Katherine Hessel

Multi-Media Journalist

Katherine is excited to call Washington her new home and thrilled to be doing what she loves, keeping you in the know!

Katherine most recently worked in her home state of Missouri. She was an intern at KSDK in St. Louis before working her way up to a Production Assistant. Prior to working at KSDK Katherine was an intern at KTVI.  

Katherine graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Communications from the Schieffer School of Journalism.  

When Katherine isn't working she loves to exercise, spend time with friends and family and of course watch Cardinal baseball. Katherine enjoys traveling the world, her most recent adventure took her to Africa! She also claims to be a pretty skilled Sudoku player.


Fifty Nine Members of the Pendleton National Guard Unit Prepare To Deploy

pendleton deployment

In about a week 59 members of the Pendleton National Guard Unit are going to say goodbye to their friends and family to deploy over seas for one year.
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Kadlec Raises Flag For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is breast cancer awareness month.
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Washington State Association of County Officials Talk Officer Involved Shooting Laws


State laws surrounding officer involved shootings are one topic of discussion at a conference of the Washington State Association of County Officials.
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Man Serving Time In Jail Ordered To Pay Up

christian ramirez

A man charged with attempted murder is ordered to pay the court nearly $200,000. 
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Fatal Shooting Funeral Costs Covered

Pasco Tropicana

A judge rules that the family of a man shot and killed outside of Tropicana night club in Pasco in late August will not be responsible for the funeral bills. 
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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Forced To Close By July 2016

Medical Marijuana

Big changes are coming to the medical marijuana industry in Washington state. 
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Superior Court Judges Send Letter To Coroner About Inquest

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Franklin and Benton County Superior court judges are weighing in on a possible coroner's inquest into Zambrano's cause of death.
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Man Accidentally Shoots Mail Truck

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There were some tense moments in Benton County today when the driver of a mail truck thought her vehicle had been hit by a bullet. 
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Hanford and PNNL Study On Chronic Beryllium Disease

Hanford Waste Treatment Plant

Researchers are in town presenting their findings on a study about chronic beryllium disease. 
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New 80,000 Square Foot Wine Warehouse

wine warehouse

An 80,000 square foot warehouse is being built right off of highway I-82 in Kennewick. 
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Second Walla Walla Pot Store Hopes To Open Soon

walla walla pot shop

A second recreational marijuana shop in Walla Walla is hoping to open within the next few weeks.
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Kutting For Kennyah Event


It has been about six weeks since 21-year-old Eduardo Flores and 29-year-old Jessica Rodriguez were killed in a drive by shooting outside of their home in Toppensih.
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More Competition Among Local Pot Shops

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We now have a total of six recreational marijuana shops in our area. 
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The 105th Pendleton Round-Up


The 105th Pendleton Round-Up is in full swing. 
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Milton Freewater Voters Will Decide on City's Marijuana Regulations

Milton Freewater

The Milton Freewater city council voted to let the voters decide how the city will handle medical and retail marijuana stores. 
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Officers Recover Hundreds of Stolen Items From West Richland Home

West Richland Home Searched

Officers recovered hundreds of stolen items from a West Richland home Wednesday morning.
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"Pasco Pack" Roaming The Streets Of Pasco

Pasco Pack

A notorious pack of Chihuahuas seems to have taken over parts of downtown Pasco, and they've gotten quite the reputation.
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Sheriff's Department Gets Money For New Radio System

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For years the Franklin County Sheriff's office, Port of Pasco and Connell Police Department have been on a different radio systems than all other law enforcement agencies in the area, causing a few communication problems. 
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Cross Country Bike Rider Reaches Canada

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We told you about a man who was planning to ride his bike this Friday from Walla Walla to Canada to raise awareness for cancer. 
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Milton Freewater Talks Recreational Pot

Milton Freewater

In November Oregon voters approved the sale of recreational marijuana.
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