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Yakima County 2009 death report released

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YAKIMA, Wash--  1,874.  That's the number of deaths in Yakima County last year. 549 of those cases made it to the coroner's office.  Yesterday, the coroner put out the annual summary of deaths in the county last year.  While the overall number of deaths was about the same as in past years, the number of non-natural deaths went up. That means homicides, drug over doses, and auto accidents all rose last year. While individual police departments keep their own record of this info from city to city.   The coroner's annual report helps them get a big picture perspective on what's going on the county as a whole.