Tri-Cities

Kennewick police apprehend trespasser threatening suicide

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Kennewick Police took a 59-year-old man into custody after threatening suicide in response to an eviction claim. A routine procedure took a turn on Friday morning, according to Kennewick Police Sgt. Jason Kiel. Police were called to…

Voter turnout in Washington hit 84.1%, just shy of record

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — There were a record number of voters participating in this month’s election, but the overall turnout percentage fell just shy of the record 84.6% set in 2008. While 84.8% of the state’s nearly 4.9 million voters…

242 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported by BFHD

KENNEWICK, Wash. – Today's release from the Benton-Franklin Health District announced 242 new cases of COVID-19 in the area. Public health officials revealed that Benton and Franklin Co. individually surpassed noteworthy milestones. The total number of cases in Benton Co.…

Fog, slick conditions cause multiple accidents on I-82

PROSSER, Wash. -- West Benton Fire Rescue responded to multiple car accidents along I-82 near Prosser Monday morning. According to WBFR, the first crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. Accidents were attributed to slick conditions and drivers failing to slow down.…