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Fire engulf semi's cab near Prosser, drivers escape

A pair of drivers managed to escape from a dramatic semi fire early Friday morning. The fire started about 2 a.m. in the tractor portion of a tractor trailer while the truck was near Highway 221 outside of Prosser. The two drivers escaped before the blaze engulfed the cab, West Benton Fire and Resc

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-01-19 17:39:00

One dead after hitting two semis in Highway 24 crash

A Beverly man was passing traffic on Highway 24 when he slammed into a semi and died Wednesday. Robert A Weedmark, 67, was heading west on the highway near the Vernita Bridge in a Saturn when he tried to go around another vehicle at about 5:30 p.m., the Washington State Patrol said. He crashed into

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-01-18 16:49:00

Kennewick teen charged with rape at mom's daycare

A Kennewick teen is accused of raping a young girl at his mother's in-home daycare. Logan T. Santjer, 16, allegedly took the girl into a playroom on Dec. 29, told her to close her eyes and then sexually assaulted her. The girl told her parents that evening. But by the time police got a search warran

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-01-19 03:18:00

Trial begins for man charged with stabbing acquaintance

A trial for a man accused of stabbing an acquaintance in Ellensburg began in Superior Court on Wednesday. Scott Newsom, 21, of Snohomish faces charges of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and third-degree malicious mischief. On May 2, 2016 Kittitas County Sheriff's deputies responded to a

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2018-01-19 21:00:00

Explosives to blast the Rattlesnake Ridge slide? Here's why that's not a good idea

Why not use explosives to blast the massive slide on Rattlesnake Ridge near Yakima, shattering the slope before it collapses in the coming weeks? Because a controlled blast, a common way for transportation crews to clear away rocks around highway projects, would actually make the hillside more unsta

YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC - 2018-01-18 14:00:00

1 of 3 suspects in Jill Sundberg murder pleads guilty

EPHRATA One of three suspects in the 2017 murder of 31-year-old Jill Sundberg entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder this week. Ambrosio Mendez Villanueva, 26, plead guilty in Grant County Superior Court to the amended charged of second-degree murder. Mendez Villanueva was initially charged w

COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD - 2018-01-19 13:00:00

Newly-approved construction budget to benefit WA state

WASHINGTON - State lawmakers late Thursday approved the $4.2 billion construction budget. Governor Inslee said in a statement today that this is good news for people in Washington. This allows the state to restart hundreds of stalled projects at schools, mental health facilities, and build more aff

NBCRIGHTNOW.COM - 2018-01-20 04:29:00

Local authorities enforcing 'Move Over' law

YAKIMA, Wash.- Authorities are cracking down on the 'Move Over' law to help with safety for officers and drivers on the road. When drivers see emergency lights they are required to pull over to another lane and stop. Yakima Police say they still see many locals not following this law. "Even if you'r

KIMA TV - 2018-01-19 18:11:53

The Pizza Cutters opens in Lyncourt

Lyncourt, N.Y. - The Pizza Cutters serves Syracuse-style pizza. To co-owner Sal Mere, that means a slightly thicker crust that, more often than not, is cut into strips rather than wedges. "But we'll cut it any way you want," he said this morning, during the store's first day. Sal Mere, of The Pizza

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-01-19 17:19:09

Miner's former chief of staff lands newly created job at Syracuse airport authority

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority created a new job late last year and gave it to the chief of staff to former mayor Stephanie Miner. The airport authority hired Bill Ryan in December as director of business development. It's a newly created position that pays $90,000. Ryan,

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-01-19 20:22:00

Police dog catches parolee smuggling drugs in rectum at Jamesville Correctional Facility

Darren Lynch, 25, of Syracuse, was caught trying to smuggle 12 heroin packets in his rectum into Jamesville Correctional Facility, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office. Lynch was being booked after breaking the conditions of his parole. JAMESVILLE, N.Y. -- A parolee being booked at the

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-01-20 04:28:08

House check: Keep your home safe from winter hazards

The "bomb cyclone" that brought bitterly cold temperatures to our area in early January has long passed, but weeks of winter remain, leaving homes open to frozen pipes, fires from heating sources and other hazards. Winter can be a busy time for firefighters as people turn to space heaters, fireplace

PRESSCONNECTS - 2018-01-19 23:15:08

Bicyclist seriously injured after crash with Ithaca DPW dump truck, police say

ITHACA, N.Y. -- A bicyclist was seriously injured earlier this month after crashing with a city of Ithaca six-wheel dump truck, according to the Ithaca Police Department. Ithaca police officers were called to the crash at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 11 at the intersection of Madison Street and Third Street. The

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-01-18 19:20:30

Vacant Macy's store at Great Northern Mall auctioned

Clay, N.Y. -- The former Macy's store at the Great Northern Mall has been auctioned off. The 88,146-square-foot store was sold at an online auction recently, a source familiar with the transaction said. The buyer's name has not yet been made public, but the source said it is not Mike Kohan, the real

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-01-18 19:43:13

Letter to the Editor: Presidential Search Committee Stands by decision

The campus members of the Presidential Search Committee wish to respond to any concerns about candor, transparency, and process that may have emerged in the wake of the recent article in The Ithacan and other news sources regarding allegations that were made against President Shirley M. Collado roug

THEITHACAN.ORG - 2018-01-19 16:45:05

Man convicted of assault for Stewart Ave. bridge stabbing sentenced

ITHACA, N.Y. - A young Ithaca man who stabbed someone on the Stewart Avenue bridge in Collegetown more than a year ago was sentenced to jail time Wednesday afternoon. Khaliq Gale, 22, was sentenced to six months in jail and five years of post-release supervision after being convicted of second-degre

ITHACAVOICE.COM - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

Man accused of killing Lumberton police officer won't face death penalty

Marques Brown charged with the killing of a Lumberton police officer. (Photo: VineLink) Robeson County, N.C. (WPDE) - Robeson County Senior Superior Court Judge Robert F. Floyd, Jr. ruled this week during a mental competency hearing that Marques Brown, who is charged with first degree murder in the

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-01-19 19:20:47

Krispy Kreme: 50% off Original Glazed dozens TODAY

Heads up Krispy Kreme Fans! Get a dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts for 50% off TODAY ONLY ( January 19) in participating Triangle area stores located in Durham, Fayetteville, Fuquay Varina, Knightdale, Raleigh, and Wake Forest, NC. There is a limit of 2 per person. The offer is not valid with any ot

WRAL - 2018-01-19 13:25:00

School leaders in Cumberland County defend decision to close schools Friday

Fayetteville, N.C. - School leaders in Cumberland County hoped to have students back in classes on the final day of the work week and operate on a two-hour delay, but that changed when the district canceled classes early Friday morning. Officials made the announcement just before 6:30 a.m., marking

WRAL - 2018-01-19 23:27:54

One arrested, one sought in Bolivia break-in, assault

One man has been arrested and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is searching for another man suspected of a recent break-in and assault. According to a sheriff's office Facebook post, Juan Luis Gonzales-Esparza, 24, of Old Ocean Highway, Bolivia, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree

WECT - 2018-01-19 20:22:02