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New Richland Firetruck Engine Blows Up and Starts Fire
A month-and-a-half-old Richland fire truck is toast after it's engine blew up, destroying the truck and sparking a blaze along Interstate 82 Monday afternoon.
The truck lost power and brakes before the firefighter did an amazing job of pulling the now-on-fire truck over to the side of the inters…
Oregon Fears Eclipse Watchers Sure to Start Forest Fires
It's not that Oregon forestry officials are being pessimistic. They're just being realistic. MILLIONS of people are expected to visit Oregon for the Aug. 21 eclipse of the sun.
With that many people coming to the state and most of them camping, or at least spending the day outdoors, wildfir…
Stinkbug Infestation Growing, Local Experts Say
Stinkbugs have been invading homes more than usual this season. To put the rise of stinkbugs into perspective, last year in a 5-day period 36 stink bugs were caught in a trap. This year in a 5-day period 200 stinkbugs were caught!
WSU Extension experts say they've heard from more than two d…
From Poo to Food: Ephrata Converts Waste to Edible Fish
You can now eat fish grown in your own waste! Kind of. Well, not really. They're actually grown in recycled sewage water.
The Ephrata water treatment plant doesn't release re-claimed water back into rivers or lakes. It pumps it into ponds where it sinks into the earth and replenishes aquife…
See ATF Show Why 4th of July Illegal Fireworks Are Dangerous [VIDEO]
Everyone knows that fireworks are dangerous, but now the ATF has made a video explaining exactly how dangerous they can be. Instead of body parts, they are blowing up wood models to get the point across in a video posted on news reports. Remember to use caution if you are using fireworks, and make s…
Hey, Did You Drop a Big Pile of Cash in Richland?
Did you lose a big pile-o-cash in Richland? The Richland Police posted on their Facebook page that they found a large amount of cash off Keane Rd in Richland, and they are looking for the owner. I'm  sure a LOT of people are trying to claim the money, but if it's really yours, you sho…

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