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April 6, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Out-of-control weed burn destroys Sunnyside home

SUNNYSIDE, Yakima County (AP) — A man burning leaves in his front yard lost control of the flames and destroyed his $440,000 home on Saturday. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the man was conducting some weed control on his property by burning leaves in his front yard. Fire District 5 Capt. Mark Oakes says after the…


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December 18, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Police: Shooting of Sunnyside 5-year-old gang-related

The Associated Press SUNNYSIDE, Yakima County — A 5-year-old boy was wounded by a shot fired into a home at Sunnyside, and police call the shooting gang-related. Police say the boy was hit about 9 p.m. Tuesday and taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower body. There’s no word Wednesday on his condition. The…


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March 8, 2013 at 6:06 AM

Sunnyside shooting may have been suicide by cop

The Associated Press SUNNYSIDE, Yakima County – One witness to a fatal police shooting in Sunnyside says the man told the officer to shoot him. Rosa Garza told KAPP she watched the shooting Wednesday across the street from her home near a neighborhood market. She says the man had been firing his gun in the air. Police Sgt. Joey Glossen…


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February 23, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Injured railroad worker in Sunnyside awarded $6 million

A federal jury in Tacoma awarded $6 million Friday afternoon to Robert Shannon, a railroad worker from Ellensburg whose suffered severe head injuries when a slow moving rail car struck him. Shannon, then 47, was coupling grain cars in a Sunnyside railyard after dusk, when he stepped away from the track, then was hit by a train…


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