Tri-Cities

Local agencies participate in simulated radiation drill

The Franklin County Emergency Management conducted an exercise to test local emergency responder capabilities. This simulated test involved several agencies including Lourdes Medical Center, Pasco Fire Department, and the Washington State Department of Health. They utilized fake injuries on a…

Number of police academies down due to state funding

Police departments across Washington State are short on police officers. And the major reason for that: There's not enough police academy training sessions available. According to chief Ken Hohenberg of Kennewick Police, the police academies, which are held in Spokane…

PFLAG Walla Walla closes after 21 years

As Washington state and the country continues to talk about transgender bathroom rights, one organization in Walla Walla who would've had a stake in this conversation is closing after 21 years. It's kind of sad looking at all this stuff,"…

Wildfire burns over 500 acres in Benton City

After more than one million acres of land burned during last year's largest fire season in the history of Washington State, local firefighters are no strangers to wildfires. So when a wildfire broke out along the terain south of Benty…

Registration open for "Cool Desert Nights"

Registration is open for cars and motorcycles for the 23rd Annual Cool Desert Nights.Cool Desert Nights is a classic car, street rod and motorcycle in Richland presented by HAPO Community Credit Union. The event is June 23-26 includes a variety…

Athletes compete in the Special Olympics in Pasco

"Today is just their day," said former Special Olympics competitor Jarel Slater. Althetes with special needs from all over southeastern Washington competed in the Regional Special Olympics track and field meet at Chiawana High School in Pasco. "It's awesome to…

Hanford workers report odors at TX tank farm

Hanford is investigating an odor incident outside of the TX tank farm (a single shell tank farm).The Hanford Site was not evacuated. Three workers had completed routine maintenance outside the TX tank farm. One Hanford worker received precautionary medical evaluation…

Washington Closure Hanford to lay-off 435 employees

Washington Closure Hanford is going to lay-off 435 employees, according to the Employment Security Department of Washington State. The Washington Closure Hanford project is coming to a close. They were able to complete the project ahead time, saving the tax…

Local councilmen go through firefighter training

Dozens of public officials and firefighters from across the Pacific Northwest gathered at the Hammer Facility for the 11th annual Fire Ops 101 on May 6. Councilmen, Mayors and city representatives came from as far as Montana to go through…

Moses Lake PD searching for missing man

The Moses Lake Police Department is asking for the public's help in Washington and Oregon to find a missing Moses Lake man. Stanley Ranch's family last heard from him on Tuesday, May 3 around 6 p.m. at his Moses Lake…

WSP trooper dies in Kuwait

A Washington State Patrol trooper died in a non-combat incident while serving in the Washington National Guard in Kuwait. David A. Bauders, was deployed with the Washington State National Guard 176th Engineer Company for a one year deployment in February…

Firefighters warn people of upcoming wildfire season

The weather is getting warmer and many are enjoying the sun, but local firefighters are warning people to prepare themselves for the upcoming wildfire season. Last year's wildfire season was a devastating one, many people lost their homes and others…