Northwest News

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…

Priest Rapids Dam Explosion Injures Six

11:35 Update: Three patients were airlifted to Harborview Medicial Center in Seattle. One is a 58-year-old male who is satisfactory and two other males in their 40's are critical in intensive care. Harborview is expecting two more patients. 7:20 p.m.…

Busiest Fire Season Ever

From the State Fire Marshal: The 2015 fire season was a record-setting one for Washington's Fire Service Resource Mobilization Plan. The Washington State Fire Marshal's Office coordinated assistance to local fire jurisdictions in an unprecedented 30 fires this summer, beginning…

Viral Disease Kills Deer In Washington And Idaho

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Wildlife officials say a viral disease stoked by drought has killed hundreds of deer on both sides of the Washington-Idaho border. The disease, known as bluetongue, has killed mostly white-tailed deer but has also infected mule…

Education Listening Tour

Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state senators from both political parties are taking education spending ideas on the road to get citizen input. But they plan to mostly avoid the biggest issue in the debate: Where will the money…

Oregon shooting: Suspect dead after college rampage

(CNN) (CNN) -- The man who authorities believe opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College on Thursday is dead, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told reporters.No police officers were injured, but preliminary information indicates 13 people were killed and more…

13 dead in Oregon community college shooting

CNN -Preliminary information indicates 13 people were killed and more than 20 others injured in a shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College on Thursday, said Oregon State Police spokesman Bill Fugate.Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice told CNN that the shooter…

Pacific Northwest Breaks Record for Drug Take-Back Day

The Sept. 26 DEA National Prescription Take Back Day was a success throughout the Pacific Northwest.According to DEA Seattle, in a four hour period, the residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska turned in a record breaking 33,919 pounds of…

Mariners Hire Jerry Dipoto as New GM

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners have found their new general manager, hiring former Angels GM Jerry Dipoto. Seattle announced Dipoto's hiring Monday. He replaces Jack Zduriencik, who was fired in late August after seven disappointing seasons during which the…

The 105th Pendleton Round-Up

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KVEW Reaches Deal With Dish

From KVEW-TV General Manager Brian Paul: KVEW -TV has reached a re-transmission agreement with Dish to allow the satellite company to provide the station's local news and ABC programming to customers. The station was previously taken off Dish system, but…