Yakima

Suspicious Garage Fire in Yakima Overnight

Yakima Firefighters are investigating a suspicious garage fire. Crews were called out around 10PM last night to the 1100 block of North 2nd Street. They were initially told that transients were inside, so firefighters entered, forcing their way in through…

Out of Reach

It's been more than 48 hours since a home stood in place of a burned pile near Old Maid Canyon Road. Tuesday afternoon, a fire erupted at a home near White Swan, forcing a family of 8 to scramble for…

State Supreme Court Wants Education $$ Plan

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Supreme Court is ordering lawmakers to submit a complete plan by the end of April to detail how the state will fully pay for basic education. The 8-1 ruling issued Thursday afternoon said that…

Study: Tobacco control has saved millions of lives

CHICAGO (AP) -- A new estimate says anti-smoking measures have saved roughly 8 million U.S. lives since a landmark 1964 report linking smoking and disease.Yet the nation's top disease detective says many other countries do a better job at trying…

Boeing machinists get $10,000 bonus this month

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Puget Sound economy should get a mid-winter boost after Boeing pays bonuses to members of the Machinists union.Workers will receive a $10,000 bonus in the paychecks the week of Jan. 25.The bonus is part of…

School Delays for Thursday 1/8

-- Prosser Sch. Dist. - 2 Hour Delay - No a.m. preschool, no a.m. Lourdes, no a.m. Tri-Tech -- East Valley Sch. Dist. - Buses using snow route on North 57th Street -- Paterson Sch. Dist. - 2 hr delay…

Raising their Voices

Country radio hosts Dewey and Charlie Brooks are on a mission. They're helping raise funds for their coworker, Joel "JB" Baker. For almost 2 years, Baker's battled oral cancer -- a few days ago, he underwent his second surgery in…

Cle Elum Woman Injured in Semi Accident in Yakima

A Cle Elum woman has been airlifted to a Seattle hospital following a collision this morning along Interstate 82 in Yakima. Troopers say 62-year-old Penelope Woodell was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after the semi she was riding in struck…

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:…

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:…

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 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…

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,…