About 300 people registered to take the plunge off the dock into frigid water at Columbia Point Marina in Richland during Polar Plunge Tri-Cities on Saturday. All money raised from the event goes to Special Olympics Washington to support local athletes.
Shela Berry of the Benton-Franklin Counties Department of Human Services explains about the upcoming annual homeless count. Local volunteers and coordinators will fan out on January 25th to collect information used as baseline data to assist the homeless around the Mid-Columbia.
Choir students from Lewis & Clark Elementary School in Richland practice with Justin Raffa, artistic director of Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, on Friday in preparation for their performance at the Washington Music Educators Association Conference in Yakima on Feb. 15
Staff at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens struggled to keep one of the zoo’s baby aardvarks on the weighing scales on Wednesday, January 17. A clip shared to the zoo’s YouTube account shows a staff member trying to weigh three-week-old aardvark Winsol, who does his best to try and escape the scales and the hands of the zoo worker. “How hard is it to weigh a three-week-old baby Aardvark? Winsol, the 3-week old baby aardvark is being closely watched by the zoo’s care team as he spends most of his time with his mom Al,” the video caption reveals.
Logan Thomas Santjer, 16, is charged as an adult in Benton County Superior Court with first-degree rape of a child at his mother's in-home day care in Kennewick. Judge Carrie Runge denied a request by prosecutors to set bail. She permitted Santjer to remain out of custody on his personal recognizance.
Students in Heather Huisingh's second-grade dual language classroom at Hawthorne Elementary School became sentence structure surgeons for a classroom lesson. Huisingh started the hands-on lesson a the Kennewick school last year. Kadlec Regional Medical Center donated surgical wardrobes for students to wear during the hands-on educational procedure.
A California couple thanked the Santa Barbara County Animal Services for reuniting them with their cat on January 15, almost a week after mudslides destroyed their home in Montecito. Santa Barbara County Animal Services said the cat, Koshka, was rescued from the family home on January 15, after their teams had checked the house daily since January 9. “Today, our Officer Pennon and his partner Lauren from the ASPCA were able to get close enough to the property and felt it was safe to access a window,” Santa Barbara County Animal Services wrote on Facebook, “They found Koshka with mud caked fur, and she was thankful to see her rescuers.”
Attorneys gave opening statements Tuesday in the child molestation trial of former Pasco City Councilman Chi Flores in Franklin County Superior Court in Pasco. Flores is accused of molesting a young girl in 2016.
Richland police officers cautiously approach a Lincoln pickup Tuesday afternoon making sure a male gunshot victim sitting in the backseat doesn't have access to weapons while parked at the gas station at Queensgate Drive and Keene Road. The man was quickly transferred to a Richland Fire Department ambulance and taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center. Richland Police officials confirmed the incident is related to Monday night's Yakima County shooting incident that left an Arizona man dead and a Pasco man recovering after being shot. They would not say if the wounded man was a victim or suspect. The pickup driver, a family member of the wounded man, was briefly detained before being released to continue to the hospital. Editor's note: There is no audio.
Dramatic video shows a Dekalb County (GA) Fire Rescue Department captain catching a child dropped from a ladder during an apartment fire near Atlanta. Two different firefighters caught children dropped to them during the fire.
Renee Adams, Mid-Columbia Ballet director of programs and outreach, shares details about a collaboration between Mid-Columbia Ballet and Mariachi Halcon del Rio from Chiawana High School in Pasco. The new musical and dance presentation celebrating the female spirit features 31 local high school student.