Latest Tri-Cities News

Anti-psychotic drugs ordered for man charged with murder

Aug. 17, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting a man inside Richland’s Fred Meyer store was ordered to take mental health medications. Superior Court Judge Joe Burrowes ruled Tuesday that Eastern State Hospital can require Aaron Kelly, 40, to take the anti-psychotic...

Washington voters weigh in on dozens of state primary races

Aug. 03, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters on Tuesday were deciding the top two candidates in races for the U.S. Senate, Congress and the secretary of state's office. A key match is the 8th Congressional District race, where incumbent Democratic Rep. Kim Schrier easily advanced with...

Sheriff's Office deputy fired after jailed person found dead

Jul. 22, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in southeast Washington has fired a probationary corrections deputy after a person in custody was found unresponsive and died in a jail observation holding cell. Deputies said Faviola Valenzuela was arrested by Pasco police...

Sons of All-Stars Holliday, Jones go 1-2 in MLB draft

Jul. 18, 2022 00:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Holliday heard from agent Scott Boras that his son was about to be picked first in baseball's amateur draft, and the 2007 batting champion didn't let on. “That was kind of cool," Jackson Holliday said later. “He’s like, 'All right, you’re just going...

Jessica Campbell hired as 1st female assistant coach in AHL

Jul. 05, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — The Coachella Valley Firebirds have hired the American Hockey League’s first female assistant coach. Jessica Campbell is ready for the opportunity. “I’ve been spending a little bit more of my time on the development side the past...

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....