Tri-Cities

Kadlec nurses hold candlelight vigil

Kadlec nurses will be heading back to the negotiating table on Wednesday, as they try to reach a new contract with the medical center. Monday evening they gathered in Richland for a candlelight vigil symbolizing their calling as nurses. Nurses…

Fake money moving through Kennewick

Kennewick police are warning people to be on the look out for fake money being passed around the city. Police recieved two reports on Saturday for counterfeit money, something that Sergeant Ken Lattin said does not happen too often---twice in…

Dog training classes begin this week

They call them "man's best friend" but without the proper training, things can be difficult not only for dog owners, but for the dogs themselves. The Columbia Basin Dog Training Club is offering classes starting the week to help solve…

Ben Franklin Transit to host Open Houses

Ever wondered why local buses operate where they do or do you have an idea for improving local transit? If so, Ben Franklin Transit invites you to attend any of seven open houses this Wednesday through Saturday. A short presentation…

Woman found dead in Kennewick

Update (Jan. 11): The body found Sunday in Kennewick is that of Pamela Kenny, 59, from Kennewick. She was reported missing in late December. The Benton County Sheriff's Office suspects no foul play was involved and said she died from…

Film crew creates documentary for Umatilla high robotics team

Whether your looking through the eyes of a robot, a camera operator, or a student, there are a lot of moving parts at Umatilla High School. "So I always wanted our story to be told, and it is so surreal…

Students compete in state archery competition

High School and Middle School students took aim Friday in the Washington State Archery Association tournament at Ranch and Home in Kennewick. Kids from Eatson Middle and High School arrived Friday after a long drive from the Cle Elum area.…

Kennewick house fire kills two dogs

A Kennewick family lost 2 dogs to a house fire that happened on West 6th Avenue in Kennewick Friday morning. When Kennewick firefighters arrived the fire had become more intense than they had first anticipated, leaving a hole in the…

Hanford High School grieves death of two students

Two student deaths, one day after the other had students and staff at Hanford High School dealing with sadness and grief. Sophmore Sach Schmidt died Monday after he became ill in class. The exact cause still hasn't been determined. Junior…

Cancer becomes No. 1 killer in several states including Washington

Cancer is being declared as the number one killer in more states than ever before including Washington. Francis Mahlun who has been battling breast cancer for more than a year is all too aware that this disease is becoming a…

Trapicana nightclub trial moves to February 22

The joint first degree murder trials of cousins Santos Flores Alcaide and Enrqiue Alciade have been moved to Feb. 22. They were originally scheduled for Jan. 25. A motion made Thursday by Santos' defense team to have the trials conducted…

Suspect in Kennewick grandma kidnapping to be tried as juvenile

One of the teens involved in the kidnapping of an elderly Kennewick woman will be tried as a juvenile. Kaitlyn Kenfield, 15, assisted in the kidnapping of Hazel Abel, 86, in November. Thursday it was decided she would be tried…

Extra snow means extra business for some shops

Snow problem? No problem. At least for the folks at Sporthaus in Yakima -- owner Sig Fossum says the recent layerings of snow has helped blossom his business, which has struggled over the past two years. "Ski is 70 percent…

Habitat for Humanity project reaches milestone with help of students

The largest Habitat for Humanity project in the Tri-Cities just reached a milestone on several of their homes. Students at Tri-Tech Skills Center have been contributing to the construction process. "Right now I'm working with my crew and we're setting…

Mixed Emotions Surrounding Pasco School Closures

Icy road conditions made the morning commute a bit challenging for some on Wednesday, but others did not have to make any kind of commute. The Pasco School District was the only district in the Tri-Cities to cancel school. Cars…

Zambrano-Montes' Parents File Federal Lawsuit

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The parents of an unarmed orchard worker shot to death by Pasco police last year have filed a federal court lawsuit contending the officers used excessive force in the case.Agapita Montes Rivera and Jesus Zambrano Fernandez…

Weapon Found in Christmas Eve Murder?

From the KPD's Facebook Page: Last week, investigators searched the shoulder of Interstate 82 looking for evidence related the murder of Luisa Garcia. As a result of the coverage related to this search effort, we received information from a couple…

Kidnap Suspect Arrested After Standoff in Walla Walla

A 29-year-old man is in custody after allegedly threatening to kill himself and others last night in Walla Walla. Walla Walla Police received a call shortly after 7 PM that Kemp Lamunyon Jr. had forced a family member at gunpoint…

School Schedule Changes For Wednesday January 6th

SCHOOL DELAYS For Wednesday Jan 6th: Tri Cities Area- -WSU Tri-Cities is on a 1 hour weather delay this morning. Non-essential staff to report at 9 a.m. -- Kennewick Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late. Morning classes for Tri-Tech Skills…

Gun sales continue to rise

Ranch and Home owner Bill Dress say several years ago, gun sales were slower. "It was probably a 60 to 40 split, 60 percent pro guns, 40 percent against guns," says Dress. But now dress says that ratio has changed…

Dive and Rescue practice drills in frozen pond

The Columbia Basin Dive and Rescue team prepared Tuesday night for any emergencies they may face during this winter season. The team suited up and braved the freezing cold water of a frozen fish pond at Columbia Park in Kennewick…

Man with sword attempts to break into Richland daycare

Police arrest a suspicious man with a sword this afternoon at Christ the King School in Richland. The suspect, 29-year-old Steven Houtrouw, was attempting to force his way into the daycare building by pounding on the exterior windows and doors…

Goins Pleads Guilty to Theft

The former head of the Downtown Pasco Development Authority pleads guilty to first degree theft today. Michael Goins changed his plea this morning. Court documents show that Goins admitted taking $90,000 from the Development Authority for personal use. Prosecutors are…