COPY-Home - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

  • Yakima News Today

  • Tri-Cities News

    • Sinkhole confirmed on tank farm at Hanford Site

      A sinkhole has been confirmed in a tank farm at the Hanford Site. 

    • Local business under animal abuse investigation

      For the last month, NBC Right Now has been following allegations of animal abuse at a Pasco dog grooming salon.  

    • Level III sex offender residence notification: Ruben Edward Pangelinan

      The Benton County Sheriff's Office is issuing a transient Level III Sex Offender Alert for Ruben Edward Pangelinan. 

    • Women Writing the West conference in Walla Walla Oct. 25-28

      Women Writing the West will hold its annual conference October 25-28, at the Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla, WA. 

    • Fire burning in Eltopia, mutual aid requested

      Witnesses have told NBC Right Now a wildfire is burning near Smith Canyon Road and Blanton Road in Franklin County. 

    • For over 18 years Major's restaurant has been serving up some of your favorite comfort food classics in the Yakima Valley using only locally grown ingredients. 

    • Benton County Fire District #4 goes through swift water rescue training

      Benton County Fire District #4 suited up Thursday and jumped into the Yakima River, training to rescue anyone who might be caught up by the fast-moving current.

    • Keep our wildlife safe: clean up your fishing gear

      You need fishing line, lures, hooks... all sorts of stuff for your tackle box... and that's right where it should stay when you're not using it. 

    • Decline in ice cream vendors

      La Jalpita in Pasco sells delicious ice cream of all flavors to lots of fans... but with a lack of ice cream vendors to push the carts

    • Richland firefighters support MDA with annual Fill the Boot drive

      Richland Firefighters L1052 is showing its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger. 

  • Astria Health - Health Alert

  • NW/National News

  • Regional News

    • Cougar Creek fire at over 35,000 acres, still 35 percent contained

      CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  The Cougar Creek fire remains at 35 percent contained, but has increased in size approaching 36,000 acres as of Saturday. The fire burning in Chelan County is now at 35,809 acres with 1,106 personnel on scene. Wind conditions helped push smoke out of the valleys, but increased fire behavior across the area Friday.

    • Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in Idaho

      LOGAN, Utah (AP) - A high-ranking official with the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy says a small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho would be game-changing for energy customers if the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the project. 

    • Seattle police look for man cutting rental bike brake lines

      SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say they're looking for a man caught on surveillance video cutting brake lines on bike-share bicycles in an act that could endanger riders. Police issued a warning Friday and released the video showing a man with a backpack clipping the brake wires on two rental bikes recorded at night on June 14. Police also released photos that appear to show the same man cutting bicycle brake wires a month earlier at another location.   

    • Idaho officials name director for Idaho Department of Lands

      BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials have named a new director to lead a state agency that manages 2.4 million acres (970,000 hectares) of state endowment lands that generate money mostly for public schools. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and other members of the Idaho Land Board on Friday selected Dustin Miller to lead the Idaho Department of Lands. 

    • Man pleads guilty to bat attack on Special Olympics athlete

      MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A 27-year-old Missoula man has pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon after police said he attacked a Special Olympics athlete with a baseball bat, causing a severe head injury. Paul Ekstedt entered his plea Thursday. Prosecutors are recommending a 20-year sentence with eight suspended, for a sentence of 12 years. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 20. 

    • Lawmaker sues school, investigator, after firing

      OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republican Rep. Matt Manweller is suing Central Washington University and the investigator it hired to look into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Manweller, a political professor at the college since 2003, was fired from the school Tuesday. On Thursday, he filed a wrongful termination lawsuit naming both CWU and Trish Murphy of Northwest Workplace Law as defendants.

    • Moses Lake man arrested after high-speed pursuit, stand-off

      MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man is in custody after leading deputies on a high-speed chase before barricading himself in his home Friday afternoon. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says Robert Gwinn, 38 years old, was spotted by deputies near Roads L and 5-Northeast just east of Moses Lake. He was wanted for outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was also to be served with a protection order. 

    • Woman charged with negligent homicide in son's hot car death

      GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) - A 19-year-old eastern Montana woman is charged with negligent homicide after her 2-year-old son died from being left in a hot car.    Prosecutors say Ashley Maria Howard of Glendive left the boy in her car on June 26 while she slept after getting drunk at a party the night before.

    • Judge tosses signatures on gun initiative

      SEATTLE - A Thurston County judge has thrown out more than 300,000 signatures to put a gun-control initiative on the November ballot. Superior Court Judge James Dixon said the signature petitions for Initiative 1639 did not "comport" with state law. He ordered the secretary of state's office to stop certification of the ballot measure. 

    • Photo: Pixnio

      Central Washington school district shortens school week to 4 days

      SEATTLE (AP) - A school district in central Washington state is moving to four-day weeks when the school year begins later this month. KING-TV reports the Waterville School District will hold classes Monday through Thursday, giving students and faculty three-day weekends. Superintendent Tabatha Mires says the change aims to increase staff retention and recruitment as well as boost attendance and improve classroom experience.    


Live Weather Cameras

Most Popular