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Duportail Bridge opening delayed until December

RICHLAND, Wash. --- Looks like we'll have to wait until December for the Duportail Bridge to finally open. The delay is due to a lack of traffic light parts for the intersection. “We have been fortunate to be able to…

All of Oregon will go under 2-week shutdown, Brown announces

SALEM, Ore. --- In a press conference Friday, Nov. 13 Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon announced that ALL Oregon counties will enter a 2-week shutdown. Originally, the shutdown only applied to select counties. The change comes as cases are jumping…

Inslee requests extension of National Guard support for the pandemic

OLYMPIA, Wash. --- Today Gov. Jay Inslee wrote a letter to the Trump administration asking for an extension of federal authority and funding for Washington National Guard employment, who are currently assisting with the COVID-19 pandemic response. Current federal funding…

Washington, Oregon, California governors issue coronavirus travel advisory

The governors of Washington, Oregon and California issued a travel advisory on Friday urging anyone arriving from another state or country to self-quarantine for 14 days. RELATED: Governors of Washington, Oregon, California announce coronavirus pact "As COVID-19 cases continue to…

Porch pirate caught on camera in Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. --- Yakima police shared Ring footage of a porch pirate stealing mail and a package from a residence near 18th Avenue and Tieton Drive. The incident occurred Monday, Nov. 9 at around 3 p.m and police are still…

Tri-Cities inches 1 COVID death closer to 200 in the area

TRI-CITIES, Wash. --- Over the last two days positive COVID-19 cases in the bi-county area increased by over 260, according to local health officials. Benton County numbers increased by 182 new cases while Franklin County increased by 82. The total…

Rolovich makes home debut as Washington St hosts Oregon

Nick Rolovich will be making his home debut when Washington State hosts No. 11 Oregon on Saturday. He’s already gotten the Cougars off to a good start with a couple of other “firsts.” Rolovich became the first Washington State head…

Hermiston non-profit holding free drive-thru flu shot event

HERMISTON, Ore. --- This Saturday Nov. 14, Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) is providing another free drive-thru flu shot event on the main hospital campus. From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Good Shepherd will be able to vaccinate up…

Destruction of murder hornets nest doesn’t end threat

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — When scientists in Washington state destroyed the first nest of so-called murder hornets found in the U.S., they discovered about 500 live specimens in various stages of development, officials said Tuesday. Among them were nearly 200…

Recall against Sheriff Hatcher can officially proceed

OLYMPIA, Wash. --- The recall of Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher will officially proceed due to a recent Washington Supreme Court ruling. In an order filed on Nov. 6, the state Supreme Court unanimously agreed with the original court ruling…

Snow Alert: Travel restrictions Tuesday in mountain passes

Be sure to check pass reports if traveling today! A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for the eastern slopes and northern Blues through early Wednesday morning. The heaviest snow will fall throughout the day today before tapering off to…

Edison Elementary classroom to close due to COVID-19 case

KENNEWICK, Wash. --- Kennewick School District is starting off the week with 11 new COVID-19 cases, all but one are either KSD students or faculty. Cases at Edison Elementary will close one classroom, whose 21 students will need to quarantine.…

Two King County deputies shot in Woodinville

WOODINVILLE, Wash. --- Two King County sheriff's deputies are in serious condition and a suspect is dead after two officers were shot in Woodinville Monday afternoon. The sheriff's office said it happened about 1:15 p.m., but investigators have not released more…

Local COVID-19 cases surpass 11,000 mark

TRI-CITIES, Wash. --- Local coronavirus cases spiked this weekend according to health officials, bringing the total number of cases between the two counties to 11,107. BFHD reported a three-day total of 241 new COVID-19 cases in Benton County and 110…

Suspect arrested for Walla Walla stabbing and home invasion

WALLA WALLA, Wash. --- Law enforcement arrest stabbing suspect Adam Dickinson, 33, on Sunday, Nov. 8 after later receiving a home invasion call. At about 3:30 p.m., Officers responded to the area of the 1800 block of Pleasant Street for…

BFHD adds 61 more COVID cases to the tally before the weekend

TRI-CITIES, Wash. --- BFHD health officials reported an increase of 61 positive COVID-19 cases between the two counties, bringing the combined total to 10,756 cases. Benton County increased by 46 cases while Franklin County increased by 15. As of Wednesday,…

Joe Biden set to speak in primetime, his campaign says

The stage was set for former Vice President Joe Biden to speak Friday night during primetime from Wilmington, Delaware, his campaign said, as his lead over President Donald Trump grew in battleground states that could decide the election. RELATED: KAPP-KVEW programming change…