Author: Tori Cooper

3 best friends seek championship one last time

A group of friends have followed each other for years becoming local champions together, but it's not without some challenge. Southridge High school soccer seniors; Kelly Brown, Haley Thomas, and Kayleen Sambrano started playing soccer together seven years ago for…

Tri-City baseball legend billy harris

Every week our sports feature is centered around someone in the community who does great things. But this week we are remembering a true local great who is no longer with us, and who has left a legacy that will…

Hit and run driver arrested in Kennewick

Kennewick Police arrested a 19-year-old for reckless driving and hit and run Monday. Kameron Mullaly had been traveling north on Quincy Place when she attempted to turn west onto 40th Ave. She was traveling too fast and struck a parked…

Chiawana high school may have the next Olympian

A local soccer player from Chiawana High School is dribbling her way to the next level and has her sights set on being one of the next women to represent Washington in the Olympic games. Summer Yates, a sophomore midfielder…

Underwood golfer finds his niche

A childhood dream to be good at something, to find your niche, somewhere that fits. That's the story for one Richland golfer. But as Carl Underwood said, it's not always that easy. "Ever since I was a kid, I would…

NFL: Brian Rackley Tri-Cities training for youth athletes

Former NFL football player, Brian Rackley, played for the New Orleans Saints and had amazing career in football. But now he dedicates his whole life to developing athletes in the Tri Cities. Brian Rackley's intense performance training program is based…

Kennewick motorcyclist struck by car

A local Kennwick man is recovering after a driver rear-ended him, then took off. Wednesday afternoon, the motorcyclist was signaling a turn at 10th and Reed when a car knocked him off his bike. The man rolled onto the grass…

Northwest Autism Conference day one

Word on the developmental programs available for families and children with mental disabilities spread like wildfire Tuesday at the Northwest Autism Conference here in the Tri-Cities.This is not just a great event for autism vendors to advertise to the community,…

Ams ice construction

The Ams home ice could be a major game changer for this upcoming season. Contractors have been working diligently to replace the 30 year-old piping underneath the ice at the Toyota Center, and to get all new headers that will…

MLB coaches kids to the top

Travis Buck is bringing local kids, to the big leagues. "My goal is to change this culture and bring it back to what it use to be. The big time major tournaments they didn't have anybody from the Tri-Cities, where…

'The Link' your voice, your vote

It looks like Kennewick voters are saying, "try again next time" for the 35 million dollar expansion of the Three Rivers Convention Center. The first count in Wednesday's primary vote is discouraging for expansion backers, but they say they are…

First time at the water follies?

Water Follies is the biggest event of the year for the Tri Cities, bringing in more than 70 thousand people to the area. If this weekend will be your first time, veteran volunteer Lori Schumacher recomends that you stay hydrated."The…

Car prowlers "Lock it or lose it"

In 25 years of patrolling in Kennewick, sergeant Ken Latin has seen just about everything you could imagine when it comes to car prawlers, hes an expert."So we see this ongoing all the time, yes there may be some certain…

Play for a Cure Golf Tournament

For the past twenty years, the women of Meadow Springs country club have been rallying together to put on a cure for cancer golf tournament. 76 players participated, each donating five dollars to cancer research in Tuesday's "Play for a…

Columbia Basin College adds student housing

Future students at Columbia Basin College (CBC) could have access to brand new student housing soon. The school is looking to add 378 student housing units across the street from campus. This advancement is meant to attract international, out of…

Restaurant ratings: 'It is very fustrating'

Amber Woods, the owner of the recently opened Downtown Diner in Kennewick, was taken aback when she saw the health inspection report in the newspaper Wednesday. The report showed that the diner received 25 red points for "high risk.""It is…

Pasco pushes aquatic center

The city of Pasco is pushing for the long desired aquatic center in the Tri-Cities.The public got a look at a 63 page report outlining a plan for it Tuesday at the facility district board meeting in Pascos city hall.…

WSP warns people about distracted driving

Accidents involving Washingston State Patrol vehicles assisting in emergency zones are happening more and more everyday. Last year 33 WSP vehicals were hit by distracted drivers and 11 more have aready been hit by June this year. Drivers need to…

Kennewick Police react to Baton Rouge shooting

Local law enforcement responded to the recent police shootings across the country.Kennewick police chief Ken Hohenberg says, he has faith that the officers they have and recruit are courageous and willing to run towards the gun fire."Certainly I think that…

Kennewick motor officer retires after 28 years

Motor officer Mike Bowe celebrated 28 years of service Monday with the Kennewick Police Department as he retires this month.During his time with the force he was a radar, firearm, and motor officer instructor.He spent 21 continuous years on a…