Richland, WA

Truck Rolls Over, Snarls Traffic on I-82 Near Benton City

(Benton City, WA) -- Washington State Patrol says the driver of a truck who fell asleep at the wheel, rolled the big rig and snarled traffic for a time Wednesday. This happened off I-82 on the eastbound side of the freeway, two miles east of Benton City. Washington State Patrol says the driver admitted to troopers he was drowsy and could not stay awake. Only minor injuries, but the right lane of the 82 Freeway was blocked while crews cleaned up the wreck. That caused heavy traffic delays through the area.
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Suspects in Multiple Robberies Nailed by Richland, Kennewick Cops

Perhaps suspects don't realize law enforcement agencies work together. Three suspects were nabbed by Police in Kennewick, Richland. Police have not specified which incidents they're wanted for, but they used the word "multiple." Richland and Kennewick officers have apprehended a trio of persons wanted in connection with a series of...

Celebrating Diversity Winner for August

KENNEWICK, Wash. - This months winner for Celebrating Diversity is the owner of Palencia Winery, Victor Palencia. "It's extremely motivating to win this award. A big part of the reason I brought Monarcha Winery to the Tri-Cities was because its immense diversity," says Palencia. Palencia was born in Michoacan, Mexico,...

Annoying Habit Needs to be Enforced Better on NW Beaches

I grew up going to the beaches in the great northwest. My Grandparents were from the Oregon coast so my family went there very often while I was growing up. I was mainly raised in eastern Washington around Spokane where we usually went to Priest lake, Coeur d'alene lake, Lake Roosevelt, or any of the rivers in the surrounding area. There has always been one thing that has got my goat, but that "thing" seems to have gotten worse over the years.

City of Prosser replacing the Playground of Dreams; more changes coming to the park

PROSSER, Wash. - The city of Prosser is replacing the Playground of Dreams at the city park with a newer playground. The city says the wooden playground is falling apart and the repairs are becoming too costly and difficult to complete. The Community Development Director says there is concern from parents about safety at the playground.

Tri-Cities law enforcement arrests three robbery suspects

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Three people have been arrested for robbery following collaboration between the Kennewick and Richland police departments. KPD detectives were investigating several robberies connected to the three people, two men and a woman. All three were wanted by police. KPD arrested one suspect, a 22-year-old male, on...

Quarantine Likely Due To Japanese Beetle Infestation In Eastern WA, Says WSDA Official

Lauren Paterson reports on what the uptick in beetles means for growers and gardeners. (Runtime :53) The small and shiny invasive Japanese Beetles were first spotted in Washington in the 1980s. Adult beetles devour fruits, flowers, and plants, leaving ghost leaves behind, says Amber Betts, who works for the Washington State Department of Agriculture.