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Richland resident follows dream by turning his clay sculptor hobby into a career

RICHLAND, Wash. - After suffering a back injury, a Richland man decided to follow his dream as a full-time clay sculptor. At an early age, Michael Salazar began to take up art as a hobby. During his teenage years, he started to clay sculpt which would end up being a big part of his life. Salazar s

YAKTRINEWS.COM - 2018-02-24 02:57:40

Umatilla District #1 Firefighters collect funds for Scott Firefighter Stairclimb

HERMISTON, Ore. - Over 2,000 firefighters, from 27 states and eight different countries will participate in the annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, it's the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensurin

KEPR - 2018-02-23 18:36:41

3 decades later, charge filed in Richland contractor's death

PASCO, Wash. (AP) - Investigators say they have solved the killing of a Richland construction contractor more than three decades ago. The Tri-City Herald reports that Franklin County prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge Wednesday against 54-year-old Theodore Milam, who's already in the Spo


Hanford contractor, employee appeal $8.1M jury award

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor and one of its employees are appealing the $8.1 million verdict a jury awarded to a former manager. The Tri-City Herald reports that attorneys for Mission Support Alliance and manager Steve Young have filed a notice of appeal to the Was

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-02-23 14:12:12

Teen charged with rape of 5-year-old at mother's daycare

A Kennewick, Washington teenager is accused of raping a 5-year-old girl at his parent's daycare. Court records say 16-year-old Logan Thomas Santjer was at his parents' in-home daycare when he led the girl into a playroom and raped her. Santjer, who has been charged as an adult, appeared in court Thu


30th annual Tri-Cities Home Builders Association Home and Garden Show

PASCO, WA - Starting today, you can head down for the annual Tri-Cities Home Builders Association's Home and Garden Show at the TRAC in Pasco. For the 30th year in a row, the HBATC welcomes over 200 vendors from all areas of home renovation and gardening to offer their expertise to residents of the

FOX41YAKIMA.COM - 2018-02-24 01:08:00

Task force nabs five fugitives in Yakima County crime sweep

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - Law enforcement have arrested five people in the Wapato and Toppenish areas. The Yakima County Sheriff's Office announced Friday the five wanted fugitives were taken into custody on outstanding arrest warrants. According to reports, warrants ranged from Escape Community Custod

KIMA TV - 2018-02-23 18:30:00

Tri-City 911 centers to merge this summer. It's taken a decade

Benton County Emergency Services expects to start fielding 911 calls from Franklin County in July, following a decade-long effort to unite two dispatch operations into one. Chris Skinner, Richland's emergency services chief and manager of BCES, told the agency's board this week that the first transi

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-24 02:19:00

Porter's BBQ serving free meals all day for Mar. 8 grand opening

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Porter's Real Barbecue is celebrating the grand opening of its second location by feeding everyone for free all day on Mar. 8. The restaurant is opening on Columbia Center Boulevard across the street from Red Robin. Everyone who shows up that day will have their choice of a half-p

YAKTRINEWS.COM - 2018-02-24 02:17:59

Land near north bank of Umatilla River to be established as wildlife refuge

PENDLETON, Oregon - The Pendleton Development Commission agrees in principle with a group of citizens who want city-owned land on the north bank of the Umatilla River to be established as a wildlife refuge. Mayor John Turner says the Riparian Committee made a good case for not developing the land fo

MYCOLUMBIABASIN.COM - 2018-02-23 17:14:54

Ex-prison guard sentenced for murder of Kennewick woman

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A former prison guard who kidnapped and murdered a Kennewick woman will die in prison. The Tri-City Herald reports Judge Cameron Mitchell on Friday sentenced Theresa Wiltse to life without parole for the murder of 69-year-old Sandra Harris. Wiltse, who lived in Connell, force

KHQ RIGHT NOW - 2018-02-24 02:27:00

Update: Sunnyside police say online threats were from a month-old post

Update 1:10 p.m. -- Sunnyside police and school officials received calls late Monday night about a social-media post identifying Sunnyside High School, according to a police department news release. Subsequent investigation found that the post was actually an older post from a month ago that was inv


Power outage affects 6,000 customers

SUNNYSIDE A Pacific Power outage affected 6,000 customers in the Sunnyside area Friday morning, Feb. 23. Utility officials said the outage was the result of a malfunction in a three-phase power distribution line. "When you look up there at the power line, you can see it is actually three lines toget

DAILYSUNNEWS.COM - 2018-02-23 22:40:54

Taking care of trees will improve Sunnyside

How many trees on a lot and what kind? Does anyone ever think ahead and ask an expert's opinion? Have you ever looked at our city streets, alleys, parks, etc.? Do you ever take a drive or walk and take a real look? Water, sewer and gas lines, as well as telephone and electrical lines, are all import

DAILYSUNNEWS.COM - 2018-02-23 22:28:55

Advocacy group to answer questions about transgender community

PENDLETON, Ore. - A Portland-based nonprofit is coming to eastern Oregon to raise awareness of transgender topics. Basic Rights Oregon's mission is to ensure all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality. Part of its approach is through outreach events to educate t

YAKTRINEWS.COM - 2018-02-23 19:36:35

TRAC hosts 30th annual Regional Home and Garden Show

PASCO, Wash. - It's hard to live up to Chip and Joanna Gaines' talent of home and garden design. So, if you're looking for inspiration for home improvements, you can visit the TRAC in Pasco this weekend. TRAC is hosting the 30th annual Regional Home and Garden Show, with more than 200 vendors to vis

KEPR - 2018-02-23 14:13:14

Our future air taxi? Vahana self-flying machine takes off, hovers, lands

What was that hovering, helicopter-like, over the tarmac in Pendleton, Oregon? A flight test of sorts has transportation watchers wondering if we are looking at a significant new chapter in personal transportation, especially for short-distance travel in urban areas. This January test was to see ho

TECHXPLORE.COM - 2018-02-23 21:57:49

Police at Sunnyside High School in response to online threat

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. - Police are at Sunnyside High School Tuesday morning in response to a threat of violence that was posted on social media. Police Sgt. Oliver Hernandez said the department received word about the threat from parents, and sent officers to the school to ensure that there are no proble


Reported threat targeting Sunnyside HS found to be re-post from previous threat

SUNNYSIDE, WA - On February 8, 2018 a non-specific threat was discovered written on a girls bathroom stall inside Sunnyside High School dated for February 20, 2017 and appeared to have multiple styles of handwriting. Sunnyside Police coordinated with Sunnyside School District to investigate and have


20-year-old Toppenish homicide victim identified

TOPPENISH, WA - The 20-year-old victim found dead with multiple gunshot wounds has been identified. Toppenish PD confirmed that the homicide victim is Ricardo Daniel Barragan. No other information is available yet at this time. ----------------------------- 2-23-18 ORIGINAL STORY: TOPPENISH, WA - On

NBCRIGHTNOW.COM - 2018-02-23 13:40:00