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Washington state fire at tourism spot is mostly contained

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire burning at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination is largely under control after burning for two days.Northwest Incident Management Team spokesman Brendan Cowan says the fire near the town of Leavenworth was 78 percent contained Thursday morning.No injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged.

Contamination at Hanford tank did not come from leak

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Radioactive contamination found on a piece of equipment on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was not the result of a leak in an underground nuclear waste storage tank.The U.S. Department of Energy said Wednesday that an analysis has ruled out that the contamination came from a leak within double-walled tank AZ-101.The department and its contractor are now looking at other potential sources, such as historical contamination from previous work at the tank.

Man wanted in Ranch and Home theft

KENNEWICK, Wash - Kennewick Police need your help finding a man they believe stole a number of items from Ranch and Home. Surveillance cameras snapping photos of the man police are looking for. If you recognize this person, call KPD…

Trump proposes $120M cut to Hanford budget despite incidents

President Donald Trump's proposed budget includes a cut of about $120 million for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, despite two recent incidents that raised concerned about worker safety at the former nuclear weapons production site.

Concrete egg winemaking is trending in Washington

WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Wineries in Washington have been picking up on the industry's latest fad of using a concrete egg to make wine.Despite the egg costing around $27,000, more wineries in the area are going the concrete route.Juan Munoz…

Police: Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died in Orlando.The Orlando Police Department confirmed that the 48-year-old Kennedy was found dead Tuesday morning. Police public information officer Wanda Miglio says the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown, but there is nothing suspicious about his death. An investigation is being conducted.