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KENNEWICK, Wash. - One person has been killed in an accident on I-82 south of Kennewick. State Police say the driver of a semi truck had a coughing attack. The truck was eastbound, crossed the median and hit a car in the westbound lanes. The man driving the car was killed, a female passenger was airlifted to a hospital. The man driving the truck was also injured. Eastbound lanes of I-82 are open, no word on when westbound lanes will open.

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Kennewick Police are investigating a gang shooting that happened Tuesday night on the 1800 block of West 4th Place. They have arrested one suspect, 18-year-old Balentin Virrueta. Police believe Virrueta was with other gang members when he fired shots at rival gang members around 8:00 p.m. The suspects ran from the scene. No one was hit by gunfire. Police are still investigating and looking for other suspects.

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PASCO, WA- A judge in an upcoming murder trial has let attorneys know he's not happy with the delays in getting the defendant examined by state psychiatrists.

Pasco police arrested Gregorio Luna Luna one year ago last month for stabbing Griselda Ocampo Meza during an argument over their young son.

In April, Superior Court Judge Robert Swisher ordered Luna Luna to undergo a mental exam, but doctors at Eastern State Hospital have yet to finish that exam which could cause Luna Luna's summer trial to be pushed back.

"This has got to be a priority," Swisher told defense attorneys and the deputy prosecutor. "This charge is well over a year old now. This is just not acceptable that this lingers and lingers."

Judge Swisher ordered attorneys to return to court in three weeks with word on when he can expect the doctors' report on his desk.

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