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  • Two mini-marts robbed at gunpoint over the weekend

    YAKIMA- Two mini-marts were robbed at gunpoint on Saturday.  At about 7:30 pm Yakima Police Department officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Food Mart located at 620 North 16th Avenue.  The suspect in the robbery of the Food Mart is described as a man wearing a tan mask, a black and gray flannel shirt, black jeans, and dark-colored shoes.  The suspect is approximately 5’8″ tall and weighs approximately 220 pounds.  ...

  • Secretary of Defense James Mattis visits Chief Joseph Middle School

    Students at Chief Joseph Middle School had a surprise on Friday, November 16 when James Mattis, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, paid a visit.  

  • Newhouse bill honoring fallen Richland Marine heads to President’s desk

    Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statements after the U.S. Senate approved 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.” Rep. Newhouse introduced H.R. 5504 with the support of the entire Washington delegation to honor the life and service of U.S. Marin

  • WA city considers becoming 'sanctuary city' to protect gun rights

    A Washington city is considering becoming a "sanctuary city" to shield itself from gun laws after its police chief says he won't allow his department to enforce the regulations passed by voters under Initiative 1639.

  • WA man who raped dying woman gets less than 3 years in prison

    A 20-year-old Washington state man has been sentenced to less than three years in prison for raping a high school student as she died from a drug overdose and texting semi-nude photos of her.

  • NRA sues to block new Washington gun control measure

    The National Rifle Association is suing to block a new, voter-approved gun control measure in Washington state. 

  • US Marshals Task Force arrests wanted gang affiliate in Yakima

    YAKIMA, WA – On Wednesday, the United States Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force (PNVOTF) was working in Yakima trying to locate and arrest 41-year-old Elijio Mendoza. Mendoza was wanted by the Washington State Department of Corrections (WDOC) for Failure to Report. He is a known gang affiliate, who is classified as a High Violent Offender.  The PNVOTF had surveillance of a house in south Yakima and tried to arrest Mendoza....
  • Trial date for Richland Winco shooter pushed back

    A man from Umatilla is in custody after a shooting at the Winco in Richland Monday night. 

  • New Goodwill coming to Kennewick

    KENNEWICK: Good news for all of you bargain shoppers out there, Goodwill is opening a brand new store in Kennewick sometime next year. Thanks to a 3.1 million dollar loan and lots of planning, a very large patch of dirt will be home to a 20,000 square foot Goodwill; half warehouse and processing, half retail. The Kennewick store will be closing, however. You can still say, out with your old couches, TV's and clothing, and *into someone else's hands, just at a different location. ...
  • Ballots are still being counted in Yakima

    The midterm elections were over a week ago, but more than 15,000 ballots in Yakima still haven't been counted. 

  • The Great American Smoke-Out: Quit smoking for a day

    UNITED STATES - The American Cancer Society is urging smokers to kick the habit today as part of the Great American Smoke Out. The Nationwide campaign encourages smokers to quit for a day, and then consider quitting for good. If you're a smoker and want to quit, there are hotlines you can call for help. The number for the Cancer Society's "Quit For Life" program is 1-800-227-2345. You can also call the Washington State quit line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
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  • US Marshals Task Force arrests wanted gang affiliate in Yakima

    US Marshals Task Force arrests wanted gang affiliate in Yakima

    Thursday, November 15 2018 9:28 PM EST2018-11-16 02:28:57 GMT
    YAKIMA, WA – On Wednesday, the United States Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force (PNVOTF) was working in Yakima trying to locate and arrest 41-year-old Elijio Mendoza. Mendoza was wanted by the Washington State Department of Corrections (WDOC) for Failure to Report. He is a known gang affiliate, who is classified as a High Violent Offender.  The PNVOTF had surveillance of a house in south Yakima and tried to arrest Mendoza....More >>
    YAKIMA, WA – On Wednesday, the United States Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force (PNVOTF) was working in Yakima trying to locate and arrest 41-year-old Elijio Mendoza. Mendoza was wanted by the Washington State Department of Corrections (WDOC) for Failure to Report. He is a known gang affiliate, who is classified as a High Violent Offender.  The PNVOTF had surveillance of a house in south Yakima and tried to arrest Mendoza....More >>
  • New Goodwill coming to Kennewick

    New Goodwill coming to Kennewick

    Thursday, November 15 2018 8:44 PM EST2018-11-16 01:44:59 GMT
    KENNEWICK: Good news for all of you bargain shoppers out there, Goodwill is opening a brand new store in Kennewick sometime next year. Thanks to a 3.1 million dollar loan and lots of planning, a very large patch of dirt will be home to a 20,000 square foot Goodwill; half warehouse and processing, half retail. The Kennewick store will be closing, however. You can still say, out with your old couches, TV's and clothing, and *into someone else's hands, just at a different location. ...More >>
    KENNEWICK: Good news for all of you bargain shoppers out there, Goodwill is opening a brand new store in Kennewick sometime next year. Thanks to a 3.1 million dollar loan and lots of planning, a very large patch of dirt will be home to a 20,000 square foot Goodwill; half warehouse and processing, half retail. The Kennewick store will be closing, however. You can still say, out with your old couches, TV's and clothing, and *into someone else's hands, just at a different location. ...More >>
  • Ballots are still being counted in Yakima

    Ballots are still being counted in Yakima

    Thursday, November 15 2018 8:08 PM EST2018-11-16 01:08:50 GMT

    The midterm elections were over a week ago, but more than 15,000 ballots in Yakima still haven't been counted. 

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    The midterm elections were over a week ago, but more than 15,000 ballots in Yakima still haven't been counted. 

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  • House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves

    House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves

    Friday, November 16 2018 12:06 PM EST2018-11-16 17:06:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century.

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    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century.

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  • Lynnwood man who raped dying woman gets less than 3 years in prison

    Lynnwood man who raped dying woman gets less than 3 years in prison

    Friday, November 16 2018 9:45 AM EST2018-11-16 14:45:19 GMT

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. - A 20-year-old Washington state man has been sentenced to less than three years in prison for raping a high school student as she died from a drug overdose and texting semi-nude photos of her. The Daily Herald reports that Brian Varela pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, third-degree rape, and unlawful disposal of remains as part of a plea deal in the February death of 18-year-old Alyssa Noceda.   

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    LYNNWOOD, Wash. - A 20-year-old Washington state man has been sentenced to less than three years in prison for raping a high school student as she died from a drug overdose and texting semi-nude photos of her. The Daily Herald reports that Brian Varela pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, third-degree rape, and unlawful disposal of remains as part of a plea deal in the February death of 18-year-old Alyssa Noceda.    

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  • Possible salmonella outbreak triggers recall of 91,000 pounds of Jennie-O ground turkey

    Possible salmonella outbreak triggers recall of 91,000 pounds of Jennie-O ground turkey

    Friday, November 16 2018 9:10 AM EST2018-11-16 14:10:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The United State Department of Agriculture has issued a recall of more than 91,000 pounds of raw ground turkey due to a possible salmonella outbreak.  Jennie-O Turkey is recalling the ground turkey products due to an illness outbreak.  According to the federal recall from the USDA, the following Jennie-O Turkey products are subject to recall:  

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    WASHINGTON - The United State Department of Agriculture has issued a recall of more than 91,000 pounds of raw ground turkey due to a possible salmonella outbreak.  Jennie-O Turkey is recalling the ground turkey products due to an illness outbreak.  According to the federal recall from the USDA, the following Jennie-O Turkey products are subject to recall:  

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