Local & Regional

Local Fewer opiate overdoses in Tri-Cities Fewer opiate overdoses in Tri-Cities (Video)
KEPR is staying on top of the use of prescription pills and heroin in our area. It turns out, there have been fewer overdose deaths in the Tri-Cities in the last three years compared to the three years before. This 30% decline is on pace with the state numbers as well. KEPR spoke with a recovering addict who is living proof of these stats.
Local More Pasco development coming More Pasco development coming (Video)
"We love downtown Pasco!" cheered a group who works in downtown Pasco. That's how many business owners felt after City Council approved more funding for the Downtown Pasco Development Authority.
Local 25 SWAT call-outs in 2014, 5 in one week 25 SWAT call-outs in 2014, 5 in one week (Video)
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.