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Missing Yakima Girl Found In Lake Cle Elum

The Kittitas County sheriff's office says divers have recovered the body of an 8-year-old Yakima girl who drowned in Lake Cle Elum.

The girl, Christine Bethay, had been camping with her grandmother and was last seen swimming with other children and adults at the mouth of Morgan Creek

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Search For Yakima Man Continues Wednesday

A 22-year-old Yakima man is missing after diving into the water near Vernita Bridge Tuesday afternoon to help some kids struggling in the water. Grant County Search and Rescue, Grant County PUD, as well as Columbia Basin Dive Rescue from Tri-Cities searched the water Tuesday but didn't find the man

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Man Gets 8 Years In Prison For Bank Robbery

A man convicted of robbing the U.S. Bank branch at Third Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard in Yakima in January was sentenced to eight years in prison in Yakima County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Forty-two-year-old Dane Andrus was arrested for robbing the bank, then leading police on a high-speed chase through Yakima that ended on Interstate 82

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Pippins Rally to Tie Medford, But Fall in Extras

Despite rallying to tie the game in the 9th, the Pippins fell to the Medford Rogues in 11 innings Tuesday, 3-2.

The visiting Rogues (21-23) wasted no time taking the lead, scoring twice in the top of the 1st against Yakima Valley starter Darrion Simons

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Vote That Ballot Yet? It’s Due Next Tuesday Primary Election Day

Next Tuesday your ballot is due in the Yakima County Auditors office. Next Tuesday is primary election day in Washington State. Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross says of the 40,000 ballot sent to voters he expects about 25 to 30 percent to be returned

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GoFundMe Campaign For Couple Killed Reaches $21,000

More than $21,000 has been raised through a GoFundMe campaign for the family of two people killed Sunday in a Lower Valley traffic accident.

Thirty-six-year-old Angela Walker and 35-year-old Kyle Walker, both of Toppenish, were killed when Washington State Patrol troopers say 19-year-old Leticia Gasca of Wapato drove through a stop sign at the intersection of SR 22 and Meyers Road slamming into the pair's car

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Yakima City Garbage Rates Proposed To Increase In 2016

The Yakima City Council will hold a study session at City Hall today (July 28) to talk about raising garbage rates in 2016.

City Manager Tony O'Rourke says the city hasn't increased rates in eight years: "The rates are the source of revenue and utility taxes on those rates

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Driver From Wapato Could Face Charges In Fatal Crash

 

Depending on blood test results, Washington State Patrol officials say the Wapato driver involved in a fatal crash near Toppenish could face criminal charges.
A search warrant was issued Sunday to obtain a blood test from the 19-year-old driver Leticia Gasca of Wapato.

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Firefighters Contain Walla Walla Fire

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire that has burned nearly 10 square miles in southeast Washington is about 50 percent contained.

Fire officials say they are taking advantage of a low-pressure weather system that could bring showers Monday to strengthen fire lines and put out hot pockets at the edges of the fire

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Randy Johnson Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Randy Johnson has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The towering left-hander, nicknamed the Big Unit, was enshrined Sunday.

The 6-foot-10 native of Walnut Creek, Calif

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