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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Former Spokane chef admits to enticing teens for sexual images; likely to receive 20 year sentence

A former Spokane chef is likely to spend the next two decades in prison after admitting last week that he enticed underage girls from Houston to Las Vegas into sending …


Here’s how an ancient creature will improve climate science education in the Tri-Cities

A long-extinct creature that once roamed Eastern Washington will help enhance climate science education in the region.


Last week they were rescued from trash. Now, they are the most in-demand dogs in the Tri-Cities

It was just a week ago that 45 dogs – most of them puppies – were found living among trash and dead rats in a Hermiston-area duplex after the tenant …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

He’s accused of sexually assaulting an animal in Columbia Park. It’s one of 2 meth-related holiday busts.

Three people were arrested by Kennewick police on Labor Day for having methamphetamine, including a man allegedly caught in a compromising position with an injured beaver.


Idaho man who brought Skittles, condoms for Tri-Cities teen sentenced

An Idaho man was sentenced to 11 years and three months in federal prison after he drove to the Tri-Cities with a gift of Skittles to have sex with a …


Four Tri-City area flu deaths in three weeks. What you can do to protect yourself now

Four Mid-Columbia women have died from the flu in the last three weeks. The women – from Benton, Franklin and Yakima counties – ranged in age from 40 to 79, …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Survey says Tri-Cities a big fan of nuclear energy

The Tri-Cities really, really likes its nuclear energy.


Agencies in overdrive to find food for the hungry in Tri-Cities

Take a look around and count nine people. One of them, statistically, doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from, according to the food bank organization Feeding America.


Adam Shackleford joins Nebraska Danger’s coaching staff

Former Spokane Empire coach Adam Shackleford is back in the Indoor Football League game as offensive coordinator and assistant head coach with the Nebraska Danger.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:39 a.m.

He brought Skittles and condoms. The ‘teen girl’ brought a badge.

An Idaho man has been indicted for allegedly traveling to the Tri-Cities to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Child safe, woman in custody after infant abducted in Spokane

A 6-month-old baby was apparently separated from her mother and kidnapped Thursday, according to Spokane police. Police successfully located the child and the suspect Friday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 12:19 p.m.

Where should Hanford be regulated from — Seattle or Tri-Cities?

The Environmental Protection Agency is advertising for a new Hanford nuclear reservation program manager, but the person may not live or work in the Tri-Cities.


Tri-Cities defense attorney resigns amid misconduct claims

A Washington state criminal defense attorney has given up his law license after being accused of misconduct.


742 gallons of oil dripped into Snake River near Kahlotus, Corps estimates

An estimated 742 gallons of oil have leaked into the Snake River at Lower Monumental Dam near Kahlotus, the Army Corps said Tuesday.


Teacher in sexting case to be tried in Walla Walla

A Tri-City teacher, who reportedly has submitted his resignation, pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon to three criminal charges related to accusations he was sexting with a Walla Walla County teenager …


Rare plant, found only near Tri-Cities, damaged in wildfire

The Silver Dollar Fire took out no structures as it burned across more than 30,000 acres in Benton and Yakima. But it wreaked havoc on one of the botanical treasures …


Child sex sting in Tri-Cities nets 26 arrests over five days

Twenty-six men were arrested over the past five days for allegedly showing up at a Richland apartment intending to have sex with young girls and boys. The suspects nabbed in …


Richland near the head of the class for teachers, says website

Richland is one of the best cities for teachers to move to based on their salary and what it costs to live there, according to a consumer financial website.


Tri-Cities residents open doors to WSU medical students

Tri-City residents opened their doors to the first round of WSU medical students in response to a Herald story about the need for more help.


Outpouring of cash and love go to dog rescued by Tri-Cities group

Tri-Cities area residents opened their hearts and wallets to help a dog left for dead on the side of an Idaho road.


UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 8:49 a.m.

Stalks rising: Trade deals almost spoiled Washington’s asparagus industry. But, slowly, farmers made a comeback.

Trade deals just about spoiled Washington’s asparagus industry. Farmers quit the crop. Canneries closed. And then, slowly, farmers leveraged technology, grit and food trends to build a second chance.


Keith Moo-Young leaving WSU Tri-Cities’ top job

WSU Tri-Cities’ Chancellor Keith Moo-Young is stepping down.


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 11:28 a.m.

Report: Hanford vit plant failed to cancel unneeded purchases

Hanford officials failed to cancel some purchase orders after technical issues halted construction on part of the Hanford vitrification plant, according to the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General.


Tri-City levees, Snake dams get better safety ratings

The levees along the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities and two nearby Snake River dams have been reclassified to indicate a lower risk to the public. The levee system, Ice …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Prosser teacher placed on leave following inflammatory Facebook post about immigration

A Facebook post attributed to a Prosser teacher voiced support for boycotting Thursday’s A Day Without Immigrants protests and provided information on how to contact the U.S. Immigration and Customs …


WSU Tri-Cities spring enrollment higher than last year

More students are spending the spring semester at WSU Tri-Cities than last year. The university reported that the Richland campus enrollment grew from 1,510 students last spring semester to 1,825 …


Congressional delegation urges Trump to fund Hanford work

The entire congressional delegation from Washington is asking President-elect Donald Trump to make environmental cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation a priority. Hanford for years made plutonium for nuclear weapons, …


Tri-Cities Airport unveils new security checkpoint for holiday travelers

Holiday travelers will have a little more breathing room when they pass through security at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco.


Work restarts to empty Hanford tank with inside leak

Work resumed despite recent frigid temperatures to empty an underground tank at Hanford with radioactive waste leaking between its double shells.


Christmas gift leads to finding adopted daughter’s Richland twin

A Wisconsin mother’s search for a Christmas gift for her adopted daughter has taken an unexpected Northwest twist.