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Yakima News

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:35:00 EST
Remembering those who served
One local man remembers his father and all his service to the country.

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Wed, 24 Oct 2018 13:52:00 EDT
Yakima PD spokesman on leave for alleged road rage incident
Authorities say the spokesman of the Yakima Police Department has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:48:00 EST
Garage destroyed in morning Grandview fire
An early morning fire in Grandview Monday morning damaged the garage of a home but luckily didn't spread to the house. 

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Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:17:00 EDT
Yakima's 2019 city budget calls for job cuts
Discussions about the 2019 budget for the city of Yakima, have brought to light that several jobs will be up for elimination, while new ones will be formed. 

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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:53:00 EST
Business Spotlight: Mangoz Grill
Head Chef & Owner Ron Moore cooks up a variety of eclectic Latin and Asian flavors making sure to use only the best fresh ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. 

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Sun, 11 Nov 2018 21:23:00 EST
Local fire crews head to California to help with the wildfires
NBC RIGHT NOW- Several local fire crews have left for California to assist with the devastating wildfires.  Updated 11/11//18  Benton County Fire Districtt 1 send an engine with a crew of 4 out on Friday November 9th along with engines from Walla Walla County Fire District 4 and 8. On Saturday the strike team slept at Klamath Falls then was back on the road at 7am sharp. On Sunday the teams passed under the Camp Fire smoke heading towards Sacramento. The strike team h...

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Fri, 9 Nov 2018 12:59:00 EST
FDA will ban flavored e-cigarettes at convenience stores around the country
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration says they will ban the sale of flavored, cartridge based, e-cigarettes at convenience stores and gas stations around the country. A senior FDA official tells NBC News the announcement will come next week. The move comes in response to the alarming increase in vaping by minors. Public health experts have been complaining that the fruity, candy-like flavors found in e-cigarettes are targeted directly at children and teenagers. Cartridge-b...

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Fri, 9 Nov 2018 11:15:00 EST
Festive Fall Treats at Mom's Candy Apples
With over 30 varieties of caramel apples, sweets, and treats, owner Ana Garza can make it. 

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Thu, 8 Nov 2018 21:39:00 EST
A local GoFundMe account is being investigated for fraud
RICHLAND, WA- Have you ever used a crowd-funding website? Have you used GoFundMe? 

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Thu, 8 Nov 2018 21:07:00 EST
Veterans honored at Perry Technical Institute
There are close to 600,000 veterans in the state of Washington and as Veterans Day approaches many are starting to honor those who served, including students and staff at Perry Technical Institute.

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Thu, 8 Nov 2018 20:55:00 EST
Three armed robberies in one night
Yakima Police (YPD) are investigating three armed robberies that happened on Wednesday, all within a span of four hours.

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Thu, 8 Nov 2018 10:52:00 EST
12 victims dead in mass shooting at Southern CA country bar
Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean says the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar used a pistol.

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Thu, 8 Nov 2018 10:55:00 EST
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg falls in office, hospitalized
The Supreme Court says 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital.

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Wed, 7 Nov 2018 21:10:00 EST
Statewide measure 1639 gun law break down
WASHINGTON:Four different measures were on this year's extremely-packed ballot in Washington. Initiative 1639 is creating a lot of buzz today -- as it passed last night. The voter turnout shows that almost the entire East side of Washington voted against this, aside from Whitman and Spokane counties. The legislation for this law has a lot of fine print to it, and some people on the East side say the fine print is unclear. Steve Krause owns the Bunker in Richland, a military supply ...

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Mon, 5 Nov 2018 15:43:00 EST
After more analysis, 87-year-old Yakima woman will not be charged with murder
A 34-year-old Yakima woman is dead after she was apparently shot by her grandmother early Monday morning. 

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Wed, 7 Nov 2018 17:21:00 EST
Yakima convenience store robbed at gunpoint; suspect wanted
YAKIMA, WA - At about 12:35 am on Wednesday, November 7, Yakima Police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at a convenience store at 1512 Summitview Avenue.  When officers arrived on scene, a cashier at the business told them that a suspect had entered the store, pointed a gun at the cashier, and demanded money.  The cashier complied with the demand and the suspect left the store on foot. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The ...

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Wed, 7 Nov 2018 13:56:00 EST
Rep. Newhouse releases statement on election results
YAKIMA, WA – On Tuesday, November 6, Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released a statement after seeing the General Election results of his re-election campaign to the U.S. House of Representatives. “Representing the people of Central Washington is the most rewarding job I have held," Newhouse said. "I am honored by tonight’s results and the confidence that the people of the 4th District have placed in me to continue working for them. I will always be...

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Tue, 6 Nov 2018 17:31:00 EST
Midterm Election Results 2018
Read this article for the latest numbers in the 2018 Primary Election.

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Mon, 5 Nov 2018 22:02:00 EST
Restoring fish and wildlife
Several agencies are helping restore fish and wildlife in several local water ways. 

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Thu, 1 Nov 2018 21:16:00 EDT
Trying to reduce opioid prescriptions
Opioids are one of the leading causes of death and injury in Washington, more so than car accidents and gun deaths.

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Wed, 31 Oct 2018 19:04:00 EDT
A-1 Taxi services comes to a close
TRI-CITIES: After 38 years in business and 16 years of service to Ben-Franklin transit, the Tri-Cities A-1 taxi services announces that it will no longer be doing business. A-1 taxi service did not release why exactly they are suspending their services but did release this statement: "Due to unforeseen circumstances A-1 will be closing and discontinuing all services." Their closing has left more than 150 people who use their service through Ben-Franklin transit without thei...

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Tue, 30 Oct 2018 20:28:00 EDT
Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance
Today marks the 10th year of the Cold War Patriots National Remembrance Day. 

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Tue, 30 Oct 2018 21:05:00 EDT
Steve Hahn Trunk or Treat event
Parents in Yakima who aren't sure on where to take their children to trick or treat.

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Tue, 30 Oct 2018 18:06:00 EDT
Halloween Spooktacular Slideshow 2018
Even though Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, we know our community will still be out Trick-or-Treating!  

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Tue, 30 Oct 2018 10:00:00 EDT
14th annual Yakima Dia de Los Muertos exhibit begins
Dia de los Muertos is a vibrant, festive traditional celebration of remembrance in the cultures of Latino people around the world.

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Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:11:00 EDT
Yakima Convention Center holds meeting for Missing Native American women
Washington State Patrol alongside the Governor's Office of Indian Affairs will hold a meeting at the Yakima Convention Center to discuss the missing Native women in Washington State. 

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Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:09:00 EDT
Yakima PD asking for community's help in preventing suspicious fires
Yakima police are asking for the community’s help in preventing suspicious fires by providing information about people who loiter around businesses and other commercial buildings after hours.

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Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:03:00 EDT
39-year-old man fatally hit by car in Ellensburg
On Sunday, October 28 at about 11:40 p.m., Ellensburg resident James McCurdy was struck by a vehicle while walking on University Way near the intersection of Reecer Creek Road.

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Sun, 28 Oct 2018 19:15:00 EDT
Monday is the last day for in-person voter registration
OLYMPIA,WA — More than 4.3 million Washingtonians have already received ballots to participate in the 2018 General Election, and thousands of eligible but unregistered voters have until Monday afternoon, Oct. 29, to join them and participate. In-person voter registration is available in each of the 39 county elections offices until the close of business Monday afternoon. Hours of operation for county elections offices can be found on the Secretary of State’s website...

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Fri, 26 Oct 2018 21:26:00 EDT
Is there life on Mars?
A NASA scientist was in Yakima to answer a very important question, Is there life on Mars?

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Fri, 26 Oct 2018 20:18:00 EDT
Hanford's "take cover" turns out to be a steam 'burp'
For nearly 5 hours this morning several Hanford employees had to take cover after workers discovered steam coming from Purex Tunnel 2 while filling it. 

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Fri, 26 Oct 2018 10:10:00 EDT
YPD K-9 Trex continues training
The police K-9 has already been deployed about 20 times with his handler Officer Mark McKinney to various SWAT and police callouts.  

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Thu, 25 Oct 2018 21:28:00 EDT
Discovery Lab School and the Yakima Greenway team up
When it comes to education it's important to remember that learning can also take place outside of the classroom.

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Thu, 25 Oct 2018 21:28:00 EDT
Local Yakima girl competes in state wide bagging competition
     When you think about competitions, you might think of a sports competition, maybe even a fitness competition but have you ever thought of a grocery bagging competition? 

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Thu, 25 Oct 2018 07:52:00 EDT
Suicide Awareness For Everyone class comes to Yakima
The class strives to teach protective factors of suicide, common warning signs, and intervention techniques. 

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Wed, 24 Oct 2018 21:50:00 EDT
Caroline Kennedy comes to town
A very special guest from a very famous family visited the Yakima Capitol Theatre as part of the town hall speaker series.

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Wed, 24 Oct 2018 20:31:00 EDT
Halloween Safety Tips
The Yakima Police Department is sharing a few pieces of advice with us on how to keep safe on Halloween. 

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Wed, 24 Oct 2018 17:47:00 EDT
Yakima Valley Sports Commission moves to SOZO Complex
The Yakima Valley Sports Commission has moved to a new physical location at the SOZO Sports Complex in Yakima. 

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Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:12:00 EDT
Suspicious devices sent to CNN, Clinton's and Former President Obama
CNN says its offices in Manhattan have been evacuated because of a suspicious package.

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Wed, 24 Oct 2018 07:07:00 EDT
Yakima Greenway closes for levee repair
Construction crews are hoping to repair damage from Spring 2017 flooding. About 1000 feet of the path will be closed near Berglund Lake and the Twin Bridges for at least 3 weeks. 

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Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:28:00 EDT
Businesses are showing support for the Downtown Plaza
A downtown Yakima restaurant has started a challenge that promotes health and the downtown plaza plans.

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Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:32:00 EDT
Benton-Franklin County Juvenile Justice Center seeking new security system
Kennewick: Sometimes it's hard to keep up with fast paced technology changes, and the Benton-Franklin County Juvenile Justice Center staff members say their security system has struggled to do this for the past 20 years. There are two security systems inside the Juvenile Center. One system monitors the doors that go in and out of the facility. The second system communicates to juveniles over the intercoms. The centers old security system dates all the way back to the 70s and the new...

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Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:12:00 EDT
Alzheimer's & Dementia Conference comes to Yakima
Alzheimer's is the 3rd leading cause of age-related deaths in Washington state, nearly 110,000 Washingtonians are living with the incurable disease.  

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Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:17:00 EDT
Halloween oral health tips
Sugar not only plays a key role in tooth decay, but increases your chances of getting cavities. 

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Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:46:00 EDT
Medical call leads to drug bust, arrest in Ellensburg
ELLENSBURG, WA - A medical call leads police to a marijuana grow, and now one man is in jail and facing multiple charges. Around 5 p.m. Thursday night, medics were called out to a home in the 100 block of East Helena Avenue to check on an elderly woman. When they got to the home, a man refused to let them in to check on her. Medics reported the confrontation to police and when police checked it out, they found the woman inside in need of medical attention. Police also found building...

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Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:24:00 EDT
Protecting your digital footprint
WASHINGTON= October is named National Cyber Security Awareness Month by the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security

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Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:13:00 EDT
Horning Brothers will pay $525,000 to resolve a civil rights lawsuit
Attorney General Bob Ferguson came to Yakima to announce that a Quincy based agricultural company will pay $525,000 in a civil rights action lawsuit. 

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Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:12:00 EDT
Local third graders participate in the Great Washington Shakeout
PASCO, WA- The Great Washington Shakeout event occurred in synch with the Great American Shakeout today at 10:18 am. 

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Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:12:00 EDT
One suspected case of acute flaccid myelitis in Yakima
The Washington Department of Health has notified local public health officials that there is one suspected case of acute flaccid myelitis in Yakima, WA. 

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Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:25:00 EDT
What is Initiative 1639?
A vote in favor of this initiative would change several requirements for purchasing and owning semi-automatic rifles. 

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Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:02:00 EDT
Walla Walla Heritage Park new plans in the making
WALLA WALLA: Take a step down Main Street in Walla Walla, and it's a sight for family members to enjoy each others company or for locals to experience what the town has to offer. But-Imagine a park right in the middle to make it all the more enjoyable. Wednesday locals, City Council members and city planners all came together to discuss what's been in the making for Heritage Park. Many people say the layout of it right now (What's been there since the 90's)  poses some safety co...

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:31:00 EDT
What to do if your identity is stolen
If your personal information gets to the hands of the wrong person there are a number of ways this can impact you.

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:27:00 EDT
Local headstone designer strives to give back
 For Cemetery Tim, his passion for meeting people and giving back is what's led him to donate 111 headstones to families in need.

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:52:00 EDT
Naches Valley School District and teachers reach agreement
The Naches Valley School District and teacher negotiators have reached a tentative agreement for a salary schedule and contract. 

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:57:00 EDT
Two cross country athletes show great sportsmanship
A video going around social media is showcasing the true definition of good sportsmanship.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:17:00 EDT
Senior Times Expo changes location
KENNEWICK, WA-  Hundreds of senior citizens attended the Senior Times Expo at the Southridge Sports & Events Complex today. The bi-annual event was at this venue for the first time since the start of the expo in 2013. 

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:41:00 EDT
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory partners with LanzaTech to help create new kind of fuel
RICHLAND: Reducing our carbon footprint has been something that we have been striving to do for years. There there are many easy ways we can reduce our footprint, like choosing to drive less, planting a garden, or recycling. But- What about using pollution to actually fuel the way we get from point A to point B. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently partnered with a Chicago-based biotech company to create a cleaner and more environmentally friendly fuel product. Lanza-T...

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Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:08:00 EDT
Residents evacuated after fire at Suncadia Lodge
An early Monday morning fire caused residents to evacuate the Suncadia Lodge in Cle Elum.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:20:00 EDT
DNR requests $55 Million to increase state wildfire budget
The increase in money would be used to improve wildfire response and create healthier forests throughout the state.

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Mon, 15 Oct 2018 22:07:00 EDT
11 year old championship
A Selah boy is making a name for himself in the racing world.

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Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:29:00 EDT
Business Spotlight: WILDJAY
It's message- to empower women to be confident in their own skin.

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Sat, 13 Oct 2018 19:45:00 EDT
60-year-old found unconscious and seriously injured due to an assault
YAKIMA, WA- At 7:35 a.m. a 911 call was placed from the 8500 block of State Route 410 outside of Naches. The caller reported finding an unconscious male who was intoxicated. Initially, the injuries to the male were believed to have been caused from a fall. Further investigation and medical examination indicated that the males’ serious injuries were more likely than not, caused by an assault. The 60-year-old male was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his inj...

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 23:27:00 EDT
Level III sex offender residence notification: Lonnie Joe Priester
Lonnie Joe Priester is 37 years old, black, with black hair and brown eyes. He now lives in the 400th block of E. Q Street in Yakima, WA 98901.

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 21:19:00 EDT
Representative Dan Newhouse participates in health roundtable discussion
 Representative Dan Newhouse was in Toppenish today, where he participated in a roundtable with the Pacific Northwest University of  Health Sciences and Yakima Farm Workers Clinic.  

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 19:09:00 EDT
Wapato man sentenced to 25 years for 2017 fatal shooting
A Wapato man will spend the next 25 years behind bars for a fatal shooting last year.

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Wed, 12 Sep 2018 20:54:00 EDT
4th Zintel Canyon fire sparks since August 30
It's been a summer of fires in Kennewick's Zintel Canyon, and now residents are wondering what's starting them.

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Thu, 11 Oct 2018 21:06:00 EDT
Italian restaurant Monterosso's has a haunting past
RICHLAND, WA- Monterosso's is an Italian restaurant inside of a train car right her in the Tri-Cities. The restaurant has a little bit of a haunting past.  The train car was originally built in 1947, it traveled all the way from Minneapolis to the Tri-Cities where Judson and Betty Phillips turned it into a tailor shop. 

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Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:10:00 EDT
Hermiston resident discovers slime balls in his front yard
HERMISTON: Imagine walking outside your house one morning and noticing random slime bubbles all over your yard. You have no idea what they are, if you can touch them, where they came from or if they're safe for your kids or animals to be around. One Hermiston resident had this exact experience last Sunday morning after Hermiston had just received an extended period of rainfall. "I had this one here, it was rather large," said Sean Zinkel. "It just kinda oozed out and ...

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Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:49:00 EDT
Yakima SWAT Unit Responds to hostage situation in Sunnyside
The Yakima SWAT Unit responded to a hostage situation in Sunnyside Wednesday night.

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Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:16:00 EDT
#PositiveYakima: Yakima Humane Society
With the help of dozens of volunteers, staff, and animal control YHS has helped saved over 5000 dogs in 2017 and as of this month they've already helped 3000 animals find homes. 

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018 21:42:00 EDT
YFD educates the public for Fire Prevention Week
Fire departments all over have come together to educate the public on how to prevent and escape a house fire as part of this years fire prevention week.

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018 21:40:00 EDT
Wildcat Creek Bridge reopens
Good news for those traveling over the Wildcat Creek Bridge, construction is just about done.

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018 13:51:00 EDT
North Star Cancer Center hangs 'bra-chandelier'
A bra chandelier has 350 bras hanging from it, representing 350 women who get diagnosed with breast cancer in the Yakima Valley each year. 

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018 07:34:00 EDT
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Each year about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. In Yakima, nearly 350 women get diagnosed each year with a form of breast cancer.

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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:46:00 EST
Rattlesnake Ridge: The latest updates on October 9, 2018
It's been 'all eyes' on Rattlesnake Ridge in Union Gap for months. 

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018 20:53:00 EDT
Over 500 8th graders participate in ultimate energy experience
KENNEWICK: Sending out a text takes little thought for most of us, let alone thoughts about where the energy to send it, comes from. Today hundreds of 8th graders found out the answer to that. Several middle school students around the area bussed over 500 8th graders for the 3rd annual "STEM Energy Experience" at the REACH Interpretive Center. This is a time where students get to learn all about where the energy that's fueling their text messages being sent through comes f...

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018 10:38:00 EDT
Car fire spreads to home
Overnight, the Yakima Fire Department responded to a car fire that spread to an extension of a house nearby.

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018 08:11:00 EDT
YWCA provides Local Domestic Violence Resources
Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 males are victims of severe physical violence by a partner in their lifetime. Locally in Yakima, YPD responds to over 10 domestic violence calls a day. 

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Fri, 5 Oct 2018 20:16:00 EDT
Fatal shooting under investigation in Yakima; suspect on the run
Yakima Police have released the name of the man who was shot and killed last Friday near 15th Street and Burwell Street. Police say he is Gerardo Camacho-Rodriguez, 21 from Union Gap. Officers are still looking for the suspect involved, but do not believe it is gang related.

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Mon, 8 Oct 2018 21:27:00 EDT
Sheriff's have identified the dead body they found in Toppenish
Yakima County Sheriff's have gathered new information on the dead body they found in Toppenish.

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Mon, 8 Oct 2018 20:56:00 EDT
Yakima house destroyed after a fire
A house was destroyed during a fire early Sunday morning.  

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Mon, 8 Oct 2018 20:40:00 EDT
Yakima Police investigating after man is shot in leg
Yakima Police are investigating after a man was shot in the leg around 11 p.m. Sunday night. 

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Sun, 7 Oct 2018 22:56:00 EDT
House catches fire, causes two floors to collapse
YAKIMA, WA- A house goes up in flames, completely destroying it on Sunday morning.  The Yakima Fire Department responded to a home on Hiltop Way around 1:50 a.m. to find it completely up in flames.  Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Reid said that due to the fire taking over the entire structure, fire crews could only attack the flames from the outside. 31 firefighters from Selah, West Valley, and Yakima responded. While YFD was fighting the fire the first and second floors o...

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Sun, 7 Oct 2018 00:31:00 EDT
Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice
WASHINGTON - The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):    6:20 p.m.    Brett Kavanaugh has taken the oaths of office to become the 114th Supreme Court justice, just a couple of hours after the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm him.    The quick swearing in enables Kavanaugh to begin work immediately in advance of arguments at the court Tuesday in two cases involving prison sentences for repeat offenders.    The court sa...

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Sat, 6 Oct 2018 01:36:00 EDT
SWX High School Football - Game of the Week Scores 10-5-18
SWX Game of the Week Scores 10-5-18

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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:16:00 EST
California wildfires: how you can help
Three wildfires in California have displaced hundreds of thousands of people and destroyed thousands of homes. 

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Thu, 8 Nov 2018 07:42:00 EST
Open Enrollment Begins for Washington Health Plans
Health plan enrollment is now only 6 weeks long, households have until December 15th to apply for coverage. 

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Sat, 3 Nov 2018 23:42:00 EDT
Three adults, one child injured in crash caused by driver inattention
CLE ELUM, WA- A crash near Cle Elum sent three people and one child to the hospital Saturday afternoon.  Washington State Patrol Troopers said it happened around 2:39 p.m. on SR 970, just 7 miles east of Cle Elum. 26-year-old Hollie Holman of Renton was driving eastbound when the Toyota 4Runner swerved to the right shoulder and over-corrected across the westbound lane. The car then went over to the left shoulder, rolled, and then came to rest 20 feet off the roadway.  Ins...

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Sun, 8 Jul 2018 19:12:00 EDT
YCSO sergeant not to be charged for running over fleeing teen suspect
A 13-year-old boy is listed in serious, but stable condition Sunday after being hit by a Yakima County Sheriff's Office sergeant's car.  

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Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:41:00 EDT
Both CWU students died from gunshot wounds to head, coroner says
Two senior ROTC members at Central Washington University are dead after an accidental shooting and suicide.

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 21:26:00 EDT
YPD Officer will not be charged in alleged use of force incident
Prosecuting Attorney Joseph A. Brusic announced on Tuesday, October 9 that the Yakima Police officer involved in the use of force incident at the Yakima County Fairgrounds will not be charged.

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