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Kennewick police want to question man for suspicious behavior at businesses

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Posts on social media about a man approaching young women at Kennewick stores are causing some concerns in the community. In several Facebook posts, one woman says a man has been coming into her work asking for her at the mall. She claims he's not from here and is with a group of


Richland murder case officially closed 40 years after woman was beaten to death

RICHLAND, Wash. -- A decades-old Richland murder case has finally come to a close thanks to recent advancements in DNA science. Brian Skinner was convicted of first-degree murder in the late 1990s after the genesis of DNA testing in the tied him to the murder of Vicki Bridges on Nov. 5, 1979. But po


Kennewick man, 47, accused of sexually abusing young girl

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Authorities have arrested a Kennewick man suspected of sexually abusing an elementary school-aged child. Kennewick police say 47-year-old Francisco Morfin Morfin started sexually abusing the young girl in January 2019.


Kennewick 'future chef' competing for top spot in national competition

KENNEWICK, Wash. - A young, local chef needs your vote to take home a national title. Ailey Evans, a fifth grader at Fuerza Elementary, is one of just five students from around the country picked as a finalist in the 2019 Sodexo USA Future Chefs Challenge. Her recipe for plantain nachos earned her t


Permanent daylight saving time passes Washington Legislature

OLYMPIA – Permanent daylight saving in Washington gained more support Tuesday with final passage of a bill suggesting the end to changing the clock twice a year. The House approved the bill 90-6 that asks the federal government to allow states to choose year-round daylight saving time. If given that


Kennewick man crashes into mail truck while trying to pass it

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. -- A Kennewick man crashed his car into a U.S. Postal Service delivery truck northwest of Pasco Saturday afternoon. The 35-year-old driver attempted to pass the USPS truck on Columbia River Road near Helm Drive as the postal worker was making a legal left-hand turn, said Comm.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Amber Alert issued after Spokane father stabs mom, takes off with son, police say

SPOKANE, Wash. -- An Amber Alert has been issued for a 5-year-old child who was taken by his father near Spokane Tuesday morning. The man, who is the estranged husband to the child's mother, broke into their home in the 12800 block of E. Blossey Ave. in Spokane Valley, stabbed the mother and took th


Badger Mountain Canyon Trail steps being replaced for safety

RICHLAND, WA – Starting Thursday, April 25, the City of Richland’s contractor, Allstar Construction Group, Inc., will begin replacing steps on a portion of Badger Mountain Canyon Trail, located at Trailhead Park off Queensgate Drive and White Bluffs Street.

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This ex-guard molested a teen. The married Tri-Cities man still wants her to be his wife

KENNEWICK — A former correctional officer who pursued a young teen girl is blaming the victim for their sexual relationship, while also saying it was not wrong and he still wants to be with her.


WA State Ferries asking pets stay out of passenger cabin

SEATTLE — The Washington State Ferry System is asking passengers to keep their pets out of the passenger cabin. Only service animals are allowed in the passenger cabins of the vessels.


Find a furry best friend at the 10th Annual Super Pet Adoption

KENNEWICK, Wash. - If you're looking to expand your family with a furry friend, the 10th Annual Super Pet Adoption is this Saturday, Apr. 27 at Columbia Park. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. families can meet adoptable animals in a comfortable environment at the Band Shell Stage East.


"Trafficked at 15 - A Survivor and Advocate's Story" community conversation on April 24

KENNEWICK, WA - On Wednesday, April 24, domestic child sex trafficking survivor Theresa Flores will speak at the Columbia Center Rotary Event Center in Kennewick. The Community Conversation is presented by Tri-Cities Soroptimist Against Trafficking in partnership with Columbia Center Rotary.


Police arrest three Pasco men after spotting burglary in progress

PASCO, Wash. -- Pasco police say they caught three burglars red-handed over the weekend. Around 4 a.m. Saturday morning, Sgt. Chad Pettijohn noticed two men next to an open garage door with a car parked in front.


Results show West Richland Police Department bond expected to pass

WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - Ballots continue to come in and the bond for a new West Richland Police facility is expected to pass. According to Benton County Elections, more than 2,600 votes have been tabulated. A little over 62% approved the bond, about 1,600 voters. More than 950 rejected it.


Washington 4th state to pass 100% clean energy bill

The Washington state legislature has passed what Governor Jay Inslee calls, "the country's most forward-looking clean energy bill." The bill will transition Washington's electricity grid to 100 percent clean energy by 2045. To meet that goal, the bill phases out coal from the state's electricity gri


Umatilla Tribal Police investigating after finding adult skeletal remains in canyon

UMATILLA COUNTY, WA - Umatilla Tribal Police are investigating after adult-sized skeletal remains were found in a canyon southeast of Pendleton. On Monday, April 22 at about 8:00 a.m., members of the UCSO Search and Rescue Team assisted the Umatilla Tribal Police Department (UTPD) in the recovery of


Conservative Washington lawmaker strikes back at critics

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker from Washington is striking back at critics who say he should resign for appearing to support spying on political opponents. The Guardian newspaper reported Saturday it had obtained the contents of chats from 2017 involving state Rep. Matt Shea and three


Police recover body on Umatilla Indian Reservation

MISSION – Police authorities Monday recovered human remains in a remote, mountainous area of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation reported a landowner found the remains on their private land. The Umatilla Tribal Police Department, Oregon State P


Chiefs get Frank Clark from Seahawks for 1st-round pick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs acquired pass rusher Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks for a package of picks Tuesday, then quickly agreed with him on a $105 million, five-year contract, as they continue to overhaul their much-maligned defense.