Merrick Parnell is a news reporter at NewsRadio 610 KONA. He is originally from Orcas Island and before moving to the Tri-Cities he lived in Montana. Merrick enjoys sports, movies, reading, history and exploring.
Ken Griffey Jr.’s Rise from the Bellingham Mariners to MLB Stardom
Discover the inspiring journey of baseball icon Ken Griffey Jr. from the minors to Major League Baseball stardom!
Look: One Of Oregon’s Oldest Theaters Is Being Restored
People in the area may or may not know that one of the oldest theaters in Oregon is in Pendleton. In its heyday, the Rivoli was Pendleton's longest-running theater, open from 1921 until approximately 1987.
From Washington State To Hollywood: The Inspiring Journey Of Lily Gladstone
Discover the inspiring journey of Lily Gladstone, a talented actress of Nez Perce and Piegan Blackfeet heritage.
Famous Guests of the Marcus Whitman Hotel In Walla Walla
The Marcus Whitman Hotel, a historic landmark in Walla Walla since 1928, has hosted famous guests like Shirley Temple, George Reeves, and Chuck Connors.
New Nonstop Flights From Tri-Cities Airport To California
Fly nonstop to Sonoma County from Tri-Cities Airport with Avelo Airlines starting May 1st!
Milton-Freewater Police Solve Robbery Case, Suspect In Custody
Arrest made in Milton-Freewater Chinese Restaurant Robbery and Manslaughter case, suspect identified as Emerald Julia Pena.
Protect Your Family: Essential Fire Safety Tips For Parents And Kids in Washington
Stay safe this season with child-resistant lighters and proper fire safety education for kids. Don't let curiosity turn dangerous!
Manhunt Underway For Suspect Involved In Truck Theft
Richland Police launch search for suspect linked to stolen truck near local school. Help needed to locate the suspect!
Kennewick Stolen Car Discovery Leads To SWAT Standoff: 2 Arrested
Kennewick SWAT standoff on Feb 22, 2024, ended with arrests after hours-long standoff near 6th and Conway St.
Washingtonians, you May be Carrying a Deadly Device
Stay safe in Washington State by avoiding potential dangers of lithium-ion batteries in your devices. Learn how to prevent fires and explosions.