Tri-Cities

Construction of Kennewick boat launch almost complete

Construction of the new boat launch in Kennewick is coming to its home stretch. Crews are putting in the concrete portion of the ramp this week. They plan to extend the dock by some 25 feet. The project manager Mark…

Number of homeless teens in Washington State on the rise

The number of homeless teenagers in the state of Washington continues to rise. According to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, more than 35,000 students in Washington were homeless between 2014 and 2015. That's about a 9 percent increase…

Tri-Cities Cancer Center provides new treatment for brain cancer

The Tri-Cities Cancer Center has a new treatment option for patients with glioblastoma. This is one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer that affects about 12,500 Americans each year. The new treatment involves the use of a head device…

A deadly force bill is proposed in Olympia

A bill proposed in Olympia could make it easier for police to be criminally charged if they use deadly force. The shooting and death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes last February may not be the reasoning behind this bill, but Washington State…

City of Pasco releases community survey online

The city of Pasco is asking for input from its citizens to increase the quality of the community. The "National Citizen Survey" measures 8 key areas and it mailed out randomly to be filled out anonymously. It has been done…

"Musical Chair Madness" coming to Kennewick

You may have played musical chairs as a child, but most of you probably haven't played it like this. Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers, the Support, Advocacy and Resource Center and the Kennewick Police Department Foundation are bringing "Musical Chair Madness" to…

More than 1,000 acres of Hanford land transferred

It's a big day for the City of Richland and the Port of Benton as they are getting a chunk of Hanford land from TRIDEC. "This is a great day for the community, I think this kind of property being…

Washington police group calls deadly force bill 'radical'

SEATTLE (AP) -- A police group in Washington state says it will oppose a bill that would make it easier to bring criminal charges against officers who kill someone in the line of duty. The Seattle Times reports that 12…

Adventures Underground hosts retirement party for owner's dog

If you've been to Adventures Underground in Richland then maybe you know Charley, the stores mascot and friendly dog. Adventures Underground hosted a retirement party on Saturday to give the community a chance to say goodbye to the dog they…

Body found in Zintel Canyon in Kennewick

Kennewick police are investigating the death of a female whose body was found Friday in Zintel Canyon in Kennewick. Police said on that night just before 10 p.m. a group of teenagers discovered the body while they were playing in…

KPD investigating body found in Zintel Canyon

The Kennewick Police Department is investigating the death of a woman found in Zintel Canyon. Below is the official release from the KPD: Kennewick Police Detectives are investigating a death investigation in Zintel Canyon near Canyon Lakes Golf Course. Last…

Local filmmaker in the Spokane International Film Festival

Travis Lien, Richland native and Hanford High graduate, has three films in the Spokane International Film Festival. "I submitted one film and my professors actually submitted the other couple for me ... I was really hopeful that I would have…

Demand for ESL Classes in Prosser

About 23 percent of the Prosser population only speaks the Spanish language, according to US census data. This means there are about 1,306 people in Prosser who cannot speak English. For this reason, volunteers at the Covenant Presbyterian Church are…

Community members share thoughts at Pasco School District forum

Pasco parents and community members got a chance to share their thoughts and ideas at an open forum with the Pasco School District Friday morning. Several parents meet with deputy/successor superintendent Michelle Whitney in her Community Conversations series at the…

Pendleton teacher goes viral on social media

A Pendleton teacher battling cancer for the third time has taken over social media with the hashtag "Youngman On Ellen." Her dream is to make it onto the Ellen Degeneres Show. On Thursday night students held a rally for Youngman…

Fourth grade cancer survivor creates fundraiser

Santana Ursua just finished his final cancer treatment last week, and now he is planning to donate his hair to Wigs for Kids. When the Hawthorne Elementary fourth grader was diagnosed with leukemia in November of 2012, he said he…

Could it be time for doctors to prescribe volunteer work to patients?

Could it be time for doctors to start prescribing volunteer work to their patients? New research by the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that people who volunteer spend 38 percent less time in the hospital. Although the research was…

Arrest Made in Meacham Deadly Shooting

The Umatilla/Morrow County Major Crimes Team is investigating a shooting that took place yesterday on the Old Oregon Trail Road in the Meacham area. When officers arrived, they located Thadd Nelson, 44, of Meacham, who had suffered from a fatal…

Barbie's new body: curvy, tall and petite

(CNN) -- Girls and women don't come in one shape, and now, finally, Barbie won't either.Now, in addition to the original Barbie -- impossibly slender and often parodied -- the doll will come in tall, petite and curvy varieties.Mattel announced…

"Normal" winter weather keeping tree fruits from budding too soon

The weather is good -- at least that's the consensus from growers around our region. Growers say thanks to fortunate conditions their crops are expected to start budding around the end of March and beginning of April. Last year's light…

Devices being tested for marijuana DUI arrests

The Washington State Patrol is researching technology that could assist troopers during traffic stops when determining whether or not drivers are under the influence of marijuana. It is kind of like the breathalyzer tests that officers use to determine the…