- Pasco frozen food company lays off 61 in wake of recall Updated: May-28-16 3:30 pm
PASCO, Washington - A Pasco frozen food company has laid off 61 more workers amid an ongoing shutdown in connection to listeria contamination in some of its products.
- Growing woes reducing size of bing cherry crop Updated: May-26-16 1:06 pm
KENNEWICK, Washington - Bing cherries have been beset with growing problems this year that are reducing the size of the crop.
- Man convicted in Kennewick killing of mom in front of child Updated: May-25-16 4:09 am
KENNEWICK, Washington - A man charged with killing a woman inside a vehicle in Kennewick on Christmas Eve while their 22-month-old daughter was in the back seat has been convicted of second-degree murder.
- Henrikson sentenced to life in murder-for-hire scheme Updated: May-24-16 6:41 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The mastermind of a murder-for-hire scheme that originated from business dealings in the North Dakota oil patch was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to two consecutive life terms, intended to keep him in prison for the rest of his life.
- Fed labor officials hand out back pay to blueberry workers Updated: May-24-16 11:53 am
KENNEWICK, Washington - Some farm workers are getting back wages and damages, following the settlement of a labor dispute with some Washington blueberry growers.
- GOP convention wraps up Saturday Updated: May-21-16 2:25 pm
PASCO, Washington - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris Vance told the state Republican Party convention on Saturday that it is time to oust Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray after four terms.
- 2 more Hanford workers evaluated after reporting odor Updated: May-20-16 4:40 am
RICHLAND, Washington - Officials say two more workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have received medical evaluations after they reported smelling vapors at the former nuclear weapons production site.
- Plenty of Cruz supporters remain at state GOP convention Updated: May-19-16 6:39 pm
PASCO, Washington - Jennifer Fetters of Bellevue worked a booth promoting former presidential candidate Ted Cruz at the Washington State Republican Party convention on Thursday - one of the many supporters of the conservative senator from Texas who continued to push his candidacy weeks after Cruz suspended his campaign.
- Didier to challenge Newhouse for Congress again Updated: May-19-16 4:30 pm
KENNEWICK, Washington - A former professional football player has filed to run for the U.S. House in Washington's 4th Congressional District for a second time.
- WSU Tri-Cities to go tobacco free next semester Updated: May-18-16 4:35 am
RICHLAND, Washington - Washington State University Tri-Cities is implementing a tobacco-free policy at its Richland campus starting in the fall semester.
- Pasco man pleads not guilty to raping preschooler Updated: May-17-16 11:24 am
TRI-CITIES, Washington - A man who worked as a performer at children's parties in the Tri-Cities remains jailed on $50,000 bail on allegations that he sexually assaulted a preschooler in 2014.
- Battelle to continue running Pacific Northwest National Lab Updated: May-15-16 4:19 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - Battelle will continue operating the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland for the next five years.
- Volunteers keep library doors open for jailed juveniles Updated: May-15-16 3:05 am
KENNEWICK, Washington - Fourteen years ago, the small room behind several heavy metal security doors at the Benton Franklin Juvenile Justice Center in Kennewick was a vacant meeting room with empty shelves lining the walls.
- 2 teen boys sentenced for kidnapping great-grandmother Updated: May-12-16 7:13 pm
KENNEWICK, Washington - Two teenagers have been sentenced to a combined 20 years in prison for abducting one of their great-grandmothers and driving with her in the trunk of her car for about 200 miles before she escaped.
- Convicted child molester appeals life sentence Updated: May-12-16 3:28 am
TRI-CITIES, Washington - A Prosser man sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl, who accused him of tying her up repeatedly, is appealing his conviction.
- Hanford contractor to lay off 435 as its contract ends Updated: May-10-16 5:24 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - Washington Closure Hanford will lay off its remaining 435 workers starting in July as its U.S. Department of Energy contract comes to an end.
- Washington school districts that test for lead Updated: May-10-16 2:07 pm
SEATTLE - About 60 percent of Washington school districts that responded to an Associated Press request for information test their school drinking water for lead. That includes 28 districts that just started testing since the Tacoma school district announced it had found lead in the drinking water in some its buildings.
- Amazon, Microsoft: Uphold gay anti-discrimination decision Updated: May-09-16 6:07 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - Prominent Washington businesses from Amazon to Microsoft say the Washington Supreme Court should uphold a decision ordering a Richland florist to stop discriminating against same-sex couples.
- Man's nursing license suspended as he faces child pornography case Updated: May-07-16 3:12 pm
KENNEWICK, Washington - A man's nursing license is suspended as he faces charges in a child pornography case.
- Teen pleads guilty to kidnapping great-grandmother Updated: May-07-16 11:01 am
KENNEWICK, Washington - A Kennewick teen has pleaded guilty to kidnapping, burglary and theft charges in connection with stuffing his great-grandmother into the trunk of her car last year and driving about 200 miles before she escaped.
- Total of 42 Hanford workers evaluated for chemical exposure Updated: May-05-16 12:43 am
RICHLAND, Washington - Officials say the number of workers at Hanford Nuclear Reservation evaluated for chemical vapor exposure has climbed to 42, following reports last month that a tank had leaked several thousand gallons of radioactive waste.
- Rattlesnake Mountain tours could resume in 2017 Updated: May-04-16 5:57 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - The only sound at the top of Rattlesnake Mountain on Tuesday morning was the whistle of the wind that seems to always blow across the ridge line and the chirping of bugs not used to having their habitat invaded.
- Pasco company recalls frozen vegetables linked to listeria Updated: May-03-16 8:59 pm
SEATTLE - A Pasco, Washington, company has expanded its recall of frozen vegetables linked to a listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people.
- Franklin County supports preservation of old control tower Updated: May-02-16 2:22 pm
KENNEWICK, Washington - A Washington county has endorsed a largely volunteer effort to preserve an old control tower at Naval Air Station Pasco.
- Island near Tri-Cities closes permanently due to misuse Updated: Apr-30-16 9:01 am
PASCO, Washington - Officials say an island in the Columbia River near the Tri-Cities has been trashed repeatedly by visitors and will close permanently.