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Local winery debuts Easter brunch for first time

RICHLAND, WA- Tri-Cities residents had the chance to try brunch for the first time at Barnard Griffin. The winery has never served brunch in the past but they decided to give it a test run on Easter Sunday.


Kennewick police: 24-year-old arrested on suspicion of DUI had kids in car

KENNWICK, Wash. - Police in Kennewick arrested a 24-year-old woman on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit-and-run on Saturday. Officials said officers responded to a two-vehicle collision near North Irving Place and West Clearwater Avenue.


Special election ballots due Tuesday for West Richland PD's new facility bond

WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - Ballots for a special election in West Richland is due on April 23. On the ballot is a bond for a new police facility. The current building was built back in 1976 and is about 3,000 square feet. Because of the city's growth and hiring of more staff, the current building cannot


Drunk driver with two kids on board rams another motorist in hit-and-run crash, cops say

Authorities in Washington say a woman was arrested on suspicion of causing a hit-and-run collision while driving drunk with two small children in the vehicle. According to KIRO, Kennewick police officers arrived on the scene of the crash near the intersection of North Irving Place and West Clearwate


Two injured in ATV accident Saturday night

PASCO, WA- A 45 year old man and a 12 year old girl were transported to the hospital Saturday night after being involved in a collision on Taylor Flats and Ringold Road. The two were on an ATV motor vehicle when the accident happened. Both riders of the ATV were not wearing helmets at the time. Life


Fire in Pasco apartment complex

PASCO, WA- Fire crews responded to the Carjo apartments off of W. Sylvester St. in Pasco for a reported fire around noon Sunday. According to Pasco FD a resident saw smoke above his apartment, he tried to put it out and failed.


Man’s 8th DUI arrest is among Washington’s most extreme cases of chronic drunken driving

Henry Griffin says he still bears scars from the time he leapt, terrified, from a Ferrari driven by a drunk man fleeing police at 100 mph. So he wasn’t surprised to learn last month that the driver of that speeding sports car had been arrested again on suspicion of impaired driving. It was Joseph Sh


Luciano Cortes: High-Violent Offender fresh out of prison is already in the wind

High-Violent Offender, Luciano Cortes, led police on a 30-mile high-speed chase through Benton and Yakima County— while strung out on meth. The recklessness he showed last year got him busted for drug possession and eluding. It took the help of five law enforcement agencies — and a spike strip to st


Man, 12-year-old girl injured after ATV crashes into car in north Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - Two people, including a 12-year-old girl, were seriously injured Saturday night after crashing their ATV into another car. Around 7:30 p.m., the sheriff's office responded to the crash near Taylor Flats and Ringold roads in north Franklin County. Deputies say the 45-year-old


Walk 12 hours in our shoes, angry nurses say after Eastern Washington legislator’s ‘playing cards’ remark

Half-a-million people had signed two petitions on change.org demanding that Washington state Sen. Maureen Walsh spend a 12-hour shift shadowing a nurse. The petitions were in response to the College Place Republican’s comment during a Senate debate last week that nurses in the state’s small, rural h


Potato farmers struggling after long winter delays planting

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - Potato farmers are getting a late start on their crops because of the long winter and record snowfall in east Oregon and Washington. Farmers typically plant their potatoes at the end of February. This year, however, the ground was either frozen or flooded much later than usu


It’s college-level math, but it’s taught differently — and it’s helping more Washington students graduate

For community-college students, math can be a dream-killer. They may be required to repeat classes they don’t need. Or they may need a different approach to the subject. Statewide, about 40% of all first-time students who enrolled in a community-college math class last year were deemed not ready for


Police: Toddler eats marijuana infused cookie; taken to hospital

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Police say a three-year-old girl was treated at a local hospital after they say she got high from eating a marijuana infused cookie. Child Protective Services is now handling the case after police completed their report.


High School Baseball Roundup: Selah outduels EV for CWAC sweep

YAKIMA, Wash. - Dylan Bishop’s shutout and Nick Garretson’s stellar long relief carried Selah to a 4-0, 4-2 sweep over East Valley in CWAC baseball at Loftus Field on Saturday.


Funds soar for Blue Mountain Wildlife at fundraiser

RICHLAND,WA- Blue Mountain Wildlife is an organization that helps preserve wildlife and habitats that they live in. On Saturday the organization celebrated a fundraising goal by holding an event at Wild Birds Unlimited. The fundraising goal was to reach $25 thousand that would be matched by a donor.