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Watch the Airbus Project Vahana prototype autonomous air taxi take flight

Airbus recently had the first ever successful flight of its Vahana autonomous air vehicle, and now it's released video of that pivotal moment in the aircraft's development. The flight took place at the end of January in Pendleton, Oregon, when the flying, passenger-capable drone took off and hovered

TECHCRUNCH - 2018-02-22 11:55:55

Pasco man allegedly admitted fatal stabbing before fleeing to Mexico in 2010 | Tri-City Herald

One of the two suspects in the 2010 murder of a Pasco nightclub bouncer made his first appearance in court Tuesday. Adan Virgen-Ponce, who turns 37 on Wednesday, was recently extradited from Mexico and booked into the Franklin County jail. He and his nephew apparently never went home again after po


Hermiston distinguished citizens shocked, humbled by honors

This year's Distinguished Citizens Banquet featured the best of Hermiston's many sides: schools, businesses, emergency services and government. But the winners of the awards were humbled and, in some cases, shocked by the recognition. "I think there's a mistake been made here," said Man of the Year


Walden visits Ordnance, talks brewing tax cuts

Cold beer and conservation of funds - that's what Congressman Greg Walden hopes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will accomplish for small breweries in Oregon. Walden stopped by Ordnance Brewing Company in Boardman on Wednesday to tour the facility and discuss the federal excise tax cut, passed in 2017, wh


Walden gathers opioid suggestions from Hermiston roundtable

Rep. Greg Walden was busy taking notes and asking questions at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston on Wednesday as Eastern Oregon residents on the front lines of the opioid crisis shared their ideas for change. "We're very concerned about the situation locally and nationally," Good Shepherd CE


After first burglary sentencing, Morrow County co-defendants change plea

Contributed photosAfter Daniel Faustino Arce was found guilty of robbery and burglary in Morrow County and sentenced to 13 years in prison, co-defedants Desirea Devin of Heppner and Vera Rose Smith of Warm Springs reached plea deals in the case. After being found guilty by a Morrow County jury and h


Semi, pickup wreck on Highway 395 blocks traffic in Hermiston

East Oregonian Traffic on Highway 395 at the south end of Hermiston was backed up on Monday afternoon after a collision between a semi and a pickup truck blocked both southbound lanes of traffic near the water tower. At 3 p.m., the number of people involved and the nature of their injuries have yet


TRAC floor deal will send animals outside

About 10,000 people will converge on the TRAC event center this weekend to browse the offerings of hundreds of home improvement vendors. Many may not notice what's underfoot - a dirt arena covered by a temporary floor. But this could be the last year the annual Regional Home & Garden Show is held wh

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-22 03:36:00

Umatilla County selects charter review committee

The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners selected nine people to serve on the county charter review committee. The county's home rule charter requires a committee of at least five residents to review the founding document every four years, though the last review was in 2008. County counsel Doug Ol

EAST OREGONIAN - 2018-02-21 19:13:08

Rep. Walden talks Opioid Crisis with Hermiston health leaders

HERMISTON, Ore. -- Opioid overdoses kill in every community--that's why Oregon Representative Greg Walden visited Hermiston today-to talk solutions. "This drug addiction, drug overdose problem kills more people in our state than traffic accidents," Walden said. "And it's getting worse, not better."

KEPR - 2018-02-21 18:21:51

AT&T campaign delivers distracted-drivers a virtual reality check

A virtual-reality simulator demonstrating the dangers of distracted-driving spent the day in Kennewick, showing area drivers how dangerous it is to use your smart phone behind the wheel. A practice they said it is as bad as drunk-driving. It's part of the AT&T "It can wait" campaign traveling the co

KEPR - 2018-02-21 18:42:26

'Wild Cash' win puts Richland Lottery player in a new home

A Richland woman told Washington Lottery officials that her winning scratch ticket will go toward fulfilling her dream of buying a "beautiful" manufactured home. Olga Rodriguez purchased a $250,000 "Wild Cash" ticket at the Kennewick Albertsons on her way to her caretaking job. Lottery officials di

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-22 02:49:00

Kennewick High school students walk out in protest

Dozens of Kennewick Highschool students left class Wednesday afternoon to protest what they say is an unsafe learning environment. Students lined Dayton Street chanting "We are the future, yes we are!" and "Stand together, united forever!" They said the problem isn't just at Kennewick High, the issu

KEPR - 2018-02-21 18:01:09

Vahana Soars in its First Fully Self-Piloted Flight

Airbus, A3, MTSI, and Vahana team combine for momentous achievement ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- It was a historic day for Airbus, A3, and the Vahana team when Alpha One, the first full-scale aircraft lifted off on January 31, 2018 in Pendleton, Oregon. At 8:52AM Pacific Time the f


Kennewick High students rally for gun control in wake of Florida school shooting

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Dozens of Kennewick High School students protested for stricter gun laws in wake of the Florida school shooting. At noon Wednesday, the students left class and gathered in front of their campus, demanding change for gun laws in the United States. The students chanted 'Save our sc

YAKTRINEWS.COM - 2018-02-22 01:43:52

How the latest technology and police partnerships are taking on school threats

KENNEWICK, Wash. - School district leaders said child safety is their number one priority, and the Kennewick School District is hoping its new security systems and measures will help keep students and staff safe. Action News met with administrators and law enforcement to find out how their partnersh

KEPR - 2018-02-21 17:50:18

Watch out. Icy roads contributed to 6 wrecks on Interstate 82

Late afternoon snow near Prosser led to six wrecks along Interstate 82. A combination of warm daytime temperatures and early evening snow combined to make an icy interstate Tuesday, West Benton Fire and Rescue Capt. Todd Dormaier said. Much of the problem started as Washington Department of Transp

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-22 01:07:00

Fire starts in garage of Kennewick home after rags left on hot engine

KENNEWICK, Wash. - A house in Kennewick was spared after a fire started in the garage when no one was home. It happened around 10 a.m. Wednesday at a home on the corner of South Fruitland Street and 19th Avenue. Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the garage and put it out quickly. They beli

YAKTRINEWS.COM - 2018-02-22 01:14:52

Police identify suspect in 32-year-old murder case

PASCO, Wash. - Pasco Police say they are arresting a suspect in a murder case that occurred 32 years ago. Detectives are in Spokane Wednesday to interview former Pasco resident, Theodore Milam, 50, regarding a homicide that happened February 25, 1986. Reports from the Pasco Police Department said Sc

KEPR - 2018-02-21 16:57:24

Police rescue woman after meter reader reports fire at her home

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Police have rescued an elderly woman from a burning home Wednesday morning after a meter reader reported a fire. A City of Kennewick meter reader reported the fire coming from the back of the house at 1903 S. Fruitland Street, according to Kennewick Police Department reports. The

KEPR - 2018-02-21 15:16:00