Tri-Cities

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…

Army Private from Pasco Graduates from Infantryman Training

Army Pvt. Sean A. Hoffman has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier…

Local Airman from Kennewick Graduates from Basic Training

Air Force Airman Kirkland R. Jeffers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and…

Large Haystack Fire Just North of Sunnyside Overnight

From the Yakima Fire Department Date: 1/8/2014 Reported By: Capt Joel ByamContact Information: joel.byam@ycfd5.org Time and Date of Alarm: 01-08-2014 01:45 HoursTime and Date of Control: 01-08-2014, 02:30 HoursIncident Address: 1400 Block of Lewandowski RoadType of Incident: Haystack FireProperty Owners:…

Walla Walla Murder Suspect Arrested in Spokane

A 17-year-old boy identified by the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office as the primary suspect in the shooting death of 20-year-old Yesica Olivos has been arrested in Spokane. Carlos Valdez now faces charges of first degree murder. An arrest warrant…