The Highway 99 tunneling machine, Bertha, breaks through the ground on April 4 near Seattle’s Space Needle. It tunneled 1.7 miles underneath downtown Seattle. A drone shows what it looks like up-close.
Spokane Officer Tim Schwering arrived before fire crews responding to a 911 call on Friday, Jan. 20. His bodycam video shows he was able to break a car window and help pull a woman from the burning car.
Joe Barnes got down on one knee at the Sumner Cemetery in Sumner, Wash., to propose to his girlfriend of six years, Kristi Giste. Giste's father passed away in 2011, and her mother passed away last year. Both were put to rest at the cemetery. Barnes knew it would mean a lot to Giste to be surrounded by those she loves, and invited 17 friends to surprise Giste at the proposal.
The Washington State Patrol recently graduated nine dogs from the 20th Explosive Detection Canine Handler Course. One-by-one, Chief John Batiste called up the newly-minted officers and presented them with their official Washington State Patrol K9 badge.
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.
Champ Grayson scored a career-high 28 points to help lead the Kamiakin Braves boys basketball team to a 65-62 victory over the Kennewick Lions on Friday at Kamiakin High School. After the game, Grayson discussed his improved play in the past two games, and how the team was able to hold off a late flurry from the Lions to clinch the top MCC 3A seed.
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.