- 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.
- 11 nuke facility workers checked for chemical vapor exposure Updated: Apr-28-16 9:01 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - Eleven workers at a nuclear facility who reported headaches were sent for medical evaluations Thursday after working near an area where waste from a leaking tank was being transferred, U.S. Energy Department officials said.
- Richland rejects plans for Pike Place-inspired market Updated: Apr-28-16 2:16 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - Richland officials have rejected a plan to add a public market similar to Seattle's Pike Place to its development plans.
- Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American Updated: Apr-27-16 6:36 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native American tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday, opening the process for returning to tribes for burial one of the oldest and most complete set of bones ever found in North America.
- Hanford officials try to learn if 2nd tanks is leaking Updated: Apr-27-16 2:28 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A second giant tank containing radioactive waste from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons may be leaking on the sprawling Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state.
- Former Pasco cop wants coroner removed from inquest Updated: Apr-26-16 11:31 am
PASCO, Washington - A former Pasco police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a Mexican immigrant last year is asking a judge to remove the Franklin County coroner from an inquest into the man's death.
- Health officials: Tri-Cities resident does not have plague Updated: Apr-24-16 6:18 pm
KENNEWICK, Washington - Health officials investigating a possible case of plague in the Tri-Cities say tests results have come back negative.
- Kennewick forms diversity council after social media scuffle Updated: Apr-21-16 10:08 am
KENNEWICK, Washington - The city of Kennewick has formed a diversity council in the wake backlash from a councilman's private Facebook posts that were perceived as being disparaging to the Latino community.
- Ex-Pasco official sentenced to prison for embezzlement Updated: Apr-20-16 2:52 am
TRI-CITIES, Washington - The former director of the Downtown Pasco Development Authority who admitted to embezzling more than $90,000 from the agency has been sentenced to one year in prison.
- Teen girl sentenced in abduction of elderly Kennewick woman Updated: Apr-19-16 2:58 am
TRI-CITIES, Washington - A teen girl who helped her boyfriend and his friend kidnap an 86-year-old woman who was stuffed into the trunk of her car has been ordered to serve up to 2 ½ years in juvenile rehabilitation.
- Washington opens Yakima River for spring chinook fishing Updated: Apr-17-16 11:00 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is opening the lower Yakima River for spring chinook salmon fishing from April 29 through June 15. Fishery managers are forecasting a return of 4,610 adult spring chinook to the river in 2016. That's less than usual so catch limits have been reduced.
- Benton City man gets 13-year sentence for fatal crash Updated: Apr-13-16 11:20 am
KENNEWICK, Washington - A Benton City man who admitted to driving drunk and killing his passenger after crashing into another vehicle on Highway 397 has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.
- Hanford contractor eligible for $18.8M in incentives Updated: Apr-12-16 1:14 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor is eligible to receive $18.8 million in incentive pay from the U.S. Department of Energy for its work last year, but the money has not been paid because of a dispute.
- Franklin County child survives fall into septic tank Updated: Apr-08-16 10:21 am
PASCO, Washington - The Benton-Franklin Health District is warning people to secure access points to their septic tanks after a 3-year-old fell into one.
- Energy Department disputes payment to Hanford subcontractor Updated: Apr-07-16 12:15 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor Mission Support Alliance improperly awarded $63.5 million in taxpayer money as profit to a subcontractor with which it shared ownership ties, allegedly allowing two Lockheed Martin-controlled organizations to earn money from the same work, according to a U.S. Department of Energy report.
- Jail death expected to result in $30 million lawsuit Updated: Apr-05-16 2:26 pm
KENNEWICK, Washington - The family of a mentally ill man who died in jail is expected to file a lawsuit this week seeking $30 million in damages.
- Former Pasco officer arrested in 1986 killing posts bail Updated: Apr-02-16 2:06 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A former Pasco police officer who faces a murder charge in the 1986 killing of a Spokane prostitute has been released from jail pending trial.
- Teen girl found guilty in elderly woman kidnapping trial Updated: Apr-01-16 6:00 pm
KENNEWICK, Washington - A jury has found a teenage girl guilty in connection with the abduction of an elderly woman who was stuffed into the trunk of her car and driven more than 200 miles to a Walmart near Portland.