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August 13, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Mudslide blocks part of Highway 12 in Yakima County

UPDATE, 10:10 p.m. | Highway 12 in Yakima County has reopened in both directions, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. ORIGINAL POST | A stretch of Highway 12 in Yakima County is closed because of a large mudslide about five miles east of the Rimrock Tunnel, according to the Washington State Department…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Washington State Department of Transportation, Yakima County

May 14, 2014 at 10:33 AM

If you’re locked up in Yakima, it will soon cost you $50

YAKIMA (AP) — Yakima County commissioners voted Tuesday to charge inmates a $50 booking fee when they are locked up in the county jail. The fee will go into effect June 1 to help cover costs. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the jail holds more than 750 inmates and about 450 are local. The rest are…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: $50, booking fee, jail

October 17, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Cable theft knocks out some Yakima County phone service

The Associated Press YAKIMA — The Yakima County sheriff’s office says the theft of 1,000 feet of CenturyLink fiber optic and copper cable has knocked out phone service in part of the county. The sheriff’s office says there’s no phone service for the Gleed area and no 911 service for Naches, White Pass and CenturyLink customers on…

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May 8, 2013 at 10:19 AM

‘Peacock crossing’ signs in Union Gap

UNION GAP, Yakima County (AP) — The city of Union Gap plans to install “peacock crossing” signs to alert drivers on streets where the birds have darting into traffic. The city also is asking the state Fish and Wildlife department for help with about a dozen descendants of tame peacocks that escaped years ago. KIMA…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: peacock crossings, Union Gap, Yakima County

November 28, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Hay, not bud

The Associated Press MOXEE, Yakima County — Some people thought they smelled marijuana in the air this week in the Yakima Valley, but it was the smoke from a haystack fire at a dairy east of Moxee. Spontaneous combustion apparently started the fire Monday in 60 tons of hay. Firefighters and employees worked for hours, pulling apart…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: burning, hay, marijuana

September 21, 2012 at 5:51 AM

Boy, 15, fatally shot in Toppenish, Yakima County

The Associated Press TOPPENISH, Yakima County — Police say a 15-year-old boy shot in the head after an exchange of gang taunts has died at a Seattle hospital. Jose Rodriguez of Buena was shot Wednesday evening in a quiet neighborhood. He died at Harborview Medical Center. Police say shots were fired after Rodriguez and two other boys roughly…

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September 18, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Bellevue man dies in Yakima County ATV accident

The Associated Press A Bellevue man has died in all-terrain vehicle accident, according to the Yakima Sheriff’s office. Deputies were dispatched to 65-year-old Richard Bush’s cabin in the Ahtanum area when he did not return to his Bellevue residence and family members worried, said Yakima County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Sanderson. Family members met deputies, who located Bush’s body…

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