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🚨WINTER WEATHER LIVE BLOG🚨Snow totals are in – Who has the most?

REGIONAL – Kittitas and Yakima Counties are in for their first significant snowfall of the 2022 winter season. We’ll see more rain in the Tri-Cities area into the lower parts of the valley, however, it is possible we’ll see a little snow as well. This will make for travel conditions to be messy, especially for the morning commute. PLAN AHEAD!...
KITTITAS COUNTY, WA
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Project PATH: Umatilla County hopes to boost homelessness response

UMATILLA, Ore. — Cities of Umatilla, Hermiston, Stanfield, Echo and the County of Umatilla are partnering on Project PATH. It’s been three years in the making. They broke ground Tuesday afternoon, celebrating the start of construction. “We’re a little bundled up today. We’re worried about the weather, but frankly, I think that’s appropriate because more than anything that should serve...
UMATILLA COUNTY, OR
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Two Eastern Oregon men indicted for unlawfully taking big game animals

PENDLETON, Oregon — Two Eastern Oregon men have been indicted for the unlawful taking of big game animals.   The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Troopers began investigating 28-year-old Walker Erickson of Pendleton and 23-year-old Hunter Wagner of Pilot Rock in 2020.   Troopers from the Pendleton Area Command received information about people unlawfully taking big game. They gathered...
PENDLETON, OR

‘We’re all about growth’: Yakima man’s new store a hub for positive energy

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Alignment Company is a new store in Downtown Yakima that’s all about spreading positive energy, self-improvement and inspiration to everyone, but especially the younger generation. The store, located at 12 S. 2nd St., celebrated its grand opening on Small Business Saturday, with a line of customers stretching all the way outside the shop, wanting to purchase...
YAKIMA, WA

Moses Lake Police arrest three people for entering school, making threats with CO2 pistol

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — Moses Lake Police say three people were arrested after they allegedly entered a high school and threatened someone with what appeared to be a gun.   Police say two juveniles and one 18-year old entered the Moses Lake High School around 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28th. None of these individuals attend the school. The juveniles were...
MOSES LAKE, WA

Astria Sunnyside Hospital to stop performing heart procedures due to staffing issues, rising costs

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — In a little more than two weeks, Astria Health will stop offering invasive and minimally invasive heart procedures and interventional cardiology services at its clinics and its Sunnyside hospital and clinics in Sunnyside. Hospital officials told KAPP-KVEW the change — which will take effect Dec. 16 — is due to staffing challenges and the rising costs of...
SUNNYSIDE, WA

Rising rent, decreased binge drinking are just a few of the topics covered by the Community Health Needs Assessment

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Benton Franklin Health District, in partnership with multiple community partners like local healthcare system Kadlec, published the Community Health Needs Assessment for 2022. Otherwise known as the CHNA, it gives readers a glance at a survey conducted throughout both counties from over 600 respondents, multiple interviews with partners and informational forums. BFHD also created the ‘At...

Bikes for Tikes partners with Tri-Tech Skills Center to build dozens of bikes

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Bikes for Tikes is a northwest nonprofit that started right in Tri-Cities. This is their 13th year providing children in need of transportation with a bicycle during the holiday season. This year is the first time Bikes for Tikes is partnering with Tri-Tech Skills Center. They are getting the student diesel mechanics some experience putting nearly one...
KENNEWICK, WA

Yakima Police Department fire at suspect, injuries unknown

YAKIMA, Wash. — An independent investigations team is looking into an incident involving Yakima Police officers shooting at a suspect.   According to the Yakima Police Department, officers were fueling their vehicles Sunday, Nov. 27, near 2nd Street and Pacific when a pickup truck drove by.   Officers say the suspect fired into a house and then pointed a gun...
YAKIMA, WA

Downtown Yakima stores have deals, raffles on Small Business Saturday

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Downtown Association of Yakima is celebrating dozens of local shops, restaurants, wineries and breweries with a fun-filled event on the upcoming Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate the small local shops in your community after stocking up on gifts at big box stores during Black Friday and before heading to the...
YAKIMA, WA

‘We blame the Grinch’: Yakima antique store keeps holiday spirit after dumpster fire damage

YAKIMA, Wash. — Flippers Antiques and Estate Sales has been broken into four times in recent years, but owner Ginnie Toney said they’ve never let it diminish their holiday spirit, even though they’re now dealing with the aftermath of a fire. “Every tragedy we have, we blame the Grinch and we just do a sign to commemorate him,” Toney said....
YAKIMA, WA

Free service at Yakima Jiffy Lubes may prevent catalytic converter thefts

YAKIMA, Wash. —Yakima Jiffy Lubes are now offering a free service to community members that police believe will both help discourage people from stealing catalytic converters and help them to catch suspects after a theft occurs. The service includes spraying high visibility paint on the catalytic converter to let anyone attempting to steal it that it’s not a good idea,...
YAKIMA, WA

Murder suspect arrested by KPD just days after fatal shooting of Kennewick man

KENNEWICK, Wash. – A murder suspect has been arrested in connection to the killing of a Kennewick man on November 19. Antonio Aguilar-Hartmann, 24, was arrested Wednesday in Lincoln County. The Kennewick Police Department said it worked with the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office to obtain a nationwide extraditable arrest warrant for Aguilar-Hartman due to it being a first degree murder...
KENNEWICK, WA