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Local Airman from Kennewick Graduates from Basic Training

Air Force Airman Kirkland R. Jeffers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and…

No New Mayor... Yet

The City of Yakima will have to wait on a new mayor, for now. The city council was expected to vote on a new mayor or re-elect current Mayor Micah Cawley to a third term, however, the council was split…

Large Haystack Fire Just North of Sunnyside Overnight

From the Yakima Fire Department Date: 1/8/2014 Reported By: Capt Joel ByamContact Information: joel.byam@ycfd5.org Time and Date of Alarm: 01-08-2014 01:45 HoursTime and Date of Control: 01-08-2014, 02:30 HoursIncident Address: 1400 Block of Lewandowski RoadType of Incident: Haystack FireProperty Owners:…

Walla Walla Murder Suspect Arrested in Spokane

A 17-year-old boy identified by the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office as the primary suspect in the shooting death of 20-year-old Yesica Olivos has been arrested in Spokane. Carlos Valdez now faces charges of first degree murder. An arrest warrant…

School Schedule Changes For Wednesday January 8th

School Schedule Changes For Wednesday January 8th: -Pacific NW Univ. of Health Sciences - Closed due to power outage. -Terrace Heights Elementary School is closed today due to a power outage in the Terrace Heights area. -Benton Franklin Head Start:…

Suspected Murderer Lukah Chang in Court Tomorrow

We should learn the details of what led a suspected murderer to change his plea to guilty tomorrow morning in Umatilla County. Lukah Chang was charged with attempted murder and first degree assault in the brutal attack on Karen Lange…

AG Show Features Inspirational Pink Tractor

The AG show began today at the TRAC in Pasco. The show had everything from big machinery to tiny paint swatches. Including one very pink tractor that's attracting a lot of attention. The AG show gives people involved in agriculture…

Slick Roads Cause Accidents Across County

This morning's cold snap created a stir for not only motorists, but students and travelers as well. According to the Yakima County Sheriff's Office, dispatchers received almost two dozen crash reports across the county. That includes an 11-car pileup on…

Yakima Sheriff Will Retire at the End of the Year

The Yakima County Sheriff announces he will not be running for re-election at the end of the year. Sheriff Ken irwin making the anouncement at the county commissioners meeting -- he has served as the sheriff since 2001. Irwin says…

Man Pleads Guilty in Murder Solicitation Case

A Yakima man accused of soliciting a hit on his daughter in law will no longer be going to trial. Gerald Shafer pleaded guilty yesterday to felony harassment and domestic violence threat to kill. Before the deal, he was charged…

Yakima City Council Voting on New Mayor

The City of Yakima may have a new mayor elected by the end of the night. The city council is meeting tonight to vote on who will take Mayor Micah Cawley's spot. So far, council woman Kathy Coffey has expressed…

Too Much Pot?

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state could be facing a curious economic problem: too many pot growers. More than 2,600 applications have been submitted to produce the marijuana that will be sold at state-licensed stores when Washington's legal marijuana industry opens…

Local Airman Graduates Basic Military Training

Air Force Airman Matthew W. Forsyth graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and…

Carey Price Named to Canadian Olympic Team

Former Tri-City Americans goalie Carey Price is headed to Sochi to compete in the Winter Olympics as one of three goalies on the Canadian men's hockey team. So far this year Price has won twenty of the thirty-five games he…

Vehicle Rollover injures 2 in Possible DUI

Drugs or alcohol were a factor in a crash yesterday that injured two people in Wapato. According to the Washington State Patrol, a Ford Expedition was Southbound on North Track Road when it left the roadway and rolled. Two people,…

School Delays/Closures for Tuesday 1/7

-- Yakima Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, Buses on snow routes -- Granger Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool Naches Sch. Dist- 2 Hours Delay -- Toppenish Sch. Dist. - 2 Hours Late,…