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EWU student from Yakima beaten with bat, left for dead

(KXLY) CHENEY, Wash. - An Eastern Washington University student from Yakima was beaten with a baseball bat and left for dead at a Cheney apartment complex.According to the affidavit of facts, Robert "Drew" Schreiber, 20, was assaulted by three people…

Record one-day voter registration mark hit in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Voter registrations in Washington have hit a new one-day record for the second day in a row. The secretary of state's office said Tuesday that on Monday 27,601 people registered to vote online. That broke the…

Columbia Generating Station offline

NEWS RELEASE:Energy Northwest RICHLAND, Wash. - Columbia Generating Station operators safely shut down the reactor at approximately 1:30 p.m. following an indication of the loss of a system that is used for equipment cooling.All systems needed to safely shut down…

New WSU President is Kirk Schulz of Kansas State

PRESS RELEASE: WSU News RICHLAND, Wash. - Kirk Schulz, president and professor of chemical engineering at Kansas State University, was unanimously selected today by the Washington State University Board of Regents as the university's 11th president. One of three previously…

Pasco's Food Truck Friday returns April 1

News Release from Pasco Specialty Kitchen PASCO, WA--Eight days and counting until the second season of Food Truck Friday (FTF) begins. Mobile vendors Backyard Grub, Fresh Out the Box, Jiggy's Bacon Burgers, King of Dogs, Texans FXX BBQ and more…

Gov. Inslee orders Special Session

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington lawmakers adjourned their 60-day legislative session Thursday night without passing a supplemental budget, and Gov. Jay Inslee immediately called them back for a special session to complete their work and followed through on a threat…

Kennewick School District selects site for next elementary school

PRESS RELEASE: Kennewick School DistrictKENNEWICK, WA - The Kennewick School District has designated its property located in the Clearwater Creek development, in the city of Richland, as the site of its sixteenth elementary school to open the fall of 2018.In…

Clean up of homeless encampment in the Umatilla area

PRESS RELEASE - Umatilla County Sheriff's Office On March 4, 2016, at about 9:00am, the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Umatilla County Planning Department and Umatilla County Community Corrections, cleaned a large section of county property along…

Get ready for some Yakima road repairs

Road repair projects will impact traffic in sections of Yakima starting Monday, March 7. First, a 16-block section of Lincoln Avenue will see the installation of new sidewalks, ADA-compliant curb ramps, repair of existing damaged sidewalks, installation of a pedestrian…

Walla Walla School Board Names New Superintendent

PRESS RELEASE: Walla Walla School Dist. WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors unanimously named Mr. Wade Smith the district's new superintendent pending successful contract negotiations. Smith will begin July 1, 2016 following the retirement of…

UPDATE: Walla Walla stabbing suspect turns himself in

UPDATE: Derek Wilson, 29, has been taken into custody after calling into dispatch to turn himself in. ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE: Walla Walla Police Walla Walla Police are searching for Derek M. Wilson, 29, 1501 W. Rose Street. He is the…

First Case of Zika Virus Reported in Washington

PRESS RELEASE: WA State Dept. of HealthOLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health received confirmation today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that a Mason County man in his 20's, who visited a Thurston County hospital,…

WA Senate rejects reversal of transgender bathroom rule

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The full Senate has rejected a bill that would eliminate Washington's new rule allowing transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms in public buildings consistent with their gender identity. Senate Bill 6443 failed by one…

Sunnyside man killed in one car accident

A 24 year old man is dead after a car accident outside of Sunnyside Sunday morning. Washington State Patrol reports Jose D. Jimenez was driving southbound in the 11 hundred block of Maple Grove Road around 5:30am when he failed…

60 year old man killed in hit and run accident

A 25-year-old is under arrest after a fatal hit in run Saturday night. At about 11:08 PM, Yakima Police responded to a call in the 1400 Block of South 6 th Avenue. Officers found a 60-year-old male on the ground.…

Woman Found In Zintel Canyon Identified

PRESS RELEASE: Kennewick Police Department The Benton County Coroner, John Hansens, along with Kennewick Police Investigators have identified the woman found dead in Zintel Canyon on January 29th as Lindsay Teagle age 32 of Kennewick. Her next of Kin have…

Inclement Weather Conditions Affecting Trash Collection

Yakima Press Release By Randy Beehler The public's cooperation is being sought to help City of Yakima refuse operators keep on schedule during winter weather. "Ice and snow cause driving problems for everyone and when you drive a thirty-ton garbage…

Christmas Tree Recycling

From the Richland City Website: http://www.ci.richland.wa.us/index.aspx?nid=668 Richland: Trees are collected at the curb from January 4-15. Trees taller than 6' need to be cut in half. Trees can also be brought to the Horn Rapids Landfill, 3102 Twin Bridges Road,…

Yakima Sheriff's deputy injured when patrol car rear-ended

Washington State Patrol is investigating an accident that sent a Yakima County Sheriff's Deputy and a 17 year old driver to the hospital. It happened on Terrace Heights Drive and 33 rd Street one mile west of Yakima about 6:00pm…

Stage 1 Burn Ban for both the Upper and Lower Yakima County

PRESS RELEASE:Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency A Stage 1 Burn Ban has been declared by the YRCAA Air Pollution Control Officer for both the Upper and Lower Yakima County areas effective Friday November 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. until further…

La Placita Mexican Restaurant customer beat up

PRESS RELEASE: Kennewick Police Department On 11/21/2015 at 11:38 p.m. Kennewick Police officers responded to 5011 W. Clearwater Ave. #C, La Placita Mexican Restaurant, for a strong armed robbery which had just occurred. A patron of the establishment was outside…

Vehicular assault on Gage Blvd. & Steptoe St.

PRESS RELEASE: Kennewick Police Department Summary of Incident:On 11/21/2015 at 8:53p.m. the Kennewick Police Department responded to a two vehicle, injury collision, at the intersection of Gage Blvd. and Steptoe St.Betsy Gonzalez was traveling east on Gage Blvd and was…

Richland looking for Economic Development Committee Members

PRESS RELEASE: City of Richland The Richland City Council is accepting applications from Richland corporate citizens interested in serving on its Economic Development Committee. Position No. 6, is currently vacant. Individuals representing Professional, Manufacturing/Industry and Retail/Hospitality services are encouraged to…

Phone Scams for WSP Donations

WSP Press ReleaseOlympia - Over the past 4 months, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) has received numerous phone calls from the public indicating they have been contacted by our agency soliciting donations. Based on the information received from the public,…