Two Sections of J Street to Close for Several Days
The City of Yakima says the closure of two sections of J Street to through traffic begins tomorrow, June 3rd, for a wastewater line installation project and will be closed through at least Friday, June 7th.
Wheels in Motion at Yakima Bike Safety Event
Bicycling has been an enjoyable thing for a very long time and safety is still an important part of that especially now with the weather heating up, Summer on the doorstep and more bikes on the road.
Rising Rate of Immunizations for Kindergartners
The required vaccinations for kindergartners for school entry are being completed at a higher rate every year and this year is no different.
Wired Telephone More Reliable Than Cell Phone for 9-1-1
A Yakima resident, David Jones, ended up having a full cardiac arrest by the time he got to the hospital after his daughter had unsuccessfully tried to call 9-1-1 on her cell phone, according to KIMA-tv.
UPDATE: Missing Yakima Doctor Believed to be Murdered or Kidnapped
The missing Yakima doctor, Jay Sloop, has been missing 11 days now and KIMA-tv reports that Sloop's relatives say his disappearance in Kiev, Ukraine is now a criminal investigation.
Graffiti Cleanup on River Road
Dozens of volunteers came out on Saturday to help clean up the graffiti that displays itself regularly in Yakima, hoping that the effort will put a dent in the future manifestations of graffiti, reports KIMA-tv.
Police Targeting Talkers and Texters
Talking and texting are still happening while driving and starting Monday, as KNDO reports, more officers will patrol city and county roads in Central Washington as part of the "Click It Or Ticket" campaign.
Search for Missing Yakima Doctor in Kiev Continues
A retired Yakima doctor went missing in a downtown Kiev park Tuesday while on a trip to the Ukraine to help set up a lifestyle center for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, The Yakima Herald reports.
Yakima Police Vehicle Expansion
The City of Yakima proposed an "Assigned Police Vehicle Program" expansion of 74 vehicles to add to the current 60 assigned vehicles to police command staff and officers in specialty positions.
Blown Tire Causes Another Crash on I-82
Another blown tire caused a crash on Interstate 82, similar to a crash involving a teenager and a blown truck tire last week.