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  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Help Center Monday: Mental health

    For this week's help center, we had several specialists come in to answer your questions about mental health. 

  • House approves Newhouse bill honoring fallen Richland Marine

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation H.R. 5504, to designate the U.S. Postal Service facility at 4801 West Van Giesen Street in West Richland, Washington as the “Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office.” 

  • Benton County voters to see changes in the Primary Elections

    The Benton County Auditor is pleased to announce some exciting changes to the ballot for Benton County voters. 

  • UCSO recovers stolen vehicles and property; suspect still at large

    On July 11, 2018, Umatilla County Sheriff's Detective Loren Westmoreland received a tip regarding several stolen vehicles being stored on a property located on Echols Road near Hermiston. 

  • 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. 

  • NICB reports good news for WA vehicle owners: declining auto theft rates

    SEATTLE, WA - For the third year in a row, no Washington cities ranked among the nation’s 10 worst cities for auto theft. The Spokane area, which made the top 10 list from 2011 to 2014 and ranked as high as fourth in 2011, dropped from 11th in 2016 to 36th in 2017, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) recent annual Hot Spots Report. Most metropolitan areas in Washington saw a decrease in auto theft rates in 2017, and  NICB’s report sho...

  • 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. 

  • Business Spotlight: The Bradley restaurant

    A new upscale restaurant and craft bar in Richland called The Bradley is now open for business from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 3 p.m. until 1 a.m. Friday through Saturday. 

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  • Ryegrass Coulee fire near Vantage now fully contained

    Ryegrass Coulee fire near Vantage now fully contained

    Thursday, July 12 2018 1:48 PM EDT2018-07-12 17:48:43 GMT

    VANTAGE, Wash. - Firefighters say the Ryegrass Coulee fire burning near Vantage is now 100 percent contained, days after the blaze first broke out late Monday night. The fire burned a total of 1,612 acres. It destroyed one outbuilding and damaged a barn, but no homes were lost. All evacuation orders for the town of Vantage were lifted around 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.

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    VANTAGE, Wash. - Firefighters say the Ryegrass Coulee fire burning near Vantage is now 100 percent contained, days after the blaze first broke out late Monday night. The fire burned a total of 1,612 acres. It destroyed one outbuilding and damaged a barn, but no homes were lost. All evacuation orders for the town of Vantage were lifted around 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.

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  • It's 7-11! It's FREE SLURPEE DAY!

    It's 7-11! It's FREE SLURPEE DAY!

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-07-11 12:31:45 GMT

    Hey! It's gonna be hot today! Leslie Lowe thinks it'll be about 83 degrees today. Couldn't you use a nice treat to cool yourself down? 7-Eleven has you covered today! For years, the convenience store chain has been giving away free Slurpees on July 11th, because you know... 7-11!  All you have to do is visit a participating 7-Eleven between 11am and 7pm (see what they did there?), and you can help yourself to a free small Slurpee!

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    Hey! It's gonna be hot today! Leslie Lowe thinks it'll be about 83 degrees today. Couldn't you use a nice treat to cool yourself down? 7-Eleven has you covered today! For years, the convenience store chain has been giving away free Slurpees on July 11th, because you know... 7-11!  All you have to do is visit a participating 7-Eleven between 11am and 7pm (see what they did there?), and you can help yourself to a free small Slurpee! 

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  • Police, protesters gear up for Trump's visit to Great Falls

    Police, protesters gear up for Trump's visit to Great Falls

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-07-03 19:46:51 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Police and protesters are gearing up for President Donald Trump's visit to Great Falls on Thursday.    Workers were setting concrete barriers outside the ExpoPark, one of the visible signs of the security measures being put in place for the rally.    Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards says ExpoPark gates will open Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Police and protesters are gearing up for President Donald Trump's visit to Great Falls on Thursday.    Workers were setting concrete barriers outside the ExpoPark, one of the visible signs of the security measures being put in place for the rally.    Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards says ExpoPark gates will open Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

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