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Plutonium detected in air at Hanford nuclear reservation

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - State health officials say radioactive plutonium and americium have been found in air samples collected where workers enter the secure area of the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeastern Washington.The Tri-City Herald reported Tuesday (https://goo.gl/4km3jM ) that the air samples were collected by the state Department of Health on June 8 at the Rattlesnake Barricade just off of public Highway 240.

25-year-old local man imprisoned 16 years for killing

PASCO, Wash. (AP) - A 25-year-old man who took a first-degree manslaughter plea deal after being accused of fatally shooting a teenager sat silent at his sentencing while the victim's family asked for answers.

'Welcome Home' to Maple Counter

The Maple Counter in Walla Walla isn't just a restaurant. It's a literal dream come true for one man who is helping carry the torch of a family legacy that stretches as far back as 40 years and to the great city of Chicago.

YFD claims possible arson in suspicious house fire

According to the Yakima Fire Department, a suspicious fire late Saturday night in Yakima destroyed an empty house already damaged by a fire last month.Firefighters responded around 10:30 p.m. to a report of a structure fire in the 200 block…

Structure fire displaces local family

A structure fire broke out at 12:50 p.m. Saturday in the area of Drainbank Rd and Satus Lonhorse Rd. Yakima County Fire Protection District No. 5 was then dispatched to the location.