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Yakima News

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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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:17:00 EDT
State fire assistance mobilized for Easterday Fire
State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Easterday Fire, located approximately 16 miles south of Kennewick in Benton County. 

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:10:00 EDT
Trapper admits to drowning coyote pup captured in Kennewick home
An independent trapper who caught a coyote pup in a Kennewick man's kitchen is under fire after admitting to drowning the pup.

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:54:00 EDT
Harman Center making DIY teddy bears for Yakima PD
The Yakima Harman Center is making DIY teddy bears to give to the Yakima Police Department.

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:04:00 EDT
Milepost 22 fire 50 percent contained
The Milepost Twenty Two Fire is burning in brush and grass near Vantage, Washington just west of the Columbia River.  

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:18:00 EDT
New level III sex offender in Kennewick area
A level III sex offender has moved and is new to the area of Kennewick. 

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:53:00 EDT
The cost of human-caused fires
In 2017, over 1,000 of the fires that burned were started by people... and usually about 4 out of every 5 fires will be human starts.

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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:28:00 EDT
New Life Flight app is saving lives
A new app is helping save lives with the touch of a button. 

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