'It's just devastating': 60 people lose everything after fire destroys Yakima apartment building
YAKIMA, Wash. — In the two years Lena Carnes has lived at Buckingham Apartments in Yakima, she's gotten to know her neighbors well. She said there's a father on the third floor taking care of a daughter with a disability and down from them, another resident who's struggling with cancer.
One dead after an avalanche in Yakima County
YAKIMA CO., Wash. -- Officials said one man has died after being buried in an Avalanche at the base of Darland Mountain.
New U.S. attorney appointed to address missing and murdered indigenous people crisis on Colville Reservation and beyond
The U.S. Department of Justice has taken a significant step forward in its efforts to address the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) with the appointment of Bree R. Black Horse as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) dedicated to this cause. United States Attorney Vanessa R. Waldref announced today that Black Horse will be joining the Justice Department’s MMIP regional program, serving out of the Yakima Office but working across the Northwest Region, including Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and California.
Legendary CA Restaurant, In-N-Out Burgers, is Finally Coming to WA
It's about time! Looks like Washington State is finally getting an In-N-Out Burgers and it's not in Seattle. Or Tri-Cities, for that matter. According to MyNorthwest.com, In-N-Out Burgers is slated to open in Ridgefield, WA. If you're not familiar, Ridgefield is on I-5 between Vancouver and Longview. Honestly, kind of...
Buckingham Apartments fire in Yakima
A fire at the Buckingham Apartment complex in Yakima has displaced between 40 and 60 people and a shelter has been set up at Summit View Church of Christ at 100 N. 72nd Avenue in Yakima.
Time to Pump Cheap Gas? Wapato Still The Place To Save Money
Time to fill the tank this week? Average gasoline prices in Yakima are up again this week. This time prices have risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.84 per gallon, according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima. YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE CHEAPEST...
Breezy sunshine to start the calm week ahead for the Pacific Northwest
Breezy and partly cloudy with average temps this week. A chance for a stray wintry mix in the Yakima and Kittitas Valleys tonight as remnant showers linger in the Cascades and Blues behind a departing upper low. High pressure to our northwest will begin to push down to the high pressure over the Eastern Pacific the next couple days. As this happens, a few weak lows will be sandwiched out and calm sunny conditions will last Tuesday morning through Friday midday. Temps will hold in the upper 40s and low 50s throughout the week with lows in the upper 20s and low 30s.
Yakima County Restaurants That Failed Health Inspections in January 2024
Just because a restaurant, grocery, or food cart fails a routine inspection from the Yakima Health District doesn't mean that all is not salvageable. There will be a follow-up inspection that gives the establishment a chance to get caught up to health district industry standards. Thankfully, most food establishments are able to turn things around on the follow-up.
Yakima’s Coldest Days are Behind Us with Warmer Weather in the Future
We've been in this transitional time where some days may be warmer than others and sometimes you might find frost on your windshield or your lawn. Though we still may have a couple of frosty mornings between now and whenever, looking at the weather forecast in the future, we're going to be on the slow rise through the 50s and even into the 60s in a couple weeks.
Yakima Valley Gang Wars Continue; The Latest Victim a 15-year old-girl
Yakima gang wars continue with the latest victim being a 15-year-old girl. Yakima Police Officers were called at about 9:20 pm Friday to McGuinness Park in the area of North 14th Ave and Swan Ave. THE VICTIM WAS FOUND DEAD AT THE PARK. When Officers arrived they found a 15-year-old...
Red Cross opens emergency shelter in Yakima for apartment building fire victims.
YAKIMA- Following this morning's emergency, the Red Cross is opening a shelter for residents impacted by the apartment fire that happened this morning on Naches Ave. At this time, it is estimated at least 20 units were impacted and at least 60 residents are displaced. Red Cross teams opened the...
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic awarded grant to fight homelessness
OLYMPIA, Wash.-The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is included in a $1.2 million investment from the Washington Department of Commerce for homelessness diversion programs. Commerce announced the grants, intended to help families and individuals identify solutions for resolving a housing crisis quickly and safely in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Yakima Counties, on March. 4.
Single lane of I-82 eastbound near Wapato reopen after month-long embankment failure repairs
WAPATO, Wash. -- After nearly a month, I-82 eastbound has reopened for traffic a single lane, according to the Washington Department of Transportation. Previously, WSDOT announced that the road would tentatively reopen on March 1st. WSDOT announced the closure of the highway on Feb. 12, 2024 after they discovered erosion...
Summer Jobs Now Open for Central Washington Teens
Teens ages 14-17 can apply to Ecology Youth Corps by April 1 to pick up litter and keep our state clean. With the sun out and spring around the corner, there’s litter that needs to be cleaned up on our roadways in central Washington. And this summer, local teens ages 14 to 17 have an opportunity to help get this important work done.
Wind is slowing down before plenty of sunshine this week
KENNEWICK, Wash.- Wind and light precipitation slowing down Monday evening before sunshine and spring-like weather dominate this week. The Ochoco-John Day Highlands including the cities of Brothers, Paulina, Prairie City and Seneca fall under a Winter Weather Advisory because of mountain snow in the Oregon Cascades. Snow totals may reach 3-5 inches in that region. Advisory ends Tuesday at 10 AM.
Wind and wintry mix to start the week
KENNEWICK, Wash.- Monday will be windy with mixed precipitation beginning in the evening. Tonight, through Tuesday there are concerns for mountain snow especially in the Oregon Cascades seeing 2-5" of snow. Washington Cascades and Blues will see light snow but nothing at advisory level. Oregon Cascades have a Winter Weather...
Yakima man dies in car crash on Mapleway Road
YAKIMA CO., Wash. - A Yakima man has died after a car crash Friday afternoon.
Yakima man killed in Highway 12 crash
YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash.- UPDATE: March 2 10:02 a.m. The Washington State Patrol has confirmed that 75-year-old Ronald Young from Yakima was killed in yesterday's crash. Washington State Patrol is investigating a two car crash on US-12 near Gleed. WSP reports a Hyundai Tuscon failed to yield the right of way...
Risk factors for colorectal cancer
When should you be scheduling your next colonoscopy?. TRI-CITIES, Wash. - March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and according to The American…
Driver Crashes SUV Into Law Offices on Yakima Avenue
A suspect driving a mini-van crashed into the offices of Abeyta Nelson law offices on Thursday. The suspect lost control and crashed into the offices at 1102 Yakima Avenue. Only the rear end of the SUV could be seen with about half of the vehicle inside the office. Officers say a pursuit started on North 1st Street on Thursday at about 5:15 pm. They say the suspect driver swerved to avoid another vehicle at 11th and Yakima Avenue and instead crashed into the law offices. Police say the driver was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with "significant head-injury and skull fracture."