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Suspect in Wapato Bar Shooting Turns Self In

Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies say a man who was wanted in connection with a deadly bar shooting in Wapato last week is behind bars.

Juan Carlos Rodriguez, a 25-year-old from Wapato, turned himself in to deputies Tuesday night

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Yakima Airport Could Add Additional Flight to Seattle

December is a big month for travel and driving over the pass in the winter can be dangerous.

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A Talk Over Coffee May Help Solve Problems

In an effort to improve relations and communication with the community the Yakima Police Department is looking closely at a program called Coffee With A Cop. Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi is in Spokane this week checking out the program operated by the Spokane Police Department

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My Christmas Memories Are Rich With Love

Christmas at the Tormey house was always more than just one day. My mother was totally into decorations for every holiday but especially Christmas. The day after Thanksgiving our tree would go up that would quickly be covered with silver tinsel and decorations that had been around for decades

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Officials Say Body Found Outside Wapato Indicates Murder

Authorities began a murder investigation Monday after a body was found in a remote part of Wapato this weekend.

A couple of hunters found the remains of 29-year-old Omar Alberto Vargas-Cortez on Sunday outside Wapato

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One Dead, Several Injured After Monday Night Crash

The Washington State Patrol has identified a woman killed after driving the wrong way on Interstate 82 and causing a head-on crash Monday night. Troopers say 87-year-old Mary Nelson of Richland was driving her 2002 Volkswagon Beetle the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of I-82 1 mile west of Granger when she struck head on a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Heidi Slinker of Sunnyside

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Governor Releases His Education Budget

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has a plan for putting $2.3 billion more into preschool through college education and workforce training and for meeting the state's obligation to the Supreme Court a year early

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Big Plans In the Works For City In 2015

Swimmers, soccer players and visitors to downtown Yakima will see some major improvements in 2015.

Yakima City Manager Tony O'Rourke says the city will have a number of public/private partnership agreements in place in the new year, including an agreement to build a new soccer complex on vacant property south of the airport

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Enterprise Challenge Finalists Named

The grand prize of $10,000 and total prizes of $17,500 are down to eight local businesses in the 2014 version of the Enterprise Challenge.

The contest is put on by the Yakima County Development Association and Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce

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Smoke Detector, Quick Thinking Reduces House Fire Damage

A working smoke detector made all the difference in a house fire early Sunday according to the firefighters who fought the blaze.

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