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Crews conduct swift-water rescues on Yakima, Columbia rivers

Jun. 23, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Crews were busy Wednesday with two separate swift-water river rescue operations. Emergency crews pulled a man from the Yakima River after he fell from his raft near a diversion dam west of the Horn Rapids area in Richland, the Tri-City Herald reported. ...

Ferguson: Supreme Court decision won't hurt Hanford workers

Jun. 21, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — While the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a 2018 state law that protected workers at a former nuclear weapons production site, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said an updated law passed earlier this year remains in place. That means...

Man charged in Fred Meyer shooting to continue treatment

Jun. 16, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The gunman accused of shooting two men inside the Richland Fred Meyer store needs mental health treatment before he can be tried for murder and attempted murder. Court proceedings against Aaron Christopher Kelly, 40, have been on hold since Feb. 23 when a...

Man who faked drug trials ordered not to practice medicine

Jun. 08, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Department of Health has ordered the owner of a former medical research company not to practice medicine in the state. Sami Anwar, 43, is now serving a 28-year sentence in federal prison after faking medical drug trials, The Tri-City...

Kennewick man's body found in Walla Walla River

Jun. 07, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — The body of a Kennewick man was discovered in the Walla Walla River by fisherman Sunday afternoon, two weeks after he disappeared. The body of Eswin Danilo Reyes Gonzalez, 36, was found by fishermen about 1 p.m. Sunday, said Walla Walla County officials....

Man gets nearly 5 years in 2019 DUI crash that killed 4

Jun. 05, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Wapato man to nearly five years in prison for a 2019 driving under the influence crash that killed four citizens of the Yakama Nation. Leland James Finley, 28, had pleaded guilty to four counts of involuntary manslaughter and one...

Inslee: Feds need to increase nuclear waste cleanup funds

Jun. 02, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has recently criticized the slow pace of cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, toured the former nuclear weapons production site on Thursday and said more federal money is needed to finish the job. Hanford created more...

How Biden, cops and advocates forged deal on police and race

May. 30, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Pasco, the executive director for the Fraternal Order of Police, was watching football on a Sunday afternoon when he got a call from Susan Rice, the top domestic policy adviser at the White House. Negotiations over an executive order to address racism and...

Missing woman's body found in southeast Washington

May. 18, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed that a body found in southeastern Washington belongs to a Washington mother of three who had been reported missing. Yanira Cedillos was celebrating her 30th birthday before she disappeared in early March. Since then Moses Lake police...

Judge tosses COVID-19 vaccine objections of Hanford workers

May. 13, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by several hundred Hanford nuclear reservation and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory workers in Richland, Washington, over COVID-19 vaccine requirements. The lawsuit was filed in November to halt...