At (time) it's time now for our (day) morning sprint here on good morning northwest... rio barber is live at --- with --- we will check in with chief meteorologist kristin walls in just a minute but first heres a look at todays top stories.
Kennewick police arrested two warrant suspects at an apartment early this morning.
Both suspects, 18-year-old evangelina chavarin and 27- year-old artemisa sanchez, were wanted for several warrants, and were believed to be hiding in an apartment on the 1200 block of west 10th avenue.
Law enforcement contained the apartment, and officer cory mcgee tells us the suspects eventually complied...there were no injuries.
The hanford worker who died on the job earlier this week has been named .
The benton county coroner identified the worker as 49-year-old teresa weathers.
A coworker found weathers unresponsive on the ground at the plutonium finishing plant.
C-p-r was attempted but was unsuccessful and weathers was pronounced dead.
There were no signs of foul play.
An autoposy is scheduled for today.
A 28 year old yakima man pleaded guilty to three child porn charges in court.
Police found over 40 photos of young girls, as young as eight years old engaged in sexual acts on michael thornock's phone.
He faces up to five years in prison, and is required to register as a sex offender.
His sentencing will be on november 20th.
An update to the shop fire in hermiston yesterday.
An elderly woman has been displaced after losing her home.
The fire started around 9 p-m in a detached garage off of townsend road in hermiston.
The blaze spread to the mobile home next to it... completely destroying the garage, house and a car.
The woman was able to escape the house and was treated on scene for smoke inhalation.
There were no other injuries.
The cause is under investigation.
A stolen rental car was found wrecked and abandoned off i-82 south of kennewick thursday afternoon.
Around 1 p.m., washington state patrol troopers got a call about a potential crash about 200 feet off the freeway at milepost 128 near the oregon border.
The 2019 nissan versa rental was reported stolen 10 days ago.
Troopers are working to identify a suspect.
If you have any information on this please contact kennewick police.
Before secretary of energy rick perry is scheduled to resign later this month he announced some changes that will affect our area.
Perry notified congress of a leadership change after consolidating manager rolls at two hanford offices.
Brian vance is expected to lead both the richland operations office and the office of river protection.
State investigators say safety violations led to a seattle crane collapse that left four people dead in april.
3-of-the-5 companies at the center of the probe have been cited by the washington state department of labor and industries and fined $107-thousand dollars.
The results found that the crane toppled because workers who were disassembling it had prematurely removed pins securing the sections of the crane's mast.
Richland police want to warn citizens of a new phone scam.
Vistors at a local hotel in richland received a phone call from a spoofed number that was the front desk of the hotel.
The caller said they had an issue processing the card and requested to verify the card with the guest.
The caller was not actually the front desk of the location and the card number was then used to purchase gifts cards.
("ánatsá") more than a million people across washington and oregon participated in the "great shakeout."> an earthquake drill for local students.
Canyon view elementary school, along with other districts, did the drill at 10:17.
Teachers taught the students to "drop, cover and hold on."
A washington firefighter killed in the line of duty is being honored.
Okanogan firefighter christian johnson's initials have been put on a hill in okanogan county.
A memorial service is also to be held a week from today at the county fairgrounds...and the public is invited.
Johnson died after receiving severe burns when fighting a september fire.
(toss to kristin) from the legends skycam network, here's a look from toppenish.
Dry locally with wet weather in the mountains.
Temps right now in the 40s and 50s.
Winds are still breezy with gusts at times today 20 to 30 mph.
Planning out your day look for increasing clouds with a few rain showers this afternoon and highs in the upper 50s and low 60s.
Futurecast shows the wet weather returning overnight tonight with rain likely.
A few more showers on saturday into sunday.
On the 7day look for more wet weather into monday and tuesday next week with sunshine returning on wednesday.