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Murder defendant doesn't want ex-DA as his lawyer

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- An Eastern Oregon murder defendant has asked a judge to remove his court-appointed defense attorney, who also happens to be a former county district attorney.The East Oregonian reports George Craigen shouted in court Monday that he…

President Obama to visit scene of deadly Oso mudslide

OSO, Wash. - President Obama will travel to Oso later this month to view the devastation from the recent mudslide and meet with the families affected by this disaster, officials confirmed.White House officials said the president also plans to meet…

Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Yakima County

Yakima County Firefighters battled a mobile home fire on McKinley Road between Wapato and Toppenish last night. Firefighters say the home appears to be a complete loss. Firefighters say the home owner was burning weeks in the front yard and…

Fire Destroys Two-Story Home

A late afternoon house fire destroys a two-story West Richland home. The fire started at around 5'O'Clock on North Harrington Rd. in West Richland no one was home at the time the fire started, but the house is destroyed. No…

Local Photographer Wins International Awards

A local photographer brings home multiple awards for his work from an international competition in Las Vegas. David Wyatt's award winners were of several locations throughout the Mid-Columbia and what makes it interesting is they are taken from more than…

UPDATE: Woman Killed by Train

The Franklin County Coroner's Office says a Mesa woman was in fact alive right before being struck by a train. 35-year-old Tonya Wright was on the railroad tracks about half a mile south of mesa when she was hit by…

Yakima 4th Most Obese City in the Nation

It looks like the City of Yakima is expanding, not in the number of businesses or residents, but rather, in individuals' waistlines. According to research from Gallup, Yakima is the fourth most obese city in the country. One local personal…

Returning to Boston

The Boston Marathon is two weeks from today, and two local Yakima women are preparing to head east . Kristelle Harrington and Mary Zirkle will be two of the thousands of people running and showing support. Harrington finished the race…

Seasons Shooting Suspect Pleads 'Not Guilty'

A man pleads not guilty to second degree murder charges in Yakima County Court this afternoon. 18 year old William Martinez is accused of gunning down DaMarius Morgan at the Seasons Hall in last month. Martinez is also charged with…

Cut-A-Thon: Haircuts For A Cause

Z-Place salon in Kennewick is hosting a cut-a-thon until 7 p.m. tonight for a good cause. You don't need to make an appointment just walk into the salon and your hair cut is free. Z-Place is hoping to get donations…

Grandview Home a Total Loss After Weekend Fire

From the Yakima County Fire Department- Date: 4/5/2014 Time of Alarm: 12:13 PmTime of Control: 15:24 PmIncident Address: 651 E. Stover RdType of Incident: Structure FireType of Property Loss: TotalEstimated Dollar Loss: 440,000.00Number of YCFD5 Stations Responding: 14,15,13,Total Number of…

Out of Control Teenage Party Busted in Yakima County

Dozens of juveniles were cited for alcohol offenses after police responded to an out of control party in Yakima County this weekend. Deputies were sent to Tieton Drive and arrived to find several underage people fleeing on foot. About 50…

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…