Yakima County Newswire

Yakima County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Yakima County, WA.

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  1. Prosecutors clear Yakima police officer in kicking teenRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 9 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    Prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against a Yakima police officer who used pepper spray on a teen and knocked him down while breaking up a fight. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Brusic says in letter Tuesday that Officer Ian Cole acted in a reasonable manner after the 17-year-old boy refused orders to get on the ground.

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  2. Despite marked improvements, Wapato residents question city...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 30 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... the lights. The hope is to someday host regional swim meets and help the economy. But a group of Wapato and Yakima County residents that are calling themselves Coalition of Wapato Residents for Open Government are organizing to protest what they say ...

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  3. Authorities identify body found buried in barn near YakimaRead the original story

    Friday Sep 28 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    ... the body was that of Julian Wabinga, who had been missing since last fall. In June, Randy Shea Gardner led Yakima County sheriff's deputies to a barn in Gleed and uncovered Wabinga's body. Gardner was arrested in June on suspicion of murder and is ...

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  4. Grandview gang members sentenced for gun & ammo possessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 27 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    A pair of gang members from Yakima County each received sentences for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition on Thursday. 24-year-old Fidel Gonzalez-Molina and 21-year-old Edvin Osorio, both of Grandview, were both sentenced after having plead guilty to being previously convicted felons in possession of ammunition and a firearm.

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  5. Big farm deal: $171M for 14,500 acres in Eastern WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 26 | HeraldNet

    ... Benton County. The company bought land in the 100 Circles area of the Horse Heaven Hills, near the Benton-Yakima county border. The terms represent a sizable payday for seller John Hancock Life Insurance Co. Interest is big for high-value farmland ...

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  6. $171 million Benton County land sale is one of the largest in memoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | Tri-cityherald.com

    ... Benton County. The company bought land in the 100 Circles area of the Horse Heaven Hills, near the Benton-Yakima county border. The terms represent a sizable payday for seller John Hancock Life Insurance Co. Interest is big for high-value farmland ...

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  7. Murder of missionary student leads to new jail policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | The Columbian

    The murder of a Washington missionary student has led to a new policy requiring a jail to report warrant information on released suspects. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the policy change at the Yakima County jail comes a week after Saul Llamas Rios was sentenced to 27 years in prison for fatally shooting Tieton student Trae Oyler.

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  8. Two men found not guilty of murder in Ruddell Road shooting trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | The Olympian

    ... be willing to consider reducing Wiley's bail at a later date. Martin also is being held on charges out of Yakima County and Los Angeles. As Schaller read the verdicts, family and friends of the defendants sighed with relief, while on the other side ...

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  9. Man arrested for vicious assault, rape of young childRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | KAPP-TV Yakima

    He was recently spotted in the Ellensburg, Yakima and Auburn area, according to a news release from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office. On Tuesday afternoon, the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force caught Walden at the Ellensburg Public Library in the 200 block of Ruby Street.

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  10. Crews plan controlled burns that could ease future smokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2018 | The Columbian

    Residents in Yakima and Kittitas counties may again see smoke this month as authorities use small controlled fires to prevent the kind of big wildfires that caused weeks of unhealthy haze this summer. Using fire to fight future fires, local, state, federal and Canadian firefighters will conduct strategic burning operations Sept.

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  11. Bridge conditions continue to improve statewideRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2018 | KVEW-TV Kennewick

    ... es across the state maintained by WSDOT, a little over 92 percent are in fair or better condition. Locally, in Yakima County, of 158 bridges about 93 percent are in fair condition or better, which is higher than the statewide average.

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  12. Border fireman caught in US gun dramaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | Border Mail

    NSW Fire and Rescue inspector Phil Eberle, whose work roster brings him to Albury, was among firefighters who were shot upon while tackling blazes in the US On duty: Phil Eberle on his US trip which involved him tackling fires in Yakima County in the state of Washington. A RELIEF Albury fire brigade inspector was one of two Australians shot upon while tackling a fire in the US.

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  13. Australian firefighters were not being shot at: US sheriffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | The Age

    US sheriffs say two Australian firefighters patrolling a fire in remote Washington state with two local officers were confused and not being shot at, despite detailing the lengthy ordeal in a debriefing note and being airlifted out of the area after scrambling to an evacuation point. The Yakima County Sheriff office said the incident, which occurred on August 23 when Australian firefighters were working to control a fire near the popular White Pass ski destination, was "a misunderstanding".

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  14. Yakama Nation sues Yakima County, Granite Northwest over proposed...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... the expansion could disturb a tribal burial ground and cultural site, the tribe filed the lawsuit in May in Yakima County Superior Court. Defendants in the lawsuit are Yakima County, Granite Northwest and landowner Frank Rawley, who is leasing the ...

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  15. Batemans Bay firefighter shot at by men with scoped rifles in hours-long ordeal in USRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | Narooma News

    NSW firefighters Daniel Barwick, left and Phillip Eberle, right. The pair were shot at while in the US fighting fires in remote Washington state.

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  16. Yakama Nation sues mining company over expansion projectRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2018 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    The Yakama Nation has filed a lawsuit over a mining company's plan to expand operations on a ridge in southern Washington state where the tribe says a cultural burial site is located. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the tribe filed the lawsuit earlier this year against Yakima County and Granite Northwest over the project planned for the ridge dividing Yakima and Selah.

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  17. Junior Firefighters event at RiverfrontRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    ... court papers Saturday the president has never believed he was a party in the agreement, which he didn't sign. YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - State fire assistance has been mobilized for the Glade Creek fire burning in Yakima County near Mabton. The fire ...

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  18. Hilinski to be honored at WSU home openerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    ... court papers Saturday the president has never believed he was a party in the agreement, which he didn't sign. YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - State fire assistance has been mobilized for the Glade Creek fire burning in Yakima County near Mabton. The fire ...

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  19. Glade Creek Fire burning 3,000 acres near MabtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | KXLY-TV Spokane

    A wildfire burning near Mabton in Yakima County is currently burning 3,000 acres and is growing, requiring state fire assistance. The Glade Creek Fire started Friday night shortly after 9 p.m. and is burning grass and sage brush.

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  20. State mobilization authorized for Glade Creek fire in Yakima CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    The fire started Friday night after 9 p.m. and is estimated at 3,000 acres and growing. It is threatening homes, crops and infrastructure.

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