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Police: Woman shoots, kills husband in Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima police are investigating a fatal shooting Wednesday morning near South 18th Avenue and West Nob Hill Boulevard. Capt. Jay Seely said a 41-year-old woman called 911 about 8 a.m. and she had shot her husband and…

Inslee declares state of emergency for statewide wildfires

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Governor Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in response to multiple wildfires burning across Washington. “Wildfires are threatening the safety and livelihoods of Washingtonians all across the state,” Inslee said. “And the COVID-19 pandemic has…

State traps first male Asian giant hornet

CUSTER, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Agriculture has trapped a male Asian giant hornet, the first male of the species to be detected in the United States. The hornet was caught in a WSDA bottle trap near Custer…

WATCH: Pasco K-12 online learning program town hall

Pasco School District on Thursday is holding a virtual town hall meeting focused on iPAL, the Internet Pasco Academy of Learning program. Families can watch the Zoom meeting set for 6-7:30 p.m. to learn about the program and the district's…

Audition for American Idol from home starting this week

This year, because of COVID-19, "American Idol" auditions are going virtual with “Idol Across America,” a virtual nationwide search for talent. The search is underway. Each area of the country gets its own audition day. For Washington and Oregon, that…

Inslee issues updated COVID-19 guidance for religious services

OLYMPIA, WASH. (AP) — Some coronavirus restrictions on in-person worship have been relaxed for churches, under new guidance issued by Gov. Jay Inslee. The Tacoma News-Tribune reports that the guidance issued late Monday includes worship, religious study classes, religious ceremonies and…

Dine-Out Downtown Kennewick planned for 8 weeks

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership has planned an eight-week Dine-Out Downtown Kennewick environment that will start August 13. Dine-Out Downtown Kennewick closes sections of Kennewick Ave. for foot traffic…

Othello police: Suspect in officer-involved shooting captured

UPDATE: Othello police say Urbina has been captured. Authorities confirmed an Othello officer fired his gun during a confrontation with the suspect. The officer was unhurt and it's unknown if the suspect was injured. More details will be released at…