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July 10, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Evacuations ordered in Washington state wildfire

A heat wave bound for Eastern Washington this weekend could aggravate raging fires already in the area. Temperatures there are expected to climb past 100 degrees this weekend, according to Matt Fugazzi, forecaster for the National Weather Service in Spokane. A hot, dry climate, he said, can turn land into “organic gasoline, just waiting for…

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March 23, 2014 at 1:42 PM

1 killed, 1 wounded after Yakima rap concert

The Associated Press YAKIMA — One man was killed and one wounded in a shooting after a rap concert Saturday night in Yakima. Officers were called about 11 p.m. to a report of a large fight with gunfire. When they arrived they found a 22-year-old and a 19-year-old wounded in the street. Both men were taken to a…

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February 11, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Robbers shoot, climb in windows as Yakima barista tries to bail

YAKIMA (AP) — A Yakima barista heard two shots fired as she climbed out a drive-up window, trying to escape an armed robber climbing in another window. Police say the 22-year-old woman was not hurt in the robbery early Tuesday at the Grizzly Espresso, but she was stopped by a second robber who forced her back…

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January 28, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Yakima teacher acquitted of sex crime wins $390K

YAKIMA (AP) — The East Valley School District has settled the case of a Yakima teacher who was accused of sexual misconduct with students. The district agreed earlier this month to pay $390,000 in legal fees for Michele Taylor. The gym teacher was accused in 2009 of sexual misconduct with two students, ages 15 and 16. She…

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January 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Colorblind Yakima man says he sees colors after head knock

YAKIMA (AP) — Seventy-year-old Richard Riggs of Yakima says he has been colorblind since birth. But after hitting his head in a recent fall he says he now sees the “colors of the rainbow.” A doctor told KIMA-TV a fall could not change a genetic condition such as colorblindness, but a concussion could possibly change the way…

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October 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM

State Supreme Cout upholds warrantless search of purse

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Washington’s Supreme Court has upheld a Yakima police officer’s decision to search a woman’s purse without a warrant. Lisa Ann Byrd was in the passenger seat of a car with stolen license plates in 2009 when the officer arrested her and the car’s driver. At the time of her arrest, she had…

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September 16, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Police: Victims of Yakima hookah lounge shooting uncooperative

The Associated Press YAKIMA — Police say they’re not getting a lot of cooperation from the victims of a shooting outside a hookah lounge — a private smoking club — in Yakima. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the four men and two women were shot early Sunday in the parking lot of Aladdin’s Hookah Lounge. A 31-year-old man…

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September 13, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Civil Air Patrol plane makes emergency landing on Highway 395 north of Pasco

A Civil Air Patrol plane made an emergency landing on U.S. Highway 395 north of Pasco Friday night, according to the Associated Press, citing an official from the Federal Aviation Administration. The pilot and passenger were not injured. FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said in an email that the pilot of the Cessna 182 declared an emergency due…

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