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Man sought in alleged assault

LIND – The Adams County Sheriff's Office is looking for information on the whereabouts of a Ritzville man wanted in connection with a domestic violence incident. According to the... — Updated 11/30/2023


Othello has new assistant chief

OTHELLO – During a Nov. 13 City Council meeting, a life-long resident was promoted from school resource officer to the city's No. 2 position in the Police Department. Sgt. Aaron... — Updated 11/30/2023


Several close election races decided

HATTON – It took three weeks for the declared candidates in the town of Hatton to win their seats, but certified Nov. 7 general election results show they pulled it out – barely. In all of the town’s races, declared... — Updated 11/30/2023


Fog to bring air stagnation this week

RITZVILLE - The National Weather Service has issued an air stagnation warning until 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30. The service said freezing, foggy conditions will trap pollutants and... — Updated 11/30/2023

 By Roger Harnack    News 

Pasco woman sentenced in fentanyl case

PASCO — A local woman has been sentenced to 108 in prison after pleading guilty to drug-dealing charges. Amy Lynn Loza, 38, of Pasco, was sentenced after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more... — Updated 11/30/2023


Detectives seek witnesses to fatal Lind hit-and-run

LIND – Washington State Patrol detectives are still seeking witnesses to a vehicle versus pedestrian fatality Oct. 30 on U.S. Highway 395. Nicholas A. Cooper, 31, of Lakewood, was killed in the incident near Milepost 81.... — Updated 11/18/2023

 By Dale Brown    News

Animal shelter is facing challenges

RITZVILLE – Kyya Grant and Anthony Daily of Adams County Pet Rescue highlighted their concerns about an abundance of large dogs and inadequate funding during the Oct. 24 Adams County commissioners meeting. “We’re stuck... — Updated 11/7/2023

 By Roger Harnack    News

Write-ins leading races in Hatton, Kahlotus

HATTON — For the second time in the last three general elections, the new mayor and town council members may all be write-in candidates. At the end of the first day of counting Tuesday night, Nov. 7, "write-in" was leading in... — Updated 11/7/2023


General election first-night tally

PASCO - Here are the first-day tallies in the Nov. 7 general election. Late-arriving ballots will be counted over the next several days, with the next tally set to be released at 5... — Updated 11/7/2023

 By Justin Slayton    News

Sonny's reopens in Washtucna

WASHTUCNA – Headlights lit up Main Street on Thursday, Oct. 26, as diners headed to the newly re-opened Sonny's Tavern for their first night open since the business's acquisition... — Updated 11/1/2023

 By Roger Harnack    News

Pedestrian found dead on U.S. 395

LIND – Southbound U.S. Highway 395 reopened Monday afternoon, Oct. 30, after a body was discovered near Milepost 81. Authorities have identified the body as that of Nicholas A. Cooper, 31, of Lakewood. Cooper was pronounced... — Updated 11/1/2023

 By Roger Harnack    News

Sonny's slated to reopen Thursday

WASHTUCNA – A longtime, iconic eatery will officially reopen Thursday afternoon here, three years to the day after it closed. Sonny’s Tavern, 250 S.W. Main St., will host a soft opening from 4-11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, for... — Updated 11/1/2023

 By Roger Harnack    News

Encephalitis case confirmed in Franklin County

PASCO — Local health officials have confirmed a rare St. Louis encephalitis case in Franklin County. According to the Benton County Health District, a county resident is believed to have contracted the mosquito-borne disease... — Updated 11/1/2023


Annular eclipse set for Saturday

PASCO – As the sun is climbing into the sky Saturday, Oct. 14, the morning will darken as the annular solar eclipse takes place. The annular solar eclipse is set to begin locally... — Updated 10/13/2023


Cellphone emergency test to take place this morning.

PASCO — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will test the national public alert system at 11:20 a.m. (our time) today, Wednesday, Oct. 4. The test will mean all cell phones and broadcast companies will "tone out" at that... — Updated 10/13/2023


Law officers observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month

RITZVILLE – Law enforcement officers across Adams County are sporting pink badges in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Both the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and Othello Police Department announced the badges in... — Updated 10/4/2023


Othello's newest officers

Three Othello Police Department officers recently graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Pasco. The recent graduates are Rene Sandoval (not pictured), Mario Mercado... — Updated 10/4/2023


Teen enters Alford plea in slaying

OTHELLO – A local teenager will be sentenced Nov. 13 after entering an Alford plea in the Oct. 6, 2022, shooting death of a Quincy girl. Justin Yair Gonzalez-Luna, 18, of Othello, entered an Alford plea to charges of... — Updated 10/4/2023


New deputy sworn in

The Adams County Sheriff's Office has a new deputy on patrol. Sheriff Dale Wagner administered the oath of office to Oscar Munoz on Monday, Oct. 2. Munoz is from Othello and a... — Updated 10/4/2023


Minimum wage increasing Jan. 1

TUMWATER – The state’s minimum wage will jump 54 cents per hour on Jan. 1 On Friday, Sept. 29, the state Department of Labor and Industries announced it will raise the minimum wage from $15.74 per hour to $16.28 per hour... — Updated 10/4/2023

 By Randy Bracht    News

Democrats oppose special session

PASCO – Democratic leaders say they are willing to let a federal court redraw the disputed boundaries of the 15th Legislative District to better reflect its Latino population. The district includes Othello, Pasco, Grandview,... — Updated 9/26/2023


Othello man charged in attempted shooting

OTHELLO – A local man is in the Benton County Jail facing charges in connection with an attempted shooting in Othello on Sept. 8. Dario Ochoa Jr., 23, remains in jail on a first-degree assault charge, records show. He is being... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Brett Davis    News

Inslee alleges profiteering by oil, gas companies

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee wants legislation to investigate the possibility fossil fuel companies are profiteering from high gas prices in the state. “Well, people are tired – are sick and tired – of oil and gas companies... — Updated 9/13/2023

 By Timothy Schumann    News

Gas prices decline in state

OLYMPIA – Washington state fuel prices fell for the first time in months, but still remain above $5 a gallon. Despite the decrease, the Evergreen State still has the second-highest gas prices in the nation, behind only... — Updated 9/13/2023


Fair and Rodeo return to Othello

OTHELLO – The annual Othello Fair and Rodeo returns to Adams County this week, with events running from today through Saturday, Sept. 13-16. The fair brings a midway, carnival rides, live music, livestock, 4-H and FFA projects. T... — Updated 9/13/2023


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