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Man suffers severe injuries after crashing snowmobile near Othello

A 40-year-old man is in the hospital after he crashed his snowmobile on his property. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office got the call around 4:50 Tuesday afternoon. The man was driving the snowmobile on his property near Hendricks and Sagehill Roads in Othello, about 15 miles west of Connell.


Cattle-rustling scheme was inside job, deputies say. But suspects were foiled by DNA

The lead man at a north Franklin County dairy farm, his brother and father are accused of rustling at least 178 cattle over a couple of years and selling them for cash. Mizael O. Mendoza-Ramos, Christian Mendoza and Jose Mendoza-Rivera made about $194,000 at livestock auctions, according to sales re


WEATHER ALERT: Sunday morning highway closures

EPHRATA - Several highway in central Washington are closed due to poor visibility and snow drifts. State Route 17 between Moses Lake and Othello is back open. I-90 between Kittitas and Vantage is closed, with an estimated reopening time of 10 a.m.


Connell police arrest teen in shooting that possibly targeted officer

CONNELL, Wash. - An 18-year-old man was arrested in a Friday night shooting near Ford Avenue and Clark Street. Officers responded to the area for a report of shots fired around 11:15 p.m. An investigation found that bullets struck a home and a car, and officers determined the gunfire was possibly di


Former Seahawk T.J. Cunningham shot dead in dispute over parking spot

AURORA, Colo. - Former Seahawks safety Anthony "T.J." Cunningham was shot to death Monday during a dispute over a parking spot in Aurora, Colo., sheriff's officials said. Cunningham, 46, also was a former football standout at the University of Colorado and was currently an assistant principal at Hin


Moses Lake home damaged by gunfire in weekend drive-by

MOSES LAKE - A home was damaged by gunfire early Sunday morning in Moses Lake. Moses Lake police responded just after midnight to South Blessing Street, north of Nelson Road, after a resident reported multiple gunshots, according to information provided by Moses Lake police on Tuesday.


CRIME STOPPERS: Jaime Balderas

FRANKLIN COUNTY, WA - The Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are looking for a Jaime Balderas. Balderas's last known residence city is Kennewick. He is 26 years old (DOB: 12-25-1992), Hispanic, 5'10", 200 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. He has "11-04-05


Three Moses Lake schools go into 'secure the building' mode Tuesday morning as a precaution

MOSES LAKE - Three Moses Lake schools were placed into “secure the building” mode Tuesday morning after reports of two men, one possibly with his face painted, in trench coats in the Larson Housing community.


Washington state inmates on hunger strike over muffins for breakfast

From Seattle Times: After years of getting cold muffins for breakfast, inmates at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center are refusing meals in protest. Offenders at Coyote Ridge, which is in Connell, Franklin County, and houses approximately 2,065, have skipped meals out of frustration over a range of


2 rescued bald eagles will be released into the wild near Pasco. You can watch

Pasco, WA — More than a year ago Mark Taff spotted a large bird sitting under a bush in his Richland backyard. When it was still there the next day, he called Blue Mountain Wildlife for help.


K9 Chewy helps track down suspect in Sunday night pursuit through Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE - A man is in jail after leading police on a pursuit Sunday night through Moses Lake. Moses Lake police attempted to stop a Jeep after an officer noticed the driver make a U-turn and run a red light on North Central Drive.


Grant County International Air Show a go for Father's Day weekend

MOSES LAKE - A two-day air show is set for Father’s Day weekend at the Grant County International Airport. The June 14 and 15 event will feature aerial demonstrations along with ground displays giving visitors a chance to see, touch and explore inside various aircraft.


Traffic Alert: Bellevue Road Closed

FRANKLIN CO., Wash-- Recent weather and heavy traffic caused a washout at the bridge between Selph Landing and Brewster Road. Passengers needing to get between Selph Landing and Alder Road are asked to follow the Glade Road detour.


WSP: More than 100 collisions reported Thursday in north-central Washington

EPHRATA - State troopers in north-central Washington responded to more than 100 collisions on Thursday as snow again blanketed the region. Trooper John Bryant says troopers responded to 47 collisions in Grant County, 42 in Kittitas County and 21 in the Wenatchee area on Thursday. Bryant added there


Royal boys only survivor of Saturday’s action

EPHRATA- Saturday wasn’t Columbia Basin basketball teams' day. There were eight teams that played in do-or-die state qualifying games, and seven of them didn’t make the cut. Moses Lake girls, Ephrata boys, Warden boys and girls, Royal girls and Moses Lake Christian Academy boys and girls all came ju


Big Bend vs. Wenatchee Valley could determine No. 1 seed

MOSES LAKE- Big Bend and Wenatchee Valley women basketball teams find themselves in another showdown with the top seed in the region on the line. The Big Bend Lady Vikings and the Wenatchee Valley Lady Knights come into this matchup as equals.


Ride-sharing use in Grant County on the rise

MOSES LAKE - The use of ride-sharing in Grant County has seen an increase recently, with residents using an alternative to taxis in Grant County. Uber expanded to the Grant County area in Spring of 2017, company data shows.


Tom Dent steers bill through House to ease review on some fish habitat projects

OLYMPIA — Local conservation districts would gain more control over their own fish habitat projects under a bill just passed by the state House of Representatives. Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, was the primary sponsor of HB 1187, which passed Thursday on a 96-0 vote. Dent and other proponents of the


High School Girls Basketball Roundup: Maldonado leads Sunnyside to district title

SUNNYSIDE — Only one team in the CBBN challenged Sunnyside all season, so it came as no surprise Moses Lake presented the final obstacle between the Grizzlies and a district title.


Kennewick teen’s unsolved murder among 1,200 youth deaths nationwide

Eight Tri-City murders in five years. Some were linked to gang warfare or illegal drugs. At least one by an obsessed lover. The reasons behind the others are less clear. Sometimes the youth were the perpetrators, and other times the victims.