Tri-Cities

Rugby Added to CWU Varsity Roster

For years, rugby was treated as a club sport at Central. But over the past four years, the men's club has established itself as a powerhouse -- qualifying for the USA Rugby Championship every year since 2011. The women's team…

Kennewick Firefighter and Paramedic Suing the City

A Kennewick firefighter and paramedic is suing the city and several Kennewick Fire Department Supervisors. Firefighter Andra Thompson claims she has suffered from discrimination, retaliation and a hostile work place for eighteen years. She said she has been unfairly passed…

Ki-Be Students Fill Windows With Positive Post-Its

Imagine if your school had its superintendent resign without notice, a classmate arrested for creating a hit list, a coach request a restraining order against the school board president and your principal suddenly put on administrative leave without any reason…

Montejano Hearing Continued

Guadalupe Montejano's omnibus hearing has been continued until April 1st. Montejano is being charged with Murder in the First Degree in the death of Tamie Clark-Acevedo. On January 3rd Pasco police received a call that Tamie Clark-Acevedo was dead in…

Alleged Sexual Assault of a Minor in Kennewick

From the Kennewick PD- Summary- On the morning of February 25th, an 11 year old girl reported that she was walking to school when an unidentified male approached her and touched her buttocks and breast. The male then threatened to…

UMCDF Workforce Reduction Starts Today

From the URS- HERMISTON, Ore. - The workforce at the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF) will dip under 100 employees after a Reduction in Force (RIF) is completed today (Feb. 27) Thursday's RIF is tied to the project's "demolition…

Supporters Welcome Local Soldier Home

Army Specialist Eric Orr returned from a nine month tour in Afghanistan and was surprised by about 20 supporters. Among them were veterans and his grandmother and great-grandmother. The homecoming was organized by Operation Thank You. Eric says he was…

Cock Fighting Ring Suspects Released

Five suspects arrested for a cock fighting ring over the weekend have been released from the Franklin County Jail. Their 72-hour hold is up today and Prosecuting Attorney Shawn Sant said the investigation is still ongoing and he wants to…

Franklin PUD Customers to See Rate Hike

Starting May 1st, Franklin PUD customers will pay 3% more for electricity. The Franklin Public Utility District Commission unanimously approving the increase yesterday -- which is less than what had been planned. Whith the 3% increase, a typical home will…

Nursing Home Workers Lobbying In Olympia

Today nursing home workers from central washington board buses and head to Olympia. They are asking lawmakers for better wages and working conditions. Richland Rehab employee Diane Bowen said this is her second time going with the group to Olympia.…

Expanding Learning

First grade students at Arthur Smith Elementary in Grandview are hitting the books. Classes are divided among 4 teachers, 3 of whom are aspiring teachers who are still in college. For student candidate Jennifer Lopez, it's also a learning experience."It's…

Firefighters Practice Their Skills in Vacant Buildings

Richland and Kennewick firefighters team up for a community training session.Richland Fire Captain Randy Aust gets permission to train in vacant buildings and creates a scenario for firefighters to work on their skills. Aust said they work with the Kennewick…

Wash. House seeks to restore teacher raises

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- House Democrats have unveiled a supplemental budget package that seeks to restore cost-of-living increases for teachers and puts additional money into education, and which looks to close four tax exemptions, including one that grants a sales…