CRIME & SAFETY
3 guns found in backpacks at 2 Tri-Cities high schools Tuesday. Students were arrested
“This is a good reminder for all school aged children: If they see or hear something that could be a threat, they should report it to trusted adults so it can be safely investigated and addressed, keeping everyone safe.”
Student arrested at Hanford High School for bringing weapon, drugs
RICHLAND, Wash. - According to the Richland Police Department, a student was arrested at Hanford High School in Richland for bringing a gun and drugs to school Tuesday morning. RPD says Hanford's School Resource Officer (SRO) was notified of a student with a gun on campus who was also suspected...
14-Year-Old Girl Who Disappeared With 35-Year-Old Man Found In Seattle
Police safely located the teenager days after she went missing over Thanksgiving weekend.
Ex-Richland parks head alleges harassment and more in blistering resignation letter
She claims she was being undermined, micromanaged and subjected to “persistent harassment.”
Missing West Richland teen found safe in King County, alleged abductor in custody
West Richland Wash. — The search for a missing West Richland teen is now over. She's been located. According to West Richland Police, 14-year-old Emma Liudahl was reported missing after having last been seen on Saturday in Pasco. Her disappearance resulted in an amber alert being issued. She was...
WSP responds to multiple weather-related crashes in Richland
RICHLAND, Wash.-Washington State Patrol Troopers are currently on the scene of three separate crashes near the I-82/I-182 Interchange in Richland. Freezing fog around the region is making roadways slick. In a social media post, the WSP is reminding drivers to slow down, turn on all their lights and pay attention to avoid crashes.
Driver and Passengers Injured in SUV-Trailer Roll-Over on I-82
Several people suffered minor injuries in a single vehicle roll-over on Saturday. It happened at about 3:30 pm when the driver of an SUV pulling a trailer lost control on I-82 south of Bateman Road near mile marker 117. Multiple agencies responded to the crash, including Benton County Fires District...
Pasco family seeks help after losing home in fire Saturday
PASCO, Wash. — Donations can be taken to 1505 S RD 40 E #46 PASCO WA 99301. The Pasco Fire Department responded to a fire at the Lakeview mobile home park in Pasco just before 4:30 a.m. Saturday. The house was declared a total loss. Lili Venegas, owner of...
Understanding the Amber Alert system: Insights from a Washington State trooper following West Richland teen's safe recovery
With a West Richland teen who went missing this weekend found in King County Monday, we're still waiting to learn more details, Tuesday, we talked to Washington State Troopers to learn a little more about how the Amber Alert system works. Trooper Chris Thorson, with the Washington State Patrol, tells...
Kennewick Man Arrested After Allegedly Hitting Officer During Police Chase
A Kennewick individual faces multiple charges after attempting to evade arrest, striking an officer with a vehicle in the process. The suspect was apprehended shortly after, with assistance from the Benton County Sheriff's Office. The officer's condition remains unknown.
Retrial begins for former Pasco police officer accused of murdering a woman in the 1980s
A former Pasco police officer is on trial again after accusations of murdering a woman in the 1980s. Richard Aguirre was tried in 2021 but the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict. The victim was Ruby Doss who was killed in Spokane County. His retrial is set to last through Dec. 18.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crashes, Theft, Lockdown, and Fire Impact Richland, Washington
This week in Richland, Washington, several incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. These incidents include a fatal rollover crash on SR240, a theft at a Goodwill store, a lockdown at Richland High School due to a student with a BB gun, another fatal crash on Highway 240, a microwave fire in a residential home, and a warning from the police about posting vacation plans on social media.
Richland police officer injured performing PIT maneuver
RICHLAND, Washington – A driver in his 40s suspected of DUI, his two minor passengers, and a Richland police officer were transported to the hospital Friday following a collision. They all received minor, non-life-threatening injuries. Officers from the Richland Police Department were dispatched to a suspected intoxicated driver near...
Murder Charges in Benton City Graduation Party Shooting, Opposition to Grizzly Bear Reintroduction, and Weather Updates on Apple Valley News Now
Catch the latest on Apple Valley News Now: A man charged with murder appears in court for a deadly shooting at a Benton City party, plans to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades face opposition, and a chilly weather forecast ahead.
Suspect DUI Driver Arrested by RPD After Crash With Police Car
A man with two juveniles in his vehicle was arrested Friday night on suspicion of DUI. Richland Police responded to a call of a suspected drunk driver near the boat launch on Columbia Park Trail/Columbia Center Boulevard. As Police attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, the driver tried to drive away.
Missing Person: Jared West
Update: West was found and is safe. Pasco Sheriff’s deputies are currently searching for Jared West, a missing/runaway 17-year-old. West is 5’4”, around 140 lbs., with black curly hair and brown eyes. West was last seen around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, in the Gentle Dell Ct. area of Wesley Chapel. West was last seen wearing a white tank top, black shorts, black Crocs and has a black Jansport backpack. If you have any information on West’s whereabouts, please call the Pasco Sheriff’s Non-Emergency Line at 727-847-8102, option 7, or report tips online at PascoSheriff.com/tips.
Local Alert: Pasco Sheriff's Office Seeks Public Assistance in Search for Missing Holiday Resident, Darnell Jordan
Pasco Sheriff's deputies are searching for a missing person, Darnell Jordan. This 30-year-old man is 6'3' and weighs about 190 lbs. He was last seen on November 23rd in the Holiday area, on Sparrow Dr.
Deadly car crash indefinitely closes SR 240 in Richland at milepost 34
RICHLAND, Wash.- UPDATE NOV. 21 8:01 p.m. According to a press release sent by Washington Sate Patrol,. According to WSP, the car was driving eastbound on SR 240 before leaving the roadway and rolling over. The car was occupied by an 18-year-old male driver a 17-year-old male passenger and a...
Man Sentenced for Shooting Pasco PD Officer, Plans to Appeal Conviction
• Devontea Wright has been sentenced to over seven years in prison for shooting a Pasco Police Officer in December 2022. • Officer Jeremy Jones was shot during a struggle between the two on the ground while attempting to arrest Wright on an outstanding warrant.
Grandmother accused of beating, burning five Washington kids while husband, uncle held them
When Kennewick police responded to a missing persons call about a 12-year-old, they found the child had fled after alleged abuse by his grandparents and an uncle. All three of the adults are now