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  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Oregon Rep. Greg Walden visit Hermiston

    Oregon State Representative Greg Walden and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai made a special visit to Hermiston today. The two meet with several health care clinics within Oregon to talk about health care in rural areas. A lot of the areas that surround us are rural areas, some of which lack accessible health care.  Representative Walden, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the health care clinics in attendance today want to make health care through telecommunications accessible for those who need i...
  • State fire assistance mobilized for Easterday Fire

    State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Easterday Fire, located approximately 16 miles south of Kennewick in Benton County. 

  • Courtesy: Kennewick Police Department

    Trapper admits to drowning coyote pup captured in Kennewick home

    An independent trapper who caught a coyote pup in a Kennewick man's kitchen is under fire after admitting to drowning the pup.

  • Milepost 22 fire 50 percent contained

    The Milepost Twenty Two Fire is burning in brush and grass near Vantage, Washington just west of the Columbia River.  

  • New level III sex offender in Kennewick area

    A level III sex offender has moved and is new to the area of Kennewick. 

  • New Life Flight app is saving lives

    A new app is helping save lives with the touch of a button. 

  • Photo of Thomas Collins (professor at WSU Tri-Cities)

    Tri-City educators awarded $45,000 to improve teaching practices

    The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s Partners in Science (Partners) program recently awarded $45,000 to Tri-City area educators. 

  • Fire chief fields unusual questions about ballot measure

    Benton County Fire District 4 is asking voters to consider a bond to build and equip a station (including another ambulance) and replace three fire engines that are approaching the end of their usable lives. 

  • The fire is now out, but the home is a total loss. No injuries have been reported.

    State resources called in for fire near Vantage

     State resources were called in to help with the Milepost 22 fire late early Thursday morning. 

  • 8 people, 6 juveniles arrested after fights in Pasco

    Pasco Police officers spent about an hour on Tuesday afternoon, June 19, arresting teens and adults for a persistent series of fights in the area of Sylvester Park (5th/ Nixon), Lourdes ER (4th/ Sylvester), and Volunteer Park (4th/ Nixon). 

  • 9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge

    The 9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge begins Thursday, June 21 through June 24.  

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  • Odors reported in 242-A pump storage room

    Odors reported in 242-A pump storage room

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:16:22 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:16:22 GMT

    Two Hanford workers were released back to work after undergoing medical evaluation Friday for odors reported in the 242-A pump storage room airlock. 

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    Two Hanford workers were released back to work after undergoing medical evaluation Friday for odors reported in the 242-A pump storage room airlock. 

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  • Sheriff's deputies looking for Hermiston Comfort Inn & Suites robber

    Sheriff's deputies looking for Hermiston Comfort Inn & Suites robber

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:04:22 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:04:22 GMT

    On Sunday, June 17 at about 1:27 a.m., the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery that had just happened at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Hermiston. 

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    On Sunday, June 17 at about 1:27 a.m., the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery that had just happened at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Hermiston. 

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  • Suspects sought after TAJ Mart robbery in Milton-Freewater

    Suspects sought after TAJ Mart robbery in Milton-Freewater

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:00 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:00:54 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 4:00 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:00:54 GMT

    On Saturday, June 16 at about 7:58 p.m., the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a cold robbery that had happened earlier that morning at the TAJ Food Mart in Milton-Freewater. 

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    On Saturday, June 16 at about 7:58 p.m., the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a cold robbery that had happened earlier that morning at the TAJ Food Mart in Milton-Freewater. 

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  • Two people hit by trains in Toppenish over the weekend

    Two people hit by trains in Toppenish over the weekend

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:04:43 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:04:43 GMT
    Hermiston Police say this investigation is, "still very much active and contrary to all the information on social media (some of which is not accurate) we will not be releasing additional information until we are able to locate the appropriate family membHermiston Police say this investigation is, "still very much active and contrary to all the information on social media (some of which is not accurate) we will not be releasing additional information until we are able to locate the appropriate family memb
    Hermiston Police say this investigation is, "still very much active and contrary to all the information on social media (some of which is not accurate) we will not be releasing additional information until we are able to locate the appropriate family membHermiston Police say this investigation is, "still very much active and contrary to all the information on social media (some of which is not accurate) we will not be releasing additional information until we are able to locate the appropriate family memb
    TOPPENISH- Two people have been hit by trains over the weekend.  At 10:48 Sunday morning, Topenish Police received a call of a train vs. pedestrian in between Buena Way and South Toppenish Ave. Traffic has been blocked off and diverted on Buena Way at South Elm St. as well as Buena Way at Asotin Ave. TPD said the woman is in her 40s and was transported to a hospital nearby in critical condition. Since she was enrolled, Tribal PD will be handling the investigation. Saturday:...>>
    TOPPENISH- Two people have been hit by trains over the weekend.  At 10:48 Sunday morning, Topenish Police received a call of a train vs. pedestrian in between Buena Way and South Toppenish Ave. Traffic has been blocked off and diverted on Buena Way at South Elm St. as well as Buena Way at Asotin Ave. TPD said the woman is in her 40s and was transported to a hospital nearby in critical condition. Since she was enrolled, Tribal PD will be handling the investigation. Saturday:...>>
  • Pasco couple combines their passions through a School of Ballet and Capoeira

    Pasco couple combines their passions through a School of Ballet and Capoeira

    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:52:03 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:52:03 GMT
    A Pasco couple is helping people find their center- through fitness. Kate and Deshawn Robins started a school of Capoeira and Ballet in January called "Find Your Center." If you aren't familiar with Capoeira, it's otherwise known as a form of martial arts. Kate and Deshawn decided to combine both in one studio. Their motivation in doing so- "Both of these art forms are complicated and they both have a lot of history. We both had experiences tha...>>
    A Pasco couple is helping people find their center- through fitness. Kate and Deshawn Robins started a school of Capoeira and Ballet in January called "Find Your Center." If you aren't familiar with Capoeira, it's otherwise known as a form of martial arts. Kate and Deshawn decided to combine both in one studio. Their motivation in doing so- "Both of these art forms are complicated and they both have a lot of history. We both had experiences tha...>>
  • Teen hit and killed by train in Toppenish

    Teen hit and killed by train in Toppenish

    Saturday, June 16 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-06-16 23:25:24 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-06-16 23:25:24 GMT
    At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody. We are expecting an update Monday afternoon on this case.At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody.At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody. We are expecting an update Monday afternoon on this case.At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody.
    At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody. We are expecting an update Monday afternoon on this case.At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody.At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody. We are expecting an update Monday afternoon on this case.At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody.
    TOPPENISH, Wash.- A railroad official says one of its trains struck and killed a 17-year-old boy.    BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says the collision occurred at about 8 a.m. Saturday in Toppenish in south-central Washington.    Melonas says the eastbound train with empty grain cars was traveling 47 mph when the crew saw the boy between the rails on the tracks.    He says the crew applied the emergency braking system but failed to stop in time. The b...>>
    TOPPENISH, Wash.- A railroad official says one of its trains struck and killed a 17-year-old boy.    BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says the collision occurred at about 8 a.m. Saturday in Toppenish in south-central Washington.    Melonas says the eastbound train with empty grain cars was traveling 47 mph when the crew saw the boy between the rails on the tracks.    He says the crew applied the emergency braking system but failed to stop in time. The b...>>
  • Strides Therapeutic Riding Center participant shares testimony story

    Strides Therapeutic Riding Center participant shares testimony story

    Saturday, June 16 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-06-16 21:52:51 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-06-16 21:52:51 GMT
    Therapy through horses- that's what one organization called Strides is working to do for those with disabilities and veterans. One rider has been apart of the organization for 12 years now and has come a long way since joining the program. Braxton first started riding horses when he was little. His mom, Shandiin Schwensimam, says initially he wouldn't even go near a horse, let alone get on one. 12 years later Braxton is now freely riding by himself. Tori Heckman and Melissa ...>>
    Therapy through horses- that's what one organization called Strides is working to do for those with disabilities and veterans. One rider has been apart of the organization for 12 years now and has come a long way since joining the program. Braxton first started riding horses when he was little. His mom, Shandiin Schwensimam, says initially he wouldn't even go near a horse, let alone get on one. 12 years later Braxton is now freely riding by himself. Tori Heckman and Melissa ...>>
  • Longtime shelter cat with diabetes still waits for his "furever" home

    Longtime shelter cat with diabetes still waits for his "furever" home

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-06-16 01:19:07 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-06-16 01:19:07 GMT

    Every shelter pet deserves a forever home, no matter how long they've been there. 

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    Every shelter pet deserves a forever home, no matter how long they've been there. 

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  • PSD teachers receive grants from Washington FFA Foundation

    PSD teachers receive grants from Washington FFA Foundation

    Friday, June 15 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:35:35 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:35:35 GMT

    Two Pasco School District agricultural science teachers have been selected to receive thousands of dollars in grant money from the state legislature to help advance agricultural science education.

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    Two Pasco School District agricultural science teachers have been selected to receive thousands of dollars in grant money from the state legislature to help advance agricultural science education.

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  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Oregon Rep. Greg Walden visit Hermiston

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Oregon Rep. Greg Walden visit Hermiston

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:08:23 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:08:23 GMT
    Oregon State Representative Greg Walden and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai made a special visit to Hermiston today. The two meet with several health care clinics within Oregon to talk about health care in rural areas. A lot of the areas that surround us are rural areas, some of which lack accessible health care.  Representative Walden, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the health care clinics in attendance today want to make health care through telecommunications accessible for those who need i...>>
    Oregon State Representative Greg Walden and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai made a special visit to Hermiston today. The two meet with several health care clinics within Oregon to talk about health care in rural areas. A lot of the areas that surround us are rural areas, some of which lack accessible health care.  Representative Walden, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the health care clinics in attendance today want to make health care through telecommunications accessible for those who need i...>>
  • State fire assistance mobilized for Easterday Fire

    State fire assistance mobilized for Easterday Fire

    Friday, June 22 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:17:13 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:17:13 GMT

    State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Easterday Fire, located approximately 16 miles south of Kennewick in Benton County. 

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    State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Easterday Fire, located approximately 16 miles south of Kennewick in Benton County. 

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  • Trapper admits to drowning coyote pup captured in Kennewick home

    Trapper admits to drowning coyote pup captured in Kennewick home

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:11:37 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:10:58 GMT
    Courtesy: Kennewick Police DepartmentCourtesy: Kennewick Police Department

    An independent trapper who caught a coyote pup in a Kennewick man's kitchen is under fire after admitting to drowning the pup.

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    An independent trapper who caught a coyote pup in a Kennewick man's kitchen is under fire after admitting to drowning the pup.

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