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Tri Cities 2014 Official Visitors Guide

The Tri Cities Convention Center released its 2014 Official Visitors Guide. The guide includes a list of events for the entire year. It also fetures a section about golf courses and a large section about all of the wineries. The…

Growers Welcome Snowfall

John Thompson walks through his apple orchard this afternoon. Harvest season is over and done with, however that doesn't mean there's rest. Through the winter season, he's had his fingers crossed, waiting for fresh powder like this."The Yakima Valley is…

Dr. Pepper Gives Finley Teen Scholarship

One Finley teen is given a $1,000 scholarship for text messaging. 17-year-old Cody Hand and several River View High School students entered a Dr. Pepper contest sending text messages to a specific number. Families also joined in, and the random…

Richland House Fire Update

The Richland Fire Department is investgating the cause of a house fire this morning that forced one man out of his home tonight. The man renting out the home does does not wish to be on camera or for his…

A Jury is Seated in a Richland Murder Trial

A jury has been seated 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. Opening statements will begin on Thursday. The trial of the other…

Montejano Omnibus Continued But Trial Date Remains Set

The omnibus for Guadalupe Montejano scheduled for today has been continued until February 25th. The prosecution said they are consistently recieving new reports from the police regarding the case. They turn these over to the defense. Now the defense needs…

Oregon K-12 enrollment hits record high

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon's K-12 enrollment has reached a record high.The state Department of Education announced Tuesday that 567,098 students enrolled in public schools last fall. That's a jump of nearly 3,400 students from 2012-13.The 0.6 percent gain represents…

Oregon Considers E-Cigarette Restrictions

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon may be joining 27 other states that make it illegal to provide electronic cigarettes to people younger than 18.The tobacco-free devices turn nicotine solutions into vapor to simulate smoking. A state House committee is scheduled…

Gov. Jay Inslee announces capital punishment moratorium

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he is imposing a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty in Washington state. Inslee's decision comes after months of careful review of the status of capital punishment in Washington state including research on…

Two Men Arrested After Coffee Stand Robbery

Two men are in custody after police say they robbed a coffee stand this morning. It happened on the 3600 block of Fruitvale Blvd at the Grizzly Espresso just before 6 a.m. Police say a barista was working when one…

School Schedule Changes For Tue February 11th

Here are the school schedule changes for Tuesday February 11th: Umatilla-Morrow Head Start- Morning Classes Canceled in only Pendleton and Milton-Freewater -- Blue Mountain Comm. College - 2 Hours Late. Milton-Freewater only. All other locations are running on time. --…

Murder Suspect Arrested

The suspect wanted in last week's homicide outside of Hermiston is now in custody. Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan confirms that Timothy Kelly was captured earlier today in The Dalles. County District Attorney Dan Primus filed a murder charge Friday…

Cancer Patient Shares Her Story

One local cancer patient shares her journey through treatment. Gayle Bittinger was diagnosed with inflamatory breast cancer in 2010 and wrote a book titled, "Leading a Charmed Life." Bittinger said this is a journal documenting charms given to her by…

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…