Author: Lida Alikhani

Latino Civic Alliance Calling for Justice for Zambrano-Montes

The Latino Civic Alliance holds a press conference surrounding the Antonio Zambrano-Montes case. Community leaders, farm workers and students spoke outside the Franklin County Courthouse, all advocating for justice. They were also voicing concerns over transparency. Zambrano-Montes was shot and…

K.I.D. Issuing Warnings for "Cheating at Midnight"

The Kennewick Irrigation District has issued about a dozen warnings to people that are "cheating at midnight." A spokesperson with the K.I.D. said midnight seems to be the new peak time for some people watering their lawns outside their schedules.…

Pasco Man Gets 16 Years for Murder

A Pasco man changes his plea in a murder case this afternoon. 49-year-old Guadalupe Montejano pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree murder in the death of Tamie Clark-Acevedo in January of 2014. Montejano was sentenced to 16 years in prison. Acevedo's family…

Meet at the Parkway is Back

It's a busy day at the Parkway in Richland. Hundreds of people gathered for the first day of the season for the Richland farmer's market called Meet at the Parkway. Dozens of vendors were lined up with fresh food, pottery,…

Local LGBT Community Talks Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner makes her intitial appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair. It's a story that many people have been discussing since the woman, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, sat down with ABC's Diane Sawyer to reveal to the world…

Hydros Practice for Water Follies

We are just two months shy of Water Follies weekend. Some people got a sneak peek of some of the boats practicing on the Columbia River today.Not only is it the 50th Anniversary but the Gold Cup will be back…

A Look Inside Hanford's Most Hazardous Room

It's been nearly 40 years since an explosion of radioactive material shook the "McCluskey Room" on the Hanford site. Chemical Operations Technician Herald McCluskey was working in it when he heard a hissing sound. He immediately evacuated his team and…

Kennewick Man Pleads Not-Guilty to Child Molestation

A Kennewick man pleads not-guilty to child nolestation. Khalid Fathey made his intitial court appearance in Benton Co. Superior Court this morning. Fathey is accused of molesting the six-year-old daughter of a family friend on several occasions. Fathey and his…

Distracted Driving

According to a recent AAA study, 60% of car accidents with teenagers behind the wheel, involve distracted driving and a fifth of those can be linked to cell phone use. Technology brings all sorts of gadgets, texting and social media…

Mandatory Watering Schedule for K.I.D. Customers

K.I.D. Press Release: Effective May 31 st , Kennewick Irrigation District Begins Enforcing Mandatory Watering Schedules This morning during open session, the K.I.D. Board of Directors unanimously voted to begin implementing a mandatory watering schedule for K.I.D. customers. The new…

Murder Suspect Pleads Not-Guilty

A man accused of shooting and killing 42-year-old Juan Melogoza pleads not-guilty to murder. 20-year-old Christopher Pedroza-Desantiago is being held on $500,000 bail for murder. It's been three months since Melgoza was shot multiple times in the Fiesta Foods parking…

Maintaining Your Lawn During a Drought

Local irrigation districts have some advice when it comes to maintaining your landscaping with a limited supply of water. Friday, Governor Jay Inslee announced a statewide drought emergency in Washington and now, that puts some weight on the people to…

Motor Officers Compete for Trophies

It's the final day of the Annual North American Motor Officer Association conference in Kennewick. The Kennewick Police Department is hosting the event at the Three Rivers Convention Center parking lot. Today, more than 100 officers are competeing for trophies…

Insane Inflatable 5K

The Insane Inflatable 5K is officially in town. Thousands of people gathered at the Benton Franklin Fairgrounds in Kennewick. All of the participants went through a number of obstacles. It looks like fun but people say it's still a lot…

Suspicious Car Fires in Kennewick

A bit of a mystery in Kennewick tonight. Kennewick police and fire report to a car engulfed in flames on the 800 block of Garfield St. early this morning. A short time later, less than five miles away, another car…

North American Motor Officer Association conference

The Annual North American Motor Officer Association conference begins today. The Kennewick Police Department is hosting the event in the Three Rivers Convention Center parking lot. There are more than 100 officers there learning new skils while weaving through courses…

Educational Funds

In exactly eight days, teachers all over the Tri-Cities will walk out of their classrooms. One of the main reasons for the staged protest is a lack of funding from Washington lawmakers. Marci Rose has three children in the Pasco…

Special Session Update

It's been exacatly two weeks since the Washington State Legislature went into special session. We spoke to local (R) Rep. Larry Haler about how things are going in Olympia. He said the House and Senate negotiators are currently trying to…