Author: Dylan Carter

Kennewick police officer thwarts $10,000 cash scam

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Officers from the Kennewick Police Department assisted an elderly citizen who was scammed into sending $10,000 to someone misidentifying themselves as a representative of the United States Social Security Administration. According to a post on the Kennewick…

Coronavirus update: Positivity declines nearly 2%

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Public health officials from the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) announced updated coronavirus positivity rates from the CBC West testing site in addition to updates to the bi-county case count. According to the BFHD, Benton County added just…

Washington educators are now eligible to be vaccinated

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Earlier today, President Joe Biden assured the country that there would be enough vaccine doses to innoculate all American adults by the end of May. During that address, he urged state leaders to provide vaccinations for teachers,…

Klippert files primary challenge against US Rep. Newhouse

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A conservative state representative from the Tri-Cities has filed to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse in next year’s primary, after the 4th congressional district's representative was one of 10 members of the House GOP who…

Coronavirus update: 55 cases added, vaccine doses increase

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Public health officials at the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) released their daily update on the local coronavirus metrics for Tuesday, March 2, 2021. That included updated hospitalization rates and additions to the total case count for the…

Elderly Richland woman dies in six-car crash on I-182

RICHLAND, Wash. — Earlier today, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) announced a major multi-car collision on I-182 heading Eastbound near Road 100 in Pasco. This evening, they released more information including the nature of the incident that claimed the life…

Benton County Fairgrounds receive 6,000 Pfizer vaccine doses

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. — Officials at the Benton County Fairgrounds mass vaccination site anticipate that roughly 6,000 Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses will become available for eligible participants during the week of March 2, 2021. Please be advised that appointments are…

Coronavirus update: 118 cases reported as hospitalizations dip

KENNEWICK, Wash. — With their latest update on the coronavirus' impact on the bi-county region, officials from the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) announced a three-day total of new cases while displaying an improvement in COVID-related hospitalization rates. According to the…