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Police: 31-year-old woman shot dead in Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. — Authorities say a 31-year-old woman was killed in a shooting Saturday morning in Yakima. Police responded about 9:30 a.m. to reports of shots fired on Folsom Avenue. Officers found a woman with a gunshot wound to the…

Presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Kittitas County

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. — There is a presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Kittitas County according to the health department. The 67-year-old female patient is stable and in isolation at her Kittitas County home. She initially went in to a local…

Mabton School District places travel restrictions over Coronavirus concerns

MABTON, Wash. -- The Mabton School District has placed school-related travel restrictions due to concerns with the Coronavirus. A letter from the superintendent states: "Until further notice, all travel outside of Yakima and Benton Counties must have Superintendent Approval." At…

Shooting threat written inside Chinook Middle School bathroom

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Extra officers will be at Chinook Middle School on Friday after a written shooting threat was written inside a seventh-grade girl's restroom. According to the school it said, "I’m going to shoot up the school Friday –…

Two teens arrested in connection to Kennewick murder

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Police have arrested two juveniles connected to the murder of 21-year-old Patrick Romero. More details have also been released about what led up to the fatal shooting. Kennewick officers arrested a 14-year-old boy for rendering criminal assistance…

Gun threat at Chinook Middle School prompts extra police presence

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- More police officers will be at Chinook Middle School on Wednesday following a gun threat posted on Snapchat. According to the school's Facebook page, the safety concern was brought to the school's attention by the Kennewick Police…

3 structures at high risk of collapsing at Hanford site

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Three radioactively contaminated structures are at high risk of collapsing on a former nuclear weapons production site, but could be stabilized by filling them with a concrete-like grout within the next year, the federal government said.…

Tanker trailer overturns, spilling potato oil in Pasco

PASCO, Wash. - A tanker truck's trailer overturned in Pasco on Monday morning spilling a liquid that has been identified as potato waste. Around 7 a.m., according to the Pasco Police Department, the truck was driving southbound on North Capitol…

UPDATE: Power has been restored to downtown Prosser

UPDATE (12:45 p.m.) -- Power has been restored, according to Benton PUD. The cause was a tree limb in the line. PROSSER, Wash. -- About 771 customers in Prosser are without power, according to Benton PUD. According to the utility company,…