Northwest News

Thanksgiving cooking safety

As we all prepare to cook for Thanksgiving, local fire departments want to remind us that this is one of the most dangerous times of the year for house fires. Every year, calls into 911 happen because people will --…

Chipotle E-Coli outbreak expands

NEW YORK (AP) -- An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle has expanded to six states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says new cases have been reported in California, New York and Ohio. Cases were reported in…

Man behind bars for West Richland armed robbery

A man is in the Benton County Jail after robbing the Kennedy Mart in West Richland around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Michael Senter, 46, approached a store clerk with items to purchase, but instead of paying he displayed a gun and…

Supreme Court refuses to reconsider charter school decision

The Washington Supreme Court says it will not reconsider its ruling striking down the state charter school law. In a decision announced Thursday afternoon, the court denied all requests for reconsideration of its September ruling that the state's charter school…

Walla Walla's "Pitch It" competition

Walla Walla public schools and colleges are in competition right now for "Pitch It," a shark tank style competition where students pitch business ideas to a panel of judges. The contestants vary in age anywhere from kindergarten to college. Heather…

Man with Alzheimer's missing in Morrow County

The Morrow County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for a missing man out of Irrigon, OR who suffers from Alzheimer's.John W. Getman, 78, is 6 ft tall, 190 pounds and has very short gray hair, brown eyes and no facial…

Phone Scams for WSP Donations

WSP Press ReleaseOlympia - Over the past 4 months, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) has received numerous phone calls from the public indicating they have been contacted by our agency soliciting donations. Based on the information received from the public,…

2015 Veteran's Day Events

Veterans Day EventsTri-Cities:Veteran's Memorial Observance - 11 a.m. - Regional Veterans Memorial in Columbia ParkPasco:Pasco American Legion Post 34's Veteran's Day program - 11 a.m. - Columbia Memorial GardensNaval Air Station Pasco 1942-1945 Exhibit Opening Ribbon Cutting - 2 p.m.…

Your Voice, Your Vote: 2015 General Election Results

Voters in Washington were deciding the fate of two statewide initiatives and scores of local races Tuesday night. In Richland, a weird race for the position seven city council spot. Former councilman Greg Jones moved to New Mexico, but his…

22 E. coli Cases Linked to Chipotle Restaurants

Kennewick Chipotle Restauraunt closed today too. Sign on door says due to supply chain issue. PRESS RELEASE: WA State Dept. of HealthOLYMPIA - A cluster of E. coli cases led to the voluntary closure of many Chipotle restaurantsthis week. The…

Man escapes from Lincoln County Jail

The Department of Corrections and Lincoln County law enforcement are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Lincoln County Jail Friday morning. Ronald Rutledge, 34, was last seen wearing a blue coat and a green beanie. He may be…

16 year old Oregon girl contracts Bubonic Plague

A 16 year old girl from Eastern Oregon has contracted the bubonic plague. Health officials say the believe the girl from Crook County girl is believed to have acquired the disease from a flea bite during a hunting trip near…

CWU Enrolls Nearly 300 Freshman

Freshman enrollment at Central Washington University increased 21 percent this year. The university enrolled 1,653 first-year students, 290 more than last year. Administrators the jump in enrollment can be attributed to early communication; helping potential students with financial support information…

WSP Losing Troopers

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State Patrol troopers are leaving their jobs in droves and officials are looking for ways to solve the problem. More than 100 trooper jobs are currently available and initial findings by consultants show newer troopers…

Walla Walla High School Drama Teacher Killed

News Release from: Walla Walla Sch. Dist. UPDATE FROM THE WALLA WALLA SHERIFF: The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office is saddened to report that Walla Walla High School drama teacher Brian Senter was struck and killed by a vehicle last…

10 Year Old Killed in ATV Accident

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - A 10-year-old boy from Marlin, WA died Saturday afternoon from an ATV accident. Terrence Gross was driving a John Deere Gator-type ATV on private property east of Road 18-Northeast and Road U-Northeast in Grant County. Police…

CWU Unveils Wildcat Way

Central Washington University Unveils it's newest street, Wildcat Way. The City Council agreed to rename D Street as Wildcat Way earlier this month. The university's student body raised over $5,000 to pay for new signs and city staff expenses. Changes…

Most popular hunting opens in our area Saturday

Experts say that the numbers are up this year in terms of animals to be hunted which means the number of people for opening weekend is also expected to increase. While many have already scouted their spots, there are some…

IRS Scam Alert

The Yakima Police department warns citizens to watch out for a scam from people claiming to be from the IRS. Several Yakima citizens have been contacted recently by someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service and have been…

Kennewick Man Killed in Hunting Accident

A Kennewick man was killed in a hunting accident outside of Colfax Saturday morning. The Whitman County Sheriff's Office says 31-year-old Nicholas Nava-Farias was accidentally hit by a single round from a muzzleloader rifle, shot by a member of his…