Huston trial set for early March

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. -- The state believes the crime went on for years without being discovered. And now a theft trial is set for March for Dennis Huston. The former head of accounting for Franklin County Public Works is now going before the same judge, rather than a rotating system.

Judge Vanderschoor set the trial for Spring, saying the case is too complex to rush. Documents related to it are now under a protective order and cannot be viewed by the public. Huston is charged with embezzling $1.7 million from Franklin County Public Works.