An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, initially prompting a tsunami warning. The warning has since been cancelled, but an advisory remains for part of the state.
Former Pasco City Councilman Chi Flores answers questions at a press conference with his attorney Scott Johnson after a jury found him innocent of two counts of child molestation in Franklin County Superior Court. The jury deliberated just a few hours on Friday and Monday before returning their verdict.
Sgt. Chad Pettyjohn of the Pasco Police Department provides information about a search for possible copper wire theft suspects in the dunes area off Burns Road near Dent Road. The two white males fled in a GMC pickup.
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.