The cost of publicly defending accused criminals continues to rise and taxpayers are paying for it.
KEPR is totaling up the numbers for what's spent on law enforcement. Especially in a year where we've had four officer-involved shootings, including three in just one month's time. That would seem to involve a lot of high-priced SWAT team responses. But we learned call-outs are about on par with other years. KEPR found out what made this year different for the Tri-City Regional SWAT team.
The Pasco family adopted the pit bull who was set to be euthanized because of shelter overpopulation.
A man led police on a chase through a quiet Pasco neighborhood before crashing into a home.
Racist symbols and sayings have been spray painted across the backs of buildings.
Joshua Higgins was sentenced for crimes committed in Kennewick.
Investigators with the Washington State Patrol have finished their own investigation into the collapse of the Skagit County Bridge last spring and found a number of errors that led up to the crash.
Consumer Reports on the popular painkiller that's the most common ingredient in medication in the United States. It's in hundreds of medicines. It's very safe when taken in small doses, but taking too much can lead to liver failure.
Eight hundred people across the state will be receiving a phone call or email from Washington State Health Plan Finder after this weekend's shut down of the system.
Kennewick Police have no leads and no suspects tonight in a suspected arson at a radio transmitting station yesterday morning.
KEPR aired a story on Friday about an over-load of pit bulls at our local animal shelter. We mentioned that a couple of them were set to be euthanized next weekend. Well, one of them was adopted yesterday!
A home-delivery service based out of Walla Walla is adding a new feature this holiday season. Free delivery of their free-ranged, GMO-free turkeys!
An elderly man is in critical condition after a rollover accident on Olympia street in Kennewick Saturday morning
A Prosser man makes history today by hosting the state's very first marijuana auction. Licensed pot retailers and processors from across Washington were at Fireweed Farms to bid on over 400 Lbs of marijuana.
Three Tri-City radio stations were knocked off the air this morning after a suspicious fire inside a signal transmitting station.