Author: Dennis Shannon

Uber slowly coming to Tri-Cities

Richland and Kennewick have already approved the establishment of Uber service, and the Pasco is council will take the service up next. Kennewick was the first to allow smartphone-based taxi service in the Tri Cities. Richland finalized the service Dec.…

State lawmakers head back to Olympia

Washington State lawmakers have a huge agenda for the 2017 legislative session in Olympia that starts next Monday. Some of the bills include a House measure on the use of deadly force by police and correctional officers, a bill to…

Playoff tickets pricey for Seahawk fans

The Seahawks have advanced to the playoffs for the sixth straight season, and a seat for Seattle's game with Detroit will have you reaching deeper into your wallet this weekend. According to TickPick, the average price for a ticket will…

Lawmakers seek to ban use of handheld devices by drivers

SEATTLE (AP) -- Some state lawmakers are pushing to toughen Washington's decade-old distracted-driving laws. The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/2hLStql ) that two lawmakers are drafting a bill that seeks to ban virtually all use of handheld devices by motorists. It's…

Healthy snowpack in Cascades

You don't have to go far to see a healthy snowpack. Scott Pattee with the Natural Resources Conservation Service says the mountain snowpack was at 110 percent of normal. Just two years ago, the snowpack was well below 100 percent…

Kennewick Police searching for suspect in hold-up

Kennewick Police are looking for a suspect that held up Pandora's Box on west Clearwater Monday night. Around 7:10 p.m. a male suspect wearing a dark colored winter beanie hat, layered in multiple dark sweat jackets and wearing the hood…

Pasco man locked in his apartment for days

Pasco Police were sent to an apartment complex near 4th and Lewis st where a man was locked in his apartmentt Tuesday. A caller told officers his neighbor was pounding on the walls. Police arrived and found that the resident…

Break-in at Kennewick Martial Arts studio

Kennewick police responded to a break in at the Takata Martial Arts studio located at 203 N Dennis Police got a report of a male inside the closed business. 32 year old Aaron Curn was contacted inside the business and…

Pasco stabbing probed

Pasco police are investigating a stabbing that took place early New Year's Day. Officers and medics arrived on Diamond Drive inside the Flamingo Trailer Park to investigate a stabbing and treat the victim, a 46-year-old Pasco male, who had a…

Police arrest stalker in Pasco

A Sunnyside man was arrested for stalking his ex-girlfriend Sunday night in Pasco. Officers responded to the 4200-block of Cochins to a report the suspect was in her yard pounding on outside of her bathroom window as she was trying…

Driving in the snow can be tricky

Going back to work on Monday in the snow is a challenge for drivers, street crews and law enforcement. But Triple A has some tips for driving in the slushy stuff. Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Drive slowly. Following driving distance…

Dangerous driving conditions in the Tri Cities

Blowing snow has caused numerous accidents in the Tri Ctiies and elsewhere. Even police agencies report they have officers getting stuck in the snow. The State Department has plows out trying to clear the roads. Here are a list of…

Seahawks head to playoffs Saturday

The Seattle Seahawks will take Detroit in a wildcard game next Saturday at 5:20 PM at CenturyLink field. This weekend's game with San Francisco marked the fifth consecutive 10-win season. And in Seahawk fashion, they came from behind to beat…

Kennewick man injures self with a gun

Kennewick police are warning people that guns and alcohol don't mix. A 40 year old Kennewick man had been drinking when he accidentally shot himself in the leg with a hand gun Saturday. Officers were called to 29 th and…

Wenatchee woman injured in crash

A Wenatchee woman was injured in a two vehicle wreck on highway 225 late Sunday morning. Kristine Luderman was driving a Kia north on the highway when she was struck by a GMC Envoy driven by Juan Rivera. She was…

REDOX plant leaking at greater rate

A Hanford plant used to process 24 thousand tons of irradiated uranium is leaking at a greater rate than initially expected. A new report on the Reduction-Oxidation complex or REDOX says contamination is spreading inside the plant. The REDOX plant…

First Tri Cities baby of 2017

The first baby of the New Year in the Tri Cities was delivered Sunday at Trios Women and Children's Hospital in Kennewick at 1:20AM Sunday morning. Sebastian Reign Chavez is the son of Efrain Chavez and Rebecca Soto of Pasco.…

Snow closures and delays

Due to hazardous weather conditions, Hanford employees are not to report to work today. Only essential employees needed to maintain minimum safe operations are to report to work at the usual time.Blowing snow has closed a portion of I-90 and…

Kennewick man arrested for DUI

A Kennewick man started 2017 on the wrong foot. Pasco police say Mathew Rowell was driving on Sandifur Parkway,34 minutes into the New Year when he turned left into the path of a White Toyota, striking the vehicle. After a…

Babies ring in the New Year at Kadlec

It was a busy New Year 's Eve and New Year's day in the delivery room at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. December 31 saw 9 babies born at Kadlec Regional Medical Center, including a set of twins Saturday night at…

Pasco homicide probe underway

Pasco police are conducting a homicide investigation after the victim, an hispanic male, was rushed to Lourdes medical Center around 2:50 AM Friday morning, Officers began investigating a shooting where the victim arrived at Lourdes ER driven by a person…