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Pendleton man injured in crash

Pendleton man injured in crash

YAKIMA COUNTY, Washington – Lincoln Barr, 36, of Pendleton was injured in a three-vehicle crash two miles east of Selah on Interstate 82 westbound this afternoon at around 4:34. Washington State Patrol troopers did not release the nature of his injuries, only reporting that he had been transported to Astria Hospital. WSP reports that a…Continue Reading

Proximo is ready to Let ‘er Buck

Proximo is ready to Let ‘er Buck

PENDLETON, Oregon — Officials from Proximo, the new owners of the Pendleton Whisky Brand, are getting ready to Let ‘er Buck. They’ll be on hand for the rodeo this September, and Round-Up Publicity Director Randy Thomas says they are expecting no major changes or problems from the new owners. “They’re gonna send their leadership team…Continue Reading

State fire assistance on the way for wildfire in Kennewick

State fire assistance on the way for wildfire in Kennewick

KENNEWICK, Washington — State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Easterday Fire, located approximately 16 miles south of Kennewick in Benton County. The Easterday Fire is burning in grass and brush. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized…Continue Reading

Reported bomb threat prompts Walmart evacuation

Reported bomb threat prompts Walmart evacuation

HERMISTON, Oregon — Police responded to a report of a bomb threat at the Walmart Supercenter in Hermiston this afternoon around 2:27 p.m. this afternoon. The incident prompted an evacuation. Police Chief Jason Edmiston says it was Walmart management’s decision to evacuate the building and Hermiston police assisted. Nothing suspicious was located and management made…Continue Reading

PPD arrests man alleged to have sparked manhunt

PPD arrests man alleged to have sparked manhunt

PENDLETON, Oregon – Detectives and officers arrested the man alleged to have sparked a lockdown of the Blue Mountain Community College campus after reports of a live round being fired from a handgun near the Rudy Rada Skatepark were received by police Thursday. Clement Hassa, 24, was taken into custody shortly before noon today. Chief…Continue Reading

Washington to sue Trump administration for separating immigrant families

Washington to sue Trump administration for separating immigrant families

SEATTLE, Washington — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee have announced a plan to lead a coalition of states in challenging the Trump Administration’s policy of forced family separation on the United States border. When the lawsuit is filed, it will be Ferguson’s 27th against the Trump Administration. Ferguson has nine legal victories…Continue Reading

Study finds heroin associated with untreatable kidney disease

Study finds heroin associated with untreatable kidney disease

SEATTLE, Washington — A new study by University of Washington Medicine is associating the use of the black tar intravenous heroin with AA-type kidney amyloidosis — an untreatable kidney disease that often leads to dialysis and death. Researchers found that among 38 patients diagnosed with AA-type kidney amyloidosis, 35 had a previous history of heroin use.…Continue Reading

Winning lottery ticket worth $150 million sold in Salem

Winning lottery ticket worth $150 million sold in Salem

SALEM, Oregon – An Oregon Lottery player matched all numbers drawn in Wednesday night’s $150.4 million Powerball jackpot. The winning ticket was sold in Salem. Winning numbers for draw date (June 20, 2018): 4 -14 – 23 – 27 – 56 and the power ball was 13. The Power Play multiplier was 2. The winning…Continue Reading

Evacuations in place as fire north of Vantage grows, threatens homes

Evacuations in place as fire north of Vantage grows, threatens homes

VANTAGE, Washington — Firefighters continue to arrive about two miles north of the town Vantage today at the Milepost 22 fire. State and local fire crews are at work in Kittitas County for a fire currently burning in grass and brush that officials say is but five percent contained. The Washington Department of Natural Resources…Continue Reading

Pendleton man injured in crash

Pendleton man injured in crash

YAKIMA COUNTY, Washington – Lincoln Barr, 36, of Pendleton was injured in a three-vehicle crash two miles east of Selah on Interstate 82 westbound this afternoon at around 4:34. Washington State Patrol troopers did not release the nature of his injuries, only reporting that he had been transported to Astria Hospital. WSP reports that a…

Proximo is ready to Let ‘er Buck

Proximo is ready to Let ‘er Buck

PENDLETON, Oregon — Officials from Proximo, the new owners of the Pendleton Whisky Brand, are getting ready to Let ‘er Buck. They’ll be on hand for the rodeo this September, and Round-Up Publicity Director Randy Thomas says they are expecting no major changes or problems from the new owners. “They’re gonna send their leadership team…

State fire assistance on the way for wildfire in Kennewick

State fire assistance on the way for wildfire in Kennewick

KENNEWICK, Washington — State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Easterday Fire, located approximately 16 miles south of Kennewick in Benton County. The Easterday Fire is burning in grass and brush. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized…

Reported bomb threat prompts Walmart evacuation

Reported bomb threat prompts Walmart evacuation

HERMISTON, Oregon — Police responded to a report of a bomb threat at the Walmart Supercenter in Hermiston this afternoon around 2:27 p.m. this afternoon. The incident prompted an evacuation. Police Chief Jason Edmiston says it was Walmart management’s decision to evacuate the building and Hermiston police assisted. Nothing suspicious was located and management made…

PPD arrests man alleged to have sparked manhunt

PPD arrests man alleged to have sparked manhunt

PENDLETON, Oregon – Detectives and officers arrested the man alleged to have sparked a lockdown of the Blue Mountain Community College campus after reports of a live round being fired from a handgun near the Rudy Rada Skatepark were received by police Thursday. Clement Hassa, 24, was taken into custody shortly before noon today. Chief…

Trapper drowns coyote pup found in Kennewick home against WDFW policy

Trapper drowns coyote pup found in Kennewick home against WDFW policy

KENNEWICK, Washington — A coyote that was found huddled up in a Kennewick home in an urban area of the city on Monday, has been killed. The Kennewick Police Department reported Monday that the coyote would be released to the wild by control operator, Don Caraway. “The coyote was found curled up in a kitchen…

Washington to sue Trump administration for separating immigrant families

Washington to sue Trump administration for separating immigrant families

SEATTLE, Washington — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee have announced a plan to lead a coalition of states in challenging the Trump Administration’s policy of forced family separation on the United States border. When the lawsuit is filed, it will be Ferguson’s 27th against the Trump Administration. Ferguson has nine legal victories…

Study finds heroin associated with untreatable kidney disease

Study finds heroin associated with untreatable kidney disease

SEATTLE, Washington — A new study by University of Washington Medicine is associating the use of the black tar intravenous heroin with AA-type kidney amyloidosis — an untreatable kidney disease that often leads to dialysis and death. Researchers found that among 38 patients diagnosed with AA-type kidney amyloidosis, 35 had a previous history of heroin use.…

Winning lottery ticket worth $150 million sold in Salem

Winning lottery ticket worth $150 million sold in Salem

SALEM, Oregon – An Oregon Lottery player matched all numbers drawn in Wednesday night’s $150.4 million Powerball jackpot. The winning ticket was sold in Salem. Winning numbers for draw date (June 20, 2018): 4 -14 – 23 – 27 – 56 and the power ball was 13. The Power Play multiplier was 2. The winning…

Evacuations in place as fire north of Vantage grows, threatens homes

Evacuations in place as fire north of Vantage grows, threatens homes

VANTAGE, Washington — Firefighters continue to arrive about two miles north of the town Vantage today at the Milepost 22 fire. State and local fire crews are at work in Kittitas County for a fire currently burning in grass and brush that officials say is but five percent contained. The Washington Department of Natural Resources…

Seniors at-risk for opioid abuse to have expanded services under new legislation

Seniors at-risk for opioid abuse to have expanded services under new legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seniors at-risk of opioid abuse could soon have easier access to counseling to help reduce the risk of addiction — if they are on Medicare. The House passed a bill this week that eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped introduce. It’s the Protecting Seniors from Opioid Abuse Act. “The opioid…