Tri-Cities

2013 Benton Conservation District Awards Winners Announced

Benton Conservation District Awards its 2013 Conservationists of the Year award. The awards recognize individuals or organizations that make significant contributions to the wise stewardship of natural resources for the residents of Benton County. This year, two individuals were honered,…

Americans Trade Connor Rankin to Calgary

The Americans have made a trade, getting 17 year old defenseman Josh Thrower from the Calgary Hitmen. Thrower is in his second WHL season and has three goals and eight assists in 73 career games. In exchange for Thrower, forward…

Polar Vortex Causes Shortage in Blood Donations

This so-called "Polar Vortex" taking place on the east coast has caused a shortage of blood donations. Nearly 300 blood drives across 25 states were canceled due to snow and extreme cold resulting in a shortfall of more than 8000…

Hermiston Police Release 2013 Crime Statistics

Hermiston Police release crime statistics for 2013 and the news is mixed. Chief of Police Jason Edminston says total crime is up 3% over the previous year, but still down 6% from the 10 year average. While violent crimes and…

State Supreme Court Wants Education $$ Plan

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Supreme Court is ordering lawmakers to submit a complete plan by the end of April to detail how the state will fully pay for basic education. The 8-1 ruling issued Thursday afternoon said that…

Benton City Murder Suspect Trial Pushed Back

The trial for a Benton City murder suspect is pushed back 3 months. Noah Matlack's defense attorney is not fully prepared to begin January 21st. The new trial date is set for April 28th. Matlack is charged with 1st-degree murder…

Study: Tobacco control has saved millions of lives

CHICAGO (AP) -- A new estimate says anti-smoking measures have saved roughly 8 million U.S. lives since a landmark 1964 report linking smoking and disease.Yet the nation's top disease detective says many other countries do a better job at trying…

Boeing machinists get $10,000 bonus this month

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Puget Sound economy should get a mid-winter boost after Boeing pays bonuses to members of the Machinists union.Workers will receive a $10,000 bonus in the paychecks the week of Jan. 25.The bonus is part of…

School Delays for Thursday 1/8

-- Prosser Sch. Dist. - 2 Hour Delay - No a.m. preschool, no a.m. Lourdes, no a.m. Tri-Tech -- East Valley Sch. Dist. - Buses using snow route on North 57th Street -- Paterson Sch. Dist. - 2 hr delay…

Free English and Citizenship Classes

The citizenship and english classes at the West Side church in Richland offers english and citizenship classes for anyone at absolutely no cost. The program has been in place for 19 years and all of the classes are taught by…

Swiss Concert Flutist Playing Concert in Richland

Swiss concert flutist Carole Reuge is in town playing a one night only concert tonight in Richland at NewEdge, a growth opportunity firm in Richland. Reuge is the director of a music school for flutists in Switzerland She performs concerts…

New Building for Three Rivers Homelink Program

The Richland school board voted to build a new building for the Three Rivers Homelink program. Three Rivers Homelink enrolls about 400 students in grades kindergarten through 12th. Students learn online and in the classroom. The program leases spaces from…

Lukah Chang Pleads Guilty

Lukah Chang is sentenced to 35 years to life this morning in Umatilla County Superior Court as part of a plea deal. Chang pleaded guilty to te murder of Amy Jane Brandhagen at a Pendleton motel in 2012 and attempted…

Franklin Co. Notifies Public of Level III Sex Offender

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is notifiying the public of a level III sex offender who has changed his address. 27-year-old Bryan Reavely has relocated to the 1200 block of South 10th Avenue in Pasco. His is currently under Department…