Tri-Cities

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.…

Kennewick Police search for missing child

UPDATE (3:00 p.m.): Kennewick Police say the boy has been found and is safe. KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Kennewick Police Department is asking for the community's support in locating a missing child who was last seen wearing an orange shirt…

Elderly man seriously injured in hit and run in Kennewick

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Kennewick Police Department is investigating a hit and run that occurred early Friday evening leaving a 76-year-old man seriously injured. Kennewick Police say the man was struck while in his wheelchair around 5:25 p.m. Friday at…