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Yakima News

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:56:00 EST
Influenza in Yakima County: the best ways for you to stay flu-free
The Yakima Health District says the best way to keep a home influenza-free is disinfecting. 

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Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:01:00 EST
No one injured after car slides into semi near Moxee
At about 10:40 a.m., 23-year-old Grisel Rodriguez of Moxee was driving her 2004 Mazda sedan southbound in the 2800 Block of Faucher Rd at the curve to the right.

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Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:54:00 EST
Emergency Management stresses the dangers of hiking on ridge; flying drones
With the uncertainty of when the Rattlesnake Ridge landslide could happen, the Washington State Department of Transportation is constantly checking on the conditions of the ridge.

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Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:33:00 EST
Man arrested after leading officers on chase and threatening his own life
A Wapato man is facing several charges after a high speed chase while threatening to end his life.

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:10:00 EST
Dogs can catch the human flu
HEALTH ALERT-   Flu season is upon us and even when you're careful there's one thing you may not have thought carried the flu virus According to Veterinarians dogs can catch the human flu. They may not experience symptoms but they can spread it to other dogs and humans.  Unfortunately, there is currently no way to test if your dog is contagious.  But if someone has the flu they says its important that they be mindful of taking their dogs out and about such as to...

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:06:00 EST
Inmate found dead in cell at Benton County Jail
KENNEWICK- The Benton County Sheriff's Office and the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) are currently investigating the death of an inmate on Saturday morning.  On Thursday at 7:30 p.m. the Richland Police Department arrived at the jail following the arrest of a 28-year-old male for Possession of Methamphetamine and an outstanding Kennewick warrant for theft. Upon completing the booking process, which includes a medical, mental health, and suicidal screening, no indications ...

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:59:00 EST
Kittitas County woman's murderer confesses
The murder investigation of a woman now known to be Stephanie Curtis has ended with a blunt confession from her killer.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:46:00 EST
Missing 69 year old Naches Woman Found
Linda Casey has been found.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:58:00 EST
17-year-old who shot at YPD officer could faces charges as an adult
New details into last night's shooting in Yakima that shut down an entire neighborhood.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:47:00 EST
New Naches fire station bond brings hope to its volunteer firefighters
Next month, Yakima County voters will decide to pass or reject 10 propositions in a special election.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:50:00 EST
Kennewick residents fined for unauthorized work in Naches floodway
Richard and Sarah Tamburello of Kennewick have been fined for failing to restore the shoreline and remove the fill material they illegally placed in the Naches River floodway near Nile in Yakima County. 

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:02:00 EST
Students okay after car hits school bus; both drivers transported to hospital
Students are okay after a car crashed into an oncoming school bus near Selah.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:52:00 EST
30-year-old Arizona man killed in Sunnyside shooting identified
On January 17 at 10 a.m., the Yakima County Coroner Office conducted an autopsy on the deceased.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:40:00 EST
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic awarded national grant
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic will soon expand its behavioral health services in Yakima County. 

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:52:00 EST
Fire destroys abandoned home in Yakima
An abandoned house in Yakima is being considered a total loss after a fire over the weekend.

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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:34:00 EST
Hit & Run sends Selah man to hospital
Washington State Patrol is looking for a car involved in a hit and run that sent a Selah man to the hospital.

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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:27:00 EST
Former YFD Captain Robert Burton passes away
The City of Yakima is mourning the loss of a fire captain. 

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Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:13:00 EST
Yakima Police SWAT officers started South Wenas Fire
More than six months after the South Wenas Fire destroyed thousands of acres just north of Selah, we are finally learning what caused the fire.

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Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:06:00 EST
How this flu season is worse from seasons past
Nationwide, we are seeing several flu-related deaths, and Washington itself is also being affected.

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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:21:00 EST
15-year-old facing arrested for October murder
Yakima Police and the Pacific Northwest Violent Offenders Task Force say they've arrested 15-year-old murder suspect Luis Medina-Beltran.

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Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:32:00 EST
Man dies from self inflicted gunshot wound after traffic stop
Washington State Patrol is investigating after a man took his own life during a traffic stop.

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Tue, 9 Jan 2018 20:24:00 EST
Father killed, son injured in car vs pedestrian collision
One man was killed, and another man injured after being hit by a car Monday night. 

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Tue, 9 Jan 2018 20:20:00 EST
Potential Rattlesnake Ridge landslide emphasizes the need for special insurance
What To Know Damage from landslide, mudflow and flood is excluded by standard Homeowners or Business Owners Insurance. 

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Tue, 9 Jan 2018 10:12:00 EST
Where to Recycle in Yakima
     Yakima is in the works of implementing a new curbside recycling program within the next couple of years.

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Mon, 8 Jan 2018 21:44:00 EST
Man who murdered Wapato middle school teacher sentenced to 15 years
Marty Grismer was set to go on trial today for the 2013 murder of Wapato middle school art teacher Desiree Sunford.

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Mon, 8 Jan 2018 19:12:00 EST
House fire displaces family of four in Naches Heights
Firefighters are cleaning up after a second alarm house fire in Naches Heights.

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Sun, 7 Jan 2018 23:22:00 EST
Governor Jay Inslee visits Rattlesnake Ridge site
YAKIMA COUNTY, WA.-- On Sunday, Governor Jay Inslee took the trip to Yakima County to visit the Rattlesnake Ridge site and hear from the geologists working on it. Here are some of the takeaways from Governor Inslee's visit:

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Sat, 6 Jan 2018 19:50:00 EST
Man leads law enforcement on multi-county chase
NBC RIGHT NOW-- Multiple agencies found themselves busy Saturday afternoon after one Prosser man led them on a chase through Benton and Yakima Counties.  Just before 2:30 PM, Prosser Police attempted to contact Luciano Cortez, who had multiple felony warrants out for his arrest. They made it to Cortez's neighborhood when he fled, heading west on I-82. From there, officers from Prosser, along with other agencies from Benton County and Yakima County, and Washington State Patrol, c...

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Fri, 5 Jan 2018 14:02:00 EST
Randall Park parking lot to close for tree removal
The 44th Avenue parking lot at Randall Park will close for two weeks starting Monday, January 8th, for tree removal. 

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Thu, 4 Jan 2018 21:39:00 EST
What makes the flu deadly?
The flu is now widespread in Washington.

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Thu, 4 Jan 2018 14:44:00 EST
Warming fire likely cause of blaze at abandoned house
An old abandoned house is likely a total loss after an early morning fire.

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Wed, 3 Jan 2018 20:05:00 EST
Yakima Police Chief Rizzi in the running for chief position in Topeka, Kansas
Chief Dominic Rizzi is a finalist to become police chief of the Topeka, Kansas Police Department. 

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Wed, 3 Jan 2018 15:31:00 EST
Level III sex offender change of address notification: Jeremy Lynn Hudgens
Jeremy Lynn Hudgens currently resides as a transient in Yakima County and is required to check in weekly.

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Wed, 3 Jan 2018 15:20:00 EST
Options available for Christmas tree disposal in Yakima
With the holiday season winding down, the City of Yakima does offer an option for Christmas Tree disposal. 

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Wed, 3 Jan 2018 15:10:00 EST
Kittitas County businesses targeted in new scam
The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office responded to two fraud complaints targeting local businesses. 

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Tue, 2 Jan 2018 10:40:00 EST
Union Gap man dies while crossing SR 22
A 31-year-old Union Gap man is dead after getting hit by a car while crossing the road. 

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Mon, 1 Jan 2018 13:41:00 EST
Second suspect arrested in May killing of Yakima bicyclist
Yakima Police have arrested a second suspect in the fatal drive-by shooting of a bicyclist in May. 

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Mon, 1 Jan 2018 13:03:00 EST
87-year-old woman last seen at doctor's office found dead days later
The Toppenish woman who had been missing since Thursday has been found dead.

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Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:55:00 EST
Washington family killed in crash while on vacation in Mexico
ACAPULCO, Mexico- Mexican authorities say five people visiting from the United States were among 10 people killed in a fiery car crash on a coastal highway in southern Mexico.    Guerrero state security spokesman Roberto Alvarez Heredia said Sunday that the crash late Friday also left two U.S. residents hospitalized.    A van carrying the family from Washington state collided with a motorcycle and another car. All of the vehicles caught fire. Two people riding the ...

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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 21:23:00 EST
Yakima Central Plaza hits $9 million private funding goal
The Yakima Central Plaza project has been called the most transformative enhancement in Downtown Yakima for the next century. 

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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 21:08:00 EST
The City or businesses: who is responsible for sidewalks?
With the freezing rain Yakima received last night, many sidewalks have a layer of ice. 

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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 20:41:00 EST
Fire ratings and how they can affect home insurance
Usually, firefighters deal with some of the most heartbreaking and tragic situations when they respond to an emergency. 

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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:10:00 EST
Weather causing delays for Yakima Transit
Due to weather conditions, Yakima Transit will have delays to all routes. 

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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 13:22:00 EST
Celebrating a new year with different traditions
New Year's Eve is just days away, and for some, that means participating in old traditions in order to welcome a new year.

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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:15:00 EST
Traffic stop leads to standoff and arrests
Two men are facing several charges after a traffic stop in Yakima Thursday afternoon.

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Thu, 28 Dec 2017 21:19:00 EST
New details in third officer involved shooting case
The Yakima Police Department has released the names of the YPD officers involved in a a shooting with Gabriel Zavala Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. 

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Thu, 28 Dec 2017 13:27:00 EST
Five YPD officers on paid leave following three officer involved shootings
Five officers with Yakima Police are now on paid administrative leave after three officer involved shootings in Yakima in two days.

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Wed, 27 Dec 2017 15:32:00 EST
Gang related drive-by shooting leaves one 18-year-old wounded
On December 26th at approximately 8 p.m., Union Gap Police responded to a residence in the 2200 block of S 5th Avenue for a report of a gunshot victim. 

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Wed, 27 Dec 2017 10:36:00 EST
Police find man with life threatening gunshot wounds in Yakima
A 26-year-old man is in the hospital with serious injuries after a shooting in Yakima.

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Tue, 26 Dec 2017 21:32:00 EST
Homeless shelter opens for ages 18-24 in Yakima
This is the first time in Yakima history that a homeless shelter opens up for people between the ages of 18 and 24. 

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Tue, 26 Dec 2017 11:02:00 EST
Man flown to Harborview after shooting
A 21-year-old man is at Harborview Medical Center after a shooting on the 300 Block of Quince Avenue around 8:00 Saturday night.

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Sat, 23 Dec 2017 20:59:00 EST
Union Gap Police search for suspect involved in a shooting
UNION GAP- On December 23rd, just before noon, Union Gap Police responded to the 3600 block of Tacoma St in reference to a gunshot victim. Officers located and secured the scene of the shooting and learned the victim, a male 32 years of age, had been transported to a local hospital in a privately owned vehicle. The victim sustained gunshot wounds to the arm and leg. The wounds are not believed to be life threatening. The suspect has been identified as 30 year old Gabriel Antho...

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Fri, 22 Dec 2017 22:37:00 EST
Selah students prepare for D.C. trip by hosting several fundraisers
Gabi Young is one of many students working their way to earn a ticket to D.C. Bound. 

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Fri, 22 Dec 2017 20:37:00 EST
Security officers bring small, much-needed miracle to friendly neighbors
Giving back to those in need is such a simple concept, and that's what a group of guys at the federal courthouse in Yakima were doing this morning for a couple they say is extended family. 

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Thu, 21 Dec 2017 21:26:00 EST
24-year-old suspected of intoxication dies from one-car crash, not wearing seat belt
A 24-year-old involved in a one-car collision outside of Sunnyside was not wearing a seat belt when he was ejected and killed in the crash. 

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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:05:00 EST
Coroner identifies 16-year-old who died of gunshot wound to chest
The Yakima County Sheriff's Office and Moxee Police are investigating a shooting that left a 16-year-old boy dead.

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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:00:00 EST
How Yakima's snow budget this year is different from previous winters
So far, this winter has been a lot different than last year's, which was a learning experience for the City of Yakima. 

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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:17:00 EST
Papa John's delivery driver brings holiday cheer through mobile lights display
One of the best parts of the holidays is Christmas lights, and Papa John's in Yakima uses them as their secret weapon. 

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 20:37:00 EST
One Yakima woman helps bring presents to families during the holidays
For those who haven't finished Christmas shopping, you're running out of time. But what about those who simply can't afford presents at all? 

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:58:00 EST
City of Yakima accepting applications for their scholarship
The City of Yakima encourages higher education, which is why it's giving students the opportunity to apply for a scholarship. 

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 18:42:00 EST
Handmade cards made with love meant to give back
Fields of Grace is selling handmade card made with love and you have just enough time to buy one and have it sent off by Christmas.  

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:26:00 EST
Yakima Police Department investigating officer-involved shooting in Zillah
We've learned Zillah Police officer Jacob Olivias shot 61-year-old Ricky Bounds Friday night.

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