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Yakima News

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:38:00 EST
Spontaneous combustion starts fire at hop warehouse
Firefighters say a sprinkler system prevented more damage inside John I Haas hops warehouse on the 1700 Gordon Road. 

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Fri, 8 Dec 2017 20:40:00 EST
Special needs kids can meet Santa in a calm environment
A Christmas tradition many families do right now is taking a picture with Santa. 

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Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:46:00 EST
Yakima teenager still missing since October 27
YAKIMA, WA - Washington State Patrol and YPD are looking for a missing teenage girl out of Yakima, WA.  17-year-old Penelope Gray (DOB: 09-05-00) is white, 5'2", 95 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes. She has been missing since October 27th, 2017. If you have information or have seen this missing juvenile, please contact the law enforcement agency listed below: Submitting Agency and Phone: Yakima Police Department - (509) 249-6839 WSP Missing Persons Unit: 1-800-5...

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Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:20:00 EST
Five years of legal marijuana in WA: how a new ban may affect shops
Pot shop owners recognize it's been five years since the state of Washington legalized recreational marijuana. 

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Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:35:00 EST
One dead after pickup fails to yield to semi; 3-year-old sustains minor injuries
On December 6th at about 5 p.m., a pickup failed to see a semi safely backing across Harrah Road and collided with the semi, resulting in the death of the pickup driver. 

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Thu, 7 Dec 2017 06:35:00 EST
Ellensburg Police investigating social media drug sales
Ellensburg Police are finishing up a several month long investigation into the illegal sales of drugs on social media. 

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Wed, 6 Dec 2017 21:22:00 EST
Air stagnation advisory in Yakima puts burn ban in effect
With these cold temperatures, everyone is trying to stay as warm as possible. 

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Wed, 6 Dec 2017 21:07:00 EST
Yakima City Council approves $20 car tab increase
All year, the Yakima City Council has been considering a new tax on car tab fees. 

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Wed, 6 Dec 2017 20:33:00 EST
Yakima PD squad hands out food to those in need
One YPD squad is using the holiday season to create what's turning into a Christmas tradition. 

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Wed, 6 Dec 2017 15:25:00 EST
28-year-old Granger bank robbery suspect linked to Kennewick robbery
The suspect accused of robbing the U.S. Bank in Granger for a second time is sitting in a Yakima County Jail cell tonight. 

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Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:01:00 EST
Red Cross helping displaced family after fire in Yakima
Yakima Firefighters say an electrical problem may have sparked a house fire on the 600 Block of South 7th Avenue.

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Wed, 6 Dec 2017 10:41:00 EST
Pedestrian hit by YPD patrol car
Yakima Police are investigating after one of their patrol cars hit a pedestrian walking Tuesday night.

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017 21:40:00 EST
The close Wapato mayor race finally reaches its end
Last month's mayoral race in Wapato has been so close - you could count the votes separating the two candidates on your hand.

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017 21:25:00 EST
Several Yakima businesses vandalized; suspect in custody
A few Yakima business owners woke up to some not-so-good news this morning. 

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017 20:33:00 EST
Help local kids get winter clothes by sponsoring Project 300
Every kid has a Christmas list...a list with the presents they hope to find under the tree from Santa or Mom and Dad. 

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017 15:49:00 EST
CWU police change uniforms to become more approachable for students
Approachable and comfortable, that is the message the Central Washington University police department wants to convey to students. 

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Tue, 5 Dec 2017 13:58:00 EST
Hurricane Maria damage temporarily stops IV bag production in Puerto Rico
The damage Hurricane Maria did to Puerto Rico put a temporary stop to the production of IV bags. 

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Mon, 4 Dec 2017 19:00:00 EST
Keep your home safe this holiday season
TRI-CITIES- During the holiday season police departments see a spike in home burglaries. Thieves know that the closer it gets to Christmas the more likely your home will have lots of goods inside. So how can you be sure your home is protected? The first thing is as simple as locking your doors and windows. By doing so you can stop one-third of break-ins.  And it's a common myth that burglars strike during the evening or in the dark. But in reality, burglars strike during ...

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Mon, 4 Dec 2017 11:15:00 EST
Man dead after getting hit by van in Yakima
An 86-year-old Yakima man is dead after jaywalking on Nob Hill Boulevard.

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Fri, 1 Dec 2017 14:36:00 EST
Burn ban in Kittitas County starts Monday Dec. 4
The Washington Department of Ecology is calling for a stage one burn ban in four Central Washington Counties Starting at 9 a.m. On Monday Dec. 4. 

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:54:00 EST
Shots fired at stolen vehicle in Juvenile Justice Center parking lot
On November 30th at approximately 8:50 a.m., a stolen vehicle entered the parking lot of the Juvenile Justice Center located on the 1700 block of Jerome Avenue. 

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:36:00 EST
Last chance to sign up for 18th Annual Holiday Light Parade
It’s the 18th Annual Holiday Light Parade!!

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:41:00 EST
Two Yakima officers in officer involved shooting identified
The two Yakima Police officers who were involved in the officer involved shooting that happened Monday night have been identified.

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:26:00 EST
WSECU gives out $16,000 to customers to give back on Giving Tuesday
Banks and credit unions usually take our money, but in Yakima, WSECU was actually giving it away! 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:24:00 EST
Food bank volunteer stresses importance of giving back
Coming up this Friday we have our annual Hometown Harvest Food Drive, and today we heard from one of the groups of people who make our local food banks run...a volunteer.

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 18:13:00 EST
SOZO participating in Giving Tuesday and announcing Adopt-An-Athlete program
SOZO is proud to officially announce the Adopt-An-Athlete program. 

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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:31:00 EST
The impact one local food bank has on our community
The building is simple and understated, but the work that goes on inside...is anything but. 

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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:25:00 EST
Yakima detectives searching for suspect after morning bank robbery
Yakima Police detectives are looking for the man behind an early morning robbery at the Calcoe Federal Credit Union on 16th Avenue just south of Highway 12. 

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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:09:00 EST
Woman transported to Harborview Medical Center after accident in Yakima
A 22-year-old Yakima man could be facing vehicular assault charges after an accident that seriously injured two women. 

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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:11:00 EST
Victim tells YSO he was raped and robbed at gunpoint
Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating after a 45-year-old man said he was raped and robbed at gunpoint.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:39:00 EST
Wapato and Toppenish face off in the Alumni Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl
Turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie are all staples on Thanksgiving tables. But so is football, and there is one game that has a huge impact on two communities. 

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:55:00 EST
16-year-old boy arrested for sexual assault
A 16-year-old boy is in the Yakima County Juvenile Detention Center for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman.

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:43:00 EST
One transported to hospital after shooting in Wapato
Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating after finding a gunshot victim on the 2000 Block of South Wapato Road.

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:37:00 EST
The evolution of Black Friday: do people still bother going out?
While some of you are busy prepping for Thanksgiving dinner, there are others scouring over ads to find the best Black Friday deals. 

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:41:00 EST
Yakima woman scares off car thief after leaving car unattended
Yakima Police have an all too familiar warning for drivers - do not leave your car alone, even for a second. 

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:34:00 EST
Yakima holiday closures planned for Thanksgiving
Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th, for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:38:00 EST
Community Christmas tree put up in downtown Yakima
We may have not made it through Thanksgiving yet, but there was some Christmas cheer in downtown Yakima this morning despite the rain while workers put up the community Christmas tree at Millennium Plaza.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:48:00 EST
The need for food: Hometown Harvest Food Drive
Next Friday, all of us at NBC Right Now will be out in the Tri-Cities and Yakima for our annual Hometown Harvest Food Drive, along with our partner, Northwest Harvest. 

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:02:00 EST
Ellensburg ordinance requires retailers charge 5 cent fees for certain paper and plastic bags
The City of Ellensburg adopted a carryout bag ordinance that requires retailers to charge a 5 cent fee for grocery size paper bags, and plastic carryout bags less than 2.25 mil. 

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:07:00 EST
State wildlife officers find moose killed out of season
State wildlife officers say a moose has been illegally killed near Lake Wenatchee in northern Washington. 

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Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:19:00 EST
Moccasin Lake Foundation donates $6.3 million to Heritage University for student scholarships
Today the Moccasin Lake Foundation of Seattle awarded Heritage University $6.3 million, the largest single gift in the 35-year-old university’s history. 

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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:31:00 EST
Dungeness Crab season delayed by two weeks due to harmful algae
   SEATTLE (AP) - Officials in Washington state say they're delaying the start of Dungeness crab season by two weeks because of harmful algae. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday that the opening of the season on Washington's coast is being moved from Dec. 1 to Dec. 16.    Officials say the crabs contain domoic acid that can build up in crabs and is like poison for the brain for anyone who consumes the crabs. They say it can lead to sho...

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:55:00 EST
Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort opening Saturday
Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort is excited to announce that we will be opening for the 2017/18 season Saturday November 18 from 9am-4pm. 

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:34:00 EST
50 officers growing facial hair for a good cause in Yakima
For the first time in over thirty years, The Yakima Police Department is allowing officers to grow facial hair for a good cause.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:31:00 EST
Congressman Newhouse and more visiting Wapato schools for Focus on Education Month
Wapato Public Schools are recognizing Focus on Education Month (November) by inviting elected leaders to visit the District to see and hear about the efforts taking place to improve learning facilities. 

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:38:00 EST
What to know before cutting a Christmas Tree in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Many people have already started looking for their perfect Christmas Tree in the Okanogan-Wennatchee Forest.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:37:00 EST
Yakima house knocked down after sustaining too much fire damage Tuesday night
The Yakima Fire Department is still investigating what caused the house fire that shut down Fruitvale Boulevard for hours on Tuesday night. 

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:34:00 EST
Yakima woman dead after rollover accident
Washington State Patrol says they don't know if drugs or alcohol are involved in a rollover accident that killed a 54-year-old Yakima woman.

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:32:00 EST
Operation Christmas Child drop-off locations in Yakima
Operation Christmas Child is a national, annual event put on each year by Samaritan's Purse. 

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:52:00 EST
Four arrested after drive-by shooting in Toppenish
Four men are in custody in connection to a drive-by shooting in Toppenish.

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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:35:00 EST
Man who burglarized Metro PCS arrested just hours later
A Yakima man is in police custody tonight after an early morning burglary at Metro PCS just north of downtown.

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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:43:00 EST
Another successful Coffee With A Cop in Yakima
The Yakima Police officers drank coffee and ate pastries with community members this morning for their latest Coffee With A Cop event. 

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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:51:00 EST
Hit and run collision leaves pedestrian dead; authorities searching for suspect
On October 28th, 2017 at 6:56 p.m., Yakima Police Department officers responded to the area of South 6th Street and East Spruce Street regarding a car versus pedestrian hit and run collision. 

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