Author: Dylan Carter

Franklin County hits 12,000 COVID-19 cases

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. — Earlier this week, Franklin County was at risk of moving back in Washington state's re-opening guidance.  A halt to the phases was issued by Governor Jay Inslee, but that doesn't mean the COVID-19 threat is gone.…

Benton County sheriff recall election set for August 3

PROSSER, Wash. — After eight days of verification and canvassing, Benton County Auditor Brenda Chilton officially certified the signatures on the recall petition for the Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher today. According to a release issued by Benton County officials,…

Walla Walla police arrest prowler stealing from cars

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — In the early morning hours on Wednesday, local authorities were sent to stop a car prowler who later admitted to stealing from numerous vehicles in the surrounding area. According to a press release issued by Sgt.…

Inslee pauses 'Healthy Washington' phases for two weeks

OLYMPIA, Wash. — With counties throughout Washington state preparing for a rollback, Governor Jay Inslee announced a two-week pause to the 'Healthy Washington' guidance. This means that all counties in Phase 3, including Benton, Franklin and Yakima Counties, will remain…

Tri-Cities COVID-19 metrics suggest a return to Phase 2 next week

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Today's coronavirus metrics from the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) likely provides the bi-county region's final update before public health leaders re-evaluate 'Healthy Washington' standing. Given the current state of the coronavirus pandemic in Benton and Franklin Counties,…