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6 hrs ago | Seattle Times

Falcon Force: a natural patrol against crop pests

Master Falconer Vah Alaverdian, of Falcon Force, lures male peregrine falcon Sitting Bull while he patrols one of the blueberry fields at Roy Farms in Moxee, Yakima County on July 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: Moxee, WA, Life, Fruits, Food

10 hrs ago | KIMA

Local kids working to keep our roadsides clean

At 16 Alyssa Cuevas already knows the meaning of hard work. Five days a week she's out picking up trash on the side of our roads.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

KIMA

Yakima weighing pulling out of Valley-wide emergency services group

Yakima Valley's emergency response agency could lose its biggest member. Yakima is considering pulling out of the group.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

KIMA

Deputies: Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting near Toppenish

A domestic dispute, a police chase, then gunfire back and forth. It ended near Toppenish with a 42-year-old man dead at the hands of a tribal police officer.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Toppenish, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Yakama tribal police involved in fatal shooting

A Yakima County sheriff's spokesman says a Yakama Nation police officer was involved in shooting near Toppenish Friday morning that left one man dead.

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Related Topix: Toppenish, WA, Wapato, WA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Kennewick police to probe claims against Yakima police captain

The Kennewick Police Department will investigate allegations that Yakima police Capt.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA, Kennewick, WA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Olympian

Knowledgeable voters required for primary election

Thurston County residents will start receiving their voters' pamphlets this week for the Aug. 5 primary election.

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Related Topix: Thurston County, WA, Mason County, WA, Spokane County, WA, Lacey, WA, Tumwater, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Suspected rapist arrested after multiple hour search

A man is now behind bars after entering a home near North Town Mall and raping a woman on Sunday night.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Spokane, WA

Sun Jul 06, 2014

KAPP-TV Yakima

Yakima Co. Sheriff's Office rescue 15-year-old boy from a Naches River island

Press Release from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office regarding a water rescue this afternoon on 3400 block of S. Naches Rd. in Yakima: A family was swimming in the Naches River, when a 15 year old boy on an inner tube, was caught in the current and swept downstream.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA, Naches, WA, Gleed, WA

KAPP-TV Yakima

Teenager Injured in Early Morning Shooting in Yakima

The Yakima County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the 400 block of Santa Roza Drive after receiving a report of a person yelling for help and stating he/she had been shot.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

KIMA

Personal firework displays kept law enforcement busy

Firework debris is all that remains of Fourth of July Festivities. This neighborhood in Wapato is just one area in Yakima County that put on its own displays.

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Related Topix: Wapato, WA, Yakima, WA

KAPP-TV Yakima

Early Morning Eluding Arrest in Yakima

At about 0610 hrs YCSO deputies were dispatched to the area of the 3700 block of S. 40th Avenue, in Yakima County, for a report of subjects sleeping in a vehicle on a private roadway.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA

Fri Jul 04, 2014

KIMA

Three possible locations for permanent homeless shelter

Ray Tapia and his friend support having a permanent homeless shelter in their neighborhood.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

KIMA

Where are fireworks legal? Check it out here

With the July fourth holiday quickly approaching the Yakima County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the citizens of Yakima County of the laws relating to fireworks.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA

Wed Jul 02, 2014

KIMA

Yakima Valley dairy farm to generate natural gas from manure

Money from manure. A local dairy farm is working to turn methane into natural gas.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA, Drink, Milk

Sun Jun 29, 2014

KAPP-TV Yakima

Man Shot, Injured After Allegedly Making Threats at Outdoor Party in Yakima County

The Yakima County Sheriff's Office say around 9 p.m. Saturday, a 28 year old Yakima resident had allegedly been picking fights with a family on the 900 block of Elton Road having an outdoor party.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

KAPP-TV Yakima

Auto Theft on Decline in Yakima

The city has been ranked in the top ten for car thefts for the past seven years, but this year Yakima is ranked 19th nationwide for car theft rate.

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Related Topix: Naches, WA

Tue Jun 24, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

May brings more Tri-City jobs

Nonfarm jobs reached 103,700 last month, up by 900 jobs from the same time the previous year, according to data released Tuesday by the state Employment Security Department.

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Related Topix: Franklin County, WA, Columbia County, WA, Walla Walla County, WA

Mon Jun 23, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Value of farmland continues to rise

In Yakima County, the average sale price per acre for irrigated, high-quality, vacant farmland rose 37 percent to an estimated $5,302 between 2011 and 2014.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Tieton Cider Works plans move to Yakima location

Tieton Cider Works, which has been looking to expand, has filed a liquor license application for a new location at 619 W. J St., next to Elks Memorial Park.

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Related Topix: Tieton, WA, Yakima, WA

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