Snow chances going up this weekend with accumulating snow possible -Kristin

Snow arrives tonight into Saturday

Happy Friday! It’s a dry, but a very cold start to the morning with temperatures in the single digits and teens. Most of the day will be dry with a few snow flurries from time to time, highs in the low 30’s. Starting after 11PM tonight snow will be developing across the area. Snow will continue through 6 or 7AM…

Kennewick police arrest two burglary suspects

Kennewick police arrested two people suspected of burglarizing a home on Thursday night. According to the Kennewick Police Department, officers were sent to a home on the 400 block of South Grant Street to investigate reports of a burglary. The owner was not home at the time, but officers spotted 36-year-old Melissa Quandt and 36-year-old Mark Kinney leaving in a…

Vehicles slide off Badger Canyon Road in Benton County; road closed until further notice

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. — Benton County deputies closed Badger Canyon Road south of Badger Road on Thursday because of multiple vehicles sliding off the roadway. The roadway will remain closed until further notice. As of 2 p.m., there is compact snow and ice on the roadway.

Sunnyside police will issue tickets to drivers caught leaving cars to warm up unattended

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — The Sunnyside Police Department says it will begin issuing tickets to drivers who leave their cars to warm up unattended with the key in the ignition. Police said Wednesday that they’ve received several reports of stolen cars over the past couple days. They said part of the spike is related to people leaving their cars unattended in…

Woman dies in snowmobiling accident south of Milton-Freewater

WESTON, Ore. — A 58-year-old woman died in a snowmobiling accident Wednesday in the town of Weston, about 15 minutes south of Milton-Freewater. The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office said they got a report of an accident near a home at 78319 Lieuallen Rd around 5:20 p.m. Due to severe winter weather conditions, first responders recruited the help of snowmobilers and a snow…

Snow, wintry mix continues for some today PLUS: Snow will impact part of the weekend -Kristin

Get ready for more winter weather over the weekend!

Happy Thursday! More winter weather on the way today. Out the door this morning light snow is possible around the Yakima and Kittitas Valley. A Winter Weather Advisory continues for that area until 10AM today. From the Tri-Cities and east into the foothills of the Blues, keeping an eye on a wintry mix possible especially by this afternoon. The commute…

5 Franklin Co. inmates set to graduate from new self-development redirection program

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. — Life is about making mistakes, but also giving those people second chances. That second chance is something Arturo Ortiz and James Atterberry are grateful for. They’re inmates at the Franklin County Jail, looking to get on the straight and narrow with the help of the brand-new “Self-Development Redirection” program. “I learned a lot — a lot…

2 killed, left in a field near Moxee died of ‘internal trauma,’ coroner says

MOXEE, Wash. — An autopsy showed that two people who were killed and left in a field near Moxee died from “internal trauma,” Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice said Wednesday. Alyson Harris, 32, and Miguel Martinez-Vazquez, 24, had been missing since Dec. 21. Their bodies were discovered badly burned in a hop field in the 5600 block of Desmarais Road…

WSP: 3 people ditch car in Richland hit-and-run crash

RICHLAND, Wash. — The Washington State Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run collision that happened at the intersection of State Route 240 and Duportail Street on Wednesday. Trooper Chris Thorson said at 11:11 a.m., troopers received a call about a four-door sedan that rear-ended a Chevy Suburban. Thorson said the driver and two passengers ditched the car and ran into an…

Wintry mix developing today, accumulating snow in the Yakima Valley -Kristin

Up to 4" of snow possible in the Yakima Valley

Happy Wednesday! A bitterly cold start to the morning with temperatures in the single digits and teens…bundle up! Starting the day off with sunshine, but clouds will start to build in by late morning into the afternoon. Snow will start around the Yakima Valley just after noon. A wintry mix will move into the Columbia Basin (Tri-Cities) and into the…

Richland father creating youth advisory board in honor of murdered son

RICHLAND, Wash. — A Richland father is turning his son’s tragedy into hope for other teens. It was July 4, 2013 when Chris Snapp received the news that his 17-year-old son, Joshua, was shot and killed by two other teens. As a way to heal and help prevent this from happening to others, Snapp started an organization called Cushions in…

Benton County driver rolls off Badger Canyon Road, crashes into ravine

Benton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded after a driver slid off the roadway and into a ravine early Wednesday morning. According tot he department, the driver was traveling along Badger Canyon Road and rolled into the ravine. The people inside the car had only minor injuries. Deputies want to remind drivers to be extra careful as roadways are still slick….

60 people are treated after a plane dumped jet fuel, hitting six schools around Los Angeles

Sixty people were affected after a plane dumped jet fuel while returning to the Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, hitting five elementary schools and one high school.The incident happened just after noon Tuesday, inspector Sean Ferguson of the Los Angeles County Fire Department told CNN. The most heavily affected school was Park Avenue Elementary in Cudahy, where 20 children…

Dam-focused rally, workshop draws hundreds of people to Pasco

Ice Harbor Dam (Courtesy: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)A rally and workshop in Pasco brought people on both sides of the Lower Snake River dam issue – and both sides of the state – under the same roof Monday night. The snowy roads didn’t deter local leaders and community members from attending the event at the Red Lion Hotel, some…

Will Smith reveals he was jealous of Tupac’s relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith

Will Smith is being candid about his feelings regarding wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s relationship with Tupac Shakur.The actress and “Red Table Talk” host befriended the rapper when the pair were students at The Baltimore School for the Arts, and they were extremely close.Pinkett Smith mourned her friend deeply when he was shot and killed in 1996 at the age of…

Judge denies motion to keep Astria Regional open

YAKIMA, Wash. – A federal judge denied a motion Tuesday that asked him to reconsider allowing Astria Regional Medical Center to close its doors. The Washington State Nurses Association filed the motion Friday in response to the judge’s order earlier in the week allowing the hospital to shut down. In bankruptcy court Tuesday, the judge said he could only decide…