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Sun, 22 Jul 2018 21:41:00 EDT
Gunman opens fire into backyard, killing one person
SUNNYSIDE- Police are investigating after a man opened fire into the backyard of a home, killing one and wounding four others.  On Friday at approximately 11:45 pm, Sunnyside Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of the 500 block of S 15th Street within the City of Sunnyside.  Upon arrival, officers encountered numerous victims and witnesses at what was an apparent party.  The event had the appearance of a family gathering with blow-up...

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Sat, 21 Jul 2018 22:32:00 EDT
500 acre locust grove fire
KENNEWICK: Multiple agencies respond to a 500 acre fire outside of Kennewick Saturday afternoon- damaging several wheat fields. The fire originally started inside the canyon near Locust Grove Rd. As soon as the fire caught the nearby sage brush and wheat field shortly after it started, that's when it picked up. Chief Lonnie Click with Benton County Fire District 1 says multiple agencies are responding to this fire and are still actively working to contain it. Nearby Structures are b...

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Sat, 21 Jul 2018 20:40:00 EDT
FEMA provides Federal funds to help fight the Buckshot Fire
State resources have been mobilized for the Buckshot Fire near Desert Aire and Mattawa. 

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:57:00 EDT
Two suspects at large after fatal shooting Thursday morning
Two suspects are being sought after a man was fatally shot Thursday morning while on H Street in Yakima. 

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:51:00 EDT
19-year-old Yakima homicide victim identified
The Yakima Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened on July 19th. 

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 19:58:00 EDT
Boylston Fire burns 70K acres; 15 percent contained
The Boylston Fire that closed down all lanes of I-90 for most of the night Thursday night into this morning has burned 70,000 acres and is 15 percent contained.

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:16:00 EDT
Yakima Police investigating two robberies
The Yakima Police Department are investigating two attempted robberies that happened around 1 a.m. on July 20th. 

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:27:00 EDT
Area food banks experiencing dry spell in donations
This heat isn't only drying out the grass, it's also causing a drop in donations at area food banks. 

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:19:00 EDT
Keeping your four-legged friends safe in the heat
The Yakima Humane Society is reminding us to be careful when taking our furry friends out for a walk in this weather. 

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:35:00 EDT
Keeping seniors safe in the heat
With triple digit heat hitting Yakima, it's important to stay hydrated and especially important to check on our seniors. 

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:11:00 EDT
Booming glass straw business offers an environment-friendly alternative to plastic
We are so used to getting plastic straws when we go out to restaurants that we don't even think about where it ends up after we use them. 

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:41:00 EDT
Three puppies abandoned on side of highway in Yakima
If you were driving down the highway and saw something moving inside a plastic garbage bag on the side of the road, would you pull over and check it out? 

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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:37:00 EDT
Grant aids effort to reduce high infant mortality rates on Yakama Indian Reservation
The Memorial Foundation and Virginia Mason Memorial hospital recently received a $25,000 grant from The Anthem Foundation to help reduce the high rate of infant mortality on the Yakama Indian Reservation. 

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:45:00 EDT
Afternoon Gleed fire destroys numerous bee hives
The cause of a fire in Gleed is still under investigation, but it did burn through most of the bee hives that were in the area. 

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:22:00 EDT
Yakima man who died from injuries was assaulting a woman, YPD says
Based on new information obtained by Yakima Police Department detectives, the death of a 57-year old man who died last night is not being ruled a homicide at this time.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:38:00 EDT
BLM issues fire restrictions order in Eastern Washington
The Bureau of Land Management Spokane District has issued a fire restrictions order on public lands administered by the BLM in Eastern Washington. 

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:10:00 EDT
Kennewick residents put up their own speed limit sign
KENNEWICK: Residents in one Kennewick neighborhood are fed up by people speeding through their streets, so they've taken matters into their own hands. A lot of people use 7th Avenue and Huntington Place in Kennewick as a through street to access US 395. Many residents say when drivers are  going 60 MPH on their 25 MPH street, that they can't even let their children or animals play outside near the street. "I have a daughter and all of us have animals in the area...

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 00:16:00 EDT
Restaurant goes up in flames after an explosive reaction in the kitchen
YAKIMA- A restaurant went up in flames on Saturday after an explosive reaction in the kitchen. Around noon the Yakima Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the 5600 block of Tieton Drive. In total, approximately 40 firefighters responded.  Crews were assigned to enter the building to try and locate and extinguish the fire, but they were hampered by the smokey conditions and high heat. Eventually the truck company had to cut a hole in the roof to let some of the ...

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Sat, 14 Jul 2018 19:42:00 EDT
City of Kennewick puts up panhandling signs
KENNEWICK: You may have seen them while driving around town.....panhandlers...holding up signs asking for money. Now the City of Kennewick is putting up signs of their own,and cracking down on panhandling. On the signs there's a note encouraging people to stop handing out money,but to contribute to a solution instead. Chariss Warner with the Tri-Cities Union Gospel Mission says that solution could be handing out water, a granola bar- or maybe even one of their resource car...

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:54:00 EDT
Brush fire along I-82 causes backup for drivers
Earlier today a brush fire caused a bit of backup for drivers headed towards Kittitas County.  

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:19:00 EDT
Tips from Pacific Power to be safe, stay cool and use less energy
With forecasts predicting triple-digit temperatures throughout Southern Oregon over the coming week, Pacific Power wants to remind customers to stay safe and use these tips to beat the heat, use less energy and save money. 

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:23:00 EDT
Two swarms of bees take over Yakima man's backyard
Two swarms of bees took over a homeowner's backyard in Yakima, with hundreds of bees swarming the tree in a backyard. 

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:03:00 EDT
The Walking Dead star and Naches native lookalike promote new film
A bit of Hollywood has come to Yakima. An actor who stars in seasons 6, 7, and 8 of The Walking Dead is in Yakima to preview a teaser trailer for the upcoming film "The Beast of LBL," which also stars a Naches native. 

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:51:00 EDT
Level III sex offender residence notification: Jason Andrew Wright
Jason Andrew Wright is 46 years old with blonde hair and blue eyes. As a transient, he is required to check in weekly in Yakima County.

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:08:00 EDT
Yakima Greenway Fires Being Investigated
YAKIMA-    Since January there has been close to sixty fires along the Yakima Greenway, stretching across I-82 in Union Gap all the way into Selah, and onto Highway 12 right at the 16th avenue exit. 

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:54:00 EDT
Ryegrass Coulee Fire 50% contained, hoping to reach 80% containment by Wednesday night
We don't know the cause of the fire at this time; the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office is bringing in state investigators to determine the cause.

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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:30:00 EDT
Yakima Central Plaza to be on November ballot
For those in Yakima who are either for or against the Central Plaza, the City is now leaving it up to residents on whether the project happens or not. 

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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:22:00 EDT
Level III sex offender residence notification: Robert D. Lowman
Robert D. Lowman is 41 years old, white, with blonde hair and blue eyes. His new residence is in the 1,000 block of S 21st Ave., Yakima WA 98902.

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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:18:00 EDT
Yakima Airport receives federal award
A federal agency is recognizing Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field’s efforts to deter wildlife from interfering with airport operations.

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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:16:00 EDT
YRCAA wood stove replacement program again available
The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency remains committed to reducing the greatest threat to Yakima County air quality – small particles, most of which result from inefficient wood burning activity. 

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Tue, 10 Jul 2018 19:16:00 EDT
Level III sex offender residence notification: Trenton Riley Wells
Wells was convicted of Child Molestation in the Second Degree and Rape in the Third Degree on November 26, 2012.

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Mon, 9 Jul 2018 20:25:00 EDT
Yakima PD encourages more block watch groups
Neighborly help can always come in handy, and part of that help can even come from a block watch group.  

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Mon, 9 Jul 2018 20:01:00 EDT
Teen boy in serious condition after being hit by a YSO car
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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Mon, 9 Jul 2018 13:15:00 EDT
Yakima motorcyclist dies after crash
A motorcyclist has died from his injuries after getting into a crash with two other cars.  

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Sat, 7 Jul 2018 20:39:00 EDT
Summer playground dangers
KENNEWICK: Triple digit temperatures are right around the corner and it's important to make sure you're drinking enough water, staying cool and applying that sunblock, but there's one place during these hot temperatures that can pose some serious safety issues. The playground- a place where your kids have probably already visited this summer. Susan Bruemmer brought her daughter to the playground of dreams today and says hot surfaces are definitely on her radar. "I always tou...

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Fri, 6 Jul 2018 20:54:00 EDT
Yakima libraries hosting immigration lawyers for legal advice
If you or someone you know needs legal advice in particular with immigration, you might want to read this. 

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Fri, 6 Jul 2018 14:39:00 EDT
Free concerts and movies coming to Yakima parks
City of Yakima parks will be alive with the sound of music – and movies – during three different series that begin next week. 

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Thu, 5 Jul 2018 20:58:00 EDT
Police investigating after body found under Yakima overpass
Yakima police are investigating after a body was found partially on train tracks under an overpass. 

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Thu, 5 Jul 2018 20:49:00 EDT
Air quality in Yakima not affected by fireworks
After a Fourth of July cerebration full of fireworks, have you ever asked yourself what the air quality is like the next day?

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Thu, 5 Jul 2018 20:28:00 EDT
Throwback Thursday: 1900's Alfalfa Saloon in Yakima
For this week's Throwback Thursday, we headed back to the 1900's. 

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Thu, 5 Jul 2018 14:51:00 EDT
Conrad fire threatens homes and forces evacuations
State resources are now on scene of the Conrad fire burning near Selah. 

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Thu, 5 Jul 2018 13:57:00 EDT
Washington man recovers fallen son's flag
Just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, one family has found the missing flag that belonged to their son Joe Jackson, who died in battle, while in Afghanistan.

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Wed, 4 Jul 2018 07:40:00 EDT
Outdoor Grilling & Food Safety
NBC RIGHT NOW- Independence Day calls for a number of people to be outside having a picnic, barbecuing, and enjoying the nice summer weather Eastern Washington has. But making sure you're handling your food safely can ensure your dishes make it to your table, without the risk of someone getting a foodborne illness. 

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Tue, 3 Jul 2018 22:12:00 EDT
Fourth of July Dangers
YAKIMA, WA - Firefighters worry about more than just fires on fourth of July. They also worry about other things people shoot into the air during the red, white and blue holiday. 

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Tue, 3 Jul 2018 19:58:00 EDT
One man's weight loss journey leads him to his wife
RICHLAND: One Richland man has gone above and beyond to turn his life around, and he's a true testimony to 'where there's a will there's a way' In the last 8 years 71-year-old Wayne Osmundson has lost nearly 100 pounds. "I weighed 256 pounds and I said…That has got to stop," said Wayne. "I started getting my weight down and I weighed under 200 pounds." In fact, if you met Wayne 8 years ago, then you probably wouldn't recognize him. "I was wearing ...

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Tue, 3 Jul 2018 16:57:00 EDT
What fireworks are allowed in your City?
PASCO: The 4th of July is right around the corner and many of you have already been out and about buying fireworks, but it's important to know what's allowed and what isn't in your County.   The City of Pasco just recently legalized certain fireworks at their May 21st City council meeting. The City Manager's office says the decision was made so that law enforcement can focus on larger violations on the 4th of July, instead of small-scale fireworks. The owner of the Grigg'...

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Tue, 3 Jul 2018 16:47:00 EDT
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue tours Washington to talk about tariffs
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue made appearances in the Tri-Cities and Yakima on Tuesday.

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Tue, 3 Jul 2018 10:49:00 EDT
Police investigating drive-by shooting in Yakima
Yakima police are searching for the person who shot a woman in a drive by early Tuesday morning.

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Tue, 3 Jul 2018 10:43:00 EDT
Man arrested after trying to break into home in Yakima
Yakima Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a shooting Tuesday morning near South 48th and Carol Avenue.

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Mon, 2 Jul 2018 20:13:00 EDT
River of Fire Changes
COLUMBIA PARK: If you haven't heard already, the Tri-Cities Water Follies is taking over the River of Fire festival -- for the Fourth of July. Partnering with Hapo Community Credit Union, Water Follies is working on what they're calling the *River of Fire celebration.''* Iit'll, of course, be a spectacular night that everyone has grown to love- but from a different location this year. Water Follies Event Coordinator, Kathy Powell says they're calling it the sphere of danger. The f...

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Sat, 30 Jun 2018 20:00:00 EDT
Pasco Fire Department's Hands-On CPR training
PASCO: Every second counts- that's the message the Pasco Fire Department is trying to spread across the Tri-Cities.  If you see someone suffering from a cardiac arrest or hear about it using the new pulse point app; an app that notify you when there is an emergency in your area, then Ben Shearer with the Pasco Fire Department says this could make the make the difference between life or death for someone. "It's really about getting on the chest and pushing about 100 times ...

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Sat, 30 Jun 2018 19:49:00 EDT
Operation Dry Water this weekend
RICHLAND: This weekend deputies are putting an emphasis on drinking and boating as part of a nation-wide campaign called 'Operation Dry Water.' Deputies are in the middle of their 'Operation Dry Water' campaign, reminding you to never operate a boat if you've been drinking. They're hoping this can minimize the number of accidents caused by boating under the influence... So far today, Brett Hansen with the Benton County Sheriff's department says they've seen far le...

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Sat, 30 Jun 2018 19:41:00 EDT
'Families Belong Together' rallies happen across the country
RICHLAND: Fighting for families to stay together; Today thousands of people took part in protests around the country speaking out against President Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy. From coast to coast, thousands gathered Saturday to protest the separation and detention of migrant families at the U.S Mexico border. The protesters are calling for the over two-thousand children still separated from their families to be reunited. Carrying signs and chanting through the street...

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Sat, 30 Jun 2018 19:29:00 EDT
Woman killed by train after driving onto the tracks
FINLEY: A tragedy on the train tracks. Benton county Sheriffs Deputies are investigating after a woman's car was hit by a train...killing her at the scene. It happened early this morning around 12:30 a.m on Sr. 397 and East Perkins Road in Finley. Dan Korten with the Sheriffs office tell us the railroad crossing arms were down and the lights were flashing. They believe the woman tried to drive around the crossing arms when her car got stuck. The train then smashed into the woman's...

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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 20:18:00 EDT
Yakima youth give back to their local fire department
Little ones from the Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church joined forces to give back to the Yakima Fire Department. 

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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:56:00 EDT
Eastbound lane closures to cause delays between North Bend and Snoqualmie Pass
It’s a busy travel weekend across the state and drivers traveling eastbound on Friday and westbound on Sunday will experience delays on Interstate 90 between North Bend and Snoqualmie Pass.

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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:39:00 EDT
Fire Marshal reminder: fireworks banned in unincorporated Yakima County
As the 4th of July celebration approaches, the Yakima County Fire Marshal’s Office would like to remind residents of the local fireworks laws. 

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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:27:00 EDT
YVFWC offers a free Spanish immersion program for its providers
The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is aware that the majority of their patients speak Spanish, and to better communicate with them the clinic offers its providers the chance to go through the Pop Wuj program. 

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 20:43:00 EDT
Klickitat Co. gets temporary restraining order after fireworks dispute with Yakama Nation
On Thursday, June 28, the Yakama Nation's request for a temporary restraining order against Klickitat County was granted. 

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:56:00 EDT
Burn Ban issued for Kittitas County
Several fire districts have already experienced fires, most notably a 7,500 acre fire in the Vantage area last week. 

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:01:00 EDT
EMTs allegedly made racist comments toward Native Americans
Two Washington EMT workers have been placed on unpaid leave pending an investigation into derogatory comments about Native Americans they allegedly posted on social media.  

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 14:19:00 EDT
Moxee man arrested after domestic violence assault
On Wednesday, June 27 at about 10:53 p.m., Officers from the Moxee Police Department responded to a physical domestic violence assault happening in the 200 block of Blossom Drive.

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:41:00 EDT
White Swan residents present several issues to visiting Gov. Inslee
Governor Jay Inslee stopped by White Swan to hear about issues the community feels need to be addressed.

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Tue, 26 Jun 2018 21:01:00 EDT
Seattle Sounders coaches teach soccer skills to Yakima youth
Several kids in Yakima got the opportunity to learn new soccer skills from the pros: Seattle Sounders coaches!

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Mon, 25 Jun 2018 20:13:00 EDT
Yakima's animal ordinance gets some changes
If you live in Yakima and you own a dog, you'll want to read this. 

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Sun, 24 Jun 2018 20:27:00 EDT
Kennewick family speaking out about a rare disorder
KENNEWICK: A Tri-Cities family has suffered a great loss, but now they're trying to save lives by telling their story of a rare genetic disorder. The Deleon family has lost two sons because of a disease called Urea Cycle Disorder, and now the mother and daughter are battling this disease. To put the disorder into perspective, we take for granted eating a burger, but if either Robyn or her daughter eat a burger, then that protein can be transformed into dea...

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Sat, 23 Jun 2018 22:08:00 EDT
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Oregon Rep. Greg Walden visit Hermiston
Oregon State Representative Greg Walden and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai made a special visit to Hermiston today. The two meet with several health care clinics within Oregon to talk about health care in rural areas. A lot of the areas that surround us are rural areas, some of which lack accessible health care.  Representative Walden, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the health care clinics in attendance today want to make health care through telecommunications accessible for those who need i...

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:04:00 EDT
New changes coming to the Yakima farmers market
Sundays are all about farmers markets, and it's always nice to find out when your local market is expanding. 

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:15:00 EDT
The history of Allan Bros. Fruit in Naches
Allan Bros. Fruit is a giant in the small town of Naches. 

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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:48:00 EDT
Throwback Thursday: Allan Bros. Fruit family settles in Naches in 1900s
Cherries are the inspiration for today's Throwback Thursday! It's the beginning of the harvest season and we got a history lesson of Allan Brothers Fruit in Naches. 

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:13:00 EDT
Yakima Central Plaza added to ballot with 4-3 vote
The drama surrounding the controversial Yakima Central Plaza just won't go away, and soon the public could let the City Council know how they feel about the project. 

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:53:00 EDT
Davis High School students participate in NASA camp
School may be out, but learning happens all year round. 

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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:59:00 EDT
Wells Fargo employees help a disabled vet prepare for home inspection
Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and Wells Fargo understands that - that's why on Tuesday they helped out a veteran in need. 

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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:11:00 EDT
YSO's mental health officer talks importance of public interaction
Every day, law enforcement responders to mental health calls and officers do the best they can dealing with someone who may be in crisis.

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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:53:00 EDT
Operation Dry Water: Emphasis patrols target boating under the influence June 29 to July 1
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office  is asking boaters to help keep everyone safe by not consuming alcohol or marijuana while out on the water—especially when operating a boat. 

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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:31:00 EDT
Wapato's new elementary celebrates ribbon cutting
After a long wait, the Wapato School District is happy to announce they have a brand new elementary school. 

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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:54:00 EDT
Yakima man attends Alzheimer's Association Night at Mariners game
Before the Mariners game on Friday night, June 15, there was a really cool moment for Yakima native Austin Hunter. 

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:04:00 EDT
Two people hit by trains in Toppenish over the weekend
TOPPENISH- Two people have been hit by trains over the weekend.  At 10:48 Sunday morning, Topenish Police received a call of a train vs. pedestrian in between Buena Way and South Toppenish Ave. Traffic has been blocked off and diverted on Buena Way at South Elm St. as well as Buena Way at Asotin Ave. TPD said the woman is in her 40s and was transported to a hospital nearby in critical condition. Since she was enrolled, Tribal PD will be handling the investigation. Saturday:...

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Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:52:00 EDT
Pasco couple combines their passions through a School of Ballet and Capoeira
A Pasco couple is helping people find their center- through fitness. Kate and Deshawn Robins started a school of Capoeira and Ballet in January called "Find Your Center." If you aren't familiar with Capoeira, it's otherwise known as a form of martial arts. Kate and Deshawn decided to combine both in one studio. Their motivation in doing so- "Both of these art forms are complicated and they both have a lot of history. We both had experiences tha...

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Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:25:00 EDT
Teen hit and killed by train in Toppenish
TOPPENISH, Wash.- A railroad official says one of its trains struck and killed a 17-year-old boy.    BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says the collision occurred at about 8 a.m. Saturday in Toppenish in south-central Washington.    Melonas says the eastbound train with empty grain cars was traveling 47 mph when the crew saw the boy between the rails on the tracks.    He says the crew applied the emergency braking system but failed to stop in time. The b...

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Sat, 16 Jun 2018 17:52:00 EDT
Strides Therapeutic Riding Center participant shares testimony story
Therapy through horses- that's what one organization called Strides is working to do for those with disabilities and veterans. One rider has been apart of the organization for 12 years now and has come a long way since joining the program. Braxton first started riding horses when he was little. His mom, Shandiin Schwensimam, says initially he wouldn't even go near a horse, let alone get on one. 12 years later Braxton is now freely riding by himself. Tori Heckman and Melissa ...

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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:59:00 EDT
Yakima PD detectives issue second degree murder warrant for 20-year-old man
Yakima Police Detectives have issued a second degree murder warrant for 20-year-old Dallas Martin of Bonney Lake, Washington. 

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 21:00:00 EDT
Suspect arrested for body buried in barn case
45-year-old Randy Shea Gardener was arrested on Thursday, June 14 for the death of an unidentified dead person buried in a barn.

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:31:00 EDT
Level III sex offender residence notification: Juan Carlos Sandoval
Juan Carlos Sandoval is 32 years old, Hispanic, with black hair and brown eyes. His new residence is in the 400 block of Yakima Valley Highway, Sunnyside, WA 98944. 

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:52:00 EDT
Tribal member man sentenced to 7 years for brutal assault of woman
54-year-old Walter Richard Harrington, a member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes recently residing in Tieton, was sentenced after pleading guilty on November 2, 2017 to assault by strangling on Indian Reservation. 

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:05:00 EDT
Toppenish woman sentenced to 29 years for point-blank murder in Wapato
37-year-old Jennifer Joyce Douglas of Toppenish was sentenced for second degree murder and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. 

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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:39:00 EDT
Anti-crime detectives assist in arrests of 8 illicit drug dealers
As part of the 3/10ths initiative, the Ellensburg Police Department sought funding to provide two Anti-Crime detectives. 

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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:14:00 EDT
Middle school student reports being abducted in Yakima; police investigating
A female student reports being abducted while walking to school Wednesday morning.

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Tue, 12 Jun 2018 21:19:00 EDT
The Yakima Police Department is hiring new officers
If you've ever thought about becoming a police officer, the Yakima Police Department is hiring. 

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Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:59:00 EDT
New UW faculty tour the state
While most college students across the state are just starting their summer vacations, new professors at the University of Washington are on an academic road trip. 

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Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:45:00 EDT
19 elementary students awarded brand new bikes for perfect attendance
An elementary school in Yakima decided to surprise several students with the ultimate summer gift: brand new bikes. 

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Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:55:00 EDT
Firefighters contain barn fire
The fire started at about 4:30 a.m. on Naches Heights Road near Roberts Road.

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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 17:21:00 EDT
Downtown Summer Nights series returns for a sixth year
“With local food and art vendors featured, and a kids’ area, this is a family-friendly event that serves as a perfect way to celebrate the home stretch of the work week,” said City of Yakima Economic Development Manager Sean Hawkins. 

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Fri, 8 Jun 2018 20:23:00 EDT
CWU student doesn’t let rare cancer keep her from graduating
A cancer diagnosis couldn’t keep a Central Washington University business student from achieving her goal of graduating and attending commencement on June 9. 

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Fri, 8 Jun 2018 19:14:00 EDT
Selah 4th grader, entrepreneur goes to national competition for invention
Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Albert Einstein are some of the most famous inventors in history. In Selah, there's an extremely young and not-so-famous inventor, but at just 10 years old she has made some history. 

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Thu, 7 Jun 2018 18:47:00 EDT
Don't fall for these phone scams
Pacific Power is reminding customers to be aware of phone scams that target customers.

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Wed, 6 Jun 2018 20:54:00 EDT
No apparent threat found at Ridgeview Elementary
Kids are now home safe after a reported threat locked down Ridgeview Elementary Wednesday afternoon in Yakima. 

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Wed, 6 Jun 2018 20:08:00 EDT
Fire closes portion of Wenas Wildlife Area; annual target shooting restrictions take effect
A wildfire that started June 2 in Yakima County has prompted the temporary closure of about 4,000 acres of the Wenas Wildlife Area near Selah to protect firefighters and help ensure public safety.

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Tue, 5 Jun 2018 21:32:00 EDT
Friends and family of late late retired YPD sergeant reflect on his life
Family and friends waited as police escorted retired Sergeant Mark Peck's body to Shaw and Sons Funeral Home. 

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Tue, 5 Jun 2018 14:59:00 EDT
Yakima Native serves with Navy Strike Fighter Squadron
A Yakima, Washington, native is currently serving with a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron, which flies one of the world’s most advanced warplanes.

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Tue, 5 Jun 2018 13:49:00 EDT
Former Yakima Fire Captain Burton honored at annual memorial service
On Sunday, hundreds of firefighters, their family, and total strangers will gather at the state capitol for the annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. 

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Tue, 5 Jun 2018 01:49:00 EDT
Buffalo Fire in Selah Contained
SELAH, WA- The Buffalo Fire burning near Selah is contained.

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Tue, 5 Jun 2018 01:45:00 EDT
Teen accidentally shot by friend
YAKIMA - A 14 year old is shot in Yakima, and his 14 year old friend admitted to shooting him.  

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Mon, 4 Jun 2018 13:43:00 EDT
Fire Marshal's office investigating fatal fire in Selah
Investigators with the Yakima County Fire Marshal's office are trying to figure out what caused a fatal fire in Selah.

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Thu, 31 May 2018 21:07:00 EDT
Graduation rates of Yakima-area schools
Graduation is right around the corner for many high school seniors, but how many students are actually graduating? 

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Thu, 31 May 2018 20:37:00 EDT
Family of Yakima mother fatally stabbed remember her loving and giving personality
A fatal stabbing on Memorial Day has left one baby without a mother in Yakima.

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Thu, 31 May 2018 12:33:00 EDT
Suspect in six hour standoff is fighting for his life at Harborview
Officers say Castro shot his two neighbors, 19-year-old Shawn Umphrey and 43-year-old Michael Bretches, Wednesday night during a confrontation.

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Thu, 31 May 2018 11:38:00 EDT
Burn pile in Sunnyside spreads to nearby car, building
 According to firefighters, the owner thought the pile was out and left it unattended. 

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Thu, 31 May 2018 10:52:00 EDT
Brush fire shuts down part of Greenway in Union Gap
The fire started at about 3 a.m. Thursday morning off of I-82 near milepost 36. 

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Wed, 30 May 2018 21:20:00 EDT
Sunnyside School District now offers emergency text service
Today, Texas Governor Greg Abbott laid out a school safety plan just eleven days after the shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 people dead. 

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Wed, 30 May 2018 20:41:00 EDT
The Love Project encourages children to avoid gangs through a concert
A local program involving former gang members is reaching out to young children and helping keep them out of gangs. 

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Wed, 30 May 2018 16:12:00 EDT
Legends Casino distributing over $1M in grants to local nonprofits
Legends Casino Hotel, through the Yakama Cares program, distributes almost $480,000 to local non-profit organizations today as the culmination of their 20th Anniversary celebration. 

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Wed, 30 May 2018 14:55:00 EDT
12-year-old girl shot during target practice dies
Authorities say a 12-year-old girl who was accidentally shot while target shooting north of Cle Elum has died. 

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Wed, 30 May 2018 10:32:00 EDT
Fire pit to blame for garage fire
It started at about 4 a.m. Wednesday morning on North 4th Avenue.  

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Tue, 29 May 2018 16:53:00 EDT
Two people seriously injured after Jeep rolls down 200-foot embankment
Two people were transported to Harborview with serious injuries after their Jeep rolled down a 200-foot embankment and ejected them near Liberty. 

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Tue, 29 May 2018 16:28:00 EDT
Memorial Day ceremony in Sarg Hubbard Park
The Yakima Warriors Association held their annual Memorial Day service at Sarg Hubbard Park. 

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Mon, 28 May 2018 19:58:00 EDT
Two-car crash in Yakima injures three on Monday
A two-car crash Monday afternoon in Yakima sent three people to the hospital. 

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Sun, 22 Jul 2018 21:46:00 EDT
No criminal charges filed in deadly bike crash
PENDLETON, Ore.- No criminal charges have been filed in connection with a collision that killed a 62-year-old Pendleton bicyclist last month.    The East Oregonian reports that Ann Wyatt was bicycling June 8 to her job at the U.S. Forest Service on the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton when an SUV struck and killed her.    The Umatilla Tribal Police Department, which headed up the investigation, has not identified the driver or released other information. ...

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Sun, 22 Jul 2018 21:44:00 EDT
Student sues districts for enabling child pornographer
PROSSER, Wash.- A student has sued two school districts in south-central Washington, alleging officials knew a former educator engaged in grooming behavior with students yet allowed him to keep working.    The lawsuit names the Prosser and Granger school districts, where Stephen Castilleja worked.    Castilleja was sentenced last fall to 27 years for taking pornographic photos and video of children.    The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a former student w...

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Sun, 22 Jul 2018 21:39:00 EDT
One dead in single car rollover crash near Pendleton
PENDLETON- One person is dead after crashing early Sunday morning. Around 3:25 AM, Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle rollover crash on OR-11 at milepost 1.7. The preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet SUV was traveling south bound on OR-11 when for an unknown reason veered off of the road and struck a power pole. The SUV rolled  multiple times.  The driver suffered fatal injuries and was pronoun...

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Sun, 22 Jul 2018 18:49:00 EDT
Richland store gives away free backpacks filled with school supplies
The countdown until kids head back to school is officially underway. Between the pencils, paper and books, we all know school supplies can be pricey. One local store is helping cut costs. 

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:37:00 EDT
L Road Fire temporarily closes SR 243 and SR 24
Another big fire burning near the Vernita Bridge in Grant County is now at nearly 30,000 acres. 

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:04:00 EDT
"Tri-Cities Day" Seahawks tickets on sale next Friday
Tickets for the 15th Annual Tri-Cities Day with the Seattle Seahawks go on sale on Friday, July 27. 

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