Author: Dan Thesman

Rebuilt Pioneer Park Aviary to be Dedicated

Friends of the Pioneer Park Aviary in Walla Walla invite you to a dedication ceremony of the rebuilt aviary. The event will be held at 5 PM tomorrow at the aviary located near the corner of South Division and Whitman…

New Walla Walla High School Track Unveiled

Walla Walla High School students and members of the community now have a new track to use. The blue surfaced track cost more than $900,000 with two-thirds of that money being raised by the Big Blue Boosters and the other…

2014 Pasco murder suspect found guilty

Jurors found 20-year-old Deshawn Anderson guilty of murder and assault in a series of attacks in Pasco back in November and December 2014. Deshawn Anderson was found guilty of shooting and killing 22-year-old Lorenzo Fernandez in December 2014. Anderson was…

Car Crash Kills Tri-Tech Instructor near Spokane

An instructor at Kennewick's Tri-Tech Skills Center died Saturday afternoon in a car crash just north of Spokane. Suzanne L. Lefevre, 53, died at the scene, according to the Spokesman-Review. She taught pre-veterinary technician skills at the career and technical…

Hanford Contractor Issues Tank Farm Odor Update

Statement issued today from Robert Roxburgh, spokesman, Washington River Protection Solutions: Five Hanford workers were sent for medical evaluation as a precautionary measure due to reported odors or symptoms outside the tank farms today. Workers reported odors at two separate…

More Workers Report Tank Farm Odors at Hanford

Once again, Hanford workers seek medical attention after experiencing odors at one of the tank farms. This time it happened to three workers at the AP tank farm this morning. Three other workers requested an evaluation related to the smell…

Borgans Island between Pasco/Kennewick Closed

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials permanently closed public access to Borgans Island (also known as Chiawana Island) on the Columbia River between Pasco and Kennewick due to repeated unauthorized visitor activities, Corps officials announced, today. The Corps' Walla Walla…

Murder Charges Dismissed in 2015 Toppenish Shooting Death

The Yakima County Prosecutor's Office has decided to dismiss a murder charge against Gabriel Madrigal in connection with the Feburary 2015 shooting death of Ramon Verduzco in Toppenish. Today, Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Brusic asked the Yakima County Superior Court to…

Alarm activates at Hanford tank farm, no indication of leak

An alarm activated yesterday while crews were pumping waste from tank AY-102, a double-shelled tank at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The Department of Energy notified the state Department of Ecology that a leak detector alarm went off. However, after further…

Fire Damages Duplex in Benton City

A fire damages a duplex in Benton City tonight. Multiple agencies responding to the structure fire around 6 PM on the 1200 block of Hazel Avenue. Firefighters say when they arrived, the duplex was fully involved. It took firefighters about…

Shane Not Returning to Hydroplane Racing in 2016

Unlimited hydroplane driver Jimmy Shane will not be returning this season. In a statement released by H1 Unlimited, Shane, in part, says "I hope that while my decision is disappointing to a lot of people that you can try to…

Reward offered regarding missing Yakima-area woman

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the successful resolution of a missing person case.Felina Blanch Metsker, 33, was last seen on March 25 in Harrah, Washington. Metsker was last seen in the…

Police: Man arrested after body parts found in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police say they believe three body parts -- including a foot -- found in a homeowner's recycling bin belong to a woman who was reported missing Saturday morning.Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole said at a Monday…

Location Chosen for Zambrano-Montes Inquest

Columbia Basin College is the chosen venue for for the Franklin County Coroner's Inquest into the death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes. Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel says CBC has graciously donated the entire cost of using a room for the fact…