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Habitat For Humanity Spruces Up Pasco Home

As part of National Painting Week, Habitat for Humanity fixed up a Pasco home this afternoon. Habitat for Humanity teamed up with Sherwin-Williams to repaint exteriors of five homes in the Tri Cities. Volunteers from Sherwin-Williams donated materials for the…

Mesa Woman Dies After Being Hit By Train

From the Franklin County Sheriff's Office- Type of incident Train vs Pedestrian Collision Location of the incident Hailey Rd and Railroad TrackDate and time of incident 04/05/14 at about 0530 hrsOn 04/05/14 at about 0530 hrs a call came into…

Milton-Freewater Drive-In Opens

It's a tradition for many movie go-ers and tonight, the summer season begins for the Milton-Freewater drive-in.Locally owned and operated since 1961, the drive-in on Highway 11 is once again firing up the projector at sundown. Gates open at 7…

Canadian Company Buys Local Vineyards at Auction

Nearly 700 acres near Crow Butte Park, half of which includes planted vineyards, now belongs to a Canadian company. Golden Eagle Farms of British Columbia purchased the 694 acre farm this afternoon for $6.5 million. The property was auctioned off…

Solving the Bus Problem

Rachel Hayes is a first year Central Washington University student. She lives in Toppenish with her husband, but uses the commuter bus in selah to travel to Ellensburg."We decided to stay in Toppenish, with the bus, it gave me an…

Little People Project

It is Child Abuse Prevention Month as well as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and to raise awareness in the community, local groups are getting the attention of shoppers at Columbia Center mall today. Local organizations set up small, three dimensional…

Oregon seeks dismissal of megaloads petition

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has asked a Marion County judge to dismiss a petition that seeks to keep megaloads off Oregon roads without more public say.Megaload opponents contend the Department of Transportation failed to consider…

Gov. Inslee Vetoes Legislative Drone Regulations

SEATTLE (AP) -- Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed a bill that would have placed new regulations on police use of drones in Washington state.The News Tribune reports the governor also announced on Friday he will prevent state agencies from buying…

Amber Alert Update

An 8-year-old Walla Walla girl who triggered an amber alert last night is found safe. Jasmine Sphuler was found with her mother just a couple of blocks away from home in a vehicle. Jasmine is now with a family member…

Local Airman Graduates Basic Training

Air Force Airman Dillon E. Goulet 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…

4th Annual Carnival for the Troops

Today is the start of the 4th Annual Carnival for the Troops. It's a small carnival in the Hobby Lobby parking lot on Canal Dr. but it comes fully equipped with some really fun rides. A portion of the proceeds…

Sunnyside Selects New Police Chief

The City of Sunnyside has selected a new police chief. West Richland Police Captain Albert Escalara was selected out of five finalists this afternoon. Escalara has also worked for the Washington State Patrol for 26 years -- former Sunnyside police…

Fire Destroys Moxee Home

A Moxee family was forced out of their home after a fire erupted yesterday, destroying almost everything inside.Firefighters say it happened on the 7000 block of Bell Road around 4 pm. Crews arrived to find an old chicken coop fully…

Firefighters Investigating Basement fire

Investigators are looking into another fire that started in a Yakima neighborhood this week. It happened yesterday on the 700 block of South 15th Avenue -- firefighters found the fire in the basement of the vacant home and were able…

Victim of Natural Gas Explosion Released from Burn Unit

An employee injured in the natural gas explosion at the Williams Northwest Pipline Plant Monday morning is relased from a burn unit Portland today. 61-year-old Michael Yunker was taken to the burn unit following the explosion after suffering burns to…