Tri-Cities

Local teenagers targeted through social media platforms

The Kennewick Police Department has recently received numerous cases of teenagers being solicited through social media platforms. These teens become victims of various crimes. The solicitation attempts usually come after teens accept what seems innocent or not harmful requests to…

Richland Regatta: Seeking volunteers & vendors

The Northwest Powerboat Association is getting ready to host the first ever Richland Regatta in just a couple months. Event coordinator Taryn Baze says organizers are working hard to make sure everything will be ready for this boat race set…

Wine maker gives back to seasonal harvest workers

"When I would go out to picking crews and handout---handout brochures from the SOS clinic, peoples eyes would just light up," said wine maker Ashley Trout. With almost 2,000 acres of vineyards and more than 100 wineries, Walla Walla is…

Two Rivers Correctional Institution inmate dies unexpectedly

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died unexpectedly Monday in a local area hospital. As with all unanticipated deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation. Inmate Shawn McMillian, 44, was transported…

Gov. Inslee signs police body camera bill

Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill on Friday that changes public records law in Washington state and aims to keep police body camera videos available to the public, but limits broad footage requests. The bill sets rules on what body…

Kennewick house catches fire, no injuries

No injuries occurred during a Kennewick house fire Monday afternoon.Kennewick Police officers assisted the Kennewick Fire Department with a house fire on the 200 block of W. 23rd Place. The fire was contained to the attached garage. The cause is…

Chihuahua can't outrun California cops

(CNN) -- The suspect, clad in black fur, was desperate to get away. The police officers chasing him were just as determined to make the collar.He zigged. He zagged. He panted.And in the end, the California Highway Patrol got their…

Franklin County Historical Museum gets make-over

The Franklin County Historical Museum in Pasco just got a make-over. After being closed for remodeling since January, the newly renovated museum is already drawing in a packed crowd. "We've done a lot of rearranging and renovating of exhibits, every…

Washington State University welcomes new president

Washington State University president-elect visited the WSU Tri-Cities campus Friday afternoon. Dr. Kirk Schulz received a warm welcome from WSU students, faculty, and staff during his visit. He spent about an hour sharing his message to a packed crowd followed…

Gov. Inslee lets charter fix become law, doesn't sign

Gov. Jay Inslee has decided to let the Legislature's charter school fix become law without his signature. Inslee's decision announced Friday afternoon is the first time a Washington governor has let a bill become law without his signature since 1981.…

Gov. Jay Inslee signs bill on police body cameras

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that seeks to keep police body-camera videos available to the public while limiting broad requests for the footage.Inslee signed House Bill 2362 Friday. The measure sets rules on what…