Local Home burglaries down across Tri-Cities (Video)
The KEPR Crime Tracker found homes are being broken into less frequently now that we are approaching the colder months. KEPR asked Kennewick Police why this could be and what you should do to make sure you don't become a victim.
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Local CBC endowments at all time high (Video)
Millions of dollars in scholarship money are up for grabs at CBC. The number is higher than the college has ever seen for endowments. But the problem is, students are also paying more than ever for tuition. The gap has widened and KEPR found how this impacts those looking for higher education.
Local Alleged rape victim claims Franklin County Prosecutors handled case poorly (Video)
Two families agree: an alleged rape victim isn't getting justice. Those families include the father of the attacker himself. They say the Franklin County Prosecutor never should have struck a deal with the teenager accused of raping his former fiance. They go so far as to call the young man "dangerous" and said the prosecutor is lying. KEPR asked the tough questions to learn why the deal was made.


Sports Okung returns for Seattle despite shoulder injury
Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung was back on the field for the start of the second half after leaving with a shoulder injury suffered late in the second quarter against Denver.

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National & World (New) NYC ex-mayor to help fight dictator's video game suit
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company's legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular "Call of Duty" games.
National & World Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons
A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.

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Home How good are the nursing homes in Tri-Cities? How good are the nursing homes in Tri-Cities? (Video)
Putting a parent or family member in a nursing home is a major decision. And knowing our state gets nearly a failing grade for care, is no comfort to the caretakers. KEPR poured over the records from Families for Better Care to examine our five Tri-Cities nursing homes. We found they were big contributors to bringing the state's grade down.

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Will It Work? Will it Work? The Soda Straw Will it Work? The Soda Straw
Click on the video tab to watch as Terry Chick helps Storm Tracker Jay Frank test out a product that turns any aluminum can into a "sippy cup."


Consumer Fight fraud with transaction alerts (New) 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.

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Technology Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station
NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot.


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.
Health Kids' poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine
An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation's heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives' prescriptions, a federal study says. Some children have died.


Business (New) Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities
Across the developing world, migration from country to city has long been a potential path out of poverty. Less and less is that true for millions of people in Asia, where the wealth gap is growing in many of the most densely populated cities in human history.


Consumer Sure Jell freezer jam insert -- a recipe for confusion (Video)
Home canning "newbies" are learning the hard way about the importance of having the right directions when you're making jams and jellies. Case in point, this summer's instruction mix-up involving Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin, one of the most popular brands of natural thickener for making jelly and jam.
Consumer Wearable tech trend predicted to grow (Video)
You can wear them on your wrist, on your neck, and even on your face. They can help you check your e-mail, check your pulse, and check directions. They're wearable technology, and they're gaining in popularity. Wearable tech is still very new, but Consumer Reports thinks it's going to take off. A lot of big companies are jumping in the game, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, and maybe even Apple.