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SWAT Team Keeps Armored Vehicle

The Tri-Cities Regional SWAT team has an important member of it's team back. The "Peacekeeper" is called out to SWAT missions to protect officers and other people from rifle fire. It's a military surplus vehicle that was given an armor…

Jury Selection for Murder Trial

Jury selection begins today for a 19 -year-old murder suspect. Joshua Hunt is one of two suspects in the killing of Joshua Snapp in Richland on July 4th. The state expects a jury to be seated by the end of…

Clearing Your Sidewalks of Snow

Local cities want to remind us that home owners and businesses are responsible for clearing the sidewalks of snow and ice. The piles of snow cannot block traffic and home owners can be reliable if someone is hurt or injured…

Woman Arrested For Alleged Theft from Barnes and Noble

From the Kennewick PD- Summary of Incident: On 02-10-14 at approximately 2015 hours Maria Esquivel entered into the Barnes and Noble, which is located in the Columbia Center Mall, and selected fifty audio books and placed them into three Barnes…

Heavy Snowfall Hits Yakima

Paul Davenport shovels piles of snow from his sidewalk. He, and everyone else in the Yakima area, were pummeled by snow over the weekend."We were thinking we were going to have an easy year, but it was just the weather…

Harrah Shooting Suspects Arraigned

Three of the four suspects in a Harrah shooting death appear in Yakima court for arraignment this afternoon. Luis Anguiano, Martin Alvarez, and Jose Davila all appeared on second degree murder charges for the shooting death of Charles Burkybile last…

Harlem Globetrotter Visits Pasco Boys & Girls Club

The Pasco Boys and Girls Club in Pasco had a special visitor this afternoon. Harlem Globetrotter Ambassador Firefly Fisher entertained kids with some fancy basketball moves and talked to kids about how to combat bullying in school. Firefly says he…

Tieton Police Chief Running for Sheriff

Tieton's police chief announces his candidacy for Yakima County Sheriff. Police Chief Jeff Ketchum says he will run for the position after serving as Tieton's chief for 8 years. Ketchum joins deputy Steve Changala of the sheriff's office in the…

Mertens Reacts to Sam's Announcement

Tri-Cities native Conner Mertens of Willamette University, who recently became the first college football player at any level to come out as bisexual, sent us a statement regarding Missouri's Michael Sam and Sam's decision to come out as gay prior…

Stage 1 Burn Ban Called for Yakima County

A Stage 1 Burn Ban has been declared for both the Upper and Lower Yakima County areas. This burn ban has been called due to poor ventilation, dispersion and surface inversion. Projections are that these conditions may last a few…

Senate Oks veteran designation on licenses

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Senate has passed a measure that would allow a person to have a military veteran status designation on their driver's license or ID card.Senate Bill 5775 passed Monday on a bipartisan 47-1 vote and now…

Local Airman from Connell Graduates from Basic Training

Air Force Airman Erik D. Rau graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and…

Local Airman from Kennewick Graduates from Basic Training

Air Force Airman Aspen N. Morrow graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and…

Sen. Patty Murray to seek fifth term in 2016

SEATTLE (AP) -- Sen. Patty Murray says she'll seek a fifth term in 2016. She told The Seattle Times (http://bit.ly/1fSYJRs ) that even if Democrats lose their majority she'd rather be in the middle of the debate than yelling at…

Meals on Wheels Announces Funding Challenge Success

Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels, a program of Senior Life Resources Northwest announced in December that approximately 9,000 meals would have to be cut in 2014 due to funding restrictions. We are pleased to announce due to generous community support we…

2 Vehicle Crash Yesterday on State Route 12

A Kennewick man is recovering this morning after he was injured in an accident yesterday outside of Pasco. According to the Washington State Patrol, 38 year old Troy Broders was Westbound on State Route 12. He lost control of his…

WSP Warns of Identity Theft Investigation Phone Scam

(Olympia) - Washington State Patrol (WSP) wants to warn people that there is a phone scam occurring in Washington State requesting people to give their Social Security Number when they call an (813) Florida area code phone number as part…

Diaper Drive at The Pink Pearl Boutique

All day today and tommrow The Pink Pearl and Avon are collecting disposable diapers for the Tri City diaper bank. The bank provides low income women with needed diapers. The Pink Pearl is a clothing boutique in Richland. They are…

Fever Honors Kids in "Stay Fit" Program

The Tri-Cities Fever is spending some time at Stevens Middle School in Pasco today to recognize students who have been honored as "Super Fit." "Super Fit" is a school-wide academic achievement event for students who received "A's" "B's" and "C's"…

Levy Vote Coming Up

Local school districts are hopeful that voters will approve the 2015-2016 operations levy next Tuesday. There are nine school districts in the Mid-Columbia that will have levies on the February 11th ballot. Levy dollars are used to fund basic programs.…