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Brides Brides Everywhere

The TRAC in Pasco was filled with brides to be for Brides 2014. The event was a huge success. Inside there were over 80 differnt vendors, including florists, backeries, DJ's, bridal dresses and men's wear. Terry Marie Fleischman the director…

Washington Army National Guard unit returns to Walla Walla

Members of the Washington Army National Guard made some noise Saturday afternoon to let the community of Walla Walla know they are back. More than 50 members of Alpha Battery 2-146 th Field Artillery Regiment demonstrated military equipment and provided…

Richland School District Apologizes

The Richland School District apologizes for the removal of the "R" and "H" at Fran Rish Stadium representing Richland and Hanford High Schools.Below is a letter of apology posted on the school district's web site: Dear Community Members, As most…

Safety Tips for Strong Winds this Weekend

We are expecting high winds this weekend and there are a couple of things to watch out for. Number one is driving, be extremely careful when behind that wheel as wnd gusts tend to be strong enough to push cars…

Fire at Benton Franklin Fairgrounds

Winds reignite a debris fire this morning at the Benton Franklin fairgrounds. The Kennewick Fire Department says the fire started yesterday afternoon but fire fighters were dispatched to the same location around 3 AM today when strong winds caused the…

The 12th Man

In less than 24 hours, the Seattle Seahawks will take the field for their divisional round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. If you're not at CenturyLink field or near a TV set, don't be surprised if, at least…

Benton Co. Notifies Public of Level III Sex Offender

The Benton County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public of a level III sex offender. 30-year-old Brandon Hankel is a transient in Benton County who was convicted of 3rd degree rape last September. Hankel is currently under Department of Corrections…

Letters "R" and "H" Removed from Fran Rish Stadium

The letters "R" and "H" at Fran Rish Stadium in Richland have each been removed. The Richland School District hired a contractor to remove the two letters which represented Richland and Hanford. The letters were removed due to safety concerns…

Kennewick Police Arrest Two People Supsected of Stealing Hondas

Two people from Seattle are now in custody on suspicion of stealing Hondas in Kennewick. Police arrested 34-year-old Tompall Lorah-Heggen and 36-year-old Jessica Myers after detectives located a stolen Honda Accord parked at a Kennewick motel. Further investigation linked the…

Prosser Man Sentenced for Killing Bicyclist

A Prosser man who pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol was sentenced yesterday in Kennewick to more than two years in prison. 21-year-old David Godinez killed cyclist Jared Carr of Walla Walla in May 2012.…

Americans Swap Messier to Chiefs for Playfair

The Tri-City Americans made a minor trade prior to the WHL trading deadline today, making the very rare swap with the arch rival Spokane Chiefs. The official release from the Americans is below: Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced…

Suspicious Garage Fire in Yakima Overnight

Yakima Firefighters are investigating a suspicious garage fire. Crews were called out around 10PM last night to the 1100 block of North 2nd Street. They were initially told that transients were inside, so firefighters entered, forcing their way in through…

2013 Benton Conservation District Awards Winners Announced

Benton Conservation District Awards its 2013 Conservationists of the Year award. The awards recognize individuals or organizations that make significant contributions to the wise stewardship of natural resources for the residents of Benton County. This year, two individuals were honered,…

Americans Trade Connor Rankin to Calgary

The Americans have made a trade, getting 17 year old defenseman Josh Thrower from the Calgary Hitmen. Thrower is in his second WHL season and has three goals and eight assists in 73 career games. In exchange for Thrower, forward…

Polar Vortex Causes Shortage in Blood Donations

This so-called "Polar Vortex" taking place on the east coast has caused a shortage of blood donations. Nearly 300 blood drives across 25 states were canceled due to snow and extreme cold resulting in a shortfall of more than 8000…