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Air Quality 'Hazardous'; worst we've ever seen

Officials say everyone should stay indoors, avoid strenuous activity, close all windows and doors, switch A/C units to recirculate air and use a HEPA air filter if possible.

KEPR - 2018-08-19 17:04:26

19 fail kitchen inspections for Aug. 4-10

The food safety team inspects more than 1,000 retail food establishments, scrutinizing them on a 418-point scale for compliance with regulations meant to prevent the spread of food-borne illnesses.

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-08-19 16:46:00

Air quality very unhealthy in Tri-Cities area

A Red Flag Warning is also in effect for Monday, meaning dry, windy weather could lead to fire spread.

KEPR - 2018-08-20 11:02:40

Workers sent home, athletes kept inside. Here’s the latest on Tri-Cities air

The Tri-Cities continued to stew in smoky air Monday, with only slight improvement in the air quality.On Sunday the air quality wasrated as “hazardous,”the worst in recent memory. Monday, the rating had been upgraded a category to “very unhealthy.”Everyone wasadvised to stay insidewith doors and win

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-08-20 12:50:00

Thick smoke returns to Tri-Cities

That means pregnant woman, small children, elderly, and people with other health complications should limit their time outdoors.

KEPR - 2018-08-19 07:30:53

One injured in weekend accident on Highway 12

BURBANK, Washington — A Pasco man was injured in an accident over the weekend on Highway 12 near Wallula Junction, about 10 miles south of Burbank.

MYCOLUMBIABASIN.COM - 2018-08-20 07:54:34

Richland man arrested for DUI hit-and-run accident

Isaac Miller,25, of Richland allegedly hit a light pole at Fruitland Street and Columbia Drive at about 1:30 a.m.

YAKTRINEWS.COM - 2018-08-18 22:48:29

2 kids hurt in crash in Pasco

By Cameron Probertcprobert@tricityherald.comTwo kids were hurt in a crash in Pasco.The details of the crash are not known at the moment, but ambulances were sent to help two children reported hurt in a traffic crash in the area of 18th Avenue and Lewis Street.Please avoid the area.Check back for upd


Police say her death was caused by a drunk driver. Here’s how law enforcement will honor Kennewick mother

It’s par for the course for law enforcement agencies to step up DUI patrols in the weeks leading up to summer holidays such as Labor Day.For Mid-Columbia agencies, this year’s increase has special meaning, with two weeks of DUI emphasis patrols being dedicated to Tyresa Monaghan, the Kennewick mothe


Sidewalk campers were hurting these Kennewick businesses. A city crackdown is helping

The streets near Vista Way and Highway 395 are mostly free of the sidewalk campers and piles of household goods covered by tarps.It’s a sharp contrast from a month ago. Bruneau Place was a chaotic scene as people camped on sidewalks to be close to a ministry that serves free meals and a place to bat


Witnesses said he attacked a woman in his car. Kennewick police caught up with him at home

Kennewick police arrested a man after he allegedly attacked a woman multiple times in public.Three people called 911 after spotting Travis Gabbert, 37, of Kennewick, hitting a woman while they rode in a black car on Highway 395 and in the residential neighborhoods near 10th Avenue, said Sgt. Chris L


30 cracked ribs. Broken arms, legs and jaw. This Kennewick man is going to miss his job

For 33 years, Rowdy Barry has stepped between bull riders and bulls, never giving it a second thought. Just doing his job so they can continue to do theirs.


Owner of Pasco pet spa arrested on animal cruelty allegations

PASCO, Wash. - The owner of a local animal salon has been arrested, police tell Action News.


Williams-Sutton's single leads Tri-City to 2-1 win over Everett

In the top of the first, Everett grabbed the lead on a single by Connor Kopach that scored Josh Stowers. Tri-City answered in the third inning when Grant Little hit an RBI single, driving in Xavier Edwards.

SHORELINEMEDIA.NET - 2018-08-19 05:10:24

Kennewick police investigating train vs. SUV collision

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Police are investigating a collision between a train and a Chevy SUV Thursday afternoon.The crash happened around 1 p.m. near Canal Drive and Fruitland Street. No one was injured, according to the Kennewick Police Department.The train is blocking Fruitland Street. Drivers are aske


Police ID woman accused of voyeurism at Kennewick WinCo

The woman, whose name is not being released, reportedly put her cell phone over the stall where a woman was using the toilet at the store on Clearwater Avenue. The alleged victim said she believed the woman was recording her.


Benton Franklin Fair's annual demolition derby this Saturday

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Get ready for engine roaring, car smashing fun!The annual Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo Demo Derby is happening this Saturday Aug. 18."This could be the most popular event of the whole week. Watch these crazy racers compete for speed and smash up each other's cars for the grand fin


Sinkhole discovered at Hanford Tank Farm

Sinkhole DiscoveredRICHLAND, Wash. -- A sinkhole with an opening approximately 2 feet in diameter was discovered Thursday morning inside the SX Tank Farm at Hanford.It was observed while soil compaction work was underway near Tank SX-108.We're told the depth of the cavity has not been determined.Was


Child, 2 adults injured in rollover crash on I-182

Filberto Solis, 40, of Pasco was driving eastbound on Interstate 182 at about 10:30 a.m. when he went off the right side of the road at Queensgate Drive. No other vehicles were involved.


Hunt's double leads Tri-City to 6-4 win over Everett

PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- Blake Hunt hit a run-scoring double in the eighth inning, leading the Tri-City Dust Devils to a 6-4 win over the Everett AquaSox on Friday.