Weather

Smoky air won't stop 'the best week of summer' from happening

Poor air quality in the Tri-Cities won't keep one of the biggest events of the year from happening.Set-up was underway on Monday for the 70th annual Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo despite the smoky conditions. "We're out here setting up…

Air Quality Alert through Wednesday

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT WEDNESDAY...The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued an Air Quality Alert...in effect until noon PDT Wednesday for the following counties in central, south central and southeast Washington:Benton Columbia Franklin Kittitas Klickitat…

60-acre solar array project underway at Pendleton airport

Construction is underway on a 60-acre solar array near the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport in Pendleton.When completed the solar array will generate about 6-megawatts of energy for Pacific Power which provides power to the city, according to airport engineer Wayne…

Columbia River at Howard Amon Park overflows due to snow melt

The Columbia River at Howard Amon Park is getting water and a lot of it!Near the steamboat dock, the pathway is completely underwater. The bridge to the dock is partially submerged."I'm in awe," said Patti Cecil, who's lived in the…

Washington's summer fire rules go into effect Sunday

Even with this wet, rainy spring, Washington's summer fire rules officially go into effect Sunday.These rules apply to the 13 million acres of private and state forestlands protected from wildfire by the Washington Department of Natural Resources.The regulations affect loggers,…

Snoqualmie Pass road closure

Washington State Patrol tells KAPP/KVEW Local News that I-90 eastbound is closed at mile post 34 and westbound is closed at Ellensburg due to heavy overnight snow, unchained spun out vehicles and several collisions waiting for tows.The estimated time to…

School Delays for Wednesday 1/3/18

SCHOOL DELAYS: West Valley Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours LateHighland Sch. Dist.: 1 Hour Late, No AM preschool. 1 hour delay to our regular wednesday start.Selah Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, AM buses on snow routesNaches Valley Sch.…

Freezing rain, slick roads prompt closures, schedule changes

Freezing rain is causing slick roads and dangerous driving conditions this morning. The following schools and businesses have made changes to their schedules for today: PNNL: All non-essential staff located in Richland and on the Hanford Site should report to…

Snow makes for a fun day in the Tri-Cities

TRI-CITIES, Wash.- There were sleds, snow angels, and snowmen all around Badger Park in Richland today.Families took advantage of the snow during Christmas break and came out to have a good time. Eva, 2nd grade, enjoyed the time off she…

Aurora Borealis seen in Western Washington

A geomagnetic storm brought a spectacular show to skies across the northern United States on Sunday night.The Aurora Borealis phenomenon -- also known as the Northern Lights -- may be visible "as low as New York to Wisconsin to…

Four-plex apartment fire deemed 'suspicious'

PASCO, Wash. - Multiple agencies responded to a four-plex suspicious apartment fire at 2210 West Henry Place in Pasco around 3 a.m. Friday morning.Pasco Police report the same building partially burned one-year-ago.The building was vacant and boarded up while…

Traction tires advised for travelers

SNOQULAMIE PASS - TRAVEL ALERT: WSDOT says traction tires are advised over Snoqualmie Pass . Roadway is bare and wet with snow and slush in places.

Tornado hits Lousiana, kills woman and her daughter

The National Weather Service is confirming that a tornado hit the community of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and flipped a mobile home, killing a woman and her 3-year-old daughter.