunday Ticket' deal with DirecTV
The NFL has extended its contract with satellite provider DirecTV to carry the "Sunday Ticket" package, which allows viewers to watch out-of-market games.
Sports Mariners eye 2015, target offense in offseason
For the first time in a long time, the Seattle Mariners head into the offseason with hope. The goal is to take the next step in 2015, and the M's know adding offense will be a big part of that.
Sports Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge
Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over.

Around the World

National & World Secret Service chief resigns after security lapses Secret Service chief resigns after security lapses
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had been increasing calls for her departure during the day.
National & World Lawsuit filed after 'Killing Jews' ads rejected
A pro-Israel group sued the city's transit authority on Wednesday, asking a court to force it to accept a bus advertisement including the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" after it was rejected on the grounds its display could incite violence.
National & World Girl missing for 12 years found with mom in Mexico
A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnapping charges, investigators said Wednesday.

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Home Bigger and better Fall Festivals Bigger and better Fall Festivals (Video)
It's officially fall and that means many of you will be looking for "fall things" to be doing over the course of the next few weekends. Well KEPR has you covered. We went to our local fall festivals to find out what's new and exciting for you and your families to explore this year.
Home Ellis Island to open hospital for tours Ellis Island to open hospital for tours (Video)
The historic Ellis Island hospital complex, where 1.2 million immigrants received medical care between 1901 and 1954, is opening to the public next Wednesday for the first time in 60 years. (Sept.

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Technology

Technology Feds say hackers targeted Microsoft, game makers
Two members of an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Tuesday in federal court in Delaware.
Technology Microsoft skips Windows 9, next OS to be Windows 10
Microsoft says the next version of its flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile devices and Internet services.

Health

Health Viagra ads target women for 1st time
The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.
Health Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls
Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.
Health Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning
Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare.
Health Study: Artificial sweeteners may promote diabetes
Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.

Business

Business U.S. construction spending down 0.8 percent
U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness.

Consumer

Consumer Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service (Video)
The CEO of Seattle-based nail polish and beauty product company Julep - says she had no idea her customers had taken their complaints to the Better Business Bureau until the bureau issued a news release this week. Jane Park insists Julep is not a company that would intentionally ignore its customers and the issues that prompted the complaints have been addressed.
Consumer Fight fraud with transaction alerts
You can't avoid it. Sooner or later – whether they steal your wallet, secretly swipe your card or hack a database – a crook is going to get your credit or debit card number. Chances are this has already happened to you – maybe more than once.