Flights had to be redirected back to land at other airports after a weather computer system that gives details to incoming planes failed late Tuesday night at the Pasco Airport according to news reports. That system, the Airport Surface Observation Weather System, sends important information to the pilots about weather that they need to land when the local control towers are closed...
Authorities say a dozen TSA workers, including six screening officers, have been arrested and charged with helping smuggle some 20 TONS of cocaine bound for the U.S. through the country's main airport in Puerto Rico.
Officials investigating the drug bust at the Sunnyside Airport last week now believe the people arrested, and the drugs seized, are part of a much larger drug operation now linked to a pair of murders in Canada. Pictured are some of the $350,000 in drugs seized.
At first glance, it could seem like 'just' another drug bust in the Columbia Basin, which unfortunately is not that uncommon. It's a well known fact the Interstates and highways leading into our region serve as corridors for drugs. But this one sounds like something right out an episode of Miami Vice.