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Yakima News

Tue, 22 May 2018 20:57:00 EDT
Controlled burn becomes 4-alarm fire near I-82 in Selah
Multiple fire departments responded to a 4-alarm fire on the 500 block of Lucas Road around 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. 

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Tue, 22 May 2018 13:29:00 EDT
Hiking and wildlife safety
The next time you're heading off for a hike in the Pacific Northwest, there's a few things to know in case you're confronted by a mountain lion.  

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Mon, 21 May 2018 21:22:00 EDT
New veterans center for Yakama Nation tribal veterans opens in Toppenish
A week before the country honors and remembers the men and women who have died serving in the U.S. Military on Memorial Day, a new veteran's center opens their doors in Toppenish. 

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Mon, 21 May 2018 21:07:00 EDT
$35K-$40K in fire equipment stolen from Yakima County Fire District #5
On Thursday morning, May 17, Yakima County Fire District 5 was notified of a burglary that had taken place at one of their 16 station fire stations. 

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Mon, 21 May 2018 15:08:00 EDT
Six-time convicted felon, gang member arrested in Montana for first degree murder
On Saturday, May 19, in the early morning hours, the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office arrested a wanted man out Washington who had a felony warrant for murder.

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Sat, 19 May 2018 19:57:00 EDT
National police week memorial at Columbia Park
KENNEWICK: National police week falls on May 15th each year and recognizes the service of U.S law enforcement. Today at Columbia Park local law enforcement agencies came together to recognize those who have served, and also those who may have died during a line of duty. At the memorial not only did the Kennewick Police Chief, Ken Hohenberg speak, but also a couple other former law enforcement officers. Kennewick Police Chief, Ken Hohenberg wants to not only recogni...

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Sat, 19 May 2018 19:27:00 EDT
Kidz Dig Rigz at Columbia Park
KENNEWICK: "Ooooing and Ahhhing," that's what many kids at Columbia Park were doing today, during "Kidz Dig Rigz." Event coordinator and Kadlec Pediatrics manager Melanie O'brien says the purpose for this event is not only to raise funds for Kadlec's pediatric patients, but also to educate kids about fields like agriculture, construction and the fire and rescue team; all while having some fun in giant tractors and monster trucks. Tucker Maple was one of the firs...

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Fri, 18 May 2018 19:52:00 EDT
US Supreme Court asked to review Yakama gas tax exemption
The U.S. Solicitor General has recommended that the nation's highest court consider whether Yakama tribal members are exempt from state gas taxes on the reservation. 

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Fri, 18 May 2018 13:24:00 EDT
Yakima PD goes through de-escalation training
This week, Yakima Police is having their entire department, including Chief Dominic Rizzi, go through training that could potentially avoid future police shootings. 

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Wed, 23 May 2018 08:24:00 EDT
Fireproofing Your Home
YAKIMA, WA - Over 100,000 acres burned in Southeast Washington in 2017, with that number in mind, many local homeowners have made several changes to their homes to protect their properties from brush fires. 

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Thu, 17 May 2018 10:03:00 EDT
Second Alarm Fire at Universal Forest Products
YAKIMA, WA - A second alarm fire at Universal Forest Products in Yakima. 

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Wed, 16 May 2018 21:07:00 EDT
Future wildland firefighters experience hands-on training with fire
The Commissioner of Public Lands is expecting another big fire season ahead of us. With that said, it's good to know hundreds of firefighters are training for wildfires already. 

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Wed, 16 May 2018 19:55:00 EDT
Yakima deputy uses Narcan to save woman from prescribed opioid overdose
A 46-year-old Terrace Heights woman is still recovering Wednesday night after accidentally overdosing on a prescribed opioid painkiller in her home the night before. 

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Tue, 15 May 2018 20:43:00 EDT
String of arson fires under investigation in Yakima
Another arson fire happened Tuesday afternoon in Yakima, just after two other fires Tuesday morning.

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Tue, 15 May 2018 17:47:00 EDT
Travel trailer and garage fire destroys 1926 Roadster Model T
A Tuesday morning travel trailer and garage fire that started in Yakima around 4:30 a.m. left the nearby house in liveable condition, but destroyed a 1926 Roadster Model T. 

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Mon, 14 May 2018 20:56:00 EDT
Firefighters offer safety tips after several small brush fires
Fire season: the season we all dread started over the weekend.

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Mon, 14 May 2018 01:03:00 EDT
Controlled burn gets out of hand
YAKIMA- A controlled burn got out of hand Sunday, burning 91 acres. West Valley Fire Department said the call came in around 3 p.m. for a fire near Cottonwood Canyon Road. Since winds were blowing erratically in the canyon. Several homes were threatened by the fire which caused them to call for more crews all over the county.  Since Washington DNR lands were threatned by the fire, two heli-tac crews, two engines, and a crew from DNR were brought in as well as a dozer from Fire ...

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Sat, 12 May 2018 21:23:00 EDT
Body recovered from Tieton River
YAKIMA COUNTY-  Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies have found the body of a man who jumped into the Tieton River. The YCSO said around 5:47 a.m. Saturday a 31-year-old from Albuquerque, NM jumped into the river on Highway 12 near milepost 173. Crews from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, Naches Fire Department and ALS Ambulance responded. Assistance was requested from the Yakima Fire Department’s Swift Water Rescue/Tec Rescue Team. Addi...

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Fri, 11 May 2018 19:35:00 EDT
Yakima PD's K-9 Dexter retires with 100 finds under his 'collar'
The Yakima Police Department announced today that K-9 Dexter is retiring and Friday, May 11 is his last night on patrol. 

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Fri, 11 May 2018 17:08:00 EDT
Level III sex offender residence notification: Jeffrey Edward Krueger
The Yakima County WA Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to RCW 4.24.550, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety and protection. 

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Tue, 15 May 2018 13:39:00 EDT
YPD investigating early morning shooting
Yakima police say a man was shot in the hip at about 2 a.m. Tuesday morning near Englewood and 25th Avenue.

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Thu, 10 May 2018 20:01:00 EDT
Yakima Police Department investigating fatal stabbing
Yakima Police are investigating a fatal stabbing that happened overnight.

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Thu, 10 May 2018 13:45:00 EDT
YCSO welcomes newest K-9 team: Deputy Ward and K-9 Zuza
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is  proud to announce the newest K-9 partnership, Deputy Nick Ward and K-9 Zuza. 

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Thu, 10 May 2018 13:31:00 EDT
Yakima River to open for hatchery spring chinook fishing
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is opening three sections of the Yakima River to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon.

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Wed, 9 May 2018 21:05:00 EDT
Yakima presentation shows community leaders effects of marijuana on youth
Community leaders learned about the evolution of marijuana and the impacts it can have on our youth during a presentation today. 

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Wed, 9 May 2018 20:43:00 EDT
Pint Night fundraiser held for Special Olympics in Yakima
A bar in Yakima hosted "Pint Night", a fundraiser that donates proceeds directly to the local Special Olympics in Yakima. 

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Wed, 9 May 2018 17:42:00 EDT
Bitcoin ATM now available in Yakima
The evolution of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency continues; this time, with an ATM opening in Yakima. 

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Wed, 9 May 2018 15:33:00 EDT
Four finalists named for Yakima Fire Chief position
Yakima City Manager Cliff Moore has announced the names of the four finalists for the Yakima Fire Chief position, which has been vacant since the retirement of former chief Bob Stewart earlier this year. 

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Tue, 8 May 2018 20:56:00 EDT
Family along Rattlesnake Ridge gets new home
The Rattlesnake Ridge landslide startled many families living along Thorp Road, even causing several families to move. 

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Tue, 8 May 2018 18:55:00 EDT
Hospital staff successfully revive toddler authorities found submerged in canal
A toddler was rescued and revived by responding agencies and hospital staff after he was found submerged in a canal near Toppenish.

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Tue, 8 May 2018 16:22:00 EDT
Suspects in custody after armed robbery, attempted kidnapping in Union Gap
The two suspects wanted in connection with the armed robbery and attempted kidnapping at Macy’s in Union Gap on April 24, 2018 have been taken into custody.

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Mon, 7 May 2018 14:02:00 EDT
Flag of Marine's fallen son, also a Marine, stolen
A Central Washington man is pleading for help on social media to find an American flag that belonged to his son who was killed in Afghanistan.    

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Mon, 7 May 2018 13:25:00 EDT
PNNL creates lightweight metal
"Friction Stir Dovetailing"- Have you ever heard of that? Probably not…That's the name of a project the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is working on. 

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Mon, 7 May 2018 13:12:00 EDT
Buffalo Wild Wings employee gets random act of kindness
Buffalo Wild Wings is most commonly known for their….wings, but now the one in Kennewick will be known for something a little different - a random act of kindness. 

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Sat, 5 May 2018 23:21:00 EDT
DSHS Employee admits to sexually abusing children
YAKIMA- A state Department of Social and Health Service worker whose job involved investigating child abuse and neglect has been arrested on suspicion of molesting or raping multiple children.    50-year-old Rodolfo De Leon went to Yakima police Thursday and reported having sexually abused five children.    Investigators say De Leon knew the alleged victims, but they were not children that he came into contact as part of his job.    Court documents say th...

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Fri, 4 May 2018 21:04:00 EDT
Cinco de Mayo festival in Yakima
Cinco de Mayo is this weekend, and several communities are celebrating through a festival with lots of good food and live music. 

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Fri, 4 May 2018 20:05:00 EDT
Moneytree murderer given two consecutive life sentences
More than two years after the brutal murders of Yakima Moneytree employees Karina Morales-Rodriguez and Marta Martinez, convicted murderer Manuel Verduzco was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole on Friday morning.

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Wed, 2 May 2018 20:48:00 EDT
Harry Potter parties at Yakima-area libraries
Harry Potter fans young and old are invited to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts at Yakima-area libraries.

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Wed, 2 May 2018 17:16:00 EDT
Level III sex offender residence notification: David Calvin Tusler
The Yakima County WA Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to RCW 4.24.550, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety and protection. 

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Wed, 2 May 2018 17:16:00 EDT
Level III sex offender residence notification: Fernando Gustavo Castaneda
Castaneda was convicted of Indecent Liberties on September 21, 2005.

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Wed, 2 May 2018 17:14:00 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 400 block of E. Q Street, Yakima, WA

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Wed, 2 May 2018 13:24:00 EDT
Yakima PD encourages use of crime map websites
Have you ever wondered if there was a way for you to look at what crime was going on in your community? 

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Tue, 1 May 2018 21:46:00 EDT
YouthBuild program enlists young adults to build homes for families in need
Habitat For Humanity homes are life-changing for the families who move into them... but there's something even more special about the next house being built in Yakima. 

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Tue, 1 May 2018 21:41:00 EDT
Locals march to support immigrant rights
In honor of May Day, a large crowd of people marched through downtown Yakima sharing a specific message about keeping families together. 

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Tue, 1 May 2018 20:01:00 EDT
Yakima County Sheriff's Office stresses cold water awareness
With the weather warming up and summer just around the corner, the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Parks wants to remind everyone of the dangers associated with the cold-water temperatures if you decide to take a dip to cool off. 

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Tue, 1 May 2018 17:24:00 EDT
DAY and I Heart Yakima group receive award for Inside Out mural project
The Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY) and the community group I Heart Yakima have been recognized by the Washington State Main Street Program for the Inside Out mural project that graced the walls of a prominent Downtown Yakima building this past fall. 

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Tue, 1 May 2018 13:25:00 EDT
Blue Zone Project hopes to make Yakima the healthiest county
The Yakima Health and Well-Being Coalition - a committee of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce - has been on a mission for more than two years to make Yakima the "healthiest county in the nation." 

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Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:08:00 EDT
Crews search for missing swimmer at Palouse Falls State Park
FRANKLIN COUNTY- A man is still missing after swimming in the Palouse Falls Saturday.  Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies said the call came in around 5:30 p.m. about a possible drowning. Three men in their early 20s had been swimming in the pool of water below the falls. The strong current swept the three men underwater, and only two resurfaced. Park Rangers, Franklin County She Riff's Office, Pasco Fire, Life Flight, and Columbia Basin Dive Rescue all responded.  Richlan...

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Fri, 27 Apr 2018 21:06:00 EDT
Sexual abuse lawsuit involving Yakima law firm comes to a close
It's been seven years since a lawsuit involving 86 claims of sexual abuse against a church in Great Falls, Montana began. 

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Fri, 27 Apr 2018 20:45:00 EDT
Homeowner found justified in use of deadly force in home invasion
The Yakima County Prosecutor's Office has decided to not file charges against the homeowners in the stabbing deaths of two suspects during a home invasion.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 19:29:00 EDT
Man at hospital after accidentally shooting self, initial investigation shows
The Franklin County Sheriff's deputies, along with the Pasco Police Department, responded to a man in the road at Road 52 and Richardson Road. 

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Tue, 22 May 2018 20:12:00 EDT
Seattle's Space Needle is getting a facelift
Seattle's 56 year-old Space Needle is set to unveil a $100 million renovation next month against the backdrop of a booming tourism industry. 

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Tue, 22 May 2018 19:13:00 EDT
Man kills horse, chops off its tail in attempt to blackmail ex-girlfriend
Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call Monday morning after being informed a man had made threats to kill one of his horses if his ex-girlfriend didn’t get back together with him. 

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Tue, 22 May 2018 18:43:00 EDT
U.S. woman's message in a bottle washes ashore in Canada 18 years later
A message in a bottle that a woman tossed off the coast of Massachusetts has been found nearly two decades later in Nova Scotia.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 14:58:00 EDT
50 shades of Rosé: WSU wine researcher perfects wine’s distinct colors
Jim Harbertson sees through rosé colored glasses. Finely tuned shades and hues ranging from blush and coral to berry jam. 

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Tue, 22 May 2018 14:11:00 EDT
Life Flight Network launches new app for hospitals and emergency responders
Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States has released a new app called LFN Respond that allows hospitals and first responders to call for a life-saving air ambulance transport with the touch of a button. 

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Tue, 22 May 2018 11:37:00 EDT
KPD needs tips after two men are shot over the weekend
It happened around 2 p.m. Sunday near North Buchanan Street and West Canal Drive.

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Mon, 21 May 2018 21:37:00 EDT
PNNL project turns radioactive tank waste into glass
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently turned three gallons of low radioactive tank waste into glass. 

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