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West Richland man arrested in child sex sting

A West Richland man arrested in a child sex sting on Thursday admitted he planned to have sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl, according to the Southeast Regional Crimes against Children (ICAC) task force. 

Veterinarians warn of dangers pets can face due to heat

During these high temperatures, it's important to monitor your pets as they can suffer from heat strokes just like us.Dogs and cats are in danger of suffering from a heat stroke if their body temperature exceeds 103 degrees. This normally…

Water Follies president says high temperatures hurt attendance

If you noticed you didn't have to squeeze by too many people or wait in a long line for food at this year's Water Follies, there's a reason why. This year's event saw a lower attendance compared to previous years.Tri-Cities…

2 injured, suspect at large in Walla Walla shooting

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - Walla Walla Police say they're searching for a suspect who shot and injured two people early Monday.Police said in a news release that two people were taken to Providence St. Mary Medical Center following the 1 a.m. shooting. Their conditions were not immediately known.The Union Bulletin reports that police were looking for leads and did not have a suspect in custody as of 9:30 a.m. Monday.

The Naches Fire Department is investigating the cause of a brush fire

The Naches Fire Department responded to a brush fire around 2 p.m. Sunday in Naches.It burned half an acre near the 6000 block of State Route 410. Nearby structures were threatened by the flames.Steven Vincent, Naches Fire Department Commander said…

Motorcyclist rushed to the hospital after a car crash in Kennewick

Kennewick Police have arrested a woman for suspicion of DUI after a collision involving a car and motorcycle.The crash happened after 10 p.m. Saturday near 10th Avenue and Johnson Street. Investigators say the motorcyclist, Leonel Vanquez, 31, was struck from…

CWU students are heading to Peru to help a village access technology

Students from Central Washington University department of Information Technology and Administrative Management are heading to Peru this Wednesday.The 18 students and two professors are going to install solar panels and set up a computer lab at two schools in the…

Thousands attend health fair in Yakima

Virginia Mason Memorial, Yakima Farm Workers Clinic and Fiesta Foods hosted its 11th annual Health Fair on Saturday at State Fair Park in Yakima.The free health fair was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pioneer Hall located…

Nonprofit raises money for children with terminal illnesses

On Saturday morning Children's Wishes & Dreams, a nonprofit organization, hosted its annual convoy fundraiser to raise money for children with life-threatening illnesses. The event took place from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Valley Mall parking lot next…

Excitement grows in Tri-Cities ahead of Water Follies boat races

The biggest event in the Tri-Cities is finally upon us with the hydros in town and ready to race as thousands of people look on from the Columbia River shoreline.Hundreds of fans were in attendance bright and early Friday morning…

Avoid traffic headaches heading to Water Follies Weekend

TRI-CITIES, Wash. - Ben Franklin Transit is offering several transit alternatives throughout Water Follies Weekend for spectators looking to beat the traffic as they head to the Columbia.If your weekend plans have you heading to the 68th Annual Art in…