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  • Senior Times Expo changes location

    KENNEWICK, WA-  Hundreds of senior citizens attended the Senior Times Expo at the Southridge Sports & Events Complex today. The bi-annual event was at this venue for the first time since the start of the expo in 2013. 

  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory partners with LanzaTech to help create new kind of fuel

    RICHLAND: Reducing our carbon footprint has been something that we have been striving to do for years. There there are many easy ways we can reduce our footprint, like choosing to drive less, planting a garden, or recycling. But- What about using pollution to actually fuel the way we get from point A to point B. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently partnered with a Chicago-based biotech company to create a cleaner and more environmentally friendly fuel product. Lanza-T...

  • Man arrested for DUI, threats to kill works at Kadlec, Richland hospital says

    There is new information tonight on the lock down at Kadlec in Richland Monday night, where a man threatened to kill himself and others.

  • United Airlines to begin new nonstop service between Tri-Cities Airport and LAX

    The Tri-Cities Airport and United Airlines are proud to announce new nonstop service between the Tri-Cities and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning March 31, 2019. 

  • DNR requests $55 Million to increase state wildfire budget

    The increase in money would be used to improve wildfire response and create healthier forests throughout the state.

  • After 70 years public access to Rattlesnake Mountain summit will re-open next fall

    Rattlesnake Mountain right on the edge of the Hanford site is the tallest, tree-less mountain in America and the summit has also been off limits to the public for decades but that is about to change. 

  • Walk to end Alzheimer's at Columbia Park

    5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and that number is expected to nearly triple by 2050. 

  • Man found with two gunshot wounds, no arrests made

    BENTON COUNTY, WA- The Benton County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was shot twice Saturday night. At 9:11 p.m. deputies responded to a call of a male and female in a physical disturbance at a residence in the 21000 block of Glenn Miller PR SE.  Information provided by the reporting party was a male had been shot twice at the location.     Deputies arrived and immediately secured the residence.  All occupants were cooperative with deputies and...
  • Officials looking to propose new framework for managing wolves that prey on livestock

    PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - Oregon officials are proposing a new framework for managing wolves that prey on livestock.    The East Oregonian reports that a possible deal emerged Tuesday that involves ranchers making clearly defined efforts to protect livestock and ward off wolves with non-lethal deterrents.    If ranchers follow those rules and still lose livestock to wolves, and the wolves meet the state's definition of "chronic depredation," ranchers can ask...
  • Drive-by shooting in Franklin County leaves one wounded

    Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a report of a drive-by shooting in the Clark addition north of Pasco around 4:30 A.M Saturday morning. 

  • Sixth reported case of AFM hits Washington

    The Washington State Department of Health is investigating yet another report of a child with symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). There have been six cases of AFM among children under the age of six in Washington so far.

  • Fifth Annual Pink the Parkway Event

    Warrior Sisterhood's fifth annual Pink the Parkway took place this afternoon at John Dam Plaza. The highlight of the event was a fashion show put on by cancer survivors.  

  • Man breaks into Macy's and steals hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise

    WALLA WALLA, WA- A man is arrested after using a rock to break into a Macy's Friday night. Around 10:08 p.m. Walla Walla police were called out to the Macy's at 54 E. Main Street for a burglary. 39-year-old Jason R. Wilson used a rock to break the glass on the rear doors of the store. Wilson then stole several hundred dollars of merchandise. WWPD Officers located Wilson quickly and placed him under arrest. Charges filed include- Burglary, Malicious Mischief and Theft.
  • SWX High School Football - Game of the Week Scores 10-12-18

    SWX Game of the Week Scores 10-12-18

  • Pasco PD encourages use of safe exchange zones after recent thefts

    Meeting up to buy and sell through Craigslist or a second party always comes with the risk of being ripped off. 

  • Local utilities warn customers of telephone scams

    A prominent way to scam people continues to be by telephone calls.  

  • 4th Zintel Canyon fire sparks since August 30

    It's been a summer of fires in Kennewick's Zintel Canyon, and now residents are wondering what's starting them.

  • Italian restaurant Monterosso's has a haunting past

    RICHLAND, WA- Monterosso's is an Italian restaurant inside of a train car right her in the Tri-Cities. The restaurant has a little bit of a haunting past.  The train car was originally built in 1947, it traveled all the way from Minneapolis to the Tri-Cities where Judson and Betty Phillips turned it into a tailor shop. 

  • The "Fanboni" now a part of Tri-City Americans games

    Going to an Americans game isn't just about watching hockey - there's so much more that goes into the fan experience.

  • Man involved in Sunday Kennewick shooting bails out of jail

    Kennewick Police detectives have identified 31-year-old Devan Thompson from Everett, WA as a suspect in the shooting death of Hakim Ward.

  • Hermiston resident discovers slime balls in his front yard

    HERMISTON: Imagine walking outside your house one morning and noticing random slime bubbles all over your yard. You have no idea what they are, if you can touch them, where they came from or if they're safe for your kids or animals to be around. One Hermiston resident had this exact experience last Sunday morning after Hermiston had just received an extended period of rainfall. "I had this one here, it was rather large," said Sean Zinkel. "It just kinda oozed out and ...
  • Self-healing concrete at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    The scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created and worked on a type of concrete that can self heal on its own.   

  • CRIME STOPPERS: Steven Lee Winters

    Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers is looking for a Steven Lee Winters. 

  • Two teens arrested after shots fired call

    Pasco Police have arrested two juveniles after a shots fired call on Tuesday afternoon. 

  • Lewis Street overpass starts construction Spring 2019

    From an underpass to an overpass Lewis Street in Pasco is building an overpass that is expected to begin Spring of 2019. 

  • #PositiveYakima: Yakima Humane Society

    With the help of dozens of volunteers, staff, and animal control YHS has helped saved over 5000 dogs in 2017 and as of this month they've already helped 3000 animals find homes. 

  • Suspicious device found in Kennewick backyard

    The Richland Bomb Squad was called out yesterday to assist Kennewick Police.

  • Level III sex offender residence notification: David Ashley Schwarder

    Because a level III sex offender is relocating into the local area, the Benton County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public for future knowledge. 

  • North Star Cancer Center hangs 'bra-chandelier'

    A bra chandelier has 350 bras hanging from it, representing 350 women who get diagnosed with breast cancer in the Yakima Valley each year. 

  • Two Pasco teens in juvie after firing off a gun Tuesday afternoon

    Two Pasco 14-year-old boys are in Juvenile Detention after one of them fired a Glock 9mm pistol during an argument with a 16-year-old boy. 

  • Local pharmacist charged for stealing and using drugs, forging documents

    In September 2018 the Pharmacy Commission charged pharmacist Mustafa G. Elziny with unprofessional conduct, the Department of Health said. 

  • October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Each year about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. In Yakima, nearly 350 women get diagnosed each year with a form of breast cancer.

  • Over 500 8th graders participate in ultimate energy experience

    KENNEWICK: Sending out a text takes little thought for most of us, let alone thoughts about where the energy to send it, comes from. Today hundreds of 8th graders found out the answer to that. Several middle school students around the area bussed over 500 8th graders for the 3rd annual "STEM Energy Experience" at the REACH Interpretive Center. This is a time where students get to learn all about where the energy that's fueling their text messages being sent through comes f...
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    27-year-old suspect in Pasco fatal shooting found guilty

    They've now arrested 27-year-old Victor Paniagua on first degree murder charges in the death of 47-year-old Abel Contreras. 

  • The Taco Sprint is back in downtown Pasco

    The Pasco Taco Crawl Committee is again bringing a taco-themed charity event to Pasco.  

  • St. Mary Foundation fundraiser raises over $39,000 for the Cancer Special Needs Fund

    Nearly 400 attendees turned out for the 14th annual Providence St. Mary Foundation’s Gran Fondo (Great Ride) fundraiser to benefit local cancer patients Saturday, September 22. 

  • Commission to hear public comments on Columbia salmon policy at Oct. 15 meeting

    The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will take comments on the results of a 5-year-old policy that significantly changed salmon fisheries on the Columbia River at an upcoming meeting in Olympia.

  • Woman charged with murder of Walla Walla man in 2017

    A woman in Walla Walla has been arrested on a murder charge in connection with the August 2017 shooting death of her partner.

  • Gov. Inslee approves harsher DUI penalties

    Citizen helps Kennewick Police in DUI arrest

    Kennewick Police responded to assist Washington State Patrol Troopers, after a suspect collided into two cars at Highway 395 and N. Yelm Street. 

  • YWCA provides Local Domestic Violence Resources

    Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 males are victims of severe physical violence by a partner in their lifetime. Locally in Yakima, YPD responds to over 10 domestic violence calls a day. 

  • Ams hockey players raise awareness about flu shots

    It's that time of year again when the sniffles are back and so is the flu, and just last year 80 thousand people died from the flu which could of been prevented if they just got the shot.  

  • WSDOT asks citizens to participate in SR 240 survey

    The Washington Department of Transportation is asking people living near the SR 240 corridor in Richland to take a survey. 

  • $10K reward for 32 crates of missing bees

    Juan Valdovinos, a bee keeper, owner of JC Bees is devastated after thousands of bees were stolen right from his property costing him thousands.  

  • CRIME STOPPERS: Jonathan Baquero

    Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers is looking for a Jonathan Baquero. 

  • Deck fire started by clothes being burned on BBQ

    KENNEWICK, WA- A fire started on the deck of an apartment unit after a woman tried burning clothes. Kennewick Police responded to an apartment complex in the 9000 block of W Gage Blvd after people had called saying they could see flames on one of the decks.  KPD and KFD were able to extinguish the fire and contain it to that unit. Police found that 21-year-old Kali Beacham was allegedly attempting to burn a pile of clothes on the barbeque.  Beacham was criminally cited fo...
  • "Rescue Me" calendar law enforcement and puppies cover photo shoot

    RICHLAND, WA- If you love puppies, then the 2019 "Rescue Me" calendar may be the perfect calendar to grab for the new year.

  • Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice

    WASHINGTON - The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):    6:20 p.m.    Brett Kavanaugh has taken the oaths of office to become the 114th Supreme Court justice, just a couple of hours after the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm him.    The quick swearing in enables Kavanaugh to begin work immediately in advance of arguments at the court Tuesday in two cases involving prison sentences for repeat offenders.    The court sa...
  • SWX High School Football - Game of the Week Scores 10-5-18

    SWX Game of the Week Scores 10-5-18

  • Pasco classified staff rallied for higher wages

    Pasco classified staff rallied at Pasco School District in hopes in receiving higher pay.

  • WSU Tri-Cities hosting variety of diversity and inclusion events in honor of “Outober”

    Washington State University Tri-Cities will host a variety of diversity and inclusion events in recognition of “Outober,” a reframing of October in observance of the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day. 

  • Two Hanford workers report vapors at AP Farm

    Two Hanford workers declined precautionary medical evaluation Friday morning, October 5 after reporting odors at AP Farm. 

  • First rainfall makes roads more dangerous than ice

         KENNEWICK, WA-  The first rainfall of the fall season brings slippery roads. It is more dangerous to drive after a first rainfall because unlike snow and ice you can't see where specific spots of the ground will be impacted by slick conditions.  

  • Long delays expected this weekend on I-90 westbound near Cle Elum

    Drivers traveling westbound on Interstate 90 near Cle Elum this weekend are highly encouraged to use alternate routes in order to avoid long delays and congestion.

  • Scammers send out graphic images using What's App

    PASCO: In a digital age there are many platforms out there that allow you to connect and chat with your friends and family- even if they live across the world. "What's App'' is just one of those apps that let's you chat with anyone by sending text messages, pictures, short videos and even your location. Typically apps like these are supposed to connect family and friends together, but one Pasco resident fell victim to a graphic scam using this app Pasco PD shared a face book ...

  • Bill's Berry Farm pumpkin festival returns

    Complete with fun for the whole family with u-pick apples, a pumpkin patch, 6-acre corn maze, squeeze your own apple cider station and so much more.  

  • KFD medics administer Narcan in potential heroin overdose, KPD says

    Kennewick Fire Department medics administered Narcan to a woman on Thursday morning, after she called emergency services saying she injected too much heroin.

  • CRIME STOPPERS: Blake David Coonce

    Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers is looking for a Blake David Coonce.

  • NAMI Yakima opens new Family to Family Class

    One in five adults in Washington have a mental illness. The Family-to-Family class is a peer to peer program that strives to help families dealing with mental illnesses. 

  • Mabton High School goes into brief lock down on Wednesday

    On Wednesday, October 3, a suspicious man was found on the Mabton High School campus. 

  • Former Kennewick superintendent sentenced to 10 years for arranging sex with teens

    A former Kennewick school superintendent accused of arranging to have sex with two teenage girls at a Richland motel pleaded guilty this afternoon.

  • West Valley School District incorporates blended learning

    A combination of traditional teaching methods with the use of technology, blended learning is a way to enhance student's learning with the use of Google Chrome Books.

  • Connect Tri-Cities Job Fair event

    Connect Tri-Cities is holding a job fair at the Three Rivers Convention Center on Wednesday, October 3. 

  • 6-week SR-26 Adams Co. bridge project begins Oct. 15

    From October into November, when Washington State University students and fans travel for football games, and traffic volumes can double, is not an ideal time to close a 17.5 mile section of State Route 26 and reroute drivers on a 32-mile detour. 

  • Battelle donates $75K to CBC engineering program for new equipment

    Columbia Basin College. The donation will be used to purchase new equipment for students pursuing an Associate in Applied Science degree in Engineering Technology or Certificate in Computer Aided Drafting. 

  • Business Spotlight: Merry Maids

     Not only does the cleaning services pride itself on cleaning houses, but building strong relationships with its customers and employees. 

  • No major injuries in I-90 crash near Cle Elum Monday night

    There were no major injuries from a crash involving 5 semi's and 3 cars on Interstate 90 near Cle Elum Sunday night.

  • Simulated house fire training Benton City Fire District

     According to the National Fire Protecting Agency most structure fires that Firefighters get called out to are house fires. 

  • Pearl Jam announces $1.3M donation to help end homelessness in Washington including Yakima and Walla Walla counties

    SEATTLE (AP) - A month after holding two-sold out concerts in Seattle to raise money to combat homelessness, Pearl Jam has announced that some of the money will go toward ensuring no young people have to live outside. The Seattle Times reports the $1.3 million initiative was announced Thursday at YouthCare's Orion Center for homeless youth. It was the first major donation the band has awarded since the Home Shows concerts in August. About $1.2 million will go toward a Seattle and K...
  • #EndNurseAbuse, two local nurses share their stories of recent abuse while on the job

    RICHLAND, WA-  Over the last 10 years there has been an 110% percent increase of violence against nurses. That's according to the Washington State Nurses Association who claims it's become so bad, that nurses are more likely to be victims of violence than prison guards or police officers. And it's happening right here in the Tri-Cities. On September 16th, Ashley Schade, a nurse a Kadlec, was choked by a patient. Court documents show that while Schade was changing Bruce Dar...
  • Car fire spreads to surrounding grass, closes down highway

    TOUCHET, WA- A car that caught fire Saturday night spread to some grass, causing it to become a second alarm fire. Walla Walla County Fire District 6 said that the call came in around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night for a car that was on fire. When crews arrived on scene they found it fully engulfed and that the flames had spread to the surrounding grass. Highway 12 at milepost 310 near Lambdin Road was shut down in both directions for about 20 minutes. The fire was upgraded to a second a...
  • SWX High School Football - Game of the Week Scores 9-28-18

    SWX Game of the Week Scores 9-28-18

  • SILVER ALERT: 74-year-old Ronald L. Rogers

    A Silver Alert has been activated for 74-year-old Ronald L. Rogers of Richland on Friday, September 28. 

  • Anglers limited to one hatchery steelhead in the lower Hanford Reach

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is reducing the daily limit of steelhead when the fishery opens on October 1.

  • Columbia Basin Transition Fair: Preparing for Life after High School

    Educational Service District 123 is hosting the Columbia Basin Transition Fair on Thursday, October 4. 

  • Local wine makers donate grapes to Virginia vineyard that was burglarized

    PATERSON, WA-  What once was a sour situation is now the start of a new friendship that is crossing state vines.  Back on September 11th, David Dunkenberger went out to his vineyard ready to harvest the grapes. He quickly noticed something was off when the amount of grapes had seriously dwindled. Come to find out, thieves had come in the middle of the night to steal a majority of his crop. And to make matters worse, Virginia had seen a lot of rain this year which in turn al...
  • Middleton Fall Festival Opens Friday September 28th

    Fall is in the air and that means time for pumpkin patches and corn mazes, but how about an almost two hour long corn maze. 

  • Latest in the Kavanaugh testimony and local responses

    WASHINGTON: A hearing that's captivated the country with eyes glued to televisions, to phones - all watching the hearing on Capitol Hill as Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Doctor Christine Blasey Ford both tell the world their sides of the story.  Inside - it's a more muted atmosphere than most major hearings. The room is smaller and there are fewer cameras. Dr. Ford asked that they try to minimize the circus around this - even as it played out on a worldwide stage. ...
  • CRIME STOPPERS: Teresa Kay Sargent

    Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers is looking for a Teresa Kay Sargent.  

  • Richland PD looking for man who exposed himself to two young girls

    Richland Police are looking for a man after he exposed his genitals to two juvenile girls on Wednesday, September 26. 

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