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In-home DNA testing is popular. This Tri-Cities health provider explains more
Some Tri-Citians may find at-home DNA test kits under the Christmas tree this year, as more and more people are using them to learn about their ancestry. Some kits even can reveal potential medical issues, such as inherited mutations in the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes that mean an increased risk of brea
He oversaw Mexican drug distribution. This Kennewick man will be deported — in 30 years
A Kennewick man who ran operations in the United States for a transnational drug trafficking organization is going to federal prison for 25 years. Jese David Carillo Casillas, 33, oversaw the distribution of cocaine, fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine that came up from Mexico.
Man pleads not guilty to strangling woman to death in West Richland
WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - A man accused of strangling a woman to death at a West Richland apartment pleaded not guilty Thursday in Benton County Superior Court. William Lee, 24, has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Pasco resident Alisa Brewer, 53, who was apparently brutalized be
Fire engines roll down in style on West Richland streets for Operation Candy Cane
WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - For 17 years, firefighters with Benton County Fire District #4 have been collecting food for families in need. They do things a little differently though.
Richland ‘pit’ makeover stalls, again
The long-delayed redevelopment of Richland’s 650 George Washington Way has been delayed again, this time by a previously-unnoticed easement on the east side of the city-owned property.
This park near Richland could be soon be a dog’s watery paradise
A weed-filled ditch at Horn Rapids Park could become a top-flight training spot for hunting dogs if a local nonprofit has its way. Sand & Sage Hunting Retriever Club has asked Benton County to consider filling a stretch of a mostly dry creek to provide a spot where they can train dogs to compete on
Mirror Ministries: Tri-Cities organization sheds light on a 'hidden crime'
RICHLAND, Wash. - In the United States, an estimated 293,000 children are in danger of being sexually trafficked. Over 200 victims of sex trafficking are estimated to be in the Tri-Cities alone.
He’s charged with aiming a gun at a Richland man. Now he wants to die in jail
Corrections officers and medical staff at the Benton County jail have been ordered to immediately intervene in the care of an inmate who is refusing to eat or drink. Neal C. Lassila, 50, has been locked up since Nov. 29 for allegedly pointing a loaded gun at the head of his sister’s boyfriend.
New feature being installed at Richland's nature-themed playground
RICHLAND, Wash. — Richland's nature-themed playground is gaining a new feature thanks to the Community Development Block Grant Program through HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development).
This Tri-City native is going for pro. He’s already been an All-American success
Southridge High School graduate Brenden Kelly was busy trying to catch his next flight Tuesday when he got a text from one his Eastern Oregon University football teammates. Kelly had just been named an American Football Coaches Association NAIA First-Team All-American at wide receiver.
High violent offender on the run; Ties to Kennewick and Benton City
High Violent Offender, Gabriel Artz, recently got out of prison for attacking his neighbor with a baseball bat — and is already in the wind – wanted for Escape by the Department of Corrections in Benton County.
Kennewick police arrest porch pirate suspect
KENNEWICK, Wash. - Police say a woman caught on camera stealing a Kennewick woman's Christmas gifts from her porch has been arrested. Officers with the Kennewick Police Department (KPD) said someone provided information through Crime Stoppers Friday morning regarding 25-year-old Rachel Schlosser.
Breaking Benjamin to rock Kennewick in April
The rock band Breaking Benjamin will perform April 10 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Tickets for the show go on sale Dec. 14 through Ticketmaster and the Toyota Center box office. They start at $39.50, plus fees.
West Richland man charged with the strangling death of his former co-worker
A West Richland man pleaded innocent Thursday to allegations he killed a former co-worker. Three of Alisa J. Brewer’s loved ones stood in the front row of the courtroom to face her accused killer, William C. Lee, when he briefly appeared before a judge.
Construction to improve downtown Richland road begins Monday
RICHLAND, Wash. - A downtown Richland road will be getting some new features in an effort to transform the area for visitors. The city has confirmed with contractor, Culbert Construction, construction will begin at Swift Boulevard Monday, Dec. 17. City leaders said this phase of the work, which invo
This Richland native just became a world champion swimmer
Lisa Bratton, the Richland High graduate who competed at Texas A&M and for USA Swimming before turning pro, became a world champion Thursday night when she won the women’s 200-meter backstroke title at the 2018 FINA Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou, China.
New speed radars in Benton County
The Benton County Public Works Department is placing speeding radars in both Kennewick and Richland. The radars are being placed in residential areas in which they have received the most complaints about speeding. Unlike most speed radars, these are not permanent. They have the ability to be transpo
Vit Plant raises more than $21,000 for Toys for Tots
RICHLAND, WA – Hanford Vit Plant workers, together with Bechtel and AECOM, donated toys and more than $21,000 today to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign. The Vit Plant, formally known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, has participated in the campaign for more than
Man running drug trafficking organization from Kennewick gets 25 years
SPOKANE, WA - 33-year-old Jese Carillo Casillas of Kennewick was sentenced to 25 years in prison with 5 years of court supervision for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as conspiracy to launder money. After completing his sentence, Casillas will be depor
Bootleg Sunshine to perform in Richland
The Seattle band Bootleg Sunshine will perform Dec. 29 at Emerald of Siam in Richland. Music starts at 9 p.m. There’s no cover. The band – made up of Harold Belskus on guitar, banjo and vocals, Ian Sides on bass and Devin Bews on drums – regularly performs at bluegrass and American roots festivals,