Yakima County Newswire

Yakima County Newswire

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  1. The 8th Annual Pantry of Hope is planning on helping over 500 families in the Yakima CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KVEW-TV Kennewick

    Heritage University students are working on their 8th Annual Pantry of Hope in hopes of bringing joy to the table this holiday season to families in need. The their first pantry drive eight years ago students were able to help 100 families and this year they are hoping to feed over 500 families in the Yakima County.

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  2. Washington state man accused of stealing dairy farm's cowsRead the original story

    Wednesday | KHQ-TV Spokane

    Yakima County investigators say the Sunnyside dairy farm's owner became aware of the thefts on Nov. 18 after a livestock yard told him his employee was trying to pass off the farm's branded cows as his own. Livestock yard records showed that since 2014 the man was paid $30,000 for more than 30 of the dairy's cows.

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  3. Washington dairy farm worker accused of stealing dairy farm's cowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 13 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    A Washington state dairy farm worker is accused of selling his employer's cows. Yakima County investigators say the Sunnyside dairy farm's owner became aware of the thefts on Nov. 18 after a livestock yard told him his employee was trying to pass off the farm's branded cows as his own.

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  4. Police: White Swan boy, 15, killed in hit-and-runRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 11 | KAPP-TV Yakima

    ... alf mile west of White Swan. The cause of death was determined as blunt force trauma to the head, according to Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins.

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  5. This man cana t stop robbing banks. Police say 2 were in Tri-CitiesRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 6 | Tri-cityherald.com

    ... bail from an Aug. 8 robbery of the Granger branch of U.S. Bank, the same one he allegedly tried to rob Monday. Yakima County sheriff's deputies and the Washington State Patrol tracked the cash Marquez stole and started chasing him, according to ...

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  6. He robbed banks with only a note. Police say 2 were in Tri-CitiesRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 6 | Tri-cityherald.com

    A bank robber police say struck twice in the Tri-Cities is behind bars after he was caught following a third robbery. Yakima County sheriff's deputies and the Washington State Patrol nabbed Moises Marquez, 28, of Prosser, following a Dec. 4 bank robbery in Granger, police said.

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  7. Yakima PD squad hands out food to those in needRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 4 | KNDO

    ... with the residents. The suspect accused of robbing the U.S. Bank in Granger for a second time is sitting in a Yakima County Jail cell tonight. The suspect accused of robbing the U.S. Bank in Granger for a second time is sitting in a Yakima County ...

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  8. Yakima County takes aim at certain pot businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 5 | The Columbian

    Yakima County Commissioners Tuesday morning took another step in their efforts to shut down marijuana businesses operating in unincorporated areas of the county despite a ban. Commissioners approved a 2018 operating budget that includes a $200,000 infusion into the county's code enforcement office, which would be in charge of enforcing the county's ban on recreational marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas.

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  9. Deputies: Prosser man robs bank, leads chase while out on bail for bank robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 4 | KAPP-TV Yakima

    A Prosser man is accused of robbing the same bank twice in less than six months before leading authorities on a high speed chase, crashing and surrendering. According to the Yakima Herald-Republic, he led WSP troopers and Yakima County Sheriff's deputies on an eight mile chase through back roads between Granger and Sunnyside, reaching speeds of up to 100 miles an hour, ramming three deputies' patrol cars along the way, deputies said.

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  10. Yakima County security officer fires gun at fleeing vehicleSan Francisco ChronicleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 2 | Yahoo!

    Yakima police are investigating an incident where a county security officer fired a gun at a vehicle that was reportedly stolen. The Herald-Republic reports that two Yakima police officers followed the vehicle into the Yakima County Juvenile Justice Center's parking lot Thursday morning under suspicion of it being stolen.

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  11. Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut fruitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 1 | KXLY-TV Spokane

    ... one in Mason County, one in Pierce County, seven in Snohomish County, one in Thurston County, and one in Yakima County, have been diagnosed, as well as two people in Oregon. The Department of Health is working with state and federal partners to find ...

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  12. Yakima County security officer fires gun at fleeing vehicleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 1 | KXLY-TV Spokane

    Yakima police are investigating an incident where a county security officer fired a gun at a vehicle that was reportedly stolen. The Herald-Republic reports that two Yakima police officers followed the vehicle into the Yakima County Juvenile Justice Center's parking lot Thursday morning under suspicion of it being stolen.

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  13. Oops, we did it again: Washington sets record for worst-ever general election turnoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 29 | Northwest Progressive Institute

    ... tiny Garfield County had the best turnout in the state, with 75.81% of registered voters participating, while Yakima County had the worsta 28.09%. Both counties are located east of the Cascade Mountains. Pierce, the state's second largest county, ...

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  14. Yakima County commissioner seeks to shut down pot businesses in unincorporated areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 28 | The Columbian

    Yakima County Commissioner Mike Leita wants more money dumped into code enforcement solely for shutting down marijuana businesses operating in unincorporated areas of the county. During a public hearing Tuesday, Leita proposed adding an additional $100,000 to code enforcement to "legally and aggressively pursue" marijuana businesses operating despite the ban.

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  15. Deputies, police investigate early morning shootingRead the original story

    Friday Nov 24 | Wenatchee World

    ... Road. The man was taken to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital for treatment, according to a release from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office. For as little as 27 cents a day, you can have complete access to all the local news, photos and video content ...

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  16. Woman's death highlights common challenges for homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 23 | The Columbian

    ... as a result of an impact injury to the brain. As it happens, Lumley was one of at least 572 homeless people in Yakima County, many of whom fall through the cracks in the midst of various programs designed to help them find a way back into "regular" ...

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  17. Long dependent on immigrant workers, Yakima Valley growers laboring with new realityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 22 | Seattle Times

    Last week, Miguel Gonzales worked quickly to pluck apples from trees in an orchard north of Tieton, Yakima County, before the snow season arrives. "We work seven days a week, but that's good," Gonzales said after climbing down a ladder.

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  18. Spokane City Council may ban businesses from asking for job...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 22 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... had to start somewhere," Pacheco-Jones said. "So I decided to just turn myself in." She spent two months in a Yakima County Jail withdrawing from the physical effects of years of drug abuse. After seeking treatment, earning a degree from Whitworth ...

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  19. Homeless young adults to have own shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 20 | The Columbian

    ... The shelter is entirely funded by donations and staffed by volunteers. The shelter idea came about after the Yakima County Youth Coalition was formed this summer in response to Washington state's recently created Office of Homeless Youth under the ...

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  20. Outside view: Psst! The ACA lives, here in Washington state - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 19 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... there is much to be improved. But a program that has brought health insurance to an estimated 30,000 adults in Yakima County alone, since 2014, has proven essential in a Valley that lags in just about every health metric, statewide and nationwide. ...

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