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Group operating Yakima homeless shelter plans to close

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - The group that's been running a homeless shelter in Yakima says it plans to close the facility at the end of June.The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that Transform Yakima Together says it recently withdrew its application to make the site permanent and plans to close the shelter June 30.

Police arrest 18-year-old suspect accused in Valley Mall homicide

Grandview Police and Yakima Police have arrested 18-year-old Luis Coronado-Vazquez in the shooting death of 21-year-old Efren Cervantes-Sanchez of Yakima.Police took him into custody around 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.Luis Coronado-Vazquez allegedly shot Cervantes in the chest as they were arguing sometime…

Search continues for Valley Mall shooter

The Union Gap Police and Crime Stoppers of Yakima are still looking for 18-year old Luis Coronado-Vazquez who is wanted in the shooting death of 21-year old Efren Cervantez-Sanchez of Yakima. Cervantez was shot in the chest following an argument…

Man sentenced for leaving baby in hot car

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter after he left his then-girlfriend's infant in a hot car while car shopping at a dealership.Haven Hackworth, of Marsing, was sentenced Monday to nine months in county jail and three years probation.Hackworth pleaded guilty in November to felony involuntary manslaughter.

Gov. Brown signs child care safety bill

Oregon's governor is taking action to keep children safe when they go to day care.Governor Kate Brown signed HB 4065 into law on Friday, which provides the state with stronger tools to keep children in child care facilities safe. The…

AP: Yakima homeowner shot 1, not 2 home invaders in February

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - In a Feb. 19, 2017 story about a home invasion and shooting in Yakima, Washington, The Associated Press reported erroneously reported the circumstances of the incident. The homeowner shot one suspect, not two, and the shooting occurred during the home invasion, not as the suspects fled.