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  • We Honor Vets program at Virginia Mason Memorial receives recognition

    Veterans often carry experiences from their military service that present unique health care challenges, and unfortunately, many of them may not know about, or have access to, specialized care. 

  • Red Cross Experiencing Blood Shortage Across the Pacific Northwest

    NBC RIGHT NOW- Red Cross locations across the Pacific Northwest are experiencing a blood shortage.

  • Yakima teachers rally for higher salaries

    Teachers with the Yakima School District joined a rally today for the purpose of supporting the Association of Education in Yakima. 

  • Yakima man in court for raping 12-year-old is linked to 2nd rape case

    A 29-year-old man is sitting in the Yakima County Jail for rape charges in a case prosecutors are calling horrific. The victim in this case - a 12-year-old girl. 

  • Are your children vaccinated for school?

    As kids get ready to head back to school - parents, are you making sure your child has all the vaccinations they need?

  • Level III sex offender residence notification: Jason Andrew Wright

    Jason Andrew Wright is 46 years old with blonde hair and blue eyes. As a transient, he is required to check in weekly in Yakima County.

  • Yakima PD introduces SafeCam: a new community action program

    The Yakima Police Department has introduced a new community action program designed to help solve crimes faster. 

  • City of Yakima and Yakima County develop plan to address Cowiche Creek flood overflows

    The City of Yakima and Yakima County are approaching the final stages of the addendum to the 2007 Upper Yakima River Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan.

  • Meals on Wheels receives grant for pet support program

    People for People's Meals on Wheels program is known for being able to provide free, nutritious meals to seniors in the community.

  • Arsonist suspected behind several suspicious Yakima fires

    Several arson fires have been set in Yakima - the latest one happening Monday morning. 

  • Yakima Humane Society speaks out about pit bull ban, ties with City

    The Yakima Humane Society has spoken out about the pit bull ban Yakima has in place.  

  • Yakima's Hotel Maison receives historic recognition

    When something is good, you want to keep it that way for as long as possible... and that's exactly what the property owner of Hotel Maison in Yakima have done. 

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    You may have a mask for the smoke, but are you using it properly?

    Right now, there is an air quality alert in our region until noon on Wednesday. 

  • Hops farming Carpenter Family six-generations strong in the Yakima Valley

    The Carpenter Family was one of the first to plant hops in the Yakima Valley over 150 years ago. 

  • Firefighters in Yakima investigate series of blazes over the last week

    Investigators are looking into two suspicious fires from Thursday morning.

  • Police investigating two shootings that land two people in the hospital

    TOPPENISH, Wa- Two people are in the hospital with guns shot wounds after 2 related shootings on Saturday night.  At 7:41pm, officers responded to what started off as a possible eluding in town. The vehicle failed to stop for Ofc. Sholtys of the Yakama Nation Police. The driver lead officers to Astria Toppenish Hospital. Officers quickly learned a 15 year old gun shot victim, from Toppenish, was inside of the vehicle. With the assistance of Zillah PD, Yakima County Sheriff's Of...

  • Westbound lanes of I-90 near Ellensburg to close to traffic two nights next week

    The contractor working for the Washington State Department of Transportation is replacing the bridge decks near Ellensburg. 

  • Stage 1 burn ban in Yakima Valley

    A Stage 1 burn ban has been called by the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency’s Air Pollution Control Officer due to wildfire smoke that continues to inundate the Yakima Valley.

  • Vacancy on Ellensburg City Council after Jill Scheffer resigns

    A position is now available on the Ellensburg City Council after the resignation of member Jill Scheffer.

  • What to expect for this year's apple harvest crop

    With this heat, we might be forgetting fall is just a little over a month away, and so is apple harvest season.

  • New Yakima Valley College program hopes to combat teacher shortage

    Yakima Valley College has started a new program to help out with the teacher shortage. 

  • Public's help sought in locating missing teenager

    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing teenager. 

  • Australian forces join the effort at the Miriam Fire

    The Miriam Fire two miles east of White Pass Ski Area is currently at 1,242 acres and is 9 percent contained. 

  • Work underway on new sidewalks in east Yakima

    The City of Yakima is installing new sidewalks just in time for the start of a new school year. 

  • Yakima Humane Society ends city contract over pit bull ban

    The Yakima Humane Society is cutting ties with the City of Yakima over its ban on pit bull terriers. 

  • Yakima man says he couldn't stop for police because he had to poop

    A man in Yakima is full of it, at least that's what he's claiming.

  • Health experts say tanning isn't worth it; indoors or outdoors

    With all this sun we're getting, our skin is getting a nice color... but have you asked yourself how much sun is too much? 

  • Hometown Proud and Fun: Cowiche

    For this week's Hometown Proud and Fun, we revisited Cowiche... since we weren't able to go last week due to wildfires. 

  • Eastbound lanes of I-90 near Cle Elum to close to traffic two nights next week

    The eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 will close to traffic near Cle Elum two nights next week. 

  • Yakima County physician restricted; prohibited from going to or admitting patients to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

    The Washington Medical Commission has immediately restricted the medical license of physician Richard B. Boyd pending further proceedings. 

  • Yakima Police app gets new update

    The Yakima Police Department app has been changed and updated and is available on i-Phone and Android phones. 

  • Miriam Fire update: nearby camps safely evacuated

    All summer camps have been evacuated safely and children are being reunited with their parents in regards to the Miriam Fire. 

  • Yakima County man pleads guilty to grandson's manslaughter

    A Yakima County man has been sentenced to two years in prison in the fatal shooting of his 10-year-old grandson outside their trailer in the city of Union Gap.

  • 17-year-old Yakima suspect to be tried as adult for murder of 19-year-old

    Yakima Police have identified the suspect in the death of a 19-year-old man found dead in the West Valley Middle School parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds.

  • YVFWC grant to create learning centers with opportunities for local children

    Imagine never being outside the city you grew up in - that's the reality for some children right here in our communities.

  • Look before you leap: don't dive into dirty pool

    With this heat, jumping into the pool sounds like the best idea... but before you do that, make sure it's a clean pool. 

  • Reservation-wide burn ban effective immediately for Yakama Nation

    Yakama Nation Tribal Council has declared a Reservation Wide Burn Ban including the Closed Area, under authority T-127-18.

  • Car ignites fire that slows traffic on I-90

    CLE ELUM- Fire investigators said a car is what ignited the Lower Cle Elum River Fire along I-90 Sunday. As of 9:00 p.m. the fire was roughly 10 acres in size as crews begin to secure the lines and start the mop up phase.  One firefighter suffered a heat-related injury and no structures were lost. The Department of Transportation is setting up barrels to block the right lane in the I-90 area of the fire overnight. Fire crews will work work through the night and hope by Monday ...

  • Family incident mistaken for abduction in Yakima

    Yakima Police Officers are investigating a possible kidnapping after witnesses said they saw a man force a woman into a car and drive off. 

  • Yakima company spreading awareness about phone scams

    If you have a phone, chances are you've experienced a scam phone call once in your life. 

  • Sunnyside Police investigating a murder at Kiwanis Park

    Sunnyside Police are investigating a homicide reported on July 25th at approximately 11:00 pm. Police received a call that a man had been shot in Kiwanis Park, located at the intersection of Doolittle Ave and Reeves Way. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Scam designed to defraud people by threatening to have them arrested

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    NBC RIGHT NOW- A number of Americans each year become targets of phone, internet, or even in-person scams. One of the most common scams in the Yakima area are grandparent scams. Normally you'll get a call from a fake grandchild saying they're in an emergency and they need money immediately wired to them. You may think this only happens at certain times in the year like tax season- but that's not the case.  "The grandparent scam, the lottery scam, the collection scam, there ...

  • Gov. Inslee visits the Yakima Valley to speak about the community's health

    Washington Governor Jay Inslee spent the day in the Yakima Valley, checking out local projects and talking about people's health. 

  • Yakama Nation students get hands-on experience with simulated opioid overdose

    The opioid epidemic is a problem in America, the Northwest, and in our communities. 

  • Steps to avoid heat stroke

    If you're outside in this heat and start to feel dizzy, get a headache and feel nauseous... it could be a sign of heat exhaustion or even heat stroke! 

  • Early morning fire destroys building in Yakima

    A large fire destroyed one building and damaged others nearby early Wednesday morning sending a large plume of black smoke into the sky.

    Yakima firefighters say it was a garage and residential building on the corner of 6th Ave. and Fruitvale Blvd.

  • Three West Valley firefighters recovering after heat-related illnesses

    Three West Valley firefighters needed medical attention after suffering from heat-related illnesses this week. 

  • YPD officers honor fallen Kent officer with bands across badges

    Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno, an 8-year veteran, is the officer who died over the weekend in the line of duty. 

  • Local businesses benefiting from the heat

    The Yakima Recreation Center is benefiting from this heat. 

  • Husband and father of seven still missing

    It's been two weeks since a father of seven has gone missing, and his family still hasn't heard from him. 

  • One dead in mass shooting in Canada

    The Latest: 1 victim dead after man shoots 14 in Toronto    TORONTO- Police say a gunman and one victim is dead after a man shot 14 people, including a young girl, in the Toronto neighborhood known as Greektown.    Toronto police chief Mark Saunders says a young woman was killed in the shooting Sunday night. He also says a young girl is in critical condition.    Police spokesman Mark Pugash says the condition of the other victims is not known yet. He says...
  • Gunman opens fire into backyard, killing one person

    SUNNYSIDE- Police are investigating after a man opened fire into the backyard of a home, killing one and wounding four others.  On Friday at approximately 11:45 pm, Sunnyside Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of the 500 block of S 15th Street within the City of Sunnyside.  Upon arrival, officers encountered numerous victims and witnesses at what was an apparent party.  The event had the appearance of a family gathering with blow-up...
  • 500 acre locust grove fire

    KENNEWICK: Multiple agencies respond to a 500 acre fire outside of Kennewick Saturday afternoon- damaging several wheat fields. The fire originally started inside the canyon near Locust Grove Rd. As soon as the fire caught the nearby sage brush and wheat field shortly after it started, that's when it picked up. Chief Lonnie Click with Benton County Fire District 1 says multiple agencies are responding to this fire and are still actively working to contain it. Nearby Structures are b...
  • FEMA provides Federal funds to help fight the Buckshot Fire

    State resources have been mobilized for the Buckshot Fire near Desert Aire and Mattawa. 

  • Two suspects at large after fatal shooting Thursday morning

    Two suspects are being sought after a man was fatally shot Thursday morning while on H Street in Yakima. 

  • Boylston Fire

    Boylston Fire burns 70K acres; 15 percent contained

    The Boylston Fire that closed down all lanes of I-90 for most of the night Thursday night into this morning has burned 70,000 acres and is 15 percent contained.

  • Detectives are still investigating the homicide case.

    Yakima Police investigating two robberies

    The Yakima Police Department are investigating two attempted robberies that happened around 1 a.m. on July 20th. 

  • Area food banks experiencing dry spell in donations

    This heat isn't only drying out the grass, it's also causing a drop in donations at area food banks. 

  • Keeping your four-legged friends safe in the heat

    The Yakima Humane Society is reminding us to be careful when taking our furry friends out for a walk in this weather. 

  • Keeping seniors safe in the heat

    With triple digit heat hitting Yakima, it's important to stay hydrated and especially important to check on our seniors. 

  • Booming glass straw business offers an environment-friendly alternative to plastic

    We are so used to getting plastic straws when we go out to restaurants that we don't even think about where it ends up after we use them. 

  • Three puppies abandoned on side of highway in Yakima

    If you were driving down the highway and saw something moving inside a plastic garbage bag on the side of the road, would you pull over and check it out? 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Kennewick residents put up their own speed limit sign

    KENNEWICK: Residents in one Kennewick neighborhood are fed up by people speeding through their streets, so they've taken matters into their own hands. A lot of people use 7th Avenue and Huntington Place in Kennewick as a through street to access US 395. Many residents say when drivers are  going 60 MPH on their 25 MPH street, that they can't even let their children or animals play outside near the street. "I have a daughter and all of us have animals in the area...
  • Restaurant goes up in flames after an explosive reaction in the kitchen

    YAKIMA- A restaurant went up in flames on Saturday after an explosive reaction in the kitchen. Around noon the Yakima Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the 5600 block of Tieton Drive. In total, approximately 40 firefighters responded.  Crews were assigned to enter the building to try and locate and extinguish the fire, but they were hampered by the smokey conditions and high heat. Eventually the truck company had to cut a hole in the roof to let some of the ...
  • City of Kennewick puts up panhandling signs

    KENNEWICK: You may have seen them while driving around town.....panhandlers...holding up signs asking for money. Now the City of Kennewick is putting up signs of their own,and cracking down on panhandling. On the signs there's a note encouraging people to stop handing out money,but to contribute to a solution instead. Chariss Warner with the Tri-Cities Union Gospel Mission says that solution could be handing out water, a granola bar- or maybe even one of their resource car...
  • Brush fire along I-82 causes backup for drivers

    Earlier today a brush fire caused a bit of backup for drivers headed towards Kittitas County.  

  • Tips from Pacific Power to be safe, stay cool and use less energy

    With forecasts predicting triple-digit temperatures throughout Southern Oregon over the coming week, Pacific Power wants to remind customers to stay safe and use these tips to beat the heat, use less energy and save money. 

  • Two swarms of bees take over Yakima man's backyard

    Two swarms of bees took over a homeowner's backyard in Yakima, with hundreds of bees swarming the tree in a backyard. 

  • The Walking Dead star and Naches native lookalike promote new film

    A bit of Hollywood has come to Yakima. An actor who stars in seasons 6, 7, and 8 of The Walking Dead is in Yakima to preview a teaser trailer for the upcoming film "The Beast of LBL," which also stars a Naches native. 

  • Yakima Greenway Fires Being Investigated

    YAKIMA-    Since January there has been close to sixty fires along the Yakima Greenway, stretching across I-82 in Union Gap all the way into Selah, and onto Highway 12 right at the 16th avenue exit. 

  • Ryegrass Coulee Fire 50% contained, hoping to reach 80% containment by Wednesday night

    We don't know the cause of the fire at this time; the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office is bringing in state investigators to determine the cause.

  • Yakima Central Plaza to be on November ballot

    For those in Yakima who are either for or against the Central Plaza, the City is now leaving it up to residents on whether the project happens or not. 

  • Level III sex offender residence notification: Robert D. Lowman

    Robert D. Lowman is 41 years old, white, with blonde hair and blue eyes. His new residence is in the 1,000 block of S 21st Ave., Yakima WA 98902.

  • Yakima Airport receives federal award

    A federal agency is recognizing Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field’s efforts to deter wildlife from interfering with airport operations.

  • YRCAA wood stove replacement program again available

    The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency remains committed to reducing the greatest threat to Yakima County air quality – small particles, most of which result from inefficient wood burning activity. 

  • Level III sex offender residence notification: Trenton Riley Wells

    Wells was convicted of Child Molestation in the Second Degree and Rape in the Third Degree on November 26, 2012.

  • Yakima PD encourages more block watch groups

    Neighborly help can always come in handy, and part of that help can even come from a block watch group.  

  • Teen boy in serious condition after being hit by a YSO car

    A 13-year-old boy is listed in serious, but stable condition Sunday after being hit by a Yakima County Sheriff's Office sergeant's car.  

  • Yakima motorcyclist dies after crash

    A motorcyclist has died from his injuries after getting into a crash with two other cars.  

  • Summer playground dangers

    KENNEWICK: Triple digit temperatures are right around the corner and it's important to make sure you're drinking enough water, staying cool and applying that sunblock, but there's one place during these hot temperatures that can pose some serious safety issues. The playground- a place where your kids have probably already visited this summer. Susan Bruemmer brought her daughter to the playground of dreams today and says hot surfaces are definitely on her radar. "I always tou...
  • Yakima libraries hosting immigration lawyers for legal advice

    If you or someone you know needs legal advice in particular with immigration, you might want to read this. 

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    Free concerts and movies coming to Yakima parks

    City of Yakima parks will be alive with the sound of music – and movies – during three different series that begin next week. 

  • Police investigating after body found under Yakima overpass

    Yakima police are investigating after a body was found partially on train tracks under an overpass. 

  • Air quality in Yakima not affected by fireworks

    After a Fourth of July cerebration full of fireworks, have you ever asked yourself what the air quality is like the next day?

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    Throwback Thursday: 1900's Alfalfa Saloon in Yakima

    For this week's Throwback Thursday, we headed back to the 1900's. 

  • Law enforcement put 50 homes on evacuation notice and a shelter opened up at Naches Middle School. The fire threatened homes, crops, other buildings and power lines.

    Conrad fire threatens homes and forces evacuations

    State resources are now on scene of the Conrad fire burning near Selah. 

  • Washington man recovers fallen son's flag

    Just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, one family has found the missing flag that belonged to their son Joe Jackson, who died in battle, while in Afghanistan.

  • Safe Food Temperature Chart, Courtesy: FDA

    Outdoor Grilling & Food Safety

    NBC RIGHT NOW- Independence Day calls for a number of people to be outside having a picnic, barbecuing, and enjoying the nice summer weather Eastern Washington has. But making sure you're handling your food safely can ensure your dishes make it to your table, without the risk of someone getting a foodborne illness. 

  • Fourth of July Dangers

    YAKIMA, WA - Firefighters worry about more than just fires on fourth of July. They also worry about other things people shoot into the air during the red, white and blue holiday. 

  • One man's weight loss journey leads him to his wife

    RICHLAND: One Richland man has gone above and beyond to turn his life around, and he's a true testimony to 'where there's a will there's a way' In the last 8 years 71-year-old Wayne Osmundson has lost nearly 100 pounds. "I weighed 256 pounds and I said…That has got to stop," said Wayne. "I started getting my weight down and I weighed under 200 pounds." In fact, if you met Wayne 8 years ago, then you probably wouldn't recognize him. "I was wearing ...
  • What fireworks are allowed in your City?

    PASCO: The 4th of July is right around the corner and many of you have already been out and about buying fireworks, but it's important to know what's allowed and what isn't in your County.   The City of Pasco just recently legalized certain fireworks at their May 21st City council meeting. The City Manager's office says the decision was made so that law enforcement can focus on larger violations on the 4th of July, instead of small-scale fireworks. The owner of the Grigg'...

  • Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue tours Washington to talk about tariffs

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue made appearances in the Tri-Cities and Yakima on Tuesday.

  • Police investigating drive-by shooting in Yakima

    Yakima police are searching for the person who shot a woman in a drive by early Tuesday morning.

  • Man arrested after trying to break into home in Yakima

    Yakima Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a shooting Tuesday morning near South 48th and Carol Avenue.

  • River of Fire Changes

    COLUMBIA PARK: If you haven't heard already, the Tri-Cities Water Follies is taking over the River of Fire festival -- for the Fourth of July. Partnering with Hapo Community Credit Union, Water Follies is working on what they're calling the *River of Fire celebration.''* Iit'll, of course, be a spectacular night that everyone has grown to love- but from a different location this year. Water Follies Event Coordinator, Kathy Powell says they're calling it the sphere of danger. The f...
  • Pasco Fire Department's Hands-On CPR training

    PASCO: Every second counts- that's the message the Pasco Fire Department is trying to spread across the Tri-Cities.  If you see someone suffering from a cardiac arrest or hear about it using the new pulse point app; an app that notify you when there is an emergency in your area, then Ben Shearer with the Pasco Fire Department says this could make the make the difference between life or death for someone. "It's really about getting on the chest and pushing about 100 times ...
  • Operation Dry Water this weekend

    RICHLAND: This weekend deputies are putting an emphasis on drinking and boating as part of a nation-wide campaign called 'Operation Dry Water.' Deputies are in the middle of their 'Operation Dry Water' campaign, reminding you to never operate a boat if you've been drinking. They're hoping this can minimize the number of accidents caused by boating under the influence... So far today, Brett Hansen with the Benton County Sheriff's department says they've seen far le...
  • 'Families Belong Together' rallies happen across the country

    RICHLAND: Fighting for families to stay together; Today thousands of people took part in protests around the country speaking out against President Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy. From coast to coast, thousands gathered Saturday to protest the separation and detention of migrant families at the U.S Mexico border. The protesters are calling for the over two-thousand children still separated from their families to be reunited. Carrying signs and chanting through the street...
  • Woman killed by train after driving onto the tracks

    FINLEY: A tragedy on the train tracks. Benton county Sheriffs Deputies are investigating after a woman's car was hit by a train...killing her at the scene. It happened early this morning around 12:30 a.m on Sr. 397 and East Perkins Road in Finley. Dan Korten with the Sheriffs office tell us the railroad crossing arms were down and the lights were flashing. They believe the woman tried to drive around the crossing arms when her car got stuck. The train then smashed into the woman's...
  • Yakima youth give back to their local fire department

    Little ones from the Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church joined forces to give back to the Yakima Fire Department. 

  • Eastbound lane closures to cause delays between North Bend and Snoqualmie Pass

    It’s a busy travel weekend across the state and drivers traveling eastbound on Friday and westbound on Sunday will experience delays on Interstate 90 between North Bend and Snoqualmie Pass.

  • Fire Marshal reminder: fireworks banned in unincorporated Yakima County

    As the 4th of July celebration approaches, the Yakima County Fire Marshal’s Office would like to remind residents of the local fireworks laws. 

  • YVFWC offers a free Spanish immersion program for its providers

    The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is aware that the majority of their patients speak Spanish, and to better communicate with them the clinic offers its providers the chance to go through the Pop Wuj program. 

  • Klickitat Co. gets temporary restraining order after fireworks dispute with Yakama Nation

    On Thursday, June 28, the Yakama Nation's request for a temporary restraining order against Klickitat County was granted. 

  • Burn Ban issued for Kittitas County

    Several fire districts have already experienced fires, most notably a 7,500 acre fire in the Vantage area last week. 

  • EMTs allegedly made racist comments toward Native Americans

    Two Washington EMT workers have been placed on unpaid leave pending an investigation into derogatory comments about Native Americans they allegedly posted on social media.  

  • Moxee man arrested after domestic violence assault

    On Wednesday, June 27 at about 10:53 p.m., Officers from the Moxee Police Department responded to a physical domestic violence assault happening in the 200 block of Blossom Drive.

  • White Swan residents present several issues to visiting Gov. Inslee

    Governor Jay Inslee stopped by White Swan to hear about issues the community feels need to be addressed.

  • Seattle Sounders coaches teach soccer skills to Yakima youth

    Several kids in Yakima got the opportunity to learn new soccer skills from the pros: Seattle Sounders coaches!

  • Yakima's animal ordinance gets some changes

    If you live in Yakima and you own a dog, you'll want to read this. 

  • Kennewick family speaking out about a rare disorder

    KENNEWICK: A Tri-Cities family has suffered a great loss, but now they're trying to save lives by telling their story of a rare genetic disorder. The Deleon family has lost two sons because of a disease called Urea Cycle Disorder, and now the mother and daughter are battling this disease. To put the disorder into perspective, we take for granted eating a burger, but if either Robyn or her daughter eat a burger, then that protein can be transformed into dea...
  • 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...
  • 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. 

  • The history of Allan Bros. Fruit in Naches

    Allan Bros. Fruit is a giant in the small town of Naches. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Davis High School students participate in NASA camp

    School may be out, but learning happens all year round. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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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  • Hydration Kits for Seniors

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    YAKIMA- Forty percent of heat-related deaths occur in people aged 65 or older. 

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  • Yakima man attends Alzheimer's Association Night at Mariners game

    Yakima man attends Alzheimer's Association Night at Mariners game

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    Before the Mariners game on Friday night, June 15, there was a really cool moment for Yakima native Austin Hunter. 

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    Before the Mariners game on Friday night, June 15, there was a really cool moment for Yakima native Austin Hunter. 

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  • Two people hit by trains in Toppenish over the weekend

    Two people hit by trains in Toppenish over the weekend

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    Hermiston Police say this investigation is, "still very much active and contrary to all the information on social media (some of which is not accurate) we will not be releasing additional information until we are able to locate the appropriate family membHermiston Police say this investigation is, "still very much active and contrary to all the information on social media (some of which is not accurate) we will not be releasing additional information until we are able to locate the appropriate family memb
    Hermiston Police say this investigation is, "still very much active and contrary to all the information on social media (some of which is not accurate) we will not be releasing additional information until we are able to locate the appropriate family membHermiston Police say this investigation is, "still very much active and contrary to all the information on social media (some of which is not accurate) we will not be releasing additional information until we are able to locate the appropriate family memb
    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:...More >>
    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:...More >>
  • Pasco couple combines their passions through a School of Ballet and Capoeira

    Pasco couple combines their passions through a School of Ballet and Capoeira

    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:52:03 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:52:03 GMT
    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...More >>
    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...More >>
  • Teen hit and killed by train in Toppenish

    Teen hit and killed by train in Toppenish

    Saturday, June 16 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-06-16 23:25:24 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-06-16 23:25:24 GMT
    At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody. We are expecting an update Monday afternoon on this case.At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody.At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody. We are expecting an update Monday afternoon on this case.At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody.
    At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody. We are expecting an update Monday afternoon on this case.At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody.At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody. We are expecting an update Monday afternoon on this case.At this point, officers do not know there conditions. Police do have a 34-year-old man in custody.
    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...More >>
    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...More >>
  • Strides Therapeutic Riding Center participant shares testimony story

    Strides Therapeutic Riding Center participant shares testimony story

    Saturday, June 16 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-06-16 21:52:51 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-06-16 21:52:51 GMT
    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 ...More >>
    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 ...More >>
  • Yakima PD detectives issue second degree murder warrant for 20-year-old man

    Yakima PD detectives issue second degree murder warrant for 20-year-old man

    Friday, June 15 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:59:46 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:59:46 GMT

    Yakima Police Detectives have issued a second degree murder warrant for 20-year-old Dallas Martin of Bonney Lake, Washington. 

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    Yakima Police Detectives have issued a second degree murder warrant for 20-year-old Dallas Martin of Bonney Lake, Washington. 

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  • Suspect arrested for body buried in barn case

    Suspect arrested for body buried in barn case

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-06-06 01:31:32 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 9:00 PM EDT2018-06-15 01:00:17 GMT

    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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    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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  • Level III sex offender residence notification: Juan Carlos Sandoval

    Thursday, June 14 2018 3:25 PM EDT2018-06-14 19:25:56 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-06-14 19:31:31 GMT

    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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    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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  • Tribal member man sentenced to 7 years for brutal assault of woman

    Tribal member man sentenced to 7 years for brutal assault of woman

    Thursday, June 14 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-06-14 18:52:18 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-06-14 18:52:18 GMT

    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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    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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  • Toppenish woman sentenced to 29 years for point-blank murder in Wapato

    Toppenish woman sentenced to 29 years for point-blank murder in Wapato

    Thursday, June 14 2018 2:05 PM EDT2018-06-14 18:05:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 2:05 PM EDT2018-06-14 18:05:00 GMT

    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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    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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  • Anti-crime detectives assist in arrests of 8 illicit drug dealers

    Anti-crime detectives assist in arrests of 8 illicit drug dealers

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-06-14 00:39:10 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-06-14 00:39:10 GMT

    As part of the 3/10ths initiative, the Ellensburg Police Department sought funding to provide two Anti-Crime detectives. 

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    As part of the 3/10ths initiative, the Ellensburg Police Department sought funding to provide two Anti-Crime detectives. 

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  • Middle school student reports being abducted in Yakima; police investigating

    Middle school student reports being abducted in Yakima; police investigating

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:19:57 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-06-14 00:14:45 GMT

    A female student reports being abducted while walking to school Wednesday morning.

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    A female student reports being abducted while walking to school Wednesday morning.

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  • The Yakima Police Department is hiring new officers

    The Yakima Police Department is hiring new officers

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-06-13 01:19:51 GMT
    Tuesday, June 12 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-06-13 01:19:51 GMT

    If you've ever thought about becoming a police officer, the Yakima Police Department is hiring. 

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    If you've ever thought about becoming a police officer, the Yakima Police Department is hiring. 

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  • New UW faculty tour the state

    New UW faculty tour the state

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-06-13 00:59:49 GMT
    Tuesday, June 12 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-06-13 00:59:49 GMT

    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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    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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  • 19 elementary students awarded brand new bikes for perfect attendance

    19 elementary students awarded brand new bikes for perfect attendance

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-06-13 00:45:51 GMT
    Tuesday, June 12 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-06-13 00:45:51 GMT

    An elementary school in Yakima decided to surprise several students with the ultimate summer gift: brand new bikes. 

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    An elementary school in Yakima decided to surprise several students with the ultimate summer gift: brand new bikes. 

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  • Firefighters contain barn fire

    Firefighters contain barn fire

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 10:10 AM EDT2018-06-12 14:10:25 GMT
    Tuesday, June 12 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-06-12 14:55:14 GMT
    The bill also requires sellers of personal firefighting equipment that contain the chemicals to notify those buyers.The bill also requires sellers of personal firefighting equipment that contain the chemicals to notify those buyers.

    The fire started at about 4:30 a.m. on Naches Heights Road near Roberts Road.

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    The fire started at about 4:30 a.m. on Naches Heights Road near Roberts Road.

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  • Downtown Summer Nights series returns for a sixth year

    Downtown Summer Nights series returns for a sixth year

    Monday, June 11 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-06-11 21:21:46 GMT
    Monday, June 11 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-06-11 21:21:46 GMT

    “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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    “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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  • CWU student doesn’t let rare cancer keep her from graduating

    CWU student doesn’t let rare cancer keep her from graduating

    Friday, June 8 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-06-09 00:23:36 GMT
    Friday, June 8 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-06-09 00:23:36 GMT

    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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    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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  • Selah 4th grader, entrepreneur goes to national competition for invention

    Selah 4th grader, entrepreneur goes to national competition for invention

    Friday, June 8 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-06-08 23:14:58 GMT
    Friday, June 8 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-06-08 23:14:58 GMT

    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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    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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  • Don't fall for these phone scams

    Don't fall for these phone scams

    Thursday, June 7 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-06-07 22:47:13 GMT
    Thursday, June 7 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-06-07 22:47:13 GMT

    Pacific Power is reminding customers to be aware of phone scams that target customers.

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    Pacific Power is reminding customers to be aware of phone scams that target customers.

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  • No apparent threat found at Ridgeview Elementary

    No apparent threat found at Ridgeview Elementary

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-06-07 00:54:10 GMT
    Wednesday, June 6 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-06-07 00:54:10 GMT

    Kids are now home safe after a reported threat locked down Ridgeview Elementary Wednesday afternoon in Yakima. 

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    Kids are now home safe after a reported threat locked down Ridgeview Elementary Wednesday afternoon in Yakima. 

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