Northwest News

Recall in place for WinCo ranch dressing

A voluntary recall has been placed for WinCo brand ranch over concerns of deadly allergic reactions.According to the Food and Drug Administration, approximately 460 cases of the salad dressing made by VanLaw Food products are impacted. The dressing may have…

Late Week Winter Storm

It is officially the first day of Winter (arrived at 2:44AM)! We are already keeping a close eye on our next winter storm. Right now, we could see a wintry mix moving into the area as early as Thursday evening/night.…

Two dogs rescued from Walla Walla fire

The Walla Walla Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 2237 Crosshaven Drive in Walla Walla. A neighbor reported the fire to dispatch Tuesday afternoon. Walla Walla Fire Department Chief Bob Yancey was the first person to the scene…

Crash near Wapato takes woman's life

A 25-year-old Wapato woman was killed Monday afternoon west of Wapato when the vehicle she was driving rolled multiple times, ejecting her. Yakima County Coroner s Jack Hawkins said. Andre'a Bennett-Dave died at the scene from severe head and body…

Walla Walla County pot ban stiffened

Walla Walla County commissioners have expanded the ban on marijuana to include medical marijuana. According to the Walla Walla Union Bulletin the ban replaces a moratorium that had been in place since June. A ban on commercial recreational marijuana has…

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame set for April

Some new names will be added to the Rock and roll Hall of FameSeattle's Pearl Jam, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Tupac Shakur and folk singer Joan Baez are the latest inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The…

Winter Begins Wednesday

At the December solstice, Earth is positioned in its orbit so that the sun stays below the north pole horizon. As seen from 23-and-a-half degrees south of the equator, at the imaginary line encircling the globe known as the Tropic…

Mukilteo killer to get life in prison

Mukilteo mass killer Allen Ivanov pleaded guilty Monday to multiple counts of murder stemming from shooting at a party July 30. Ivanov faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison. Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Janice Ellis read the names…

Boeing slashes jobs in 2017

Boeing is planning job cuts for it's commercial airplane division next year. Boeing spokesman Paul Bergman told the Everett Herald no specific target for job cuts has been identified. Boeing has already cut eight percent of their staff this year.…

Weather Impacts Today

The wet weather is finally moving out of the area. But, the rain we had overnight, combined with the melting of ice and snow will lead to ponding of water along roads and in areas of poor drainage. Roadside ditches…

Kennewick man headed back to tribes

President Barack Obama signed a bill Monday that requires the ancient bones known as Kennewick Man be returned to tribes within 90 days. The bones found in 1996 on federal land near the Columbia River are at least 8,400 years…

WSP reporting several accidents due to icy roads on I-90

Winter hasn't officially started and icy road conditions have already kept Washington State Patrol and the Department of Transportation busy all day long. From Spin outs to slide offs."Our maintenance crews are out plowing the roads that doesn't guarantee that…

School Delays and Closures for Tuesday 12/20

East Valley Sch. Dist.: CLOSED Selah Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, Buses on snow routes Mount Adams Sch. Dist.: CLOSED Naches Valley Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, Buses on snow routes Othello Sch. Dist.: CLOSED Wahluke Sch.…

Wintry Mix Possible Today

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for parts of the area starting at 4PM this afternoon through 4AM Tuesday morning. The biggest forecast challenge today will be precipitation type and how much. A mixture of snow, sleet, freezing rain…

Trump Tower opens in British Columbia

The delayed, controversial Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, B.C., is set to open January 18, 2017, a bare two days before President Donald Trump is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. Rates for the 147 rooms at the 63-story hotel,…

Energy Northwest shuts down plant

The Columbia Generating Station near Richland was shut down late Sunday morning due to an equipment malfunction. Energy Northwest says the cold weather caused the loss of the 500 kilovolt line connecting the nuclear plant's main output transformers to the…

Illegal U-turn leaves five people injured

Washington State Patrol troopers said that an illegal U-turn left five people injured Saturday evening. This occurred around 8:40 p.m. a mile south of Ellensburg on Interstate 82.Troopers said 72-year-old Jeanne G. Sales was driving her 2015 Subaru Outback when…

Minnesota football ends boycott

The University of Minnesota football team has agreed to practice again and will play in the Holiday Bowl on December 27, senior wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky told reporters Saturday morning. Wolitarsky said the team received assurances from the University of…

Cold weather poses more health risk

The biggest concern with falling temperatures here in the Tri-Cities is your health. County officials say it's actually common in this weather to get dehydrated when doing outdoor activities. When shoveling sidewalks, you could risk back and muscle strains, as…

Mumps reported in Yakima County

In Yakima County Health District officials are investigating three cases of mumps with a possible fourth case that still hasn't been confirmed, but is being monitored. Most of the cases are children and most of them were up-to-date on their…

Big meth ring busted in Western Washington

Nineteen people were arrested and 44 pounds of methamphetamine was seized a Thursday as part of a two-year federal investigation into a South Puget Sound drug ring. According to the Tacoma News Tribune, the Drug Enforcement Agency's Probe focused on…