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Road Rage Incident Lands Yakima Man Behind Bars

A 29-year-old Yakima man is being held in the Yakima County jail after being arrested in a road rage incident Wednesday. Bail was set at $25,000 on a charge of first degree assault. Authorities say the man called 911 at about 2:15 am Wednesday saying an SUV had crashed into his vehicle and fled in the area of 16th Avenue and Nob Hill Blvd.
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Multi-vehicle crash on SR14 near I-82

BENTON COUNTY, WA – WSP is on scene of a four vehicle, injury crash on SR 14 at MP 179 near Plymouth, one mile east from I-82 and hwy 14 interchange, according to Trooper Chris Thorson. The roadway is completely blocked right now, but WSP is looking for a...
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Fire damages home, garages and cars in Sunnyside

Three people were displaced in a Sunnyside house fire Tuesday, and one person was injured, fire officials said. Firefighters responded to a fire that started in a garage at 417 S. 13th St. at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. It spread to the two-bedroom home on that property and a detached garage on a neighboring property, said Sunnyside Fire Chief Kenny Anderson.

Detectives Searching for Car that Struck 14-year-old Near Mattawa

The Washington State Patrol is asking the public for information on a hit-and-run incident on State Route 243 early Wednesday morning that left a 14-year-old boy with severe injuries. Trooper John Bryant said an older model silver Chevrolet Cavalier was headed southbound a few miles south of Mattawa near Columbia...
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Letter: Governor's health mandates no longer makes sense

To the editor — Three years in and we still are hobbled by mandated pandemic rules, some of which make absolutely no sense. For example, for a dental appointment you are required to wear your mask for all of 120 seconds — OK, make it 240 seconds — when you walk in to the office. Then you are maskless for 45 minutes while sitting with your mouth wide open getting your teeth cleaned.

Yakima Authorities Warn of Water Danger This Weekend

The holiday weekend is around the corner and many people will be looking to cool off by going to area lakes rivers and streams. Authorities are concerned that someone will drown if they're not wearing a life preserver. If you need a life preserver you can borrow one from the Yakima Fire Department. The life jackets are available at two locations: Yakima Fire Department Fire Station 93, 511 N. 40th Avenue; and Yakima Fire Department Fire Station 92, 7707 Tieton Drive.

Yakima’s Next Big Cash Winner: Could it be You? Solve the Secret.

Only one month left for your chance to solve a mystery and win cash at the same time!. The Cashmere Valley Bank Secret Sound provides you with a chance to win a cash jackpot each morning on 92.9 The BULL. We just had a $550 winner, so it's on to the new Secret Sound and a new jackpot, but we wrap up this session on Friday, July 29th.

Yakima Firefighters Busy Dousing Flames This Week

Two fires kept Yakima Fire Department Firefighters busy Wednesday night and Thursday morning. No injuries were reported but fire officials say all total the fires caused upwards of $200,000 in damage. A press release from the Yakima Fire Department says firefighters were called to a home fire in the 500 block of 32nd Avenue at about 5:00 pm Wednesday. Arriving crews found smoke coming from the eaves on multiple sides of the home where an air fryer apparently malfunctioned. They say so much smoke filled the interior that there was zero visibility. Two people in the home were able to escape with injuries. The American Red Cross is now helping since the home was so badly damaged. Damage is estimated at $125,000.
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Letter: Court's ruling steals a basic human right

To the editor — Friday's ruling was a shock, but it certainly is not the final word. While Roe v. Wade guaranteed reproductive choice, reversing Roe v. Wade guarantees that women in nearly half the states in America will not have a choice. That's the difference. Roe didn't force anyone to do anything. Taking away the right to safe, reproductive care does.

Vantage Bridge fully reopened after repairs to decking

The Vantage Bridge on Interstate 90 returned to full-go Wednesday afternoon after crews completed work on several areas of damaged decking in the westbound lanes. One westbound lane of the interstate had been closed 24-hours a day most of this week. The bridge has required numerous repairs in recent years...