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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.…

Snow Plow Plan

We have been hearing about snow all over the United States and now it is finally our turn. The snow made for some pretty excited students and great photo opportunities, but it can also be dangerous. The city of Richland…

Hitting the Slopes

Cardboard and plastic bags, anything these Franklin Middle Schoolers can get their hands on is being used for one purpose -- to sled. The area may have been hit hard with a couple inches of snow, hampering the morning drive…

Healthy Heart, Healthy Life

Hundreds of people in Yakima get a chance to learn good heart health today. It's part of Yakima Regional's 5th annual Healthy Heart Expo. The expo gives people the chance to speak with professionals about how to keep a healthy…

Rep. McMorris Rodgers Facing Ethics Probe

An emerging leader in the Republican Party is facing an investigation from the House Ethics Committee. Washington Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers is alleged to have improperly mixed her campaign money with official office funds. The allegations stem from money she…