Author: Dan Thesman

Season of Giving 2016 is Success Thanks to You

Hungry families in our area are getting some much needed help thanks to your donations to the recent Season of Giving Food Drive. All the donations made at Yoke's Fresh Markets in the Tri-Cities has been weighed and the grand…

Owner of state's largest apple farm has died

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Bill Evans, who with his wife Jeannette built a tiny farm into one of the largest fruit companies in Washington, has died at the age of 87. Evans died early Tuesday.Evans started farming on 10 acres…

Lucky Bridge Casino Closes

The Lucky Bridge Casino in Kennewick was folded. The management says issues with the lease and the minimum wage increase were just too hard to handle, so the casino closed its doors last night. The business, located on the 100…

Hanford Tank Farm evacuated for suspected vapors

Six workers, four expressing symptoms, underwent precautionary medical evaluations after reporting odors at a Hanford tank farm Wednesday morning. All have been released back to work. Three others also reported odors but declined medical evaluation. The odors were reported outside…

Fire destroys home in Walla Walla

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire that destroyed a home in Walla Walla Monday night. When firefighters arrived to the home on the 300 block of Frog Hollow Road, it was completely engulfed in flames. Nobody…

Operation warm distributes more than 200 coats

Dozens of local elementary school children are a little warmer tonight, thanks to Operation Warm and some Richland firefighters. Over 200 coats were distributed as part of this year's event, made possible by Goodwill Industries. Richland firefighters were able to…

Washington students best national average on science test

SEATTLE (AP) -- Fourth- and eighth-grade students in Washington state scored higher than the national average on a federal science test in 2015.The Seattle Times reports that 42 percent of fourth-graders in Washington scored at or above proficient, compared with…

Contamination event reported at Hanford tank farm area

Radiological contamination was discovered in an area Hanford tank farm workers were performing work at this morning. A spokesman for Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) says after exiting the AX tank farm and removing their anti-contamination clothing, contamination was identified…

Two injured in Pasco shooting, suspect on the loose

A shooting at 28th and Lewis in Pasco leaves two people with gunshot wounds and the shooter on the loose. KAPP-KVEW Local News has learned two people are at Lourde's with non life threatening injuries and detectives are there trying…

Washington soldier killed in car crash Saturday in Kuwait

The Department of Defense announced in a release Sunday that a soldier died in Kuwait Saturday. 25-year-old 1st Lt. Jeffrey D. Cooper of Mill Creek, Washington, was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the release said. Officials say he died from a…

New Details Revealed in Pendleton Fatal Fire

New developments in the fatal fire investigation in Pendleton. Pendleton Police say their investigation revealed that the 18-year-old victim took his own life. The victim, who we have chosen not to identify, was found engulfed in flames when police officers…

New I-90 avalanche bridge opens at Snoqualmie Pass

If you often drive over Snoqualmie Pass, you are now able to drive along a newly constructed bridge on Interstate 90. State transportation officials have opened up the new eastbound bridge, which stretches along 15 miles of the interstate. Two-way…

Rizzi one of three finalists for Spokane Police Chief

Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi, Jr. is on the short list to become the next police chief in Spokane. Rizzi, along with two finalists, James Dermody, a captain in the Seattle Police Department and Robert Lehner, the chief of police…

Grandfather Charged in Boy's Death

Yakima County prosecutors have charged a Union Gap man in last year's death of his 10-year-old grandson. Steven Reedy, 58, was charged with manslaughter and unlawful firearms possession. Nathaniel Reedy-McCoy was struck in the chest as he stood with his…

Plutonium Finishing Plant Evacuated, False Alarm Detected

Hanford's Plutonium Finishing Plant was evacuated this morning after a radiation alarm sounded during maintenance work on the alarm. About 50 workers left the building as a precaution and underwent evaluations for radiation contamination. So far, no contamination has been…

Man Dead After Police-Involved Shooting in Yakima

One man is dead and a Yakima Police officer is on administrative leave after police responded to a domestic violence disturbance call early this evening. According to our media partner, the Yakima Herald-Republic, two men were found fighting in an…