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First Yakima County resident dies from COVID-19

YAKIMA, Wash. – The Yakima Health District has reported its first COVID-19 death in the county, and the number of cases have also increased. The resident was an elderly person who lived at a long-term care facility. Their gender and…

At least 8 inmates escape Yakima County jail, officials say

UPDATE: 14 inmates broke fire door to escape Yakima County jail, sparked by fears of COVID-19, officials say --- YAKIMA, Wash. — Officials say multiple inmates at the Yakima County jail escaped about 7:10 p.m. Monday. https://www.facebook.com/KAPPKVEW/posts/10159634381409746 Eight of the…

Lourdes sets up overflow COVID-19 screening tent

PASCO, Wash. – Lourdes Health set up an additional COVID-19 screening tent outside the emergency department on Monday morning. According to Lisa Larson with Lourdes Health, the tent is meant for overflow screening. If the emergency room area starts to…

Pasco man arrested for abusing infant, breaking multiple bones

WARNING: This story contains disturbing details. PASCO, Wash. – Police arrested a 20-year-old man for abusing an infant so badly that they suffered multiple broken bones and substantial bruising. According to the Pasco Police Department, someone called Child Protective Services…

USPS: COVID-19 not impacting mail services

SEATTLE, Wash. -- The United States Postal Service said the COVID-19 pandemic is not impacting their mail services. State and local governments are restricting commercial and personal activities, but it doesn't include the post office. "The restrictions being imposed generally…