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Winter Weather Advisory

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect For Umatilla and Hermiston, OR until 4 pm PST Friday.* snow accumulations: An additional 3 to 5 inches of snow are possible across the lower Columbia Basin of Oregon and the Eastern Columbia…

Report Recommends Jail Time for Steven Powell

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A state corrections officer has recommended that the father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell serve 60 days in jail for failing to get court-ordered sexual deviancy treatment. The officer says Steven Powell continues to put…

Snow Forecast

With more winter weather heading our way, many are asking, "How much snow will I get?" Here's a breakdown from the National Weather Service. Yakima - Thursday Snow likely after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Wind chill…

Winter Driving Safety

Kennewick Police Dept.-Press Release Winter will be upon us shortly. We went from the leaves are changing colors to the mornings are colder and we are about to experience snow. To help all of us prepare for the winter and…

Morgan Murphy Launches Phase 3

KAPP/KVEW-TV's parent company, Morgan Murphy media, is launching Phase 3, a new digital agency, next week. Below is more information on this new effort. The launch is on November 18th: The newest member of the Morgan Murphy Media Family in…

Sound Off on Proposed Fishing Rules

NEWS RELEASE: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife OLYMPIA - The public will have more time to review proposed changes to fishing rules for the Columbia River Basin under an extended comment period announced today by the Washington Department of…

"Top Ten" Winter Weather Safety Tips

With cold weather and a snow advisory anticipated to hit our area of the state this week, the Yakima Fire Department is recommending the following "Top Ten" safety tips to get you ready. Clean your chimney. If you burn firewood,…

Newhouse Claims Victory in 4th Dist. Race

UPDATE: Letter from Dan Newhouse Dear Friends,As you can imagine, I have been watching the votes being counted in the race to determine the next representative from the 4th Congressional District. Even though it is only our Secretary of State…

WSU's Falk Named Pac-12 Player of Week

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk is the Pac-12 offensive player of the week. Falk, a redshirt freshman making his first start in place of the injured Connor Halliday, was 44-61 for 471 yards and threw 5 TD's in leading the…

Postal Service Hacked

Postal Service Says It Is Victim of Hacking Attack WASHINGTON --By TOM RAUM Associated Press The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social Security numbers, may have…

Washington Class Size Initiative Barely Passing

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The last mail-in ballots to be counted in Washington should decide whether a class size initiative passes. They'll also determine the extent of Republican gains in both the state Senate and House. Ballots counted last week…

Reservists Deploying to West Africa

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- About 15 Air Force reservists from Joint Base Lewis-McChord are scheduled to deploy Saturday to west Africa to help fight Ebola. The 446th Airlift Wing says they're going to Senegal to help load and…

Services for Marysville School Shooting Victim

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- Services are being held Thursday and Friday on the Tulalip Indian Reservation for Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, one of the students killed in the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The obituary for the 14-year-old (http://bit.ly/1ArkKoV ) says an…

WSP Deploying New Breath Testers

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol is preparing to roll out new breath-testing instruments to measure alcohol in drivers suspected of drunken driving. The patrol says 83 next-generation instruments will be deployed for the holiday season. The agency also…

Newhouse Leading in Dist. 4 Congressional Race

With all seven counties reporting, Dan Newhouse (51.67%) is leading in the Dist. 4 Congressional race over Clint Didier (48.33%) by 3,034 votes. Newhouse thanked supporters for carrying him to victory. "I also want to thank my opponent for running…

Ballot Returns Around 32% in Our Area

As of yesterday, the Office of the Washington Secretary of State says more than 1.1 million ballots have been received in Washington's 39 counties. That's 28.5% of 3.9 million issued. Returns in our area of the state are a little…

Inmate Escapes From Klickitat County Jail

GOLDENDALE, Wash. (AP) -- The Klickitat County sheriff's office says an inmate escaped about 5 a.m. Monday from the county jail in Goldendale. Charlie W. Loyd, also known as Charles W. Foley, had been jailed on robbery, burglary, kidnapping and…

Third School Shooting Victim Dies

SEATTLE (AP) -- One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria. Officials at Providence Regional Medical…

Ballot Returns Around 20%

As of Thursday, the Office of the Washington Secretary of State says more than 860,000 ballots have been received in Washington's 39 counties. That's 22% of 3.9 million issued. Here's a look at our area of the state: Benton Co.…

'Fall Back' This Weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.Officially, the change comes at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people usually set their…

Panel Finds Problem with Hanford Vapors

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A new report concludes that the U.S. Department of Energy does not have an adequate system to detect whether harmful vapors are sickening workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site. Dozens…

Last Day to Mail Election Ballots in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon secretary of state's office says Thursday is the last day for residents to put their ballots in the mail if they want them to arrive in time for Tuesday's election. An election day postmark…